Episode 175 | 3 Things You Need to Include in Your 2020 Year-End Appeal

Today, we’re going digging into the year-end appeal and I’m sharing the three things you need to include in your letter. This is very specific for 2020. As you know, this year has been very unusual so that means that your year-end appeal needs a new and fresh update. Did you know that a quarter…Continue reading Episode 175 | 3 Things You Need to Include in Your 2020 Year-End Appeal

Episode 173 | The 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before that Next Big Meeting

Today we’re talking about the seven questions to ask yourself before that next big meeting. If you’ve been following the podcast for a while, you’ve been following the seven steps that I teach in my book, Fundraising Freedom.  On all the lessons that I’ve taught over these last 173 episodes, I hope that you’ve gotten…Continue reading Episode 173 | The 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before that Next Big Meeting

Episode 172 | The 10 Things Successful People Do To Accomplish Their Goals

I want to share with you today some common things that successful people do.  Number one, they don’t allow fear to cripple them.  Now think about people who are public speakers, they do not let the fear of public speaking stop them from accomplishing or stepping foot on stage. They don’t allow fear to cripple…Continue reading Episode 172 | The 10 Things Successful People Do To Accomplish Their Goals

Episode 170 | The 3 Things You Need to Effectively Grow and Multiply Your Cause

Today we’re talking about the three things you need to effectively grow and multiply your cause.  The reason why I wanted to talk on this topic is that multiplication is really what we’re all about, right? When we join or when we start up an organization, our goal here is to affect as many people…Continue reading Episode 170 | The 3 Things You Need to Effectively Grow and Multiply Your Cause

Episode 169 | How to Communicate With Philanthropists with Kris Putnam-Walkerly

We’ve been talking a lot lately about a variety of different ways that you can raise funds and today, I wanted to bring a special guest on to talk specifically about working with philanthropists. Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a Global Philanthropy Advisor and she has more than 20 years of experience working with philanthropists.  Kris has…Continue reading Episode 169 | How to Communicate With Philanthropists with Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Episode 168 | Major Gift Fundraising with Ben Starling III

My guest today is Ben Starling III.  Ben is a former director of philanthropy, has worked on huge projects like the Museum of the Bible and Scripps Research Institute. He’s from Palm Beach, Florida, and he runs a business called Southern Philanthropy. Southern Philanthropy offers custom-tailored fundraising services for profit, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists. Tell…Continue reading Episode 168 | Major Gift Fundraising with Ben Starling III

Episode 167 | The Industries That Are Booming During COVID-19 and What That Means for Your Cause

In the past few months, we have been talking about how to navigate this new “normal” as we walk through the season of a pandemic. Over the course of these last several months, you’ve had to make a shift. You’ve had to start looking at different ways of running your fundraising efforts. And so today,…Continue reading Episode 167 | The Industries That Are Booming During COVID-19 and What That Means for Your Cause

Episode 166 | Making the Move from Live to Virtual Events With Philippa Fabbri

Today I’m joined by Philippa Fabbri, director of communications, fundraising, and school design at the Elsen Academy in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa.  What do you enjoy about fundraising? I wouldn’t say I’m passionate about fundraising but I’m passionate about showing the longevity of my school and making sure that we outlast any crisis…Continue reading Episode 166 | Making the Move from Live to Virtual Events With Philippa Fabbri

Episode 165 | What You Need to Do to Shift Your Fundraising Online

Today I’m talking about moving to online fundraising. How do we still build relationships and still communicate and engage donors in the online space? First of all, I just want to share a few statistics with you. Only 3% of charities rated their board and executive leadership as being digitally savvy. This means that we…Continue reading Episode 165 | What You Need to Do to Shift Your Fundraising Online

Episode 163 | 8 Words That May Explain Why You’re Stuck

Today we are talking about the eight words that might explain why you’re stuck.  As we’ve been talking about over the last several episodes, we’ve been dealing with a pandemic and trying to navigate not being in our offices and adjusting to working from home.  Now, some of you may have already been working from…Continue reading Episode 163 | 8 Words That May Explain Why You’re Stuck

