What’s Your Working Genius?

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Discover Your Talents and Strengthen Your Team On September 27th, celebrated author and management consultant Patrick Lencioni is launching his latest book, “The 6 Types of Working Genius: A Better Way to Understand Your Gifts, Your Frustrations, and Your Team,” and everyone here at Cramer is excited. We are huge fans of Patrick and his […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Recession

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How should your organization prepare for the challenges ahead? Recession. These days, you can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on a TV without hearing about it. This word conjures anxiety, fear, and horrible memories of economic downturns and crises past. At Cramer & Associates, we’ve been thinking a lot about the 2008 recession, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meaningful, Memorable & Motivational Volunteerism

Maddy Andrews | Client Services Manager, Cramer & Associates   Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a top priority in the business world. Companies across the country are actively fostering a culture of volunteerism and giving back with their team, and employees are truly taking notice. Whether through PTO hours allocated towards planned volunteer activities, […]

Why I Don’t Want to Go Back to Normal

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Throughout the pandemic, our team has been repeatedly inspired as organizations learned to collaborate in new ways, show empathy for one another, and remain resilient amidst continuous curve balls. And after almost two years, we’re hearing that many nonprofits are beginning to open their doors and come back […]

The Cost of Poor Organizational Health

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates Do you see limited employee engagement, poor execution of meetings, decreased connections among team members and inefficiencies in operations within your organization? These are the initial indicators of an unhealthy organization that could be costing your organization greatly. Anyone who has ever worked in an unhealthy organization knows […]

Unleash Your Team’s Working Genius to Increase Engagement & Bandwidth

Nonprofits transform our communities and are successful in doing so because of the hardworking staff and board members who live out the mission every day. These types of organizations are known for having limited staff and resources, which requires the entire team to work in the trenches most days, regardless of the title they may […]

The Power of Positive Disruption

Michelle Cramer, CFRE, President & CEO, Cramer & Associates One year ago, COVID-19 began to change the world around us. Our team saw firsthand the impact it was having on our nonprofit partners and the overwhelming disruption it caused for so many organizations. It was around this time last year when we started to receive calls and […]