The Philanthropy Podcast

The Philanthropy Podcast

Explore the fields of philanthropy, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, and more to become a better development professional or volunteer. Find ideas to benefit the institutional advancement efforts of your non-profit, charity, or organization. Connect with industry experts for in-depth interviews, hear important topics discussed in depth, discover the latest in innovative ideas in philanthropy, and learn from reviews of conferences, books, and services in the field.


August 2, 2020 51 min
This week we’re joined by Lou Nanni to discuss leadership during the time of COVID-19, how to motivate a team during times of great uncertainty and times of great success, the importance of adaptability, how to hire people who will be “other focused”, what are the greatest pressures facing leaders today, and how to find and tell the great stories that connect people to your mission.
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A preview of the upcoming Nonprofit Technology Conference, who should attend, what to expect, and how to use the resources at the NTC and NTEN.

Reach out if you'll be attending NTEN and we can meet up there!
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Engaging entrepreneurs in fundraising presents challenges not encountered in the typical donor engagement. Dee Dee Mendoza discusses how organizations have approached engaged entrepreneurs in their pre-exit philanthropy stage through the use of founders’ pledges, recognition society engagement, and providing value to entrepreneurs that is needed at each phase of their company’s lifecycle. Help your organization build long-term heal...
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A long overdue episode, an apology, and a big announcement for The Philanthropy Podcast
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Nonprofit fundraising is a place where uncomfortable realities surrounding sexual harassment and sexual violence need to be addressed. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1 in 4 women in nonprofit fundraising have experienced sexual harassment and 1 in 14 men have experienced sexual harassment. Sarah Beaulieu discusses our need to make workplaces safer for our employees and volunteers to ensure that everyone knows that thei...
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A discussion about the philosophy of effective altruism, how donors compare nonprofits, changing donor mindsets, and whether nonprofit fundraising can be one of the ten most harmful jobs out there.
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I discuss where I find joy in our work. As we near the end of many organizations fiscal years, that means reflecting on the year past, planning for the year ahead, and hopefully getting a jumpstart on some early success. Perhaps you’re coming off a great year where you hit your goals and then some, or you might be coming off a year where you came in under budget. Either way, it’s good to step back and remind ourselves why this work...
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