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 perhaps you’re dreaming that you could be so much more. You want to shine in 2021, right? In our last 3 blogs, we discussed ways that you could embrace and take on a Culture of … [Read more...] about SCULPTing Your Future
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 of Change, we have already explored two of the three domains: Hearts & Minds and Structures. Today we dig into Behavior. Behavior is what we do. All of us can take on behaviors … [Read more...] about Behavior to Build a Culture of Philanthropy: Our third in the series of Three Easy-to-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021.
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, Wheel of Change; Structures, Behaviors, and Hearts & Minds. You will not make any ground creating a Culture of Philanthropy without addressing … [Read more...] about Structures to build a Culture of Philanthropy, our second in the series of Three Easy-To-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021.
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 you started on either building a new Culture of Philanthropy or advancing an existing one, here are three EASY goals that will help you. Stay tuned as we share two … [Read more...] about Three Easy-To-Achieve Culture of Philanthropy Goals for 2021(a three-part series)
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 a great opportunity at our organizations if we simply walked away from 2020 without looking back and intentionally extracting nuggets of insight and possibility. And since we don’t exactly know what 2021 … [Read more...] about Welcome 2021: first a look back to see what was possible with what was ‘seemingly’ impossible!
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 had just embarked upon a $75 million capital campaign. As part of the training, the development department presented the organizational “story” of why it was so critical to … [Read more...] about Have Fundraising Success Feel Like Magic
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 faced their annual spring fundraising appeal. It will resonate with the many discussions your team has had recently as all nonprofits struggle with a changing world. What … [Read more...] about Good News in the World of Fundraising- Mid Covid-19
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 journey to the moon, the mission was to enter lunar orbit on Friday, April 13, land on the moon and return with rock samples for laboratory study. The crew was experienced, … [Read more...] about COVID-19 AND APOLLO 13: CRISIS RESPONSE IN 2020
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 navigate these very turbulent waters, along with our client agencies, we are consciously nurturing a Culture of Philanthropy to meet near-term … [Read more...] about 8 Actions to Take Right Now
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 our collective life. Every one of us has already taken steps to reduce large group gatherings and change our personal health habits. The World Health Organization has … [Read more...] about The Lessons of Covid-19: Best Practices in Challenging Times