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NPFX: The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange

Join the experts at IPM Advancement for discussion and insights into nonprofit fundraising, membership, advocacy and more. Each show covers a different aspect of advancement, with topics ranging from annual giving to capital campaigns and everything in between.

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GivingTuesday Turns 10 — Is It Still Worth the Effort? (with Sadé Dozan and Sarah Murry)
November 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of GivingTuesday. Since its inception, this annual giving holiday has grown into a global movement that raises billions of dollars each year. Yet some nonprofits are questioning if their results truly justify all the additional work and stress for fundraisers. In this episode, guests from both sides of the nonprofit fundraising spectrum share their favorite GivingTuesday strategies to help you make your GivingTuesday fundraising campaign worth the effort. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources [NPFX] Giving Tuesday during the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/giving-tuesday-during-the-covid-19-pandemic Giving Tuesday 2019 Results and What Your Nonprofit Should Take Away https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/giving-tuesday-2019-results-and-what-your-nonprofit-should-take-away Best Practices for a Successful #GivingTuesday Campaign https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/best-practices-for-a-successful-givingtuesday-campaign Sadé Dozan is the Chief of Operations and Development at Caring Across Generations, a national campaign of family caregivers, care workers, people with disabilities, and aging adults working to transform care. Through her decade-long career in organization resource-building and nonprofit development, she has worked to secure funds for inter-generational campaigns, health and community initiatives, as well as economic development pipelines. She brings with her a wealth of project management experience, institutional and donor relations, and fundraising systems development. https://caringacross.org/ Sarah Murry is the Digital Fundraising Manager for Shriners Hospitals for Children, a century-old organization that provides advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families' ability to pay. With more than 16 years of fundraising experience, Sarah has worked for organizations such as Autism Speaks, American Cancer Society, and BayCare Health System. She has a Masters of Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida, a certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of South Florida, and has spoken on digital fundraising trends at various conferences. https://lovetotherescue.org/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
40:17 10/03/2022
Diversity on Your Board Matters to Your Nonprofit's Mission (with Andrea Collier and Josephine Ramirez)
The lack of diversity on a nonprofit board is more than a perceptual problem. It impacts the nonprofit's ability to serve its community and fulfill its mission. In today's episode, we discuss what diversity on a nonprofit board means to the organization, mistakes nonprofits make when selecting diverse candidates, and how to bring new members into the mix to make your board stronger and more effective. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources If Your Board Looked Like Your Community by Josephine Ramirez https://medium.com/new-faces-new-spaces/if-your-board-looked-like-your-community-203c878bb0a0 Building a More Diverse Board with Intention by Andrea King Collier https://blueavocado.org/board-of-directors/building-a-more-diverse-board-with-intention/ Andrea King Collier works with foundations and nonprofits on a host of issues including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help them frame and communicate their work. She has also served on several local, state, and national boards over the past 20 years. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreacollier/ andycollier11@gmail.com Josephine Ramirez is Executive Vice President at The Music Center/The Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County with extensive experience in programming, management, and grantmaking. Previously she was the Arts Program Director at the James Irvine Foundation, where she launched a new strategic direction supporting grantees’ organizational transformation through a focus on relevance, diversity, and sustainability. She has held philanthropic and research roles at The Getty in Los Angeles, and served multiple terms as a Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Commissioner and as a founding Commissioner of the El Pueblo Historic District. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephineramirez/ https://www.musiccenter.org/ jramirez@MusicCenter.org Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
40:29 09/12/2022
Special Report: The State of LGBTQ Nonprofits - Analysis & Advice
In the past, researchers have studied much about the people who comprise the LGBTQ community, but little about the nonprofits that serve them. In today's episode, we bring you a discussion of IPM's new report on the current state of LGBTQ nonprofits in the US. We cover how organizations are working on LGBTQ/equality issues nationwide, ways for these organizations to make a greater impact, where to look for opportunities to increase philanthropic giving, and more. Download the free report, "LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Organizations in the United States: Growth, Trends, Concerns, and the Outlook for Philanthropic Giving": http://report.ipmadvancement.com Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://free.ipmadvancement.com Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources [NPFX] Can Nonprofits Lobby? How LGBTQ and Other Organizations Can Influence Lawmakers https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/can-nonprofits-lobby-how-lgbtq-and-other-organizations-can-influence-lawmakers [NPFX] Nonprofit Advocacy Basics https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-advocacy-basics Prospecting on a Budget? Use Nonprofit Advocacy to Build Your List https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/prospecting-on-a-budget-use-nonprofit-advocacy-to-build-your-list Advocacy vs. Lobbying https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/advocacy-vs-lobbying Jack Padovano serves as lead consultant for IPM Advancement, working with nonprofit clients to create strategic, multi-channel donor and member engagement plans. As a direct response professional with more than 30 years of experience in leadership and management positions, Jack has conceptualized and executed mail, phone and web programs for nonprofit organizations, national political candidates, and advocacy campaigns. Colton C. Strawser, PhD has built his consulting career working with leaders at community foundations, United Ways, homeless shelters, senior service agencies, youth programs, arts and culture organizations, and more. He has trained more than 1,000 organizations and generated over $25 million in government grants. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Professional and Certified Nonprofit Professional, he has also completed a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting through BoardSource and is a Master Trainer through the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Dr. Strawser completed his PhD in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego. Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
