Fundraising Resources

What Good Is It If You Don’t Use It?

| by Bert Armstrong

I’m that guy.  The impulse shopper who buys stuff on a whim, drawn in by the promise of greater productivity, organization, and efficiency. I'm a sucker for infomercials for things like the amazingly awesome NINJA blender.  And let's not forget those work and home electronics…

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4 Fundraising Metrics You Should Care More About

| by Bert Armstrong

Here at Armstrong McGuire, we are always talking with our clients about the importance of measuring effectiveness.  Saw a great article by Brady Josephson this morning in the Philanthropy Journal and thought our fundraising friends would benefit from it. Here is a link: 4 Fundraising M…

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A Resolution Worth Keeping

| by Bert Armstrong

As the clock approached midnight Saturday, I was home watching Mariah Carey’s production snafu on television. Now don’t judge me! Some of you who know me well will recall that I've joined in on some exciting New Year's Eve celebrations in past years.   I spent a little bit …

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Making the Case

| by April Anthony

Does your organization have a Case for Support or a Case for Giving?  Armstrong McGuire assists nonprofits with the creation of these important fundraising tools every day.  A case for support is a must for a capital campaign, a major gifts campaign, an endowment campaign and for y…

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What if Fundraising was an Olympic Sport?

| by Bert Armstrong

I’ve been staying up a little later than usual the past couple of weeks.  Every two years, the Olympics take over my television.  Since the timezone in Rio is an hour ahead of us, all the finale’s and best moments are being shown up to, and sometimes past midnight. So …

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Before, not after

| by Bert Armstrong

We have lots of reminders about what has to happen before we achieve desired responses.   Crawl before you walk Think before you speak  Work before play Look both ways before crossing the road You have to dream before your dreams can come true Those things …

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Finding Funding for Creativity

Armstrong McGuire's Senior Advisor Shannon Williams recently presented the program Finding Funding for Creativity at BCDC's statewide conference.  

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Happy To Be In The Middle

| by Bert Armstrong

I was born and raised the middle of three children, in a house that was smack dab in the middle of my neighborhood, in a town close to the geographic center of our state.  I was a middle of the road second baseman playing in the middle of the infield position throughout my short-lived b…

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I love #GivingTuesday! Who wouldn’t?

| by Daniel Pietrzak

What follows is a guest blog from our friend and colleague Daniel Pietrzak, Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing at Boys & Girls Clubs who offers a front line perspective on the value as well as the challenges faced by a local nonprofit in regards to the…

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