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Philanthropy Podcast: A Resource for Nonprofit Leaders and Fundraising & Advancement Professionals

Explore the fields of philanthropy, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, and more to become a better development professional or volunteer. Find ideas to benefit the institutional advancement efforts of your non-profit, charity, or organization and submit your challenges to be featured in a show. Connect with industry experts for in-depth interviews, hear important topics discussed in depth, discover the latest in innovative ideas in philanthropy, and learn from reviews of conferences, books, and services in the field.

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The Joy of Fundraising - My Own Take on Why I Love Our Work - Episode 35

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast This week, I’m going to go back to a topic that I interviewed a few guests about early on in the show, where we find joy in our work. As we near the end of many organizations fiscal years, that means reflecting on the year past, planning for the year ahead, and hopefully getting a jumpstart on some early success. Perhaps you’re coming off a great year where you hit your goals and then some, or you might be coming off a year where you came in under budget. Either way, it’s good to step back and remind ourselves why this work can be so meaningful and enjoyable. I interview Katy Hall about this topic in episode 3, John Chandler in episode 4, and Patrick Landry in episode 17, but today I'll take some time to give my answers to some of the questions I asked them and to reflect on some of the other reasons I love our work. Links in this week's episode: Please take the Philanthropy Podcast Listener Survey! Episode 3 - The Joy of The Ask with Katy Hall Episode 4 - The Joy of this Vocation with John Chandler Episode 17 - The Joy of the Story with Pat Landry Join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/thephilanthropypodcast Follow us on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod Join our LinkedIn group by following this link and feel welcome to follow me on LinkedIn but please send a note with your request so I know you’re a listener! If you would like to improve your meeting scheduling, Philanthropy Podcast listeners are receiving a special offer of two free weeks for ScheduleOnce, the scheduling tool I use for quickly and professionally scheduling meetings with my constituents.. Get your two weeks free at www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/scheduleonce Audible is offering a free 30 day trial with one free audiobook download if you visit www.audibletrial.com/philpod. Right now I'm listening to Radical Candor by Kim Scott as our office works on open and direct communication skills. Once again you can get your free 30 day trial and free audiobook download at www.audibletrial.com/philpod.

45mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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The Importance of Donor Retention and How We Can Improve Our Efforts - Episode 27

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, I discuss donor retention, its importance, and what we can do to improve our organization's donor retention. I explore some of the systemic need for better retention efforts, how we can be donor-centric in our approach, and the latest research on donor retention in the non-profit sector.   This week, I want to remind you that if you find my work valuable and want to support me and The Philanthropy Podcast, you can do so by becoming a patron of the show on Patreon. You can click here to choose to make a donation to the show.   Anyone giving at the $5 per month level will be invited to a monthly conference call for patrons only in which you can ask me your questions.   As always, you can follow The Philanthropy Podcast on one of our social media outlets including: Twitter: @PhilanthropyPod Facebook: The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page Linkedin: The Philanthropy Podcast LinkedIn GroupSignup for a free 14 day trial of ScheduleOnce to make your meeting requests more professional (Click here).   Links from this week's episode: Fundraising Effectiveness Project Professor Adrian Sargeant's Research University of Plymouth's Center for Sustainable Philanthropy

33mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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How New Tax Legislation Impacts Philanthropy - An Analysis of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Episode 34

Today we talk about how 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 affects the work of nonprofit fundraising and the ways donors are incentivized or disincentivized to give philanthropically through the tax code. We'll discuss the charitable tax deduction laws, the standard deduction changes, the impact of changes in SALT (State and Local Taxes)  deductability, the increase of the estate tax exemption, the reduction in marginal tax rates, which businesses and individuals benefit from the tax law changes, whose giving is likely to increase and decrease, and what tools nonprofits can use to encourage wise giving methods from their donors such as Donor Advised Funds, shifting from seasonal giving appeals to cause and need-based giving appeals, and more. If you would like to improve your meeting scheduling, Philanthropy Podcast listeners are receiving a special offer of two free weeks for ScheduleOnce, the scheduling tool I use for quickly and professionally scheduling meetings with my donor prospects. Get your two weeks free at www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/scheduleonce Audible is offering a free 30 day trial with one free audiobook download if you visit www.audibletrial.com/philpod. Right now I'm listening to Getting Things Done by David Allen as I've realized I need to tweak my time management and organizational system with my new job and Getting Things Done was highly recommended by a friend. Once again you can get your free 30 day trial and free audiobook download at www.audibletrial.com/philpod.

57mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Research Based Fundraising Resources - Episode 026

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, I highlight fundraising resources available to you that are research based and which cite their methods and sources. This episode came as a result of searching for annual appeal techniques that are backed by evidence and struggling to find them. We look at four main resources, The Science of Philanthropy Initiative, the Lilly School of Philanthropy, the Social Innovation Review, and NextAfter to examine what each offers, how they might be useful to you in your practice, and how we can all contribute to a more evidence based approach in our field.   My one request from you this week is to follow The Philanthropy Podcast on one of our social media outlets including: Twitter: @PhilanthropyPod Facebook: The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page Linkedin: The Philanthropy Podcast LinkedIn GroupSignup for a free 14 day trial of ScheduleOnce to make your meeting requests more professional (Click here).   Links from this week's episode: Science of Philanthropy Initiative Lilly School of Philanthropy Social Innovation Review NextAfter

23mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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High impact questions - 70 questions covering the giving cycle stages of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship - Episode 11

Today's episode of The Philanthropy Podcast provides seventy high impact questions to cover each phase of the giving cycle: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. With 70 questions you will better know your benefactors, what their values are in life, what they hope to accomplish in their philanthropy, and how your organization's needs align with their hopes. Also, we launch our Patreon page with a limited time giveaway of an mp3 version of these questions without commentary to allow for you to prepare on the way to your future donor visits. Whether you're flying, driving, taking a taxi or a bus, or walking, you'll be able to listen to these questions and be better prepared to have a meaningful conversation with your benefactor that helps them make a more meaningful gift that has a greater impact on your organization. That and a chance to contribute your high impact questions and receive a thank you on episode 13's show! Today's links: Become a patron and receive your limited time bonus gift on Patreon! Find me on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin

29mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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Fifteen Tips And Tools To Improve Your Networking At Conferences - Episode 21

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast we discuss how to make the most of a professional development conference through networking and marketing yourself. This episode idea came up while I attended a conference last week and heard numerous attendees discuss the challenges that social anxiety created in networking and presenting yourself at a conference. I don't claim any clinical expertise for helping with social anxiety, but what I wanted to create was an episode to help people who cover the spectrum of comfort in these situations.    This week, I encourage you to join our LinkedIn group for discussions on topics covered in the episodes and sharing of articles of interest in the field. You can join our LinkedIn Group here to join in conversations with our show listeners.   Remember, you can connect with me and our listeners on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod   If you think The Philanthropy Podcast has helped you or others in your work, then please visit and support my effort to bring high quality content in our field with a gift of $1 per month or more. Be part of the community of people dedicated to helping share the message of new and innovative ways to better support the causes you support and the values you hold. Visit thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome to support the show.

48mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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High impact questions - An overview on what they are, why they're so important, how to use them, and more - Episode 10

Today, our episode of The Philanthropy Podcast is a solo episode where I'll be exploring high impact questions as a tool in a questioning strategy. The ability to ask the right questions and guide someone’s exploration of their philanthropic goals and intentions is a great skill to develop in major gift work, corporate relationships, planned giving, alumni relations, or any other fundraising role where it's important that you connect with people. So I’ll share a few high impact questions, but also we’ll explore why and how you want to use them and some lessons I’ve learned from finding guests for the show.   Some high impact questions translate well across all non-profits and I’ll share a few of those in the episode but before going through a much larger list in our next episode, I wanted to start by explaining why using high impact questions is important and what we’re hoping to learn when we use them.   As you enjoy the show, remember you can connect with me on Twitter where I'm @PhilanthropyPod and use the hashtag #philanthropypodcast or on Facebook at The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page.

