Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 122: Ad Campaigns that Move the Needle

    Episode 122: Ad Campaigns that Move the Needle

    Smokey Bear, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk, Keep America Beautiful, The Crash Test Dummies…the Ad Council is well known for these and many other successful public service ad campaigns.  We...

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  • Episode 121: How Save the Children is Evolving to Meet New Demands

    Episode 121: How Save the Children is Evolving to Meet New Demands

    As a 100-year-old organization, Save the Children is one of the most well-known nonprofits in the world. But as with any longstanding organization, they have needed to balance tradition with...

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  • Episode 120: Current Trends in Grassroots Advocacy

    Episode 120: Current Trends in Grassroots Advocacy

    How has grassroots advocacy changed in the past few years? And what are the current grassroots advocacy trends that your organization should be leveraging to have greater success? Today’s episode,...

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  • Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

    Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

    Innovation is a big buzzword today, but what does it actually mean for social good organizations to innovate? And how can leaders create an atmosphere that allows for innovation? Today’s episode,...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    The 8th annual #GivingTuesday is coming up soon on December 3,2019.  #GivingTuesday represents an opportunity for everyone to give back in a variety of ways, and companies are increasingly...

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  • Episode 117: Inside Out Fundraising

    Episode 117: 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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  • Episode 116: Storytelling 101

    Episode 116: Storytelling 101

    We all know that it’s important for social good organizations to connect and engage with stakeholders in order to achieve their missions. One of the most effective ways this can be done is through...

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  • Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    December 3rd, 2019 marks the 8th annual #GivingTuesday. It has grown every year since its inception and become an important part of the end-of-year giving season. But with so many different...

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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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