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The 3 Ps of Philanthropy

Judy Kirk, Senior Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner, focuses on helping clients build stronger development programs and prepare for successful campaigns. She advises clients that a winning formula for success includes the Three Ps of Philanthropy: Passion, Planning,...

3 Quick Tips for Campaign Planning

Dennis Prescott, Senior Associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner, offers these 3 quick tips for clients planning a campaign: Prepare Well. Preparing well for a campaign starts with a sound feasibility study. Invest in Leadership. Create leadership structures with...

Why Investing in Social Media is Smart

Nowadays, when I’m asked “what’s the ROI on social media for fundraising?” I often respond with my own question – “that depends, what’s your investment?” Too often, organizations put a low-level employee or intern in charge of managing a Facebook page or Twitter account and claim that they’re active on social media. If that’s the … Continue reading »

Donors Augment University Hospitals' Profile

Health system has transformed itself into a fundraising behemoth that is almost on par with the Cleveland Clinic By TIMOTHY MAGAW Over the last decade, University Hospitals has built up not only its physical footprint but also its philanthropic muscle, morphing from a...

A new way to judge nonprofits: Dan Pallotta at TED2013

Reblogged from TED Blog: Dan Pallotta created two huge charity initiatives — AIDS Rides bicycle journeys and Breast Cancer 3-Day events. These initiatives raised $108 million for HIV/AIDS and $194 million for breast cancer. Both had their best years in 2002 … and then Pallotta’s nonprofit went out of business. In the final session of […]

Make Something Go Viral? No Problem

John Haydon is a fundraising consultant and blogger who, simply put, knows his stuff. His recent post – The Secret Behind Viral Content – is chock full of good tips for producing engaging content. Go read it, then come back and finish reading this post… Back? Cool. John suggests in his post, as many social … Continue reading »

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