We’ve all heard “sharing is caring” since we were kids (my daughter still reminds me when we play with her Care Bears). We were taught it in elementary school, and it still holds true in our everyday lives. “The sharing economy” concept has been around for a few years now, and it’s more than splittingContinue reading Sharing is Caring…and Advancing Your Mission
Stelter’s Senior Technical Consultant Lynn Gaumer has been busy keeping up on laws and tax reforms related to charitable giving. A few weeks back, she met with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for a celebratory signing of the proclamation to recognize October as National Estate Planning Awareness Month in Iowa, and recently she also had aContinue reading Special Update: Give Your Voice to the Charitable Giving Community
It’s no surprise that your work in the nonprofit world demands that you wear many hats, and all with expertise and poise. A phone call from a donor might put your afternoon in a whole different direction, while a last-minute presentation may have you running out the door. More and more development departments are beingContinue reading Why You Shouldn’t Try to Be Perfect at Work
“Does this make sense, and does it get us to the right place?” I hope you’ve asked yourself this more than once at work. (Some days, minute to minute?) It’s smart to engage the brakes from time to time, to pause to ensure that organizationally speaking, you’re headed in the right direction, with common causeContinue reading Is Your Nonprofit on the Right Track?
A few weeks ago, I shared that it’s time to re-think the self-mailer to get the best results from your planned giving mailings. Today, I’m giving you some insight into a simple but (many times) overlooked aspect of those mailing packages: the cover letter. This is often the first part of the mailing your donorsContinue reading 10 Ways to Knock Your Cover Letter Out of the Park
Been there, done that, right? We’ve all marched through the interview process at one time or another, sitting at the table, suited up or asking the questions, gathering war stories to share. When you’re the one making the hire, what you ask is more important than what you say. Today, we offer a few keyContinue reading Hiring Smart: Strategies for a Better Interview Process