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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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 […]

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Pivoting the Nonprofit Sector One Step at a Time

Gretchen Colon, CFRE, MBA, Senior Consultant, Cramer & Associates The nonprofit sector is known for being slow to change. But in times of disruption – whether it be from a pandemic or change in leadership – you cannot afford to navigate on autopilot. You must be swift, agile, and more purposeful in fulfilling your organization’s mission, and […]

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Make Organizational Health a Priority in 2021

Dear friends,   The year 2020 was remarkable and inspiring; a true display of community, resilience, and the power of the human spirit. It allowed us to get back to basics, work from the inside out, and test new, creative ideas.   As we move into 2021, I believe that organizational health must be the […]

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