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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Should I Give?

By Kacey McCarthy | July 2017

What makes a donor decide to give to one organization over another? Some give because of a personal experience with an organization. Others give because of who asked them. And yet some give because they feel it is the right…
Read More

All Hail the Donor?

By Rika Peterson | May 2017

Who is your target audience? Is it your donors? Volunteers? Staff? Community? Which group is or should be the focus of your attention? I never understood the weight of answering this question until recently. A thoughtful article found its way…
Read More
Maximizing Excellence, LLC
Phone: (605) 271-9970
Address: 101 N. Main Avenue #310
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
© 2016 Maximizing Excellence, LLC. |