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We know your time is valuable. We also know that the nonprofit sector changes quickly. That's why we take great care in preparing our weekly blog based upon industry trends, questions we've been getting from clients and colleagues, and our own research about what we hope will be valuable.

The ultimate yearly planning guide for nonprofits and how to stay on track

January 4, 2023
It can be hard as a fundraiser to plan ahead, especially when you are pulled in a thousand different directions, given...

Five tips to keep your team motivated during year-end

September 26, 2022
The year-end appeal season is right around the corner. Hopefully, your fundraising and marketing teams have already...

Creating healthy coworker relationships (and why it’s important)

May 26, 2022
Coworker relationships can be hard to navigate. Healthy relationships at work can sometimes make or break your career....

Knowing why your donors give

September 16, 2021
The general rule of fundraising says that asking the right donor, at the right time, for the right amount will lead to...

How to achieve gold medal fundraising

August 12, 2021
I am, once again, experiencing the sadness of the end of the Olympics. I am always amazed at the talent, grit and...

Forming good working relationships and why they're important

February 25, 2021
It's important to make sure your work relationships are healthy — after all, we spend a considerable amount of time at...

The best time to create a plan is now

February 4, 2021
It’s never too late to plan. Even if know you can’t implement anything until later this year or you aren’t sure where...

'Tis the season for giving

November 11, 2020
When we get close to the end of the year, there are three different things I think about personally: Thanksgiving (my...

At-home distractions and how to combat them

September 24, 2020
When we decided to temporarily close our office in March and our team started working from home, we had a lot to figure...

How to find value in webinars and virtual professional development

August 20, 2020
Even before the pandemic, webinars were an easy way for all of us to do a little professional development, hear some...

Lessons learned from my time as a student-athlete

January 30, 2020
I’ve been a jock my whole life.  Some of my earliest memories are playing basketball in my driveway and running...

Writing for audiences in sensitive situations

October 17, 2019
As you write your appeal letters, grant narrative or marketing copy, you might be wondering how to properly tell your...

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