Episode 67 | The Top 3 Nonprofit Killers

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Most nonprofit organizations start because of a great need, but nearly 50% can’t keep up with the demand. 

On today’s episode we talk about the challenges of our nonprofits and the three primary killers of our nonprofits today:

1. Leadership can’t get out of the way.

2. Crazy growth too fast without a foundation

3. Confusing vision and mission

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 66 | 3 Ways to Effectively Use Social Media to Promote Your Cause

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Authenticity is one of the primary concerns for nonprofit leaders, but all you have to do is be you. No one expects you to be anything else. Remember social media is just a tool in your tool belt. It is one of many ways to engage with prospective donors and volunteers.

When using social media, consider these three ways to promote you and your cause:

1. Create a Private Facebook Group and Build New Relationships

2. Be Consistent – Show up and share insider information

3. Focus your posts on what people are doing for you!

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 65 | The 4 People You Need in Your Life

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There is no doubt that we all need to surround ourselves with people who “get” us and that starts with these four people. 

1. Coach – a person who supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.

2. Mentor – an experienced and trusted advisor, a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

3. Peer – someone with similar interests.

4. Coachee – someone you invest into.

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Episode 64 | How Much Money Is Enough to Fulfill Your Mission

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Often times we spend our time focused on the dollars we want to bring in for our cause, but we don’t spend time figuring out what it will actually take to fulfill our mission. If freedom is what you desire, you want to spend as much time as possible actually enjoying the work you do. 

Figure out what the minimum amount of money it will take and then go for it. It’s probably closer than you think!

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 63 | Who Do You Need to Become to Be the Leader You Want to Be

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“To achieve something you have never achieved before you must become someone you have never been.” – Les Brown

We’re all faced with trying to figure out what we need to do to become more effective at what we do. Many times we protect ourselves with habits and routines that are comfortable, but I want you to challenge yourself to work towards the person you need to become to be the leader you want to be.

Ask yourself these questions:

•What new habits, disciplines, or behaviors do I need to START?

•What good habits, disciplines, or behaviors do I need to DO MORE OF?

•What poor habits or behaviors do I need to STOP?

Then join us at 10am CST this Friday, April 6th for the Fundraising Freedom Fellowship call as we talk through the habits you need to get rid of and the 3 habits to add to your life. Find out all the details on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/. For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com

Episode 62 | How to Overcome the 4 Obstacles to Change

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Change is hard. If it were easy we’d all be walking around with fully funded retirement accounts and six-pack abs. Because we know it’s hard, we just need to know what obstacles to overcome so we can tackle each of them one at a time. In this episode, we talk through how your past, your habits, your mind and your surroundings could be the culprit and how to overcome them and embrace positive change along the way.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 61 | How to End the Lack and Scarcity Mindset

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When did we decide that our nonprofits deserved less and that we needed handouts from the community? It’s time to change the way we think so we can actually fulfill our mission. On today’s episode we talk through how to get an abundance mindset by eliminating three statements from your thoughts. Do you believe there are people out there who want to be a part of your cause, they just don’t know you exist? Find out how to find them and start attracting them to your cause today.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 60 | How to Enjoy Rejection

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Is it possible to have the same excitement knocking on door #1 as door #101 when people say no after no after no? The answer is YES and it’s possible to enjoy the rejection along the way. We know we don’t need everyone to say yes, but regardless it’s hard to hear no. On today’s episode, find out how you can get more yeses and avoid the feeling of rejection all together!

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 59 | Why it Feels Like People are Dodging You

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There’s usually two reasons why it feels like someone is dodging you, either 1.) they are or 2.) it’s all in your head. If you find yourself following up with potential donors over and over again, you may need to rethink your approach or you may need to avoid being too hard on yourself by assuming it’s all about you. Learn how to avoid the dreaded follow up call, how to ensure someone follows up with you, and much more in this week’s episode.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 58 | The Key to Getting More Face-to-Face Meetings

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No one wants so sit through a painful fundraising pitch, so why would we ask our potential donors to say yes to that? Instead, let’s ask them for their valuable advice and then do what they say. After all, they are our potential donors. Many of them will tell you exactly what to do and say if you were giving the pitch to them. What would they say yes to? That’s what we all want to know. What do our donors want and let’s give it to them.

Face-to-face communication is the best way to get a YES, so let’s get in front of our potential donors and let THEM tell us how to sell to them!

