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      Peer fundraisng with Mike Stephenson of ALS Association

      Mike Stephenson is the Marketing Director of the ALS Association of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The chapter “operates under a shared mission. The MN/ND/SD Chapter focuses primarily on providing services to assist people with ALS and their families live with ALS. The National ALS Association focuses primarily on research and advocacy. “ The ALS Association made history with the Ice Bucket Challenge, which changed many charties’ perspective on peer-based fundraising. Mike joins ...



      2018 Tax code and charities with Russell James

      Russell James is a professor at Texas Tech University, where he teaches charitable planning and behavioral economics. Professor James produced a short YouTube presentation explaining the impact of the changes in the tax code, and how in some case the value of the charitable deduction has increased for filers, and in many cases the changes have no impact at all for the many filers who did not itemize under the old code or the new one. Read more at Planned Giving Design Center. Russell j...


       2018-05-15  44m

      Bennett's Hierarcy with Al Onkha

      Al Onkha is a Principal at Aurora Consulting. Their mission is to “boost the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions through a carefully crafted mix of thoughtful evaluation, strategic planning and organizational leadership development.” Al recently shared a blog post about Bennett’s Hierarchy, “a type of logic model tailored for programs that provide information or education.” The tool brings a unique focus on KASA – Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Aspirations – as measurable compo...


       2018-05-08  47m

      GivingTuesday and New Power with Henry Timms

      Henry Timms is the CEO of the 92nd Street Y, which “promotes individual and family development and participation in civic life within the context of Jewish values and American pluralism.” Henry founded #GivingTuesday in 2012, a growing global day of giving, and has continued to evolve the ideas and values of #GivingTuesday through a new book co-authored with Jeremy Heimans, New Power. The book – and much of the values behind #GivingTuesday – emphasize a new paradigm of decentralized, shared p...


       2018-05-01  42m

      Board diversity with Kate Hayes

      Kate Hayes is director of Direct Impact, a board leadership program transforming rising stars of the private sector into highly-effective board leaders of the world’s most innovative social enterprises. Direct Impact is a program of Echoing Green. Kate joins host Steve Boland to talk about the process of creating diverse and inclusive boards for nonprofits organizations and other social good movements. Read her article on this topic at the Stanford Social Innovation Review and share the c...


       2018-04-17  43m

      Boards and Development with Lori Jacobwith

      Lori L. Jacobwith is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert who was named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts. She is the founder of Ignited Fundraising. Lori joins host Steve Boland to talk about the role of Boards of Directors in fundraising work for charities, and specifically the challenges and opportunities of board development committees. Lori shares resources available on her website to help think about how creating a fundraising p...


       2018-04-10  45m

      2018 Digital Outlook Report with Ryann Miller and Michael Johnston

      The 2018 Digital Outlook Report is a trends and strategy research report, which includes a “walk you through three areas that may be uncharted terrain for your organization: mobile optimization, tracking web conversion, and email deliverability.“  Ryann Miller of Care2 and Michael Johnston of hjc are part of the team which created the report, and join host Steve Boland to discuss the findings. The conversation includes email delivery rates, improving on email with list segmentation, mobi...


       2018-03-20  51m

      The War for Fundraising Talent with Jason Lewis

      Jason Lewis is the Managing Partner at BetterSchools, and author of the book The War for Fundraising Talent. The book “is an honest yet hopeful critique of professional fundraising, intended especially for small shops that find it difficult to consistently achieve their fundraising goals.” Jason talks with host Steve Boland about the changes and challenges in nonprofit fundraising, including a shift in focus from initial gift to more meaningful donations, how staff supports these growth gif...


       2018-03-06  41m

      Cause Way with Angela Titus

      Cause Way “is a boutique consultancy providing advisory services to business, non-profit and institutional clients with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, nonprofit capacity building, community revitalization, and social innovation.” Angela Titus is the Founder & Chief Strategist for Cause Way. She joins host Steve Boland for a focused conversation on what makes a 21st Century nonprofit. New organizations starting today approach problems differently from organizations which had...


       2018-02-27  47m

      Appolition with Tiffany Mikell and Kortney Ziegler

      Appolition is a service that “Automatically give(s) your spare change from everyday purchases to help prevent the detrimental impact (of millions of people incarcerated because they cannot afford bail).” Learn more about the issue of mass incarceration, discriminatory practices in bail, and more at National Bail Out. Tiffany Mikell and Dr. Kortney Ziegler are the co-founders of Appolition, and join host Steve Boland to talk about the creation of the platform, building on existing “spare cha...


       2018-02-20  42m