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Northwest Maritime Center’s Compass Rose a Beautiful Way to Thank Donors

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Check out the Pennisula Daily News’s story on Northwest Maritime Center’s compass rose created by donor pavers.  A beautiful, lasting, and organization-appropriate way to thank donors to their campaign.   http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009307289995

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Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy

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Uh oh.  We’re nervous and it shows.  At least, that’s what our friends at Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy tell us.  They report that the 2009 Summer Philanthropic Giving Index […]

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Looking for New Ways to Raise Money This Year?

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Be sure not to miss two recently published studies: http://www.charitablegift.org/docs/Gender-Study-Executive-Summary.pdf http://www.givingforum.org/s_forum/bin.asp?CID=611&DID=25090&DOC=FILE.PDF The first, from the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, found that fully half of women donors surveyed reported that they […]

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Case Study: Using Social Media to Achieve Your Goals

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Lara Littlefield’s posts last week laid out steps nonprofits can take before they begin using social media.  But have you ever wondered how your organization can actually use social media […]

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Social Media: Where to Begin

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Okay, you get it; social media is intriguing and may be useful for your organization. But where do you start? Deciding on your personal participation is different from an organization […]

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Tired of All the Hype Around Social Media?

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It’s true, at every training and conference these days, there is something about harnessing the energy of social media for your organization. Chances are though, if you are reading this, […]

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Halfway Through 2009: What’s Different and What’s the Same?

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I am writing this entry from Giving Institute’s annual Summer Symposium in sunny Puerto Rico where the ocean waters and breezes are warm, and I tried my first ever green […]

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Sonya Campion is NDOA’s 2009 Professional Achievement Award Winner!

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Sonya Campion, former TCG Vice President and co-founder of the Campion Foundation, received the NDOA Professional Achievement Award for 2009!  We’re incredibly proud of and grateful for Sonya’s accomplishements in our sector and […]

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Welcome to The Collins Group Blog!

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We at The Collins Group spend a great deal of time thinking about the state of the nonprofit sector, both here at home in the Northwest and across the country. […]

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