25:22 08/23/2022
Can Nonprofits Lobby? How LGBTQ and Other Organizations Can Influence Lawmakers (with Pat Libby)
Many nonprofits are convinced they can't lobby or the risks of lobbying are too great — they fear alienating donors or losing their tax status. In today's podcast episode, lobbying expert Pat Libby and IPM consultant Colton Strawser join hosts Rich and Russ to discuss why nonprofits should consider lobbying, and how to do it effectively to advance your mission and improve the lives of your nonprofit's constituents. We also discuss opportunities for LGBTQ+ organizations to influence lawmakers and counter recent legal attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Download the free report, "LGBTQ+ Nonprofit Organizations in the United States: Growth, Trends, Concerns, and the Outlook for Philanthropic Giving": http://report.ipmadvancement.com Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://free.ipmadvancement.com Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps to Passing a Law that Matters to You by Pat Libby https://www.patlibby.com/ "Lobbying Is Not a 4-Letter Word" by Pat Libby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gyfyb9INMk [NPFX] Nonprofit Advocacy Basics https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-advocacy-basics The Secret to Nonprofit Advocacy Success: Keeping Grassroots Supporters Engaged https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/the-secret-to-nonprofit-advocacy-success-keeping-grassroots-supporters-engaged Advocacy vs. Lobbying https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/advocacy-vs-lobbying What Is Lobbying Under the 501(h) Election? https://bolderadvocacy.org/resource/what-is-lobbying/ Taking the 501(h) election https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/taking-the-501h-election Alliance for Justice Bolder Advocacy Resource Library https://bolderadvocacy.org/resource-library/ Pat Libby is one of the nation’s leading experts on citizen lobbying campaigns, born from her experience leading legislative lobbying campaigns as a nonprofit CEO. She is author of The Empowered Citizens Guide: 10 Steps to Passing a Law that Matters to You, a “how-to” guide for citizens who are seeking a simple blueprint for creating change through the legislative process. Her model has been used by many advocates with little to no previous advocacy experience to successfully pass state and local laws across the country. For 14 years until July 2015, Pat served the University of San Diego as the founding director of its Nonprofit Institute, creating nonprofit-focused graduate programs, a research center and community education programs serving hundreds of people and organizations each year. https://www.patlibby.com/ Colton C. Strawser, PhD has built his consulting career working with leaders at community foundations, United Ways, homeless shelters, senior service agencies, youth programs, arts and culture organizations, and more. He has trained more than 1,000 organizations and generated over $25 million in government grants. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Professional and Certified Nonprofit Professional, he has also completed a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting through BoardSource and is a Master Trainer through the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Dr. Strawser completed his PhD in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego. Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
43:12 08/08/2022
Capital Campaigns: Moving Your Nonprofit to the Next Level
After two years of putting projects on hold, many nonprofits have decided it's time to move forward with capital campaigns again. In today's episode, we discuss best practices to engage donors, how to make sure you're ready to launch your capital campaign, mistakes you want to avoid, and how campaigns might look different in 2022. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources [NPFX] Nonprofit Feasibility Studies https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-feasibility-studies [NPFX] Capital Campaigns during COVID-19: Pivot and Adapt https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/capital-campaigns-during-covid-19-pivot-and-adapt Jarrett Ransom, aka the Nonprofit Nerd, has worked exclusively with nonprofit organizations for nearly 20 years. Over her career, Jarrett has served on multiple capital campaign teams totaling more than $86 million. Jarrett serves as the co-host of the American Nonprofit Academy’s weekly "The Nonprofit Show," which features nonprofit thought leaders and topics. Alan Knobloch has held positions in the nonprofit sector at The Nature Conservancy Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Valley of the Sun United Way. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, he has earned a diploma from the National Planned Giving Institute from the College of William and Mary. Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
36:01 06/09/2022
Why Monthly Giving Matters for Every Nonprofit Organization (with Melissa Rutan and Kathryn Baccash)
Sustaining donors are important to every nonprofit. Their recurring donations help provide financial stability and fund ongoing programs and services. For donors, monthly giving offers convenience and the satisfaction of knowing they’re supporting their favorite nonprofits all year long. In today’s podcast episode, we talk with the American Red Cross and To Write Love on Her Arms, organizations on both sides of the nonprofit budget spectrum, to illustrate how monthly giving can work for nonprofits of any size or budget. We recommend visiting the monthly giving pages of both nonprofits featured in this episode. They serve as great examples of how to make the case for monthly giving: Red Cross Champions https://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/monthly-giving.html TWLOHA Blue https://give.twloha.com/campaign/twloha-blue/c128961 Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Kathryn Baccash is the Director of Supporter Marketing + Development at To Write Love on Her Arms. She oversees how TWLOHA’s supporters connect with their mission through their store, annual campaigns, and year-round giving. She helps tell the stories of both the organization and those who support it as they work together to create space for honest conversations about mental health. https://twloha.com/ Melissa Rutan is the Senior Associate Consumer Marketing and Fundraising at American Red Cross. She's passionate about connecting people to causes and empowering them to be agents of change. Over the last 10 years, Melissa has strived to create ways financial donors can meaningfully support nonprofits through integrated back-end processes and special events. Melissa joined the American Red Cross in 2017 and is currently focused on driving monthly donor strategy, building upon one of the most valuable donor segments. https://www.redcross.org/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
