15 episodes

One Visit Away is a podcast focused on helping major gift fundraisers achieve their potential by inspiring them to increase the number and quality of visits they have with their benefactors or prospective benefactors. This motivation comes about by hearing fascinating stories of visits that went well from a wide array of development professionals. When you hear these stories of success, you will realize that you too are just One Visit Away from a transformational experience for your benefactors and your organization.

One Visit Away Kevin Fitzpatrick

    • Non-Profit
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One Visit Away is a podcast focused on helping major gift fundraisers achieve their potential by inspiring them to increase the number and quality of visits they have with their benefactors or prospective benefactors. This motivation comes about by hearing fascinating stories of visits that went well from a wide array of development professionals. When you hear these stories of success, you will realize that you too are just One Visit Away from a transformational experience for your benefactors and your organization.

    Asking for a Range is for Amateurs

    Asking for a Range is for Amateurs

    In this episode I tell a story of how one of the benefactors I work with went from $5,000 to $50,000 in one year! You'll learn why asking for a range is a massive mistake for a major gift officer, why you need to ask good questions to determine...

    • 16 min
    When You Hustle, Miracles Happen with Lynn Esmail

    When You Hustle, Miracles Happen with Lynn Esmail

    In this episode, I speak with Lynn Esmail the Executive Director of OptimALL Services.  Lynn has been working in fundraising for nearly 3 decades and has some incredible stories to share that will inspire you to schedule more visits and raise more...

    • 54 min
    The $5,000 Penny

    The $5,000 Penny

    In this episode I share a story of how a text message containing a picture of a penny resulted in a $5,000 gift! As a major gift fundraiser you will learn about the importance of texting and the role it plays in scheduling visits and closing gifts.  

    • 12 min
    A $200,000 Lesson with Ellen Rossini

    A $200,000 Lesson with Ellen Rossini

    In this episode we hear from Ellen Rossini with Mission Advancement Professionals.  Ellen shares several funny and enlightening stories that will make you a more effective major gifts officer, including one story that could be worth $200,000!

    • 55 min
    Are You Brave Enough to Ask for a Specific Amount?

    Are You Brave Enough to Ask for a Specific Amount?

    In this episode I tell a story about one of our benefactors who wound up giving a gift after a 7 minute first visit.  You'll learn about the importance of asking for a specific amount, the importance of referrals, why you need to ask when is a good time...

    • 18 min
    Bonus Episode: Kevin as a Guest on Jeff Schiefelbein's Show Undivided Intention

    Bonus Episode: Kevin as a Guest on Jeff Schiefelbein's Show Undivided Intention

    This is a bonus episode where I was interviewed by my friend Jeff Schiefelbein on his radio show Undivided Intention.  This is not a typical episode of One Visit Away. It is much more personal and involves many other topics besides fundraising.  I hope...

    • 1 hr 1 min

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Excellent resource

I recently started a non-profit organization and wanted to learn more about soliciting gifts. I find this podcast to be an excellent resource from experienced people in the field. I highly recommend it!

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