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 57 | 8 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Can Learn From the 2018 Olympic Athletes

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The Winter Olympics are in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea bringing together the best athletes from around the world. As the media interviews these athletes, we continue to see patterns of how each of them made it to the big stage and how each of us can learn from them.

Here are the 8 things every nonprofit leader can learn from the athletes of these Winter Games.

1. Olympians expect obstacles and embrace them when they come.

2. Olympians put their lives on the line.

3. Olympians know Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.

4. Olympians have accountability

5. Olympians are teachable.

6. Olympians know that good is not good enough.

7. Olympians are consistent and are creatures of habit.

8. Olympians compartmentalize their emotions.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 56 | How to Avoid Burnout and Take Back Control of Your Life

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Many of us forget that our nonprofit is ineffective if our leaders are overworked, exhausted and burnt out. Your cause is only as good as your leadership, so this episode focuses on how to protect your most valuable asset – You! 

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 55 | 5 Things You Can Do To Attract More Donors

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As you seek to raise more funds for your cause, the most important piece to the puzzle is having enough donors to fulfill every need that comes up. This means we need to ensure we can attract more donors to our cause. On this episode we talk through the 5 things you can do to attract donors in including:

1.  Have a clear vision.

2.  Invite more people to be insiders into your cause (vs. outsiders).

3.  Tell your donors what impact their dollars will have.

4.  Tell people what you need (create a wish list) and let them save the day.

5.  Be where they are.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 54 | Do Mass Mailings Still Work?

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It is 2018 and we are seeing less and less print mail in our mailbox these days, but does that mean that our nonprofits should stop sending out mailings as well? The answer is NO. Mass mailings absolutely still work, but why? Find out how you can make them work for you and how you can add mailings into your communication plan as you connect with your donors and donor prospects.

Mark your calendar and join Mary and other nonprofit leaders for her free monthly online fellowship this Friday, February 2nd. All the details are in the Fundraising Freedom Tribe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/ and for more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com

Episode 52 | The #1 Thing You Should Do Before Hosting a Fundraising Event

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Nonprofit and ministry leaders often jump into fundraising events before doing this one thing and that’s attending other events. How do you know how to put on a great fundraising event if you’ve never attended another event? Mary shares why it’s so important to attend events that are similar to the one you want to put on and how you can take ideas from those events to ensure your success. Mary also shares why it’s important to be ready to share your need.  You never know what someone might do for you and your cause when you are in the right place at the right time and ready to share!

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 51 | How to Identify and Secure Your Ideal Donor

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Who is your ideal donor? What do they do and why would they like you? We address these questions and more in this episode. Do you find that you are running out of prospects? Identify how to create a plan and how to promote the work you do where your donors are and not where they aren’t.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 50 | How to Start the New Year with a New Attitude

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It’s a new year and with the new year, you may need a new attitude to match! Today’s episode is about how to free yourself from the negativity, how to be a giver, and how to do more of what works. We are in more control of our success than we think we are and if you want more of what works it’s time to remove the things that don’t.

Ministry leaders, be sure to check out Mary’s new podcast, The Fully Funded Podcast with Mike Kim and Mary Valloni, at http://apple.co/2q4BnIW.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 49 | The Top 5 Happiness Quotes from Buddy The Elf

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hristmas movies of all time is Elf, featuring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. Check out this episode for the top 5 happiness quotes from the movie and how they relate to nonprofit leaders today.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 48 | What 4 Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself This Time of Year?

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With only a few weeks left in the calendar year, I wanted to share with you the questions you need to ask yourself. Find out what needs to stay and what needs to go as we wrap up 2017 and head into 2018. How will you best share your message and clear out anything that could be holding you back.

For details about our January 2nd Mastermind Group, go to http://maryvalloni.com/coaching and be sure to submit your application by Friday, December 15th at 12:00 midnight CST.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 47 | 7 Things To Do When You Feel Totally Overwhelmed

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It’s December, which means it’s the most wonderful time of the year and the most stressful as well! If you are feeling totally overwhelmed here’s the 7 things you should do today. Don’t let your mind run you down the wrong path, learn what to do to take back control and stay on target to finish out the year strong.

