Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

    Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

    What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two....

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  • Episode 113: Engaging Live Streamers in Fundraising

    Episode 113: Engaging Live Streamers in Fundraising

    As a charitable organization, how can you leverage the popularity of live streaming to fundraise? How do you find a live streamer to pair up with? And how can you build and have a successful...

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  • Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

    Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

    Hill Days, also known as “fly-ins,” are an important part of social good organizations’ advocacy strategies in the U.S., bringing their supporters together to speak with their members of Congress...

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  • Episode 111: #GivingTuesday is Closer Than You Think

    Episode 111: #GivingTuesday is Closer Than You Think

    This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3. While this feels far away now, it will be here sooner than you think, and it’s time to start preparing! Whether you work at a small nonprofit, a...

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  • Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

    Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

    New privacy regulations, data breaches and consumer attitudes about data privacy are constantly in the headlines. But it’s not just corporations that have to worry about data privacy - data...

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  • Episode 109: The Finance Team’s Role in a Connected Office

    Episode 109: The Finance Team’s Role in a Connected Office

    An organization’s finance team is often one of the biggest overlooked strategic assets. However, in a connected office the finance team is a crucial part of driving success for an organization’s...

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  • Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

    Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

    What’s the last thing you failed at? What did you learn from it? How you think about failure in the context of learning can make a big difference in future performance – both personally and as an...

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  • Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    Peer-to-peer fundraising continues to be an increasingly important part of the fundraising strategy for nonprofits and other social good organizations. But how do you know if your organization is...

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  • Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    This episode was originally published on April 5, 2018 as part of Blackbaud’s previous Raise & Engage Podcast. In recent years we’ve seen the power of movements. Movements can create trends, bring...

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  • Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

    Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

    On The sgENGAGE Podcast, we’ve talked about the importance of engaging supporters in the mission and the work that social good organizations are doing. But what’s the best way to get supporters to...

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  • Episode 104: 8 Keys to Cultivating Young Donors

    Episode 104: 8 Keys to Cultivating Young Donors

    When you reach out and engage with donors, you could be setting the stage for a relationship that lasts a lifetime. This is even more important with your younger donors - however, you need to use...

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  • Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    Is your organization no longer content with just “making good grants” or “doing good things for the community?” Have you thought about how your strategies need to change to achieve new goals? ...

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  • Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

    Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

    The digital world has opened a new range of possibilities for higher education institutions as they look to connect with alumni and other prospective donors. Opportunities for greater creativity...

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  • Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

    Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

    Has your organization better connected finance and development and you’re now looking for what you can do next to ensure sustainable mission success? Today’s episode focuses on learnings from...

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  • Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

    Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation may sound like a buzzword, but the reality is that it fundamentally changes the way organizations operate and innovate. Special guest Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of...

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  • Episode 99: The Dynamic Duo: Increasing Impact by Uniting Development and Communications

    Episode 99: The Dynamic Duo: Increasing Impact by Uniting Development and Communications

    Nonprofits and other social good organizations face many challenges, but one that can be seen over and over again comes from inside the organization. Different departments, such as development and...

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  • Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    Everyone knows that social media has a massive impact on today’s culture, so how can social good organizations effectively leverage it to engage supporters? What does your organization need to do...

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  • Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    What do finance and development have in common? A goal to keep the organization on the path to successfully fulfilling its mission. So, it's critical that finance and development are aligned both...

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  • Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    Getting supporters to take action and engage with elected officials on policy issues can be a challenge, requiring organizations to start thinking outside the box. Learn from one social good...

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  • Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    We spend as much as 20% of our day doing manual repetitive tasks, and those manual tasks often end up costing organizations a lot of money in lost productivity, fraud and errors. So how can social...

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