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Dana Snyder on Digital Strategy

  Dana Snyder of Positive Equation joins the Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss social media and digital strategy for nonprofits. During our conversation we covered the dance marathons that first sparked her interest in college, how to make your mission stand out in the busy online landscape, and how to connect more deeply with your…

Casey Davis on Fundraising Partnerships

Casey Davis, the Executive Director at the Diabetes Research Connection, joins the Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss her experience leading a growing nonprofit through transition and trials. During our conversation we discuss Casey’s “partner with” fundraising approach, the importance of having a holistic fundraising strategy, and why Casey is optimistic about the industry’s future. Diabetes…

Chris Hammond and Jen Linck on Nonprofit Marketing Plans

Chris Hammond and Jen Linck of CGC joined The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to get deep into the practical details, steps, and strategies of crafting an effective nonprofit marketing plan. Chris Hammond founded CGC in order to simplify the giving process between nonprofits and corporations. He developed this unique concept as a result of his experience…

JB Stark on Resiliency and Growth at The Trevor Project

JB Stark (they/them) joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to talk about leading their team to resiliency and growth during COVID-19 and beyond. JB  is the Director of Individual Giving at The Trevor Project and is honored to work with Trevor’s family of donors who support the organization’s operations and growth. Prior to this, JB worked…

[Podcast] Stacy LeBaron on Podcasting and Pivoting

Stacy LeBaron joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to talk about delivering animal welfare services during times of crisis and the power of pivoting. Stacy has been involved in animal welfare for over 20 years. She is the host and founder of Community Cats Podcast, a 5 day a week podcast show where she interviews nationally…

[Podcast] Matt Barnes On Nonprofit Storytelling

Matt Barnes of Rogue Creative Development joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to encourage nonprofits to focus on their stories, take a relational approach, and create brands that authentically express who they are. Rogue Creative Development is a creative agency and production company out of Orange County, CA that loves to tell stories worth telling. Most recently,…

[Podcast] Brian Numainville on Organizational Insights for 2021

Brian Numainville, consultant, speaker, and author joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss his observations from 2020, where nonprofits might be missing opportunities, and his future outlook. Nonprofit Surveys: Your Nonprofit Needs to Ask Questions An accomplished consultant and the president of NUMINSIGHTS LLC, as well as a principal with Retail Feedback Group, Brian partners…

Cameron Ripley, Community Boost
[Podcast] Cameron Ripley On Nonprofit Marketing

Cameron Ripley joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss the latest trends in nonprofit marketing. During our conversation we discuss the lessons learned from hundreds of nonprofit marketing campaigns in 2020, the essentials of successful, digital-first fundraising plans, and what organizations must double down on as they plan their go-forward digital strategies. Cameron is the CEO…

Sarah Landman On Personalized Donor Stewardship

joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss personalized donor stewardship. During our conversation we discuss the tie between theatre and fundraising, key donor signals nonprofits must tune in on, and how you turn signals into more…

Steven Aguiar On Growth Marketing for Nonprofits

Steven Aguiar joins The Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss how nonprofits can grow their donor base through digital acquisition and paid campaigns. During the conversation we discuss essential elements of digital marketing campaigns and why a…