Futures in Fundraising is a new, interview-based podcast that focuses on careers in fundraising and development. Futures in Fundraising consists of interviews with leading and emerging fundraising, development and nonprofit professionals. While focusing on the interviewee’s fundraising journey – their experience in the field, tough situations, lessons learned and their “Ah-ha!” moments, as well as advice for those seeking to advance their careers in fundraising – we hope to bring new inspiration and light to unique, as well as typical, situations that fundraisers face.
Each episode is approximately 25-30 minutes in length…just long enough for a commute to work, a walk with the dog or a half-hour workout! Futures in Fundraising is available for download for FREE on iTunes and through the Futures in Fundraising website. New episodes released monthly!
So JOIN US and prepare for YOUR future in fundraising!
The Culture of Philanthropy within Faith-Based Organizations with Reverend George Wirth
Former Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, George Wirth joins Alexander Haas President and CEO David King on this edition of Futures in Fundraising to discuss the culture of philanthropy within faith-based organizations and the pastors' role for casting the vision for fundraising.
Culture on Campus: Dalton State's Margaret Venable and David Elrod Talk Student Engagement and Donor Communications
David Elrod and Margaret Venable of Dalton State join Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to discuss the importance of achieving HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) status and how fostering student engagement on campus builds university ambassadors for the future. Plus, David and Margaret share their thoughts on tuition costs, managing large donor gifts and how to personalize donor communications.
What Donors Really Want featuring Greg Warner
Author, CEO and Founder of MarketSmart Greg Warner joins Alexander Haas President and CEO David King to share tips for fostering donor relationships by giving them what they really want. He says, “If you work through the process correctly, you don’t even have to ask donors for a gift.”
Strategies and Tips to Maximize #GivingTuesday with Adam Cotumaccio of MDA
While #GivingTuesday is a major, nation wide giving campaign held each year the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, your donor and social media strategies should stretch beyond. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Vice President and Chief Impact and Philanthropy Officer Adam Cotumaccio joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to share specific strategies for maximizing your #GivingTuesday reach along with tips for nonprofit leadership and growth to help your organization finish the year strong.
The Importance of Planned Giving with Lula Dawit of The Woodruff Arts Center
"The key to being a good fundraiser is being donor centric." Lula Dawit, Director of Planned Giving for The Woodruff Arts Center joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to discuss the importance of planned giving. The two dive into the continued impact of the 2017 Tax Act, managing fundraiser/donor relationships and how the arts are shaping the local Atlanta community.
Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits with Peter Panepento
“If you are not on social media, participating in conversations, your voice is absent as a nonprofit.” Peter Panepento, Philanthropic Practice Leader at Turn Two Communications joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to share tips for strengthening donor relationships and generating awareness via social media, the press and other media outlets on this edition of Futures in Fundraising.