Executive Minds is a weekly podcast helping go-getters, like you, convert your potential into high-performance so you can grow your career.
Executive Minds is a weekly podcast helping go-getters, like you, convert your potential into high-performance so you can grow your career.
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The Grow Your Non-Profit Podcast helps inspired non-profits build and engage their communities so they can improve their online fundraising without tech overwhelm or marketing hype.
Rank #1: Raising Money, Saving Money and Receiving Grants.
[av_social_share title='Share this entry' style='' buttons='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] Episode Summary There are ways that you can raise money, save money, and receive grants to improve your nonprofit’s operations. Google Grants is one of these ways that can help organizations earn up to $10,000 per month in grants. All you have to do is: Select words that are related to your cause. Write short text ads using Google’s online system and choose landing page for each ad. Pay attention to the ad as it shows up in the search results that are related to the keywords you selected before. Encourage people click the ads to donate to your cause. Make sure the ad is compelling. One tool that fundraisers can utilize to improve their campaign is a funnel. A funnel is a marketing tool that allows organizations to direct their leads toward a call to action, this call to action usually asks for a donation or volunteers (as is the case for nonprofits) and sales (for businesses). If you provide a subscription page for people in your community to sign up and support your organization, and then provide a confirmation page that thanks your new subscriber, then you would have created an email opt-in funnel. Take that email opt-in funnel and add an option to donate to a special campaign on the confirmation page, and then you’re well on your way to creating fundraising funnels that convert website visitors into donors. But, if only it was just that simple… Because here’s the truth… It’s not. In order to convert visitors into donors, we need to nurture them and create trust in your relationship. We need to create a strong connection with our audience through discovering what messaging immediately resonates with them. And, we need to consistently build on their preferences to provide ways to enable them to deepen their involvement and support. One chapter in our book discusses the use of marketing funnels in detail, along with the importance of having an updated website. The principle behind this to make it easy for your supporters to give their support, to guide them at their own pace, so that when they’re ready to give, they do so freely and whole-heartedly. There is no need for subliminal influence, deception, or any of the sort of underhanded trickery. A genuine, honest campaign is what truly gets you support. Our book follows the example of one of history’s most loved figures, Abraham Lincoln, in his quest to eliminate slavery and to ultimately save the soul of the nation. You can build a community that takes action. Remove ANY distractions. Have a clear purpose and no more than ONE call to action… Use messaging that stands out… Create content that is clear, direct and easy to relate to from the reader’s point-of-view. Structure your steps. Organize smaller steps in a logical way that teaches your community members to interact and engage with your content that calls to action… Find what readers identify with… Focus on WHAT matters to YOUR audience and what they base parts of their identity on. For example: create connection, provide ways for your readers to connect by visiting your website, joining your mailing list or following you on social media. All of these strategies will bring YOU and YOUR readers closer… Remember to check out the podcast as we are joined by Jackie Posada-Hess who’s going to help us learn more about raising money, saving money and receiving grants for Your Non-Profit. About Jackie Posada-Hess GEMZ founding member Jackie Posada’s career has been in the marketing, business development and sales for over 25 years with the last 15 years being an online/offline entrepreneur Small business, Nonprofit Consultant. She has been heavily involved with helping the Latino, minority community start and grow businesses and nonprofits as well. She has facilitated marketing bilingual trainings for Building Contractors, local small businesses as well as nonprofit organizations. [av_button_big label='Join the Grow Your Non-Profit Facebook Group!' description_pos='above' link='manually,https://www.facebook.com/groups/growyournonprofit/' link_target='' icon_select='yes-left-icon' icon='ue8f5' font='entypo-fontello' custom_font='#ffffff' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' color_hover='theme-color-subtle' custom_bg_hover='#444444' custom_font_hover='#421c52!important' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] Click here to join a community of non-profit professionals leveraging digital marketing and technology to grow their communities and improve their fundraising systems. [/av_button_big]
Rank #2: Finding and Following Your Story for Fundraising.