For details about our January 2nd Mastermind Group, go to maryvalloni.com/coaching and be sure to submit your application by Friday, December 15th at 12:00 midnight CST.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 46 | 3 Last-Minute Tips to Make the Most of #GivingTuesday

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Tuesday, November 28th is #GivingTuesday and we’re gearing up for the biggest nonprofit holiday of the year. Listen in to find out what 3 things you must do to make the most out of #GivingTuesday.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 45 | Part 7:  Let’s Go Make A Difference

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This is our seventh episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This seventh step is all about making a difference and celebrating your success. This is why we work so hard. Find out how to speak your team’s language so you can celebrate them, how to create a thank-you plan and how to enjoy every moment of the journey with your team.

Thanks to those of you who joined my free training this past week with Mike Kim. We announced that we are doing a LIVE event for missionaries in San Diego next March. Our early bird pricing ends soon, so be sure to reserve your seat, only 40 seats are available, at http://fullyfundedworkshop.com.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 44 | Part 6:  How Do I Organize My Ask

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This is the sixth episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This sixth step is centered around how to organize your ask. We talk through how fundraising is like dating, how to avoid giving money and wealthy individuals more power than they deserve, and how to ask for in-kind donations and cash.

Be sure to reserve your seat for my free online training with Mike Kim on the “7 Year-End Fundraising Secrets Every Missionary Needs to Know” on Tuesday, November 14th at 12:00pm CST. Register at http://mikekim.com/7-secrets.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 43 | Part 5:  How do I Deploy My Team

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This is the fifth episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This fifth step is centered around how to deploy your team. Learn how to create a strong staff/volunteer partnership, give the right titles to empower your team and trust your team while releasing them to share your message.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 42 | Part 4:  How do I Enhance My Brand

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This is the fourth episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This fourth step is centered around how to enhance your brand. Learn how to create a personal brand, an organizational brand, a high-quality logo, a one-page document, a case document, and a fundraising website.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 41 | Part 3:  How Do I Enlist My Team

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This is the third episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This third step is centered around how to enlist your team. Learn how to find and recruit your lead volunteer, that one person who can serve as a team captain for your leadership team. Mary shares stories of how she has identified and gone after previous leaders for the organizations she’s worked with and encourages you to go enlist your team.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 40 | Part 2:  How Do I Run My Research

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This is the second episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This second step is centered around how to run your research to understand your allies, competition, prospects and yourself. Identify how to best reach out and get the information you need to prepare for your next fundraising campaign.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 39 – Part 1:  How Do I Focus My Vision

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This is the first episode in our 7-part series on “What is Fundraising Freedom and How Can I Get It?” This first step is centered around how to focus your vision to attain maximum clarity so your donors know who you are and what you stand for.

For more information about Mary Valloni Consulting, visit http://maryvalloni.com and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 37 | How the 80/20 Rule Could Change Your Fundraising

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The 80/20 Rule, commonly called the Pareto principle, states how 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This principle can be a great tool in our tool belt as we tackle our fundraising goals. Find out how you can use this rule to increase the odds that you’ll achieve your fundraising goal and be productive while doing it.

Episode 35 | How to Show Up, Filled Up to Every Ask

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Most people show up to opportunities and experiences in their life with an empty cup. They show up looking for others to serve them. They make decisions based on what’s in it for them and not what’s in it for others. What would happen if you showed up with your cup full? Could you eliminate the fear and self-limiting beliefs all together?

Episode 34 | How to Fundraise in the Midst of a Disaster like Hurricane Harvey

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Find out what to do when a disaster strikes and you still have funds to raise. How do you and your organize move forward without taking a major loss?

Join us Friday, September 8th at 10am CST for the September Fundraising Freedom Fellowship. Submit your questions to mary@maryvalloni.com and join us Sept. 8th. Call in info is posted in the Fundraising Freedom Tribe page at http://facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe

Episode 33 | The 10 Differences Between Busy and Productive People

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1.Busy people are hard workers. Productive people are smart workers.

2.Busy people look like they have a mission. Productive people have a mission.

3.Busy people are fixated on taking action (just do something). Productive people focus on clarity before action.

4.Busy people try to do it all on their own. Productive people find the best people and tools to help them.

5.Busy people have a lot of priorities. Productive people have only a few.

6.Busy people say yes to the good stuff. Productive people say yes to the great stuff (take their time).

7.Busy people talk about how busy they are. Productive people let their results do the talking.

8.Busy people talk about how little time they have. Productive people make time for what is important.

9.Busy people multitask. Productive people focus.

10.Busy people let others control their direction. Production people set their direction and continuously reevaluate their progress.

