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

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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

COVID-19 AND APOLLO 13: CRISIS RESPONSE IN 2020

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

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