Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    This episode was originally published on April 5, 2018 as part of Blackbaud’s previous Raise & Engage Podcast. In recent years we’ve seen the power of movements. Movements can create trends, bring...

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  • Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

    Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

    On The sgENGAGE Podcast, we’ve talked about the importance of engaging supporters in the mission and the work that social good organizations are doing. But what’s the best way to get supporters to...

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  • Episode 104: 8 Keys to Cultivating Young Donors

    Episode 104: 8 Keys to Cultivating Young Donors

    When you reach out and engage with donors, you could be setting the stage for a relationship that lasts a lifetime. This is even more important with your younger donors - however, you need to use...

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  • Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    Is your organization no longer content with just “making good grants” or “doing good things for the community?” Have you thought about how your strategies need to change to achieve new goals? ...

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  • Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

    Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

    The digital world has opened a new range of possibilities for higher education institutions as they look to connect with alumni and other prospective donors. Opportunities for greater creativity...

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  • Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

    Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

    Has your organization better connected finance and development and you’re now looking for what you can do next to ensure sustainable mission success? Today’s episode focuses on learnings from...

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  • Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

    Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation may sound like a buzzword, but the reality is that it fundamentally changes the way organizations operate and innovate. Special guest Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of...

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  • Episode 99: The Dynamic Duo: Increasing Impact by Uniting Development and Communications

    Episode 99: The Dynamic Duo: Increasing Impact by Uniting Development and Communications

    Nonprofits and other social good organizations face many challenges, but one that can be seen over and over again comes from inside the organization. Different departments, such as development and...

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  • Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    Everyone knows that social media has a massive impact on today’s culture, so how can social good organizations effectively leverage it to engage supporters? What does your organization need to do...

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  • Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    What do finance and development have in common? A goal to keep the organization on the path to successfully fulfilling its mission. So, it's critical that finance and development are aligned both...

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  • Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    Getting supporters to take action and engage with elected officials on policy issues can be a challenge, requiring organizations to start thinking outside the box. Learn from one social good...

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  • Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    We spend as much as 20% of our day doing manual repetitive tasks, and those manual tasks often end up costing organizations a lot of money in lost productivity, fraud and errors. So how can social...

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  • Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation. It can be affected by human choices and by human biases, and often social...

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  • Episode 93: What You Need to Know About Persona-Based Marketing

    Episode 93: What You Need to Know About Persona-Based Marketing

    You’ve probably heard a lot about persona-based marketing. But do you really know what it is? What are personas, how do you develop them, and what do you do with them? And should your organization...

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  • Episode 92: The State of CSR

    Episode 92: The State of CSR

    Things are changing in the world of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Employee volunteerism is on the rise, and a variety of new trends in employee giving programs are taking hold. Today’s...

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  • Episode 91: Eliminating Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

    Episode 91: Eliminating Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

    How does unconscious bias interfere with the hiring process? It may be different than you think. Listen to this episode to learn more about how unconscious bias affects the workplace and how it...

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  • Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

    Cheryl Contee, CEO of Do Big Things and author of the upcoming book “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Success,” joins the podcast to talk about digital innovation and how it can be used to...

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  • Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    Episode 89: Developing Fundraising Talent

    How can fundraising professionals, especially those working for smaller organizations, improve their own fundraising skills? And what can organizations do better to attract and retain fundraising...

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  • Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

    Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. A lot of times, this problem is caused by too many complications in their strategy. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal...

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  • Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

    What is digital transformation, and how is it impacting fundraising in the social good community? What does digital transformation mean for those organizations themselves? To talk about this...

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