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Current Blogs

It’s hard not to be riveted to the national political scene nowadays. When every day brings new twists and turns, it can feel like stepping back for even a few hours means missing a crucial development.

The dollars can be deceiving. As in: “Our Board give/get is $10,000 and most board members make that number.” Or: “Our board all gives quite generously.” What’s wrong with that picture? What’s wrong is what’s missing – the board as ambassadors.


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Current Newsletters

March 2019: Is Your Fundraising Recession-Proof?

Fundraising through a crisis is never fun, but it can be done. Cause Effective saw many clients continue to succeed in fundraising during the Great Recession, but they had laid the groundwork for continued support years before. Read more.

January 2019: Human vs. Machine: The Value of In-Person Training

Has an executive director's job become easier as a result of all the online information on nonprofit management right at their fingertips? Maybe yes, maybe no. Executive directors need information, but also thought partnership, empathy and peer support to find the best solutions to their organization's most entrenched challenges.  Read more.


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