[av_social_share title='Share this entry' style='' buttons='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] Episode Summary You can create an authentic fundraising experience that is as interesting as it is strategic. All you need to do is to know your story and find leverage in what distinguishes you from the rest. Marketing trends are great to watch because they give you a sense of what’s out there and what people are responding to. However, just because a trend works for one organization doesn’t mean it will work for yours. Each organization has its own purpose, views, and mission. Your organization’s mission will become the backbone of your story. Staying true to your mission and being creative in the process will help you find your story and share it with passionate people who can intimately relate with your story. Find your tribe and share your story. Package your story into your marketing campaign and see how storytelling can easily help others understand your mission. All brands and organizations (whether they’re nonprofits or not) have stories that ensure that they both gain new supporters and retain loyal supporters. Your story and your brand go hand-in-hand. Although design is very important, establishing your brand goes far beyond creating a logo and a style guide. Branding is the combination of your story, personality, and values. What words, feelings, and visuals come to mind when you think about your organization? What about when others think about your organization? Branding even goes beyond showing your audience who you are and what you’re like. It’s also a matter of creating real estate in your audience’s minds. Your audience may know you, like you, and trust you - but will they remember you? Branding is an exploration in trust. A chapter in our book, “Brick By Brick”, delves deeply into the importance of having a great backstory. A prime example wherein this concept is so properly and commonly executed is in the way that superheroes are so successfully marketed. Superheroes and brands have more things in common than what you might think. You can read our book to find out what these commonalities are and how they can greatly affect your fundraising campaign. In this episode, Drew Neisser, of Renegade, shares some moments of storytelling in action. Listen in as he explains why it’s important to think for yourself and to reflect on how to market effectively with a genuine story. About Drew Neisser Drew Neisser, founder and CEO of Renegade, is a recognized authority on cutting-edge marketing techniques having won enumerable awards for creativity and campaign effectiveness. Part strategist, part ideator and part therapist, Drew is well known to numerous CMO’s as their secret weapon. Recognized among “50 Thought Leaders over 50” in 2014 & 2015 by Brand Quarterly, Drew is a prolific blogger for a long list of online publications including Forbes, FastCompany, SocialMediaToday, MediaPost, TheCMOclub, CMO.com and SmartBrief. A frequent speaker at a wide range of events, Drew’s been a featured expert on ABC’s Nightline and CNBC as well as The New York Times, Adweek and Digiday, among others. Through a long-time partnership with The CMO Club, Drew has met and interviewed well over 100 CMOs in the last five years for his articles and for his first book, The CMO’s Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing. Drew is a trusted advisor to many of these CMOs and authors the highly praised CMO of the Week column for Social Media Today and TheCut, his coveted monthly newsletter. He regularly consults on digital and social media trends via the GLG network and currently sits on the boards of the Urban Green Council and Duke NY. [av_button_big label='Join the Grow Your Non-Profit Facebook Group!' description_pos='above' link='manually,https://www.facebook.com/groups/growyournonprofit/' link_target='' icon_select='yes-left-icon' icon='ue8f5' font='entypo-fontello' custom_font='#ffffff' color='theme-color' custom_bg='#444444' color_hover='theme-color-subtle' custom_bg_hover='#444444' custom_font_hover='#421c52!important' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] Click here to join a community of non-profit professionals leveraging digital marketing and technology to grow their communities and improve their fundraising systems. [/av_button_big]
Tips and tales of non-profit success in fundraising, board development, and doing good. Each episode features an interview with a non-profit director about the tactics they use to raise funds and have impact. Hosted by Julie Lacouture (non-profit consultant and founder of Good Ways Inc) and Trent Stamp (founder of Charity Navigator and CEO of the Eisner Foundation).
Rank #1: S1E3 Starting a Non-Profit (w/ Sonya Passi).
Sonya Passi, Founder and CEO of Free From, shares her journey from having an idea to starting a non-profit organization. Trent Stamp shares why he often counsels people not to start a non-profit.
Rank #2: S1E5 Growing a Non-Profit (w/ Diane Brigham).
In this episode Trent and Julie talk about the issues around growing non-profit organizations and what happens when your vision exceeds the available funding. Our guest is Diane Brigham, the Executive Director of Ryman Arts, who talks about the creative tension between deepening services and serving more people.
Welcome to the weekly audio podcast for Gwinnett Church, where our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is that this podcast will encourage you in your relationship with God. Visit us at http://gwinnettchurch.org
Rank #1: #Goals, Part 1: #RelationshipGoals // Jeff & Wendy Henderson with Andy & Sandra Stanley.
We all have relationships, and we all want them to work. In Part 1 of #Goals, Sandra and Andy Stanley will talk about relationship principles that we can leverage to help us achieve these goals. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow Gwinnett Church: YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Website
Rank #2: The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future, Part 2: Your Intention Please // Andy Stanley.
