fundraising for christian schools, colleges & non-profits
BGW | Development is a group of qualified consultants working with Christian schools, colleges and non-profits nationwide.
Designed by leaders in relational development, our services are made for the ministry that needs a comprehensive approach to its funding needs. From development training and management, to planned giving programs and capital campaigns – we'll help you set up a development program that is effective and affordable.
turn challenges into successes
Founder Jerry Twombly (above right) knows that the simplest of concepts often get lost in the execution of development. Fundraising is difficult work and the challenges facing most organizations are enormous. It's easy to become overwhelmed and lose our bearings when faced with large projects. We only need to break it down into bite-size pieces and then accomplish the tasks one at a time.
Slicing and dicing the fundraising challenge into manageable tasks is at the heart of developmental success. Sharing the big vision is important in capturing the hearts of prospective donors, delivering a realistic plan that communicates practically how doable it is will capture their minds.
BGW | Development Group works with you to fully develop a realistic strategy and then plan for the implementation of these funding goals.
development by the numbers
Churches, schools, colleges, and other non-profits who are seeking to set a direction for the future should make those decisions in the light of clear understanding of their developmental health. And just like there are "leading economic indicators" the BGW|Development Group has created seven "leading developmental indicators" that will help you to assess areas of organizational strength and weakness.
7 leading development indicators:
The Size of Your Database: How many names do you have In your organizational database?
The Number of "Real" Donors: How many individual "giving units" do you average each year?
The Amount of "Real" Support: How much did those individual donors give (on average) over the past 3 years?’
The Number of Core Donors: How many of these same individuals gave less than $1,000 each year?
The Number of Major Donors: How many of these gave gifts between $1,000 and $10,000?
The Number of Mega Donors: How many of these gave gifts of $10,000 or more?
Capital Potential Index: What is your capital potential index? BGW Development can provide you with some useful resources that will help explain capital potential index and how to calculate it!
The answers to these questions laid alongside the financial challenges facing your organization can provide you the perspective you need to make sound decisions. The initial responses to these questions also provide the baseline for all annual development planning.
10 things successful fundraisers know
Jerry shares his insights on effective leadership and relationship development which are key to running a successful fundraising campaign. Click here to learn more.
For more information about development services or to schedule a consultation, contact Jerry Twombly at
317-459-5229 or email@example.com