"When You're Going Through Hell,Keep Going"

Posted by Dan Fietsam on Apr 29, 2020 7:22:11 PM

Admittedly, it’s a tough quote. From a tough man.

But we’re all going through something extremely tough right now.

And we’re all looking for strength and conviction – and inspiration – to not only get through a devastating pandemic and economic upheaval, but to adjust and adapt to a new world and a new way of life unfolding every day.

Without a doubt, uncertainty is overwhelming. The direction is unclear. The news is not all that good.

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Tags: Brand Consulting

Greetings from Scotland

Posted by Mark Harris on Apr 29, 2020 7:13:21 PM

"THE SUN WILL SHINE ON YOU AGAIN”

We take our inspiration from Captain Tom and send greetings from Scotland.

We hope everyone is staying as safe and as sane as they can during this challenging situation.

Emma and I wanted to say a quick hello and echo the words of Captain Tom Moore as he celebrates his 100th birthday. While our mills and tanneries are closed for now, we just wanted to send a note that we were thinking of our clients and friends. And for those of you perhaps not familiar, Captain Tom has risen to a national treasure.

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Tags: Scotland, Captain Tom Moore

The Show Must Go On

Posted by Dan Fietsam on Apr 15, 2020 7:40:40 PM

In this year like no other, we understand that most schools are grappling with canceled or postponed commencement ceremonies.That is why we are humbly proposing a program that we hope can help in a small, but meaningful way.

Introducing the Commencement Gift Program 2020 by Harris Made

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30 Ways to Navigate, Define, Distill and Reboot

Posted by Sharon Lear on Apr 15, 2020 7:33:00 PM

How are you managing the fundraising engagement journey during a crisis?

Here are things to think about with your co-workers!

A. What is Your Vision?

1. For your employees?

2. Stewardship and engagement?

3. Communicating your strengths?

4. Events?

5. Is your case more relevant now? In all areas of giving?

6. Can you build disaster relief into your future case for support?

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IS ALTERING YOUR BRAND’S LOGO THE BEST THING TO DO RIGHT NOW?

Posted by Dan Fietsam on Apr 2, 2020 3:34:50 PM

As we all come to grips with living with social distance at least until April 30th, if not longer, everyone we talk with is overwhelmed, confused, frightened and not sure what to do.

It’s a weird mix of being terrified and bored.

Specifically, people who are in the business of brand and marketing communications are moving as fast as they can to help guide their clients through these uncharted waters.

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BEING THERE

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 17, 2020 5:05:55 PM

 

On March 15, the BBC posted about Becky Wass, a woman from Cornwall, England, who created a postcard, that offers help to neighbors who are self-isolated in her community. Her vision is to spread kindness instead of fear during uncertain times.

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McGill's Rallying Cry

Posted by Emma Harris on Mar 17, 2020 5:05:39 PM

When you’re proud, sometimes it feels good to display your passion, right?

McGill University’s “Made by McGill” rallying cry for their bold $2B campaign is a case in point.

Serving as a creative platform to showcase the strength and optimism of a University on the cusp of its bicentennial in 2021, it’s an ode to the eclectic McGill experience that unites its graduates worldwide. The look and design of the platform was very inspiring.

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The heart of campus is the heart of a design

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM

 

Read below about how the oldest structure in Milwaukee, WI was the inspiration for Marquette University’s donor gift.

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Strengthen Relationships Through Donor Data

Posted by Sharon Lear on Mar 3, 2020 5:30:00 AM

In our previous post we posed 20 questions to ask about your donor data. It's an empowering exercise. But you also need to put your answers into action.

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Add data power to customize your donor experience strategies

Posted by Sharon Lear on Feb 1, 2020 6:48:00 PM

Understanding donor data unleashes the power to your conversations, relationships, and strategies. You will enrich your stewardship planning and practices by sharpening your knowledge of fundraising metrics, demographics, donor retention, donor recognition, and communication preferences. 

We offer 20 basic questions to start.

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