Nobody gets lost on purpose. But we often find ourselves in places we never intended. If there’s a disconnect between what you hope to be true in the future and the direction you’re headed now, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at your path. Our direction, not our intention, will determine our destination. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow Gwinnett Church: YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Website
This podcast is a dialog about challenges and opportunities parents face as they raise kids, enjoy marriage, and live a purpose-filled life. These honest conversations give parents fodder so they can talk to each other, be encouraged, and recognize they aren't raising kids alone.
Rank #1: #55 - Can you affair proof your marriage?.
Extra-marital affairs can be ruinous to marriage, family, and self-esteem and yet they are familiar parts many storylines. Is it possible to stop them from happening in the first place? In today’s episode Billy and Joy talk about factors that erode our relationship and what we should focus on to keep our marriage strong. Talk about this: How much do we talk about our temptations as a couple? How much do we talk about what concerns us? How can we be better? In what areas might I/we be "eroding?" Is there any practice or mindset that might leave us more exposed to having affairs? Related links: The Art of Manliness podcast #179 The Science of Cheating is excellent although NSFW due to topic. (here) Pornography and broken relationships in Psychology Today (here) Guardrails – Message 3 Forever Yours (here) Also remember… We are on Facebook! If you like the page you’ll receive more consistent updates and be able to share episodes with others. Connect with us @BetweenParentsPodcast Have you left a review on Apple Podcasts (formerly know as iTunes)? This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show. Along with Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents Thanks for listening and sharing this podcast with your friends!
Rank #2: #155 - Is Criticism Killing Your Marriage? (replay).
No one likes to be picked at…but criticism is especially deadly in marriage. In this episode Billy & Joy challenge you to try and see your critical habits in the mirror and to consider the impact they have on your marriage. Talk about this: What critique hurts more than others? What critiques feel like personal preferences? What criticisms are good advice, but delivered poorly? What topic/issue is most important to you? How does your wiring impact the way you communicate? Also remember… Sharing is caring!! If you’ve enjoyed this episode please share! You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show. OR cut/paste a link from our website betweenparentspodcast.com (this is also where you can find helpful packages of back episodes!) Want to reach us? You can find us on the socials @betweenparents on Instagram and @betweenparentspodcast on Facebook. Thanks for being awesome!
Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by André Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and André learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.
Rank #1: Marriage is Funny | Gregg + Jeff Foxworthy.
To start 2019, Jeff and Andre are interviewing Jeff + Gregg Foxworthy, married for 33 years! Jeff is a world-renowned comedian, outdoorsman, and creator of the best-selling game 'Relative Insanity.' Gregg is a former actress and teammate to Jeff. In this episode, we learn about their love story, the good, the bad, and the ugly of being self-employed, and all things redneck. Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose, and parenting. Website: www.loveorwork.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/loveorwork Learn more about Jeff + Gregg: http://www.jefffoxworthy.com/ Love or Work is a project of Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good. www.plywoodpeople.com
Rank #2: Sex Therapy with an Expert | Laurie Watson.
Sex. We all do it. Most want to do more of it, and we all have a difficult time talking about it. In episode 42, Jeff and Andre interview Laurie Watson, a sex therapist with 30 years of experience, Author and Co-Host of 'Foreplay: Radio Sex Therapy.' For about three weeks, we collected questions from our listeners, and Laurie answers all of them without hesitation. We'll learn about all the things, from the number of times per week that is considered healthy to vibrators to how to overcome a mental block to reach orgasm. We won't say this episode covers it ALL, but it's pretty close. Our hope in this episode is to help normalize a conversation that can be difficult. We want to empower each of you to enter your partnerships with confidence and maybe some tips and tricks to maintain a healthy relationship. Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting. Learn more about the Laurie and her work: https://awakeningscenter.org/ Find a Sex Therapist: https://awakeningscenter.org/services/telethealth/ Listen to the Foreplay Podcast: https://awakeningscenter.org/resources/foreplay-radio-sex-therapy/ Website: www.loveorwork.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/loveorwork Love or Work is a project of Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good. www.plywoodpeople.com
Rank #1: 31 | Ellie Holcomb and Annie Downs: The Christmas Story, Funny Holiday Moments and TRUE HOPE.
Recorded in Nashville, Sam sits with best-selling author Annie Downs and Dove Award winning artist Ellie Holcomb. This is the Christmas Edition! They talk about The Christmas Story, Funny Christmas Memories and TRUE HOPE during the holiday season. This episode in under-girded by an incredible Christmas soundtrack by Ellie and her husband Drew Holcomb.
Rank #2: 75 | Matthew Stevenson: All Nations Worship Assembly, The Gifts of The Spirit and The Journey.
