Mayes Wilson & Associates

Archive: April 2020

Steal these 5 ideas for a great #GivingTuesdayNow

Julie Whelan Capell | There’s a very special Giving Tuesday coming up on May 5th.  Organizers are billing it as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. To get involved, start with some well-timed emails. In the days leading up to #GivingTuesdayNow send a couple of messages to your whole list sharing […]

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Celebrate Earth Day in a new way

By Sara Wilson, CPCC | Earth Day during COVID-19 could really be an Earth Day. It is overwhelming when paying attention to statistics on deaths, unemployment, businesses teetering… In small print, there is environmental good news like global decreased air pollution, vegetable seed sales skyrocketing, more people walking and on a light note, dogs are […]

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How to celebrate Earth Day at a distance

By Sara Wilson, CPCC |  If you work for an environmental or conservation organization, you no doubt had some fun, in-person activities planned for April 22nd. Activities that now cannot take place due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. What to do? Here is a list of ideas: Create a downloadable toolkit that parents and […]

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Don’t stop fundraising now!

By Julie Whelan Capell  |  In one month, we’ve gone from business as usual, to social distancing measures that have forced most organizations to cancel or postpone the special events, lunches and donor engagement activities essential to meeting end-of-year income goals. In this situation, it’s tempting to throw previous plans out the window, downsize fundraising […]

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Is it time to start cancelling fundraising events?

Julie Whelan Capell | Many of our nonprofit clients are wondering how long to wait before making a decision on cancelling fundraising events scheduled for this fall. It’s a hard decision, doubly difficult if your annual fundraising budget is riding on a successful event.  Most organizations have cancelled all in-person events through July but are […]

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