Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 29: Data Driven: Not An Option Anymore ft. Steve MacLaughlin

    Episode 29: Data Driven: Not An Option Anymore ft. Steve MacLaughlin

    Here to discuss data and the growing need for analytics in the nonprofit space is Steve MacLaughlin, VP of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and best selling author of Data Driven Nonprofits...

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  • NEW INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find Social Influencers in Your Email List

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  • Episode 28: Why You Need a Portfolio Peer-to-Peer Strategy (And How to Develop One)

    Episode 28: Why You Need a Portfolio Peer-to-Peer Strategy (And How to Develop One)

    Today’s podcast topic is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. The landscape for nonprofit peer-to-peer fundraising is changing rapidly. Today we discuss actionable tips for developing a portfolio peer to peer..

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  • Episode 27: Creating an Online Community with American Cancer Society

    Episode 27: Creating an Online Community with American Cancer Society

    On today’s episode we discuss the importance of harnessing an online community from your network of constituents, alumni and clients to connect, engage and mobilize them. Our guests today are Joe...

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  • Episode 26: A Crash Course in Social Advocacy (And Why it Matters)

    Episode 26: A Crash Course in Social Advocacy (And Why it Matters)

    On this episode, we’re taking on the topic of Advocacy: the changing role of Advocacy in social media and how this can be harnessed tactically for non-profits. Our three expert guests today are...

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  • Episode 25: Profiles in Nonprofit Leadership: What we Need for Today's Organizations

    Episode 25: Profiles in Nonprofit Leadership: What we Need for Today's Organizations

    On today’s episode, we discuss the important topic of Leadership with our guests Rachel Hutchisson and Mark Pitman. Rachel is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) executive at Blackbaud,...

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  • Episode 24: Wrapping Up 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

    Episode 24: Wrapping Up 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

    In our final podcast of the year, host Danielle Johnson Vermenton shares her favorite episodes from 2016, gives a sneak peek into what’s coming for the series in the new year, and offers final...

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  • Episode 23: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Marketing as a "Profit" Center

    Episode 23: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Marketing as a "Profit" Center

    Speaker, author, and coach John Haydon joins host Danielle Johnson Vermenton to talk about how marketing can be a "profit" center for nonprofit organizations. What do we mean by that? We mean...

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  • Episode 22: Best of BBCON 2016

    Episode 22: Best of BBCON 2016

    Join our guests, Jodi Smith, Vice President & Executive Director, Sanford Health Systems, and Veronica Brown, Director of Individual Giving & Communications, Chicago Public Library Foundation, to...

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  • Infographic: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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  • Episode 21: Backstage with #NoFilter Nonprofit: The Creation of a Best-in-Class Marketing Program

    Episode 21: Backstage with #NoFilter Nonprofit: The Creation of a Best-in-Class Marketing Program

    In this episode, the co-creators of the #NoFilterNonprofit program share their planning process and actionable tips for you to begin crafting your own best-in-class campaign for your nonprofit's cause

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  • Have a Say in Next Season's Topics!

    Have a Say in Next Season's Topics!

    Take two minutes to tell us what topics you want us to tackle!

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  • Episode 20: It's Too Real: Season Three Recap

    Episode 20: It's Too Real: Season Three Recap

    Let's take a look back at the "realest" highlights from this season's episodes and revisit some of the top tips shared during our open-mic sessions.

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  • Episode 19: End-of-Year Giving: Extreme Makeover Edition

    Episode 19: End-of-Year Giving: Extreme Makeover Edition

    For episode 19 we are talking about the much anticipated end of year giving season. Mike Snusz (Principal Strategy Consultant, Blackbaud) and Danielle Altenburg (Director of Development, Animal...

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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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  • 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 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 15:  End-of-Year Giving: Who’s Really Driving It? (ft. Marc Pitman and Farra Trompeter)

    Episode 15: End-of-Year Giving: Who’s Really Driving It? (ft. Marc Pitman and Farra Trompeter)

    Is the end of year giving season really inspired by individual donors feeling more generous or have nonprofits created this? Farra Trompeter and Marc Pitman join us to tackle this timely topic.

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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 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 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 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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