Category Archives: Education

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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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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“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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Putting Data into Context

At Transform Consulting Group, we are proud data nerds. Through our evaluation services, we help clients collect, analyze, and share meaningful data. In this blog post, we explained who to share your data with and why. In today’s post, we will go one step further by providing tips on how to present your data in…

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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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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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4 Steps of Strategic Planning

We have the privilege of working with several organizations every year to help create their “road map” or strategic plan for the next 3-5 years.  In the course of completing these strategic plans, we have developed a formula that guides the process by following four key steps.   1. Collaborate Good strategic plans are not…

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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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