What’s your vision?
We can help you get there.

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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Capabilities

Take the guesswork out of growing your organization. Our cutting-edge strategies allow you to reach the right audience with the right message… for greater results.

Data-Driven Analytics
On-Target Strategy
Break-Out Creative
Dynamic
Direct Mail
Integrated Digital
Heart-Touching Video/Photo
Omni-Channel Campaigns
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& Library
Brand
Building
Programmatic Advertising

We don’t make our case.

Your results do.

Read BDl’s latest case studies and find out what fundraising and marketing strategies have helped nonprofits like yours increase their results.

Performance Creative
Strategy
Direct Mail
Digital Marketing
Data & Analytics
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How an Awareness Campaign Helped Address a Community Crisis
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21

million impressions

9+

million out-of-home media impressions

137+

website traffic

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From Good to Great in 5 Years:
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67%

Increase in overall revenue growth in 5 years

72%

Increase in individual revenue growth in 5 years

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Unlocking Earning Potential Through Collaboration
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15%

total Q1 Revenue increase over the previous year

2,824

new donors

76%

increase in YOY total number of donations across all channels

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When BDI Optimized Their Donation Page
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13%

conversion rate on donation page

$1.5

million in additional revenue projected

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When it Comes to Newsletters, Less Really is More…
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$37,775

savings in production cost

48%

increase in net revenue YOY

$148,848

increase in net revenue YOY

About BDI

Your vision =
our passion.

Here’s how your purpose becomes our own.

Resource Hub

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…

Employee Spotlight: Meet BDI Academy Support Executive Rachael Neal

An Insider’s Outlook… Called to Serve Nonprofits When we asked Rachael Neal what belief system she strives to live by, she knew her answer immediately. “Proverbs 3:5-6,” she says… Trust…

3 Takeaways from Giving USA: 2024 Annual Report on Philanthropy

Michael J. Tomlinson

Giving trends and data-backed strategies for fundraising From Michael J. Tomlinson (“MT”), CEO and President, BDI In June, The Giving Institute released Giving USA 2024: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.…

QUICK SHOT: 5 Qualities of Effective Leadership in Fundraising

Allison Myrick

What does leading well mean to you? Leader. It’s a word that you hear thrown around quite a bit. And if you’re like me, you might have been interpreting and…

2024 Results Are IN! 3 Key Takeaways for Fundraisers

Sarah Wallin

Quick highlights from M+R’s 2024 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study Let’s be honest… who among us has time to read long reports anymore?  Maybe you’re the A++ student who carves out time…

QUICK SHOT: Race Ahead: Triathlon-Inspired Fall Fundraising Tips

Mike Mekredijian

Discover winning strategies for your nonprofit’s peak season! This July, I’ll compete in an Olympic distance triathlon, starting with a 1-mile swim, then a 25-mile bike ride and finishing with…

QUICK SHOT: Rebranding: Why it might be right for your nonprofit

Tamie Booth

And 6 steps on how to get started What do Dunkin’, Meta, Mastercard and LEGO all have in common? They’ve all gone through a major rebranding of some sort, whether…

Partnerships

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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Partnerships

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

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Partnerships

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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Partnerships

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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Partnerships

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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Partnerships

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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Partnerships

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

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Partnerships

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

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Partnerships

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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