Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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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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  • Episode 159: Building Your Personal Brand

    Episode 159: Building Your Personal Brand

    What is your personal brand, that is, how would others talk about you when you aren’t in the room? Whether you are looking for a new role or just want to be more effective in your current role,...

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  • Episode 158: The Science of Managing Fundraisers

    Episode 158: The Science of Managing Fundraisers

    We spend a lot of time, energy, and attention on engaging the right donors, building relationships with them, and reaching other key objectives. But those are mostly external activities, and one...

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  • Episode 157: Digging into The Corporate Social Mind

    Episode 157: Digging into The Corporate Social Mind

    Today’s episode features Derrick Feldmann, a speaker, researcher, and author of a new book, The Corporate Social Mind, which introduces a new cultural and strategic approach to social issue...

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  • Episode 156: Getting Started with Outcomes Measurement for Foundations

    Episode 156: Getting Started with Outcomes Measurement for Foundations

    Many foundations would like to have a more defined measurement process around their grantmaking but aren’t sure where to start. Today’s episode focuses on that process: how to get started, how to...

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  • Episode 155: How Branding has Changed in the Nonprofit Sector

    Episode 155: How Branding has Changed in the Nonprofit Sector

    What does branding mean for nonprofit organizations, and how has it evolved to now require a comprehensive digital strategy? Joining the podcast today is Farra Trompeter, chief growth officer of...

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  • Episode 154: How Responsive Philanthropy Can Advance Racial Equity

    Episode 154: How Responsive Philanthropy Can Advance Racial Equity

      Over the past months, racial equity and racial justice have come to the forefront of public consciousness and advocacy in the U.S. and around the world. And while this has also been a topic of...

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  • Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

    Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

    How do leaders embrace their role in the new normal today? What does it mean to lead strategically and purposefully?  The experts in today’s webinar will answer these questions. Listen in to hear...

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  • Episode 152: Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value

    Episode 152: Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value

    Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of purpose. But what does it really mean to have a purpose-led organization? And how can you help your organization more effectively put its...

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  • Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management

    Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management

      What do you need to know about talent management to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your team? Today’s episode features an excerpt from Part One of a three-part Blackbaud webinar...

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  • Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

    Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

    Livestream fundraising – you’ve probably heard the term, but do you really understand how your social good organization can leverage this popular strategy? Have you wondered how you can you use...

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  • Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    COVID-19 has impacted fundraising in various ways. What will major and planned giving programs look like in our current landscape, and how can your organization adjust to see continued success...

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  • Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    Giving days are an increasingly important fundraising tool for social good organizations. And while #GivingTuesday may be the most well-known event, there are a variety of ways to hold a giving...

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