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.

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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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5 Salesforce Tools to Help You Boost Alumni Engagement

Looking to improve your university’s technology stack and better engage alumni? Read about five Salesforce tools that can help you boost alumni engagement.

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Building a Stronger Donor Pyramid with 5 Effective Fund Management Principles

Constructing and maintaining the donor pyramid takes more than identifying a wide base of support. When we think of the overall advancement enterprise, we must consider the groundwork that underpins the entire operation. That groundwork is effective fund management. Our partners at FundMiner outline five core foundational fund management principles to help you get started.

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Effective Volunteer Leaders Can Propel Campaign Success

Selecting and engaging campaign volunteers must be an intentional effort, one requiring strategy, commitment, and an understanding that the long view reaps the best rewards. Here are seven ways to get the right volunteer leaders onboard.

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Building Confidence with Planned Giving

It is widely understood that planned giving can play a crucial part of any comprehensive fundraising program. However, lack of confidence often leads gift officers to avoid the topic when interacting with donors. This article explores three ideas that development leaders can use to help their staff, and even themselves, feel more at ease with planned giving concepts.

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