By Kacey McCarthy | January 2018

We are all faced with making difficult decisions at times. Whether it is in our personal or professional lives, some decisions can feel impossible. How do you maneuver through the decision-making process, especially when it is something that you want…
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Ever have a bad day?

By Cindy Elifrits-Peterson | January 2018

Not that long ago I had what can only be described as “a bad day.” It included some tough conversations, an extremely difficult decision, a clash of ideas, an unexpected confrontation, and a clock-ticking deadline … all in a seven-hour…
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The Power of Family Giving

By Kacey McCarthy | November 2017

It is never too early to talk with your kids about the charitable causes you support and why you support them. Children will be excited about your enthusiasm for the organization, ask questions, and want to be a part of…
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Teaching to Give

By Rika Peterson | November 2017

Ask an avid donor about their first memory of giving. You’ll often be told a nostalgic tale of throwing change into the giving basket as it was being passed around at church or perhaps filling their Coins for Kids canister…
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Helping People Think

By Rika Peterson | September 2017

This summer the Maximizing Excellence Team spent some time working on the business, instead of in the business. We began work on a strategic plan of our very own, Cindy attained the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, and Kacey and I attended a…
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Who runs the world? Facilitators!

By Kacey McCarthy | September 2017

A facilitator’s main objective is to look at a planning process objectively and to keep the discussion on track while building consensus with individual ideas and opinions. Utilizing an outside facilitator can make or break the success of your strategic…
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