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.

Onboarding Fundraising Talent and the List of Ten

Onboarding Fundraising Talent and the List of Ten

A supportive, welcoming start to an organization’s team is proven to set up new gift officers with future success. The List of 10 method is a prioritized to-do list to help managers successfully onboard new talent.

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The Importance of Personal Referrals

The Importance of Personal Referrals

Enhance donor satisfaction and engagement, while increasing the likelihood of closing future major and planned gifts.

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Giving USA 2018 Report

Giving USA 2018 Report

BWF is excited to report the findings of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.

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GDPR and Nonprofit Strategy

GDPR and Nonprofit Strategy

Please let us know if we can be helpful as you maintain proper data management and online engagement practices.

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Five Ways to Engage Your Board in Meaningful Work

Five Ways to Engage Your Board in Meaningful Work

Many development professionals are unhappy with the performance of their foundation board. Disengaged board members do not participate in fundraising, they do not attend meetings, or they promise they will help and do not follow through.

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Should Know

The blowback from this scandal has been many fold and will likely continue to develop in the coming months and years. Our digital team could talk for hours about the nuances of the situation but for now, we have four observations and five recommendations.

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5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

Why do non-profit leaders need to better understand this generation? For one thing, next gen donors are expected to inherit an estimated $59 trillion dollars by 2061 and it is estimated that they will allocate almost half that sum to charitable causes.

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Counting vs. Accounting

Maximizing Philanthropy: Counting vs. Accounting

In the midst of uncertainty caused by shrinking profit margins and limited resources, C-Suite interest in and reliance on cash flow generated by development shops has never been greater.

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Why and How to Engage Women Donors

Why and How to Engage Women Donors

Women make up 45 percent of American millionaires. In 2013, an estimated 60 percent of high-net-worth women made their own fortunes, and some estimates put as many as two-thirds of all wealth in the U.S. will be controlled by women by the year 2030.

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