30mins

16 Jun 2017

Rank #7

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Planning Your Online Giving Day - An Interview With Tiffany Khan, Director of Sun Devil Giving at ASU Foundation - Episode 24

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, we're joined by Tiffany Khan, Director of Sun Devil Giving at the Arizona State University Foundation. Tiffany and I discuss giving days and preparing for the challenges of an online giving day, building communications tools that help distribute ownership and engagement, choosing the date of your giving day, considering how to give other departments notice to prepare for the load they'll see, providing instant recognition for giving day donors, and more.    This week I'm asking that you consider participating in the spirit of International Podcast Day, and share a note about The Philanthropy Podcast on a social or professional network this week. To encourage others to try podcasts, think about sharing how you use this podcast and ask for their recommendations as well. I've included three links below to share a pre-written post to LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook with just a click. If you send me a screenshot or tag me, or The Philanthropy Podcast, in your show, I'll be sure to give a shoutout to your organization or an organization of your choosing on an upcoming episode. As always, you can subscribe to The Philanthropy Podcast if you haven't already by visiting www.thephilanthropypodcast.com for links to help you subscribe on iTunes, Android phones, or Windows phone or for a listing of the social media networks where you can find me.   Click to post to LinkedIn: "I listen to www.thephilanthropypodcast.com to find new fundraising ideas & tips. How do you find ideas to improve in your work?"Click to tweet: "I listen to www.thephilanthropypodcast.com to find new #fundraising ideas & tips. How do you find ideas to improve?" Click to share to Facebook: The Philanthropy Podcast Website   If you think The Philanthropy Podcast has helped you or others in your work, then please visit and support my effort to bring high quality content in our field with a gift of $1 per month or more. Be part of the community of people dedicated to helping share the message of new and innovative ways to better support the causes you support and the values you hold. Visit thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome to support the show.   Links in this week's episode: Tiffany Khan (LinkedIn) ASU Foundation (Facebook) ASU Foundation (Twitter) Campaign ASU 2020  Share The Philanthropy Podcast on LinkedIn  Share The Philanthropy Podcast on Twitter Share The Philanthropy Podcast on Facebook

34mins

24 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Growing Your Organization and Sharing Your Story - An Interview with Todd Bol, Creator and Executive Director of Little Free Library - Episode 18

Our guest on The Philanthropy Podcast is Todd Bol, creator and executive director of Little Free Library. Todd shares his advice from the growth of Little Free Library, how they collect and share stories from partners across the globe, and his advice for anyone who feels like they're close to quitting on a non-profit they've helped create or grow. Learning about Little Free Library is a great way to celebrate National Book Lover's Day today!   One item Todd and I don't specifically discuss, but which comes through in the interview and might be one of the most important lessons for fundraising professionals is the way that Todd uses stories to communicate his points and how he's able to tie Little Free Library's work to any number of stories and angles. As we think about how we present our stories, listeners will benefit from listening to how Todd and Little Free Library have adapted their story to appeal to many different audiences and to communicate many different aspects of their organization.   This week, I encourage you to join our LinkedIn group for discussions on topics covered in the episodes and this week to join in on recommendations and discussions of books you've enjoyed related to your organization and our field. You can join our LinkedIn Group here.   Remember, you can connect with me and our listeners online at: The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page, another way to be part of the conversation around our episodes @PhilanthropyPod on Twitter for the latest news and interactions thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome: If you think The Philanthropy Podcast has helped you or others in your work, then please visit and support my effort to bring high quality content in our field with a gift of $1 per month or more. Be part of the community of people dedicated to helping share the message of new and innovative ways to better support the causes you support and the values you hold. Links mentioned in today's show:Little Free LibraryLittle Free Library Press Resources Los Angeles Police Department Little Free Library PartnershipLittle Free Library TwitterLittle Free Library InstagramLittle Free Library Facebook

