5 Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Data Quality and Insights

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In many ways, a nonprofit is like a small business. While businesses try to increase sales and make a profit, nonprofits attempt to collect donations and drive support for their causes. In both cases, data allows you to make more informed decisions that boost incoming revenue. However, you can’t make reliable decisions if your data […]

Collaborative Strategies for Housing Development: Fostering Community Prosperity

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The importance of available, acceptable, and affordable housing options cannot be overstated in the realm of economic development. Housing is a cornerstone of thriving communities, providing residents stability, a sense of belonging, and quality of life. Achieving a diverse range of housing options that meet the needs of all users is a complex challenge. In […]

Don’t Let Commercial Real Estate Pressures Impact Your Economic Development Goals

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The economic landscapes of communities nationwide are as unsettled as ever. One facet of this reality is the state of commercial real estate. Beginning with government-imposed shutdowns and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and individuals have changed their habits, incorporating remote or hybrid work practices into daily life. As a result, the need […]

Is Your School Ready for a Capital Campaign?

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Walking before you run, reading over your notes before the big exam, pouring the foundation before the main structure–these all seem like obvious steps in achieving a goal. Yet, in my career as Head of School at several institutions over the past 30 years, I have seen numerous schools fall short of their capital campaign […]

Recession Fears Shouldn’t Stop Fundraising

Recession Fears

It’s hard not to let concerns of an impending recession creep into one’s thoughts. You avoid looking at your 401 (k) because it’s depressing. You consider taking out a loan just to fill up your SUV’s gas tank. You find yourself talking about the good old days when mortgage rates were 3 percent. More times […]

Turning Data into Dollars

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A data-driven approach to major gift fundraising and capital campaigns can help you set the bar high, but at an appropriate level, and assure that your funding effort will have the best possible chance for success. I’ll share two examples I’ve recently encountered: Organization A received an abnormally large investment from a first-time donor via […]