Sam Collier interviews Dr. Matthew Stevenson! He is The Global Overseer of All Nations Worship Assembly and The All Nations Network which includes but is not limited to 80+ Churches around the World. He is known as one of the leading pioneers within the urban faith movement. They discuss: All Nations Worship Assembly, The Gifts of The Spirit and The Journey. This is a powerful episode. www.matthewstevensonworldwide.com
The Nonprofit Optimist podcast showcases positive change agents and talks through lessons that their small nonprofits have learned. With interviews of executive directors, founders, board members and staff leaders, we share practical advice based on real experiences working in the non-profit sector. Since most nonprofit professionals wear many hats, this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow your small nonprofit without needing to re-invent the wheel!
Rank #1: NPO 007: Considerations for Starting a Nonprofit (Jennifer Smith, Black Butterfly Chicago).
Jennifer Smith, founder of Black Butterfly Chicago, shares her experience of starting a nonprofit-- what to expect, who to involve and how to keep perspective. This is a great interview for people interested in starting nonprofits or in the beginning stages because there's lots of advice that you'll appreciate and/or relate to. That said, for those of you who have been working in nonprofits for a while, I think you will appreciate this one too. It's always helpful to hear a fresh take on something that is old hat to you. You never know what ideas it'll spark or remind you of from your earlier days. You can find the show notes at www.nonprofitoptimist.com.
Rank #2: NPO 027: Getting Started, Fundraising and Collaboration (Carin Willis, Bridge for Pelvic Pain).
Carin Willis is the guest for today's episode and serves as the founder and executive director of Bridge for Pelvic Pain. Based in Colorado Spring, the Bridge for Pelvic Pains's mission is to connect the global community of chronic pelvic, sexual and genital pain patients to resources, education and hope through an integrative approach. In our conversation, we discuss how she founded this nonprofit, and the importance of planning for a sustainable future. We talk about being part of existing groups that are connected to the mission of your work and how that can help lead you to new donors. We also talk about how hard this work can be and what Carin and I have found to help us. Episode sponsor: audibletrial.com/nonprofitoptimist To see the show notes for today's episode: www.nonprofitoptimist.com
Welcome to the Discovering Leadership Podcast hosted by CEO, Author, Communicator and Strategist Frank Bealer. On this podcast you will find leadership stories designed to Help You Win, When You Lead.
Rank #1: S1 E03: Getting to the Bottom Of It - Part 1.
As leaders, we should rarely make decision based on limited information but we do it a lot. This is the first of two podcasts all about: insight.
Rank #2: S1 E07: Crash Course in Conflict - Part 1.
For leaders, the challenge is to not only manage conflict but to create conflict. You read that right: Great leaders create conflict. This podcast is all about: Conflict
What if you were able to sit down with some of the greatest leaders in the world? What would you ask? What would they say? Welcome to the “Linch with a Leader” Podcast with Mike Linch, where you are invited to join us in learning the spiritual principles behind big success.
Rank #1: Episode 5: Andy Stanley.
This month’s podcast features the founder of North Point Ministries, world-renowned author, and communicator, Pastor Andy Stanley. Andy Stanley attended Georgia State University before going on to receive his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduation, he went on staff and helped his father, Dr. Charles Stanley, at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. In 1995, he founded North Point Ministries, which now serves around 90,000 people at one of their six Atlanta churches and 50 churches around the world. In addition to all of his duties overseeing North Point Ministries, he is also known for his gift in communication, where’s spoken at events such as the National Prayer Service following the inauguration in 2009. Andy has also authored over 20 books, hosts his own leadership podcast The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast, and began a television show called Your Move, that airs late at night on Friday’s and Saturday’s. One article on Preaching.com, listed Pastor Andy Stanley as one of the most influential pastors over the past 25 years. In this episode, Mike Linch talks with Pastor Andy Stanley about his stance on leadership, and what has led him to become one of the greatest leaders of this generation. They also discuss what Andy has learned from his father, Dr. Charles Stanley, parenting, and the preparation he puts into every message he gives.
Rank #2: Episode 42: Dansby Swanson.
