Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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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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  • INFOGRAPHIC: How to Find Social Influencers in Your Email List

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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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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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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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  • PODCAST: Episode 78: Last Minute Tips for Year-End Giving

    PODCAST: Episode 78: Last Minute Tips for Year-End Giving

    The end of the year, or the “season of giving,” is important for all types of social good organizations. Year-end appeals are powerful fundraising vehicles, create additional exposure for your...

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  • Episode 77: Leveraging the Power of People

    Episode 77: Leveraging the Power of People

    Nonprofits and social good organizations rely on volunteerism, making volunteers are one of the most important assets that an organization has. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of...

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  • Episode 76: Visual Storytelling A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words

    Episode 76: Visual Storytelling A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words

    Storytelling is important in the social good community. It’s through stories that donors become interested and engaged in an organization and its cause. It’s not enough to just tell the stories in...

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  • Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

    Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

    Donors want to help when disaster strikes, but they often don’t realize how long disaster recovery can really take. Donors often contribute toward disaster relief when the news of the disaster is...

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  • Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

    Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

    Community foundations are doing critical work to create change at the local level. They play a convening role in the community and engage community members in philanthropy to address pressing...

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  • PODCAST: Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

    PODCAST: Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday is approaching rapidly. What should your organization be doing to get ready? What should you be planning for the day of #GivingTuesday, and do you have plans for the day after? This...

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  • PODCAST: Episode 72: New Power & Social Good

    PODCAST: Episode 72: New Power & Social Good

    New power. What does it mean? Who is using it? How is new power changing the world, and how can it be used for fundraising and social good? Today’s episode will explore those questions and more...

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  • Episode 71: Capital Campaigns Are Broken

    Episode 71: Capital Campaigns Are Broken

    Follow Blackbaud on Twitter or Facebook next week for exciting news about the evolution of the Raise & Engage Podcast! For many organizations, if you are not in a capital campaign then you are...

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  • Episode 70: Building a Monthly Giving Program

    Episode 70: Building a Monthly Giving Program

    Some organizations call it monthly giving, while others refer to it as regular giving, recurring giving, or sustainer giving. No matter which name it goes by, one thing is clear – donors who...

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  • Episode 69: Adventures in Nonprofit Branding

    Episode 69: Adventures in Nonprofit Branding

    One way to define the word "brand" is to think of it as a promise. Branding is a way of letting the world know what an organization stands for. It's easy to think of branding as a commercial tool,...

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  • Episode 68: International Donor Insights

    Episode 68: International Donor Insights

    How well do you really know your donors? Do you know what differences exist between your donors that live in different parts of the world? Do you know what cultural characteristics influence how...

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  • Episode 67: Understanding Donor Advised Funds

    Episode 67: Understanding Donor Advised Funds

    Most people are aware of the differences between public charities and private foundations. However, donor advised funds, or DAFs, are often not understood as well. Donor advised funds have been...

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