The Masterworks Blog

A collection of articles and essays about marketing, fundraising and branding.

Development professionals matter

If you’re the leader of a non-profit, I’d like a quick word with you. It’s about your organization’s development director (or manager or VP). Fifteen years ago, I was invited […]

Put yourself in your donors’ shoes

It used to be you sent an appeal letter out and got a check with a response device sent back to you. The process was clear. And you could (mostly) […]

Charity, the Church and Global Aid

I recently had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines with one of our clients, an international child sponsorship organization that has been working through the local church for over […]

Welcome our new team members

Posted by on July 8, 2015 in

We’ve got a great team at Masterworks and it’s always a pleasure to welcome new members — and not just because we celebrate with pastries from Poulsbo’s renowned Sluys bakery. […]

Who is the hero of your story?

As a fundraiser, one of the most important questions you should be asking yourself is this: “Who is the hero of my story?” If your organization’s fundraising is like most, […]

Team building: assessing and playing to your strengths

Last fall our team spent a day off site to learn more about each other and get in some good bonding.  Part of that day together included diving into our […]

3 Content Pitfalls To Avoid

Posted by on June 17, 2015 in

When I was at the CLA Outcomes Conference this year, I felt a certain amount of pride as a content strategist. Looking at the conference schedule, it was clear that […]

Intuition: How To Use It

Your intuition is a gift from God. It’s a key aspect of being creative in the image of a creative God. At the same time, however, when applied randomly, intuition can lead […]

Metropolitan Ministries, Masterworks take top AGRM web design prize

Posted by on June 3, 2015 in ,

Masterworks is thrilled to announce that the Metropolitan Ministries website was awarded top prize in web design at the annual AGRM National Convention. The website was created by Masterworks’ Experience […]

Our Spring 2015 Bi-Annuals

We recently wrapped up what I believe is one of the most unique things about Masterworks — our “Bi-annuals.” Bi-Annuals is an intensive week-long forum in which our senior leadership […]