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Welcome to the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast. Each episode features a successful nonprofit leader who explains a fundraising strategy or tactic to increase your impact and rapidly grow your organization.

Welcome to the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast. Each episode features a successful nonprofit leader who explains a fundraising strategy or tactic to increase your impact and rapidly grow your organization.

Location:

United States

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Welcome to the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast. Each episode features a successful nonprofit leader who explains a fundraising strategy or tactic to increase your impact and rapidly grow your organization.

Language:

English


Episodes

Excellence Wins: Why Nonprofits Should Think Like the Ritz-Carlton - with Horst Schulze

2/19/2020
In this episode, Trevor Bragdon interviews Horst Schulze the co-founder and former president of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group and founder and chairman of the Cappella Hotel Group. Horst discusses how to bring a culture of excellence into your nonprofit and how to increase your relationship with donors. Horst also discusses his book, Excellence Wins and how his principles of the highest level of customer services are now used across industries.

Duration:00:39:56

Strategies for Creating and Navigating Massive Nonprofit Growth - with Jonathan Bechtle

1/15/2020
Jonathan Bechtle is the Chief Operating Officer and Counsel at the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). As COO, he specializes in implementing systems that scale for the organization’s rapid growth and making sure FGA is in compliance with state and federal laws in their 38 states of operation. In this episode, Jonathan highlights the business breakthroughs and tools FGA utilizes to help creativity thrive, connect their remote team, and take their annual revenue from $2 million to...

Duration:00:43:18

Create Change in Your Nonprofit Using Behavioral Science - with Trevor Bragdon

1/1/2020
In today’s episode, the tables turn. Our host and Co-Founder Trevor Bragdon is interviewed by fellow Co-Founder and brother, Tarren Bragdon. Trevor shares how he discovered the power of Behavioral Science and how he taught nonprofit CEOs to implement it in their strategy for powerful fundraising results.

Duration:00:42:58

Lessons Learned in the First Year as CEO - with Megan Rose

12/18/2019
Megan Rose is the CEO of Better Together, a nonprofit that provides a voluntary, preventative alternative to foster care. Megan has spent her entire career working in social services and was recently awarded the 2019 Civil Society Award by the Manhattan Institute. In today’s episode, she shares about the important work Better Together accomplishes, facing Imposter Syndrome as a CEO, and balancing motherhood and leadership.

Duration:00:35:15

Year-End Strategies to Boost Your Fundraising in 2020 - with Tarren Bragdon

12/4/2019
Co-Founder of 7-Figure Fundraising and the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, Tarren Bragdon, is an expert in fundraising and nonprofit success. Today, he’s highlighting the actionable, intentional steps necessary to tailor your year-end communication in a way that is both thoughtful and unforgettable.

Duration:00:27:55

The Actionable Tools Behind One of the Country’s Top Websites - with Leslie Graves

11/13/2019
Leslie Graves, Founder and Publisher of Ballotpedia, is a leading figure in digital media and civic activism. Today, Ballotpedia is one of the top 500 websites in the country and the gold standard for election information at the federal, state, and local level. She shares the actionable systems and processes that have shaped their success, including their secret weapon that has transformed their workflow and efficiency over the last year.

Duration:00:48:13

Revolutionize Your Development Shop: How Three Staff Raise $13 Million a Year - with Tarren Bragdon

10/30/2019
Today’s show features Tarren Bragdon, the Co-Founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. He’s also the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011. He shares the transformational shift and smart strategy that took his nonprofit from $50K in seed money to more than $13 million in revenue yearly with a development staff of three.

Duration:00:34:32

Building an Impactful Development Team - with Wolf von Laer

10/23/2019
In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Wolf von Laer. Wolf is the CEO of Students for Liberty, a nonprofit focused on supporting pro-liberty students on college campuses in the United States and around the world. Wolf manages a 65-person, international staff and has grown the organization to a five million dollar budget. He earned a PhD in political economy at King’s College in London and has lived and studied in the United States, Spain, Turkey,...

Duration:00:50:03

Building a Grassroots Donor-Base - with Scott Hennig

10/16/2019
During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Scott Hennig, the president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been a unique nonprofit taxpayer advocacy group in Canada for the last 29 years. Scott has worked for the Federation for 14 years, moving up the ranks before taking over leadership in 2019. Across Canada, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has over 200,000 members and activists. Scott unpacks...

Duration:00:43:05

How to Launch a Wildly Successful Capital Campaign - with Becky Lewis

10/9/2019
During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Becky Lewis. Becky is the executive director at Trinity Christian Academy Foundation, one of the largest, private, Christ-centered K-12 schools in Texas. She’s the chief fundraiser for the academy and manages their capital campaigns, major giving, and planned giving. Becky has raised more than $50 million for Trinity Christian in the last decade through expanding major donor giving and through events...

Duration:00:53:41

How to Find and Keep Recurring Donors - with Ben Greene

10/2/2019
During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Ben Greene, chief development officer for Food for the Hungry, a Christian nonprofit with over $100 million in annual revenue that works to end all forms of human poverty worldwide. Ben has worked in fundraising and development since 2003 and first joined Food for the Hungry in 2009 as the senior director of sponsorship acquisition. Ben also has worked with Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.,...

Duration:00:41:18

Grand Strategy: How to Fight Fear, Be Bold and Win at Fundraising - with John Tillman

9/25/2019
In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a public policy nonprofit. John is one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the state-based think-tank world. Over the last 12 years, John has grown the Illinois Policy Institute from $80,000 to more than $12 million in annual revenue and nearly 50 staff members. Before entering the public policy field, John was, and continues to be, a businessman and...

Duration:00:45:36

Prospecting Events: How to Find New Major Donors - with Kelly Shackelford

9/18/2019
During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of The First Liberty Institute, the United States’ largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to protecting all Americans’ religious freedom.Kelly founded First Liberty in 1997 to defend religious freedom in the courts and the public arena. First Liberty has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeals, federal...

Duration:00:51:23

Inside the Mind of a Donor Handler - with Fred Fransen

9/11/2019
In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Fred Fransen. Fred is the founder of Certell Inc., an education nonprofit which provides social studies curriculum to more than 5,000 teachers across the United States. Fred also is an advisor and consultant to major donors who give to higher education, medical and scientific institutions, and the arts. He has 25 years experience in the nonprofit world within universities, colleges, and international...

Duration:00:53:25

What Happens in a 7-Figure Donor Meeting - with Tarren Bragdon

9/4/2019
In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop.Tarren shares the details of how to successfully prepare and execute a 7-figure donor meeting. He walks...

Duration:00:40:55

Mindset: How Successful Fundraisers Think Differently - with Tarren Bragdon

9/4/2019
In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop.Like many who work in nonprofits, Tarren had no experience in fundraising or managing people when he began a...

Duration:00:31:22