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Unsticking Your Campaign Series: Tip #2

Tip #2: Personalized Mailings for Gift Officers  In this special "Unsticking Your Campaign" Series, we will focus on practical ways to "unstick" campaigns that may be on hold. Major gifts are responsible for a large percentage of meeting…
Unsticking Your Campaign Series: Tip #1

Unsticking Your Campaign Series: Tip #1

Tip #1: The Power of the Newsletter In this special "Unsticking Your Campaign" Series, we will focus on practical ways to "unstick" campaigns that may be on hold. Now is a sensitive time to ask donors to make a gift. The current climate…

4 Ways to Use Direct Mail in the Current Climate

It’s no secret that direct mail fundraising has been one of the most successful strategies for education, healthcare, and nonprofits for many years.  Besides its aesthetic appeal and successful donor retention track record, it also provides…
Friends of the Children 2019 annual report

Creating Engaging Annual Reports: 3 Focus Areas

BCG Connect is a steadfast supporter and advocate of Friends of the Children-Boston (Friends-Boston), a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through salaried, professional mentoring. To achieve this,…
Annual Funds Deserve Annual Plans

Annual Funds Deserve Annual Plans – Is Yours Ready for FY’18?

The long and winding road to annual giving success starts with developing an annual fund plan. Annual giving is complex and having a roadmap ahead of time allows you to prepare for the possible speed bumps and detours. Your road to annual giving…
8 Fundraising Trends

8 Trends to Spring Your Annual Fund Marketing Forward

There’s something intricate about annual fund marketing – especially if you want to go beyond the basics of annual giving and create actionable strategies that will help you expand your program for long-term success. It’s our goal to…
Dan Noonan, VP of Business Development

BCG Names Dan Noonan Vice President of Business Development

BCG has named Dan Noonan as Vice President of Business Development. Noonan will be responsible for leading BCG’s sales team and working with the marketing team in order to align sales and marketing goals. Dan Noonan started with BCG more…

5 Fundraising Appeal Letter Hacks

Add some muscle to your next appeal letter to help it stand out in a crowded mailbox. During the holiday season, everything that comes into your mailbox, from bills to credit card offers, are adorned in festive colors and glitter. So, it helps…
Bentley University's Philanthropy Week

Spotlight: Bentley University’s Philanthropy Week

#bentleygives Bentley created a week of on-campus activities, all centered on philanthropy. For 2015, this week of events was creatively branded with the slogan, "Bentley Runs on Philanthropy," a spinoff of the Dunkin’ Donuts "America…
The Current Environment of Annual Giving

The Current Environment of Annual Giving

Recently, the BCG team attended CASE’s Senior Annual Giving Conference, and we want to share some great information we learned on the current fundraising climate, donor retention, acquisition, reactivation, and who to target and when. 5…