The Modern Nonprofit Fundraiser Podcast



The Modern Nonprofit Fundraiser Podcast is dedicated to helping donor development and marketing staff raise more money and awareness for their cause. Listen to the brightest in the field talk about their fundraising strategy.


  • Matthew Dildine on Relational Fundraising and Radical Partnership

    30/06/2021 Duração: 39min

    In this episode, Matthew and Noah discussed:Changing traditional models of fundraising to engage modern donorsGenerational shifts in expectations and wealthMonthly and recurring donationsShifting from traditional events to meaningful experiencesCreating partnerships with donorsMeasuring ROI

  • Kris Putnam-Walkerly on Abundance and Philanthropy

    25/05/2021 Duração: 37min

    Global philanthropy consultant Kris Putnam-Walkerly has advised top philanthropists for over 20 years, transforming their giving and catapulting their impact. As a sought after philanthropy advisor, expert and award-winning author, she's helped hundreds of wealthy families, foundations, Fortune 500 companies, Giving Pledge signatories, and wealth advisors strategically influence and allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts. She is the author of Delusional Altruism, Confident Giving, and The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors.

  • Mallory Erickson on Mindset Shifts for Fundraisers

    24/05/2021 Duração: 40min

    Nonprofit executive coach and fundraising consultant Mallory Erickson joins Noah Barnett to talk about being a more effective fundraiser, changing your mindset, and unlocking new potential to fuel your mission.Since 2018, Mallory has successfully coached over 50 fundraisers and organizations to increase their fundraising capacity by powerfully combining her tactical fundraising expertise with the best executive coaching tools out there. This combination allow her clients to identify both internal and external barriers to success and overcome them. She is the creator of the Power Partners Formula

  • Ariel Glassman on Donor Cultivation

    07/05/2021 Duração: 28min

    Ariel Glassman, purpose-driven fundraising consultant, joins Noah Barnett to talk about pivoting between traditional strategies to responsive fundraising, trends in events, and donor cultivation.Ariel's expertise includes customizing fundraising strategy, tactical development planning, building systematic and intentional donor engagement programs, defining staffing needs and structuring development teams, building and refining infrastructure and tools, donor data analytics and donor surveys, and donor communications. She helps organizations build connective tissue between their fundraising strategy, technology and operations, staff capacity, and donor relationships.

  • Kent Woodyard on a "Day One" Mindset

    07/05/2021 Duração: 35min

    Nonprofit technology veteran Kent Woodyard joins Noah Barnett to discuss nonprofit technology, what nonprofits can learn from Amazon, and how organizations can adopt a "Day One" mindset.

  • Ray Taylor on Nonprofit Leadership and Fundraising Planning

    07/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Ray Taylor, Director of Advancement at Franciscan Media joins Noah Barnett to talk about his Six Sigma-style approach to nonprofit leadership, designing fundraising campaigns and building fundraising systems.Franciscan Media is a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan friars of St. John the Baptist Province. They strive to inspire a loving world that embraces the Franciscan spirit of harmony, joy, and simplicity.

  • Dana Snyder on Digital Strategy

    26/04/2021 Duração: 46min

    Dana Snyder of Positive Equation joins the Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss social media and digital strategy for nonprofits. During our conversation we covered the dance marathons that first sparked her interest in college, how to make your mission stand out in the busy online landscape, and how to connect more deeply with your supporters. Dana Snyder is the founder and CEO of Positive Equation, a digital consultancy focused on helping nonprofits cultivate a passionate online following of donors, volunteers, and advocates.

  • Casey Davis on Fundraising Partnerships

    14/04/2021 Duração: 34min

    Casey Davis, the Executive Director at the Diabetes Research Connection, joins the Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss her experience leading a growing nonprofit through transition and trials. During our conversation we discuss Casey’s “partner with” fundraising approach, the importance of having a holistic fundraising strategy, and why Casey is optimistic about the industry’s future. Diabetes Research Connection empowers people affected by type 1 diabetes and supports highly innovative research, for which seed funding is notoriously hard to obtain. This unique, disease-specific crowdfunding platform was established by leading diabetes scientists and advocates. This one-of-a-kind community is uniquely focused on funding innovative, discovery research and supporting early career scientists in type 1 diabetes research.

