26 episodes

It can be hard to focus on your mission with all the to-dos of running a nonprofit. Gain practical insights from industry leaders who will help you level up your nonprofit's impact. Listen in to the real-life conversations of key players with the CEO of DonorDock, Matt Bitzegaio, host of Beyond the Donation.

Beyond The Donation DonorDock.com

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

It can be hard to focus on your mission with all the to-dos of running a nonprofit. Gain practical insights from industry leaders who will help you level up your nonprofit's impact. Listen in to the real-life conversations of key players with the CEO of DonorDock, Matt Bitzegaio, host of Beyond the Donation.

    Enhancing Donor Journeys, an interview with Julia Devine

    Enhancing Donor Journeys, an interview with Julia Devine

    In this episode of Beyond the Donation, host Matt Bitzegaio interviews Julia Devine from Devine Parker Consulting.

    Julia discusses her transition from a traditional nonprofit job to starting her own consulting business during the pandemic. She also outlines her firm's work which includes helping nonprofits create more meaningful donor journeys. Julia stresses the importance of understanding the donor's point of view, creating two-sided relationships that include recognition and relationship building, and leveraging technology. She also provides practical advice such as conducting regular informational
     interviews with stakeholders, testing and improving donation and engagement processes, and tracking key performance indicators. 

    Julia concludes by highlighting new initiatives at Devine Parker, including an online course called Donor Flow Academy and a coming training program for nonprofit professionals considering a transition into consulting.
    00:24 Guest Introduction
    00:48 The Journey of Devine Parker Consulting
    02:51 The Evolution of Nonprofit Consulting
    04:38 Understanding Donor Journeys
    07:30 The Importance of Donor Data
    010:12 Effective Strategies for Building Donor Journeys
    13:06 Challenges in Creating Donor Journeys
    15:55
    “For donors, they don’t have to give you their money. So, if you’re just not streamlining and then cutting out those gaps and reducing the friction, you’re going to miss so many opportunities to engage people who are already raising their hand saying, “Hey,
     I want to support you, but you’re not letting me in.” 
    17:33 Measuring the Success of Donor Journeys
    20:28 Actionable Tips for Starting Donor Journeys
    24:31 Connecting with Divine Parker Consulting
    26:10 Conclusion
    Resources:
    Donor
     Journey Map |
    Bundle
     Devine Parker and DonorDock
    To Connect with Julia Devine:
    Instagram
    | Website
    | DonorFlow
     Academy
    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast:
    BTD
     Podcast |
    DonorDock
     LinkedIn |
    Matt
     LinkedIn

    • 26 min
    How to start and fund a nonprofit, an interview with Tiffany Allen

    How to start and fund a nonprofit, an interview with Tiffany Allen

    In this episode of Beyond the Donation, Matt Bitzegaio talks to Tiffany Allen, founder and CEO of Boss on a Budget. They discuss the fundamentals of starting and funding a nonprofit. Allen shares her initial experiences of failures that led to the foundation of Boss on a Budget and shares critical factors to consider before starting a nonprofit, as well as crucial questions to ask, and the importance of having committed board members up front. They also discuss the importance of a strategic plan, a budget, a compelling ask, visibility, and leveraging social media and technology for startups. 
    00:24 Introduction and Guest Introduction 
    01:04 Tiffany Allen's Journey to Nonprofit Success 
    02:13 Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Nonprofit 
    05:52 The Importance of a Strong Board and Clear Goals 
    08:07 Overcoming Challenges in Nonprofit Startup Phase 
    11:40 Effective Fundraising and Marketing Strategies for New Nonprofits 
    15:08 Leveraging Technology and Tools for Nonprofit Success 
    22:11 Final Advice for Nonprofit Leaders 
    23:37 Conclusion and Sign Off 
     
    To Connect with Tiffany Allen: 
    Website | YouTube 
     
    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast: 
    BTD Podcast | DonorDock LinkedIn | Matt LinkedIn 

    • 24 min
    Fundraising, Donor Management, and Nonhuman Philanthropy, an interview with Kat Lacefield, founder Just BeCause Consulting

    Fundraising, Donor Management, and Nonhuman Philanthropy, an interview with Kat Lacefield, founder Just BeCause Consulting

