The Importance of Outcomes in Today’s Fundraising

Outcomes-Based Fundraising

As we watch the national economy–and each of our own communities–grapple with the pandemic, nonprofits cannot lose sight of the element most crucial to their sustainability and even survival: Investable OutcomesTM. In our recent Emerge Ready: Fundraising During and After COVID-19 webinar, we shared the results of a survey of nonprofit leaders. Our research showed […]

Lessons for Economic Developers from the COVID-19 Crisis

Economic development for recovery

What makes an economic development organization more or less effective in times of crisis? Reflecting on her education in natural disaster mitigation and management, Christa Franzi from Camoin 310 talked to the Economic Development Council of Maine (EDCM) about the things that economic developers are being called to do as the COVID-19 crisis continues, and lessons […]

A Feasibility Study: The First Step to Fundraising in Uncertain Times

Economic Development Feasibility Study First Step

I recently spoke on our podcast with four members of our Convergent team about their experiences during the Great Recession of 2008-2010. Senior Project Director Doug Croft was running the Thomasville Chamber in North Carolina and Senior Project Director Dennis Hinkle led the Greater Burlington Partnership in Iowa at that time. Both were involved in capital campaigns for their […]

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 […]