Should You Hire a Fundraising Consultant?

Should you hire

Four Things to Consider as You Decide Fundraising today is more important than ever as we get ready to hit the “play” button for a nation and so many nonprofits that have been “on pause”.” Nonprofit leadership teams and Boards have varying degrees of talent, knowledge, and skill, so there isn’t always a need to […]

Economic Development Focus: Investing in the Long Game

Economic Development Focus Long Term

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on communities around the world. From the one-person business to the largest corporation, from the smallest hamlet to the federal government, we are all working on bringing back economic prosperity while keeping people healthy and safe. Towns, cities, and counties want their local economy back on track and are partnering […]

5 Fundraising Mistakes Your Nonprofit Might be Making

5 Fundraising Mistakes

The following is a guest post from our friends at CharityEngine: When it comes to fundraising, nonprofits are overloaded with information from the internet. Some blogs say to incorporate a 5K into your next campaign while others instruct you to focus on extensive prospect research. With so much information, how do you know what to […]

COVID-19 and Nonprofits: Leadership and Connection

COVID-19 and YMCA podcast

I was recently joined on our podcast by YMCA professionals Kathleen Walsh and Steve Tammaro. Kathleen is the CEO of the YMCA of Metro North, and Steve is CEO of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest. These two are on opposite sides of the country but the way they have been dealing with and leading […]

Making the Right Choices Now for Your Organization

COVID-19 crisis

These COVID-19 days are tough for everyone but especially for nonprofits and community economic development leaders. During a recent prospect solicitation meeting I had with a well-respected community leader in South Dakota, he relayed the story of King Solomon trying to humble his wise men by asking them to perform a seemingly impossible task. King […]

A Little Help From Our Friends: Ideas for Chambers & EDOs Nationwide

Ideas for Chambers and EDOs

We started a series of Virtual Round Tables this week for our friends and clients leading chambers and economic development organizations across the country. The purpose is to provide a venue for sharing frustrations, fears, questions, and most important, solutions. As COVID-19 changes the way we all operate on a daily basis, our communities are […]