Sheryle Gillihan

Chief Executive Officer

Sheryle joined CauseLabs in 2010 and has grown with the company as a leader, strategist, and cultural ambassador. Growing up with her own poverty story, she has found her purpose in creating social impact. She fuses her hope for a better, brighter future with over 15 years of leadership, operations and technical management experience. Ranging from military to corporate to nonprofit sectors, she brings immense, diversified perspective and excellent coordination. Sheryle has served as a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, sits on several advisory boards, and empowers and equips leaders and project managers around the world on the successful rapid problem solving process she has pioneered with the team at CauseLabs.

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Gathering and Using Donor Data Responsibly

Your nonprofit’s mission is important, and you want to make the most significant impact possible. Which means you can’t depend on one-time donations. You have to cultivate relationships with donors. Using their data responsibly can convert one-time donors into recurring givers who advocate for your organization’s mission. But just because you can gather the data …

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Keys to Marketing Your Nonprofit

If your nonprofit’s marketing consists of regularly updating social media and hosting an annual benefit gala, you could be missing opportunities to connect with people who need your help and donors willing to assist. Creating a plan and being consistent in marketing your nonprofit is essential for growing and maintaining it. You don’t have to …

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Website Features for Nonprofits to Consider

You have a unique audience with specific needs that your nonprofit wants to serve. The question becomes how to use technology to help these people. To best serve this audience, you need to understand their unique needs. You also have to think critically about using technology to meet them where they are. This service includes …

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CauseLabs Names First Managing Director

TEXAS — Sometimes, as a business owner, you just know when you find the right employee. That’s what happened when CauseLabs hired Rebecca Colgate. Fast forward through nearly a decade of growth and change, and CauseLabs is thrilled to announce Colgate as its first managing director. “I don’t know if CauseLabs would have survived without …

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Leadership for a Global Crisis: What I’ve learned and how I feel

The United Nations Global Compact is holding special Academy Sessions centered around #UnitingBusiness. You can view the previous sessions and register for the future ones here. Below are my reflections from the first Academy Session: New Leadership for a Global Crisis. It Starts with an Opportunity Our normal social constructs have disappeared and our day …

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HCD Course Resources for Virtual Collaborations

On April 14, the CauseLabs team signed up for the free Human Centered Design (HCD) course hosted as a collaboration between Acumen and IDEO.org. If you’d like to sign up for this course, it may still be open for enrollment, but if not, they host it annually and our team takes it as a refresher …

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CauseLabs Joins the UN Global Compact

Strengthening its commitment to sustainability, CauseLabs formally announced that it became a signatory to the UN Global Compact on August 30, 2019. The Compact is an initiative for companies to align strategies and drive operational awareness around universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals. The UN …

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CauseLabs Mission Model Canvas worksheet

Part 5 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is the last section of our 5 part guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. You can read our previous journals here. Previously, we stepped into the shoes of the customer and identified how we will (10) Engage and (11) Reach the customer; next, we budgeted (12) How much it …

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Part 4 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is part four of our guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. Read the first four parts here in our journals. In the previous article, we listed the Key Activities that will (7) Solve the problem; (8) Listed the Key Partners; and identified (9) What we need to test the …

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Part 3 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

This is part three of our guide to the Mission Model Canvas: your business plan cheat sheet. Read part one and part two in our journals. Previously, we walked through (4) Write a potential solution, (5) Identify who you will help, and answered (6) “How will this solution make an impact?” In this article, we …

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Part 2 | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

Welcome to part two of our 5 part guide to the Mission Model Canvas worksheet. In part one, we gave an overview of the first three sections: (1) Start with a mission, (2) Have 3-5 core values, and (3) Define the problem your solution is aiming to solve. In this article, we will walk through …

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Intro | Working with the Mission Model Canvas

In this article, we’ll explore a few more pieces of the CauseLabs Mission Model Canvas to help you fill out your own worksheet. New to the Mission Model Canvas? Read more about it and how it can help you grow positive impact here. We’ll help guide the considerations for each section, but we won’t go into …

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