31mins

9 Aug 2017

Rank #9

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Using Data To Improve Nonprofits - An Interview with Andrew Means, Data Analysts For Social Good & Beyond Uptake - Episode 15

Our guest on The Philanthropy Podcast is Andrew Means, Head of the Uptake Foundation and Beyond Uptake as well as founder of Data Analysts for Social Good. Andrew provides an incredible interview on data use in nonprofits, how we can move beyond using data only for final evaluations, and how to start building a culture of using evidence within your organization, and more. Andrew's conversation will be useful to nonprofits just starting to think about using data better as well as organizations with robust data programs considering how to improve and continue to lead. Our show features Andrew sharing examples of multiple organizations that started using data and have made dramatic gains in their effectiveness because of it. While Andrew sings the praises of others, he humbly tells the story about how Data Analysts for Social Good began as a happy hour he organized in an attempt to build a community of like-minded people and has now grown into an international movement with over 900 members and a robust conference in the Do Good Data conference and a partnership with Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society to put on the Digital Impact World Tour. Remember, you can connect with me and our listeners online at: The Philanthropy Podcast Linkedin Group, a great place to share articles and learn from your peers The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page, another way to be part of the conversation around our episodes @PhilanthropyPod on Twitter for the latest news and interactions thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome: If you think The Philanthropy Podcast has helped you do good better, then please visit and become a patron of the show at $1 per month or more. Be part of the community of people dedicated to helping share the message of new and innovative ways to better support the causes you support and the values you hold. Links mentioned in today's show: Andrew Means on Twitter Andrew Means on Linkedin Data Analysts for Social Good Data Analysts for Social Good (Twitter) Beyond Uptake Beyond Uptake Data Fellowship Student Union Uptake Uptake (Twitter) Do Good Data Conference Digital Impact World Tour Digital Impact Lab Digital Impact Lab (Twitter) Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Twitter) Stanford University Stanford University (Twitter) University of Chicago Harris School for Public Policy University of Chicago Harris School for Public Policy (Twitter) University of Chicago University of Chicago (Twitter) One Goal (Twitter) Moneythink Moneythink (Twitter) Coursera Coursera (Twitter) Splash Splash (Twitter) My thanks also go out to Life and Death Productions for editing and mixing this week's episode. You probably noticed an increase in the sound quality and I'll be sharing the original as I edited it, and their improved version, to get your input on quality and how it affects your listening enjoyment. 

52mins

17 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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Social Payments & Social Giving - An Interview with Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder & CEO of Goodworld - Episode 32

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, Dale Nirvani Pfeifer, Founder and CEO of Goodworld, discusses how social payments and social giving. Dale touches on how technology is shifting the way that people interact with money, how that plays out in new forms of giving, how privacy and transparency are perceived differently by younger generations, how the giving patterns of these generations differ from previous ones, how our storytelling might need to catch up to new forms of content consumption and more.    I mention it briefly during our episode, but I'll be changing the approach I take to social media for the podcast this week. Previously I had approached our social media as a marketing tool and definitely spent time trying to make sure the posts were clear, catchy, and impressive looking. I'll be taking a much more authentic approach from here out so my posts will take a step down in formality, but hopefully a step up in fun.   With that, please consider joining our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/thephilanthropypodcast or following us on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod. You can also join our LinkedIn group by following this link and feel welcome to follow me on LinkedIn.    Signup for a free 14 day trial of ScheduleOnce to make your meeting requests more professional (Click here).   Links in this week's episode: Goodworld Dale Nirvani Pfeifer: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

29mins

19 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Modern Fundraising Phonathons - An Interview with Brian Gawor, Vice President of Research at Ruffalo Noel Levitz - Episode 33