Are you productive or just busy?

Episode 31 | How One Donor Can Unlock the Door to Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands of New Donors

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In this episode, Mary shows you how to reach out to your ideal donor, ask the right questions, and get the exact verbiage you need to attract future donors to your cause. Learn how to create your target donor profile and understand how you can use testimonials to increase donations from your current donors and bring in tens, hundreds and thousands of new donors.

Episode 30 | How Your Personality Type Plays An Important Role In Your Fundraising

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Mary dives into the DISC model to discuss how to use your personality type to your advantage and how to surround yourself with the right people to build out your fundraising team. Using the DISC model, you have the ability to develop insights (Sherlock Holmes Research) after only a few minutes of working with someone.

Fundraising Freedom Tribe – facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Email Mary – mary@maryvalloni.com

Episode 29 | What To Do When Donations Come With Strings Attached?

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What options do you have when your donors become hard to please? Learn how to avoid getting yourself into   the position and what to do once your there. This episode addresses the reality around giving and receiving gifts.

To connect with Mary and the Fundraising Freedom Tribe, go to facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/

Episode 28 | An Interview With Karl Meisterheim, Owner of SupportGoal

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How would it feel to know at a glance the status of your fundraising and whether you or your charity will be getting paid this month? This episode is a behind the scenes interview with the owner and founder of SupportGoal, a support raising tool created by former fundraiser and missionary, Karl Meisterheim. After raising personal support for a decade, Karl created SupportGoal in hopes of seeing more missionaries and nonprofit leaders thrive in the area of fundraising.

Check out SupportGoal at http://supportgoal.com.

Visit the SupportGoal Forum at http://forum.supportgoal.com.

Apply for the August Session of the Fundraising Freedom Coaching Program at http://maryvalloni.com/coaching.

Episode 27 | 3 Ways To Achieve That Big Goal

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Whatever that BIG goal is in your life there are only three ways to go after it.

Do you…

  1. Go it alone
  2. Hire a coach
  3. Recruit a team

Mary shares her experience with coaches and how they have transformed her view on how to reach her big goals.

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•Email – mailto:mary@maryvalloni.com

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Episode 26 | How to Know When It’s Time to Remove a Donor From Your Prospect List

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We all have those prospect names that remain on our list for weeks, months and sometimes years. The question we often ask is, “When do I remove them from my list?” On this episode we drill down into this question by asking the right questions and organizing our lists so we don’t waste time or energy.

To stay connected with Mary, join the Fundraising Freedom Tribe on Facebook at http://facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/.

For apply for the August Coaching Session, visit http://maryvalloni.com/coaching

Episode 24 | How Much Should I Ask For?

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The #1 question all fundraisers ask is “How much should I ask for?” Do you ever wonder if you ask for too much you may insult your potential donor or if you ask for too little that could be a disaster as well. Mary takes on the question and gives you the tips so you know how to ask for the appropriate amount and never leave money on the table.

Episode 22 | How to Mobilize Your Donors to Spread Your Message

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It’s one thing to have a donor, but it’s another thing for that donor to advocate on your behalf. Mary shows you how to motivate your donors to share your message and share it better than you.

How you can help spread the message of The Mary Valloni Show:

1.) Share a podcast episode

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3.) Join us on Facebook in the Fundraising Freedom Tribe https://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/ for details on our June 16th Fellowship.

Episode 21 | How To Create a Burning Desire To Reach Your Fundraising Goal

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Get the 6 steps you need to create a burning desire and reach your fundraising goal. This episode is based off of Napolean Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich.

To receive a FREE download of Think and Grow Rich visit our Fundraising Freedom Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/.

Episode 19 | How To Be Socially Savvy and NOT Socially Spammy

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Your cause is worth so much more than a multi-level marketing product, so don’t follow their lead if you want to be socially savvy. Learn how to be your true, authentic self and still connect potential donors to your cause using social media.

 

To connect, visit http://maryvalloni.com.

 

For information about the Fundraising Freedom Coaching Course, visit http://maryvalloni.com/coaching

Episode 17 | Why You Need a Campaign Chair

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Great success comes from great leadership. Some nonprofit staff believe they can raise funds alone without volunteer leadership not knowing that this is a bad plan. Learn how a lead volunteer can make all the difference for your cause and why you need to start today to find your next campaign chair.

 

For more info or to connect with Mary, visit: MaryValloni.com