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By Laurie Herrick

What if there was an instruction manual for building a Culture of Philanthropy? What if you could remove the blocks your organization encounters in fund-raising and community engagement?  For two […] Read More


SCULPTing Your Future

By David Sharken

It’s a new year and like many of us, you are probably thinking about your goals. We know your organization is doing great work in service of your community. And […] Read More

Goal #3 Behavior

Behavior to Build a Culture of Philanthropy: Our third in the series of Three Easy-to-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021.

By Laurie Herrick

This week, we’ve shared 3 blogs in 3 days outlining Three EASY to Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals That You Can Take On for 2021. Using the Robert Gass Wheel […] Read More

Goal #2 Structures

Structures to build a Culture of Philanthropy, our second in the series of Three Easy-To-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021.

By Laurie Herrick

Goal #2, Structures: A reminder of what we discussed yesterday: Culture change, according to Robert Gass of the Social Transformation Project is about three different domains illustrated in his model, […] Read More

Goal #1 Hearts and Minds

Three Easy-To-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021(a three-part series)

By Laurie Herrick

Goal #1, Hearts and Minds: At Rainmaker Consulting, we help organizations build a Culture of Philanthropy. However, if you simply want to kick off the year with actions that get […] Read More

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Welcome 2021: first a look back to see what was possible with what was ‘seemingly’ impossible!

By Laurie Herrick

As a crazy year ends, many of us are ready to draw a line in the sand, say adios to 2020 and let bygones be bygones. However, we’d be missing […] Read More


Have Fundraising Success Feel Like Magic

By Laurie Herrick

What would it take to have funding “magically” appear for your organization? Check out this story that a development friend shared with me. She worked for a large museum that […] Read More

Good News in the World of Fundraising- Mid Covid-19

By David Sharken

For those of you deeply engaged in running organizations in Covid19 times, the new normal is still new and far from normal. The following describes how one of our client groups […] Read More


By Eric Phelps

Article by Eric Phelps Fifty years ago this spring, the Apollo 13 manned mission to the moon launched from the Kennedy Space Center (April 11, 1970). The third such planned […] Read More

8 Actions to Take Right Now

By David Sharken

Moving from the very earliest stages of the COVID-19 crisis, we at Rainmaker Consulting have a picture of the impacts, challenges, and opportunities that nonprofit organizations are experiencing. As we […] Read More