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, Brian Gower, Vice President of Research at Ruffalo Noel Levitz discuss the modern phonathon and its place in your fundraising plan. Brian touches on what you need in place before launching your phonathon, how phonathons aid data collection, the returns you might expect, how to integrate the phonathon and social media, thank-a-thons, how your phonathon callers can build your pipeline to development staff hiring and more. If you think you know everything about the phonathon or think this fundraising tool is stuck in the age of landlines and boring scripts, listen to Brian and realize that like all programs, if your fundamentals are sound and you're willing to stay with the times, any program can be a success for your office.    If you would like to improve your meeting scheduling, Philanthropy Podcast listeners are receiving a special offer of two free weeks for ScheduleOnce, the scheduling tool I use for quickly and professionally scheduling meetings with my donor prospects. Get your two weeks free at www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/scheduleonce   With that, please consider joining our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/thephilanthropypodcast or following us on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod. You can also join our LinkedIn group by following this link and feel welcome to follow me on LinkedIn.    Links in this week's episode: Ruffalo Noel Levitz - Research and Papers - Research and Papers Fundraising Voices Podcast Brian Gawor - Twitter

43mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Peer to Peer Fundraising, Board and Volunteer Training, Goal Setting, and more - An Interview with Aly Hall, Foundation for Endodontics - Episode 9

Today, our guest on The Philanthropy Podcast is Aly Hall, Director of Development at The Foundation for Endodontics. Aly helps us dive into a great discussion on Peer to Peer fundraising, goal setting, providing training and mentoring for volunteers and board members, and more.    Our discussion with Aly provides information about the advantages and disadvantages of a peer to peer fundraising model, the challenges of acknowledging and thanking volunteers who are spread out across the country, how to train volunteers in a way that isn't overwhelming and sets them up for success, and more. Aly provides a book recommendation for new board members: The Ultimate Board Member’s Book by Kay Sprinkel Grace.   As you enjoy the show, remember you can connect with me on Twitter where I'm @PhilanthropyPod and use the hashtag #philanthropypodcast (click to tweet) or on Facebook at The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page. If you are willing, please visit The Philanthropy Podcast Feedback Page to provide your recommendations or what you've enjoyed or not enjoyed from the show to help guide my review and reflection episode next week. Thank you for listening to today's show. Be sure to join us next week when I'll share what I've learned from our first ten episodes, how I plan to improve the show in the future, and some fundraising insights I've learned from the interviews I've conducted and from having to reflect on my own practice for each interview.   Take care and have a great week! Sean   Today's Links:   Foundation for EndodonticsAmerican Association for Endodontists

53mins

5 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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A New Job! A Personal Update on My Life And The Philanthropy Podcast - Episode 25

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, I share an update on my own life, the story of the new job I have with Horizons For Youth and some information about our amazing kindergarten through college programming. I also share some updates from behind the scenes in the MacCready household, including the nonprofit work of my wife that's making me so proud.   My one request from you this week is to leave a rating and review wherever you find podcasts. If that's iTunes, you can click here, login, and leave a review. If you find your podcasts elsewhere, please look into leaving a review wherever that may be. Thank you for taking the 2-3 minutes to leave a review, it means a lot to me.   Links from this week's episode: Horizons For Youth Horizons For Youth - Facebook Horizons For Youth - Twitter CROSO The Nonprofit Optimist Podcast Campbell & Company

15mins

2 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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30 More High Impact Questions And 5 Stewardship On A Shoestring Ideas - Episode 13

Today, our episode of The Philanthropy Podcast is a solo episode where I'll share 30 additional high impact questions to ask benefactors and prospects and 5 ways to say thank you at a very low cost. Also, learn about two causes to follow, one on Facebook and one on LinkedIn to see great examples of social media use from patrons of the show. Hear this, how you can support the show, a book recommendation, and more in today's episode. If you have high impact questions ideas or stewardship examples that can help a nonprofit stand out, please feel welcome to share them in the new Philanthropy Podcast LinkedIn Group, on our Facebook page, or on twitter where I'm @PhilanthropyPod. Also, if you enjoyed this show, please consider becoming a patron by supporting the show for as little as $1 per month to receive one of the nine remaining (as of 2017/07/03) mp3 files featuring 100 high impact questions recorded without commentary to aid in your preparation and execution of visits with benefactors and prospects. You can become a patron by visiting www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome Thank you and enjoy the show! Today's Links: St. Gregory's University, Oklahoma - LinkedIn examples St. Mark's in St. Paul, MN - Facebook examples The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann (Affiliate link)

