Fundraising in an Election Year Requires Strategic Planning

By Katie Pearson / January 31, 2024

Fundraising in a presidential election year requires striking a delicate balance between aligning with hot-button issues and preserving an organization’s mission. At VISIONALITY, we’ve identified patterns in donor behavior during election cycles, revealing the profound impact of politically debated topics on fundraising dynamics. During a presidential election, organizations tied to contentious issues like gun control,…

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Parental Leave Done Right

By Katie Pearson / July 17, 2023

VISIONALITY’s Taryn and Katie answer some questions about their own parental leave experiences and how organizations can do family leave right. What was your biggest fear during the leave planning process? T: My biggest fear was feeling like I would need to open my email while on leave, even though I knew I wasn’t going…

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Authentic Work Relationships 

By Jeanette Villanueva / February 17, 2023

To me, disagreeing with someone is not about getting into a fight or about unkindness. It’s about how different opinions can lead to better work outcomes. Amy Gallo at the Harvard Business Review, says “By working through conflict together, you’ll feel closer to the people around you and better understand what matters to them and how they prefer to work.” I agree.

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The Magic of a Team in a Time of Grief

By Emily / January 25, 2023

There is little that lights up Emily’s eyes more than when she talks about the benefits she can provide to her employees; VISIONALITY provides time off for voting, is a permanent remote working environment, and encourages its employees to get out of the office and take mental health days. However, she has a tough time…

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Stopping Hate Is Up To All Of Us

By Emily / November 22, 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. On the eve of TDOR, a gunman opened fire in an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning/queer) club in Colorado Springs, murdering at least…

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Commit to Fight Against Antisemitism and Hate

By Emily / November 21, 2022

VISIONALITY is committed to supporting and lifting the voices of people locally, nationally, and globally. We work to educate ourselves and be advocates for all. We try to speak out when we see those in our community and around the world dealing with injustices and recently, the Jewish community has been under attack. Vlad Khaykin, director…

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The Five Faces of Giving Tuesday

By Emily / November 21, 2022

It is well documented that we at VISIONALITY are not fans of Giving Tuesday. And so, on this (not) Giving Tuesday, a day where many very deserving nonprofits will feel pressured to expend precious resources to “go big” and are unfortunately overshadowed by mega organizations, I want to share with you five BETTER ways to…

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Forging a DEIJ Partnership

By Llewellyn / August 29, 2022

For many years, VISIONALITY has faced a major hiring challenge: attracting talent from our local Latinx community. To exacerbate the problem, the more specified our job descriptions are to fundraising, the less likely we are to bring Latinx candidates to final-round interviews. This problem must be overcome. As nonprofit consultants who serve counties that are…

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Nine Accommodations We Made to Create a Parent-Inclusive Workplace

By Emily / June 16, 2022

Many companies begin building parent-inclusive-environments (yes, I made that up) when a working mother steps into a c-suite leadership role. VISIONALITY is no different, except she was our first employee! When Llewellyn joined VIS, she was learning to be a first-time mom, and I was learning to be a first-time employer. We built the system…

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