45:20 05/04/2022
The Future of Storytelling for Nonprofit Donor Engagement
Donor engagement -- especially with younger donors -- is getting harder as modern donor audiences demand more from the nonprofits they support. In today's episode, Josh Gryniewicz, IPM's narrative strategist, explains how this shift in donor expectations evolved and why nonprofits must change the way they use storytelling to make donors feel like active participants in their mission and cause. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Josh Gryniewicz has spent his career in nonprofit, initially as a crisis counselor and later in external relations. For over a decade, he has worked in public interest communication. As a creative, Josh has applied his craft to writing, spoken word, filmmaking, comic books, and other media. His nonfiction has been published in PopMatters, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and Medium. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgryniewicz/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
45:02 04/12/2022
The Nonprofit Founder's Lifecycle: From Startup to Stepping Aside (with Stephanie Small and Patrick McWhortor)
Nonprofit founders are the heroes of the nonprofit world. Yet some fail to recognize when it’s time to step aside. In today's podcast episode, our panel takes a look at the lifecycle of the nonprofit founder, how founders and their boards can best avoid "founder's syndrome," and what it takes to prepare and execute a successful leadership succession plan. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Building Leaderful Organizations: Succession Planning for Nonprofits https://www.aecf.org/resources/building-leaderful-organizations Susan Kenny Stevens, Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute https://nonprofitlifecycles.com/founder/ Stephanie Small specializes in building the organizational capacity of mission-driven organizations in a “meet them where they are” lifecycles framework that ensures her services are tailored specifically to organizational needs. Having served as the founding executive director of Free Arts of Arizona for over 14 years, she recognizes the opportunities and challenges that face organizational leaders. BoardSource certified, Stephanie is authorized and qualified to utilize all BoardSource curricula, conduct the board self-assessment process, and provide consulting in all areas of governance. https://synergypartnersconsulting.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-small-a453594/ Patrick McWhortor is CEO of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, an advocacy organization dedicated to advancing arts and culture in Arizona and supporting public investment in the arts. He has been involved in nonprofits and public affairs in Arizona for nearly four decades, including ten years as founding President and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. As a consultant, Patrick provides leadership, strategy, and team building services for his clients. He also serves nonprofit organizations of all sizes in the role of a professional interim executive. In addition, Patrick teaches philanthropy, nonprofit, public policy, and political science courses at Arizona State University. https://azcitizensforthearts.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcwhortor/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
46:44 03/03/2022
Announcing the NPFX Listener Poll: Tell Us What You Want to Hear Next
Hello NPFX listener! We want to hear from you! What topics would you like us to discuss next on the podcast? Please take just a few seconds to complete our short, anonymous, one-question poll: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/poll Thank you for listening and helping make the NPFX podcast a success. We look forward to hearing your suggestions! Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources
01:01 02/21/2022
Planned Giving: The What, Why & How of Legacy Fundraising (with Matt Hugg and Jeannette Edwards)
Planned giving is a vital part of many nonprofits' fundraising programs, yet some fundraisers or nonprofit leaders are slow to solicit planned gifts. Fear of complicated gifts or uncomfortable conversations with donors can push planned giving to the back burner. In today's podcast episode, our panel explores why planned gifts are so important to nonprofits of every size, common mistakes fundraisers make with planned giving, and how to create a successful planned giving program that can help secure your nonprofit's future. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources [NPFX Ep. 24] Donor-Advised Funds: Making DAFs Work for Your Nonprofit https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/donor-advised-funds-making-dafs-work-for-your-nonprofit Succeed with Donor-Advised Funds: 7 Creative Strategies https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/succeed-with-donor-advised-funds-7-creative-strategies Matt Hugg is president and founder of Nonprofit.Courses, an on-demand, e-learning resource with thousands of courses specifically for nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers. He’s the author of the Guide to Nonprofit Consulting, and teaches nonprofit management at several universities, via the web, and in-person in the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. Matt’s past work includes fundraising for the University of the Arts, Ursinus College, University of Cincinnati and the Boy Scouts of America. He has a BS from Juniata College and an MA in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. https://www.nonprofit.courses/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthugg/ Jeannette Edwards is Senior Planned Giving Officer for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, a post-acute healthcare organization in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she manages all aspects of the planned giving program. Jeannette is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and a board member of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley. https://www.GoodShepherdRehab.org/PlannedGiving https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannette-edwards-ab1b9512/ Alan Knobloch has held positions in the nonprofit sector at The Nature Conservancy Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Valley of the Sun United Way. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, he has earned a diploma from the National Planned Giving Institute from the College of William and Mary. Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics. 
