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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How the Quiet Phase Could Kill Your Campaign

Mike Schmidt, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Executive V.P. & Partner For years, the ‘Quiet Phase’ has been a mainstay of most capital campaign strategies. Organizations were silent to the general public about projects and campaigns in order to secure volunteer leadership and lead gifts. This time was crucially secretive because if leadership gifts couldn’t be secured, […]

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Partner Spotlight: Sr. Mary Berigan’s New Hat

Contributed content provided by the Blessing House Sr. Mary Berigan has worn many hats over the years – she has been a teacher, grade school principal, coach, volunteer guardian ad litem and is now Executive Director of a children’s crisis care center. But the one hat Sr. Mary never expected to be wearing was that […]

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The Power of Positive Disruption

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates One year ago, COVID-19 began to change the world around us. Our team saw firsthand the impact it was having on our nonprofit partners and the overwhelming disruption it caused for so many organizations. It was around this time last year when we started to receive calls and […]

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4 Routines to STOP in 2021

Mike Schmidt, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Executive V.P. & Partner We’re already well into 2021, and you’ve probably started to implement your strategic goals for the next few months. But how do you stay the course, avoid roadblocks, and keep up the motivation? Our Cramer Team suggests challenging the status quo and dropping some of those […]

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