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Facebook Events: Why do they matter to your nonprofit?

Posted by Isabel Phillips on Nov 11, 2019 2:29:12 PM


At CDS we’re somewhat contrary when it comes to events as fundraisers because of the time and energy they can take to organize. However, they’re great friend-raisers and serve as a platform for you to build awareness in the community you serve beyond your core supporters.

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Topics: special event galas, special events, charity auctions, non-profit charity auction

Come Together with Communication

Posted by Isabel Phillips on Sep 23, 2019 12:34:09 PM


We’ve all been on one side or the other of a big communication blunder, whether you received the same email twice from two different people, or someone gave you the wrong address for an 8AM meeting so now you’re late.

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Topics: board management, meeting leadership, professional communication, staff management, development professionals, organizational leadership

The Silver Lining in a Horribly Dark Cloud

Posted by Isabel Phillips on Jul 3, 2015 7:33:08 AM


A little more than two weeks ago, the clouds thickened in our Charleston community and the torrential rains came.  First, there was a torrent of hate, fear and horrible slaughter.  But then came an even more overwhelming storm of love, forgiveness and Christian grace.  It makes me think of the promise of the rainbow from the scriptures.

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