37:50 02/02/2022
Fundraising in 2022: Big Challenges & Big Opportunities Ahead
Welcome to season 3 of the Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange! In today's podcast episode, our panel discusses what nonprofits should watch out for in 2022, including how supply chain delays will impact direct mail calendars, strategies for retaining your best staff during the "Great Resignation," and opportunities to connect better with donors during the midterm election season. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic, guest, or nonprofit organization for an upcoming episode? Send an email with the subject "NPFX suggestion" to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources 12 Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Their Fundraising Copywriting, Part 2 [Mistake #4 concerns the importance of outside envelopes]: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/12-mistakes-nonprofits-make-in-their-fundraising-copywriting-part-2 Nonprofit Staff Retention — Part 1: Are Higher Salaries Really the Answer?: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-staff-retention-are-higher-salaries-really-the-answer/ Nonprofit Staff Retention — Part 2: How to Attract and Keep the Best Employees: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-staff-retention-how-to-attract-and-keep-the-best-employees/ Nonprofit Advocacy Basics https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-advocacy-basics/ Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Russ Phaneuf, a co-founder of IPM Advancement, has a background in higher education development, with positions at the University of Hartford, Northern Arizona University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. As IPM's managing director & chief strategist, Russ serves as lead fundraising strategist, award-winning content creator, and program analyst specializing in applied system dynamics.  Samantha Timlick, vice president of client services for IPM Advancement, provides subject matter expertise that covers all aspects of client and project management including direct mail, telemarketing, and digital campaigns. Since 2007 she has managed renewal, appeal, and acquisition programs encompassing more than 200 million total recipients.
44:17 01/07/2022
Good News and Inspiring Stories from Nonprofits in 2021
Calendar Year-End can be a challenging time for fundraisers and nonprofit professionals. So we decided to do something special for our season finale as an antidote to the stress and pressure you might be feeling. We invited IPM Advancement team members and clients to call in and share their most inspirational stories and good news about how nonprofits and donors made a difference in 2021. You’ll hear stories about donor generosity, exciting capital campaigns, a creative collaboration between organizations serving the same community, and programs and services that are saving and enriching lives. Our hope is that these stories lift you up a little and remind you to feel good about all of the hard work you’re doing to make the world a better place. Happy holidays! Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Nonprofits and Guests Featured in this Episode Thank you to all of the people and nonprofits who so generously shared their stories of inspiration with us today: Kim MacEwan, Executive Director, tag! Children's Museum https://tagmuseum.org/ Frank Baselice, Consultant, IPM Advancement Sojourner Center https://www.sojournercenter.org/ Gina Parziale, CFRE, Consultant, IPM Advancement Sam Dean, Executive Director, Scott Family Amazeum https://www.amazeum.org/ Samantha Timlick, VP of Client Services, IPM Advancement Animal Protection New Mexico https://apnm.org/ Alec Elbert, Consultant, IPM Advancement Jana Olslund, Consultant, IPM Advancement Alan Knobloch, CFRE, Consultant, IPM Advancement Family Promise of Greater Phoenix https://familypromiseaz.org/
31:32 12/10/2021
Donor-Advised Funds: Making DAFs Work for Your Nonprofit
As donor-advised funds increase in popularity, so too grows the controversy surrounding them. Critics cry shadow philanthropy while proponents claim DAFs encourage greater giving, leaving many in the nonprofit sector with the question: Are donor-advised funds good for nonprofits? In today’s podcast episode, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of DAFs, what effect they have on traditional fundraising strategies, and how you can make donor-advised funds work for your nonprofit. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Alan Knobloch has held positions in the nonprofit sector at The Nature Conservancy Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Valley of the Sun United Way. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, he has earned a diploma from the National Planned Giving Institute from the College of William and Mary. Colton C. Strawser, PhD has built his consulting career working with foundations, education nonprofits, and social service agencies. He has served as a university faculty member where he has taught courses on nonprofit management, fundraising, community development, and program evaluation. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive, AFP Master Trainer®, Certified Nonprofit Professional, and Certified Facilitator of the Core Capacity Assessment Tool with TCC Group, Dr. Strawser completed his PhD in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership at The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego.
