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Written By: Carisa Peters So often in nonprofit organizations, everyone is aware of the need for marketing, but there is a lack of time and/or a budget to accomplish everything. One of the biggest goals that marketing can help with is donor engagement. Does that mean if you don’t have
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Grant Writing & Marketing
Written By: Jenny Reolfi Grant writing demands attention to detail, knowledge of application requirements and extensive research. Finished grant applications can become a 100 + page document with many components. A common problem non-profit leaders face during grant season is time management. Writing grants, keeping up with daily tasks and
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How to Focus During a Crazy Day, Week, Month, or Year!
Written By: Holmes Team We’ve all had that day: you wake up knowing you have a million relevant tasks and goals to complete in the next 8-10 hours, but you can’t seem to focus on your computer screen. (Confession – I am experiencing one of those today!) But sometimes it
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3 Changes to Your Calendar to Make You a Better Leader
Written By: Holmes Team Over the past thirty years, we have witnessed a drastic shift in the way we conduct business. From pagers to the Blackberry to the age of the smartphone, the expectation has continually increased in our availability. While operating at 100% 24/7 might be possible for our
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My Leadership Journey: Kevin Holmes
Written By: Kevin Holmes I first felt like a leader when I was much younger and not yet in any sort of official leadership role. I worked alongside colleagues who would ask me questions on how to handle difficult customer situations; sometimes they would even ask me to intervene and
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Take Down the Door: How to Communicate Between Departments
Written By: Holmes Team The Status Quo In every organization, you will find some sort of a communication barrier. For example, when I was in school, it was our sub-committees in the Student Ambassador program. In my first internship, it was project managers and marketers. In my first job after
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Written By: Carisa Peters Events are often a crucial part of raising awareness and funds for nonprofits. The type of event obviously vary, but the goals and the approach to promoting the events are fairly similar. In order to get the most out of your fundraising events, start by setting
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February 27, 2018

Confusing Creatives

Written By: Carisa Peters Have you ever had a conversation or been in a meeting with a creative person and felt that you couldn’t get a clear sense of their opinion?  Matthew Schuler explains why in his article, Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense. Contradictory Extremes According to the
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Are You Listening To Your Team, Or Just Hearing Them?
Written By: Holmes Team As leaders, it is easy to confuse the terms “hearing” and “listening.” If you hear your team, you are physically aware of the words they are saying. Instead, if you listen to your team, you engage with their words, contemplate their meaning, and take their facial expressions,
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