#61: Fundraising when your donors are facing inflation and political turmoil

There’s no way around it: our world is a mess. Giving has levelled off after a season of overwhelming generosity. We’re facing record inflation. The housing market is unpredictable. The stock market is a mess. Supply chains are broken.  Society seems to be more polarized than ever before. And the ongoing war in Ukraine is […]

#41: A 3-step framework to test donor preferences & behaviour with Cherian Koshy

Have you ever wished you could read your donors’ minds?   Today’s podcast is going to give you a three-step framework you can use to gain some insight into your donors’ preference and giving behaviour. We’re talking to Cherian Koshy, Director of Development for the De Moines Performing Arts.  Cherian is the world’s only certified […]

#40: This is how you win back lapsed donors

Acquiring new donors is hard—and expensive. It’s also necessary.  But are you missing out on your best source of donor acquisition? It’s lapsed donors.  It’s easy to forget about them, but that would be a tragic thing to do. Because you’ll be ignoring people who have proven that they care about the issue your nonprofit […]

#39: You’ve measured the data—now what? with Kirk Schmidt

You’ve heard it on this podcast. You’ve heard it at conferences, in books, and from consultants and other fundraisers: You should be using your data to make better decisions about your fundraising.  And you’ve likely tracked the data like retention rates, average gift, and lifetime value. But now you’re looking at some numbers asking, “What do […]

#38—5 next-level tactics to grow your monthly giving program, with Erica Waasdorp

You already know that growing your monthly giving program, mid-level donor program, and legacy giving program are among the most lucrative fundraising activities your nonprofit can pursue.  And chances are, you’re already working on building all of them—but you’re wondering if could be doing better. So if you already have a monthly giving program in […]

#35—How to build a successful monthly giving program with Harvey McKinnon

How would you like to have over 25% of your revenue come in automatically, on repeat, month after month, in a stable and predictable manner? Today’s guest is going to show you how to do it. Harvey McKinnon is the master of monthly giving. He’s helped thousands of organizations raise billions of dollars in monthly […]

#26: Steve Bell — Fundraising as a singer-songwriter

On a special Christmas edition of the podcast, we are getting a behind the scenes look at how an independent artist raises funds to support their mission.  Today we’re talking with Steve Bell. Steve is a singer-songwriter, author, and speaker. He has been sharing his music and message for almost 30 years across Canada, the […]