10 Tips for Your Year-End Giving Campaign

Another year is quickly coming to an end! Before you know it, we’ll be saying “Happy New Year” and plans for 2022 will be underway. We’re heading into the season of giving. It is that time of year where donor dollars increase significantly. Year-end giving trends suggest that nearly one-third of annual giving happens in…

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7 Strategies to Maximize #GivingTuesday

We know there are many challenges for fundraisers this year (check out our Back to Basics Fundraising blog here to make the most of your efforts in the midst of COVID-19). This blog is all about Giving Tuesday – the National Day of Giving. Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday right after Thanksgiving. The idea…

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Besides an ask, did you say thank you?

Research shows nearly a third of giving happens at the end of the year, so now is the time to focus on communication and donor stewardship. Hopefully your year-end campaign will bring in new donors as well as repeat donors. Throughout your campaign, don’t forget to circle back to those who give and follow up…

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Can a Nonprofit Charge for its Services?

Can a nonprofit charge for its services? During difficult economic times – like the global COVID-19 pandemic – this is a question we get often. The answer is yes, but as with all fund development planning, this should be undertaken with great care. (*Note – we always recommend diversifying your funding streams! Fee for services…

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What is a Data-Informed Organization?

Over the last decade, data has become a big deal and is showing up more in our everyday lives and work environment. Over the past 18 months, with COVID-19, we have all been using data to track incident rates, exposure rates, deaths, and vaccination rates. Data has equipped our leaders and the public with information…

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4 Ways to Raise Awareness for Your Cause

There are so many worthy causes to support. If you scroll through your social media feed or turn on the television during a commercial break then you’ll probably see many organizations trying to raise money or awareness. How do you make yours stand out? We work with numerous clients to enhance their communication strategies to…

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An Equitable Approach to Preparing Students for College & Beyond

Did you know that Indiana’s college going rate is at its lowest point in more than 10 years? According to the 2021 Indiana College Readiness Report, the state’s college going rate has steadily declined since 2015. Black and Latino students have the lowest college going rates. Recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse shows the…

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5 Steps to Create Interactive Mapping Tools

You hear us say regularly that we’re big #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group. We have many blogs with tips on using and visualizing data, including why we love interactive dashboards. Now we are taking it to the next level and sharing how to enhance your dashboard with interactive mapping functions.  We recently completed projects with…

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How Can Your Coalition Be Successful?

Does your community have a coalition that’s tackling an issue bigger than one organization can solve on its own? Even when you focus on one issue, you will likely find that there are varied aspects to address. Transform Consulting Group (TCG) recently partnered with Welborn Baptist Foundation to bring stakeholders together to improve early care…

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Are you prioritizing your staff’s mental health?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! After a year like 2020, now may be the best time to check in on your team’s overall well-being. The National Alliance for Mental Health states that one in five adults suffers from mental health-related issues each year.  At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), we serve nonprofits, government agencies, and…

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