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…Continue reading Episode 37 | How the 80/20 Rule Could Change Your Fundraising
Sometimes ideas resonate and sometimes they don’t. So, how do you know when you have a good idea you should implement? Mary shares the 5 ways to know and the next steps to ensure your team all moves in the same direction towards the same goal.
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…Continue reading Episode 35 | How to Show Up, Filled Up to Every Ask
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and join us Sept. 8th. Call in…Continue reading Episode 34 | How to Fundraise in the Midst of a Disaster like Hurricane Harvey
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…Continue reading Episode 33 | The 10 Differences Between Busy and Productive People
Are you willing to shut down the negativity and focus 100% on the positive? As a fundraiser, you are in full control of your mindset. What if you looked at every ask as an opportunity. On this episode, you’ll learn how to make that shift and start to enjoy the fundraising experience.
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…Continue reading Episode 31 | How One Donor Can Unlock the Door to Tens, Hundreds, and Thousands of New Donors
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.…Continue reading Episode 30 | How Your Personality Type Plays An Important Role In Your Fundraising
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/
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…Continue reading Episode 28 | An Interview With Karl Meisterheim, Owner of SupportGoal
Whatever that BIG goal is in your life there are only three ways to go after it. Do you… Go it alone Hire a coach Recruit a team Mary shares her experience with coaches and how they have transformed her view on how to reach her big goals. Send Mary a birthday message by: •Private…Continue reading Episode 27 | 3 Ways To Achieve That Big Goal
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…Continue reading Episode 26 | How to Know When It’s Time to Remove a Donor From Your Prospect List
It’s too easy to create this fundraising character that isn’t really authentically you. You don’t have to chance who you are just because you have funds to raise. In this episode you’ll learn the 3 things you can do in your next fundraising meeting to remain authentic and genuine.
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…Continue reading Episode 24 | How Much Should I Ask For?
Who does it best? We all want to know, are we at an advantage or disadvantage. Mary also addresses the emotional maturity that comes with being a fundraiser. Are you a fundraiser looking for community? Join the Fundraising Freedom Tribe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fundraisingfreedomtribe/
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 2.)…Continue reading Episode 22 | How to Mobilize Your Donors to Spread Your Message
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/.
Mary shares the mistakes we all want to avoid when it comes to fundraising. Why not make a few tweaks to increase and sustain those donations and donors for years to come.
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…Continue reading Episode 19 | How To Be Socially Savvy and NOT Socially Spammy
In honor of Mother’s Day, this episode highlights how important women are to the donations you receive. How are you engaging them into your organization and what changes can you make to invite more women in? Apply for Mary’s Coaching Program! Click Here For more info or to connect with Mary, visit: MaryValloni.com
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…Continue reading Episode 17 | Why You Need a Campaign Chair
Create value in every newsletter and learn how to effectively share your message, highlight your donors, and stay on brand while doing it. For more info or to connect with Mary, visit: MaryValloni.com
Mary shares what 3 things you need in order for people to give to your cause. She breaks it down for you so you know exactly what to do so you can bring more donors in who won’t stop giving. For more info or to connect with Mary, visit MaryValloni.com
If you are dealing with donor fatigue or donor burnout, Mary shares how to avoid burnout altogether and if burnout has set in how to turn those relationships around. Learn how to ask for help from potential new donors and how to love on your current donors so they keep coming back! For more…Continue reading Episode 14 | How to do life with your future donors
A few lessons learned after spending 24 hours with a 6-year-old. For more info or to contact Mary, visit MaryValloni.com
Mary interviews communications advisor, Joel Kessel, who has been working with the media for nearly 25 years. He shares not only his expertise in the field of communications, but also his experience as a nonprofit volunteer and donor. For more information or to connect with Joel, visit joelkessel.com. For more information or to…Continue reading Episode 12 | How Can Your Nonprofit Get More Media Awareness?
Learn how to modify and share your story in a way that resonates with your audience and find out how you can turn those stories into more volunteers and more donors for your cause. For more info, visit MaryValloni.com.
Have you been asking for donations, but feel uncomfortable doing it? Here’s how to get to the point to best present your need in print, media, over the phone, and in person. For more info, visit: MaryValloni.com
Mary shares the pros and cons to fundraising through an event and how you can create urgency around a non-event fundraiser. For more info, visit MaryValloni.com
Mary shares why 7 is her favorite number and why it should be yours too! For more information, visit MaryValloni.com
Mary asks Fortune 500 executive spouse, Colette Young, why she and her husband give and what you can do to recruit someone like her to your cause. For more information, visit MaryValloni.com.
Mary shares her best and worst partnership experiences and gives you tips to finding the right partnership for you and your cause. For more info, visit MaryValloni.com
Knights of Heroes founder, Eric Eaton, shares how he partners with individuals and corporations to fund their mission. For more info, visit: MaryValloni.com
How can YOU influence the size of your future donations by the decisions you make today?
How confidence and clarity transformed the fundraising efforts for nonprofit leaders, Rob and Nichole Plaster.
What if we could change the world with just one volunteer and one dollar? For more info, visit: MaryValloni.com