Here to Stay: Why We Think Trust-Based Philanthropy Should Last Longer than the Pandemic

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Since March of 2020, the nonprofit community has faced unimaginable obstacles that have forced organizations to reinvent their service models, compete for funding, and expand their capacities with limited resources. As nonprofits worked overnight to address the most pressing  needs in our community, donors suddenly had decisions to […]

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Cramer Team Supports Local Nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

Emotions surrounding the holiday season can vary so widely for people – from excitement and joy, to stress around finding the perfect gifts and hosting family from out of town, and for many in underprivileged populations, perhaps isolation or worry as they try to figure out how to fill the table with a warm meal […]

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS BY KAREN BLICKLEY

Corporate Sponsorships by Karen Blickley As a nonprofit, obtaining corporate sponsorships for your event may seem like an intimidating task to take on as it involves research, appealing to companies, and following up to stay engaged. Many nonprofits have effectively leveraged their relationships with corporate sponsorship to be invaluable sources of not just revenue, but […]

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The Gift of Grain

Did you know you can use grain as a way to give? Yes, you read that right. Grain. Grain farmers have a vital role in moving lives forward, growing food and feed that nourishes our community and the world. Gifts of grain are a unique and underutilized way to make a charitable gift. Using grain […]

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Giving USA 2021 Snapshot

According to the Giving USA Foundation and research compiled by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, 2020 was a record year for charitable giving!   As a benefit to our partners in philanthropy, we’ve condensed the report into 2 pages for you to review and share with your executive leadership, development and advancement teams, […]

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The Cost of Poor Organizational Health

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Do you see limited employee engagement, poor execution of meetings, decreased connections among team members and inefficiencies in operations within your organization? These are the initial indicators of an unhealthy organization that could be costing your organization greatly. Anyone who has ever worked in an unhealthy organization knows […]

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Columbus Speech & Hearing Center Announces Expansion to Dublin, Ohio

Our partners at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, a central Ohio nonprofit, has served children and adults with speech and hearing challenges for nearly 100 years, regardless of affordability. The Center’s main location in Clintonville serves more than 1,500 speech clients and 2,200 audiology clients annually. The Dublin expansion, made possible by the philanthropic support […]

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