Fundraising as a Vocation, with Dan Reed

July 17th, 2019

Play Podcast Dan Reed is CEO at Seed Fundraisers, a unique training and consulting firm serving fundraisers of all skills and experience levels. In our conversation, Dan shares his passion for the vocation of fundraising, and for training and developing individual fundraisers so that they can thrive in their organizations and careers. Dan takes a…

Emotional Intelligence is Key to Fundraising Success, with Scott Koskoski

July 10th, 2019

Play Podcast In this interview we talk with our good friend and colleague, Scott Koskoski, Senior Performance Consultant and Partner at BrightDot about the critical role that emotional intelligence plays in a nonprofit’s fundraising success. This is an eye-opening topic that is sure to add value to any fundraiser or nonprofit leader’s day. We also…

The Long Haul Fundraising Model, with Aubrey Bergauer

July 3rd, 2019

Play Podcast In this new episode we talk with Aubrey Bergauer, Executive Director of California Symphony Orchestra, and creator of the Long Haul Model. Aubrey shares with us how she and her team applied the Long Haul Model to create five consecutive years of growth at California Symphony Orchestra — and how you can apply the same techniques…

Creating Value Through Strategy, with Ben Stroup

June 26th, 2019

Play Podcast In this episode we talk with our good friend Ben Stroup, Director of Strategic Development at Christian Broadcasting Network. Ben shares with us about the importance of embracing data and analysis, how CBN bested industry fundraising trends in 2018, and what it takes to innovate and drive change in a large and established nonprofit organization. There’s a…

Stop putting it off: 8 Steps to Planning your Budget with Confidence

June 11th, 2019

Do you feel it? That sweaty yet chilling sharpness in the air. Your head feels a little woozy. You feel a knot in your stomach. You wonder if it’s allergies. What is it? It’s budget season! If your fiscal year ends in June or even September, you are in the midst of that budgeting time…

5 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make & How You Can Avoid Them

March 20th, 2019

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE In my upcoming book, The 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How You Can Avoid Them, I brought together 25 industry veterans with more than 300 years of experience in leadership, strategy, program development and execution, marketing, and philanthropy to share the 101 biggest mistakes we make in our sector. And…

An interview with Andrew Olsen

March 7th, 2019

Newport One’s Andrew Olsen is interviewed for MarketSmart’s bi-weekly podcast “How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy.” To listen to this interview: click here for Episode 24. Andrew Olsen is Senior Vice President at Newport One, a direct response fundraising agency headquartered in Duxbury, MA. Prior he was an independent fundraising consultant and is the author…

Securing Federal Grants: Interview With Mark McIntyre

February 28th, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 4) Our guest on this episode is Mark McIntyre, Principal and Co-Founder of Merchant McIntyre Associates, the nation’s leading federal government relations firm serving nonprofit organizations. In our conversation with Mark, he shares a specific, proven methodology for engaging with and securing significant grant support from the federal government. Prior to co-founding…

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Fundraising: Interview With Collin Ward

February 21st, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 3) In this episode of the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast Roy Jones and I interview Collin Ward, SVP at Newport ONE, and former Director of Integrated Marketing at Women for Women, and the Democratic National Committee. Collin shares with us the importance of being data conversant, how to convince your leadership to invest…

Master the 4 Signals For Major Gift Success With Dan Shephard, The Frontline Fundraiser

February 14th, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 2) In this episode we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Dan Shephard, The Frontline Fundraiser. Dan has decades of experience building relationships with donors, asking the questions that deeply engage donors in the philanthropic process, and now training fundraisers on how to effectively raise major gifts. We’ll hear Dan share…

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