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.

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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BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

BWF Shares Giving USA 2020 Highlights

Giving USA is a valuable source of information and data reporting for the philanthropic sector. In a short video, BWF provides key findings and highlights from the Giving USA 2020 Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019.

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Five Ways to Protect Yourself in a CRM Implementation

Five Ways to Protect Yourself in a CRM Implementation

CRM implementation and system updates can be daunting and complex tasks for institutions that can take years to complete. BWF provides clients with strategic counsel and guidance for each phase of the system migration. We detail how this partnership is a key component to the process’ success.

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Initial Considerations to Outsourcing Business Processes

Tightening Budgets—Initial Considerations to Outsourcing Business Processes

Philanthropy operations managers are constantly seeking ways to optimize budget and reallocate resources to best serve the business need. Outsourcing select business processes can be a valuable option. BWF outlines considerations and insights to take into account when evaluating which services could be outsourced within an organization.

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Build Campaign Momentum Despite Economic Conditions

Build Campaign Momentum Despite Economic Conditions

No matter what stage you’re in with your campaign, the pandemic has paused progress. How can you pivot to accommodate the changing circumstances and still achieve your goals? Here are some strategies to regain momentum and stay on track.

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Courageous Creativity: Fundraising During COVID’s Intermission

Courageous Creativity: Fundraising During COVID’s Intermission

What can our arts and culture fundraisers do during this very difficult “intermission”? How do you keep your audience actively engaged with your organization when there are no shows or galas? BWF consultant Amy Lampi shines a spotlight on the importance of being courageous and creative during these unprecedented times.

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Rethinking Gift Officer Metrics During COVID-19

Rethinking Gift Officer Metrics During COVID-19

Given the current, remote-only work environment for nonprofits, the focus on continuing meaningful work without the benefit of face-to-face engagement has become more important than ever.

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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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