About Jake Croman

Jake Croman is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, where he is a sophomore American Culture major in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

4 Fundraising Tips For Your Small Business

Starting your small business can be an adventurous and opportunistic time in your career. However, it can also be quite a challenge if you haven’t handled large sums of money before. Even though your small business may have the right leadership, business strategy, and internal support, the risk of starting a new business is high. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T13:30:37+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 4 Fundraising Tips For Your Small Business

From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork

Teamwork is an essential and useful trait in all sectors of life. It’s a cornerstone for building collaborate environments, respecting various viewpoints, and helping to build thriving projects and businesses. Without strong cooperation, communication and innovation fails to take firm root in our everyday lives. A vital soft skill for many projects and assignments in [...]

By | 2017-07-20T20:13:11+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on From the Blackboard to Boardroom: Lessons in Teamwork

Fundraise Successfully in the Digital Age

It’s a truism that in order to expand an organization, you need money. Though this cliche likely began in the for-profit, business world, it’s doubly important where it concerns the nonprofit charity sphere. After all, unlike businesses, charities don’t have streams of revenue that they can rely on to consistently cover operating costs, keep the [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:44:14+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fundraise Successfully in the Digital Age

Why Commitment to Providing Equal Treatment is A Smart Business Move

Treating all people equally isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s also good for business. Organizations that discriminate, or are complicit in supporting discrimination against certain groups of people, are at a competitive disadvantage relative to peers that promote inclusivity and tolerance. Public perceptions of your business matter. In fact, the future success and [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:44:14+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Commitment to Providing Equal Treatment is A Smart Business Move

How Charities Can Appeal to Millennials

As consumers and trendsetters, young people born in the 1980s and 90s have tremendous influencing power. And along with rethinking workplace culture and values, millennials are now reimagining charitable giving in the 21st century. Despite eschewing membership in political and religious institutions, young adults in this demographic are more socially conscious and mission-driven than generations [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:44:14+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How Charities Can Appeal to Millennials

Fundraising Tips for Student Organizations

Student organizations are a great way to get involved on your campus and engage with your classmates and the surrounding community. Most colleges and universities offer hundreds of different organizations and clubs for students to join, from sports leagues and Greek life to community service groups and clubs based on members’ shared interests. The extent [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:55:31+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Fundraising Tips for Student Organizations

Why College Students Need to Develop Digital Research Skills

Most of today's college students--myself included--are considered “digital natives.” We grew up with the internet and we’re used to living in a world where we can Google the answer to anything within seconds. But our comfort with digital communication and smartphone use doesn’t automatically translate into our knowing how to digital research, or how to [...]

By | 2017-07-20T20:11:04+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why College Students Need to Develop Digital Research Skills