97 episodes

A different kind of nonprofit podcast! Dynamic Nonprofits' mission is to help nonprofit organizations increase their impact with an unsiloed approach to fundraising.

With over 15 years of industry experience, host Dan Sonners helps deconstruct fundraising trends from the tried and true to the brand new.

Episodes include interviews with other experts and step-by-step analysis to help your fundraising channels and nonprofit operations work better together in order to improve the donor experience and maximize revenue.

Give us a listen and help start some groundbreaking discussions!

Dynamic Nonprofits Dan Sonners

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A different kind of nonprofit podcast! Dynamic Nonprofits' mission is to help nonprofit organizations increase their impact with an unsiloed approach to fundraising.

With over 15 years of industry experience, host Dan Sonners helps deconstruct fundraising trends from the tried and true to the brand new.

Episodes include interviews with other experts and step-by-step analysis to help your fundraising channels and nonprofit operations work better together in order to improve the donor experience and maximize revenue.

Give us a listen and help start some groundbreaking discussions!

    DNP Groundbreakers: Dave Raley, Founder @ Imago Consulting

    DNP Groundbreakers: Dave Raley, Founder @ Imago Consulting

    Fundraising thought leader Dave Raley drops by the show for a casual chat about innovation...more specifically what's holding innovation back in the nonprofit sector.

    Much deeper than a philosophical discussion, Dave and Dan dig into innovation tactics and shifts which can benefit nonprofits of all sizes (some of which require little to no overhead to implement).

    Dave also touches on the role of leadership and why understanding your "working genius" type holds the key to driving a culture of innovation.

    Dan also asks Dave how his background in direct mail influences his approach to innovation and they have a brief side car discussion about strategies and techniques which overlap between direct mail, email, and other channels.

    This is a fun and valuable listen for fundraisers and nonprofit leaders who are passionate about driving innovation or who are interested in taking stock about the state of innovation inside their own organization.

    Please rate and review Dynamic Nonprofits if you get value out of Dan's interview with Dave Raley. It's the very best way to support the DNP mission to advocate for an unsiloed approach to fundraising.



    Thanks as always for listening, and enjoy the show!



    Show Notes:

    CONNECT WITH DAVE ON LINKED IN!

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/draley/



    LEARN MORE ABOUT DAVE RALEY AND IMAGO CONSULTING

    https://www.imago.consulting/



    FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF WORKING GENIUS YOU ARE

    https://www.imago.consulting/workinggenius



    WEEKLY INNOVATION IN YOUR INBOX: SUBSCRIBE TO DAVE'S "WAVE REPORT" NEWSLETTER

    https://www.imago.consulting/wavereport



    LISTEN TO THE PURPOSE AND PROFIT PODCAST, COVERING THE INTERSECTION OF PHILANTHROPY AND BUSINESS

    https://www.purposeandprofitpodcast.com/

    • 48 min
    DNP Groundbreakers: Jon DeLange, Co-Founder StrategicFundraisingPlan.com

    DNP Groundbreakers: Jon DeLange, Co-Founder StrategicFundraisingPlan.com

    These days it seems like there are more answers than questions for the nonprofit sector. There are tactics, solutions, and strategies for just about every challenge that nonprofit organizations face.


    There are so many answers that it can be overwhelming and lead to decision paralysis.

    Enter Jon DeLange and his essay series "12 Rules For Fundraisers". With over a decade of relationship based fundraising under his belt, Jon is on a mission to help nonprofits cut through the noise and focus on growth oriented strategies that help organizations cultivate deeper, more meaningful relationships with their donors.

    Jon joins Dynamic Nonprofits to discuss some of the rules and why relationships hold the keys to building more resourced nonprofits and increasing the sector's impact on the world.



    Show Notes:

    REGISTER TO READ THE 12 RULES AT:

    www.strategicfundraisingplan.com



    CONNECT WITH JON ON LINKEDIN!

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/delangejon/

    • 40 min
    DNP Deep Dive: Email Hacks For Nonprofits w/ Jay Schwedelson CEO @ Outcome Media & Founder, GURU Events

    DNP Deep Dive: Email Hacks For Nonprofits w/ Jay Schwedelson CEO @ Outcome Media & Founder, GURU Events

    We cover a lot of ground on the Dynamic Nonprofits Podcast, but some of our favorite discussions are when we deep dive into tactics and practical tips that can help transform your fundraising program.



    If you're an email fundraiser, or just a fundraiser who shares our passion for A/B testing, you'll love Dan's conversation with email GURU Jay Schwedelson.



    Jay's combination of passion, candor, and practicality make for an entertaining discussion that will provide you with pages full of tips that can transform your organization's approach to email (some of which are surprisingly simple and counterintuitive).



