The Fundraising Talent Podcast

Asking Fundraising’s Difficult Questions

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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
It’s always helpful to test some of my beliefs and assumptions with my podcast guests. I was grateful that Judi North and I were able to compare notes on how CEO’s and consultants can get i...
July 19, 2019
David Burgess is boldly asking the question of whether a college degree or similar requirements are necessary prerequisites to a fundraising career. David believes his efforts to break down such assum...
July 11, 2019
Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. recently explained in an Washington Post op-ed that the University of Alabama returned his $26.5 million gift after he voiced his opinion about the state’s recent abortion bill...
June 25, 2019
Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. recently explained in an Washington Post op-ed that the University of Alabama returned his $26.5 million gift after he voiced his opinion about the state’s recent abortion bill...
June 19, 2019
It was certainly a pleasure to connect with Sarah Jennings who has enjoyed a twenty year fundraising career and is now completing doctoral research that is contemplating the dynamics of what makes for...
June 17, 2019

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