Essential online tools and resources for nonprofit organizations In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive digital world, online tools are essential. When you have access to so many resources, it can be difficult to narrow your choices down to one or two. The team at Graf-Martin Communications also knows that nonprofit budgets may be limited. So,

How to Pick A Consultant

Does anyone really know what the word “consultant” means? Often we know we need specialized support as leaders, but we don’t know who to trust. So, we hire a consultant. It’s no small thing when an overwhelmed non-profit leader hires our team members as consultant, bringing us on board to consult with them on strategy,

Change Maker Moments with Shaila Visser

In this episode of The Change Makers Podcast, Shaila Visser discusses the shift to virtual community, the importance of taking a sabbath and how hypothesis testing allows your organization to be agile in a world that is always changing. This is a great advice for non-profit, ministry and church leaders. Before you listen to this
WATERLOO – July 15, 2020 – Brother Andrew, Christian missionary and founder of the organization Open Doors, began encouraging the church in Eastern Europe and Russia in July 1955. After observing thousands of communist youth experiencing a shortage and a deep need for Bibles, Brother Andrew took hundreds of trips in a Volkswagen Beetle, transporting
10 Podcasts to Discover

10 Podcasts to Discover

Many of us are housebound at the moment, trying to keep busy during this time of physical distancing and self-isolation in light of COVID-19. Podcasts are a great way to spend your time and there are many excellent podcasts out there. Today, we wanted to share 10 great Podcasts (in no particular order) from some
Living Out Your Brand in a Crisis

Living Out Your Brand in a Crisis

This week, the Executive Director of a non-profit organization we’re working with on a rebrand with told me that she’d heard, “It’s a great time to rebrand.” I’d agree – mostly because it’s a critical time to live out your brand – and if you don’t know what it is, it’s the right time to
Hope International
HOPE International Development Agency Cancels 1.5-Million-Dollar Critical Fundraising Events WATERLOO – March 13, 2020 – At this moment, there are over 1.1 billion media mentions of COVID-19. Canadians are nervous about their health, the economy and the events they were looking forward to, including charity gatherings. In the media, there is almost no mention of

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