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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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 and […]

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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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The Board Shake-Up Starts Now: Part I

Mike Schmidt, CFRE, Cramer & Associates, Executive V.P. & Partner The clock strikes the top of the hour. Adjourned. Everyone clicks ‘Leave the Meeting’ from the Zoom room. At your nonprofit board meeting, oceans of reports were blandly presented, one after the other, with absolutely no shoreline in sight for dialogue, innovation or strategic planning. […]

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Licking County Library Pivots in a New Direction

The global pandemic has upended the philanthropic sector. While nonprofits across the country are slashing budgets and shuttering doors, others are turning to creative solutions like the Cramer & Associates’ Pivot Plan™ to reevaluate and push forward. Nonprofits need real solutions right now, and the Pivot Plan™ is a swift strike designed to be executed […]

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Top 10 Nonprofit Coronavirus Check List

Times of uncertainty cause routines to change for safety and security. Nonprofits should create action steps to prepare and respond during emergencies. 1. Follow Your Crisis Communications Plan. If you do not have a plan, it is critical that your organization create one to detail your strategy for communicating with your clients, stakeholders, staff, donors, […]

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Set Your #GivingTuesday Plans Into Action

Did you participate in #GivingTuesday last year? It’s time for your organization to start planning whether you participated last year or this is your first time. #GivingTuesday is in its sixth year and is continues to grow. In 2016, more than $177 million dollars was raised online and 1.64 million gifts were given. More than […]

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