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Are you fundraising or friend-raising?

We’d never tell you to pass up a chance to secure money for your nonprofit, but we’re confident that dedicating more time and people power to your big-picture, long-term fundraising strategy will result in a more predictable and sustainable future.

Meet our marketers: Messaging your mission

By Heather HiseVice President, Marketing & Communications, and Senior Consultant Anyone else feel like the COVID years were a blur? Sometimes it’s hard to remember what we were doing during those years. But there’s one thing I know for sure: While everyone was hunkered down, Ashley|Rountree was scaling up to create a “one-stop shop” experience […]

Teaming up with donors to support higher ed diversity

By Kacy Noltemeyer and Keeley ParkerVice Presidents, Fundraising Solutions, and Senior Consultants The Supreme Court’s recent decision on affirmative action, declaring that race cannot be a factor in college admissions, has raised many questions for higher education institutions as they fulfill commitments to student diversity. And while those in school leadership positions have a lot […]

What moves us forward

Farmington was a plantation with slaves; its history is far from untainted. Part of the journey of creating Farmington’s strategic plan was understanding how sensitive this walk was going to be.

Stuff of dreams: Strategy and planning

Strategic planning is the bridge between dreaming big and achieving results, providing a clear and detailed roadmap to success.

When year-end is mid-year

While there’s a sense of urgency to giving by December 31, how do you capture donors’ interest at the close of your fiscal year?

Five reasons to “check under the hood” of your organization

An operational assessment involves a detailed look “under the hood” of your organization to uncover issues that are either existing pain points or have the potential to escalate.

In with the new … meet our leadership team

By Lisa Betson Resnik, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President Just six weeks into 2023, our team has hit the ground running. We spent a good part of last year determining how to structure Ashley|Rountree to best serve our client partners post-pandemic and, in the meantime, welcomed a number of new staff members and […]

Fundraising fatigue is real, but we’re not slowing down

Recently, our president and founder Jeff Ashley had the honor of being interviewed for a Business First article about the post-pandemic nonprofit landscape, particularly pertaining to fundraising. Clearly, things are…let’s say, different, from what we knew for a very long time. And different isn’t necessarily a bad thing […]

People News: A semi-goodbye and impending hello

As some of you know, my colleague and business partner Mark Rountree has been intentionally easing away from full-time work with Ashley|Rountree and Associates over the last several years. Now, it’s bittersweet to share that Mark will move into his long-planned semi-retirement, effective February 1, 2022. He will continue to collaborate with our team, albeit in a […]