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Ask the Philantherapist - episode 3: How to engage patrons with a conservation nonprofit and how to set up major gift officers for success

Ask the Philantherapist - episode 3: How to engage patrons with a conservation nonprofit and how to set up major gift officers for success

September 13, 2021

This week, David speaks to John Judge, the President & CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a conservation nonprofit. They discuss how to engage patrons in grassroot fundraising strategies and they discuss what to look for and how to set up a major gift officers for success.

“Ask the Philantherapist” - Episode 2: “How can we reach a donor who has become disconnected with our organization?”

“Ask the Philantherapist” - Episode 2: “How can we reach a donor who has become disconnected with our organization?”

August 16, 2021

Listen to this week's short-form podcast as the Philantherapist host David Garamella and Drew Gagner, Chief Philanthropy Officer & NorCal Division VP of CommonSpirit Health in Santa Cruz, CA discuss the following question:

"How can we reach a donor who has become disconnected with our organization?"

“Ask the Philantherapist” - Episode 1: How to manage a donor who is suddenly giving less than previous years

“Ask the Philantherapist” - Episode 1: How to manage a donor who is suddenly giving less than previous years

August 3, 2021

In our new short-form podcast series, listen as the Philantherapist host David Garamella and Mark FaderHead of School at the The Williams School in New London, CT discuss the following question:

"What should your nonprofit do when an important annual donor is suddenly giving less than the previous year?"

 

International Fundraising: How a Norwegian nonprofit found creative revenue sources

International Fundraising: How a Norwegian nonprofit found creative revenue sources

June 16, 2021

In many ways, fundraising in Europe looks very different than it does in the U.S. But, in other ways, nonprofits in Europe face many of the same challenges that American nonprofits face. In this episode, we interview Jimmy Westerheim, the CEO & Founder of The Human Aspect, a Norwegian mental health-focused nonprofit that struggled with sources of revenue as they were starting out. Hear how they managed to get high-profile corporate funding from companies such as Facebook and came up with other creative ideas to support the incredibly important mission of their organization. 

How a large corporate grant-making foundation manages changing strategies, a limited donor pool and international nonprofit partners

How a large corporate grant-making foundation manages changing strategies, a limited donor pool and international nonprofit partners

May 11, 2021

On this episode, we are joined by Julia Smart, Fundraising and Development Specialist with the Flourish Arbonne Foundation, a unique foundation that provides grant support to nonprofit organizations in several countries - the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and Canada. The foundation went from supporting hundreds of nonprofits with small grants and multiple grant cycles to supporting one nonprofit organization in each country with large transformational grants. Julia also discusses the shift to focusing solely on youth mental health and how that focus became more important than ever during Covid-19. 

Higher Education Fundraising Perspectives from a Seasoned VP and a Millennial Major Gifts Officer

Higher Education Fundraising Perspectives from a Seasoned VP and a Millennial Major Gifts Officer

April 23, 2021

This week, we are joined by Doug Smith, VP for Advancement and Shea Healy, Major Gifts Officer, both at Stonehill College. Doug has almost 30 years of experience in philanthropy while Shea graduated from college just a few years ago (class of '17). They share their experiences with fundraising from very different perspectives and we discuss everything from the importance of stewardship, donors as investors, the post-covid fundraising landscape to what it's like to be a younger gift officer and what personal characteristics lend itself to success in the philanthropy field. 

How one nonprofit is addressing the affordable housing crisis

How one nonprofit is addressing the affordable housing crisis

March 23, 2021
The U.S. has been facing an affordable housing crisis for decades. On this episode, Greg Bradbard, the President of Hope through Housing and Sr. VP of National CORE joins us to discuss the affordable housing crisis, his nonprofit’s mission to fight this systemic issue and the importance of shifting priorities during a crisis. Learn about their philanthropy efforts and how they span across the very unique sectors of social services, real estate development and community revitalization. To learn more about Hope through Housing, visit: https://hthf.org

 

The capital campaign has ended - how do you keep the fundraising momentum going?

The capital campaign has ended - how do you keep the fundraising momentum going?

March 8, 2021

What do you do to keep up fundraising momentum after your capital campaign has ended but a pandemic has begun? Kelli Rafferty, Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement at Elliott Health System in New Hampshire, shares her approach to this challenge on this week's episode. She shares her experience with maintaining a strong connection to her community through the involvement of senior leaders and volunteers and the consistent approach of relationship building and storytelling during this unprecedented time. 

 

Making the most of Virtual Fundraising Events

Making the most of Virtual Fundraising Events

February 22, 2021

For many nonprofit organizations, special event fundraising is often a big part of annual philanthropy goals. Lorelei Mitrani, Director, Special Events at the Prevent Cancer Foundation joins us this week to discuss how her foundation transitioned from a heavy rotation of traditional in-person events to completely virtual while actually increasing fundraising revenue. 

Maximizing Board Fundraising with Dan Murphy and Nancy Bussani from CommonSpirit Health

Maximizing Board Fundraising with Dan Murphy and Nancy Bussani from CommonSpirit Health

February 9, 2021

If you are working with a nonprofit board, you don’t want to miss this episode. Dan Murphy, Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer for Dignity Health Foundation Inland Empire and Glendale Memorial Health and Nancy Bussani, System Vice President, Philanthropy Strategy and Governance for CommonSpirit Health join me to discuss how to maximize board fundraising and prioritize relationship building and major gift cultivation as the key to board success. There’s a lot of practical information here that will help you create a more effective and efficient fundraising board.

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