Thought Leadership

BWF is a recognized and respected thought leader in the philanthropic sector. We are constantly assessing the fundraising landscape and providing timely guidance and insights.

BWF is a recognized and respected thought leader in the philanthropic sector. We are constantly assessing the fundraising landscape and providing timely guidance and insights.

You Might Be Undervaluing the Donor Experience in Your Fundraising Program

One of the most trending topics in fundraising in recent years is the rise of Donor Experience offices. What are charities doing to up their game for the benefit of donors? What are the factors that influence donor retention? This white paper explores the importance of these programs and provides insights for those crafting their own programs.

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How to Ensure Your Strategic Planning Powers Organizational Success

Are you ready for a strategic plan? Strategic plans are incredibly valuable tools, particularly for nonprofit organizations that are always trying to balance meeting the needs of those they serve with often increasingly fewer resources. BWF’s Tracey Storey dives into the questions you should ask yourself as you consider undertaking a strategic planning process.

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Beyond the Buzz: Demystifying AI and Automation in Healthcare Fundraising

iWave and BWF have partnered to provide guidance on embracing AI technologies for healthcare organizations to elevate their fundraising initiatives, ultimately driving greater support for critical medical research and advancements.

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Board Roles in Fundraising

While many hands contribute to the success of fundraising, one pivotal group often stands out—the board of directors or similar fiduciaries of the nonprofit. While most do not have a professional fundraising background or even a natural bent toward asking for gifts, all can play key roles which will have a significantly positive influence on supporting the mission and growing impact. This article dives into different ways your board can be your biggest advocates in fundraising.

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Leveraging Your Philanthropic Brand for Fundraising Success

Do you know how your philanthropic brand affects fundraising success? This blog helps you understand your organization’s identity, distinction, and clarity of the brand promise to establish and draw new donors and volunteers, increase support, strengthen renewals, and reach your goals.

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Donor Experience: How to Create Unforgettable Moments

How can you keep donors engaged year after year? The secret is in improving your donor experience. Learn how to create a memorable journey with this guide.

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AI Readiness in Nonprofits: Empowering Transformation and Impact

Navigating the journey toward AI readiness is a new endeavor for many nonprofits. At BWF, we’re dedicated to understanding and leveraging AI’s role in enabling nonprofits to fulfill their promises and effect meaningful change. Below are a few options to consider as you start preparing for 2024 and beyond.

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3 Steps to Alleviate Scope Creep in Prospect Development

Focusing, prioritizing, and planning are ways to ensure prospect development efforts are spent on high-value tasks that produce a strong return on investment. Here are three steps to help you focus on the primary goal, prioritize the highest-impact work that leverages prospect development’s unique skills, and minimize scope creep.

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Preparing for the Next Phase of Generative AI

Much has already changed in the world of content marketing around the use of generative AI even in the last few months. The pace of change is, if anything, accelerating. These four steps will help you prepare for this inevitable wave of change if you are a nonprofit, college, university, or healthcare foundation communications office in 2024 and beyond.

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AI for Nonprofits: How to Leverage Machine Learning for Good

The world of AI for nonprofits includes a variety of tools that help organizations work more efficiently toward their missions. Learn more with this guide.

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