Do You Steward Donors or Show Them Gratitude?

By Dawn Robinson, 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 replaced “stewardship” with […]

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The 3C’s for A Successful Integrated Marketing & Development Program

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 program?   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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Pull Up The Chairs At A Roundtable

By Gretchen Colón The Marketing and Fundraising Teams might be on opposite sides of the building or on different floors and it’s hard to communicate and integrate in the fast-pace nonprofit sector.   Marketing and Fundraising are inextricably linked together. Success in marketing leads to success in fundraising and bringing these two departments together is […]

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What’s an Appropriate Donor Conversation?

Over the past few months, it seems we are all continuously changing our playbook, especially when it comes to talking with your donors. In conversations with many nonprofit CEOs and development professionals, we have heard a great deal of concern about reaching out to your greatest supporters and ensuring that the timing, message and tone […]

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Boost Donor Communications

Over the past two weeks our community, and our world, has shifted; and today more than ever the nonprofit sector must not retreat but advance their missions. Our sector has been the driving force through times of crisis, economic stress, and natural disasters and there are lessons we have learned throughout the years. First and […]

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6 Tips to Leverage Your Board

Nonprofits should be gathering one of their greatest assets, the Board of Directors / Trustees, right now!  Leadership should leverage the entire Board during a crisis like we are seeing today.  Here are some tips to help your staff and Board members collaborate during this time and use each other’s greatest skill sets.  Nonprofits should […]

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Top 10 Nonprofit Coronavirus Check List

Times of uncertainty cause routines to change for safety and security. Nonprofits should create action steps to prepare and respond during emergencies. 1. Follow Your Crisis Communications Plan. If you do not have a plan, it is critical that your organization create one to detail your strategy for communicating with your clients, stakeholders, staff, donors, […]

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