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.

How to Ensure Your Strategic Plan is More Than Just a Plan

Strategic planning is a cornerstone of organizational success. So how can you ensure that your plan is more than just a plan? This article takes you through five steps to develop a good strategic planning process that encourages you to adopt a strategic thinking mindset and be flexible without being inconsistent.

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7 Proven Healthcare Fundraising Strategies to Revive Giving

Healthcare fundraising is essential to continue delivering a high level of care and resources to your patients and community members. In this guide, we’ll cover strategies to improve your healthcare fundraising approach, better connect with donors, and serve your community more effectively.

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A Planned Giving Program for a Smaller Shop is All About Bequests

Are you ready to build or optimize your planned giving program? Planned giving programs do not need to be overly complicated but they do require intentional and consistent planning to be successful. A nonprofit can start with a simple, well-run program and then layer complexity as future needs merit. Here are 7 steps to build—and sustain—a planned giving program.

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Infrastructure Bites—Can Selecting a CRM be Painless?

While there is no way to guarantee that selecting a fundraising CRM will ever be completely painless, following these considerations will help set your organization on the right track while working to avoid common pitfalls and managing the challenges that will inevitably arise when undertaking such a complex project.

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The Return of the Everyday Donor

Is generosity really decreasing? If so, why is it happening? In reality, aspects of generosity are decreasing, but they are also shifting. This article explores the trends in donor behavior, what the research is actually saying, and how fundraisers can adapt to this shift.

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7 Ethical Considerations When Implementing AI at Nonprofits

As the world witnesses an explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, the nonprofit sector is also exploring the vast potential of AI in fundraising efforts. While the excitement around AI is palpable, nonprofit leaders must approach its implementation with careful consideration of ethical implications. In this blog post, we will delve into the ethical considerations that nonprofit leaders must consider when embracing AI for fundraising.

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Follow these steps to build a powerful annual giving strategy.

8 Steps to Create a Powerful Annual Giving Campaign

A robust annual giving campaign is critical for creating a reliable fundraising stream. Follow these eight steps to build a powerful annual giving approach.

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How to Best Engage Donors in the Mission of Academic Medical Centers

In today’s healthcare landscape, academic medical centers (AMCs) play a critical role in advancing research, education, and patient care. Those who are familiar with AMCs understand the opportunities afforded to the community through these unique healthcare models. However, educating potential donors on the importance of AMCs and addressing the other challenges facing today’s academic healthcare organizations can be tricky. In this guide, we review everything you need to know to effectively engage donors in fundraising, communications, strategic planning, and relationship building to support the mission of academic medical centers.

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This guide reviews everything nonprofits need to know about CRM consulting.

Looking for CRM Consulting? Here’s What You Need to Know

CRM consulting services help nonprofits determine the right technology platforms and manage transitions. Learn more with this complete guide to CRM consulting.

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