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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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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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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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 their […]

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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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