Creative Arts Center of Dallas receives Hillcrest Foundation grant!

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, and they are not slowing down! CAC plans to capitalize on the momentum built during Celebration 50, a year-long series of events during 2016, by implementing the Institutional Capacity Building Initiative. A first priority in expanding organizational capacity is reconfiguring the customer [...]

Client Awarded Two!!! Multi-Year Grants

Don’t let durable medical equipment get tossed out into the alley!

The Harold Simmons Foundation and the W. B. and Edna Zale Foundation have both recently granted multi-year grants to increase the nonprofit’s ability to provide durable medical equipment (DME) to more clients. DME Exchange collects gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, [...]

Client One of Only TEN Selected for the Chi Omega Christmas Market 2015

DME Exchange of Dallas was selected as one of only TEN beneficiaries by Chi Omega Christmas Market 2015. Christmas shopping was never so much fun! The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with 175 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday décor, women’s clothing and accessories, home [...]

Glass at The Rosewood Foundation

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/news.php/

A beautiful fused glass exhibit representing four generations of Caroline Rose Hunt’s family graces the Rosewood corporate headquarters. Truly gorgeous when viewed in person! Funding from The Rosewood Foundation has been key in the growth of the glass art instruction at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

Fundraising Success in 2014 for DME Exchange of Dallas

Annual Report 2014

DME Exchange of Dallas serves a unique need in Dallas. They collect gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and home hospital beds, refurbish and sanitize the equipment and then distribute it free of charge to Dallas County residents who have a financial need, no health insurance or [...]

Client Awarded Special Grant from NBC Universal

http://www.nbcdfw.com/video/#!/news/local/NBC-Universal-Grant-Helps-Flight-School-Expand/242657781″

The Frontiers of Flight Museum’s summer flight school at Dallas Executive Airport has been awarded a $25,000 grant from NBC Universal to help kids learn about aviation and careers connected to it. The grant was one of only 3 awarded in the DFW area!

NASA Summer Innovation Grant Awarded

The Frontiers of Flight Museum was just awarded a NASA Summer Innovation Grant in support of FOFM’s Flight School at Dallas Executive Airport!

Fundraising Success!

Strong fundraising success for the Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Miller Consulting client. During the past twelve months, the Museum has received grants from The Meadows Museum, the Hoblitzelle Foundation, the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Hillcrest Foundation, and The UPS Foundation. Funding helps supports the Museum’s education programs and exhibits. The [...]

Frontiers of Flight Museum on Flight as New Client

Miller Consulting recently added the Frontiers of Flight Museum to our client list.  The Museum’s collections include biplanes, historically important military and general aviation aircraft, a World War II exhibit, an extensive Southwest Airlines exhibit area, numerous commercial airline artifacts, the iconic Chance Vought V-173 Flying Pancake, and the Apollo 7 command module.

It's All About Your Co-Chair

Special Events ALWAYS require enormous effort, more time than ever imagined, nail-biting stress until the last curtain comes down, and uncertain timing. They also, if you’re lucky, mean a chance to work as a cohesive team, meet people you’d otherwise never meet, raise money and awareness for a good cause, and wok [...]

Dallas Social Venture Partners selects Reading & Radio Resource as One of Three 2011 Finalists

Reading & Radio Resource’s proposal to Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) to partner with them in a social enterprise project for Recorded Books has advanced to the final selection meeting. Here’s hoping!!

Miller Consulting Adds a New Client - Winfree Academy Charter Schools

Winfree Academy,http://www.winfreeacademy.com, is a school for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. They can attend school in a safe environment and work with staff members who have been specifically trained to work with at-risk youth. Miller Consulting will work with Winfree on Strategic Business Development initiatives [...]

It's All in the Ask

Elisabeth Dillon/DMN Staff Photographer

From left: Donna Miller of Miller Consulting, Rob Slovak, Reading & Radio Resource board president, and Betty Hersey, executive director.

The Dallas Morning News‘ Bob Miller writes Sunday, July 10, 2011, about Reading & Radio Resource’s work with area foundations, http://dallasne.ws/rkNNKn

The Moody Foundation, the Dallas Stars Foundation, and the Delta Gamma Foundation, [...]

Client Receives $25,000 grant from Hillcrest Foundation

Reading & Radio Resource recently received a $25,000 grant from the Hillcrest Foundation in support of Reading’s Vision 2050 Campaign.  Vision 2050, a $500,000 campaign, addresses infrastructure, technology, and program excellence needs.  The Vision 2050 Case Statement and proposals are written by Donna Miller of Miller Consulting.

Foundation Grant Received

One of my fundraising clients, Reading & Radio Resource, recently received a substantial grant from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation to support the organization’s mission of “reading for those who cannot read for themselves.”

Foundation Fundraising - Oak Cliff Chamber

Raising money for an established cause with a track record is one thing. Raising money for a new cause is another. An experienced fundraiser is invaluable in such a situation. I worked with the Oak Cliff Chamber’s Golden Oaks Awards to raise college scholarship for Oak Cliff high school students. We [...]

Interim Development Director

Experience and success managing both small and large fundraising teams means I am a quick study and can move into a management position right away. Your critical fundraising campaigns do not have to flounder or stop altogether if your development director leaves unexpectedly.

The American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter asked me to [...]

Major Gifts

For one organization a major gift may be $1,000. For another it might be $1 million.  No matter the size of the organization, the process of identification and cultivation of major gifts prospects is the same – that magic confluence of ability to donate and the inclination.

Remember an example when you gave more money [...]

Capital Campaign or Special Project – Case Statement Development

Reading & Radio Resource launched two successful special project campaigns in the past five years: one to update their audio recording systems and data storage systems to digital, and one to match a grant from the Department of Commerce to upgrade their radio station, Station NTRB – a Radio Reading Service.

Both special projects required the [...]

Capital Campaigns – Collateral Development

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration launched a capital campaign to raise funds for their new South Building.  Miller Consulting, in partnership with Global Images Design, developed a Campaign Communication Plan that communicated key messages through a series of postcards mailed to the parish members and posters mounted throughout the campus.

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