40:58 11/05/2021
Breaking Down Barriers to Social Change (with Ricardo "Cobe" Williams)
Advancing a nonprofit's mission requires the cooperation and support of many individuals and groups — from the recipients of your services to lawmakers, donors, community leaders, and especially the people working within the organization itself. In today's podcast episode, we'll explore what it takes to enroll key stakeholders, overcome barriers to change, and craft an effective narrative with the power to inspire and transform. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Make the Donor the Hero of Your Fundraising Story https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/make-the-donor-the-hero-of-your-fundraising-story Josh Gryniewicz has spent his career in nonprofit, initially as a crisis counselor and later in external relations. For over a decade, he has worked in public interest communication. As a creative, Josh has applied his craft to writing, spoken word, filmmaking, comic books, and other media. His nonfiction has been published in PopMatters, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and Medium. Ricardo “Cobe” Williams, founder and executive director of Interrupt the Violence, is an award-winning peacekeeper, community activist, and public speaker. He has provided training for 52 sites in 23 cities in the United States and dozens more throughout the globe over the past decade. Mr. Williams has trained over one thousand violence interrupters worldwide in mediation and conflict resolution strategies. Mr. Williams received the Hero Award from world famous psychologist Phillip Zimbardo, the United Nations Peace Award, and recognition from former Illinois governor Pat Quinn, the Mayor of Milwaukee, University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago State University. He has appeared on Vice, People Magazine, the Guardian, and numerous other media outlets. https://www.interrupttheviolence.com/
50:31 10/05/2021
Engaging Women Philanthropists to Improve Donor Retention (with Linda "Mac" Perlich and Trish Stark)
Outdated and inaccurate ideas that emphasize men as the primary philanthropists in the household have led many nonprofits to largely ignore women in their fundraising strategies. In today’s podcast episode, we’ll explore why women are such an important force in philanthropy today, the reasons they give, what women expect in return from the organizations they support, and how your nonprofit can boost donor retention by engaging women to become long-term partners in advancing your mission. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Michele Rebeor has been a development and nonprofit profit professional for nearly 30 years. Offering a niche expertise in women-focused strategies, she's been studying women-focused philanthropy research trends and behaviors for the last 15 years, and is a frequent conference workshop presenter on this topic. Much of the data referenced by Michele in this episode comes from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/institutes/womens-philanthropy-institute/index.html Linda "Mac" Perlich is CEO and Publisher at ON Media, and Founder of Act One, a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful arts experiences that enhance the academic and creative potential of children and families in Arizona. A lifelong philanthropist, Mac's two greatest passions in the nonprofit world are education and the arts. https://act1az.org/ Trish Stark is Managing Director for First Western Trust, a boutique private bank and wealth management firm that focuses on working with women in the financial arena. Since college, she's actively worked to support many organizations in the nonprofit sector, including Phoenix Children's Hospital, Arizona State University, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and Arizona Community Foundation. https://lodestar.asu.edu/
42:42 09/06/2021
Next Gen Donors and the Arts (with Jaimie Mayer)
Last year saw a measurable drop in philanthropic donations to nonprofit arts and culture organizations. While some are quick to blame the pandemic, others believe the bigger concern is the growing disconnect between the rising generation of donors and the arts and culture sector. In today’s podcast episode, our panel unpacks these latest findings and provides practical tips for how arts organizations can bridge the perceived gap by next gen donors between the arts and the social impact causes they care most about. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Melissa Cowley Wolf has 20 years of experience in philanthropy, strategic planning, and programming for art museums and higher education institutions across the United States. As a philanthropy consultant, an advisor to next generation philanthropists, and arts advocate working across industries, Melissa and her work have been profiled in The New York Times, Financial Times, Inside Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Art Newspaper, Artnet News, and more. Jaimie Mayer is a creative producer and Chair of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She has produced theatre on Broadway and off and had films premiere at Sundance and Showtime. https://nathancummings.org/ Arts & Culture Nonprofits Mentioned in the Episode: The Laundromat Project https://www.laundromatproject.org/ Oakland Museum of California https://museumca.org/ Brooklyn Museum https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ Recess https://www.recessart.org/ ASTEP https://astep.org/
