Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE and Roy Jones, CFRE

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Andrew Olsen, CFRE, Sr. Vice President at Newport ONE and Roy Jones, CFRE, Vice President of Development at Mercy Ships, bring you high impact tips, insights, and guidance from top fundraisers and nonprofit leaders. In each podcast episode we'll interview a different leading voice in the nonprofit sector and ask them to share what they've learned throughout their career to help you advance your learning. This podcast will touch on Major Gifts, Direct Response Fundraising, Legacy Giving, and much more. The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast is brought to you exclusively by Newport ONE. You can always reach us at podcast (at) newportone (dot) com.

Episode Date
The importance and challenges of leading a ministry as a woman, with Michelle Porter of Souls Harbor Rescue Mission
We were so blessed to sit down with our longtime friend and colleague, Michelle Porter, Founder & CEO at Souls Harbor Rescue Mission in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the recent Citygate Network 2019 Conference.  Michelle is one of a small (but growing) group of female CEO’s within North America’s network of Gospel Rescue Missions (homeless shelters). She sat […]
Jun 20, 2019
Raising funds and awareness for homeless services in Los Angeles, with Richard Newcomb of Union Rescue Mission
During the recent Citygate Network 2019 Conference in Palm Springs, CA, we got the chance to sit down with our new friend, Richard Newcomb, Vice President of Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. During our conversation, Richard shared several key insights with me and my guest co-host, Shawn Saunders of Dickerson Bakker & Associates.  Richard […]
Jun 20, 2019
The impact of culture and leadership on philanthropy with Donovan Coley
During the recent Citygate Network 2019 Conference in Palm Springs, CA, I got the chance to meet and get to know Donovan Coley Sr., M.A., President/CEO of The Rescue Mission in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Donovan was a guest on The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast, and talked with me and my guest co-host, Shawn Saunders of Dickerson Bakker & Associates about the importance […]
Jun 20, 2019
Innovation in Fundraising with Paul Spence of City Gospel Mission
I got the chance to sit down with my good friend and former client, Paul Spence,  who is VP of Development at City Gospel Mission in Cincinnati. Paul was kind enough to visit with me during the Citygate Network 2019 Conference in Palm Springs, and talk with me about the importance of innovation and change in fundraising. This is a […]
Jun 16, 2019
Engaging Foundations and Corporations as Major Donors with Dani Bethune
It was such a joy to meet Dani Bethune recently at the Citygate Network 2019 Conference in Palm Springs! She’s a fundraising dynamo who is currently serving as Chief Development Officer at Union Gospel Mission in Dallas, TX.  When Shawn Saunders (my good friend from Dickerson Bakker & Associates, and my podcast guest co-host during the Citygate Conference) and I […]
Jun 16, 2019
From Attorney to Homeless Advocate, with Freddy Clayton of Orlando Union Rescue Mission
At the recent Citygate Network 2019 Conference, I had the opportunity to interview my good friend and former client, Freddy Clayton. Freddy is the President at Orlando Union Rescue Mission. He spent the majority of his career practicing law in Orlando, then nearly five years ago was called to serve as President at the Mission. In our conversation […]
Jun 16, 2019
Equity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector, with Amira Barger, MBA, CVA, CFRE
In this episode our good friend Amira Barger, Head of Business Development at the Public Health Institute talks with us about one of the most under-addressed topics in the nonprofit sector. Equity and inclusion. She shares her personal perspective on what it means to create equitable environments in the nonprofit workplace, why equity is important and inclusion […]
May 19, 2019
The Long Haul Fundraising Model with Aubrey Bergauer
In this new episode we talk with Aubrey Bergauer, Executive Director of California Symphony Orchestra, and creator of the Long Haul Model.  Aubrey shares with us how she and her team applied the Long Haul Model to create five consecutive years of growth at California Symphony Orchestra — and how you can apply the same techniques to improve […]
May 02, 2019
Fundraising as a vocation, with Dan Reed
Dan Reed is CEO at Seed Fundraisers, a unique training and consulting firm serving fundraisers of all skills and experience levels. In our conversation, Dan shares his passion for the vocation of fundraising, and for training and developing individual fundraisers so that they can thrive in their organizations and careers. Dan takes a fresh look at […]
Apr 25, 2019
Engagement Fundraising with Greg Warner
In this episode of The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast I chat with my good friend Greg Warner. Greg is CEO of MarketSmart and author of Engagement Fundraising.  Greg’s a natural pot stirrer and loves to challenge the status quo. That led him to create a company that helps nonprofits think and act differently in identifying potential major and legacy […]
Apr 12, 2019