When and How to Create a Strategic Plan

We often talk with clients who identify barriers to their success, but they don’t realize that they may need to create a strategic plan in order to accomplish their goals. In other cases, our clients do recognize their need for a new strategic plan, but they lack the expertise and capacity to develop it on…

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2021 Giving Trends: What Does the Data Mean for Your Organization?

The data is out! We now have access to giving trends from 2021 and are looking at the implications these numbers will have on your organization’s strategies moving forward.  Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021 shows national giving last year remained strong following a record 2020, with individuals, bequests,…

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How to Develop Data and Evaluation Competencies in Your Staff

More and more organizations are working towards building a data-informed culture. We talked about what it means to be a Data-Informed Organization in this blog. As we have been working with organizations to build and strengthen their culture to be data-informed, an essential component of this work is building the capacity of their team. All…

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8 Signs You Need to Hire a Consultant

We are heading into the second quarter of 2022, and are you wondering if you need to hire a consultant? Before joining the Transform Consulting Group (TCG) team, I worked 13 years in the nonprofit sector as a practitioner and leader who hired and managed consultants. Now, as the consultant, I’m on the other side…

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Are You Engaging Women Donors?

Does your organization’s fundraising strategy include women? If not, it should. A growing body of research and data highlights the positive impact women make on charitable donations and the behaviors that are unique to this group of donors. While working through your organization’s fund development plans and implementation strategy consider how you can activate women…

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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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