The Nonprofit Razzle Dazzle is hosted by Firefly Partners' Jen Frazier and Taylor Shanklin. This podcast is all about uncovering real stories of impact from nonprofit do-gooders. We take the "frazzle" out of fundraising by helping listeners learn from their nonprofit marketing and fundraising peers and social impact innovators.
Making Your Virtual Fundraising Event "Worth It"
In this episode, Colleen Campbell and Wynn Hawker-Boehnke join Taylor Shanklin in a discussion on the challenges that non-profits are facing when taking their fundraising events virtual. Together, the trio explored ways to make virtual events "worth it" and how fundraising can still be personal even online.
How the pandemic has changed the non-profit event spaceChallenges non-profits are facing when hosting events onlineStrategies that can help make virtual events more personal and yield better resultsFind Wynn Hawker-Boehnke on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wynnhb/
Find Colleen Campbell on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/campbellcolleen/
Planned Giving in a Season of Agility
In this episode, Tony Martignetti, host of Nonprofit Radio, joins Jen Frazier and Taylor Shanklin to delve into the agility nonprofits leaned into in 2020 and how to harness their agility for planned giving success. Together, the trio explored how 2020 impacted planned giving and how to re-envision planned giving with digital strategy.
Planned giving successes with digital-channel approachAdvice for navigating this time virtual engagement for planned giving programsLessons from 2020Tony Martignetti: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonymartignetti/
Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio: https://tonymartignetti.com/category/tony-martignetti-nonprofit-radio/
Quick to Launch Acquisition Plans for Support Acquisition
In this episode, Kristina Villarini, Digital Director of Alliance for Safety and Justice, joins Taylor Shanklin in the virtual booth to discuss supporter acquisition during a recent webinar. Together, they explore the how-tos of effectively growing your lists with quality supporters to grow your outreach and digital fundraising prowess.
Easy to pick up strategies for lead acquisitionConsiderations for implementing lead generationExamples of nonprofit lead acquisition success and mistakesKristina Villarini: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinavillarini/
Alliance for Safety and Justice: https://allianceforsafetyandjustice.org/
From the football field to the fundraising gala
In this episode, Taylor Shanklin and Jen Frazier is joined by Reggie Rivers, ex-NFL player and nonprofit gala partner, to discuss the transition from the field to business to nonprofit fundraising and what lessons he's learned moving galas virtual this year.
Similarities between football and galasLessons from moving galas virtualTeamwork tips
Learn more about Reggie Rivers: https://reggierivers.com/
How to Use SMS in Your Comms Plan
In this episode, Jasmine Bright and Wynn Hawker-Boehnke borrowed the mic from Jen and Taylor for this week's Razzle Dazzle episode to delve into SMS messaging. Jasmine and Wynn explore for listeners how SMS was integrated into a census communications plan and key takeaway lessons. Listen along to glean:
Recommended cadence and message toneWhen to use a human instead of automationWhether + how SMS could be beneficial in your comms planFind Jasmine Bright on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminebright/
Find Wynn Hawker-Boehnke on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wynnhb/
Combating the effects of systemic racism
In this episode, Jen and Taylor sat down with Elizabeth Wattley, Executive Director of Forest Forward in Dallas, TX. Elizabeth elaborates on investing in community wellness, bringing education into a community, being 100% true to yourself, and more! Here’s what you can expect in their discussion:
Steps to create purpose-built communitiesAddressing the root of intergenerational poverty: systemic racismRebuilding communities vs. gentrifying communitiesFind Elizabeth Wattley on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-wattley-71719664/
Learn more about Forest Forward here: https://www.citysquare.org/foresttheater