Nothing’s Normal. Here’s How to Succeed.

  • On November 20, 2020
  • communications, fundraising
So much has changed in the past eight months.  You’ve become an expert in lighting and editing, and taken a crash course in Zoom as a fundraising tool. You’ve applied for emergency funding or forgivable payroll loans. Your plan for the year was most likely tossed out the window sometime in July. With ideas for events […]
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Do These 2 Things This Week to Raise More $ This Year

  • On December 16, 2019
So: your mailed appeal dropped two weeks ago. You’ve got six emails locked and loaded between now and the end of the year. It might be tempting to tell yourself that there’s nothing left to do but check the mail and generate thank-you letters. But have you used every tool in your arsenal? Here are […]
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Is Your Nonprofit’s “Check Engine” Light on?

  • On August 28, 2019
Has the CHECK ENGINE light in your car ever come on? As car issues go, it can be pretty minor. It might require nothing more than adjustment of the gas cap. Or it might indicate that your car needs a significant repair! All you know is what you can see — that one warning light. […]
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Hey, That’s Pretty Cool.

  • On September 11, 2018
There’s a great new resource in Austin for nonprofits. (And we aren’t just saying that because we helped make it happen!)  Last year, consultants (like us) who serve Austin’s nonprofit community began meeting regularly. We learned quickly that there are a lot of us — and we cover a lot of ground. Some of us are […]
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Make Your Donor the Hero, Not the Sidekick

  • On October 17, 2017
A few of you reached out to us after our last email to ask what we meant when we said “Show your donors … what their gifts do. They want to help people. They want to change the world. Show them how their gifts make that happen.” Do you want to know how to make your […]
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