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A filters-off series for nonprofit professionals hosted by straight-shooting expert Danielle Johnson Vermenton. During these open-mic sessions, you’ll hear honest advice to help you do more for your cause.

A filters-off series for nonprofit professionals hosted by straight-shooting expert Danielle Johnson Vermenton. During these open-mic sessions, you’ll hear honest advice to help you do more for your cause.
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A filters-off series for nonprofit professionals hosted by straight-shooting expert Danielle Johnson Vermenton. During these open-mic sessions, you’ll hear honest advice to help you do more for your cause.

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English


Episodes

Episode 111: #GivingTuesday is Closer Than You Think

8/22/2019
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This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3. While this feels far away now, it will be here sooner than you think, and it’s time to start preparing! Whether you work at a small nonprofit, a community hospital, a large museum, or anything in between, #GivingTuesday can help your organization attract new donors, re-engage old ones, or even just set the stage for year-end giving campaigns. In today’s episode, Tanya Fitzgerald, senior marketing manager at Blackbaud, joins host Steve...

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

8/15/2019
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New privacy regulations, data breaches and consumer attitudes about data privacy are constantly in the headlines. But it’s not just corporations that have to worry about data privacy - data privacy regulations are a serious topic for social good organizations as well. Cameron Stoll, Principal Legal Counsel at Blackbaud, joins host Steve MacLaughlin to explore the topic of data privacy regulations in depth. Listen in to learn about the changing expectations of consumers and donors, the...

Duration:00:27:37

Episode 109: The Finance Team’s Role in a Connected Office

8/8/2019
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An organization’s finance team is often one of the biggest overlooked strategic assets. However, in a connected office the finance team is a crucial part of driving success for an organization’s mission. Joining the podcast today to explore this topic is Russell Pomeranz, President and CEO of Claverack Advisory Group. Listen in to hear Russell and host Steve MacLaughlin talk about the crucial role of finance in mission success, how and why the finance team should build relationships with...

Duration:00:31:33

Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

8/1/2019
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What’s the last thing you failed at? What did you learn from it? How you think about failure in the context of learning can make a big difference in future performance – both personally and as an organization. Today’s guest is Kate Robinson, executive director of the film Failing Forward: On the Road to Social Impact. Kate talked to host Steve MacLaughlin about how nonprofits and social good organizations can use failure to make a bigger impact. Listen to the episode to hear what Kate...

Duration:00:22:24

Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

7/25/2019
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Peer-to-peer fundraising continues to be an increasingly important part of the fundraising strategy for nonprofits and other social good organizations. But how do you know if your organization is successfully leveraging this fundraising channel? And what trends should you consider incorporating into your programs? On this episode, the authors of the just-released 2019 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study – Katie Walters, Tanya Turschic, Shana Masterson, Robyn Mendez, and Jennifer Cobb –...

Duration:00:35:15

Episode 106: The Power of Movements

7/18/2019
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This episode was originally published on April 5, 2018 as part of Blackbaud’s previous Raise & Engage Podcast. In recent years we’ve seen the power of movements. Movements can create trends, bring people together in support of a common cause, and drive meaningful and significant change. But how do they happen? What gets a movement started, and then what causes it to grow and accelerate? Today’s guest, Henry Timms, talks with host Steve MacLaughlin about these questions and more. As a...

Duration:00:28:44

Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

7/11/2019
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On The sgENGAGE Podcast, we’ve talked about the importance of engaging supporters in the mission and the work that social good organizations are doing. But what’s the best way to get supporters to move beyond engagement, to connection and even taking direct action? Have we been thinking about the data wrong all along? Today’s guest is Shana Masterson, a Principal Business Analyst at Blackbaud and peer-to-peer fundraising expert. Listen in to hear her talk with host Steve MacLaughlin about...

Duration:00:29:07

Episode 104: 8 Keys to Cultivating Young Donors

7/5/2019
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When you reach out and engage with donors, you could be setting the stage for a relationship that lasts a lifetime. This is even more important with your younger donors - however, you need to use the right strategies to begin to build that lasting relationship. What are younger donors looking for? What’s the right approach and what will it take to execute? In this episode, you’ll hear from Joe Garecht, President of Garecht Fundraising Associates and founder of The Fundraising Authority,...

Duration:00:23:55

Episode 103: Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

6/27/2019
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Is your organization no longer content with just “making good grants” or “doing good things for the community?” Have you thought about how your strategies need to change to achieve new goals? Today’s episode features Cynthia Schaal, Chief Program Officer at Exponent Philanthropy, discussing how your organization can have a greater impact. Cynthia takes you step by step and helps your organization understand the obstacles you might face after taking a fresh look at your goals, strategies,...

