Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 179: Exploring Employee Relief Funds

    Episode 179: Exploring Employee Relief Funds

    Employees are a business’s most valuable asset, which is why more companies are starting to implement employee relief programs to provide a crucial safety net in times of disaster and hardship....

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  • Episode 178: Winning Back Lapsed Donors

    Episode 178: Winning Back Lapsed Donors

    While lapsed donors are inevitable, there are strategies you can use to both reacquire them and prevent attrition in the first place. In today’s episode, Stu Manewith, Director of Thought...

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  • Episode 177: Storytelling with Financials

    Episode 177: Storytelling with Financials

    Do you know how to not only interpret your organization’s financials, but also how to present them to others as a compelling story that offers transparency and increases donations and impact. In...

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  • Episode 176: Giving Effective Feedback

    Episode 176: Giving Effective Feedback

    Feedback is a gift, but the thought of giving feedback can be scary. However, whether you are giving the gift of feedback to an employee, a manager, a teammate, a donor, a supporter, an advocate...

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  • Episode 175: 10 Tips to Supercharge Your Content

    Episode 175: 10 Tips to Supercharge Your Content

    Content is at the heart of how your constituents engage online. It’s how you inspire supporters to action and nurture their passion for your mission. But getting top-notch quality and performance...

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  • Episode 174: End-of-Year Fundraising Myths

    Episode 174: End-of-Year Fundraising Myths

    End-of-year fundraising is always important, and this year it has added importance with organizations needing to make up potential COVID-19 related shortfalls. In today’s episode, Michael...

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  • Episode 173: Eliminating Waste in Your Business Processes

    Episode 173: Eliminating Waste in Your Business Processes

    Can you think of a business process in your organization that is inefficient or time consuming, yet no one has been able to change the process for the better? When you know the steps to follow,...

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  • Episode 172: Federal Data Privacy Legislation

    Episode 172: Federal Data Privacy Legislation

    With only a little more than a month left for the the 116th U.S. Congress, there is still federal data privacy legislation pending that could affect social good organizations. So, what’s included...

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  • Episode 171: Last Minute Tips for GivingTuesday

    Episode 171: Last Minute Tips for GivingTuesday

    GivingTuesday is less than two weeks away – but there’s no need to panic. We brought in Blackbaud fundraising expert Tanya Fitzgerald to talk about those last-minute things you can do to be...

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  • Episode 170: Belonging at Work

    Episode 170: Belonging at Work

    We are more connected than ever, but loneliness continues to increase. The concept of belonging is important not just in our personal lives, but also at work. Belonging in the workplace has real...

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  • Episode 169: Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong

    Episode 169: Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong

    What if everything that we know about fundraising is mostly wrong? Is your organization focusing on the right data-based fundraising strategies? Joining the podcast to discuss this topic with host...

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  • Episode 168: Looking Inside Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program

    Episode 168: Looking Inside Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program

    The social good community has massive opportunity and meaningful challenges before us. Recognizing the power of partnerships to build a better world, Blackbaud launched a unique year-long...

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  • Episode 167: The Impact of AI on Philanthropy

    Episode 167: The Impact of AI on Philanthropy

    In science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often depicted as threatening to humans. But in reality, the science of AI can be used for any number of helpful purposes. What are the...

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  • Episode 166: Planning for a Capital Campaign

    Episode 166: Planning for a Capital Campaign

    Capital campaigns. Maybe you’re in one. Maybe you’re thinking about one. Maybe you’re wrapping one up now. Maybe you have one in the past that you’d like to forget about. Either way, they are...

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  • Episode 165: Engaging Supporters on GivingTuesday

    Episode 165: Engaging Supporters on GivingTuesday

    Giving Tuesday, the annual global day of giving, will be held on December 1st this year - just under two months away. Although this has been a year of changes and challenges for many, your...

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  • Episode 164: Board Strategy During a Crisis

    Episode 164: Board Strategy During a Crisis

    During a crisis, you need strategies that will help your organization cope with the situation effectively and come through on the other side. Knowing how to work with your board in these...

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  • Episode 163: Prepping for a Virtual Audit

    Episode 163: Prepping for a Virtual Audit

    It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into September and it’s time to start thinking about year-end audits. This year, many social good organizations will be having virtual audits, and now...

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  • Episode 162: Why You Need a Planned Giving Strategy

    Episode 162: Why You Need a Planned Giving Strategy

    Too many nonprofits overlook the opportunities for planned giving. While planned giving may not be the most typical type of gift, it can be a powerful driver of growth for nonprofit organizations...

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  • Episode 161: The State of the Social Sector

    Episode 161: The State of the Social Sector

    We’ve seen evolving challenges and change of 2020, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the racial justice movement. From economic challenges to increased service delivery demands, social good...

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  • Episode 160: Reimagining Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

    Episode 160: Reimagining Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

    Running peer-to-peer fundraising events present a challenge in the current environment. However, the organizations that will be successful this fall are those who realize they must pivot and start...

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