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November 1, 2023
Easy Way To Grow Your Annual Giving Program? Hug Your Nonprofit LYBUNT . . .

Do you have that one close friend or family member in life with whom distance does not seem to put a damper on your friendship? You might be separated by miles, but your relationship remains the same today as it was yesterday. nn Once a year, or even less often, you see each other, but […]

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October 24, 2023
BGCA Conference, Pushing Forward, and the College Scholarship Winner

n Now some of you might be reading this and wondering what does a BGCA Conference have anything to do with my nonprofit? What we are about to say can be connected to any organization. So keep on reading 🙂 nn Last week Midwest Studies Group (MSG) had the grand opportunity to be part of […]

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October 17, 2023
Connecting Basketball & THE #1 Marker For Starting A Capital Campaign . . . .??????

Ask yourself this question. Would you expect a first grader to hit 25 free throws in a row? Would you ever yell at, or shame, that first grader for not being able to do this task? Probably not as it's perfectly fine and normal for a first grader NOT to hit 25 free throws in […]

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August 24, 2023
What's The Difference Between A Homepage and Landing Page?

Do you know the difference between a homepage and a landing page? If you are scratching your head, don't worry. You are pretty much like everyone else in the world. nn One of our wonderful partners at Midwest Studies Group is IFC Studios. IFC Studios creates a variety of media outlets, including websites. Often times […]

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August 17, 2023
Your Nonprofit Aircraft . . . Can It Fly?

Nothing is more exciting than when a nonprofit organization starts to grow. More growth usually means more funding, for more clients, for more difference making. The question usually ends up being . . . how and when do you make that investment in growth? n nFar too often organizations grow based on their perceived need, […]

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August 10, 2023
Nonprofit Computer Buying Guide . . .

It's that time. The dreadful time in which you or a member of your staff need a new computer. It's that head banging moment in which you need to compare value vs need. nn We know one could say this is an issue in any industry or for yourself personally but in the nonprofit world […]

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August 4, 2023
Foundation & DAF Trends You Need To Watch . . .

2023 and 2024 are VERY important years to keep eye on Foundations and DAF (Donor Advised Fund) opportunities. Knowing how to navigate those waters can make a huge impact in how you ask for funding AND how you budget. n nHere are just a few things to keep eye on according to the most recent […]

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July 12, 2023
HOW ONE SINGLE NAME CAN KEEP YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN FROM SITTING ON A BOOKSHELF . . .

It's that time of the year. The time in which many of you are going to start your strategic planning process OR will be doing one in a few months. Either way, before you do, we wanted to share an important tip. nn As a firm who leads strategic plans on a consistent basis, you […]

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July 3, 2023
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!! YOU . . . ARE OUR GIFT!!!!

Another June has come and gone, which means another year has come and gone for Midwest Studies Group. Our firm has now been around for over 3 years!!!! Woo Hoo . . . nn Not only. have we been going strong, helping those with fundraising and strategic planning needs . . . we seem to […]

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June 15, 2023
SOME WEBSITE ADVICE FROM OUR FRIENDS AT IFC STUDIOS . . .

At Midwest Studies Group, we know some good advice when we see it. For our blog entry this week we wanted to share a great article written by Tony Kraayenbrink from IFC Studios. n 5 Hidden Costs of Website Downtime, the advice given on here can be relatable to nonprofits. n https://ifcstudios.com/5-hidden-costs-of-website-downtime/ nn IFC always […]

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