Dansby Swanson is the current shortstop for the Atlanta Braves. Swanson was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia and was a two-sport star at Marietta High School. He went on to play at Vanderbilt University where he began to become a household name. In 2014, he led the Commodores to win the College World Series, where he was named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player. In 2015, he was the number one pick in the MLB Draft to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Later that winter, he was traded back to his hometown team and became a member of the Atlanta Braves. He made his MLB debut in August of 2016, and became the starting shortstop in Atlanta. In 2018, he launched a company called ‘All Things Loyal’ to help him give back to the city of Atlanta and make an impact on the community he is a part of.In this episode, Mike Linch talks with Dansby Swanson about living out his dream, the things that professional athletes deal with, the role basketball played in his development, his time at Vanderbilt, the role his parents played in his life, his views on leadership, the role his faith plays in how he lives his life.
Welcome to the Fully Alive Man podcast. This podcast exists to help men become fully alive by doing life together.
Rank #1: Prioritizing The Present.
Rank #2: The Eulogy Exercise.
On this episode we talk about living with the end in mind and the value of being intentional. This would make a great group discusion.
Rank #1: The Success Mindset & Young Professionals.
Mindset is critical. It’s the leading indicator of your life’s coming attractions. Your circumstances, both personally and professionally, are a reflection of this mindset. To crush your goals early, and become unstoppable, work from the inside out. Work on the mental game. In this week’s AchievingOPTIMAL episode, we discuss the power of the right mindset for young adults.Subscribe to Our Podcast in iTunes
Rank #2: Mindset & Young Professionals – Part 2.
Working hard right out of college is not enough. When it comes to launching your career (and life), nothing matters more than developing a winning mindset. Like an internal operating system, your mindset governs your potential for crushing your goals during your twenties and beyond. In this week’s episode of AchievingOPTIMAL, we continue our series aimed at coaching young adults toward peak performance early in life.Subscribe to Our Podcast in iTunes
We are the podcast for life long learners. We learn from anything and everything.
Rank #1: Episode 129: Kathleen Edelman On How Understanding Your Wiring And How Others Are Wired Impacts Communication.
In this episode, Caleb talks with Kathleen Edelman about how understanding your wiring and how others are wired impacts communication. Guest Links [Kathleen on Instagram] [I Said This, You Heard That Workbook by Kathleen Edelman] [I Said This, You Heard That App] The Learner's Corner Recommended Resource [Unedited with Cameron Strang: Levi Lusko] What We Learned Temperament descriptions The strengths and weaknesses of each temperament. The needs of each temperament. When we don’t get our needs met, we tend to manipulate people to get our needs met. Our temperament determines the words we speak and hear. We need to listen to understand, not to respond. We do not use our temperament has a weapon or excuse. Tips for becoming a better listener. Words to say and words to avoid for each temperament. Your words matter. Be kind. The difference between being obedient and being willing to obey. New Episode Every Week Thank you for listening to the Learner's Corner Podcast. We hope you'll join us for next week's episode. Until next time, keep learning and keep growing. : https://www.instagram.com/kathleenedelman/ : https://www.amazon.com/Said-This-You-Heard-That/dp/1943535418/ref=sr_1_1?crid=KT4U7CUQD1HH&keywords=kathleen%20edelman&qid=1550182033&s=gateway&sprefix=Kathleen%20ede,aps,702&sr=8-1 : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/i-said-this-you-heard-that/id1446849550?mt=8 : https://relevantmagazine.com/podcast/episode-01-levi-lusko/
Rank #2: Episode 075: How to Have More Effective Meetings and Gatherings With Priya Parker.
In this episode, Caleb and Todd talk with Priya Parker about her new book, The Art of Gathering, the ingredients to a good gatherings, how hosts can help, and much more! Guest Links [Priya on Twitter] [Priya on Instagram] [The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker] Links Mentioned [Episode 53 with Jeff Henderson] The Learner's Corner Recommended Resource [15 Lessons from 15 Years in Multi-site by Jeff Henderson] What We Learned What most people don't know about gatherings Tips for effective announcements How the host can use generous authority The impact of controversial conversations How can and why you need to exclude some people from meetings How the size of groups impact the type of gathering you're having How to create real and authentic gatherings New Episode Every Tuesday Thank you for listening to the Learner's Corner Podcast. We hope you'll join us for next week's episode. Until next time, keep learning and keep growing. : https://twitter.com/priyaparker : https://www.instagram.com/priyaparker/ : https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gathering-How-Meet-Matters/dp/1594634920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526330743&sr=8-1&keywords=the%20art%20of%20gathering%20priya%20parker&dpID=51MBOwpF0AL&preST=SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch : https://simplecast.com/s/e1bbd3e1 : https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/387217?v=7
Nonprofit Hub is dedicated to bringing you the best content in all forms. The nonprofit podcast series we like to call the Hubcast gives you the opportunity to experience a new way to not only learn, but to be inspired.From breaking down content posted in article form on nphub.org and recapping webinars, to having conversations with the industries most influential thought leaders, CEO Randy Hawthorne will narrate the way into transforming your organization for good.We’ll be dropping knowledge in new episodes of the nonprofit podcast, the Hubcast every month. Check us out on Soundcloud or download episodes from iTunes to listen on the run.
