Cultivating an Engaged Board of Directors

January 10th, 2019 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Cultivating an Engaged Board of Directors)

By Elaine Weber Nelson, Consultant Capital campaign counsel, interim development and executive director, board development, strategic marketing planning and execution, annual and major fundraising expert, writer and editor  A common complaint by nonprofit staff is that their board isn’t very engaged. Having an involved Board of Directors can be an incredible resource for an organization – but …
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Supporting Board Members in Nurturing Donor Relationships

December 17th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Supporting Board Members in Nurturing Donor Relationships)

By Susan Rostkoski, Principal Consultant Executive leadership, fundraising & development  Every new fundraiser has the jitters. That’s a given—especially when those new fundraisers are board members who would rather be doing anything else than asking for money. But there are some tried-and-true methods that work and that you, as the professional fundraiser for your organization, can …
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Imogen Davis Joins the SCC Team!

December 4th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Imogen Davis Joins the SCC Team!)

We are pleased to announce a new arrival to our consulting team: Imogen Davis. Imogen’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, project management, program evaluation, data analysis, and grant writing. Here’s a little “get-to-know-you” conversation we’d like to share with you. You have a well-rounded background! In addition to your career in the nonprofit sector, …
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Making an End-of-Year Appeal 

November 20th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Making an End-of-Year Appeal )

And trying to not get lost in your donors’ inboxes By Jennifer L. Hipple Writer, editor, internal and external communications specialist, aspiring astrophysicist  As the calendar year-end inches toward its close, if your organization’s Give to the Max Day results weren’t what you were hoping for and/or your Q4 is not where you need it …
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The Significance of Significant Gifts

October 4th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on The Significance of Significant Gifts)

By Elaine Weber Nelson Capital campaign counsel, interim development and executive director, board development, strategic marketing planning and execution, annual and major fundraising expert, writer and editor   How do you define a significant gift at your organization? Do you think of a number – one that has at least four digits? Or do you think of the …
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Keeping Up with New Job Seeking Skills

September 21st, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Keeping Up with New Job Seeking Skills)

Maximizing your value proposition By Fran Lyon-Dugin Project manager, change agent, organizational management and leadership, ethics in leadership, merger management When Kim Kardashian declared in 2017 that selfies were over, I was so relieved. It’s just not something I have ever been very comfortable doing.  That’s probably partly because I’m one of those “over 50s” …
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Take Time to Enjoy Your Tea

August 16th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Choose the opportunity to slow down, breathe, and make the most of what is right in front of you By Susan Rostkoski, Principal Consultant Executive leadership, fundraising, and development  Two decades ago, at a London tea shop near the British Museum, at 9:45 a.m., I learned a simple lesson that would impact my entire career …
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We are pleased to announce a new arrival to our consulting team. Lindsay Anderson, holds a master’s degree in social work and is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Minnesota. Lindsay brings over 10 years of experience in direct practice working in health and human services.   Tell us …
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By Jennifer L. Hipple Writer, editor, internal and external communications specialist, aspiring astrophysicist  Your email distribution list is one of the most valuable tools your nonprofit possesses. But how well is it working for you? At its best, it provides a conduit for connecting to new people who have expressed interest in your mission, helps …
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SCC is pleased to be serving as the Interim Management for the MN Community Health Worker Alliance. The organization works with its partners to reduce health disparities and help communities achieve better health and better care at a lower cost. We’d like to share a job opening for a Community Health Worker that is currently available …
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