Internal Operations

Does this sound familiar meeting scenario sound familiar? Your weekly staff meetings are probably up and running and back to normal after the holiday season. Leaders are wandering in 15 minutes after the start time and the meeting is running over by more than a half an hour. Someone realized that no one did an […]

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Developing Your Case

A capital campaign sometimes sends organizational leaders into writing a case for support and asking questions about the different pieces that are included. Leadership oftentimes discusses philanthropic or campaign  publications and communications including brochures, newsletters and letters with beautiful layouts and designs. However, your leadership should start with the different components needed to take the […]

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Board Engagement: It Might Start With A Question

Do you ever wonder why your Board members aren’t engaged in the meetings? Or wish they were more involved with your nonprofit organization? Today most Board meetings are filled with staff reports and lists of mundane action items. This happens meeting after meeting and Board members loose further interest in being engaged. Board members often […]

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Organization Files – Getting Started in 2018

Case Files or Resources aren’t words you might be using as we prepare to roll into the new year and they certainly are not top of mind for most development committees or your CEO / Executive Director. But, assessing your organization’s mission and putting together your case resource file should be part of your 2018 […]

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Develop the #GivingTuesday Gratitude Plan

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner and most of us have big plans to engage our community. Executive Directors, CEOs, Development Directors and Development Committees spent time planning the #GivingTuesday strategies and now you are executing those key strategies. With #GivingTuesday only a week away, this week is the time to check your plan to […]

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Ten Central Master Planning Tactics for Nonprofits

Nonprofits today are realizing that long-term planning is imperative to thrive, grow and create the biggest impact. Typically, a master plan conversation is sparked because an organization begins to think ahead and wants to coordinate the use of physical space with its program and service needs, or its infrastructure is aging. With our philanthropic partnerships, […]

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Does Your Nonprofit Need to Develop a Master Plan?

Today more than ever nonprofits know that they need to develop a long-range plan for the organization. This gets donors, stakeholders, volunteers, and investors excited for the future, but more importantly they want to know that the plan can become reality. Cramer & Associates has worked alongside many philanthropic partners, including Franklin Park Conservatory and […]

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Set Your #GivingTuesday Plans Into Action

Did you participate in #GivingTuesday last year? It’s time for your organization to start planning whether you participated last year or this is your first time. #GivingTuesday is in its sixth year and is continues to grow. In 2016, more than $177 million dollars was raised online and 1.64 million gifts were given. More than […]

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Michelle Cramer Serves on G.I.R.L. 2017 Host Committee

Michelle Cramer, CEO & president of Cramer & Associates, was recently featured in Columbus CEO for her service as a host committee member to help bring G.I.R.L. 2017, the Girl Scouts’ triennial national conference to Columbus.   On October 6-8, 15,000 girl and adult members will visit Columbus for the meeting, participating in leadership building […]

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