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July 30, 2018

Humans begin telling stories soon after they learn the basic concepts of speech, with most 3- and 4-year-olds able to tell many stories, including autobiographies, fiction, and stories they have overheard. My 3-year-old son definitely cannot read yet, but he can tell you his favorite trains story from cover to cover.

So if we humans are wired to appreciat...

March 30, 2018

So you’re excited to start your next development position. Or, conversely, you’ve just hired a new Development Director and you’re pumped that this person will help your organization raise tons of money and world peace will finally be achieved!

Note: This blog is written to the new development staff person, but it applies just as equally to the organizatio...

February 22, 2018

As Denver and 19 other cities throughout North America wait to hear from Amazon about where their second headquarters, or “HQ2” will be located, we at ZIM wanted to dive into the pros and cons of HQ2 for Denver’s nonprofit community.


  1. Creating 50,000 new jobs—with an average salary of $100,000—could create 50,000 new potential donors. Development p...

January 24, 2018

We are approaching our favorite time of year – Girl Scout cookie season! We want to buy all the cookies, but we also want to take the opportunity to talk about earned income streams for nonprofits, and why every nonprofit should have one.

Bringing in over $800 million in a cookie season, Girl Scout cookies is one of the best-known nonprofit earned income r...

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