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What happens after you tip your sacred cows?  In our previous blogs (one and two), we discussed how to identify your nonprofit’s specific sacred cows — those programs, events, campaigns, and practices that you perform religiously, often because that’s the way it’s always been done. Or sometimes our sacred cows are programs that represent too…

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Let’s say you’re committed to tipping some sacred cows. You are ready to challenge and evaluate everything: your mission, your approach, your revenue. How do you identify your organization’s specific sacred cows? In our first blog of this series, we discussed the various fundraising practices nonprofits perform religiously — often with the only strategy being…

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By Rachel Reid I had the opportunity to participate in Defining and Using KPIs for Measurability and Success, a webinar hosted by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) and sponsored by RHA Marketing. Elizabeth Engel, CEO & Chief Strategist of Spark Consulting, and Trevor Mitchell, Vice President of American Mensa discussed the importance of…

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Reprinted with permission by the author. Information overload – we all experience it personally, every day, with our emails and social media feeds and online media and print media and broadcast media, and that’s hard enough to manage. But in 2016, our associations ALSO struggle with information overload. We have many rich sources of data about…

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