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.

Using Analytics to Uncover the Personas within your Constituency

Using Analytics to Uncover the Personas within your Constituency

Today nonprofits of every mission and size continue to leverage analytics to inform individual constituent persona behavior, predict outcomes of campaigns, and assess program performance.

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Onboarding Fundraising Talent and the List of Ten

Onboarding Fundraising Talent and the List of Ten

A supportive, welcoming start to an organization’s team is proven to set up new gift officers with future success. The List of 10 method is a prioritized to-do list to help managers successfully onboard new talent.

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The Importance of Personal Referrals

The Importance of Personal Referrals

Enhance donor satisfaction and engagement, while increasing the likelihood of closing future major and planned gifts.

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Giving USA 2018 Report

Giving USA 2018 Report

BWF is excited to report the findings of this year’s Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.

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GDPR and Nonprofit Strategy

GDPR and Nonprofit Strategy

Please let us know if we can be helpful as you maintain proper data management and online engagement practices.

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Five Ways to Engage Your Board in Meaningful Work

Five Ways to Engage Your Board in Meaningful Work

Many development professionals are unhappy with the performance of their foundation board. Disengaged board members do not participate in fundraising, they do not attend meetings, or they promise they will help and do not follow through.

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What You Should Know

The blowback from this scandal has been many fold and will likely continue to develop in the coming months and years. Our digital team could talk for hours about the nuances of the situation but for now, we have four observations and five recommendations.

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5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

5 Ideas for Engaging Next Gen Donors

Why do non-profit leaders need to better understand this generation? For one thing, next gen donors are expected to inherit an estimated $59 trillion dollars by 2061 and it is estimated that they will allocate almost half that sum to charitable causes.

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Counting vs. Accounting

Maximizing Philanthropy: Counting vs. Accounting

In the midst of uncertainty caused by shrinking profit margins and limited resources, C-Suite interest in and reliance on cash flow generated by development shops has never been greater.

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