Building Blocks

Raising our community one story at a time.

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Take Constructive Criticism Gracefully

I have some foolproof tips to help you receive constructive criticism gracefully. Listen. Don’t speak. Just listen. More...

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Are you thinking about millennials?

Understanding the generational differences and motivations unique to this group will be important when coming up with successful fundraising plans to cultivate a healthy donor base. More...

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Are you ready for a capital campaign? Part 2

The team at Butler is happy to help you consider the approach that’s best for your organization. To understand your organization’s readiness, we’ll review the following six criteria which we believe are key to a successful campaign.  More...

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Are you ready for a capital campaign? Part 1

Are you ready for a capital campaign? Your organization may have reached capacity. You may need to take your work to the next level. You might need to relocate to reduce expenses or better serve clients. But are you truly ready for a capital campaign? More...

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Why Volunteer

Truth be told, when I was younger, I was scared of going places where I didn’t know people and doing something new. And even though I like to think I am reformed now, I still feel that nervousness creep in sometimes.  More...

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Capital Campaigns that are Mission Blazing

So how do you ensure the capital campaign you envision is mission driven and your volunteers and staff are dedicated to the cause and love what they do?  More...

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One To-Do List to Rule Them All

A big ah-ha for me in Maura's class (and something I have to re-teach myself on an ongoing basis) is that email is not your to-do list. More...

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Happy Anniversary!

When I first interviewed for this position I knew it was the right place for me. Mollie explained that consulting with nonprofits in Austin allows for engagement in all different kinds of organizations and missions. The longer I am here, the more I realize how true that is. More...