Let’s Talk About Hunger Action Month with Friends of the Firm

Photos of Dinky Youngsteadt-Parrish, Fr. Schalk, and Scott Marier

Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish, Dublin Food Pantry | Fr. David Schalk, Bishop Griffin Resource Center | Scott Marier, Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) September is Hunger Action Month, and the Cramer Team is celebrating our amazing partners who feed our community every day. More than 34 million people in the United States are food insecure, and […]

Let’s Talk About Cultural Competence with Friend of the Firm Dr. Patricia Larkins Hicks

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Founder and President, The Outcomes Management Group (OMG) Pat Hicks brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). She helps individuals and organizations learn and truly understand what it means to be culturally competent, and highlights the countless ways in which practicing these values can benefit everyone. Back in June […]

Creating a Thriving Philanthropic Ecosystem

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Summertime offers a great opportunity to break from our daily routines of meetings and zooms to enjoy the outdoors and witness all the ways that plants and animals interact with their environments. Whether it’s the pond in your backyard, or even something as big as the ocean, every ecosystem exists in a delicate balance. They […]

Let’s Talk About Community Advocacy with Friend of the Firm Solo Karoulla

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Chief Philanthropy Officer, Godman Guild | Co-Founder, Justice Vault As Chief Philanthropy Officer at Godman Guild, a longtime partner of Cramer & Associates, Solonas “Solo” Karoulla is advancing justice, equity, and inclusion for all individuals. He catapulted his efforts to an inspiring new level when he co-founded Justice Vault in May 2022. If you know […]

Giving USA 2022 At-A-Glance

Giving USA

According to Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021, 2021 was another outstanding year for charitable giving! Published by the Giving USA Foundation with research compiled by Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy, this report is the premier source of data on giving trends in the U.S. As a benefit […]

Let’s Talk About Mental Health with Friend of the Firm Kathryn St. James, Psy.D.

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President & Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio Inc. (BHP) May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At Cramer, we support and admire the amazing work that so many nonprofits do to end the stigma surrounding mental health beyond the month of May. Our partners at Behavioral Healthcare Partners of Central Ohio Inc. […]

Call Your Mother: Lessons in Donor Relationships

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO If you’re a parent like me, you know just how much it means to get a call from your child. Not just a Mother’s Day call or an emergency SOS call, but an out-of-the-blue, “thinking of you,” “how’s your day going?” call. It means more than I can say. I […]

Building a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Workplace Culture

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The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.[1] That’s 90,000 hours filled with the potential for engagement, growth, and satisfaction—or stress, exhaustion, and burnout. Your work life has a profound effect on your mental health. Whether that effect is positive or negative depends on your workplace culture. Culture is always there—whether […]