38:40 08/03/2021
Major Gift Fundraising (with Nuka Solomon and Shanelle Varone)
Most nonprofits rely on a small percentage of their donors to provide the majority of their funds. As the wealth gap in the United States grows wider, it’s very likely that the importance of these major donors will only increase in the years to come. In today’s podcast episode, we’ve assembled a panel of major gift fundraising experts to discuss what it takes for a nonprofit to create and sustain a rewarding major gift fundraising program. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Elizabeth Silverstein has served the not-for-profit sector for more than 35 years, specializing in transformational giving, vision casting, inspiring boards, and building passionate, effective teams. Beth has been instrumental in cultivating major gifts for capital campaigns in healthcare, two presidential libraries, higher education, K-12 independent schools, and social service organizations. Nuka Solomon joined Free Wheelchair Mission as Executive Director in 2017 and was appointed CEO in 2019. She has extensive experience in nonprofit fund development and operations, corporate giving, as well as mass and major donor event fundraising. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in studio art. https://www.freewheelchairmission.org/ Shanelle Varone, the Senior Administrative Director of Philanthropy for Children’s Mercy Hospital, leads a team of frontline gift officers who are responsible for raising money from generous individuals, corporations, and foundations to fulfill the hospital’s mission. Shanelle has 20 years of fundraising experience and has spent her entire career in social service. https://www.childrensmercy.org/
42:44 07/09/2021
Nonprofit Feasibility Studies
Smart nonprofits rely on data before beginning a capital campaign or other large fundraising project. In today’s podcast episode, IPM consultants Rich Frazier, Sondra Madison, and Alan Knobloch take a close look at one of the best sources of data available to nonprofits: The Feasibility Study. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Sondra Madison has raised millions of dollars for organizations across the U.S. since beginning her nonprofit consulting work in 2002. She’s led projects for large national non-profits such as CARE, American Diabetes Association, Feeding America, and Habitat International, as well as serving Boys & Girls Clubs of America as their Senior Vice President of Development. Alan Knobloch has worked in the non-profit sector for over 30 years, holding positions at The Nature Conservancy Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Valley of the Sun United Way. In addition to being a Certified Fund Raising Executive from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, he has earned a diploma from the National Planned Giving Institute from the College of William and Mary.
36:18 06/07/2021
Fundraising and COVID-19: One Year Later, What Have We Learned?
As COVID-19 restrictions are being relaxed across most of the United States, many nonprofits are attempting to define their new normal. In today's episode, Rich Frazier (IPM Advancement's Senior Consultant) is joined by IPM consultants Jana Olslund and Penny Cowden to unpack some of the most valuable lessons of the past year to help nonprofits come out on the other side of this pandemic even smarter and stronger than they were before. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Fundraising during COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Success: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/fundraising-during-covid-19-practical-strategies-for-success Nonprofit Fundraising Messaging in the COVID-19 Era — 8 Essential Elements: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-fundraising-messaging-in-the-covid-19-era-8-essential-elements Rich Frazier has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years. In his role as senior consultant with IPM Advancement, Rich offers extensive understanding and knowledge in major gifts program management, fund development, strategic planning, and board of directors development. Jana Olslund specializes in the areas of annual fund, capital and endowment campaigns, and interim leadership staffing. In addition to her experience as Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Jana served as a senior consultant for Bentz Whaley Flessner where she worked with health systems, children’s hospitals, and health-related causes across the country. Penny Cowden has specialized in not-for-profit philanthropy for 25 years with a focus on strategic planning, leadership development, and coaching. Penny holds the CFRE designation and has earned advanced certification as a Fellow in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.
