Fundraising Superheroes Episode 23: Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk Is No Stranger to Dealing With Crisis

  //     Lynda Henriksen is the Director of Fund Development and Communications at the Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk. She has been helping organizations fundraise for decades, she came on the show to discuss how Habitat for Humanity has been helping families feel empowered along with the challenges they are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.  What is interesting about Habitat for...
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Devin Stigsell Director of Development of Duluth Playhouse Talks Sponsorships

  //     If you ask Deven Stigsell 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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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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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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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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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 15: The Toronto Humane Society Shares How their Big Events and Consistent Messaging Has Helped Connect Them With Donors

    //   The Toronto Humane Society helps animals not only find forever homes, but educates the community on the humane care and protection of all animals. This episode we got to talk to their Public Relations Specialist Hannah Sortropa. As a long time animal lover she started off as a volunteer at the shelter moving her way up to the communications department.    Hannah talked about their big events like Happy Tails that...
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Fundraising Superheroes Episode 14: Susan Tripi DeLano Shares How Important a Monthly Giving Program Can Be

  Susan Tripi DeLano is the founder of Rise Consulting Group whose goal is to  work and  connect  with nonprofits to help them fund their mission. She has always had a passion for the industry saying, "I spent 20 years in the nonprofit sector filling any role and position available working my way up to nonprofit leadership. I wanted to take all of this experience and expertise especially in the area of fundraising to connect with smaller nonprofits in...
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