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
Growing Your Monthly Donor Revenue, with Erica Waasdorp
If you want to raise more money for your nonprofit, better engage your donors, and create massive fundraising leverage, you need to listen to what my friend, Erica Waasdorp has to say.  Erica is President of A Direct Solution, and author of Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant. She’s also a contributing author to my recent Amazon #1 […]
Aug 22, 2019
Philanthropic Futurism with Trista Harris
I find that organizations that create enough space for strategic thinking are much more successful. So if your plate is 150% full and you have no time to imagine tomorrow, let alone 10 to 20 years in the future, it's going to be really difficult to think this way. So I encourage people in the social sector to spend 5% of their time thinking about future direction and future trends.
Jul 28, 2019
The Impact Method with Sarah Olivieri of PivotGround
In this episode we talk with Sarah Olivieri, Founder of PivotGround about her Impact Method, a business framework designed specifically for nonprofits. We loved this conversation and getting to know Sarah. What’s clear to us is that Sarah and her team are moving the needle for nonprofits in one of the most valuable and under-leveraged areas — planning. […]
Jul 19, 2019
Building a culture of collaboration, with Amanda Fabrizio-Grzesik
In our most recent episode of The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast I sat down with Amanda Fabrizio-Grzesik, Director of Development at Tennessee Tech University, and author of the Fab Fundraising blog. We had a fascinating conversation about building a culture of collaboration across development and programs (in her case, specifically with academic staff). This is often such a difficult […]
Jul 18, 2019
Optimizing Your Nonprofit with the Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence
In this episode we chat with two of the nation’s leading experts on nonprofits, Marc Stein and Bob Lipps. Marc and Bob are co-Founders of The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence. The Center, as they call it, was created to bring together three diverse groups — Nonprofits, Funders, and Businesses that provide products and services to […]
Jul 13, 2019
Energizing a major gift program with Dan Balena
During last month’s Citygate Network Conference, Shawn Saunders (Dickerson Bakker & Associates) and I got to sit down with Dan Balena of Atlanta Mission and talk about how he and the team at Atlanta Mission have energized their major gift program.  After a long and successful corporate career at IBM, Dan felt called to the work of ministry, and later […]
Jul 10, 2019
Scaling your nonprofit to meet growing needs, with Carlos Baldovinos of The Mission at Kern County
Carlos Baldovinos leads The Mission at Kern County, serving those who are experiencing homeless in Bakersfield, CA and surrounding communities.  I got the chance to interview Carlos at the Citygate Network 2019 conference earlier this month in beautiful Palm Springs, CA. My good friend Shawn Saunders from Dickerson Bakker & Associates was kind enough to guest host this episode with […]
Jun 26, 2019
Improving donor engagement with ViewSpark
Have you heard of ViewSpark yet?  They happen to be my favorite digital donor engagement platform, and if you don’t know them yet, you should check them out.  I got to sit down with ViewSpark’s CEO, Jeff Kliewer, and Vice President of Marketing, Kat Landa, during the recent Citygate Network conference in Palm Springs to talk about how their […]
Jun 25, 2019
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