Uncover New Skillset Resources on Your Board: Part II

Mike Schmidt, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Executive V.P. & Partner A plethora of skillset resources of your board members are uncovered when you shift from report-out board meetings to strategy development. Don’t squash the potential and just report the mundane day-to-day occurrences. Your board members will leave the meeting only feeling that they warmed the […]

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The Board Shake-Up Starts Now: Part I

Mike Schmidt, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Executive V.P. & Partner The clock strikes the top of the hour. Adjourned. Everyone clicks ‘Leave the Meeting’ from the Zoom room. At your nonprofit board meeting, oceans of reports were blandly presented, one after the other, with absolutely no shoreline in sight for dialogue, innovation or strategic planning. […]

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Licking County Library Pivots in a New Direction

The global pandemic has upended the philanthropic sector. While nonprofits across the country are slashing budgets and shuttering doors, others are turning to creative solutions like the Cramer & Associates’ Pivot Plan™ to reevaluate and push forward.   Nonprofits need real solutions right now, and the Pivot Plan™ is a swift strike designed to be […]

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7 Tips for a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign

Gretchen Colon, Cramer & Associates, Senior Consultant Giving Tuesday is less than 30 DAYS away! This global day of generosity is celebrated by all types of organizations, from local churches to international charities.   It’s not too late to layout your plan. Read the Cramer Team’s ‘7 Tips for a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign,’ and […]

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The 3C’s for a Successful Integrated Marketing & Development Team

We’ve all heard about the 3 R’s for education – reading, writing and arithmetic, but does your organization practice the 3 C’s for a successful integrated Marketing and Development team?   During these times of uncertainty, we have heard many seasoned fundraising and marketing professionals say that they felt promotion and outreach was inappropriate, that […]

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Do You Steward Donors or Show Them Gratitude?

Dawn Robinson, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Senior Consultant I recently listened to a podcast about the importance of gratitude in the corporate sector, and it sparked my thinking about how gratitude is expressed in the philanthropic sector.   We’ve all seen some form of this graphic about the donor cycle, but the Cramer Team has […]

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Michelle Cramer Featured on Good Day Columbus for The Big Give

Michelle Cramer, President & CEO from Cramer and Associates Philanthropic Consulting Firm joins Good Day Columbus with some advice to help your nonprofit get recognized on social media during The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give.   ABC6/FOX 28 partnered with The Columbus Foundation for The Big Give 25-hour event that was held on Wednesday, June 10 […]

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Development & Marketing Living in Harmony

Gretchen Colón, Cramer & Associates, Senior Consultant Your Development and Marketing Teams may be on opposite sides of the building or on different floors, making it hard to communicate and work together. But, these two departments should be constantly in sync.   Collaborating, integrating and solving problems together elevates your organization to a higher level […]

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