Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 157: Digging into The Corporate Social Mind

    Episode 157: Digging into The Corporate Social Mind

    Today’s episode features Derrick Feldmann, a speaker, researcher, and author of a new book, The Corporate Social Mind, which introduces a new cultural and strategic approach to social issue...

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  • Episode 156: Getting Started with Outcomes Measurement for Foundations

    Episode 156: Getting Started with Outcomes Measurement for Foundations

    Many foundations would like to have a more defined measurement process around their grantmaking but aren’t sure where to start. Today’s episode focuses on that process: how to get started, how to...

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  • Episode 155: How Branding has Changed in the Nonprofit Sector

    Episode 155: How Branding has Changed in the Nonprofit Sector

    What does branding mean for nonprofit organizations, and how has it evolved to now require a comprehensive digital strategy? Joining the podcast today is Farra Trompeter, chief growth officer of...

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  • Episode 154: How Responsive Philanthropy Can Advance Racial Equity

    Episode 154: How Responsive Philanthropy Can Advance Racial Equity

      Over the past months, racial equity and racial justice have come to the forefront of public consciousness and advocacy in the U.S. and around the world. And while this has also been a topic of...

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  • Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

    Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

    How do leaders embrace their role in the new normal today? What does it mean to lead strategically and purposefully?  The experts in today’s webinar will answer these questions. Listen in to hear...

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  • Episode 152: Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value

    Episode 152: Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value

    Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of purpose. But what does it really mean to have a purpose-led organization? And how can you help your organization more effectively put its...

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  • Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management

    Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management

      What do you need to know about talent management to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your team? Today’s episode features an excerpt from Part One of a three-part Blackbaud webinar...

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  • Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

    Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

    Livestream fundraising – you’ve probably heard the term, but do you really understand how your social good organization can leverage this popular strategy? Have you wondered how you can you use...

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  • Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    COVID-19 has impacted fundraising in various ways. What will major and planned giving programs look like in our current landscape, and how can your organization adjust to see continued success...

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  • Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    Giving days are an increasingly important fundraising tool for social good organizations. And while #GivingTuesday may be the most well-known event, there are a variety of ways to hold a giving...

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  • Episode 147: Diving into the CARES Act with Independent Sector

    Episode 147: Diving into the CARES Act with Independent Sector

    Nonprofits that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to receive help through the CARES Act – the large relief bill that Congress passed in an effort to help individuals and...

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  • Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

    Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

    In the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s the best way for organizations to engage and inspire their audiences? Should they be looking to newer types of media, such as...

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  • Episode 145: Trends in Grantmaking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Episode 145: Trends in Grantmaking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the funding landscape in various ways. It’s important that both grantmakers and grantees understand each other’s needs and challenges right now. In today’s...

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  • Episode 144: Leveraging Personas for Fundraising During COVID-19

    Episode 144: Leveraging Personas for Fundraising During COVID-19

    Many things have changed in response to COVID-19, but the missions and purposes of social good organizations remain the same even if their methods must adjust to meet the current situation. In...

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  • Episode 143: Getting Ready for #GivingTuesdayNow

    Episode 143: Getting Ready for #GivingTuesdayNow

    #GivingTuesday is an annual campaign that has taken off far beyond expectations in the years since it was first implemented, reaching an unprecedented global scale. And now the #GivingTuesday...

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  • Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

    Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

    In the midst of COVID-19, virtual volunteerism opportunities are more important than ever. But there have also always been people who want to engage and contribute but who can’t, for various...

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  • Episode 141: Engaging & Retaining New Supporters with a Long-Haul Approach

    Episode 141: Engaging & Retaining New Supporters with a Long-Haul Approach

    Traditionally, arts and cultural organizations start fundraising after someone buys their first ticket. But is that the best approach for long-term success? What if organizations waited and took a...

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  • Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

    Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

    The spread of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for many people: in many cases, it means that people are working remotely for the first time or working remotely in different ways than they...

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  • Episode 139: Going Beyond Succession Planning

    Episode 139: Going Beyond Succession Planning

    Succession planning is a hot topic, but is it the right topic? Today’s guest believes that organizations should go beyond succession planning and think about intentional pathway planning instead...

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  • Episode 138: Incorporating CSR Into Sourcing and Procurement

    Episode 138: Incorporating CSR Into Sourcing and Procurement

    Corporate social responsibility and responsible business are now seen as integral to successful business operations. But have you thought about involving the sourcing and procurement processes in...

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