Rank #1: Amy Eisenstein — Four Steps to Major Gifts Cultivation.
Amy Eisenstein is an ACFRE certified development professional and fundraising consultant. She’s worked with nonprofits of all sizes for the last 15 years. Her specialty? Major gifts. When dealing with major gifts, it’s important to remember these four steps:Have a private face-to-face meeting. This is a must. You cannot discuss a major gift in a group setting. This can be at the beginning of your cultivation or toward the end, but you cannot get around it. More than one person can go on a face-to-face meeting — usually a board member and the executive director or development director. The meeting can take place at the prospect’s home or office and can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.Invite them to see your program in action. Persuade each of your prospects to take a tour, visit a program, or attend an event. Choose something you think will have the greatest impact on that individual.Engage your prospects to volunteer. Invite your prospects to volunteer. On a committee, in the office, in direct service, one-time or ongoing. Volunteering brings people closer to your organization and makes them more inclined to give.Provide regular updates. Updates about your programs and services can be delivered by phone, email, in-person, or a handwritten note. Updates should be delivered twice annually to all prospects on your list.But before you jump into it, you should know where to start.Randy and Amy talk about cultivating donors and mistakes you should avoid. They also talk about how to set up meetings with potential donors and the best ways to measure success. Speaking of setting up a meeting with a potential donor, it’s important to allocate your time and focus on cultivation. Amy recently launched a major gifts challenge on her website. It’s a free challenge that encourages you to set aside time every day to focus on building up your donor base and taking large steps towards attaining major gifts. To get started, watch each video in the series. Start with the first one and go in numerical order. New videos will appear each week throughout 2017. Commit at least a few hours each week (5 hours is ideal) to taking the recommended action. This step is critical—if you don’t take action, you won’t see results. And share your progress in the comments section; if you add a comment at the end of each post Amy will offer free advice to keep your efforts on track.Remember—it’s never too late to start raising major gifts!
Rank #2: Steven Shattuck Pt. 1 — Donor Cultivation and Fundraising Faux Paus.
Steven Shattuck knows a thing or two about cultivating donors. As Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, as well as founder of Launch Cause, Shattuck's work with donor cultivation and management is his jam. We delve into keeping donors coming back to nonprofits as well as fundraising pitfalls we continue to fall into. Our Hear Nebraska artist this week is Kait Berreckman. Visit kaitberreckman.bandcamp.com for more.And check out hearnebraska.org for more artists and information.
The Orange Leaders Audio Blog helps family, youth and children’s ministry leaders influence the faith and character of kids and teenagers. Five days a week, Monday through, Friday, we will share the best strategies, tips and ideas from the Orange Leaders online blog. Each episode will cover relevant family ministry topics with posts from leaders like Reggie Joiner; Carey Nieuwhof; Kristen Ivy; Adam Duckworth; Sue Miller; Mike Clear; Jim Wideman; Dan Scott; Meaghan Wall; Frank Bealer; Dr. Jim Burns; Yancy Richmond; Nick Blevins; Brooklyn Lindsey; Geoff Surratt; and Kenny Conley. Each guest contributor is an Orange Leader – someone who passionately engages both the church and families to influence the next generation. If that’s you, you are part of an incredible, global community helping kids have a better future. We are for you and the development of your leadership in ministry. For additional resources and episode transcripts, visit www.OrangeLeaders.com.
Rank #1: OLAB 351: Alignment Isn’t Optional.
Having alignment on your team isn’t easy, but it beats the alternative. In this episode, you’ll learn from Frank Bealer the three important things to focus on for the optimal alignment of your team.
Rank #2: OLAB 352: What is Our Real Purpose? Three Reminders from the Vicar in a School Cafeteria.
In today’s episode, Ronne Rock paints a picture to illustrate why focusing on your ministry’s purpose is key to bringing others closer to God.
Rank #1: The Randy Gravitt Leadership Podcast: Growing The Leadership Team.
The Randy Gravitt Leadership Podcast on iTunes.
Rank #2: The Randy Gravitt Leadership Podcast: The Unstuck Book.