Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 46: The New (Fundraising) Kid in Town

    Episode 46: The New (Fundraising) Kid in Town

    The professional life of a fundraiser often involves changing gears. Fundraisers frequently move to new organizations to set new goals and take on new challenges. However, being the “new kid” in...

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  • Episode 44: Fundraising with Social Ambassadors ft. Beth Kanter

    Episode 44: Fundraising with Social Ambassadors ft. Beth Kanter

    As nonprofit marketers, fundraisers and executives, we always need to be looking for new and more effective ways to reach new people. One of the best and most underutilized ways to do that is...

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  • Episode 43: What the Heck Is Happening in Digital Marketing ft. Carie Lewis Carlson

    Episode 43: What the Heck Is Happening in Digital Marketing ft. Carie Lewis Carlson

    In the nonprofit sector, digital engagement and fundraising is a hot topic. But are donors and activists on the same page as organizations when it comes to digital engagement and giving online?...

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

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  • Episode 42: Speakin' My Language How to Engage Multilingual Donors ft. Adrian White Slagle of Operation Smile

    Episode 42: Speakin' My Language How to Engage Multilingual Donors ft. Adrian White Slagle of Operation Smile

    Our guest today is Adrian White Slagle of Operation Smile. She joins us to discuss the changing demographics in America and the importance of engaging bilingual and multilingual donors on a cultural..

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 41: Testing, Testing,1, 2, 3… ft. Tim Kachuriak of NextAfter

    Episode 41: Testing, Testing,1, 2, 3… ft. Tim Kachuriak of NextAfter

    We’ve all been there: the latest reports show this one color donate button works best, everyone is blogging about shortening subject lines, our board is inspired by another organization’s...

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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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  • 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: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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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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  • 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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  • 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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