Do You Need a Donor Management System?
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Do You Need a Donor Management System?

Leading a nonprofit is a full-time job. In the start-up phase, when nonprofit teams are small and jobs are shared, it’s easy to communicate with team members about contacts made or tasks completed. In the flurry of growth activity, however, important information often becomes hard to locate because it’s spread across team member post-it notes,…

The Dilemma: To Speak or not to Speak?
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The Dilemma: To Speak or not to Speak?

As the leader of an organization, you’ve undoubtedly been faced with the challenge of delivering difficult feedback. While we may generally agree that feedback is an important part of growth, most of us are pretty uncomfortable communicating it. We don’t want to be perceived as arrogant or uncaring, and we know our words have the…

Building Trust with Your Audience Through Feedback

Building Trust with Your Audience Through Feedback

Building a strong relationship with your customers is key to having a successful business. If you’ve been around Anna Montgomery & Co very long, you probably already know that we believe one of the best ways to build strong relationships is by cultivating trust. There are lots of factors that are important in building trust…

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

When it comes to change, what’s your style? For some of us, change is a necessary evil. We’re generally leery of it, preferring the perceived safety of the known—even if we’re not too crazy about it—to the riskiness of the unknown. The people at this end of the change spectrum likely arranged the furniture in…