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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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[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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[Podcast] Carter Crockett Talks Nonprofit Growth: Flourishing vs. Winning

Carter Crockett is an entrepreneur and a scholar who uses teachings from ancient philosophers to foster nonprofit growth. He works with startups and nonprofits to help people scale through storytelling, culture building and marketing strategies.  He’s a fractional CEO, or CMO, and kind of a marketing genius. He also has an interesting background as former…

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[Podcast] Jon Burgess on Celebrating Failure and Innovation in Nonprofits

We’re featuring Jon Burgess on The Modern Nonprofit Fundraiser podcast. Jon has worked as a JAG in the Air Force, an Air Force lawyer and a marketing professional at Apple during some of the most important years of the company. Now, he’s using his knowledge as the Chief Publishing Officer at David C. Cook.  Jon…

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[Podcast] Jenni Chacko of Empart Talks Donor Segmentation and Growing Generosity

This week, we’re highlighting our insightful episode with Jenni Chacko, co-founder of Empart. Jenni tells the funny origin story of Empart and how prioritizing culture has helped them grow despite changing donor priorities. We also hear Jenni’s fundraising strategies, including donor segmentation. Listen to the entire episode below.  To learn more about Jenni, or Empart,…

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