The Art of Maximizing Your Branding Opportunities By: Donna Shultz Graphic Designer, Donna Shultz Design You’ve hired a designer to create an invitation for an upcoming fundraiser. Or maybe you need to make a banner for your next event. Perhaps you have partnered with another organization and your logo is to be printed in an […]
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By: Melissa Lagowski President, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group After months of planning for your upcoming annual event, you find that there’s very little time available to work on the volunteer component of staffing the operations. Without volunteers, the event comes to a screeching halt. Ugh. How are you going to […]
By: Vishen Lakhiani Founder, Mindvalley What is positive thinking? Many motivational speakers have spoken time and again on the power of positive thinking. It may sound cliché but it really does work. In fact, positive thinking has gained so much traction since the late 90’s that psychology has a separate field to study it called […]
By: Stephanie Nivinskus Founder, SizzleForce If you’re like many non-profits, fourth quarter is when you ramp up your fundraising campaigns. After all, Giving Tuesday, the biggest donation day of the year for many organizations, is right around the corner (November 28th, to be exact.) Knowing this, and the fact that more than 30% of annual […]
By: Melissa Lagowski President, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group At 11 years of age, I wrote to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and requested a kit for creating backyard carnivals to fundraise for those who struggled with Muscular Dystrophy. At the time, I could have never imagined devoting the rest of my life […]
By: Melissa Lagowski President, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group When I first became an Executive Director, I was so excited! I couldn’t wait to roll up my sleeves and dig into the work to make my organization and the community prosper and thrive. But it didn’t take long to realize that running […]
By: Amy Schiffman Principal and Co-Founder, Giving Tree Associates It’s that time of year when most boards are closing the books on this fiscal year and planning for the next. Perhaps we’re spending time reviewing new programmatic, fundraising and operational strategies or putting the finishing touches on next year’s budget. But I’d like to make […]
By: Melissa Lagowski President, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou Think back to the last time that you had an AMAZING customer experience. Was it on […]
By: Melissa Lagowski President, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group As our peak event season is ramping up, I am constantly reminded how crucial communication is to success! From staff to volunteers to program participants to donors to Board members, communication is vital to organizational success, and yet, due to the demands and […]
By: Katie George Grant Writer, Big Buzz Idea Group Spring has arrived with the promise of fresh and new! We at Big Buzz Idea Group quite naturally love this time of year; the hive is humming and people are buzzing with energy and activity, preparing for the longer days ahead. It’s that time when New […]