Podcast & Articles

Our podcast episodes and articles both contain tips and tales of non-profit success in fundraising, board development, and doing good.

Each of our podcast episodes feature an interview with a non-profit about the tactics used to raise funds and create impact. Click here to ask a question or be a guest on our podcast.

Fall 2020 Fundraising Webinars

Fall 2020 Fundraising Webinars

It is time to start planning your fundraising strategies so here are a few webinar recommendations to perfect your year-end approach and improve your results: Get Your Board to Give Their Biggest Gifts and Help You Fundraise This “Charity How To” webinar can help ...
A Year-End Boost from Good Ways Inc.

A Year-End Boost from Good Ways Inc.

One of our very generous clients decided to “pay it forward” and donate some of their unused consulting hours to organizations that might need a little extra fundraising help this year. Answer a few questions below, and we’ll pick five organizations to get a free

Building a donor journey

eA donor journey, in our minds, is a set of principles that help your organization understand all the different ways a donor can become more deeply involved in your organization. A couple of important parts of the previous sentence: It’s a guiding set of ...
Building online donor engagement

Building online donor engagement

Most online fundraising plans focus on acquiring new people to your list followed by solicitations. But what about the step that comes in between these two stages? While some prospective donors can go from hearing about your organization for the first time to ...
Asking volunteers to be donors

Asking volunteers to be donors

A big issue in fundraising is asking donors to give when they haven’t even been engaged with your organization. So then why do we so often ignore the MOST engaged members of our organization – our volunteers? From a digital marketing perspective, your volunteers ...
How to Have Meaningful Employee Engagement

How to Have Meaningful Employee Engagement

Season 3, Episode 7 of the How We Run podcast covers the importance of employee engagement and how to put meaningful engagement strategies into place. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Kelly Bruno, CEO of the National Health ...
Adjusting Operations and Fundraising for Program Pivots

Adjusting Operations and Fundraising for Program Pivots

Season 3, Episode 6 of the How We Run podcast covers operations and fundraising for program pivots. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Mike Lansing, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, to talk about how ...
Pivoting to a Responsive Grant Making Program

Pivoting to a Responsive Grant Making Program

Season 3, Episode 5 of the How We Run podcast takes a look at a drastic program pivot. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Alan-Michael Graves, the Director of National Programs at the Good+Foundation, who shares how his organization ...
Social Media for Nonprofits (in pandemics and normal times)

Social Media for Nonprofits (in pandemics and normal times)

Season 3, Episode 4 of the How We Run podcast is a crash course in social media. In this episode, we’re talking to Nick Carranza, a multi-faceted content producer and senior strategist at UCLA Health. A photographer and art director, Webby Award winner and Emmy ...
Online Fundraising On A Shoestring Budget

Online Fundraising On A Shoestring Budget

Full disclosure: I have cried at my desk. Sometimes it was because the nonprofit I was working at had a hard case or a bad day, but a lot of time I was crying big sloppy tears of frustration. Frustration at how much money we needed to raise. Frustration over the ...
Instructions for a Virtual Fundraiser

Instructions for a Virtual Fundraiser

Thrilling Adventure Hour - a virtual event raising funds for food banks On March 22, 2020, we cobbled together some technology to do a live streaming fundraiser based on the long-running scripted stage show and podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour. We ended up ...
Responding to Emerging Needs

Responding to Emerging Needs

Season 3, Episode 3 of the How We Run podcast shows how one organization is moving quickly to respond to the emerging needs of their community. In this episode, we’re talking to Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center Long Beach about how his ...