Raise + Engage Podcast Series

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  • Episode 131: Tips for a Successful Direct Marketing Program

    Episode 131: Tips for a Successful Direct Marketing Program

    Direct marketing is an important part of any social good organization’s strategy, but it’s critical that the program is well designed and reaches the right people with the right messages. Have you...

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  • Episode 130: Setting Your Organization Up for Fundraising Success in 2020

    Episode 130: Setting Your Organization Up for Fundraising Success in 2020

    The new year is always a time for planning and looking ahead, and that’s true for organizations as well as individuals. Whether January marks the beginning of your fiscal year or the midpoint,...

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  • Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

    Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

    The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the set of 17 global goals adopted by 193 U.N. member states to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet, provide...

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  • Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

    Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

    Sustainer giving programs provide donors an easy, automatic way to donate while also giving organizations a reliable source of income. In fact, research by the Blackbaud Institute revealed that...

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  • LOOKBOOK: 10 Tips that Make or Break Nonprofit Websites

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  • Episode 127: Hiring for Culture

    Episode 127: Hiring for Culture

    Culture is an important factor for organizations in having a healthy and high performing workplace. The right culture doesn’t just make the workplace more fun – having a cohesive workplace culture...

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  • Episode 126: Engaging Individual Fundraisers

    Episode 126: Engaging Individual Fundraisers

    Peer-to-peer fundraising is an important part of a social good organization’s overall fundraising strategy. But as people increasingly become more committed to causes versus specific...

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  • Episode 125: How Dorri McWhorter Future-Proofed the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

    Episode 125: How Dorri McWhorter Future-Proofed the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

    Long standing social good organizations have developed foundational fundraising and engagement methods that have provided for them for decades or more. As technology continues to shrink the world,...

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  • Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

    Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

    Pro bono volunteering can be a strategic resource for social change, benefiting companies, social good organizations, and individuals. But what makes pro-bono relationships work for all partners,...

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  • Episode 123: Aligning Business Strategy and Purpose

    Episode 123: Aligning Business Strategy and Purpose

    Companies are under increasing pressure to be socially conscious, if not socially active. But what’s the best way to do this authentically? How can you make sure that your purpose and your...

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  • Episode 122: Ad Campaigns that Move the Needle

    Episode 122: Ad Campaigns that Move the Needle

    Smokey Bear, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk, Keep America Beautiful, The Crash Test Dummies…the Ad Council is well known for these and many other successful public service ad campaigns.  We...

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  • Episode 121: How Save the Children is Evolving to Meet New Demands

    Episode 121: How Save the Children is Evolving to Meet New Demands

    As a 100-year-old organization, Save the Children is one of the most well-known nonprofits in the world. But as with any longstanding organization, they have needed to balance tradition with...

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  • Episode 120: Current Trends in Grassroots Advocacy

    Episode 120: Current Trends in Grassroots Advocacy

    How has grassroots advocacy changed in the past few years? And what are the current grassroots advocacy trends that your organization should be leveraging to have greater success? Today’s episode,...

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  • Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

    Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

    Innovation is a big buzzword today, but what does it actually mean for social good organizations to innovate? And how can leaders create an atmosphere that allows for innovation? Today’s episode,...

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  • Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    The 8th annual #GivingTuesday is coming up soon on December 3,2019.  #GivingTuesday represents an opportunity for everyone to give back in a variety of ways, and companies are increasingly...

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  • Episode 117: Inside Out Fundraising

    Episode 117: 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 116: Storytelling 101

    Episode 116: Storytelling 101

    We all know that it’s important for social good organizations to connect and engage with stakeholders in order to achieve their missions. One of the most effective ways this can be done is through...

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  • Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    December 3rd, 2019 marks the 8th annual #GivingTuesday. It has grown every year since its inception and become an important part of the end-of-year giving season. But with so many different...

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  • Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

    Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

    What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two....

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  • Episode 113: Engaging Live Streamers in Fundraising

    Episode 113: Engaging Live Streamers in Fundraising

    As a charitable organization, how can you leverage the popularity of live streaming to fundraise? How do you find a live streamer to pair up with? And how can you build and have a successful...

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  • Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

    Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

    Hill Days, also known as “fly-ins,” are an important part of social good organizations’ advocacy strategies in the U.S., bringing their supporters together to speak with their members of Congress...

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