Full-Service Fundraising Counsel

Make the best use of your people, programs, and systems while forging strong and productive constituent relationships.

Alumni Relations, Annual Giving Programs, Board Engagement, Communications, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Fundraising Strategies, Groundwork Digital, Prospect Development, Systems and Operations

Bentz Whaley Flessner's customized alumni relations strategies will help your institution make the best use of its people, programs, and systems to forge strong and productive constituent relationships.

Alumni Relations Best Practices

We will pinpoint development needs, benchmark fundraising goals, and design effective, individualized solutions to improve alumni participation. We will identify what motivates your alumni to engage and give and provide customized strategies for short- and long-term success. To build your alumni program and transform philanthropy at your institution, contact us at 800-921-0111., Bentz Whaley Flessner has a proven record of annual giving program successes. We can conduct a careful and thorough analysis of your annual giving program. We’ll look at your strategic objectives, program planning and implementation, staff training and benchmark research, to develop and help you implement annual giving strategies to increase results. Ask us about an Annual Giving Strategic Audit, for an intensive and collaborative examination of your program’s strategic opportunities. Contact us at 800-921-0111., Engage your board for greater success. Bentz Whaley Flessner will define processes for continual strengthening of your board through effective recruitment, sustaining engagement of effective trustees, and, importantly, developing ownership for the fundraising process and campaign initiatives. Our multi-step process identifies core issues, educates, and creates the optimal outcome that is meaningful to your organization’s staff and board. Through one-on-one coaching with leaders, we’ll help establish good relationships across campus departments and within college units., At BWF, our communications services are designed to ensure your fundraising communications initiatives are executed strategically and thoughtfully. We collaborate with you to maximize your efforts and leverage your resources to achieve your goals. BWF’s communications services include a wide range of offerings, including:
  • Writing content for a case statement/prospectus for use in a feasibility study.
  • Assessing internal readiness (e.g., staffing, expertise, capacity, resources) to mount a campaign.
  • Developing a campaign communications plan.
  • Reviewing a fundraising website and providing recommendations for enhancement.
  • Providing a third-party perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of current donor communications.
  • Facilitating or participating in an ideation session around campaign thematics and key messaging.
  • Editorial services for internally developed communications.
For more information on our Communications capabilities, contact us at 800-921-0111., Enhance donor satisfaction and engagement, while increasing the likelihood of closing future major and planned gifts. Bentz Whaley Flessner will help you define viable plans, address process and procedures, and develop results-oriented donor relations strategies and standards. We’ll also work with you to sharpen your focus on stewardship and accountability, improving your ability to demonstrate the meaningful ways in which gifts are being used. Contact us at 800-921-0111., Identify and craft growth strategy options for educational programs, outreach, academic leadership, and fundraising programs. We will help you develop a strategic business plan in collaboration with institution leadership. We’ll customize the plan’s elements based on your needs. These may include philanthropic priorities, endowment, capital, marketing and positioning, staffing, and implementation. As part of ongoing counsel, Bentz Whaley Flessner provides coaching of major gifts staff, strategies for prospect management, review of fundraiser portfolio balance and management, communications and messaging strategies, campaign timing, and tools to support the overall goals of the institution. Contact us at 800-921-0111., Groundwork Digital builds and produces video-driven fundraising strategies that lead to results. From higher education, to advocacy, to healthcare, to humanitarian organizations, Groundwork’s online campaigns capture the attention, compassion, and gifts from donors giving at the annual fund to the major gift level. At Groundwork, we tell stories that make donors fall in love with your mission. To learn more, visit Groundwork Digital. Groundwork Digital's services include:
  • Program Assessment
  • Social Audience Value Analysis
  • Digital and Multichannel Strategic Planning
  • Major Gift Lead Generation
  • Major Gift Prospecting Warming
  • Capital Campaign Digital Acceleration
  • Annual Giving Base Development Strategy
  • Geo-Targeted Mobile Campaigns
  • Digital Fundraising Training
  • Digital Development Officer Programs
  • Student Content Team
  • Online Giving Day
  • Crowdfunding
  • Video-driven Major Donor Engagement
  • Video Production
, BWF Insight is the leader in training prospect development professionals. We provide numerous training services for developing or enhancing in-house prospect development and analytics programs:
  • Analytics
  • Prospect research and relationship management
  • Developing new tools and techniques for prospect identification
  • Research verification
  • Portfolio management
  • Customized counsel
From identifying new prospects, managing prospect research needs, tracking and building the solicitation pipeline, and creating effective reports, we will partner with you to build a remarkable and effective in-house program. More information on The Total Pipeline Solution can be found on the BWF Insight website; or contact us at 800-921-0111., Increase your fundraising results through efficient development operations processes and the strategic implementation of your technology tools and databases. Bentz Whaley Flessner will guide you on leveraging your data, technology, processes, and reporting into strategic actions that produce results. BWF will partner with your team to review business processes, assess systems and reporting tools, conduct operational audits, and provide technical training. We will align your operations with your fundraising objectives. Contact us at 800-921-0111.