Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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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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  • Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation. It can be affected by human choices and by human biases, and often social...

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  • Episode 93: What You Need to Know About Persona-Based Marketing

    Episode 93: What You Need to Know About Persona-Based Marketing

    You’ve probably heard a lot about persona-based marketing. But do you really know what it is? What are personas, how do you develop them, and what do you do with them? And should your organization...

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  • Episode 92: The State of CSR

    Episode 92: The State of CSR

    Things are changing in the world of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Employee volunteerism is on the rise, and a variety of new trends in employee giving programs are taking hold. Today’s...

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  • Episode 91: Eliminating Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

    Episode 91: Eliminating Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

    How does unconscious bias interfere with the hiring process? It may be different than you think. Listen to this episode to learn more about how unconscious bias affects the workplace and how it...

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  • Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    Cheryl Contee, CEO of Do Big Things and author of the upcoming book “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Success,” joins the podcast to talk about digital innovation and how it can be used to...

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  • Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    How can fundraising professionals, especially those working for smaller organizations, improve their own fundraising skills? And what can organizations do better to attract and retain fundraising...

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  • Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. A lot of times, this problem is caused by too many complications in their strategy. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal...

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  • Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    What is digital transformation, and how is it impacting fundraising in the social good community? What does digital transformation mean for those organizations themselves? To talk about this...

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  • Episode 86: Is Your Fundraising Diversified?

    Episode 86: Is Your Fundraising Diversified?

    Why does fundraising matter so much for nonprofit organizations? What is the best way to measure how effective fundraising measures are? What do diversified fundraising programs look like? Today’s...

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  • Episode 85: Understanding Engagement Fundraising

    Episode 85: Understanding Engagement Fundraising

    Have you ever read something that totally changes your perspective on a subject? When it comes to fundraising, it’s not uncommon for people in the nonprofit sector to have  set ideas about the...

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  • Episode 84: A Recipe for Hashtag Activism

    Episode 84: A Recipe for Hashtag Activism

    It’s clear that social media can be a powerful tool for social good. Online campaigns like #MeToo have been greatly effective at raising awareness and sparking action. But not every campaign is so...

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  • Episode 83: How Gen Z is Transforming Social Good

    Episode 83: How Gen Z is Transforming Social Good

    Today’s young people know that they can have a hand in shaping a better future and solving the world’s challenges, and they’re embracing their role by engaging in causes and supporting...

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  • Episode 82: Skills, Brand & Space: The Future of Work

    Episode 82: Skills, Brand & Space: The Future of Work

    Work doesn’t mean the same thing now that it once meant. Workers have different motivations and skills, and organizations are changing their look in order to be more diverse and inclusive. What...

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  • Episode 81: Lean Principles for Social Good

    Episode 81: Lean Principles for Social Good

    Social good organizations and private companies have many differences, but they also have many things in common and can benefit from some of the same strategies. Lean principles are being used...

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  • Episode 80: Digital Transformation for Social Good

    Episode 80: Digital Transformation for Social Good

    Digital transformation is a buzz word now in the social good space. But what does it actually mean? And why is it important that nonprofits and other social good organizations digitally transform?...

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  • Episode 79: How Elections Influence Charitable Giving

    Episode 79: How Elections Influence Charitable Giving

    Research has found that charitable donors who also give to political campaigns are more generous than donors who don’t give to political campaigns. But how do elections impact charitable giving...

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