Mayes Wilson & Associates

Category: Planning

What are you attached to?

Sara Wilson, CPCC |  On my recent trip to Africa, what began as a simple act of generosity turned into a surprisingly strong mental challenge that made me reflect on attachment. We can be attached to things, people, our self perceptions, the list goes on and on. It turns out my attachment was to a […]

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9 Important Mid-Year Questions

Sara Wilson, CPCC | Mid-calendar year, a-l-r-e-a-d-y.  I hope you’re enjoying summer cook-outs, Frisbee golf, and vacations to new and exciting places.  I just got back from a wonderful week in Mexico! But summer isn’t all fun and travel.  Maybe your kids are home and you are juggling their activities and schedules. Maybe yard work […]

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Don’t Forget to Plan Your Fund Development Activities for the New Year!

Julie Whelan Capell | While you’re updating your annual plan through a “possibilities” lens, try doing the same with your fund development plan. Try these ways of reframing the exercise: 1)  Look at one or two organizations in your town that are very different from yours and see if there’s anything they’re doing that might […]

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Annual Planning: Don’t let the chaos keep you from leading

Sara Wilson, CPCC | I thought of calling this “Annual Planning in Times of Chaos” but realized times of turmoil can be times of great possibilities and growth.  The trick is to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the uncertainty.  One way to do this is to return to your annual plan. When was the last time […]

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Need Fund Development or Evaluation Support?

Julie Whelan Capell | New MWA Associate Julie Whelan Capell says “I’ve noticed that grants and evaluations can be pain points for many small organizations. At MWA we bring the expertise so you can focus on the things you are good at.” We’re pleased to formally announce a new Associate here at MAYES | WILSON […]

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