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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By Fran Lyon-Dugin Ph.D SCC project manager, change agent, organizational management and leadership, ethics in leadership, merger management Everyone in the Midwest notices birds and their migratory patterns, as we are in the direct path of north to south and vice versa. If you study birds, you know that birds migrate to move from areas …
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The Good We Can Do

May 15th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Elaine Weber-Nelson, Consultant Capital campaign counsel, board development, awareness-building     I’m working on a feasibility study for an organization in Stillwater and am in the process of talking to a wide variety of people about the project. I always find it fascinating to have these in-depth conversations with complete strangers. They tend to be very candid …
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Not as much as you might think! By Susan Rostkoski Principal Consultant: Executive leadership, fundraising, & development Opportunities for ongoing learning and professional development have burgeoned exponentially over the past five years. Keeping up with the latest advancements in your field takes focus, commitment, and time, the last of which can be difficult to come by. …
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Grab Your Oxygen Mask!

March 15th, 2018 | Posted by strategiccc in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Value of Ongoing Professional Development By Jennifer L. Hipple, Communications Consultant When was the last time you took a flight somewhere? Whether you travel once a week or once a year, you’ve probably created a nice little routine for yourself once you’ve boarded, stowed your carry-on, and taken your seat. Like the pilot, you’ve …
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MSSA’s 125th Annual Training Conference & Expo, March 21-23, Minneapolis Hilton The Minnesota Social Service Association’s (MSSA) Annual Training Conference & Expo is the largest, most comprehensive health and human service conference in the Midwest. It brings together 3,100 health and human service professionals from MN and surrounding states. There are 150 educational sessions covering a …
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Let’s talk transition! By Fran Lyon-Dugin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant You have been hearing about mass turnover in the nonprofit industry due to Baby Boomers retiring or moving on to their “next act.” There have been suggestions about how to attract and retain employees. What about the personal aspects of transition? And, let’s talk about women, …
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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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