  • Chris Hammond and Jen Linck on Nonprofit Marketing Plans

    05/04/2021 Duração: 46min

    Chris Hammond and Jen Linck of CGC joined The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to get deep into the practical details, steps, and strategies of crafting an effective nonprofit marketing plan. Chris Hammond founded CGC in order to simplify the giving process between nonprofits and corporations. He developed this unique concept as a result of his experience in working in fundraising and nonprofit consulting management. By means of his pursuits as a nonprofit fundraising consultant, he recognized the need for an all-encompassing company that would utilize the “four pots of fundraising”: event management, grant writing, individual and corporate giving. Chris has 8+ years of event management and 6+ years of nonprofit fundraising consulting & leadership experience. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. Jen Linck, CMO, came to CGC after twenty years of marketing experience in the entertainment industry, working in book publishing, tele

  • JB Stark on Resiliency and Growth at The Trevor Project

    22/03/2021 Duração: 35min

    JB Stark (they/them) joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to talk about leading their team to resiliency and growth during COVID-19 and beyond. JB  is the Director of Individual Giving at The Trevor Project and is honored to work with Trevor’s family of donors who support the organization’s operations and growth. Prior to this, JB worked at the NYU Stern School of Business on the Development and Alumni Relations Team, working with alumni to bring the Dean’s vision to success by raising critical funds for programs and scholarships. JB has years of experience working in fundraising and nonprofit leadership in economic empowerment, education, and LGBTQ youth advocacy spaces. As the Deputy Executive Director of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition, JB worked on LGBTQ youth community mobilization, health education, disease prevention, and engagement initiatives across the country. The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, tran

  • Stacy LeBaron on Podcasting and Pivoting

    15/03/2021 Duração: 36min

    Stacy LeBaron joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to talk about delivering animal welfare services during times of crisis and the power of pivoting. Stacy has been involved in animal welfare for over 20 years. She is the host and founder of Community Cats Podcast, a 5 day a week podcast show where she interviews nationally and internationally renowned experts helping with the problem of cat overpopulation and cat welfare. In addition to the podcast, Stacy is committed to the model of virtual education by holding weekend conferences and day long educational sessions. Prior to the podcast,  Stacy served for 16 years as president of the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, and then directed the Mentoring Program at that organization.  

  • Brian Numainville on Organizational Insights for 2021

    01/03/2021 Duração: 23min

    Brian Numainville, consultant, speaker, and author joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss his observations from 2020, where nonprofits might be missing opportunities, and his future outlook. Nonprofit Surveys: Your Nonprofit Needs to Ask Questions An accomplished consultant and the president of NUMINSIGHTS LLC, as well as a principal with Retail Feedback Group, Brian partners with organizations throughout the United States to design and execute a wide range of research and feedback programs, as well as advises on public relations and communications efforts. Brian is also the co-author of Feedback Rules!

  • Cameron Ripley On Nonprofit Marketing

    08/02/2021 Duração: 27min

    Cameron Ripley joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss the latest trends in nonprofit marketing. During our conversation we discuss the lessons learned from hundreds of nonprofit marketing campaigns in 2020, the essentials of successful, digital-first fundraising plans, and what organizations must double down on as they plan their go-forward digital strategies. Cameron is the CEO and Founder of Community Boost Consulting, a digital marketing agency that exists to empower social ventures changing the world. Trusted by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Foundation, the Trevor Project, United Ways, Humane Societies and hundreds of other great causes from around the world, Community Boost has been committed to helping nonprofits drive more meaningful conversions online since 2012. Additional resources: Nonprofit Marketing Summit Nonprofit marketing resources

  • Sarah Landman On Personalized Donor Stewardship

    20/01/2021 Duração: 31min

    Sarah Landman joins the Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss personalized donor stewardship. During our conversation we discuss the tie between theatre and fundraising, key donor signals nonprofits must tune in on, and how you turn signals into more personalized cultivation plans, especially in 2021. Sarah is the Sr. VP of Philanthropy Services at NewsBank / Insightful, a web-based platform to help nonprofits know more about their donors that lead to deeper relationships. Sarah is an experienced fundraising and business executive with a 15 year history and successful results working in the fundraising industry. Skilled in major gift fundraising, business development, marketing, capital campaign consulting, women's philanthropy and legacy planning. M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.   

