Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 189: Crafting an Effective Elevator Pitch

    Episode 189: Crafting an Effective Elevator Pitch

    Today’s guest has a mission, and that mission is to teach the people who are doing good how to get noticed by using their words. Erica Mills Barnhart is the CEO of Claxon Marketing, and she joins...

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  • Episode 188: How Athletes are Engaging in Philanthropy

    Episode 188: How Athletes are Engaging in Philanthropy

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Joanne Pasternack, president & chief impact officer at Oliver+Rose and creator of Athletes’ Voices, about her work with athletes who want to engage in...

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  • Episode 187: Strategies for Avoiding Tech Burnout

    Episode 187: Strategies for Avoiding Tech Burnout

    We already relied on technology to communicate before the pandemic, but over the past year we’ve become even more dependent on video and digital communications to live and work. So, how can you...

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  • Episode 186: Why Adaptive Strategy is the New Strategic Plan

    Episode 186: Why Adaptive Strategy is the New Strategic Plan

    The last year has taught us that change is the only constant - however, that makes it difficult to stick to a traditional 3-year or 5-year strategic plan. So, how can social good organizations...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 185: Promoting Your Value as a Database Administrator

    Episode 185: Promoting Your Value as a Database Administrator

    Database administrators (also commonly called database managers, DBAs or DBMs) are often operating behind the scenes, outside of the spotlight. However, DBAs are critical team members and it’s...

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  • Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day

    Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day

    Everyone knows about Giving Tuesday, but it’s not the only giving day out there. At this point, a lot of organizations are running their own giving days that have become a part of their regular...

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  • Episode 183: Moving Your Organization from Scarcity to Abundance

    Episode 183: Moving Your Organization from Scarcity to Abundance

    Sometimes, change is hard – especially when it seems that there isn’t enough money or other resources to accomplish your organization’s mission. However, by adopting the right mindset, social...

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  • Episode 182: Using Data and Personas to Retain “COVID Donors”

    Episode 182: Using Data and Personas to Retain “COVID Donors”

    Over the past year, a lot of experts have joined the show to talk about the different ways that social good organizations can respond in the age of COVID-19 to continue their missions and impact....

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  • Episode 181: Interpersonal Skills for Today's Changing Workplace

    Episode 181: Interpersonal Skills for Today's Changing Workplace

    Interpersonal and communications skills are essential skills that are vitally important for achieving success in the workplace. But what are the most important interpersonal skills for the way...

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  • Episode 180: How to Grow an Online Community

    Episode 180: How to Grow an Online Community

    There’s no question that online communities are more important than they’ve ever been in the past. These communities can offer real action and tangible support to all types of people who live...

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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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