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’s 2019 Healthcare Survey Results Released

BWF’s 2019 Healthcare Survey Results Released

Our 2019 Healthcare Survey, What the Affluent Think About Giving to Healthcare, is designed to keep you informed of the trends and attitudes regarding healthcare giving.

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Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Stewarding Donors with Dementia

Dementia currently affects more than 5.5 million people in the U.S., and this number is expected to double to approximately 16 million people in 30 years.

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Understanding Behavioral Economics to Strengthen Fundraising Potential

Behavioral economics provides a framework to understanding philanthropic behavior.

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Women Give 2019

Women Give 2019: Generosity Links Women Across Race and Ethnicity

Women Give is an annual report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University. This report seeks to draw increased visibility to the role and impact of women of color in the philanthropic sector.

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Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

For a growing number of hospitals, particularly nonprofit community hospitals, philanthropy is considered a necessity. Philanthropy is no longer seen as only supporting added extras—it’s now a source of revenue that supports the overall care of patients.

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Leveraging Internal Resources for Board Candidate Prospecting

Leveraging Internal Resources for Board Candidate Prospecting

What strategies do you use to identify, track, and vet potential board candidates? Board members are your top donors, your most vocal cheerleaders, and are fiduciarily responsible for your organization.

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Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers, especially in smaller nonprofit organizations, are an invaluable resource. Here are some critical points to consider when setting up your volunteer program and its participants for success in a small shop.

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The Role of Social Norms

The Role of Social Norms

The newest report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms, explores the intersection of social norms, gender, and charitable giving. This study analyzes how current giving behavior of others, future outlooks on giving, and gender affect donor behavior.

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Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

The Popped Kernel: Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

Healthcare fundraising presents unique challenges, particularly relating to the prospect pipeline. Unlike educational institutions with naturally engaged alumni populations, most healthcare organizations and foundations have only a kernel of highly engaged and well-known prospects, donors, volunteers, and patrons.

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