Board Recruiting and Training Seminar Conducted by Donna Miller

Donna Miller of Miller Consulting recently conducted a seminar for the Nonprofit Learning Lab, a national nonprofit that connects, supports, and develops individuals seeking to lead the nonprofit sector. Building an Effective Board of Directors: Raising Funds and Thinking Strategically guides you through recruiting board members, team building with board members, and fundraising [...]

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 [...]

Miller Consulting clients receive Bloomberg Philanthropies grants

Two Miller Consulting clients recently received two-year grants from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen nearly 300 small- and mid-sized organizations within six cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through the two-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will offer $30 million of unrestricted [...]

Texas Health Resources Foundation Platinum Sponsor

Texas Health Resources Foundation teed up as the Platinum Sponsor for The 8th Annual Ray Darby Charity Classic Golf Tournament benefiting DME Exchange of Dallas, http://www.dfwdmeexchange.org/

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!

Carmelite NGO new fundraising client

Miller Consulting is honored to announce new client, the Carmelite NGO, http://www.carmelitengo.org

The Carmelite NGO (non-governmental organization) is a tax-exempt 501 c 3 founded in 2001 as a way to bring the aspirations and voices of the poor and marginalized to the global community. At the present time, the only [...]

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 [...]

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.

The Best Sales/Fundraising Lesson Ever

The best sales and fundraising lesson I ever received was during my first professional job out of graduate school. I was working in a one-person office, responsible for everything from filing IRS documents, to writing concert programs, to picking up guest artists at the airport. It was easy to get lost in everyday [...]

Client receives $40,000 from The Hoglund Foundation

One of my clients, Reading & Radio Resource, recently received a two-year $40,000 gift from The Hoglund Foundation. The gift supports the campaign Vision 2050. I wrote the case statement for Vision 2050, so it is doubly exciting to see such success!

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.”