Annual fund planning in January – WHAT?!

By Sara Lundenberger – Director of Fundraising Consulting  You rushed around in November to get an annual fund appeal out the door. I’m guessing that the last thing you want to think about right now is your next annual fund appeal. I mean, you’ve got until...

For these times, they are a-changin.

Maybe I am dating myself. And yes, I admit to overuse of an oft-quoted Bob Dylan song lyric as an entry to a blog/article. But as a near life-long resident of northeast Ohio (minus six years during college and in my early 20s) I have noticed more change in the last...

5 Things I learned at my first Cleveland GiveCamp

by Sara Lundenberger, fundraising and marketing strategist A few weekends ago I got the chance to volunteer at the Sixth Annual Cleveland GiveCamp. GiveCamp is a chance for local nonprofits to work with graphic designers, content writers, developers and other...

Ask me what I did over the weekend. Really, ask me.

For those who know me, they would probably immediately guess soccer and baseball games, family functions or catching up on client projects. Most weekends, this would be true. But as I have done every year since 2010, I spent my weekend on the shores of Lake Erie...

What to do when communication misfires

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou View image | gettyimages.com   Effective business communications is an art form. Whether you are a...