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Strategic Budgeting Is the Missing Piece to Your Organization’s Success

Posted by on May 22nd, 2024
Posted in Blog, Strategic Planning

Investing in a transformative strategic engagement stretches the resources of most nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions. A refresh of your brand strategy, embarking on a new strategic plan, or a major fundraising campaign happen at most twice a decade. 

Here are a few ways we’ve seen nonprofit and school leaders shift their mindsets around budgeting to deliver on the transformative promise of their strategic engagement with Mission Minded.

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Does Your School’s Brand Need to Claim “Academic Excellence”?

Posted by on May 13th, 2024
Posted in Blog, Independent Schools

What’s driving our reconsideration of academic excellence and its relationship to your school’s brand?

When independent schools first began to embrace the idea of building a strategic brand, it was because they saw an opportunity to stand out in a sea of sameness. What do you do when what makes you unique becomes the baseline?

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Did You Meet Your Enrollment Goals? If Not, Take a Look at Your Brand

Posted by on April 22nd, 2024
Posted in Blog, Independent Schools, Nonprofit Branding

Are your school admissions numbers lacking? Your admissions numbers are directly tied to the strength of your school’s brand. When you can send strong signals to families about your brand and community experience before they’ve ever set foot on campus, you’re one step ahead in communicating your unique value.

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Seize the Moment: Why Now Is the Right Time to Craft Your Bold Strategic Plan

Posted by on April 12th, 2024
Posted in Blog, Strategic Planning

Your organization has never had a better time to harness this collective interest in bold social change.

Your stakeholders are primed to roll up their sleeves to help you foster lasting impact, but how can a strategic plan work to your advantage? Here are three extraordinary outcomes we’re watching schools and nonprofits accomplish through strategic planning.

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The Problem with Fundraising Communications

Posted by on March 20th, 2024
Posted in Blog, Nonprofit Communications, Nonprofit Copywriting, Nonprofit Fundraising, Nonprofit Messaging

Why do we communicate with and cultivate donors by sending signals that are inauthentic to the ideals of equity woven into our brand, values, and mission?

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Powered by Praise: How Recognition Drives Greater Career and Organizational Success

Posted by on March 7th, 2024
Posted in Blog, Coaching

Being a trusted performer can be lonely — whether you’re at the top of the org chart or not. You neither seek nor expect much praise. Learn why celebrating your own achievements benefits not just you, but your entire organization.

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