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.

Downgrading Capacity Ratings

Keeping up with the Joneses: Downgrading Capacity Ratings

Prospect research professionals spend much of their time uncovering or confirming a prospect’s wealth, but what happens when research finds something concerning or that could negatively impact a prospect’s philanthropic capacity?

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Managing Your Board of Trustees

The Small Shop: Managing Your Board of Trustees

Board members are “mission critical” especially in the life of small nonprofit organizations. By paying close attention and understanding important characteristics of volunteer leadership, the organization will be positioned for long-term success.

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Reviewing Your Post-Season Playbook for Alumni Engagement

Reviewing Your Post-Season Playbook for Alumni Engagement

With a storied history including a top-20 national ranking in all-time victories, a top-10 national ranking in both all-time winning percentage and 20-win seasons, and ranking third in regular season […]

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Focus on the Fundamentals? 5 Ways to Keep Athletics Fundraising Strong

Repeal of the Athletic Seating Deduction

The athletic seating deduction was an important facet within college and university fundraising. However, in January 2018 new tax laws reexamined this deduction, making it non-deductible for donors. Here we provide a brief synopsis of change and alternatives for fundraisers to consider.

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Using Analytics to Uncover the Personas within your Constituency

Using Analytics to Uncover the Personas within your Constituency

Today nonprofits of every mission and size continue to leverage analytics to inform individual constituent persona behavior, predict outcomes of campaigns, and assess program performance.

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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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