Don Carmichael

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The Four Habits of an Effective Board

by Don Carmichael on 12/24/19 6:30 AM

A board can go bad for a number of different reasons whether it’s apathy, disengagement or infighting, when you put people together in a room all sorts of things can happen. But we’ve found that...

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Four Questions to Test Your Leadership

by Don Carmichael on 8/27/19 6:30 AM

Being a good leader of an organization is simple but not easy. Below we've included four different things to look at to see if you're successfully leading your organization.

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Do You Have the Right Year End Giving Campaign?

by Don Carmichael on 10/22/18 6:30 AM

Your year-end has the potential to be your best time of giving, but if you aren’t prepared for it, then you won’t be able to use it to its full potential. Below you’ll find a step by step plan...

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Making the Most of Your End of the Year Giving

by Don Carmichael on 10/15/18 6:30 AM

Have you started planning for your Year-end giving push? If not, keep reading!

Year-end giving offers a tremendous funding opportunity for private schools, Christian ministries and nonprofits....

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How a Small Amish Ministry Raises Big Bucks With Shotguns

by Don Carmichael on 12/4/17 5:30 AM

You probably wouldn’t think of the Amish when you think of fundraising success stories.  But you may want to think again!

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How Give-Back Fundraising Events Can Change Lives and Raise Big Money

by Don Carmichael on 8/14/17 5:30 AM

What would be a better fundraising option for you – a product sale fundraiser where your participants sell candy bars or a give-back event where your participants take a half a day helping...

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Sporting Clay Shoots: Raise Major Dollars With a Blast

by Don Carmichael on 5/15/17 5:30 AM

If your organization has been doing the same hum-drum fundraising events as everyone else – golf tournaments, 5K’s, banquets, walkathons – you should give serious consideration to hosting a...

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How 100 Hole Golf Marathons Can Change Fundraising

by Don Carmichael on 4/10/17 5:30 AM

Your organization has to raise $30,000 to $100,000.  You don’t want to sell candy bars and you don’t want to waste your volunteers’ time on uninteresting and low-yield fundraisers.  So what are...

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6 Keys For Highly Successful Fundraising Events

by Don Carmichael on 3/27/17 5:30 AM

So you’re looking for a major fundraiser that can raise more than $5,000 or $10,000 for your school.  In fact, you’re probably wondering what are the best fundraising options available, which ones...

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5 Keys to Making Your School or Nonprofit Organization Financially Sustainable

by Don Carmichael on 3/6/17 5:30 AM

Do you ever find that there’s too much month left at the end of your money?

If you’re a board member or key executive with your school or nonprofit organization, have you ever looked at your...

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