Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 204: Change Burnout vs. Change Management

    Episode 204: Change Burnout vs. Change Management

    Over the past year and several months, change has been one of the few constants you can count on. Of course, change always happens eventually, but recently, everyone has been in a period of...

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  • Episode 203: The Ever-Changing Role of Database Administrators

    Episode 203: The Ever-Changing Role of Database Administrators

    For years, the role of development operations teams has been perceived as a data and technology-focused position within the nonprofit world. As technology, nonprofits, and the way we fundraise has...

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  • Episode 202: The Future of Social Good Leadership

    Episode 202: The Future of Social Good Leadership

    How has the future of social good changed since COVID? Much of the answer has to do with how the pandemic impacted leaders in the nonprofit sector. Here to talk about it is Marc A. Pitman, founder...

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  • Episode 201: Building Cultural Competency to Understand Your Donors

    Episode 201: Building Cultural Competency to Understand Your Donors

    Inclusivity matters. Diversity makes organizations stronger and better. So how do social good organizations engage donors of color? Joining the podcast today to talk about this issue are Brenda...

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  • Episode 200: How Companies are Leading with Purpose

    Episode 200: How Companies are Leading with Purpose

    The past year or so has changed things, including how organizations reach their goals and how they think about their employees. Here to talk about some of these changes is Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas,...

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  • Episode 199: Driving Systems Change for a Thriving Population

    Episode 199: Driving Systems Change for a Thriving Population

    Systems make up the circumstances we live in, so changing the systems can change the circumstances. But how can you make systems change? And how can social good organizations that share common...

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  • Episode 198: The Framework of Multi-Cultural Philanthropy

    Episode 198: The Framework of Multi-Cultural Philanthropy

    The story of philanthropy as multi-cultural people experience it is not being told. Today’s guest, Dr. Tashion Macon, is setting out to change the narrative and add nuance and truth to help evolve...

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  • Episode 197: Protecting Patient Information—A Candid Conversation on Healthcare Compliance

    Episode 197: Protecting Patient Information—A Candid Conversation on Healthcare Compliance

    Protecting patient information is critical. But it is a delicate balance between minimizing a healthcare organization’s risk and enabling development staff to raise mission-critical funds. In this...

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  • Episode 196: Tapping Your Supporter Base to Engage New Donors

    Episode 196: Tapping Your Supporter Base to Engage New Donors

    High donor attrition is a fact of life for fundraisers—even those who excel at donor retention. To grow revenue, social good organizations must attract a steady stream of new donors each year to...

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  • Episode 195: Fundraising vs. Raising Money

    Episode 195: Fundraising vs. Raising Money

    What’s the difference between fundraising and raising money? Many people may think of successful fundraising as simply getting donations, but that definition leaves out another important element:...

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  • Episode 194: Turning Failure into Impact

    Episode 194: Turning Failure into Impact

    The last year has brought a lot of change and a lot of new learnings. And from healthcare to poverty to racial justice, social good organizations are looking to find new solutions that...

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  • Episode 193: Preparing for Budget Shifts

    Episode 193: Preparing for Budget Shifts

    There’s always something that can throw your organization’s budget off track. Some crises are worse than others – the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, for example, brought completely unforeseen...

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  • Episode 192: Building a Network

    Episode 192: Building a Network

    Relationships are everything. While networking may be a buzzword, intentionally building a community and making deep and meaningful connections can have vast positive professional impacts. But how...

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  • Episode 191: How Households Make Giving Decisions

    Episode 191: How Households Make Giving Decisions

    For decades, fundraisers have been trying to understand some of the differences in philanthropic giving between men and women. And, while much remains to be studied regarding same-sex families,...

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  • Episode 190: Engaging Live Streamers

    Episode 190: Engaging Live Streamers

    This episode was originally published in September 2019.  As a charitable organization, how can you leverage the popularity of live streaming to fundraise? How do you find a live streamer to pair...

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  • Episode 189: Crafting an Effective Elevator Pitch

    Episode 189: Crafting an Effective Elevator Pitch

    Today’s guest has a mission, and that mission is to teach the people who are doing good how to get noticed by using their words. Erica Mills Barnhart is the CEO of Claxon Marketing, and she joins...

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  • Episode 188: How Athletes are Engaging in Philanthropy

    Episode 188: How Athletes are Engaging in Philanthropy

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Joanne Pasternack, president & chief impact officer at Oliver+Rose and creator of Athletes’ Voices, about her work with athletes who want to engage in...

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  • Episode 187: Strategies for Avoiding Tech Burnout

    Episode 187: Strategies for Avoiding Tech Burnout

    We already relied on technology to communicate before the pandemic, but over the past year we’ve become even more dependent on video and digital communications to live and work. So, how can you...

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  • Episode 186: Why Adaptive Strategy is the New Strategic Plan

    Episode 186: Why Adaptive Strategy is the New Strategic Plan

    The last year has taught us that change is the only constant - however, that makes it difficult to stick to a traditional 3-year or 5-year strategic plan. So, how can social good organizations...

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  • Episode 185: Promoting Your Value as a Database Administrator

    Episode 185: Promoting Your Value as a Database Administrator

    Database administrators (also commonly called database managers, DBAs or DBMs) are often operating behind the scenes, outside of the spotlight. However, DBAs are critical team members and it’s...

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