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.

Strategic Donor Engagement During Economic Uncertainty

Strategic Donor Engagement During Economic Uncertainty

During economic uncertainty, donor engagement is key. BWF offers strategies for engaging donors during COVID-19 and other times of crisis.

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The 3 C’s of Positioning Your Foundation for Success: Caution, Careful Strategy, Courage

The 3 C’s of Positioning Your Foundation for Success: Caution, Careful Strategy, Courage

What you can do to position your foundation for success both now and longer term in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly if cost containment is demanded.

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Is Your Gift Sitting on the Shelf? Opportunities for Donor Advised Funds

Is Your Gift Sitting on the Shelf? Opportunities for Donor Advised Funds

This financial and social upheaval has created many new obstacles, inconveniences, anxieties, and lots of serious trouble for fundraising. However, donor advised funds (DAFs) may represent a new opportunity in these troubled times.

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(Re)Stating Your Case in This Time of Disruption

(Re)Stating Your Case in This Time of Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routines of our personal and professional lives. This article outlines steps for restating your campaign case post pandemic.

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Those Most in Need: NGO Fundraising During a Global Pandemic

Those Most in Need: NGO Fundraising During a Global Pandemic

NGOs (non-governmental organizations) come in all shapes, sizes, and mission focus areas. In many instances, they play the role of global matchmaker—identifying areas where there is a need and matching donor passions to support these specific needs.

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Healthcare Fundraising in a Time of Crisis

Serving Our Communities—Healthcare Fundraising in a Time of Crisis

Our healthcare institutions are prioritizing all available resources to address immediate patient needs, expand research and clinical trial efforts for testing and treatment, and maintain a healthy workforce ready to serve our communities.

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Strategies for Maximizing Productivity in a Remote Environment

Strategies for Maximizing Productivity in a Remote Environment

Employees are now working more from home and businesses are learning to adapt. And for those of us in the philanthropic sector, we still want to engage with donors, report about their impact, and move our missions forward.

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Tips for Remote Relational Fundraising

Tips for Remote Relational Fundraising

For those in the development and advancement field, working from home brings up questions of how to best do our work. We believe some of the most important development work can and should continue to take place, even if it is best to be remote.

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The Essential Role of the Trusteeship Committee

The Essential Role of the Trusteeship Committee

The Trusteeship Committee’s responsibilities are among the most important work conducted by a board. When properly organized and empowered, the Trusteeship Committee should be responsible for recruiting exceptional members to the board who bring professional expertise, philanthropic leadership, and a passion for the organization’s mission.

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