Category Archives: Communities

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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“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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3 Steps to Establish Clear Outcomes

Evaluation is key in determining if your program is making the desired impact. While critical, evaluation can be an overwhelming and intimidating process for organizations. We have worked with several clients to help them embark on the journey of evaluating their program(s). At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), we follow a four-step evaluation process. The first step…

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4 Steps to Complete a Program Evaluation

Are you accomplishing what your organization set out to accomplish? At Transform Consulting Group (TCG), we know you’re doing important work. We also know you are passionate about serving your community. But are you actually doing it? And if so, how do you prove it? Program evaluation can help your organization determine if the change…

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Strategic Plan Step 4: Tools to Create

Congratulations! You have journeyed through the 4 steps of our Strategic Planning Process and you’re ready for the final step: Create. (We covered steps 1, step 2, and step 3 in previous blogs). The goal of a strategic plan is to develop timely, relevant, and action-oriented plans for the future of your organization. Once you…

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Strategic Plan Step 3: How to Reach Consensus

We are continuing our blog series on strategic planning by focusing on Step 3 of our 4 Step Strategic Planning Process: Facilitate Consensus. Read more about our previous strategic planning blogs in this series here, here, and here.  The main purpose of this third step is for the strategic planning team to start to reach…

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