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.

The Next Generation of Analytics: The Quantification and Analysis of Donor Engagement

The Next Generation of Analytics: The Quantification and Analysis of Donor Engagement

Data and fundraising, once thought anathema to each other, were forever joined as many as 15 years ago when the science of analytics was first applied to the art of fundraising.

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Certainties of Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Certainties of Fundraising in Uncertain Times

We are far from normal. As much as we work to embrace the uncertainties of these times, let’s stay grounded in the certainties of these times.

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The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

The 2020 aasp Survey Summary

BWF partnered with aasp and Lindauer Global on an industry survey to capture career and talent themes within advancement services. With an expanded reach and focus on individual advancement services careers, this survey’s key findings highlight the differing perspectives and areas of opportunity.

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9 Best Uses of Year-End Fundraising Budget

9 Best Uses of Year-End Fundraising Budget

As the year comes to a close, many in our industry use this time to assess year-end goals, evaluate performance metrics, and ensure the donor base is being engaged in innovative ways. Here are some tips for allocating your year-end budget to help define your success in 2021.

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2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

2020 Fundraising Analytics Survey

Analytics and data science have entered a new chapter in fundraising: widespread adoption, thriving production, and a constant drive to innovate. This full video report discusses 2020’s fundraising analytics survey results highlighting key findings.

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

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

Amidst the unprecedented impacts of the pandemic, countless programs and organizations are facing uncertainty and challenges. Intercollegiate athletics are no exception as colleges and universities try to determine next steps moving forward. BWF has the game plan to help succeed with athletics fundraising.

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The Importance of Data Governance in Remote Fundraising Operations

The Importance of Data Governance in Remote Fundraising Operations

Nonprofits are finding now more than ever the need for employees to access reliable, accurate, and secure data for decision making and business operations. This article discusses data governance’s vital role and the steps to act on to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

BWF Response to JAMA Survey Findings

Philanthropy has been and continues to be a pillar in our country’s healthcare and academic medical institutions and organizations. BWF addresses its own views, insights, and survey results in comparison to the recent JAMA study’s findings regarding philanthropy in healthcare.

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Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

Fundraising in Times of Uncertainty

When COVID-19 began, it left many in the philanthropic sector facing unprecedented challenges to overcome. Here BWF shares insights on fundraising in these uncertain times.

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