4 Strategies For An Effective Annual Report

Never underestimate the purpose and power of your agency’s annual report! We know your organization is doing important work, and an annual report is an impactful tool. Why tackle developing an annual report? When done well, this report communicates impact, provides information on fiscal performance, and highlights donors. Is your annual report missing the mark?…

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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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6 Strategies to Maximize #GivingTuesday

Year-end giving can always be a challenge as everyone is trying new strategies to make the most dollars in a small window of time (check out our 10 tips to implement here). One strategy to include in your campaign is #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday right after Thanksgiving. The idea is to have…

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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 2023 will be underway. We’re heading into the season of giving. It is that time of year when donor dollars increase significantly. Year-end giving trends suggest that nearly one-third of annual giving happens in…

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Using Data to Tell Your Story

We say we’re #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group. However, for a communication and marketing person like myself, I will admit that data intimidates me. I prefer using words and emotions to convey ideas rather than numbers and excel sheets. So, how does that translate to our data-informed work at TCG?  In Nancy Duarte’s book “Data…

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Build a Data Dashboard in 7 Steps

We love data! If you’ve followed our team long, then you’ve heard this before, but we really are proud #datanerds. We also love utilizing data tools like dashboards to help visualize data (we break down why in this blog). Check out some of the dashboards we have created for other clients or projects to get…

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4 Reasons We Love Interactive Dashboards

We’ve said it in the past and we will say it again, we are proud #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group (TCG). Too often we work with clients who have data, but don’t know how to use it. Or maybe they lack a systematic approach to acquiring data or managing projects. We get it. We understand…

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“Act” in the PDSA Process

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’re now at the final stage of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle (review other steps here and here)! You’ve planned out your process, conducted your intervention, studied the results, and now it’s time to decide how to act. The Act phase of the cycle helps to determine what you…

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“Do” and “Study” in the PDSA Process

We’re continuing on our Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) series and today are taking a closer look at “Do” and “Study.” As a reminder, the PDSA framework helps organizations implement a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process. You can find a full overview of PDSA in this blog and this video. We break down “Plan” here.  Do Now that…

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“Plan” in the PDSA Process

You’ve completed your program evaluation (review those steps here) and got back your data results. Now what? After looking at your results, take a moment to assess. Are the results what you expected? Are there things you don’t like about the numbers? Did it bring awareness to an issue? Identifying a problem or issue you…

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