The best of higher education institutions are leveraging advancement services to enhance productivity. New tools and processing are being adopted to address data quality and quantity, databases, reporting tools, and people. Read how in the quest for innovation, advancement services teams need to be nimble without compromising accuracy and integrity.
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In this expanded issue of the Occasional Papers, read how the economy, elections, and the rise of energy costs will affect your fundraising agenda in the lead article, “A Restless Time for Philanthropy,” by Bruce W. Flessner.
Learn how to turn your donor data into actionable knowledge for a vibrant, donor-centered nonprofit organization that makes maximum use of data to reveal the unique diversity of its donors. Written by Joshua Birkholz, a leading practitioner and creative thinker in the world of analytics and philanthropy, to help nonprofits recognize the opportunities provided by […]
Is the U.S. economy headed into a recession? How will the current downturn in the stock market affect philanthropy? What can fundraisers do? Our January 2008 Client Advisory addresses these questions.
Reporting fundraising results can be complex, and organizational standards may vary. But you can reassure donors and prospects that you are reporting solid, accurate numbers and also avoid negative publicity if you follow these three principles.
As the size and complexity of development offices have grown, the demands for more efficiency and effectiveness in constituent analysis and prospect identification are increasing. Resources designed for prospect development have changed dramatically in the last year. Creative and strategic thinking supported by the best technology available have re-invented prospect development as we have known […]
It is planning time! In many development shops leaders have accelerated planning to get a jump on the fiscal year, but for most, annual planning takes place around the turn of the year. The prevalence of the exercise we know as planning suggests that it is beneficial, yet the groans that greet the announcement of […]
The May 11, 2007 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education features a special report on the results of a survey of college and university trustees. This includes two articles written by Jeffrey Selingo that highlight the importance of the recruitment and orientation process for boards. These articles are an opportunity to open another round […]
By this time of the year, the last of the year-end annual fund appeals have been dropped in the mail, and you are busy focusing on donor retention by calling on your traditional year-end major gift donors. You are also most likely looking ahead to the next year and crafting an operational plan and strategy […]
Ernst and Young’s 2006 Global IPO Survey points to the following: Following the turning point in 2004, IPO activity gained momentum for a second successive year in 2005. Overall, the total capital raised in IPOs saw healthy growth while deal numbers remained steady. Due to the cyclical nature of the IPO markets, it is difficult […]
Boards drive fund raising. They are one of the most critical elements in any successful program. Unfortunately, our expertise at managing this critical factor is not always as well developed as our expertise in managing other inputs and processes. Bentz Whaley Flessner has worked with boards and board management for years. We surveyed the nation’s […]