12 New Donor Qs & Train Like A Champ It’s been so long since Andy Robinson was a guest, we need to cover two topics together. First, a dozen potential questions to ask your donor who just said yes to a gift. Then, his advice to up your game as a trainer and facilitator.
Improve Your Email Engagement Do you know that a big email list may be worse than a smaller one? Have you got ghosts or zombies in your lists? This all matters if you want your emails to land in inboxes instead of junk. Judy Freed, from Alliance for the Great Lakes, helps you see better engagement. She’s part of our 21NTC coverage.
Improve Your Email Fundraising Now that you’ve got engagement, make your best ask. Bonnie Hough, from Banyan Nonprofit Strategy, shares her thinking to make your email solicitations more effective.
Opera Singer to Fundraiser Yolanda F. Johnson’s classical opera training informs her fundraising practice. She’s the founder and president of YFJ Consulting and the first African-American president of Women in Development, NY. She’s with us for the hour.
How To Work In Uncertainty
A June study of nonprofits has lessons for now and our future. The election may be settled, but there are unknowns afoot: the pandemic; reaction to the election; a divided federal government; federal stimulus; racial reckoning; climate change. The study’s co-authors shepherd us. They’re Gail Bower at Bower & Co. Consulting LLC and Karen Eber Davis at Karen Eber Davis Consulting.
Low-Cost Fundraising Software Guide
Chris Bernard and Amadie Hart, the co-authors of Tech Impact’s new software selection guide, talk us through: What these systems offer; how to compare them; and how to select the best one for your needs.
Mommy Lied To God
That’s Carlos Maestas’ new book. He’s a storysmith and he’s got tips and strategies to improve your storytelling. He’s the founder of Key Ideas. What’s this got to do with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood? Come listen! Come learn.
End Of Year Fundraising Jen Frazier talks you through. What do you want in your workplan? How does the pandemic impact your strategy? It’s a comprehensive convo for your 4th quarter. She’s founder of Firefly Partners.
WŌC Women Of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy is a new online community. Founder Yolanda Johnson returns to explain what it’s all about.
Life & Career Lessons Alex Counts has over 30 years in social entrepreneurship. He returns with his latest book, “When In Doubt Ask for More: And 213 Other Life & Career Lessons for the Mission-Driven Leader.”
Your Board As Relationship Fundraisers
There’s more to board fundraising than parlor evenings and give/get. Your members can engage your networks and build relationships around giving. Peter Heller shows you how. He’s principal of Heller Fundraising Group.
Maria’s Free Resources
They’re Candid.org for foundation research and FEC.gov for campaign contributions. Maria Semple unlocks their treasures. She’s our prospect research contributor and The Prospect Finder.
Get To The Next Level
Stop overlooking investment-level giving opportunities because you’re spending too much time on events and Facebook ads. Sherry Quam Taylor walks through how to start your major giving program or how to fine tune and kick it up a notch. She’s a fundraising consultant and coach.
Online Major Giving
Do you have web forms for your major donors? Our 19NTC panel hashes the pros and cons of automating major giving and—if you decide to expand to online—how to work around the obstacles. They’re Adam London at Project Donor Love;Carrie Rice from Carrie Rice Consulting; and Anneliese Davis with Rahab’s Sisters.
How do you maintain personal and organizational values when people are screaming at you in the social networks? Burt Edwards, our panel of one from 19NTC, shares strategies and systems that keep your staff, supporters and social ambassadors safe when they speak out online. He’s from Friends of the Columbia Gorge.