Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 67: Understanding Donor Advised Funds

    Episode 67: Understanding Donor Advised Funds

    Most people are aware of the differences between public charities and private foundations. However, donor advised funds, or DAFs, are often not understood as well. Donor advised funds have been...

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  • Episode 66: Research in Women's Philanthropy

    Episode 66: Research in Women's Philanthropy

    Men and women both give to charity, but they tend to give differently. In order to engage with donors more effectively, it’s important to understand how gender affects giving. The role that women...

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  • Episode 65: Digital Design with Fundraising in Mind

    Episode 65: Digital Design with Fundraising in Mind

    It’s easy to see building websites and designing forms as an onerous cost for an organization, especially when there are any number of social media channels that are free to use. But it’s...

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

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  • Episode 63: Social Activism & Community Engagement

    Episode 63: Social Activism & Community Engagement

    In this age of social media, activism is becoming more accessible to the masses. But, it's essential that the social media activism is connected to change makers working on the ground. How can...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 62: Demystifying Data Science

    Episode 62: Demystifying Data Science

    Big data and data science are hot topics everywhere these days, and the social good sector is no exception. As nonprofit organizations continue to increase their use of data to answer questions...

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  • Episode 61: The Case for Data Health

    Episode 61: The Case for Data Health

    Now more than ever, nonprofits need to ensure that they have high-quality, up-to-date data. However, a lot of nonprofit organizations struggle with the issue of data health. Why is data health so...

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  • Episode 60: Understanding Donor Identity

    Episode 60: Understanding Donor Identity

    We often hear about the need for organizations to take about taking a donor-centric approach to engaging supporters. But is that enough, or do nonprofits need to go even deeper to attract and keep...

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  • Episode 59: Inside Out Fundraising

    Episode 59: Inside Out Fundraising

    Coming up with strategies for fundraising can be difficult. However, if there’s a culture in place that promotes and encourages giving as a norm, an important chunk of the work is already done....

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  • Infographic: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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  • Episode 58: Keeping Score with Online Giving

    Episode 58: Keeping Score with Online Giving

    Online fundraising has been around for nearly 20 years, and it continues to grow in both size and revenue amongst nonprofit organizations. In light of the increasing importance of digital...

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  • Episode 57: Let's Talk About GDPR

    Episode 57: Let's Talk About GDPR

    You can’t pay attention to the news without hearing about the concerns and issues around data privacy and data protection. It affects every type of industry, government, and nonprofit organization...

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  • Episode 56: Check Your Donor Vital Signs

    Episode 56: Check Your Donor Vital Signs

    We all know that acquiring and retaining donors is one of the most important things nonprofit organizations must do to improve their fundraising performance. The question is how to do it – and do...

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  • Episode 55: Cause Marketing ft. Joe Waters

    Episode 55: Cause Marketing ft. Joe Waters

    We’ve seen an increasing number of cause marketing relationships between nonprofits, corporations, and retailers. Joe Waters discusses changes in the cause marketing space and what to expecting going

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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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  • 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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  • 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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