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Future Energy Jobs Bill and Community Solar in Illinois – Podcast 0302017

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/310700918-tim-montague-830758139-future-energy-jobs-bill-and-community-solar-in-illinois-podcast-0302017.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this podcast I describe the new Future Energy Jobs Bill in Illinois and how it funds what we call ‘Community Solar’ whereby renters, homeowners with shady roofs, and low income residents can buy solar power from a community solar garden. The community solar array is hosted […]

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I do three things that free up capital for innovation and growth

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/310596407-tim-montague-830758139-what-i-do-renewable-energy-consultant.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download I believe companies can free up significant capital for growth and innovation by leveraging new technologies. It is now possible to save upwards of 80% off your current spend on electricity with rooftop solar and energy conservation with LED lighting. This is possible because the price of […]

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Solar Power Meetup & Happy Hour

I’m proud and humbled to be hosting the Central Illinois Solar Power Happy Hour (3rd Wednesday of every month) and the Chicago Solar Power Meetup (2nd Tuesday of every month).  The location of these events will move periodically. Contact me if you would like to host an event. Our first Central Illinois event is October 19th at Quality […]

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The Golden Goose of Brand Strength – grow sales with customer trust

by Tim Montague                         July 16, 2016 Smile. Under promise, over deliver. Get hard things done with cheerful promptness. Getting people to like you and trust you is 80% of the battle. You have to have great products and services, that’s a given. Trust has become a […]

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Making a Difference in East Central Illinois and Beyond

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] I’ve been busy in a good way. For the past nine months I’ve served as the Communications Chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals East Central Illinois Chapter. The AFP is the premier professional association for the fundraising profession. Our Chapter is made up […]

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Growing Your Donor Pool – Part 2

by Tim Montague, M.S., CFRE | @tgmontague | www.montaguebrands.com NOTE: This post was originally published October 4, 2012 as a guest blog on the Taylor Studios website: http://www.taylorstudios.com/blog/index.php/2012/10/04/donor-pool-2/ Improve Your Fundraising Success Rate with Outcomes-based Appeals By far and away the most vital part of fundraising is the ask. The simple act of asking for what you want is […]

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Growing Your Donor and Prospects Pool – Part 1

by Tim Montague, M.S., CFRE | @tgmontague | www.montaguebrands.com NOTE: This was originally published September 19, 2012 as guest post on the Taylor Studios blog (http://www.taylorstudios.com/blog/index.php/2012/09/19/growing-your-donor-and-prospects-pool/) Reaching a larger pool of prospects and donors is always a great way to expand your fundraising program. I caution all my clients that securing new donors is not […]

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Online Fundraising – getting the most out of your web and email fundraising

Online Fundraising – getting the most out of your web and email fundraising September 24, 2012 by Tim Montague, M.S., CFRE Raising money online is something that everyone wants to do better. If you want to get better at online fundraising (or get in the game), here are seven ways to improve your online fundraising […]

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