    Topics Discussed Include:

    - Why open rates still matter and how to improve them with emojis

    - Breaking News: Why opt-outs are actually a GOOD thing

    - Optimal send times (Spoiler: They're not on the hour)

    - Why your call to action is leaving donations on the table

    - Shockingly simple advice for how to make sure your email newsletter is opened and read



    Plus, so much more including how Jay's direct mail background informs his perspective on email and why Linked In Newsletters are the next great frontier for donor engagement.



    It's a conversation that is as entertaining as it is informative (Dan and Jay even talk a little bit about reality TV towards the end). If you do walk away with some helpful advice, we hope you'll pay it forward by rating and reviewing the Dynamic Nonprofits Podcast on your platform of choice (but especially Apple Podcasts). It's the very best way to support our mission to advocate for an unsiloed approach to fundraising and it will help us find more groundbreaking guests just like Jay.



    Thanks as always for listening and enjoy the show!



    Show Notes:

    CONNECT WITH JAY ON LINKED IN!

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/schwedelson/



    LEARN MORE ABOUT GURU 2024, THE WORLD'S LARGEST VIRTUAL EMAIL CONFERENCE

    https://guruconference.com/



    LEARN MORE ABOUT DELIVERED 2024, THE WORLD'S LARGEST VIRTUAL DIRECT MAIL CONFERENCE

    https://deliveredconference.com/

    • 53 min
    DNP Groundbreakers: Nathan Chappell, The Generosity Crisis Co-Author

    DNP Groundbreakers: Nathan Chappell, The Generosity Crisis Co-Author

    There are a lot of books about fundraising, but one in particular has driven conversation within the nonprofit sector this year - The Generosity Crisis.



    Co-Author Nathan Chappell joins Dan to look back on a year of The Generosity Crisis and what he's learned from '10,000 conversations' since the book's release.



    They discuss what's driving the crisis and focus on solutions for solving it, some of which are surprisingly human and practical. Nathan also talks about radical connection techniques that nonprofits can borrow from commercial brands (who borrowed them from us first) and shares his inspiring fundraising industry origin story.



    Dan's conversation with Nathan is the perfect compliment for those who have read the book and for those who want to quickly catch up on year's worth of conversations about it.



    The Dynamic Nonprofits Podcast is the industry's first and only podcast dedicated to breaking down silos within the nonprofit sector. If you get value from today's interview, please rate and review Dynamic Nonprofits and subscribe to the pod so you can hear fresh releases first.



    Thanks as always for listening and enjoy the show.



    Show Notes:

    CONNECT WITH NATHAN ON LINKEDIN

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanchappell/



    ORDER THE GENEROSITY CRISIS

    https://www.amazon.com/Generosity-Crisis-Connection-Humanitys-Challenges/dp/1394150571



    HEAR MORE FROM NATHAN AND CO-AUTHOR BRIAN CRIMMMINS

    https://www.chappell-crimmins.com/media



    ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    https://www.chappell-crimmins.com/the-book



    DISCOVER MORE ABOUT DONOR SEARCH AI

    https://www.donorsearch.net/donorsearch-ai/

    • 43 min
    DNP Groundbreakers: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand @ Neon One

    DNP Groundbreakers: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand @ Neon One

    Renown speaker and non-profit champion Tim Sarrantonio joins the show for a high energy conversation about the state of philanthropy and actionable steps small to mid-sized non-profits can take to rise above the economic headwinds.

    Dan's interview with Tim is a fast paced, information packed chat that will leave you feeling equally informed and inspired to take on the challenges fundraisers are facing.

    Show Notes:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/timsarrantonio/

    https://afpglobal.org/FundraisingEffectivenessProject

    https://neonone.com/

    https://fundraising.ai/

    • 53 min
    DNP Quick Take #25 - Multi-Channel Mini-Con & The Fundraising Education Renaissance

    DNP Quick Take #25 - Multi-Channel Mini-Con & The Fundraising Education Renaissance

    Dan shares his thoughts from last week's Multi-Channel Mini-Con and discusses the ongoing renaissance in nonprofit / fundraising education.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

DonPeas ,

If you don’t like smart fundraising, it’s not for you 🤷🏼‍♀️

It’s like having a really great conversation with peers and colleagues that get you. Solid speakers line up and Dan facilitates discussion with ease. Insightful and thoroughly enjoyable.

Broncos79 ,

Enjoyable and Engaging Listen

As both a marketing practitioner and a marketing educator, I love listening to this podcast. I recommend a listen to my marketing peers and students. Dan provides practical and actionable insight that is appropriate for marketers who are just entering their careers as well as seasoned professionals. The content is crisp, clear and engaging. I eagerly await new episodes; it’s always a fantastic conversation.

DalaiMickey ,

Consice

Dan has a good voice, and he is concise in his presentation of nonprofit management topics.

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