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A trusted source of information, trends and advice for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and marketing professionals


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.

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...

Applying improv to life and work

October 31, 2019
Several months ago, I was having lunch with one of my peers in the fundraising consulting field. And I told him I...

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...

Four tips for effectively communicating with diverse audiences

October 10, 2019
Knowing and understanding your audience is extremely important. In a past blog post, I talked about best practices for...

Recognizing partners and sponsors on social media

October 2, 2019
You have probably heard the saying “it takes a village” in reference to reaching a goal or accomplishing a big task....

Outsourcing work to the best people

September 20, 2019
Like most small agencies and consulting firms, we outsource certain types of work to outside vendors or contractors and...

A year-end appeal checklist

September 11, 2019
No, it is not too early to think about your year-end appeal. As a matter of fact, it might be a little late. But, if...

Four tips for ensuring your messaging communicates impact

September 5, 2019
A common problem for nonprofits is finding meaningful ways to communicate impact to donors. They might find themselves...

Four things to remember about social media donors for year-end giving

August 29, 2019
This year is more than halfway over – and, as the weather starts to cool down, we are all marking our calendars for...

Four things to remember about social media donors for year-end giving

August 29, 2019
The year is more than halfway over and as the weather starts to cool down, we are all marking our calendars for...

Three operational changes leaders must make to propel their business

August 23, 2019
I believe the best way to propel your nonprofit or small business is to look for methods to improve your operations....

Celebrate National Nonprofit Day your way

August 14, 2019
Every day, we are all impacted by a nonprofit in our community, whether we know it or not. I pass through Zoar, which...

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