April 27, 2020

Albuquerque, N.M., (April 27, 2020) – The Bernhardt Consulting Co. has been selected by GRANGE FOUNDATION to assist with their fundraising, marketing and communications strategies.

Grange Foundation is a premiere nonprofit organization, founded in 1964 to support educat...

February 18, 2020

Expertise LLC Looked at 135 PR Firms in Albuquerque and Picked the Top 10

The Bernhardt Consulting Co. has been recognized by Seattle-based Expertise LLC as one of the top Albuquerque-based PR firms in 2020.  This is the fourth year in a row that Bernhardt Consulting Co...

January 12, 2020

I am pleased to again be working for New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) to develop fundraising materials and assist them with fund development.  With my roots in rural America, then as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor and as the head of agricultural...

November 24, 2019

An update to a blog written a couple years ago.

What will you be remembered for? Someone who was content at work?  Someone who earned a large salary?  I believe that most of us want a sense of meaning and purpose.

Over the years, I was fortunate to have had two grea...

August 30, 2019

While it is important to acquire new donors for your non-profit organization, it’s also very expensive.  Acquiring a new donor can cost 50% - 100% more than the donation received from them.

I am surprised how many non-profits take their donors for granted or even worse,...

August 27, 2019

Although approximately 19% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, historically less than 1% of charitable donations are directed to agricultural/rural issues and causes.  This has been a consistent statistic for many, many years.

Most donors give based on emotions...

December 17, 2018

I am writing this blog because of a recent article by The NonProfit Times entitled Don’t Pay Consultants a Percentage and also because of a recent phone conversation that I had with a professional contact who inquired about nonprofit consultant compensation.  I have al...

November 18, 2018

Today, most companies have cause-marketing initiatives to attract new customers while also bettering society.  This year, a company made two (2) six-figure donations to one of my clients.  Their intentions are to partner with the charitable organization to enhance the...

September 9, 2018

Editor's Note: This is an update of a blog that was posted on June 16, 2017.

Whether you’re securing a new job, or if you are a sales person at a company or a fundraiser at a non-profit, it comes down to relationships.  Organizations truly are the people who work there....

August 15, 2018

This article by Colin Fleming was in the Wall Street Journal on August 10, 2018. I'm posting it verbatim. I hope you find the article valuable.

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"Why do we often feel the need to pretend our lives are better than they really are? W...

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