Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

    Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

    In the midst of COVID-19, virtual volunteerism opportunities are more important than ever. But there have also always been people who want to engage and contribute but who can’t, for various...

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  • The 2018 Charitable Giving Report is Out!

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  • Episode 141: Engaging & Retaining New Supporters with a Long-Haul Approach

    Episode 141: Engaging & Retaining New Supporters with a Long-Haul Approach

    Traditionally, arts and cultural organizations start fundraising after someone buys their first ticket. But is that the best approach for long-term success? What if organizations waited and took a...

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  • Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

    Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

    The spread of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for many people: in many cases, it means that people are working remotely for the first time or working remotely in different ways than they...

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  • Episode 139: Going Beyond Succession Planning

    Episode 139: Going Beyond Succession Planning

    Succession planning is a hot topic, but is it the right topic? Today’s guest believes that organizations should go beyond succession planning and think about intentional pathway planning instead...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 138: Incorporating CSR Into Sourcing and Procurement

    Episode 138: Incorporating CSR Into Sourcing and Procurement

    Corporate social responsibility and responsible business are now seen as integral to successful business operations. But have you thought about involving the sourcing and procurement processes in...

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  • Episode 137: Insights from the 2019 Charitable Giving Report

    Episode 137: Insights from the 2019 Charitable Giving Report

    What was the state of charitable giving last year? Now is the time to find out so you can benchmark your organization and boost your fundraising performance in 2020. In a bit of a reversal this...

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  • Episode 136: Implementing Sustainable Change in Your Institution

    Episode 136: Implementing Sustainable Change in Your Institution

    Change comes in many different forms, whether it’s a new technology initiative, a new stakeholder or student engagement approach, change in leadership, crisis resolution, etc. So, what are the...

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  • Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

    Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

    Decision-making around directing philanthropic giving is an increasingly data-driven exercise. So, it’s more important than ever for social good organizations looking to attract investment to be...

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  • Episode 134: The Keys to Major Donor Cultivation

    Episode 134: The Keys to Major Donor Cultivation

    When you want the best information available, your best bet is to gather expert advice across a broad spectrum of professionals in the field you’re interested in. And that’s just what today’s...

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  • Episode 133: Just Say "No" to Nonprofit Burnout

    Episode 133: Just Say "No" to Nonprofit Burnout

    This episode was originally published on April 18, 2018 as part of Blackbaud’s previous Raise & Engage Podcast. Burnout. We’ve all been there or know someone who has. While work-life balance can...

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  • Episode 132: Creating an Email Welcome Series

    Episode 132: Creating an Email Welcome Series

    So you’ve gotten that first donation, now how can you retain that donor? A welcome series is what should be next. An email welcome series is different from a thank-you email, a newsletter, or...

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  • Episode 131: Tips for a Successful Direct Marketing Program

    Episode 131: Tips for a Successful Direct Marketing Program

    Direct marketing is an important part of any social good organization’s strategy, but it’s critical that the program is well designed and reaches the right people with the right messages. Have you...

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  • Episode 130: Setting Your Organization Up for Fundraising Success in 2020

    Episode 130: Setting Your Organization Up for Fundraising Success in 2020

    The new year is always a time for planning and looking ahead, and that’s true for organizations as well as individuals. Whether January marks the beginning of your fiscal year or the midpoint,...

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  • Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

    Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

    The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the set of 17 global goals adopted by 193 U.N. member states to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet, provide...

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  • Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

    Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

    Sustainer giving programs provide donors an easy, automatic way to donate while also giving organizations a reliable source of income. In fact, research by the Blackbaud Institute revealed that...

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  • Episode 127: Hiring for Culture

    Episode 127: Hiring for Culture

    Culture is an important factor for organizations in having a healthy and high performing workplace. The right culture doesn’t just make the workplace more fun – having a cohesive workplace culture...

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  • Episode 126: Engaging Individual Fundraisers

    Episode 126: Engaging Individual Fundraisers

    Peer-to-peer fundraising is an important part of a social good organization’s overall fundraising strategy. But as people increasingly become more committed to causes versus specific...

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  • Episode 125: How Dorri McWhorter Future-Proofed the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

    Episode 125: How Dorri McWhorter Future-Proofed the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

    Long standing social good organizations have developed foundational fundraising and engagement methods that have provided for them for decades or more. As technology continues to shrink the world,...

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  • Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

    Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

    Pro bono volunteering can be a strategic resource for social change, benefiting companies, social good organizations, and individuals. But what makes pro-bono relationships work for all partners,...

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  • Episode 123: Aligning Business Strategy and Purpose

    Episode 123: Aligning Business Strategy and Purpose

    Companies are under increasing pressure to be socially conscious, if not socially active. But what’s the best way to do this authentically? How can you make sure that your purpose and your...

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