Susan J. Ragusa
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Making the Case for Board Education – With Heavy Hitter Help

Okay, so I don’t mean to be an I-told-you-so, but I cheered at recent news that GuideStar, the respected information source on nonprofits, is collaborating with BoardSource, the expert on all things board-related, to include “essential board leadership practices” in GuideStar’s organizational profiles.Nonprofits will have…See More
Apr 1
Susan J. Ragusa posted a blog post

Giving Boards A Helping Hand

I’ve been addressing board issues and needs in my recent blogs. It’s not that the board is the only entity that…See More
Feb 27
Susan J. Ragusa posted a blog post

Reach Out and Retain A Donor

Remember that old AT&T slogan, reach out and touch someone? It’s come to mind lately as I’ve been making phone calls to donors as a board member of a Hudson Valley nonprofit. Yes, full disclosure for first-time readers: the board practices I recommend are ones I know have merit as a nonprofit strategist and from firsthand use.My purpose is to thank donors for giving. As I’ve stated before, I’m a firm believer that thanking donors is key to retaining them. I also advocate building…See More
Feb 3
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Your business type:
Nonprofit Strategist
Types of products or services offered:
Specialties: Nonprofit Board Development, Donor Relations & Communications, Fund Development, Individual Giving & Strategic Planning.
About Me:
My consulting work in the nonprofit world keeps me on the move as an authentic participant and candid advisor to clients. These experiences enable me to bring firsthand knowledge, fresh thinking and focused energy to every project.

I take a wide-angle lens to clients’ challenges. My solutions are grounded in the realities of what works and what’s required for successful fundraising, solid board development and strong relationships with donors.

Friends and colleagues call me a networker by nature (fact: I was linked up before Linked In) and a “we can do better” catalyst for every cause. I’m always happy to prove them right.
If your nonprofit is looking to boost its bottom line – and what organization isn’t? – reach out and let's talk.
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Making the Case for Board Education – With Heavy Hitter Help

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

Okay, so I don’t mean to be an I-told-you-so, but I cheered at recent news that GuideStar, the respected information source on nonprofits, is collaborating with BoardSource, the expert on all things board-related, to include “essential board leadership practices” in GuideStar’s organizational profiles.…

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Giving Boards A Helping Hand

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

I’ve been addressing board issues and needs in my recent blogs. It’s not that the board is the only…

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Reach Out and Retain A Donor

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:56pm 0 Comments

Remember that old AT&T slogan, reach out and touch someone? It’s come to mind lately as I’ve been making phone calls to donors as a board member of a Hudson Valley nonprofit. Yes, full disclosure for first-time readers: the board practices I recommend are ones I know have merit as a nonprofit strategist and from firsthand use.

My purpose is to thank donors for giving. As I’ve stated before, I’m a firm believer that thanking donors is key to retaining them. I also advocate…

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The aha! of rebranding

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 3:09pm 0 Comments

Rebranding We know the for-profit world doesn’t hesitate to rebrand to keep up with changing times, markets, and technology. What of the nonprofit world? How often do organizations ask, Are we still the same org? Is our mission still relevant and accurate to what we really do on the ground, day in and day out? Does our name reflect us today and…

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