Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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

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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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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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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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  • INFOGRAPHIC: Increase Engagement with Social Listening

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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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  • Episode 66: Research in Women's Philanthropy

    Episode 66: Research in Women's Philanthropy

    Men and women both give to charity, but they tend to give differently. In order to engage with donors more effectively, it’s important to understand how gender affects giving. The role that women...

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  • Episode 65: Digital Design with Fundraising in Mind

    Episode 65: Digital Design with Fundraising in Mind

    It’s easy to see building websites and designing forms as an onerous cost for an organization, especially when there are any number of social media channels that are free to use. But it’s...

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  • Episode 63: Social Activism & Community Engagement

    Episode 63: Social Activism & Community Engagement

    In this age of social media, activism is becoming more accessible to the masses. But, it's essential that the social media activism is connected to change makers working on the ground. How can...

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  • Episode 62: Demystifying Data Science

    Episode 62: Demystifying Data Science

    Big data and data science are hot topics everywhere these days, and the social good sector is no exception. As nonprofit organizations continue to increase their use of data to answer questions...

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  • Episode 61: The Case for Data Health

    Episode 61: The Case for Data Health

    Now more than ever, nonprofits need to ensure that they have high-quality, up-to-date data. However, a lot of nonprofit organizations struggle with the issue of data health. Why is data health so...

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  • Episode 60: Understanding Donor Identity

    Episode 60: Understanding Donor Identity

    We often hear about the need for organizations to take about taking a donor-centric approach to engaging supporters. But is that enough, or do nonprofits need to go even deeper to attract and keep...

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  • Episode 59: Inside Out Fundraising

    Episode 59: Inside Out Fundraising

    Coming up with strategies for fundraising can be difficult. However, if there’s a culture in place that promotes and encourages giving as a norm, an important chunk of the work is already done....

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  • Episode 58: Keeping Score with Online Giving

    Episode 58: Keeping Score with Online Giving

    Online fundraising has been around for nearly 20 years, and it continues to grow in both size and revenue amongst nonprofit organizations. In light of the increasing importance of digital...

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