  • The Future of Fundraising: 6 Lessons Learned in 2020 & How to Pivot Going Forward

    28/12/2020 Duração: 24min

    Gabe Cooper, Virtuous' CEO and founder joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss what we can glean from the events of 2020 and how fundraisers should pivot to maximize the potential of 2021. 2020 has been a year of ma Gabe Cooper, Virtuous' CEO and founder joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss what we can glean from the events of 2020 and how fundraisers should pivot to maximize the potential of 2021. 2020 has been a year of massive change for nonprofits. From entire teams going remote overnight, to a chaotic election season, to a civil rights movement driving systemic change, to the devastating impact of COVID-19, everything has changed.  During the discussion Gabe shares six fundraising strategies nonprofit teams can carry forward into 2021. 6 Fundraising Strategies To Help You Grow 1) You must know your donors. And in order to know them, you must listen. One of the silver linings of 2020 is that nonprofits are increasingly committed to better listen to donors. When COVID-19 hit our

  • Steven Aguiar On Growth Marketing for Nonprofits

    20/12/2020 Duração: 46min

    Steven Aguiar joins The Responsive Fundraising podcast to discuss how nonprofits can grow their donor base through digital acquisition and paid campaigns. During the conversation we discuss essential elements of digital marketing campaigns and why a growth blueprint should replace your traditional fundraising plan. Steven is the founder of Good Goes Further, a company that helps nonprofits create and execute a plan for digital growth. He is a full-stack digital marketer with experience running all aspects of a company's digital marketing and is now using his experience for good by focusing completely on growing nonprofits. Over the past four years, Steven has helped dozens of businesses scale and activate digital audiences and with Good Goes Further, he hopes to bring all of those growth marketing capabilities directly to nonprofits.

  • Lindsay Voltz On Stewarding Today's Donor Well

    18/12/2020 Duração: 44min

    Lindsay Voltz, the Sr. Director of Major Gifts at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF), joins The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss donor stewardship strategies and what today's donor is looking for from fundraisers. During the discussion we unpack what's top of mind for today's philanthropist, how you navigate the balance between what a donor desires to do with your nonprofit's mission, and the importance of improv within fundraising. Lindsay Voltz, CFRE currently serves as Senior Director, Major Gifts at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) overseeing a team of frontline major gift fundraisers and DRIF’s expansion to a regional major gift model. Prior to joining DRIF, Lindsay was the Director of Major Giving, Southeast at the Parkinson’s Foundation. While with the Parkinson’s Foundation, Lindsay led major gift efforts for the southeast region of the U.S. and built a robust pipeline of major donors across nine states. Lindsay has been in the nonprofit sector for more than th

  • Building Smart Nonprofits with David J. O'Brien and Matthew D. Craig

    16/12/2020 Duração: 48min

    David J. O'Brien and Matthew D. Craig join The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to discuss the insights from their new book Building Smart Nonprofits. During the conversation we dig into  alternative funding models, how to move beyond golf tournaments, galas, and grants, and ask the question whether there are too many nonprofits. Many contrarian notes, but insightful. Building Smart Nonprofits: A Roadmap for Mission Success is a handbook of best practices nonprofits can use to improve sustainability - a book of knowledge and know-how distilled from interviews with over 60 industry leaders who are in the nonprofit trenches every day—as executives, leaders, board members, funders, publishers, and service providers. David J. O’Brien and Matthew D. Craig provide real-life examples of nonprofits deploying best practices and emerging industry trends – such as the rise of socially conscious investing – to position their organizations for the long term. Topics include, among others, funding models, impact investing, co

  • Bridget Jones & Kelly Hayman On Fundraising With Purpose, Not Parties

    09/12/2020 Duração: 34min

    Bridget Jones and Kelly Hayman join The Responsive Fundraising Podcast to share how they help transform the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley fundraising programs in light of tremendous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the conversation we take a step back to March 2020 to recall how Bridget, Kelly, and their team's decision making process amidst the chaos and upending that COVID-19 had on their fundraising channels which was in contrast to the rapid growth in demand for their programs. Bridget Jones started as a part time Youth Development Worker with Boys & Girls Clubs in her hometown of Greeneville, TN. With a degree in education from Carson Newman College, a passion for young people and a love of gathering people together, she was able to use her skillset as the Director of Development & Corporate Events to raise funds to support the mission and vision of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee.  Her heart truly desires to serve young people who need us most and pr

  • Dan Reed On Crafting Effective Digital Fundraising Campaigns

    16/11/2020 Duração: 37min

    Dan Reed joins the Responsive Fundraising Podcast to share his first-hand experience scaling digital fundraising campaigns. During the conversation we discuss why digital fundraising is the future of fundraising, what makes monthly giving programs scale, and the power of blending community with giving. Dan started his digital fundraising career at Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, developing peer-to-peer activities for two annual Greater Chicago Prostate Cancer Run Walk & Rolls. From there, Dan spent seven years at the Smithsonian Institution, managing the digital components of the Friends of the Smithsonian direct response program, mid-level donor program and working across the different Smithsonian units, supporting their digital fundraising efforts. While at the Smithsonian, Dan earned his Masters Degree in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy. Next, Dan moved to World Food Program USA, building out their digital fundraising program from the ground up and developing

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