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May 10, 2023
DO YOU SUFFER FROM "NONPROFIT CLIENT CONFUSION" . . .

Often times we go through the motions, not really thinking on things, and then all of the sudden . . . a lightbulb goes off. This MIGHT be one of those times for you. nn MSG does so many strategic plans for organizations. In fact we have probably worked on about 5 just in the […]

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April 25, 2023
BEFORE YOU DEI . . . MAKE SURE YOU DYH . . .

Midwest Studies Group (MSG) is minority owned. Before coming to MSG, our team members have led organizations which may have been predominantly Asian, African-American, Native, Latino, and more. Even then, we do NOT consider ourselves experts in DEI training. nn Although DEI training is not one of our core focuses, our DEI knowledge and experience […]

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April 19, 2023
THE PEN IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL . . .

At Midwest Studies Group, we literally interview donors on a constant basis as we get them on board for a variety of fundraising, planned giving, and capital campaign projects. nn One topic we talk about is how they love being thanked the most. The amazing answer is that so many times we spend time thinking […]

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March 21, 2023
THREE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING BUDGET QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK …

Planning your fundraising goals? 4th quarter for many nonprofits is right around the corner. As you budget for the next fiscal year there are three fundraising goal questions we want you to keep in mind: n n 1) Is there a strategy behind your fundraising goals? Did you break down where your money is coming […]

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March 3, 2023
NONPROFITS WILL TAKE ALL YOUR JUNK . . . REALLY??!!??!!??!!

Accepting a donation at a nonprofit can be very rewarding but once in a while it can be pretty funny though. We can all remember stories of a donation that was accepted in which you basically got a pile of junk. How many of you have ever accepted a set of encyclopedias because the donor […]

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February 24, 2023
TWO SMALL/MEDIUM SIZED NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING PLANS WHICH SHOULD DRIVE YOU NUTS . . .

It should probably be no surprise that one of the top questions we get revolves around the growth of a nonprofit financially. Organizations constantly reach out to us, asking how they can increase their annual giving or planned giving programs. nnn When we listen to organizations on how they are trying to grow their giving […]

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