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Poetic Inspiration from Rita Dove

April is National Poetry month. I have often turned to poetry–both as a reader and writer–especially during those moments where I am seeking…

1 Year and 7 Nonprofits Later…

March 24th marks the 1-year anniversary of the launch of Three Notch’d Nonprofit Solutions! What began as a desire to tap more deeply…

Lessons From My Mother

Last month marked one year since my mother’s passing from this earth. This past year has been marked by moments of heartache—for her…

Five Ways to Curb Burnout {Guest Post}

In the final post of the Burnout Blog Series, guest author Jamie Blackburn explores the causes of burnout and outlines practical tips for…

The 1-2-3 of Annual Reports

If you’re the director of a nonprofit (especially an emerging one!), creating an annual report can seem like one more thing on your…

The Three C’s of Three Notch’d

Three Notch’d Nonprofit Solutions is grounded in 20 years of experience in the nonprofit world. I have had my hands in various pots…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Ellen Spangler. With nearly twenty years in nonprofits, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. My first love will always be museums, but I have also cherished my work in education and membership organizations. I’ve worked as a Development Director, Communications Director, Educator, Trainer and Project Manager, and now own and operate a consulting business, Three Notch’d Nonprofit Solutions. Read more

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