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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.

Grant Writing and Management

Grant Writing and Management

We discuss how to manage a grant writing program from building relationships with foundations to managing the reporting process. And Trent shares some of the mistakes non-profits make when applying for funds. Our guest this week is Melissa Khamvongsa, Senior ...
Non-event fundraising events

Non-event fundraising events

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about how many fundraising events they've been to and what makes them special to donors. Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and The LA Kitchen shares how his organization's fundraising event Shared ...
Replicating a program, ensuring results

Replicating a program, ensuring results

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, we talk to Trent Stamp, CEO of the Eisner Foundation, about his career in the non-profit sector and why he started Charity Navigator. We also talk about his work at the Eisner Foundation and their investments in ...
Good Fundraisers Are Like Baseball Players

Good Fundraisers Are Like Baseball Players

I love summer because it’s baseball season. Long summer nights, pitching duels, hitting streaks, and slumps, the rookie who hits a home run at his first at-bat, the journeyman finally finding his team and having a breakout season. Baseball games are long and ...
Podcast Launching October 2018

Podcast Launching October 2018

We are very excited to launch a podcast dedicated to documenting tips, tactics, and tools used by today's non-profit leaders. From fundraising to managing a board to events that build relationships, we're hoping to create a how-to guide to getting things done and ...
Better results from your online fundraising campaigns

Better results from your online fundraising campaigns

In looking at the results of December fundraising campaigns, all the organizations that exceeded their fundraising expectations had three things in common. (More on that in one minute). By most accounts, online donations in 2017 increased from 2016. Giving Tuesday ...
Raising $20 Million on Facebook

Raising $20 Million on Facebook

You have probably seen the viral fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child.” (see the WaPo article that sums it up here).  As of this writing, this Facebook fundraiser raised about $20 million for RAICES, an organization in Texas with a $7 ...
Generate Ideas for Your Non-profit Newsletter or Website

Generate Ideas for Your Non-profit Newsletter or Website

When planning content for your newsletter, website, blog, or social media it seems like there is a three-week rule. For 21 days, the ideas just flow. Articles practically write themselves, social media posts are funny, engaging, and full of heart. And then…nothing.
Non-Profits Can Win Facebook With Groups

Non-Profits Can Win Facebook With Groups

Yes, Facebook is changing again. For non-profit organizations, your organization’s Facebook page is probably going to be seen less by your fans and followers. You can expect that: Fewer of your fans will see your page posts (organic reach will drop) Posts that ...
Non-Profits should embrace Facebook changes

Non-Profits should embrace Facebook changes

Changes are coming to Facebook. According to a recent announcement, in the near future, Facebook will favor posts from friends and family and individuals over posts from business pages and non-profit pages. I think these changes are actually a good thing for the ...
Serious About Donor Engagement? Do This in January

Serious About Donor Engagement? Do This in January

Usually, January is a fundraising dead-zone. We’ve spent all our energy on our December campaigns, we’re playing catch-up on email, and our donor lists are exhausted from repeated appeals, asks, and “Last chance to make that year-end gift” messaging. But January is