Whether you're a professional fundraiser, volunteer on the board of a non-profit organization or you're about to make your first charitable donation, we've got a podcast for you!
It Doesn't Hurt to Ask! explores the world of philanthropy through a critical lens. While that might sound serious, we have a lot of fun along the way.
In our first season, we're chatting with "Shift Disturbers," charitable sector leaders who are doing things differently. After listening, you won't think about our sector in the same way for our motto is: in fundraising, as in life, it doesn't hurt to ask!
We hope you listen, learn and laugh along with us as we chat all things fundraising and philanthropy.
Great news! It Doesn't Hurt to Ask! is in the Top 25 Fundraising Podcasts to listen to on Feedspot.
Episode 15 - Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
On today's episode, Cathy sits down with Ajeev Bhatia, Manager of Policy and Community Connections at the Centre for Connected Communities. Ajeev discusses how the situations of his past have transformed into motivation for his future as he charts a new course for philanthropy and invites us to get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. Get more great podcasts at www.fundraisinglab.ca/resources
Great news! It Doesn't Hurt to Ask! is in the top 25 fundraising podcasts to listen to on Feedspot.
On Being Good-ish
Ken is the President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation and has just been named the 2019 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter. Ken is a quiet shift disturber in our sector this conversation reflects the things he has done to shift and serve the sector. Shout outs to Dr. Krishan Metha, Emma Lewzey, Marni Spears, Kulvir Singh Gill, Rickesh Lakhani.
What if they spend it badly?
Join Cathy and Laura Manning, Executive Director of the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation as they discuss the foundation's shift from program-based funding to providing General Operating Support (read: unrestricted funding!) to some of their grantees. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation is a real shift disturber with a board that gets excited about doing things differently. Tune in to hear about their approach to values-based philanthropy.
The Secretive, Mystical World of Sponsorship
It Doesn't Hurt to Ask! podcast is back after a little hiatus. In this episode, Cathy sits down with Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective to discuss the "secretive" world of cause sponsorship. Chris is a self-confessed sponsorship geek. After several years as a "sponsor," Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements.
It Doesn't Hurt to ask Cathy!
I remember my early years of fundraising. The questions, the insecurity, the doubt. I’m so glad to be past that stage of self-questioning. I see so many early in their careers with similar feelings. When I reflect back on that time, I wish I had had someone I could reach out to when I had questions, rather than wring my hands. So, that's what I'm offering you, the listeners of It Doesn't Hurt to Ask!
On May 28th, June 11th and June 25th 2019, I will be offering online group coaching sessions in a Q&A format to my network - free of charge!! This is an opportunity to ask your most pressing questions about what's keeping you up at night about your fundraising program. Visit www.cathymann.ca/webinar to register.
Voluntary Ranting for the Common Good
In this episode, Simone Joyaux, ACFRE (proclaimed by Cathy as the Grand Dame of Social Change Philanthropy) reviews the do's, don'ts and dilemmas of fundraising for social change. From the professionalism of fundraising to board governance, this wide-ranging conversation will surely leave you thinking about the ethical challenges of philanthropy in new ways.
A true professional leading the charge
So glad to see Cathy Mann shaping the conversation about philanthropy. There’s no one better in the sector to lead this discussion!