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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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 […]

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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 […]

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