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BDI is a full-service, omni-channel, fundraising marketing agency for nonprofits. We partner with cause and faith-driven organizations to tap into abundance, igniting generosity that transforms lives, delivers dignity, and inspires hope. The result: More lives changed.

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Actionable tips and insights from leaders in fundraising.

Part 1: It all began with a vision to change the world

Michael J. Tomlinson

Take a look back at where BDI started and how far we’ve come! Just like any great hero story, BDI’s history started with one person – Randy Brewer – and…

Celebrating BDI’s 20 Years of Impact and Innovation

Michael J. Tomlinson

Releasing generosity to transform lives & inspire hope From Michael J. Tomlinson (“MT”), CEO and President, BDI In life as in business, 20 years is a significant milestone – a…

Looking Forward in Philanthropy: A SWOT Provides Clues for What to Expect in 2022

Michael J. Tomlinson

Here’s what nonprofits can expect after 2 unprecedented years of changes in philanthropy  From Michael J. Tomlinson, CEO and President, BDI Read Time: 13 minutes  As one of America’s most…

QUICK SHOT: 2024 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Guide

Ashley Prior

5 tips to go from spam to inbox success! Picture this: you’ve painstakingly crafted the perfect email fundraising campaign. Your subject line sparkles, your content is filled with valuable insights…

Employee Spotlight: BDI Director of Digital Strategy

A life lived with purpose. “Caffeine is king…” “Justice oriented….” “Ready for adventure…” The energy that emanates from Nicole Ige-Hutto is infectious. Organic. You can’t help but feel excited and…

QUICK SHOT: Boost Awareness with Strong Branding

James Read

How Integrated Brand Experience Rekindled Evansville Rescue Mission’s Community Presence As a creative professional working in fundraising, I’ve built my career coming up with creative solutions for marketing challenges. But…

5 Secrets to Supercharge Your Sustainer Program

Matthew Rayburn

Elevate donor loyalty with these actionable tips As donation revenue has declined in the last few years, one of the few bright spots for nonprofits has been their Sustainer Programs.…

Episode 11. Digital Marketing Tests to Strengthen Your Fundraising

Katrina Williams

A step-by-step guide to refine your strategies through testing Are you looking for new fundraising strategies that can increase revenue and response? See how digital marketing testing can help! BDI…

QUICK SHOT: Stop the Cycle of Underfunding

Anna Wooton

Understanding and preventing the overhead starvation cycle When it comes to maintaining operations, many nonprofits encounter a common challenge called the “overhead starvation cycle.” In order to run your organization…


BDI is proud to be a long-standing member of the Citygate Network and represent the interests of our client partners at Citygate’s annual and district conference.

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A leader in philanthropic news, research and trends, the Giving Institute hosts annual events for its members, which BDI attends.

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BDI staff continuously deepen their fundraising knowledge and hone their expertise at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual conferences and events.

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BDI’s enduring partnership with the Association of National Advertisers is demonstrated through our annual attendance of their conferences, and the involvement of several BDI staff as members of ANA committees and as ANA award judges.

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BDI is proud to serve alongside other organizations and firms within the Nonprofit Alliance who are working to strengthen and support the nonprofit sector.

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BDI is grateful to call the city of Monrovia a home to our business and conduct our operations in this supportive community.

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BDI is a member of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association and our staff is represented on their board.

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To support our work with faith-driven organizations, BDI attends Christian Leadership Alliance’s annual conference.

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As part of DMAW’s direct response fundraising and marketing community, BDI regularly sends our staff to attend their conferences and other continued learning opportunities.

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