Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 37: Your #NoFilter Checklist for EOY Prep

    Episode 37: Your #NoFilter Checklist for EOY Prep

    On today’s episode we’re talking about our unfiltered end of the year campaign checklists - the things we need to stop doing and things we should be doing instead. My guests to discuss are...

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

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  • NEW LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 36: When Giving Tuesday isn't on Tuesday ft. Amy Daly, Project Angel Heart

    Episode 36: When Giving Tuesday isn't on Tuesday ft. Amy Daly, Project Angel Heart

    Today’s topic is about local Giving Days that don’t fall on Giving Tuesday - how does an organization decide which day to focus on? My guest to discuss is Amy Daly, Director of Marketing and...

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  • Episode 35: Email Deliverability: The Seismic Shift You Didn't See Coming

    Episode 35: Email Deliverability: The Seismic Shift You Didn't See Coming

    Listen in as we discuss the ins and outs of email deliverability for nonprofits, and how to ensure that your communications are reaching your target audience.

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  • Episode 34: Finding the Sweet Spot with Behavior Based Email Communications ft. World Wildlife Fund

    Episode 34: Finding the Sweet Spot with Behavior Based Email Communications ft. World Wildlife Fund

    On today’s podcast episode, we are talking about behavior based email marketing for nonprofits with Jessica Sotelo the director of online marketing at the World Wildlife Fund. Jessica oversees the...

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  • Episode 33: Are You Telling the Right Story? Ft. Vanessa Chase

    Episode 33: Are You Telling the Right Story? Ft. Vanessa Chase

    On today’s episode we are talking about storytelling and why so many organizations are struggling with this. Our guest today is Vanessa Chase Lockshin, the President of The Storytelling Non-Profit...

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  • Episode 32: Website Design Trends for 2017

    Episode 32: Website Design Trends for 2017

    On today’s podcast episode we are talking about Website Design Trends for 2017, including visual design, content and mobile.

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  • Episode 31: Tools for Engagement on the Web: When to Do It and How

    Episode 31: Tools for Engagement on the Web: When to Do It and How

    How you tell a story on your website will determine whether or not your site visitors take action and what kind of action they take. Whether you're looking for email sign-ups, donations,...

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  • Episode 30: Using Predictive Analytics to Segment Your Top Prospects for Major Giving with Target Analytics

    Episode 30: Using Predictive Analytics to Segment Your Top Prospects for Major Giving with Target Analytics

    In today's episode we discuss common challenges of Development Offices; wealth screening v. predictive modeling; defining predictive modeling and wealth segmentation and identifying prospective major

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  • Infographic: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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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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  • 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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  • 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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