    In this episode of Beyond the Donation, host Matt Bitzegaio has a conversation with Kat Lacefield, a veteran in the nonprofit sector, about the challenges of fundraising in nonhuman philanthropy. Kat shares her journey of diving into the nonprofit sector at a young age, volunteering and working for different organizations, and eventually specializing in fundraising. She discusses her growth in the field and the importance of donor management. Kat also discusses the concept of nonhuman philanthropy, which includes organizations focused on animals and the environment. She shares the distinct challenges they face and emphasizes the importance of story sharing for effective donor retention. 
    [00:35] Introduction and Guest Background 
    [00:44] Journey into Nonprofit Sector and Fundraising 
    [03:15] Concept of Nonhuman Philanthropy 
    [04:05] “At the end of the day, there's nothing that's really nonhuman because if we're supporting animals, we're also supporting humans. And for the environment, that's a very direct connection to be made with humans of if there's no environment to support us then there's no human societies and communities.” 
    [04:46] “There is no such thing as nonhuman or human philanthropy. We’re part of an ecosystem. Each part plays its role.” 
    [05:06] Challenges in Storytelling for Nonhuman Causes 
    [07:11] “How do we talk about the importance of protecting a river? Try to get people to realize when they themselves have appreciated a river - childhood memories, a lot of nostalgia stories, how we feel when we go out and spend time out in nature.” 
    [11:11] Unique Challenges Animal and Environmental Nonprofits Face 
    [15:50] Importance of Donor Segmentation and Retention 
    [20:19] “People tend to not organize their databases very well. For shelters or animal organizations, it’s thinking about all the connections that your donors have to your organization - a donor can also be an adopter or a foster family, a board member, or a volunteer. You really need to make sure that your list has as much information on this person as possible.”  
    [31:05] Advice for Nonprofit Leaders: Invest in your Fundraising and Development Strategy 
    [32:48] Conclusion and Contact Information 


    More about Kat Lacefield: 
    Linkedin Website 
    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast: 
    BTD Podcast DonorDock LinkedIn Matt LinkedIn 

    • 34 min
    Special Year End Highlights Episode Featuring 2023 Guests

    Special Year End Highlights Episode Featuring 2023 Guests

    What better way to start the year than with our own "Best Of" episode, featuring the best guests and advice from 2023!

    Enjoy this great recap of our first 22 episodes. Featured guests: 

    Episode 2- Anna Larson 
    Episode 3- John Fisher
    Episode 6- Rachel Cardwell
    Episode 7-Patrick Kirby
    Episode 8- Maddie Craig
    Episode 10- Rob Burke
    Episode 12- Sami Bedell-Mulhern
    Episode 13- Steve Johns
    Episode 16- Austin Hattox
    Episode 18- Briana Ruloma

    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast:  
    BTD Podcast  DonorDock LinkedIn  Matt LinkedIn  

    • 13 min
    The Inside Scoop, an interview with DonorDock Co-Founders Matt Bitzegaio and Andrew Lutgen

    The Inside Scoop, an interview with DonorDock Co-Founders Matt Bitzegaio and Andrew Lutgen

    What better way to close out the calendar year than with a special, insider-edition episode of our Beyond The Donation podcast? DonorDock co-founders, Matt Bitzegaio and Andrew Lutgen, sat in the hotseat for this episode while Val Kleppen filled in as guest-host. Val tried to get to the nitty-gritty of the history (and future) of DonorDock from the perspective of the very people who got it off the ground. Listen in to this personable, from-the-heart conversation with Matt and Andrew, and comment to share what you learned from this episode that you didn't know before! 
    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast:  
    BTD Podcast  DonorDock LinkedIn  Matt LinkedIn  

    • 33 min
    A Courage-Based Culture, an interview with Julie Boll

    A Courage-Based Culture, an interview with Julie Boll

    Our Guest: Julie Boll, Founder of Julie Boll Consulting 
    About Julie: Julie is a licensed facilitator with Dare to Lead and has been in the nonprofit sector for over two decades. She built her career as a grant professional, and eventually started her consulting company in an effort to partner with NPOs to spot them in grant work. This led to her digging deeper in assisting nonprofits with capturing their vision and pursuing the Dare to Lead path. 
    [5:00] The importance of vulnerability in leadership development  
    [6:37] “We call it courage building, so when I have a tagline, it’s ‘Helping people live and lead more courageously.’ So that means being okay with vulnerability, recognizing your shame triggers, knowing what your values are, and knowing when they’ve been compromised.” - Julie Boll 
    [7:26] Building a healthy culture  
    [10:18] Organizational values 
    [14:11] The process and inclusion of defining values 
    [18:24] Value-Based decision making (for leaders, especially)  
    [24:18] Courage to influence positive change  
    [26:00] Parting advice for leaders  
    More About Julie:  
    LinkedIn        |         Website 
    To Connect with Beyond the Donation Podcast:  
    BTD Podcast  DonorDock LinkedIn  Matt LinkedIn  

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Saraaaaaaah2737 ,

Finally!

Love this podcast! Finally something geared towards leading small nonprofits.

OARFan5 ,

Great Info for Nonprofits

Matt really gets to the heart of the struggles nonprofits face, fundraising and otherwise. His (and his guests) experience with a variety of situations really can help the nonprofit leader do better.

Top Podcasts In Business

Ramsey Network
NerdWallet Personal Finance
Her First $100K
Money News Network
Dan Fleyshman
NPR