Fundraising as a Vocation, with Dan Reed

July 17th, 2019

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 fresh look at the importance of training in our sector, and the fact that it creates value for the individual fundraiser, not just for the organizations that employ them. I think you’ll enjoy this interview and learn a lot!

Emotional Intelligence is Key to Fundraising Success, with Scott Koskoski

July 10th, 2019

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 take a few minutes at the end of the show to talk with Scott about the state of fundraising after what appears to have been a less than great 2018 year-end fundraising season.

The Long Haul Fundraising Model, with Aubrey Bergauer

July 3rd, 2019

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 to improve outcomes at your organization.

Aubrey is also a contributing author to the new Amazon #1 Best Seller, 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make And How You Can Avoid Them. You can download the first 10 chapters for FREE.