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The Continuum of Commitment

January 10th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Elaine Weber Nelson SCC Marketing & Development Consultant How to find and keep donors is an ongoing concern for all nonprofit organizations regardless of their size or length of time in existence. Nonprofits live or die based on community support – it’s part of their DNA, predicated on the idea that if there is …
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The Power of Volunteer Testimonials

December 8th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

How to Make Them Compelling! By Jennifer L. Hipple, Communications Consultant & Writer What’s better than crafting great messaging to promote your nonprofit and describe the benefits you bring to those you serve? A great volunteer testimonial! While donor and client testimonials are very effective ways to personalize the work you do, your volunteers not …
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How to Create/Engage a Corporate Partner

November 16th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Susan Rostkoski, Principal Consultant “Nonprofits and their corporate colleagues have a codependent relationship. Corporations provide nonprofits with financial support, and in return, nonprofits provide corporations with positive PR and a boost in business.” Sean Horrigan, online educational community contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and marketing/PR consultant Those words capture the basics of engagement between nonprofits …
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Nonprofit Leaders Converge on Seattle (& SCC was there!)

October 21st, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Renae Oswald-Anderson just returned from attending the BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle this week. This year’s theme was “Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact.” Renae says it was pouring rain from the time she arrived (typical Seattle). However, if you know Renae, you know a little rain doesn’t dampen her spirit or passion for …
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Board Governance Characteristics

October 11th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

 From Leading with Intent  (Part II) By Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner I recently shared with you some of the findings from BoardSource’s recently released Leading with Intent: 2017 Index of National Board Practices. More than 1,300 nonprofit organizations and 1,700 individuals (nonprofit execs and board chairs) responded to the survey. I believe one of the characteristics of …
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Leading with Intent Blog Summary (Part 1 of 2)

October 5th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner BoardSource recently released Leading with Intent: 2017 Index of National Board Practices.  More than 1,300 nonprofit organizations and 1,700 individuals responded to the survey that has been conducted nine times since 1994.  Both nonprofit executives and board chairs are asked to respond to the survey. To read the entire report go to …
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Co-Leadership and Teams: A Powerful Workplace Option

September 12th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Renae Oswald-Anderson, Partner  Many of us have heard the familiar expression, “Two heads are better than one.” In the case of co-leadership it certainly can be true. Ideally, co-leadership builds on the gifts and strengths of each leader. The Harvard Business Review published a report in July 2015, “How to Co-Lead a Team” on …
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Freshen Up Those Fall Meetings!

August 9th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Fran Lyon-Dugin Consultant & Adjunct Instructor, Augsburg University MBA Program The fall season often brings organizations into a mode of planning and budgeting, sometimes not our favorite activities! However, creating a clear path and applying resources to it are critical to moving our mission forward versus simply spinning our program wheels over and over.  …
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New Coaching Certification for Renae Oswald Anderson

July 31st, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

SCC’s Renae Oswald Anderson has just completed “Communication Across Barriers” training through the Communication Across Barriers organization and Century College and is now a certified Beegle Poverty Coach. The course was led by Dr. Donna Beegle, a nationally recognized expert on breaking poverty barriers. Renae is now certified to conduct poverty competency assessments to assist organizations …
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Karen Goodenough Joins SCC!

July 26th, 2017 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We are pleased to welcome Karen Goodenough as the newest addition to our consulting team. Karen holds a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed graduate social worker. She has enjoyed a 20-year career in direct practice, senior leadership, professional coaching, teaching, and research. She is passionate about empowering organizations to use data to strategically …
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