BWF News
Minneapolis, Minn.—

BWF, the global fundraising consultancy specializing in campaign strategy, accelerating philanthropic revenue, and building innovative development data and technology, is excited to announce the addition of several new members to its team of consulting professionals and to its philanthropic support team.

“We are thrilled by the momentum coming out of a crazy 2020,” said Josh Birkholz, CEO. “It is exciting to meet this demand for strategic program design, complete digital solutions, and actionable insight with an ever-expanding team.”

Zach CorbinZach Corbin joined as a digital marketing specialist with BWF Groundwork Digital, where his focus is on helping clients improve their digital presence by implementing modern marketing techniques to deepen the relationship between organizations and their supporters.

Zach has nearly a decade of experience, with a focus on digital engagement, having worked within the advancement divisions of higher education institutions. At the University of Delaware, Zach led the planning and implementation of the university’s first virtual programming offerings for alumni, which centered on alumni career services. At Franklin & Marshall College, Zach led the advancement division’s digital strategy while working as project manager for F&M’s first-ever, record-breaking Day of Giving. He also served as the lead strategist for transitioning in-person programming to digital in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sara BuesingSara Buesing joined BWF as a project associate. As a member of BWF’s project management team, Sara provides overall project support to all areas of client engagements, including analysis of philanthropic and economic trends, peer comparisons and benchmarking, survey development and administration, prospect research, and study support.

Prior to joining BWF, Sara was a prospect development associate at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She also serves as a member of the Apra-Minnesota programming committee. The camaraderie and teamwork found within nonprofits and the banding together of so many people to advance a single mission fuels Sara’s passion for working with them.

Reed Tyler joined BWF as the director of business intelligence, specializing in transforming data into actionable insights. He assists clients in their ability to address complex business challenges and make data-driven decisions through platforms such as Tableau and Microsoft Power BI.

Reed has over 15 years of leadership experience across multiple industries, including healthcare and higher education. During his career, he has managed large teams and has implemented many software and database solutions, including business intelligence systems. After many years working in senior leadership within healthcare finance, Reed shifted his focus to nonprofit work. Most recently, he served as the director of advancement services for Edgewood College in Madison, WI.

Emily ChristaldiEmily Christaldi joined as a marketing and communications coordinator at BWF. Emily provides support for sales to the firm’s business development and marketing teams related to executing sales and marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining BWF, Emily was a communications specialist for The Walt Disney Company at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. After graduating from college, she was a communications professional intern for Disney before managing communications at Stockham Financial. After serving two years in the finance industry, she moved on to gain experiences in corporate event planning, customer service, and technology.

“Our clients are looking to BWF for guidance and partnership in emerging service areas, including digital marketing and business intelligence. As we work with our clients to navigate change and advance nonprofit missions, providing new options and focus areas for their organizations is at the forefront as we partner to advance nonprofit missions. These team members bring extensive experience and a strong awareness of emerging trends to our growing team of experts,” states Katrina Klaproth, COO.

BWF serves organizations across the philanthropic spectrum in the areas of campaign management, high‐net‐worth fundraising, organizational consulting, data science, marketing, and technology. Clients include universities, health systems, and NGOs throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific Rim. As a truly comprehensive fundraising consulting firm, BWF has a team of consultants with extensive background and experience in every facet of philanthropy. For more information, please visit