Episode 159 | How to Create a Rich Nonprofit with Marissa Nehlsen, Part 2

I am joined today by Marissa Nehlsen, CEO of a 7-figure business, public speaker, coach, philanthropist, and an all-around incredible person.  Like me, she is originally from North Dakota which makes my heart happy!  What advice would you give to someone who is stuck in the financial mindset? I love this question and here’s my…Continue reading Episode 159 | How to Create a Rich Nonprofit with Marissa Nehlsen, Part 2

Episode 158 | How to Create a Rich Nonprofit with Marissa Nehlsen, Part 1

I am joined today by Marissa Nehlsen, CEO of a 7-figure business, public speaker, coach, philanthropist, and an all-around incredible person.  Like me, she is originally from North Dakota which makes my heart happy!  Tell us why the world needs us rich. The world needs us rich in all areas and my team and I…Continue reading Episode 158 | How to Create a Rich Nonprofit with Marissa Nehlsen, Part 1

Episode 156 | The 3-Part Process I Use to Help Charities Raise More Money

In today’s episode, I’m sharing with you the 3-part process I use to help charities raise more money.  These last couple of months have been a bit crazy and the last several episodes I’ve talked a lot about this pandemic and how to walk through this season.  But I want you to know that the…Continue reading Episode 156 | The 3-Part Process I Use to Help Charities Raise More Money

Episode 155 | Why Every Nonprofit Needs to Use Video with Casey Hill

I’m joined today with Casey Hill, Head of Growth at Bonjoro.  Bonjoro is a personalized video messaging app with the mission of empowering every organization to build real and lasting relationships with its customers, donors, or community, no matter where they live or work. Casey is a published contributor with Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and many…Continue reading Episode 155 | Why Every Nonprofit Needs to Use Video with Casey Hill

Episode 154 | The Free Resource Every Charity Needs to Reboot and Start Again

In today’s episode, we are talking about the free resource every charity needs to reboot and start again.  We are in a season where we do need to reboot because we’ve never been here before.  If we look at anything that’s happened in our past, recessions, depressions, etc. we can look to them and see…Continue reading Episode 154 | The Free Resource Every Charity Needs to Reboot and Start Again

Episode 152 | Advice for Startup Nonprofits with Jonathan Roe

Dr. Jonathan Roe has been a non-profit coach and trainer in AZ for more than a decade and is the Founder and CEO of Venture 1:9. Venture 1:9 guides non-profits to a place of courage, health, sustainability and impact, through free training, coaching and granting. After graduating college in Boston, Jonathan spent 17 years in church…Continue reading Episode 152 | Advice for Startup Nonprofits with Jonathan Roe

Episode 145 | Five Minutes for Fundraising with Martin Leifeld

Martin Leifeld is an author, consultant, coach, and public speaker.  Martin is a professional fundraiser who’s raised a staggering 500 million dollars in his career that has spanned more than two decades.  Two years ago, he was named the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the St. Louis Regional Chapter.  Why…Continue reading Episode 145 | Five Minutes for Fundraising with Martin Leifeld

Episode 139 | How to Raise Funds on Social Media with Brent Silkey

On today’s show, I am talking with Brent Silkey.  Brent and his wife serve college students in St. Paul, Minnesota through the ministry of Chi Alpha and they started a program called 30 for Freedom.  The idea is 30 for Freedom exists to end sex trafficking in our lifetime.  We engage college students in biblical…Continue reading Episode 139 | How to Raise Funds on Social Media with Brent Silkey

Episode 137 | Nonprofit Executive Podcast

On today’s show I am featuring an episode from a new podcast I am co-hosting with my friend, Joel Kessel.  The Nonprofit Executive Podcast is for growth-minded executives who are looking to take their nonprofits to the next level through strategic planning and fundraising.  On this podcast, Joel discusses his steps to create a successful…Continue reading Episode 137 | Nonprofit Executive Podcast

