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T.J. McGovern (HIBMFC-0032)

10/16/2018
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T.J. McGovern is the president of the McGovern Consulting Group. He was formerly the Development Manager at Fairbanks Hospital and Development Director at Ivy Tech Community College. T.J. focuses on helping nonprofits develop their message. Learn more about McGovern Consulting Group at www.mcgimpact.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:15:52

Cathy R. Sheffield (HIBMFC-0031)

9/25/2018
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Cathy R. Sheffield is a fundraising executive with over 20 years experience, specializing in major gifts and gift planning. She founded ThinkGiving in June of 2017. Cathy has experience in healthcare and education for organizations such as All Saints Health Foundation, Texas Health Resources Foundation, Cook Children’s Health Foundation, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington and the American Diabetes Association. Learn more about ThinkGiving at...

Duration:00:28:01

Jay Frost (HIBMFC-0030)

9/11/2018
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Jay Frost has been a fundraising consultant and speaker for the past 28 years and shares a wealth of knowledge in this episode. Learn more about Jay at www.FrostOnFundraising.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:23:01

Emma Kieran (HIBMFC-0029)

8/28/2018
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Emma Kieran is the principal of Pilot Peak Consulting, which she started in June of 2014. Learn how her background as both a teacher and a fundraiser has influenced what she set out to do with Pilot Peak Consulting. Learn more about Pilot Peak Consulting at www.pilotpeakconsulting.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:16:33

Sarah Jackson (HIBMFC-0028)

8/14/2018
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Sarah Jackson is the president of Sarah J Consulting found at SarahJConsulting.com. SJC has been in operation since January of 2012 and is based in the Boston area. Prior to starting her own business Sarah worked at a variety of nonprofits in the Boston area and has a BA in communications from Emmanuel College. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com. Sign up for the consultant's version of FundraisingReportCard at www.fundraisingreportcard.com/consultants.

Duration:00:29:10

Claire Axelrad (HIBMFC-0027)

7/31/2018
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Claire Axelrad, principal at Clairification, comes from a background of almost 30 years in the nonprofit fundraising world before starting up her business in 2009. You may know her by the name of Clairification Claire. Topics discussed include her focus in education, how her business has changed over the years, where the name Clairification came from, and much more. Learn more about Clairification at www.clairification.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:25:28

Matthew Dubins (HIBMFC-0026)

7/17/2018
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Matthew Dubins is the founder of Donor Science. He is a developer and programmer who helps nonprofits through his data science consultancy. Learn more about Donor Science at www.donorscience.ca. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:25:59

Sam Laprade (HIBMFC-0025)

7/3/2018
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Sam Laprade of Gryphon Fundraising is the host of the radio show “An Hour to Give” and has been working in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years. She recently transitioned to becoming a full-time consultant. We discuss that transition, what her biggest challenges are and much more. Learn more about Gryphon Fundraising at www.gryphonfundraising.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:17:54

Andrew Olsen (HIBMFC-0024)

6/19/2018
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Andrew Olsen is Senior Vice President at Newport One, a direct response fundraising agency headquartered in Duxbury, MA. Prior he was an independent fundraising consultant and is the author of Rainmaking: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Landing Big Gifts. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com. Learn more about Newport One at www.newportone.com.

Duration:00:28:22

Sheila Dwyer Schwartz (HIBMFC-0023)

6/5/2018
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Sheila Dwyer Schwartz is the founder and principal of Dwyer Philanthropy. She started her consultancy because she wanted to work for mid-level nonprofits. Her experience was in working for larger organizations and this was her way of working with a bunch of organizations she felt she could make an impact with. You can find more information about her business at dwyerphilanthropy.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:18:15

Missy Gale (HIBMFC-0022)

5/22/2018
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Missy Gale is president of M. Gale & Associates. She has been running her business since 2009 and builds on her experience in the healthcare sector and her marketing and advertising education. M. Gale & Associates showcases what a great team based consultancy can look like. You can find more information at www.mgaleassociates.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:25:11

Nadine Gabai-Botero (HIBMFC-0021)

5/8/2018
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Nadine Gabai-Botero has been the principal of Focus Fundraising for the past 9 years. Her background is in fundraising for arts organizations, but as you’ll hear in the interview she has expanded to help different types of nonprofits meet their goals by focusing on creating a great strategy. You can find more information about Focus Fundraising at www.focus-fundraising.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:24:26

Jeff Brooks (HIBMFC-0020)

4/24/2018
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Jeff Brooks is a fundraising consultant and Fundraisingologist at Moceanic. His expertise is in writing and you’ll learn some great tips in this episode on how writing for fundraising is different from other industries. You can find more about Jeff Brooks at www.jeff-brooks.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:26:32

Jim Langley (HIBMFC-0019)

4/10/2018
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Jim Langley is president of Langley Innovations, which he started 8 years ago. He has extensive experience in the higher education sector. You can find more information about Langley Innovations at www.langleyinnovations.com. He also runs a philanthropic training company that you can find at www.langley-sells.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:33:17

Michael Rosen (HIBMFC-0018)

3/27/2018
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Michael Rosen is president of ML Innovations, which he started 18 years ago. Learn how he built his business and how his journalism background has impacted his consultancy. You can find more information about Michael’s consultancy at www.MLInnovations.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:24:09

Andrea Kihlstedt (HIBMFC-0017)

3/13/2018
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Andrea Kihlstedt has been running Capital Campaign Masters for the past 4 years and prior worked with Gail Perry and other consultants at a few different consultancies. She has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit fundraising world where she’s focused on capital campaigns. I think you’ll find this interview informative as we discuss Andrea’s unique approach to running a business that focuses on preparing a client to be ready to hire a consultant. You can find more information about...

Duration:00:15:48

Amy Eisenstein (HIBMFC-0016)

2/27/2018
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Amy started her business in August 2008 and prior was director of development for a few different nonprofits. Amy Eisenstein has done a fantastic job creating a personal brand that fundraisers recognize. In this interview you’ll hear some invaluable tidbits on creating evergreen content that will bring you business. You can find more information about Amy’s consultancy at www.AmyEisenstein.com. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.

Duration:00:15:48

Kelley McGeehan (HIBMFC-0015)

2/13/2018
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Kelley McGeehan is the founder of McGeehan Research. Kelley brings an interesting perspective to the show as her consultancy focuses on prospect research. We dive into some of the details in running a business that focuses just on the research aspect of fundraising. You can find more information about Kelley at www.mcgeehanresearch.com.

Duration:00:26:09

Richard Perry (HIBMFC-0014)

1/30/2018
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Today on the show is Richard Perry, co-founder of the Veritus Group. Richard has been running the Veritus Group since 2005 and prior ran the Domain Group for 15 years, which also helped non-profits. In today’s interview Richard shares from his wealth of knowledge helping non-profits for over 25 years now. You can find more information about the Veritus Group at www.VeritusGroup.com. Learn more about MarketSmart by visiting www.iMarketSmart.com.

Duration:00:24:47

Steven Screen (HIBMFC-0013)

1/16/2018
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Today on the show is Steven Screen, co-founder of the Better Fundraising Company and co-host of the Fundraising is Beautiful Podcast. The interview today is loaded full of great tips including why it’s important to create a menu of services, the value of free content offers, and is a great example of someone doing everything right in his first few years of running a consultancy. You can find more information about Steven at at www.BetterFundraising.com. Learn more about MarketSmart by...

Duration:00:28:13