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About Town with PMA {July Edition}

Are you taking a vacation this month? Or maybe you are stuck at the office on these hot, summer days? Either way, Patton McDowell & Associates is here to bring you the latest news in nonprofits. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or our PMA blog for the newest content. Also, we will be attending the […]

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Importance of Technology in Professional Development

Always changing, technology is rapidly becoming central to fundraising strategy. Three areas of technology play heavily – data management, mass communication and gift processing. Below are four tips for how staff can keep up on these nonprofit and fundraising trends. 1. Create a technology awareness strategy: According to Brian J. Nichelson, Founder of TechMatters Institute […]

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7 Keys to Developing a Strategic Plan

This month, the focus of the Patton McDowell & Associates blog is shifting from foundations to strategic planning. Today, with uncertainty in the economy and a greater focus upon responsibility, nonprofit organizations are revisiting past strategic plans and making changes to those plans or starting completely from scratch. In order for a strategic plan to […]

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