Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 54: Networked Advocacy Trends All Nonprofits Can Learn From

    Episode 54: Networked Advocacy Trends All Nonprofits Can Learn From

    Networking and digital trends have brought about big changes in politics and culture. For nonprofit organizations to keep up, they have to lean into these trends and change the way that they...

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  • Episode 53: Just say "No" to Nonprofit Burnout ft. Beth Kanter

    Episode 53: Just say "No" to Nonprofit Burnout ft. Beth Kanter

    Professionals in the non-profit sector face certain challenges that put them at a greater risk for experiencing burnout. How can you prevent burnout on an individual level, and how can an organization

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  • Episode 52: The Power of Movements ft. Henry Timms

    Episode 52: The Power of Movements ft. Henry Timms

    What gets a movement started, and once a movement has been started, what causes it to grow and accelerate? To help us answer those questions and more, joining us on this episode is Henry Timms of 92Y

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

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  • Episode 51: Analytical Activism ft. David Karpf

    Episode 51: Analytical Activism ft. David Karpf

    The digital age provides enormous opportunity for nonprofit organizations to collect data.Tune in to the episode to hear how analytics &testing are affecting the way that organizations create change.

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 50: How Giving Bounced Back in 2017

    Episode 50: How Giving Bounced Back in 2017

    Understanding how giving trends change over the years can be the key to predicting what’s going to happen in the future and planning how you’re going to address those trends. In today’s podcast...

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  • Episode 49: Nonprofit Professional Development ft. Terry Vyas

    Episode 49: Nonprofit Professional Development ft. Terry Vyas

    A multi-pronged professional development strategy can help professionals achieve growth in their roles while staying sharp and current while also helping nonprofit leadership mitigate turnover and

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  • Episode 48: Change is Hard, But Change is Good

    Episode 48: Change is Hard, But Change is Good

    The ability to accept and embrace change, whether it be change in process, staff or technology, is what allows your nonprofit organization to remain relevant and active in a changing world.

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  • Episode 47: Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists ft. Derrick Feldmann

    Episode 47: Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists ft. Derrick Feldmann

    We hear this group discussed a lot in the social good community: Millennials. More specifically, the importance of digital technology for understanding how Millennials, the first generation of...

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  • Infographic: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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  • Episode 46: The New (Fundraising) Kid in Town ft. Jerusha Schmalzel

    Episode 46: The New (Fundraising) Kid in Town ft. Jerusha Schmalzel

    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 45: Midterm Elections Digital Trends Nonprofits Should Leverage

    Episode 45: Midterm Elections Digital Trends Nonprofits Should Leverage

    A big election, like the upcoming 2018 midterms, can get people fired up about a variety of issues. Can nonprofits, including 501(c)(3) organizations, take advantage of these political moments to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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