Nonprofit Consulting

Muskingum County Community Foundation  

Strategic Planning for Stronger Community Impact The Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF) has proudly served the people of Zanesville and the surrounding region since 1985. Over the years, MCCF has celebrated countless successes—from promoting educational initiatives to supporting Zanesville’s flourishing arts scene. A recent shift in the foundation’s leadership gave … Read More

Categorized: General Development, Leadership and Search, News, Nonprofit Consulting, Strategic Planning
Five Forward-focused Functions of Community Foundations  

Ohio’s 133 community foundations have evolved rapidly in the last few decades—and especially in the past several years. Take a look at how community foundations are improving the quality of life in communities throughout Ohio. 1. Convene Community foundations gather together local stakeholders to maximize impact. Spotlight: The Greater Cincinnati … Read More

Categorized: News, Nonprofit Consulting, Nonprofit Resources, Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning: A Journey of Discovery  

In ancient Greece, a pilgrimage to Delphi was a journey of self discovery. Upon arrival, travelers found the words “Know Thyself” inscribed at the entrance of the ancient Temple of Apollo. They are fitting words for any organization embarking on a strategic planning process. Organizational discovery inspires the strategic planning … Read More

Categorized: Fundraising, General Development, Leadership and Search, Nonprofit Consulting, Nonprofit Resources
The Way You Share Your Message Is As Important As The Message Itself  

Nonprofits often come to Benefactor Group with a simple charge: help us tell our story better. One important question that we ask is: do you know how your donors are consuming information about your organization? Read on to find out how to discover the best vehicles to deliver your message.

Categorized: Fundraising, General Development, News, Nonprofit Consulting, Nonprofit Resources
The Importance of Managing Internal Relationships  

It’s the development officer’s job to build strong relationships. We spend much of our time focused on bonding with donors, funders, and others. But that’s only half of the challenge. Rapport with colleagues can be just as important—and just as rewarding. The points in this article can help you stay successful, even under difficult conditions.

Categorized: Fundraising, General Development, Nonprofit Consulting, Nonprofit Resources
Best Reasons to Hire a Fundraising Consultant  

Download this free guide to learn answers to: Which type of fundraising consultant best suits your needs? When should you hire a fundraising consultant? What kind of fundraising firm do you need? What kind of client experience should my fundraising consultants have? What sort of specialties do I need to … Read More

Categorized: Free Guides, Fundraising, General Development, Nonprofit Consulting
Development Assessment & Plan  

Frequently Asked Questions Q:   What is a development assessment? A:   A development assessment evaluates an organization’s essential fundraising elements, identifies strengths and opportunities, and recommends a course of action for future success. Benefactor Group examines the development program—including organizational structure, personnel, and procedures; revenue streams, fundraising strategies and … Read More

Categorized: Fundraising, Nonprofit Consulting
Planning to Plan: Hosted by the Columbus Foundation  

Planning to Plan- presentation by Laura MacDonald, hosted by the Columbus Foundation in September, 2012 Click here to download: Cbus Fdn Strat Plan (1)

Categorized: Leadership and Search, Nonprofit Consulting
Why your nonprofit should engage diverse prospective donors  

 A sample from Diana Newman’s book, Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors OUR POPULATION IS INCREASINGLY DIVERSE At the beginning of this millennium, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the United States was home to 281.4 million people.  Of this number, 69 percent are Caucasians.  Traditional fundraising strategies have been … Read More

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Building Creative Capital  

cap•i•tal (n): a measure of the assets available to build a business. In general, companies with access to working capital will be more successful since they can expand and improve their operations. What is Creative Capital and why is it important? “Creative Capital” measures the assets that are readily available … Read More

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