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Strategies & Resources

Philanthropic insights, at your fingertips.

We strive to equip all of our philanthropic partners with the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to pursue their dreams and advance their missions. Explore our growing library of resources and strategies below.

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End-of-Year Appeal and #GivingTuesday Checklist

Whether you already have a plan in place for your end-of-year appeal and #GivingTuesday, or you need some inspiration, Cramer is here to help. This checklist will provide you with nine action steps for your end-of-year or #GivingTuesday appeal.

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Campaign Readiness Checklist

We’ve identified some Campaign Readiness questions to ask yourself about your organization. These questions will guide your organization so that by the time the need for a campaign becomes clear, you can rise to the challenge.

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Giving USA 2023 At-A-Glance

According to Giving USA 2023: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2022, total estimated charitable giving declined amidst economic uncertainty. What does this mean for nonprofits? Download our snapshot to review the key insights at-a-glance.

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A Nonprofit's Checklist for Meeting With a Corporate Giving Officer

Developing relationships in corporate philanthropy is crucial, and it all starts with a first meeting. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Prepare by downloading our checklist.

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Case Studies

North American Lutheran Church

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Habitat for Humanity–MidOhio

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

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  • Feasibility Study
  • Campaign Counsel

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Giving USA 2023 At-A-Glance

According to Giving USA 2023: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2022, total estimated charitable giving declined amidst...