TWB Fundraising Blog

February 28, 2014

TW&B Service Spotlight: The Annual Giving Assessment

Written by Don Souhrada

Is your organization on track to reach its annual fund goal this year?

If your organization is not...

May 15, 2013

Alumni Relations in the Age of Online Education

Written by Clyde Watkins

As all of us are aware, we live in an age of rapidly changing communications systems, and this is...

March 4, 2013

The Power of the Fundraising Team

Written by Gene Brandt

We don't always agree! I'm not talking about my wife and I, or my 16 year old (we almost never...

February 11, 2013

Don’t Trust Your Feasibility Study Interviews to a Novice!

Written by Gene Brandt

I love doing feasibility study interviews. That may surprise you. As a senior member of our firm, I...

February 4, 2013

Networking with a Purpose

Written by Clyde Watkins

Networking with a Purpose The Development Leadership Consortium Continuing Fellows Reception –...

July 2, 2012

Taking Full Advantage

Written by Gene Brandt

Hopefully some of you took the time to read a recent story in the New York Times about the upcoming...

June 22, 2012

No Laughing Matter

Written by Gene Brandt

Our firm recently hosted a group of recently minted chief development officers for a one-day...

May 29, 2012

Don't Sit Under the Alumni Files

Written by Gene Brandt

North Hall at Lake Forest College is an old residence hall. My guess is that it was all men or all...

May 14, 2012


Written by Gene Brandt

My son, Christopher, a sophomore at Oak Park River Forest High School, is in his second year on the...

May 8, 2012

Super Human Board Members

Written by Gene Brandt

I’ll admit it. I’ve been slacking! It’s been a few weeks since I last sat down to write this blog....

April 25, 2012

It's the Outcomes

Written by Gene Brandt

I have been spending the last few days in Southern California, accompanying my daughter, Cameron,...

April 18, 2012

Learning to Listen

Written by Gene Brandt

When I was a young development officer, I worked for 5 years at the University of Nevada in Reno....