42:43 05/10/2021
Ask the Experts: Listener Questions about Copywriting for Nonprofit Fundraising
In a special Q&A episode, IPM Advancement's Co-founder, Managing Director & Chief Strategist, Russ Phaneuf, answers listener questions about nonprofit fundraising copywriting. Topics include how to boost response rate, how long your appeal should be and why, what to do if you have a limited direct mail budget, the most important part of a direct mail package, ways to engage your readers, whether or not you should still be messaging about COVID, and more. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Have a question you'd like answered on the next Q&A episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources 12 Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Their Fundraising Copywriting: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/12-mistakes-nonprofits-make-in-their-fundraising-copywriting-part-1 Nonprofit Fundraising Messaging in the COVID-19 Era — 8 Essential Elements: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-fundraising-messaging-in-the-covid-19-era-8-essential-elements NPFX has been named one of the Top 25 Fundraising Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021! See the full list here: https://blog.feedspot.com/fundraising_podcasts/
33:06 04/01/2021
Nonprofit Collaboration: The Power of Partnership (with Dr. Anne Newland and Sam Dean)
More and more, nonprofits are relying on collaboration to advance their mission — especially these days with increased pressure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Collaboration between nonprofits can provide many advantages to the organizations involved as well as the communities they serve. In today’s podcast episode, Rich Frazier (IPM Advancement) is joined by Dr. Anne Newland (North Country Healthcare) and Sam Dean (Scott Family Amazeum) to explore what it takes for nonprofit organizations to work well with others for greater impact. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources 4 Ideas for Finding Collaborations That Expand Your Nonprofit’s Reach and Impact: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/4-ideas-for-finding-collaborations-that-expand-your-nonprofits-reach-and-impact How Nonprofits Succeed by Focusing on Others — Part 1: Learn to Say No: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/how-nonprofits-succeed-by-focusing-on-others-learn-to-say-no/ Dr. Anne Newland is the Chief Executive Officer for North Country Healthcare. She is responsible for the the largest federally qualified health center in northern Arizona. Their clinics partner with community agencies to improve the quality of care and access to primary care for people across the state. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Newland and her team have been active re-imagining patient interactions to maintain CDC health protocols, all while being an instrumental provider of first COVID-19 tests and now COVID-19 vaccinations. https://northcountryhealthcare.org/  Sam Dean is the Executive Director of the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas. Sam is passionate about epic learning and working across communities to find ways to allow people to be curious and explore the world around them. He’s an experienced nonprofit leader, specializing in museum education. After opening the Amazeum almost six years ago, Scott is now leading them through their first major expansion. https://www.amazeum.org/
43:31 03/03/2021
How to Build Your Nonprofit to Succeed (with Liz Feld)
With challenges like shrinking budgets, growing demand for their services, and fierce competition for donors, it's no wonder the 10-year failure rate for nonprofits is 30% or higher. In today's podcast episode, Jack Padovano (IPM Advancement) and Liz Feld (RADical Hope Foundation) discuss what it takes for nonprofits to succeed and create a lasting impact. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources The Secret to Nonprofit Advocacy Success: Keeping Grassroots Supporters Engaged: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/the-secret-to-nonprofit-advocacy-success-keeping-grassroots-supporters-engaged/ [NPFX] Nonprofit Advocacy Basics: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-advocacy-basics/ Liz Feld's Bio Liz Feld is Chief Executive Officer of RADical Hope, a non-profit Foundation committed to measurably improving the brain health of our country’s young people. The organization develops and invests in proven, front line engagement programs that address its core mission priorities: Connectivity, Engagement, Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment. Since 2016, Liz has served as President of The Suzanne Wright Foundation, founded in honor of the late Suzanne Wright who died of pancreatic cancer. The Foundation advocates for a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), modeled after DARPA, the gold standard for innovation. HARPA will turn scientific research into lifesaving products for patients by leveraging federal research assets and private sector tools to drive medical breakthroughs for diseases that have not benefited from the current system. From 2012 to 2016, Liz was President of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Under her leadership, Autism Speaks achieved critical milestones in increasing the quality of services, research funding, awareness, and advocacy for autism, most notably the passage of the ABLE and Autism CARES Acts, and the development of MSSNG, a $50 million whole genome sequencing project with Google. Liz served as Mayor of the Village of Larchmont, New York from 2006-2010; four years prior to that she served as Trustee and Deputy Mayor. As Mayor, she earned the Village its first AAA credit rating from Moody’s Investor Services. During her time in office, Liz became a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She is a Board member of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), a national non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment. Liz has worked as the Director of News Information at ABC News and Senior Vice President of Communications for Nickelodeon. She has appeared on national and local television networks and authored editorial pieces on public policy issues and politics. Liz also served in the Reagan White House; first as a public affairs specialist at the Office of Management and Budget, and then as a press officer for then Vice President George H. W. Bush. She holds a B.A. degree in Government from Georgetown University. She and her husband, Joel Feld, are the parents of three children. https://radicalhopefoundation.org/
33:52 02/03/2021
Self-Care for Nonprofit Fundraisers: How to Avoid Burnout
Staff retention and employee burnout is a challenge for many nonprofits, especially when it comes to their fundraising team. In today's podcast episode, we'll look at some of the most common reasons for nonprofit fundraiser burnout, and how you can prevent burnout for yourself or your staff. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Nonprofit Staff Retention — Part 1: Are Higher Salaries Really the Answer?: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-staff-retention-are-higher-salaries-really-the-answer/ Nonprofit Staff Retention — Part 2: How to Attract and Keep the Best Employees: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-staff-retention-how-to-attract-and-keep-the-best-employees/
42:18 01/12/2021
Nonprofit Fundraising at Year-End: 4 Things to Do
For many nonprofits, Calendar Year-End fundraising accounts for a significant portion of their fundraising dollars for the entire year. In today’s podcast episode, we will review four of our favorite strategies to help our clients beat their annual fundraising goals and finish the year strong. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources: IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Post-2016 Election Tips: Surviving Trump’s America https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/post-2016-election-tips-surviving-trump-s-america [NPFX] Is Annual Giving Dead? (COVID-19 Edition) https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/is-annual-giving-dead-covid-19-edition/ [NPFX] Rapid Response Fundraising: How to Leverage Episodic Giving https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/rapid-response-fundraising-how-to-leverage-episodic-giving/
34:25 12/09/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Be a Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant?
