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July 20, 2021 59 mins
It is episode zero of the What the Fundraising Podcast, and I decided to kick it off by sharing with you who I am, what I do, and why I’ve started this podcast. So I asked my lovely friends John and Becky from We Are For Good, one of the top nonprofit podcasts, to interview me to answer the question: Who is Mallory Erickson? The purpose of this podcast is to launch the nonprofit sector into a new way of thinking, connecting, and operating by bringing in experts, thinkers, and doers from outside the fundraising world. There is SO MUCH we can learn from other fields, but first, let’s get to know each other! Episode highlights: (01:51) - My discovery of transformative change and how I fell into the nonprofit world. (08:59) - Big helper energy: On being the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and growing up aware of social injustice.  (11:46) - How I put the values of curiosity, integrity, authenticity, imperfection, and vulnerability into everything I do. (16:30) - A gut-check story and listening to your body’s wisdom: The importance of asking yourself ‘Does this feel right?’ instead of ‘Is this right?’. (21:59) - “The human touch in a human-focused industry”: How Forbes named me the leading disruptor in the non-profit sector! (31:00) - How to constantly practice recognition of your own privilege to be able to give a microphone to the oppressed. (32:58) - How being a wife, a mom, and a business owner has grown and blossomed together through the same core values and lessons. (36:48) - Fundraising without fear! How Power Partners was born during the pandemic and the huge benefits anyone can get from this course.  (47:50) - My dream to become an inspiration and a safe landing for people through my podcast and my business (51:10) - Get to know me with these quick-hit questions! Favorite, snacks, movies, memories, concerts, and more. If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.
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