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Fundraising Fundamentals

Tony Martignetti is the host of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio and he video blogs at tonymartignetti.com. He talks with nonprofit leaders and consultants about how organizations can more effectively raise money, build better relationships with boards and supporters, and manage volunteers. Look for new installments once a month.

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Putting Yourself in Your Donor’s Shoes

Experts say it’s important to understand your donors’ experiences with your organization by seeing things from their perspective.


24 Nov 2015

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Breaking Gala Traditions With Boards On-Board

In this segment of Fundraising Fundamentals, two experts discuss how nonprofits can shake up their annual events and engage board members in the process.


27 Apr 2016

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Mending a Rocky Relationship With a Major Donor

Two experts discuss how to work through disagreements and deliver bad news in this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals.


17 Feb 2016

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Your Gala Might Be a Tradition, but Is It Effective?

An expert discusses how nonprofits can determine whether it’s time to give up on an annual gala.


28 Mar 2016

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Tips for Taking Your Fundraising Auction Digital

In this month’s Fundraising Fundamentals, two experts explain how to use data and audience engagement to move a benefit sale online.


19 May 2016

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How Direct-Mail Companies Are Central to Year-End Giving

In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, an expert discusses how mail-processing facilities keep up with donations in December.


21 Dec 2015

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Giving Will Keep Rising in 2016, Forecast Says

Atlas of Giving chief Rob Mitchell discusses last year’s giving trends and a look ahead at 2016, including the impact of the presidential election on charitable donations.


3 Feb 2016

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Using Computer Science to Benefit Social Justice

In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, a Ford Foundation program officer explains the advantages of having technologists working for social good.


1 Feb 2016

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Fine-Tuning Fundraising to Draw Female Donors

Andrea Pactor of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy talks about what nonprofits can do to draw support from a growing class of wealthy women.


27 Jun 2016

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Why Small and Midsized Nonprofits Rock

In the final episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, host Tony Martignetti extols smaller charities and they opportunities they afford for making lasting human connections.


2 Nov 2016

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