63 episodes

For nonprofit marketers, Group Thinkers by RKD Group is a must-listen experience of thought-provoking content that inspires strategic decisions and insight on the industry.
Group Thinkers brings together innovators and curators in nonprofit marketing, branding and direct response to tackle the major issues facing nonprofits today.

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For nonprofit marketers, Group Thinkers by RKD Group is a must-listen experience of thought-provoking content that inspires strategic decisions and insight on the industry.
Group Thinkers brings together innovators and curators in nonprofit marketing, branding and direct response to tackle the major issues facing nonprofits today.

    Jim Pacey thinks about emotional intelligence and handling uncertainty

    Jim Pacey thinks about emotional intelligence and handling uncertainty

    Jim Pacey is the President and CEO of Pacey Consulting & Coaching.

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Jim to discuss emotional intelligence and how nonprofit leaders can use it to navigate uncertainty. Tune in as we talk about:

    - What is emotional intelligence? (8:55)
    - How emotional intelligence plays out in the workplace (11:50)
    - Navigating leadership in an era of remote work (14:30)
    - How emotional intelligence helps leaders handle uncertainty (23:00)
    - Using emotional intelligence in fundraising (26:30)

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    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    • 37 min
    Shannon McCracken thinks about nonprofit employee retention and key legislative issues

    Shannon McCracken thinks about nonprofit employee retention and key legislative issues

    Shannon McCracken is the CEO of The Nonprofit Alliance and a founding member of Chief.

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Shannon to discuss the uncertainty surrounding nonprofit employee retention and key legislative issues impacting the sector. Tune in as we talk about:

    - Nonprofit employee retention strategies (6:45)
    - How TNPA is investing in the next generation of talent (14:17)
    - An update on the Universal Charitable Deduction (19:05)
    - The current landscape surrounding national data privacy legislation (25:04)

    To learn more about TNPA's Rising Leaders Summit: https://tnpa.org/rise2022/

    For more information about TNPA's legislative efforts: https://tnpa.org/policy/

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    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    • 43 min
    Nathan Dietz thinks about nonprofit resiliency during recessions

    Nathan Dietz thinks about nonprofit resiliency during recessions

    Nathan Dietz is a Senior Researcher at the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland.

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Nathan to discuss what we learned from the Great Recession and how nonprofits can apply it for the future. Tune in as we talk about:

    - Should nonprofits be worried about inflation and the possibility of a recession? (9:27)
    - Key findings from the Great Recession and what it means for nonprofits today (19:34)
    - What nonprofits can do now in preparation (32:48)

    Nathan's research on the Great Recession: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-great-recession-nonprofit-winners-and-losers/

    To learn more about the Do Good Institute: https://dogood.umd.edu/

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    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    • 47 min
    Season 8 - Lindsey Iero thinks about how food banks are preparing for the road ahead

    Season 8 - Lindsey Iero thinks about how food banks are preparing for the road ahead

    Lindsey Iero is the Director of Direct Marketing Fundraising Services at Feeding America.

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Lindsey to discuss the incredible growth food banks have seen and how they're investing in their future during a time of uncertainty. Tune in as we talk about:

    - What digital acceleration has looked like for food banks over the last two years (13:25)
    - Current areas food banks are investing in (18:40)
    - How food banks can effectively staff digital teams (24:50)
    - How food banks can prepare for the uncertainty ahead (32:00)


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    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    • 47 min
    Season 8 - Brim Basom thinks about MADD's digital transformation journey

    Season 8 - Brim Basom thinks about MADD's digital transformation journey

    Brim Basom is the Chief Information Officer at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Brim to discuss MADD's investment in digital transformation and the role technology and data played along the way. Tune in as we talk about:

    - MADD’s investment in technology (12:45)
    - How the pandemic impacted their progress (16:52)
    - The role connected data played in this journey (20:40)
    - What their digital transformation has unlocked for their fundraising (30:35)

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    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    • 43 min
    Season 8 - Soraya Alexander thinks about the role technology plays in digital fundraising

    Season 8 - Soraya Alexander thinks about the role technology plays in digital fundraising

    Soraya Alexander is the COO at Classy.

    In this episode of Group Thinkers, hosts Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard sit down with Soraya to discuss the role technology and modernized payment solutions play in digital fundraising. Tune in as we talk about:

    - How the role of technology has evolved over the last 10 years (6:51)
    - The importance of modernized payment options (17:30)
    - The growth of major giving through digital avenues (22:00)
    - Findings from ‘The State of Modern Philanthropy’ study (29:14)


    Follow Group Thinkers on Twitter/Instagram @groupthinkers.

    For more information visit rkdgroup.com/podcast.

    As a special treat for our Group Thinkers listeners, use “RKDGroup20” for a discounted rate on Classy’s upcoming Collaborative conference June 15-16.

    • 37 min

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