The Lessons of Covid-19: Best Practices in Challenging Times  

By Laurie Herrick

The Lessons of Covid-19: Best Practices in Challenging Times   We in the United States, along with the rest of the globe, are facing a crisis affecting every aspect of […] Read More

Tell Us Your Story

By Eric Phelps

Please join us for the 3rd workshop in our series: Storytelling in your Fundraising March 25, 2020 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Valley Venture Mentors 276 Bridge Street, Springfield, MA […] Read More

Bored to Brilliant: Better Board Meetings

By Eric Phelps

You are invited to attend: Board Development: Bored to Brilliant- Better Meetings Wednesday, January 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM According to a recent Avast survey, the US […] Read More

Lessons from an Orchid

By Laurie Herrick

Building relationships with donors takes time. Donors need to be heard and acknowledged. We all have times when a relationship feels more on track than other times. Each relationship needs […] Read More

You Are Invited: Building and Sustaining a Culture of Philanthropy

By Carey Baker

You are invited to attend:   Building & Sustaining a Culture of Philanthropy Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Long before it was a trending concept, […] Read More

Introducing The Rainmaker Workshop Series

By Carey Baker

Rainmaker is excited to have new offerings coming your way.  We are thrilled to be launching the Rainmaker Workshop Series along with a Facebook group dedicated to organizational leaders committed to building a Culture […] Read More

I give up: Finding breakthroughs from breakdowns

By Laurie Herrick

At Rainmaker we talk a lot about building a Culture of Philanthropy. Personally, I love talking about it, I love training people on it, and mostly I love the breakthroughs […] Read More

David Sharken of RAINMAKER Consulting writing about building a strong team

From birchbark canoe paddler to major donor: How training staff AND board made all the difference

By David Sharken

We are often asked “Why should we take the time to provide orientation and training to all of our staff and board towards a Culture of Philanthropy? Don’t we really just […] Read More

Strategic Planning + A Culture of Philanthropy = One Abundant Organization

By Laurie Herrick

So, your organization is about to embark in a strategic planning process…and you want your plan to be powerful, long-lasting and visionary. On the other hand, you want it done […] Read More

10 Easy Things a Board Can do to Create a Culture of Philanthropy

By Laurie Herrick

The holy grail of fundraising is the elusive “Culture of Philanthropy.” A Culture of Philanthropy is when everyone (including the board, executive director and staff) is part of connecting the agency to individuals in […] Read More