22mins

3 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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The Global Philanthropy Forum Conference "No Bystanders" - A Preview with Founder & CEO Jane Wales - Mini Episode 1

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, we feature our first mini-episode, a preview of the 2018 Global Philanthropy Forum Conference with guest Jane Wales. Jane shares what sparked her interest in founding the Global Philanthropy Forum, what attendees can expect, and how to participate with the conference even if you are unable to attend through their online broadcasts.     This week's episode is brought to you by Audible. All listeners of The Philanthropy Podcast can receive a free month's trial of Audible and one free audiobook download at  http://www.audibletrial.com/PhilPod   You can join our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/thephilanthropypodcast or follow us on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod. You can also join our LinkedIn group by following this link and feel welcome to follow me on LinkedIn.    Links in this week's episode: Global Philanthropy Forum Global Philanthropy Forum on: Twitter Global Philanthropy Forum on: Facebook Jane Wales: TwitterEdelman Trust Barometer African Philanthropy Forum Living On One

23mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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Succeeding at Online Advertising - An Interview with Jeff Cosgrove, Director of Nonprofits at Conversant - Episode 23

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, we're joined by Jeff Cosgrove, Director of Politics, Advocacy, and Nonprofits at Conversant. Jeff and I discuss online advertising and cover a broad range of topics including: how nonprofits can cut through the noise in online advertising, what messaging is leading to increased fundraising success, how to help boards and directors believe in and invest in online advertising, segmenting and oversegmenting, how gift attribution policies need to be redefined to catch up with an online and social platform, how organizations can make the leap from being good in this area to great, and more.     This week, I encourage you to subscribe to The Philanthropy Podcast if you haven't already. You can visit www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/subscribe for links to help you subscribe on iTunes, Android phones, or Windows phone.    Remember, you can connect with me and our listeners on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod or at our LinkedIn Group here to join in conversations with our show listeners   If you think The Philanthropy Podcast has helped you or others in your work, then please visit and support my effort to bring high quality content in our field with a gift of $1 per month or more. Be part of the community of people dedicated to helping share the message of new and innovative ways to better support the causes you support and the values you hold. Visit thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome to support the show.   Links in this week's episode: Jeff Cosgrove (LinkedIn) SAIH (Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund Radi-Aid Awards Rusty Radiator Golden Radiator Conversant Media Conversant Media (Twitter) Conversant Media (LInkedIn) Conversant Media (Facebook) Abacus - Epsilon Data Collaborative Epsilon Epsilon (Twitter) Epsilon (LinkedIn) The Data and Marketing Association The Data and Marketing Association NonProfit Federation

50mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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Giving USA 2017 Analysis - Trends in Philanthropy - Episode 12

Today, our episode of The Philanthropy Podcast is a solo episode where I'll share some analysis on the Giving USA 2017 Report. Every year The Giving Institute, in conjunction with the Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, produce a report on trends in giving in the United States. I'll share my insights from the parts of the report I've seen and a seminar I attended which reviewed this data. If you have questions about data contained in Giving USA 2017, please feel welcome to share them in the new Philanthropy Podcast Linkedin Group, on our Facebook page, or on twitter where I'm @PhilanthropyPod. Also, if you enjoyed this show, please consider becoming a patron by supporting the show for as little as $1 per month to receive one of the ten remaining (as of 2017/06/26) mp3 files featuring 70 high impact questions recorded without commentary to aid in your preparation and execution of visits with benefactors and prospects. You can become a patron by visiting www.thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome Thank you and enjoy the show!

19mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #18

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PhilanthropyNEXT - Engaging Diverse Donors, Building A Diverse Staff, and Women's Philanthropy - An Interview with Cody Switzer, Chronicle of Philanthropy - Episode 14

The Philanthropy Podcast listeners can receive 10% when they register at PhilanthropyNEXT and use the promo code: PODCAST10.   Be sure to share this episode with colleagues and friends you believe might like to attend and save 10% especially those in Washington DC and along the east coast.     Our guest on The Philanthropy Podcast is Cody Switzer, Assistant Managing Editor and Director of Digital Products for The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Cody explores with us the upcoming PhilanthropyNEXT Conference and why it is increasingly important to engage diverse donors in support of our organization, the value a diverse staff brings to an organization's fundraising, and more.    Our discussion with Cody reveals the way the Chronicle of Philanthropy approaches organizing the PhilanthropyNEXT conference, what attendees can expect to gain from attending, how to make the most of any conference you attend, and how nonprofits can improve our efforts in order to better engage and authentically appeal to diverse benefactors and staff members. The conference also features a special session on women's philanthropy and Cody discusses how attendees will be able to review their organization for implicit biases that might create obstacles to engaging women and their philanthropy. All that, a great podcast recommendation for fundraisers, and a 10% discount code for PhilanthropyNEXT can be found in our episode.   Remember, you can connect with me and our listeners online at:   The Philanthropy Podcast Linkedin Group, a great place to share articles and learn from your peers The Philanthropy Podcast Facebook Page, another way to be part of the conversation around our episodes @PhilanthropyPod on Twitter for the latest news and interactions   thephilanthropypodcast.com/awesome - If you think 52 episodes of The Philanthropy Podcast, each like a conference session delivered straight to you, is worth 1/100th the price of attending a conference, please consider visiting becoming a patron of the show at $1 per month or more! Your support is incredibly appreciated and honestly each patron has made me even more excited to continue to produce the show!   Links mentioned in today's show:   Cody Switzer on TwitterThe Chronicle of Philanthropy (Website)   The Chronicle of Philanthropy (Twitter)   Nonprofit AF Blog - How donor-centrism perpetuates inequity, and why we must move toward community-centric fundraisingThe Turnaround - A podcast where interviewers are interviewed about the act of interviewing   PhilanthropyNEXT Speakers:   Adrienne Brooks of National Museum of African American History and CultureSonia Barnes-Moorhead of Astor Services for Children and FamiliesLisa (Lynn) Bowman of United WayEmmett D. Carson of The Silicon Valley Community FoundationCatherine Craighead Briggs of the Dartmouth College FundDiana DeJesus-Medina of Latino JusticeJeriah Ebling of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha CountyJamel Jimerson of The Minority Inclusion ProjectKathleen Loehr of Kathleen Loehr & AssociatesJaye Lopez Van Soest of Public JusticeFelicity Meu of The Stanford Effective Philanthropy LabBirgit Smith Burton of Georgia TechLynne Wester of The Donor Relations Guru

46mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #19

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Social Enterprises & NonProfit Partnerships - An Interview With Brenda Palms Barber, CEO of Beelove - Episode 28

The Philanthropy Podcast Website Email Sean at The Philanthropy Podcast   This week on The Philanthropy Podcast, we're joined by Brenda Palms Barber, Executive Director of the North Lawndale Employment Network and founding CEO of SweetBeginnings a social venture which produces an all natural line of raw honey and honey-infused body care products while providing important transitional job opportunities for individuals who struggle with barriers to employment. Brenda and I discuss nonprofits and social ventures and hit on a range of topics including: her experience of launching a social venture from within the umbrella of her nonprofit organization, the pros and cons of being not-for-profit and for-profit, what lessons and metrics Brenda has brought from one world to the other, and how combining the two creates for some great opportunities for symbiotic relationships, and more.     This week, I encourage you to connect with me and our listeners on Twitter at @PhilanthropyPod, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thephilanthropypodcast or at our LinkedIn Group to join in conversations about our show.   Links in this week's episode: North Lawndale Employment Network North Lawndale Employment Network (Facebook) North Lawndale Employment Network (Twitter) Sweet Beginnings & Beelove Buzz Sweet Beginnings (Facebook) Sweet Beginnings (Twitter) Sweet Beginnings (Instagram) Forefront BenefitChicago Illinois Department of Corrections

44mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #20