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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

Three Key Practices to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are rapidly increasing in both assets and total grant dollars given; and the number of new donor-advised funds being opened continues to climb. The National Philanthropic Trust released its 2019 Donor-Advised Fund Report, packed full of great information and statistics. Below are three ideas you can implement today to capitalize on securing funding […]

Learn More

Develop the #GivingTuesday Gratitude Plan

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner and most of us have big plans to engage our community. Executive Directors, CEOs, Development Directors and Development Committees spent time planning the #GivingTuesday strategies and now you are executing those key strategies. It’s time to check your plan to make sure that it also includes gratitude strategies. How […]

Learn More

Internal Operations

Does this sound familiar meeting scenario sound familiar? Your weekly staff meetings are probably up and running and back to normal after the holiday season. Leaders are wandering in 15 minutes after the start time and the meeting is running over by more than a half an hour. Someone realized that no one did an […]

Learn More

Developing Your Case

A capital campaign sometimes sends organizational leaders into writing a case for support and asking questions about the different pieces that are included. Leadership oftentimes discusses philanthropic or campaign  publications and communications including brochures, newsletters and letters with beautiful layouts and designs. However, your leadership should start with the different components needed to take the […]

Learn More

Board Engagement: It Might Start With A Question

Do you ever wonder why your Board members aren’t engaged in the meetings? Or wish they were more involved with your nonprofit organization? Today most Board meetings are filled with staff reports and lists of mundane action items. This happens meeting after meeting and Board members loose further interest in being engaged. Board members often […]

Learn More

Organization Files – Getting Started in 2018

Case Files or Resources aren’t words you might be using as we prepare to roll into the new year and they certainly are not top of mind for most development committees or your CEO / Executive Director. But, assessing your organization’s mission and putting together your case resource file should be part of your 2018 […]

Learn More

© 2017 Cramer & Associates | 18 S High St | Dublin, OH 43017 | Ph. (614)766-4483