Giving and Gabbing is GiveGab’s new podcast where our team discusses fundraising concepts in a less structured, more conversational format. We will cover topics such as donor engagement, community involvement, nonprofit storytelling, and donor stewardship.
S2E5 - Achieving your Giving Day Goals with GiveGab’s Engagement Team
In this special episode of Giving & Gabbing, our listeners get a chance to learn directly from GiveGab’s fundraising experts! Molly Melia, Product Marketer, and Jackie Saksa, Sales Ops Coordinator, join two members of our Engagement Team, Molly Heslin, Relationship Management Team Lead, and Aimee McManus, Sales Enablement Manager. Since 2015, GiveGab has helped run over 500 Giving Days! Our Engagement team uses those experiences to guide our partners, offer sound advice, and help them reach their Giving Day goals. Listen as they discuss the importance of goal setting, ways to make your Giving Day stand out, and guidance on growing your impact year-over-year.
S2E4 - Creating Meaningful Engagement with Giving Day Supporters Online and In-Person
In this episode of Giving & Gabbing, we chat with Meagan Given, Executive Director of the White Rose Leadership Institute. Meagan and her team of volunteers host Give Local York, a Giving Day supporting nonprofits in York, PA. The 4th annual Give Local York took place in the Spring of 2021, as many communities began gathering in person after over a year of virtual events. Meagan shares her Giving Day story, highlighting her most recent experience coordinating an event that engaged supporters, both online and in-person, in meaningful ways.
S2E3 - Facilitating Student Involvement During Your Giving Day
In this episode of Giving & Gabbing, we connect with Nicholls State University’s Giving Day planning team - Jeremy Becker, the Executive Director of Nicholls Foundation; Hillary Charpentier, Development Director; and Katherine Mabile, Director of Alumni Affairs. Give N Day has seen significant growth year-over-year in dollars raised as more students become involved in the day. Listen as they discuss strategies around student engagement, the benefits of empowering student-run organizations to fundraise during Give N Day, and tips for supporting student leaders and forming relationships with donors.
S2E2 - Achieving Giving Day Buy-In from your Campus Network
In this episode of Giving & Gabbing, we welcomed Higher-Ed fundraising specialist Michelle Mullins onto our show. Michelle is the Assistant Director of Integrated Marketing Strategy at the College of Charleston and oversees their annual Giving Day, CofC Day. The College hosted its second Giving Day on January 28, 2021, raising over $9.6 million in just 24 hours, a 90.76% increase from its inaugural campaign in 2020. Throughout the interview, Michelle shared her team's strategies that led to this significant growth, including donor challenges, live-stream content, and increased involvement and collaboration across departments.
S2E1 - Providing Relief and Hope through Storytelling during your Giving Day
In the first episode of our second season, we brought on Stephanie Flinn, the Schneck Foundation's Executive Director, to talk about her team's experience running their inaugural Giving Day campaign, Shining a Light, on Giving Tuesday 2020. Throughout this interview, Stephanie shared the engagement strategies her team implemented to showcase the Schneck Medical Center's needs through storytelling, such as a powerful testimonial from a former patient who heroically battled COVID-19. Tune in as Stephanie talks about what it took to plan her first Giving Day, and offers advice to other hospital foundations considering doing the same!
S1E12 - Leveraging Data for Fundraising Success with Woodrow Rosenbaum, Chief Data Officer of GivingTuesday
In episode 12 of Giving & Gabbing, we met with two incredible members of the fundraising community, Woodrow Rosenbaum and Aaron Godert. Woodrow is the Chief Data Officer for GivingTuesday, the global day of generosity that inspires hundreds of millions of people every year to find new ways to engage in philanthropy. Aaron Godert is GiveGab's COO, VP of Tech, and Co-Founder. In his role at GiveGab, he manages the data collected through our Giving Platform and looks for trends among Giving Day performances, donor behaviors, and more. Throughout this interview, Woodrow and Aaron discuss the role that data plays in growing the GivingTuesday movement both within GiveGab and throughout the world.