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My mission is to help organizations, communities, donors and volunteers attain their fundraising, digital communications and public relations goals in the most efficient, thoughtful, high-quality manner possible. I am an independent nonprofit fundraising and communications expert with extensive experience across Texas and beyond.

Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog was launched in 2011. Based on personal interests and experiences, it shares my work in the “trenches” of nonprofit organizations small and large, both the wonderful and the challenging moments. The challenges I discuss are meant to help readers learn that while missteps happen naturally in life, one can recuperate and even thrive once you deal with and move past them. Never say never!

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Since 2014, I have conducted my work from my dedicated home office. This allows me the peace and quiet necessary in order to conduct research and compose grant proposals, to develop and implement major gift campaigns, to write and design communications pieces, to manage social media and more. Some think I am part of a large firm, in part because I get so much done. But I am independent.

The main list of primary articles on Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog may be found by clicking the drop down menu at the top of the page.

You might enjoy a series of heartwarming and educational fundraising stories relating to certain personalities I have encountered in my work, “A Brief Account.” Additional sections focus on “Asking,” “Baby Boomers,” “Capital Campaigns,” “Connecting With Diverse Communities,” “Development as a Profession,” my “Portfolio | Photo Blogs” and more.

Use the “search” boxes to find articles that discuss issues and topics of interest to you. If you cannot find something, please reach out via my secure contact form. In all cases, I share links to outside sources you may find helpful, but keep in mind, link- and article-sharing does not necessarily indicate formal endorsement of them.

To read about the organization of and context for my articles and advice, follow this link to, “How Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog Works.”

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“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.”

Irving Berlin, American musician (1888-1989)

Sharing a slideshow of my father over the years all June, in honor of Father’s Day.

Images at the top of the page in the rotating series of headers were taken by me with an iPhone. Questions? Use the secure contact form to reach me.