Call Your Mother: Lessons in Donor Relationships

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO If you’re a parent like me, you know just how much it means to get a call from your child. Not just a Mother’s Day call or an emergency SOS call, but an out-of-the-blue, “thinking of you,” “how’s your day going?” call. It means more than I can say. I […]

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Building a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Workplace Culture

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.[1] That’s 90,000 hours filled with the potential for engagement, growth, and satisfaction—or stress, exhaustion, and burnout. Your work life has a profound effect on your mental health. Whether that effect is positive or negative depends on your workplace culture. Culture is always there—whether […]

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Tips & Trends for Effective Event-Based Fundraising

By: Dawn Robinson, CFRE & Mike Schmidt, CFRE The ever-changing nature of recent years has sparked reflection in so many aspects of our daily lives – priorities have shifted and many development professionals have re-evaluated how their time and resources are spent. The same is true for donors. Gone are the days of back-to-back, over-the-top, […]

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Meaningful, Memorable & Motivational Volunteerism

Maddy Andrews | Client Services Manager, Cramer & Associates Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a top priority in the business world. Companies across the country are actively fostering a culture of volunteerism and giving back with their team, and employees are truly taking notice. Whether through PTO hours allocated towards planned volunteer activities, canned […]

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Supporting Women and Girls Beyond the Month of March

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Women’s History Month has come to a close, and I’ve taken time to reflect on all of the ways we’ve celebrated the achievements of women in our community who make us stronger. We’ve seen social media campaigns sharing inspirational quotes from women executives, bold investments in nonprofits uplifting […]

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In Her Own Words | Wisdom & Wit for Women in Philanthropy

As we took intentional time reflecting throughout Women’s History Month in March and the countless women who inspire us, our minds immediately went to Barbara Brandt. A fierce entrepreneur filled with wisdom and wit, Barbara Brandt blazed the trail for women in philanthropy when she began a small, local consulting firm (Barbara K. Brandt, Inc.), […]

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The Story of Daryle Griffin

A Selfless, Respected Black Leader in Central Ohio You may know Daryle Griffin by his last name – the legendary Griffin football family –and in line with his family’s numerous successes, Daryle has run with every opportunity that he’s been blessed with, both in his career and in his community. Here at Cramer, we know […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Go Back to Normal

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Throughout the pandemic, our team has been repeatedly inspired as organizations learned to collaborate in new ways, show empathy for one another, and remain resilient amidst continuous curve balls. And after almost two years, we’re hearing that many nonprofits are beginning to open their doors and come back […]

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Here to Stay: Why We Think Trust-Based Philanthropy Should Last Longer than the Pandemic

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Since March of 2020, the nonprofit community has faced unimaginable obstacles that have forced organizations to reinvent their service models, compete for funding, and expand their capacities with limited resources. As nonprofits worked overnight to address the most pressing  needs in our community, donors suddenly had decisions to […]

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