Podcast – The Fundraising Authority

By Joe Garecht

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Fundraising Authority Podcast #28: Quick Rules for Successful Silent Auctions
Silent auctions can be a very effective way to raise many for non-profits… but they can also be time consuming and stressful if they’re not done the right way. In today’s podcast, we go over eight quick rules for more successful silent auctions, and show you how to keep your event organized and profitable.  For even […]
Jan 11, 2016
Fundraising Authority Podcast #27: How to Launch and Run a Successful Planned Giving Program
Planned giving is one of those things that most non-profits are interested in… but never really take the time to focus on.  Setting up a planned giving program seems scary, complicated and time-consuming, so many non-profits put it on the back burner. The good news is that launching a successful planned giving program is possible […]
Nov 11, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #26: Using Technology to Supercharge Your Non-Profit Fundraising
One of the biggest changes in non-profit fundraising over the past three decades is the advent of cheap, powerful technology to help organizations communicate with donors and raise money online. Advances in non-profit technology have been a huge blessing for most organizations, but they have also been a curse, because many fundraisers can get overwhelmed […]
Sep 14, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #25: Understanding Charity Registration
Whether they know it or not, most non-profits in the United States are required to register in the states where they carry out fundraising solicitations.  But what exactly constitutes a “fundraising solicitation?” and how do you know where your non-profit is required to register? Our guest today is one of the country’s foremost experts on […]
Jul 25, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #24: Tips and Tricks for Raising More Money through Non-Profit Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is one of the fastest growing segments of the non-profit fundraising world… as well it should be.  It is a powerful way to raise more money and expand the reach of your non-profit organization. Our guest on today’s podcast is Dana Ostomel, an expert in running successful crowdfunding campaigns.  During our conversation, Dana provided […]
May 12, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #23: The Power of Storytelling for Your Non-Profit
Do you know the power of telling great stories?  Does your non-profit use storytelling to help it raise more money and build better relationships with donors? Our guest on today’s podcast is Vanessa Chase, an expert in non-profit storytelling.  In addition to some great tips on collecting and sharing stories for your organization, Vanessa teaches […]
Mar 24, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #22: How to Knock Your Next Capital Campaign Out of the Park
What do you think when you hear the words, “capital campaign?”  Does that phrase send you dreaming of a new building for your organization, or perhaps the ability to hire new staff or buy new infrastructure?  Or, like many fundraisers, does the idea of a capital campaign make you grind your teeth and stay up […]
Mar 05, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #21: How to Build Strong Donor Relationships Online
The donor cultivation funnel isn’t just for offline fundraising.  Non-profits can and should be building strong relationships with their donors online (including through e-mail, social media and on  their organization’s website).  Great online cultivation leads to more donors, bigger gifts, and better donor relationships. In today’s podcast, online fundraising and marketing expert John Haydon teaches […]
Jan 22, 2015
Fundraising Authority Podcast #20: The True Fundraising Purpose of Your Website
Do you ever wonder if you are using your non-profit’s website correctly?  Do you wish you could raise more money online?  The truth is that most non-profit organizations do not understand the true fundraising purpose of their website and online presence. In today’s podcast, we talk about the real best use of your website when […]
Oct 02, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #19: Understanding and Using the Fundraising Funnel at Your Non-Profit
Using the four steps of the fundraising funnel are integral to building a sustainable development program at your non-profit.  If you want to find new donors and keep them giving more and bigger gifts to your organization year after year, you have to understand and use the fundraising funnel. In this episode, we take a […]
Jul 23, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #18: Mastering Major Donor Fundraising
Every non-profit I have ever come across wants to find more major donors to support its work.  How can an organization find, cultivate, and ask major donors for large gifts, particularly if the charity has only limited resources? Today on  the podcast, we welcome Amy Eisenstein, AFCRE.  Amy walks us through a step-by-step strategy for […]
May 20, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #17: Writing Better Fundraising Appeal Letters
Fundraising through the mail is one of the most popular yet misunderstood strategies in all of non-profit development.  Writing great appeal letters is part art and part science.  If it is done right, your organization can provide a significant boost to its bottom line. Today on the podcast, we welcome Mazarine Treyz to talk about […]
May 07, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #16: Stewarding Your Donors
We all know we should be stewarding our donors.  Yet, donor retention rates for most non-profits remain abysmally low.  Most organizations say they know that their current donors are their best prospects for future gifts, but so many still think a thank-you card is enough. On today’s episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, we welcome […]
Mar 17, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #15: Motivating Your Board to Raise More Money
One of the most common questions we receive from fundraisers is how to get a board of directors more enthusiastic about raising money.  Is it really possible for board members to be excited about – and good at – fundraising? On today’s episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, we get answers from Gail Perry, author […]
Feb 10, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #14: How to Fundraise with Businesses for Mutual Benefit
On this episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, we’re joined by the expert on fundraising with businesses and cause marketing, Joe Waters. If you think that fundraising with businesses is limited to seeking event sponsorships or perhaps a corporate grant, think again.  In this info-packed episode, Joe Waters teaches us all about how to partner […]
Jan 18, 2014
Fundraising Authority Podcast #13: How Small Non-Profits Can Find and Cultivate Donors and Sponsors
Today on the podcast, we welcome Heather Stewart from Activate Fundraising.  Heather talked with me about small non-profits, and how they can leverage their limited time and resources to find and cultivate donors and sponsors. Believe it or not, in some ways, smaller non-profits have an advantage over larger organizations, because they can easily fix […]
Nov 06, 2013
Fundraising Authority Podcast #12: How to Thank Your Donors the Right Way
In this episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, we talk to Claire Axelrad from Clairification.  Claire is the expert on how to build better relationships and raise more money through better thanking. That’s right… you can actually raise more money for your organization if you develop a better strategy for thanking your donors.  In this […]
Oct 04, 2013
Fundraising Authority Podcast #11: Getting Your Organization Ready to Raise More Money
In this episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, we talk to Sandy Rees.  Sandy is a well-known and well-respected fundraising consultant, coach and author, and the creator of the Get Fully Funded System for non-profits. During the podcast, Sandy and I talk about what it means to make fundraising a priority at your organization, as […]
Jul 27, 2013
Fundraising Authority Podcast #10: 5 Fundraising Myths Debunked
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about fundraising strategies and tactics.  In this episode of the podcast, we take a look at five of the most common fundraising myths to see why they’re wrong and get tips on the right way to raise more money. Check out all five myths, and see if your […]
Jun 20, 2013
Fundraising Authority Podcast #9: Figuring Out Your Asking Style
In this episode of The Fundraising Authority Podcast, I talk with the amazing Andrea Kihlstedt, the co-founder of Asking Matters and the author of the new book Asking Styles: Harness Your Personal Fundraising Power. Andrea has come up with a new and, I think, essential tool for non-profit fundraisers: the Asking Styles Assessment, which helps […]
Feb 22, 2013