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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: 7 Easy Tips to Quickly Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Profile

Ashley Prior

Reach new supporters and optimize your content for success! By Ashley Prior, Senior Digital Implementation Specialist While every social media manager dreams of “going viral,” it shouldn’t be your benchmark…

Lolly Colombo Announced as BDI’s new Chief Client Officer

Michael J. Tomlinson

As BDI approaches its 20th year of service, the agency is driven to expand our impact, and come alongside even more nonprofits that are changing lives. Our emerging executive leadership…

How can BDI grow your development team?

Kevin Bryant

Corina Car, from the Christian Aid Center, shares how BDI came alongside them as an extension of their team. Development teams at nonprofit organizations often wear many hats. Responsible for…

5 Tips for Nonprofit Storytelling Interviews

Courtney Hamilton

Your guide to gathering great stories for fundraising! By Courtney Hamilton, Writer One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a fundraising writer is this: People give to people,…

QUICK SHOT: 4 Things You Can Do to Start 2023 Fundraising Off Right!

Brian Tucker

Check off these action items now for marketing success By Brian Tucker, Senior Director of Client Strategy and Planning January is often a time of recovery and reflection for nonprofits.…

4 Creative Tips for Nonprofit Fundraising in 2023

Courtney Hamilton

What’s new in Social Media, Video, Digital Ads and QR Codes Do you remember what the 2022 Oxford Word of the Year was? (It was “goblin mode”, a slang phrase…

Employee Spotlight: Meet BDI Chief Operating Officer Phil Stolberg

Debbie Freeman

Phil challenges all of us: When was the last time you did something for the first time? From Debbie Freeman, BDI Contributing Writer January is typically the time for making…

Fundraising Trends and Challenges in 2023

Lolly Colombo

Unlock generosity with these helpful strategies By Lolly Colombo, Chief Client Officer The New Testament story of the loaves and fishes reminds us that God’s economy is one of abundance…

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