Fundraising Superheroes Episode 22: Devin Strigsell on Finding and Securing Big Corporate Partners

  //     If you ask Deven Strigsell the Director of Development at Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota what the most important part of a corporate sponsorship is, she'll say the key is to "develop relationships”. In her experience working both in the for-profit and nonprofit world Devin has found that you need to connect with donors and partners beyond the ask. She explained "it’s not about the dollars...
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6 Creative Online Fundraising Ideas That Your Donors Will Love!

  Covid-19 has caused us all to stay indoors and move a lot of our fundraisers online. Being that we can't interact with each other face to face we have to find new ways to engage donors online. Luckily, we are in a very digital age and there are tons of fundraisers you can do using just your laptop and a creative idea! 1. Host a Virtual Gala A lot of the organization's Gala’s were either canceled or postponed this year because of the virus, but another option is...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 21: Why Your Website is So Important To Getting You Noticed Online

   //   Sarah Clarke founded Dufferin Media and has been working with Nonprofits for years. She came on the show to share all of her tips on how to get seen on social media. Creating content and collaborating with other nonprofits is a great way to boost SEO but one thing that Sarah thinks is most important is a great website.  There is so much value that you can add to your website to get you seen and show up on google's...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 20: Poison Apple Productions Keeps the “Fun” In Fundraising

  //   Imagine starting a Nonprofit Organization at 13, crazy right? Not for Noelle Arms. She founded Poison Apple Productions out of her parents garage as a teenager. What started off as a passion project has now become a fully fledged educational theatre company in Martinez California.  When asked what her biggest struggle is currently Noelle said fundraising. "We’ve struggled with fundraising like everybody does and the one thing...
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5 Ways You Help Raise Your Organization's Morale During Covid-19

This has been a crazy time for us all, in both our personal and professional lives. So while there are many things you can do right now to help your organization operate, there are also things you can do to check in with the mental well-being of your staff.  This situation can cause us a lot of stress in our personal lives and it’s important to take action to check in and help each other out. Here are some ideas that you can implement into your current...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 19: Gregory Neilsen on Leading a Nonprofit During a Pandemic

    //     In times like this no one is prepared. When training for a job it’s impossible to predict or plan for a global virus outbreak. Gregory Neilsen has been working as a consultant for nonprofit boards and leaders for over a decade. Understanding what it’s like to be in charge of an organization having worked as a CEO himself, he feels that the most important thing to do right now is to give...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 18: Homeward For Heroes Is Creating a Safe Space for Veterans to Talk About Their Trauma

//   Homeward for Heroes founders Dan and Laura Reese talked with me today about their organization and their plans to grow. Dan, who is a veteran himself, found it has helped him to talk about his experiences while deployed and wanted to help other veterans and first responders do the same.  Their mission is to disconnect to reconnect by taking treks to connect with nature, unwind and share each...
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How to Get Ready For the Covid-19 Relief Giving Tuesday Event

  So a lot of you know about Giving Tuesday. It’s a global movement that normally happens the first week of December as a way to help the community get involved with volunteering and donating to local charities. Well, in a few weeks on May 5, 2020 there is another Giving Tuesday event happening as an emergency response to the needs caused by Covid-19.    The Giving Tuesday website describes this action as a day to "rally people around the world to tap into the...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 16: Kid in the Corner Opens the Conversations With Kids on Suicide

//     Kid in the Corner has a clear mission, to open the conversation around suicide and show kids that they are not alone in their struggle. Their founder Francine Sumner joined us on the podcast to talk about how she started the organization after her son Zachary committed suicide.  The conversation surrounding mental health is becoming more frequent but suicide can still be a...
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