In today’s podcast episode, we host a virtual panel of nonprofit fundraising consultants to discuss whether or not now is a good time to start a consulting business, the opportunities for consultants to actually grow their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the panel members themselves have adapted their own businesses to the changing landscape. Are you a fundraising consultant? Join the IPM Advancement Consulting Network: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/consulting-network/ Learn more about the nonprofit fundraising consultants featured in this episode: Rich Frazier, IPM Advancement & VisionConnect Nonprofit Consulting https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/inside-ipm-meet-rich-frazier/ Jarrett Ransom, The Rayvan Group https://www.therayvangroup.com/ Frank Baselice, Consilium Marketing, LLC http://www.consiliummarketingllc.com/ Nancy Grace, Graceful Fundraising LLC https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancygrace1/
36:22 11/23/2020
Giving Tuesday during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Giving Tuesday has become one of the biggest nonprofit fundraising days of the year, making it a fundraising event no nonprofit can afford to ignore. In today’s podcast episode, we’ll discuss what nonprofits should expect from Giving Tuesday 2020, best practices for Giving Tuesday fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to ensure your Giving Tuesday fundraising efforts have the greatest impact. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Giving Tuesday 2019 Results and What Your Nonprofit Should Take Away https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/giving-tuesday-2019-results-and-what-your-nonprofit-should-take-away/ [NPFX] Fundraising during COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Success https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/fundraising-during-covid-19-practical-strategies-for-success/ Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 1 — Financial Stability in Any Economy https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-monthly-sustainers-part-1-financial-stability-in-any-economy Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 2 — 8 Tips for a Successful Monthly Giving Program https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-monthly-sustainers-part-2-8-tips-for-a-successful-monthly-giving-program/
33:28 10/28/2020
Rapid Response Fundraising: How to Leverage Episodic Giving
As donor behavior shifts more and more to episodic giving, it's crucial for a nonprofit to have an effective rapid response fundraising strategy. In today's episode, we discuss the 3 types of rapid response strategies every nonprofit should implement so you can be ready to engage donors when they suddenly care about your cause and are most inclined to give. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Rapid Response Fundraising [requires an email address to download] https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources [NPFX] Fundraising during COVID-19: Practical Strategies for Success https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/fundraising-during-covid-19-practical-strategies-for-success/
41:39 10/05/2020
Ask the Experts: Listener Questions about Nonprofit Fundraising
In our very first Q&A episode, IPM Advancement has assembled a panel of nonprofit fundraising experts to answer questions submitted by listeners like you. We cover a whole range of nonprofit fundraising topics including fundraising during COVID-19, direct mail vs. digital, increasing donor retention, virtual fundraising events, cultivating major gift donors, and more. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources
42:20 09/18/2020
2020 Election Year Strategies for Nonprofit Advocacy
As the upcoming presidential election gets closer, more and more media attention is getting consumed by politics. Many nonprofits are struggling to find ways to stand out from all that noise. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss strategies nonprofits can use during an election year to continue to advocate effectively for their causes, and even some ideas for how nonprofits can take what’s happening in this election year landscape and use it to their advantage. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources Nonprofit Advocacy Basics https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/nonprofit-advocacy-basics/ The Secret to Nonprofit Advocacy Success: Keeping Grassroots Supporters Engaged https://www.ipmadvancement.com/blog/the-secret-to-nonprofit-advocacy-success-keeping-grassroots-supporters-engaged/ How to Build an Army of Activists [requires an email address to download] https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources
27:38 08/21/2020
Nonprofit Advocacy Basics
Having a strong advocacy strategy is crucial to a nonprofit organization’s ability to make a profound and lasting impact for the people they serve. Not only will it help you inform and influence policymakers, advocacy can even help boost fundraising. In today’s episode, we’ll cover the fundamentals of creating an effective advocacy strategy for your nonprofit. For those organizations that are new to advocacy, we’ll outline a three-part process for building an army of loyal activists. And if you’ve already been doing advocacy but aren’t seeing the results you want, we’ll also explore what might be going wrong and what you can do to improve your efforts. Free 30-minute consultation for NPFX listeners: http://www.ipmadvancement.com/free Want to suggest a topic for an upcoming episode? Send an email to contact@ipmadvancement.com. Additional IPM Resources IPM's free Nonprofit Resource Library: https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources How to Build an Army of Activists [requires an email address to download] https://www.ipmadvancement.com/resources
29:54 08/05/2020