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Fundraising strategies for 2020

[Podcast] 3 Best Practices for Fundraising in 2020 with T. Clay Buck

On this episode, T. Clay Buck, recovering actor and reluctant data geek, joined us to discuss what fundraising leaders should be focused on as we wade into 2020 and beyond. He is the Founder and Principal of Tactical Fundraising Solutions a fundraising consultancy that helps fundraisers and nonprofits raise money more effectively through a systems-thinking…

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Nonprofit technology adoption strategies are critical.

[Podcast] 4 Things to Remember Before You Choose a Nonprofit Technology with Rubin Singh

Rubin Singh, the CEO & Founder of OneTenth Consulting, joined us to discuss the obstacles nonprofit leaders need to navigate as they adopt new technology, common mistakes that drive many nonprofit CRM implementations to fall flat, and the needs related to people and process that must be central to your platform adoption plan. Rubin is…

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Fundraising strategies during Covid 19.

[Podcast] 4 Keys to Fundraising During the COVID-19 Crisis with Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE

Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, joined us to talk about the challenges facing nonprofit leaders today and what we should be focused on, how we must balance empathy and urgency in our messaging, and her approach to navigating through each stage of a crisis: the response (our current phase), recovery, and resilience building. Barbara brings more than…

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Maintain donor trust with these strategies.

[Podcast] 3 Ways to Build Donor Trust at Your Nonprofit with Andrew Olsen

Andrew Olsen joined us to talk about the decreasing trust that Americans have in NGOs to “do what is right”, what nonprofits should do to proactive build donor trust, and his suggestions on how a nonprofit’s posture toward donors directly impacts their ability to deliver on the mission. Andrew is a #1 Best Selling author,…

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Learn donor trust strategies.

[Podcast] 3 Things to Remember About Donor Trust with Shannon McCracken

Shannon McCracken joined us to talk about the current fundraising landscape, why trust and relevancy our essential now more than ever, and her take on what nonprofit leaders should focus on amidst times of crisis and uncertainty. Shannon is the CEO of The Nonprofit Alliance, and lead the association through rapid growth since its launch…

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Donor loyalty key insights from Hilary Noon

[Podcast] 3 Keys to Donor Loyalty from a VP of Insights, Analytics and Experience, Hilary Noon

On this episode, Hilary Noon joined us to talk about the first-ever Donor Loyalty Benchmark Study, why donor loyalty is a metric fundraisers should be pursuing and a few practical insights nonprofits can use to cultivate donor loyalty. Hilary has committed her entire working life to serve with and on behalf of nonprofits. She is…

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Responsive Fundraising Podcast

[Podcast] Nonprofit Leadership: Clarity and Authenticity

Beth Fisher joined us to discuss the lessons nonprofits can glean from how for-profit businesses approach growth, the importance and primary characteristics of good leaders, and how vulnerability at work can help unlock your team’s full potential. Following a career in the for-profit sector, Beth is currently the VP of Advancement & Communications at Mel…

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Responsive Fundraising Podcast

[Podcast] Nonprofit Storytelling: Bridging the Giver and Good Gap

Matt Mundt joined us to share how CURE International bridges the gap between givers and the good that gets done by integrating story into every donor touchpoint.  Matt serves as the Senior Director of Marketing for CURE International. In this role, he collaborates daily with his team to come up with the most creative and…

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Responsive Fundraising Podcast

[Podcast] Why Being A Data-Driven Nonprofit Is Crucial Amidst Uncertain Times

On this episode, Justin Ellis took us into the trenches to see how a successful VP of Development approaches their work amidst uncertain times. We discussed the importance of development staff being data-driven decision-makers, the difference between transactional and transformational, and how to transform asks into investment invitations. Justin, the VP of Development at Thompson…

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Responsive Fundraising Podcast

[Podcast] Cultivate Lasting Donor Relationships During COVID-19 and Beyond

Ryan Brown joined us on The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to share how Food for the Hungry cultivates lasting donor relationships. We discussed the power of “full heart” donor development, the need to continually pivot to stay relevant, and why waiting for “normal” will lead you to focus on the wrong tactics. Ryan is the Chief…

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