Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 40: How to Be a Good Manager and Still Rock Your Goals ft. Kishshana Palmer

    Episode 40: How to Be a Good Manager and Still Rock Your Goals ft. Kishshana Palmer

    On today’s podcast episode, we are talking about how to be a manager, a badass coach, and a fundraiser all at the same time. My guest today, is the Fund Diva Kashana Palmer. She is the founder of...

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  • NEW Infographic: End of Year Appeal Planning Checklist

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  • Episode 39: Managing Change (and Avoiding Grey Hairs) in the Nonprofit Sector

    Episode 39: Managing Change (and Avoiding Grey Hairs) in the Nonprofit Sector

    Today’s episode is all about Change Management and how you can better your organization by implementing change at all levels. My guest is Tiffany Getch, an Organizational Change Manager at...

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  • Episode 38: The Intersection of Offline and Online Tactics In Major Gifts

    Episode 38: The Intersection of Offline and Online Tactics In Major Gifts

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  • Infographic: How to Find Social Influencers in Your Email List

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  • Episode 1: Corporate Culture & Development: Shake It Up!

    Episode 1: Corporate Culture & Development: Shake It Up!

    Danielle is joined by three nonprofit rockstars ( Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff

    Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff

    In episode 3 of the Raise+Engage podcast, Danielle is joined by Chris Geady and William DaSilva, two IT experts, to talk technology integration for NPOs: when you need it, when you don’t, and when

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  • Episode 2: From Socially Awkward to Socially Awesome

    Episode 2: From Socially Awkward to Socially Awesome

    According to Danielle Johnson, host of the Raise + Engage podcast series, if your staff members aren’t the number one advocates for your cause on social media, you’re failing...

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  • Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane

    Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane

    In the most recent episode, Blackbaud’s own interactive product marketer, Julia Lenz, joins host Danielle Johnson to share some high tech. (and no tech.) productivity tips to help nonprofit...

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  • Episode 10: Conversion Is the Name of the Event-Donor Game

    Episode 10: Conversion Is the Name of the Event-Donor Game

    Can all those event donors really convert into new volunteers, supporters, and advocates? Heck yes! During this podcast, two expert consultants, Taylor Shanklin and Amy Braiterman, will talk about...

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  • Infographic: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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  • Episode 9:  The Donors Are Coming: Here’s How to Keep Them

    Episode 9: The Donors Are Coming: Here’s How to Keep Them

    What happens if your “Oh snap!” moment is a huge influx of new supporters? Is your team prepared? Do you have a conversion plan in place? Is the tech up to snuff? Tune into this podcast to learn...

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  • Episode 8: Engagement Is the New Acquisition

    Episode 8: Engagement Is the New Acquisition

    There's been a shift in the nonprofit industry toward quality over quantity and engagement over acquisition. To develop stronger relationships with supporters and a more powerful brand,...

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  • Episode 7: It’s Too Real: Season One Recap

    Episode 7: It’s Too Real: Season One Recap

    Before we wrap up our first round of Raise + Engage podcasts, let's take a look back at the "realest" highlights from our first six episodes and revisit some of the top tips shared during our...

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  • Episode 5: Professional Development: Getting Un-Stuck

    Episode 5: Professional Development: Getting Un-Stuck

    In the most recent episode of Raise + Engage, Danielle is back with Brian Reich from little m media to discuss how nonprofit professionals can stay motivated and energized in their day-to-day...

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  • Episode 6: The Power of ‘No’ at Work

    Episode 6: The Power of ‘No’ at Work

    You have a job description, but on any given day, you're probably doing dozens of things outside the scope of that description. Combine that with the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the...

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  • Episode 11:  The Not So Obvious Shift Happening in P2P Fundraising and Why It Matters

    Episode 11: The Not So Obvious Shift Happening in P2P Fundraising and Why It Matters

    In the early 2000s, we had the first PalmPilot, the first peer-to-peer fundraising page—all clearly shifting the world of peer-to-peer fundraising. Today’s changes are happening more quickly and ....

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  • Episode 12: Digital Outlook: Trends and Strategies for Nonprofits

    Episode 12: Digital Outlook: Trends and Strategies for Nonprofits

    The 2016 Digital Outlook Report results are in! Mike Johnston, founder of hjc, joins this episode

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  • Episode 13: Finding the Right Engagement for Your Audience

    Episode 13: Finding the Right Engagement for Your Audience

    So you want to create a moment with your audience but don't know where to start? Many nonprofits are turning their focus to campaigns about engagement instead of money. During this episode of the...

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  • Episode 14: It's Too Real: Season Two Recap

    Episode 14: It's Too Real: Season Two Recap

    During this episode of the Raise and Engage Podcast, we take a look back at the top nonprofit tips shared in our last six episodes of the series on engagement, "oh snap" moments, peer-to-peer and...

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  • Episode 16: Ten Ways to Lose a Donor on Your Website

    Episode 16: Ten Ways to Lose a Donor on Your Website

    Your website often serves as a first impression for your nonprofit organization. In this episode, Ben Wong joins us to cover the 10 most common ways to lose a donor online and how to avoid them.

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  • Episode 17: The Yellow Brick Road to End-of-Year Giving

    Episode 17: The Yellow Brick Road to End-of-Year Giving

    In this episode, Kerry Meyers, Internet marketing manager at The Carter Center, and Scott Gilman, senior consultant at Blackbaud, join host Danielle Johnson Vermenton to discuss end-of-year...

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  • Episode 18: Stop Being Boring on #GivingTuesday

    Episode 18: Stop Being Boring on #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday isn’t a fad anymore, but organizations can’t just send an email asking for donations and call it a day. Your communications need to be on point and drive interest that moves people...

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