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Growth Guide is the podcast of Dan Sanchez documenting his journey to learn how to grow organizations. Subscribe to follow along in the journey.

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Growth Guide is the podcast of Dan Sanchez documenting his journey to learn how to grow organizations. Subscribe to follow along in the journey.

    Nonprofit Growth Is Now Growth Guide

    Nonprofit Growth Is Now Growth Guide

    Last December I launched Nonprofit Growth as a podcast to interview and create content around nonprofit marketing, but it was short lived.
    Not long after the launch I made a hard decision to leave the nonprofit world to work for the company who had helped me launch the podcast, Sweet Fish Media.

    • 2 min
    Top 10 Nonprofit Marketing/Fundraising Books and How to Read More

    Top 10 Nonprofit Marketing/Fundraising Books and How to Read More

    Recently, I published a blog post about some of my accomplishments (and setbacks) in 2019.
    One of the accomplishments was the fact that I read 46 books this past year—the most I’ve ever read in a year. That equals almost a book a week, and this year, I’m aiming for 52.
    How did I read that many books and still retain enough information to apply to my work context? That’s some of what we’ll be covering here.
    What we talked about:

    Why nonprofit marketers should read more

    How to read more, faster

    My top 10 nonprofit marketing/fundraising books from 2019

    • 21 min
    Top Nonprofit Marketing: Fundraising Books and How to Read More

    Top Nonprofit Marketing: Fundraising Books and How to Read More

    Recently, I published a blog post about some of my accomplishments (and setbacks) in 2019.
    One of the accomplishments was the fact that I read 46 books this past year—the most I’ve ever read in a year. That equals almost a book a week, and this year, I’m aiming for 52.
    How did I read that many books and still retain enough information to apply to my work context? That’s some of what we’ll be covering here.
    What we talked about:

    Why nonprofit marketers should read more

    How to read more, faster

    My top 10 nonprofit marketing/fundraising books from 2019

    • 21 min
    Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Ministries

    Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Ministries

    People like to use the word "strategic" to describe whatever they're doing. But what actually makes something strategic? And how does strategy inform marketing?
    Mark Slezinger, marketing director at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, joined the podcast to talk about the critical, high-level questions you need to ask before considering any type of tactical, execution-level questions.
    What we talked about:

    What makes something strategic
    The process to becoming a strategic marketer
    How a strategic process results in growth
    Mark's advice about strategy for other marketing leaders

    • 35 min
    How to Successfully‌ Migrate ‌Your Nonprofit ‌CRM‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌Salesforce

    How to Successfully‌ Migrate ‌Your Nonprofit ‌CRM‌ ‌to‌ ‌‌Salesforce

    Data leads to insight, and insight leads to dollars. As a nonprofit organization, your data structure and products need to turn the information they hold into stories and those stories into valuable relationships. When selecting the right product and building a new data structure, however, you have to consider how people relate to technology and change.
    Matt Schmitt serves as digital technology manager at Bethany International. In this episode, he talks about how we migrated the organization's donor management software from Blackboard's Razor's Edge to Salesforce.
    What we talked about:

    Why flexibility is key to supporting complex systems

    Why Salesforce won Bethany's business

    How to get all the stakeholders on board with a new process and product

    Practical steps for transitioning from one CRM to another

    How to know if you should work with a data consultant

    • 26 min
    Expert Advice on Nonprofit Grant Writing For Long Term Growth

    Expert Advice on Nonprofit Grant Writing For Long Term Growth

    Dr. Randy Dirks has done a lot of grant writing for Bethany International. There may be no better person to explain what a grant is, when nonprofits should apply for them, and what major mistakes they should avoid in grant writing.
    Randy is Vice President at Bethany International. In this episode, he shares expert advice on how nonprofits can use grant writing for long-term growth.
    What we talked about:

    What are grants? What is grant writing?

    Why would a nonprofit apply for a grant? Why wouldn’t they?

    Where to find grants

    Common grant writing mistakes

    How to better your chances of receiving more than one grant from a foundation

    • 25 min

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