Episode 135 | How to Manage a Board 7000 Miles Away with Dan Hurrelbrink

On today’s episode, I’m joined by my friend and client, Dan Hurrelbrink.  Dan is the director of Barnabas Ministries and is coming to us from Romania.  Dan realized that what he was doing to raise money wasn’t working and he needed to make the necessary changes to be able to meet his fundraising goals. Barnabas…Continue reading Episode 135 | How to Manage a Board 7000 Miles Away with Dan Hurrelbrink

Episode 134 | How Founder, April Jurgensen, Raised $200,000 in 7 Months

My guest today is April Jurgensen, who is the co-founder of The Boaz Project and one of my Fundraising Freedom Academy students.  April just recently won an author academy award for her book, The Orphan’s Abba.  April and her husband inspire and equip leaders around the world to care for orphans in their own communities. …Continue reading Episode 134 | How Founder, April Jurgensen, Raised $200,000 in 7 Months

Episode 132 | Should You Start a Podcast with Danny Ozment

Today we are talking with Danny Ozment, founder and producer at Emerald City Productions.  Danny was on a path to becoming a conductor when his daughter’s birth necessitated flexibility and a major change in priorities.  Danny spent the first seven years in his new business focusing on a cappella given his 20-year music career as…Continue reading Episode 132 | Should You Start a Podcast with Danny Ozment

Episode 131 | Grant Writing with Meredith Noble

On today’s show, we are joined by my guest, Meredith Noble.  Meredith is the lead instructor and founder of SenecaWorks project management consulting firm and learngrantwriting.org.  Their mission is to empower natural change-makers in making our communities vibrant, sustainable, and healthy. Can you demystify grant writing for us? Grant writing is not free money; it’s…Continue reading Episode 131 | Grant Writing with Meredith Noble

Episode 130 | The 6 Key Components of a Successful Home Fundraiser

This time of year, the weather starts to get chilly, the leaves begin to turn, and we start thinking about the upcoming holidays.  People enjoy spending time together in this season and it’s a great time to invite folks into your home for an intimate fundraiser.  You don’t have to put on huge fundraising events…Continue reading Episode 130 | The 6 Key Components of a Successful Home Fundraiser

Episode 128 | How to Build a Strong Board with Mary Hiland

On today’s show, I interview Mary Hiland with Hiland Consulting.  Mary has been involved with nonprofit organizations for more than 40 years.  She went from volunteer to staff to executive director.  Mary led two mergers of her nonprofit with 530 staff and has worked with budgets ranging from $100,000-$26 million. Mary is now a consultant and coach for…Continue reading Episode 128 | How to Build a Strong Board with Mary Hiland

Episode 126 | 7 Questions to Ask Yourself To Harness Your Zone of Genius

Your Zone of Genius is the intersection of your interests, passions and skills and ultimately result in your superpower or your zone of genius. On today’s show we tackle the 7 questions to ask yourself to harness your zone of genius. To start let’s review the four main operating zones as described in Gay Hendricks…Continue reading Episode 126 | 7 Questions to Ask Yourself To Harness Your Zone of Genius

Episode 125 | The One Thing I Did to Make My Dream Home a Reality and How I Used The Same Thing to Raise Millions

Over the last two years, my husband and I have been in the process of building our dream home.  It all started when I did this one thing…I made a decision!  To make a decision means you’re cutting off all other options to achieve your goal/dream.  For me, I wrote a personal check to myself for $250,000 and…Continue reading Episode 125 | The One Thing I Did to Make My Dream Home a Reality and How I Used The Same Thing to Raise Millions

Episode 124 | How I Raised More Than $500,000 In Less Than 3 Months with No Printed Invitations and Only 50 Guests

I modeled this fundraiser off of a conference I recently attended.  The conference felt so special and exclusive and that’s how I wanted the guests to feel at this fundraiser.  I always want every person – donors, staff members, and volunteers alike – to feel special and like they are a part of something bigger than themselves. I wanted…Continue reading Episode 124 | How I Raised More Than $500,000 In Less Than 3 Months with No Printed Invitations and Only 50 Guests