Duration:00:24:49

Episode 102: Spotlight on Giving Trends in Higher Education

6/13/2019
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The digital world has opened a new range of possibilities for higher education institutions as they look to connect with alumni and other prospective donors. Opportunities for greater creativity and the ability to make the donation process much easier and more personalized have greatly advanced how institutions can better engage constituents. However, one thing that remains the same is the importance of building relationships. This episode features a discussion between Sue Cunningham,...

Duration:00:27:52

Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

6/6/2019
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Has your organization better connected finance and development and you’re now looking for what you can do next to ensure sustainable mission success? Today’s episode focuses on learnings from Blackbaud’s Financial Management Toolkit, an expert guide for connecting finance and development as a strategic partnership. Industry expert Pamela Gignac, Vice President of Development at JMG Solutions, shares strategies and best practices for using donor statements to position your organization for a...

Duration:00:18:39

Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

5/30/2019
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Digital transformation may sound like a buzzword, but the reality is that it fundamentally changes the way organizations operate and innovate. Special guest Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of Blackbaud, joins us for our 100th episode to explore the topic of digital transformation and how it drives business performance. Listen in to hear what Mike has to say about how technology has changed the way organizations run over the past few decades, why successful digital transformation requires more...

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 99: The Dynamic Duo: Increasing Impact by Uniting Development and Communications

5/23/2019
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Nonprofits and other social good organizations face many challenges, but one that can be seen over and over again comes from inside the organization. Different departments, such as development and communications, don’t effectively engage with each other, hampering their ability to reach out to and engage with donors as successfully as they could. Today’s guest is Sam Stern, CEO of Magnify Good, a communications consultancy that helps social sector organizations magnify the good of the work...

Duration:00:28:08

Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

5/16/2019
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Everyone knows that social media has a massive impact on today’s culture, so how can social good organizations effectively leverage it to engage supporters? What does your organization need to do to execute an effective social media strategy? What benchmarks should you be tracking your performance against? How can you improve if you’re not where you want to be? The guests in this episode of The sgENGAGE Podcast are going to help answer these questions. Today Jocelyn Wright, Instructional...

Duration:00:24:13

Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

5/9/2019
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What do finance and development have in common? A goal to keep the organization on the path to successfully fulfilling its mission. So, it's critical that finance and development are aligned both on the goal and on the path they'll take to getting there. Today’s episode focuses on the learnings in Blackbaud’s Financial Management Toolkit, an expert guide for connecting finance and development as a strategic partnership. Industry experts and Toolkit contributors Russell Pomeranz, president...

Duration:00:18:13

Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

5/2/2019
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Getting supporters to take action and engage with elected officials on policy issues can be a challenge, requiring organizations to start thinking outside the box. Learn from one social good organization how innovating and testing new tactics can help boost advocate engagement. This episode of the sgENGAGE Podcast features an interview with Chris Masak, senior associate director of advocacy at the Alzheimer's Association. Chris shares how the Alzheimer’s Association has experimented to get...

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

4/25/2019
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We spend as much as 20% of our day doing manual repetitive tasks, and those manual tasks often end up costing organizations a lot of money in lost productivity, fraud and errors. So how can social good organizations fix this? Enter robotic process automation (RPA), a technology that automates repetitive processes and allows organizations to better control their expenses, increase their margins, and drive more revenue. In this episode, Blackbaud’s RPA expert Louis Stratton explains what...

Duration:00:11:20

Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

4/18/2019
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It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation. It can be affected by human choices and by human biases, and often social good organizations don’t realize that they are working with biased data that ultimately affects how they achieve their mission. Today’s guests are Vanice Dunn, director of equity, and Lane Trisko, director of digital and data strategy at Provoc. Vanice and Lane talked with Roz Lemieux, director of...

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 93: What You Need to Know About Persona-Based Marketing

4/11/2019
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You’ve probably heard a lot about persona-based marketing. But do you really know what it is? What are personas, how do you develop them, and what do you do with them? And should your organization even be worrying about incorporating personas into its marketing efforts? (hint…probably) Rachel Clemens, chief marketing officer of branding and digital marketing agency Mighty Citizen, joins the podcast to talk about persona-based marketing can amplify a mission-driven organization’s marketing...

Duration:00:20:57

Episode 92: The State of CSR

4/3/2019
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Things are changing in the world of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Employee volunteerism is on the rise, and a variety of new trends in employee giving programs are taking hold. Today’s guest, Dustin Joost, VP of Sales and Marketing at YourCause (a Blackbaud company), joins the podcast to talk more about these trends and what they say about the state of CSR today. Dustin discusses ins and outs of the newly published “2019 CSR Industry Review.” Listen in to hear about major report...

Duration:00:29:12