The Fundraising Talent Podcast

Asking Fundraising’s Difficult Questions

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I was especially grateful when, amidst her busy schedule just two days before the Raise conference, Kelly agreed to sit down for an hour for a conversation while I was in Chicago. Kelly and I hit it o...
September 17, 2019
It was a pleasure to check-in with Barbara and Peggy today to talk about how we can incorporate an organization’s program and admin staff into fundraising. Peggy kicked off our conversation by shari...
September 10, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Chad last year when I was invited by a mutual friend to the West Suburban Philanthropic Network. Chad is the Vice President of Development at DuPage Pads, a social servic...
September 8, 2019
After coming across some online discussions that Steve Grimes was a part of relating to the open data movement, I was interested to learn more. Steve has become an advocate and routinely speaks to non...
September 6, 2019
I was very grateful when Holly reached out to me after reading my book and suggested that we talk about the three fundraising personalities that I described in The War for Fundraising Talent. ...
August 26, 2019
Anyone who has raised meaningful gifts understands the tension between being an advocate for the donor and an employee of the organization. What I found most encouraging about my conversation with Kar...
August 16, 2019
This certainly tops the chart of questions that get some fundraising professionals really stirred up. Even the mere suggestion of commissions and other performance-based incentives will quickly get yo...
August 15, 2019
Last week I had the pleasure of connecting with Lisa Pieper and Mary Donahue - two very friendly, highly-energetic and enthusiastic woman who, like myself, have found much meaning and purpose in their...
August 9, 2019
The more I’ve talked with fundraisers like Lisa and Mary, the more aware I’ve become of how much misunderstanding there is about what fundraising is all about, how exactly it all works, and what i...
August 2, 2019
My wish for every nonprofit on the planet, large and small, is that they would enlist someone like Angeline who has a singular focus on ensuring meaningful relationships with their donors. As some org...
July 31, 2019

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