55 episodes

One Visit Away is a podcast focused on helping major gift fundraisers achieve their potential by inspiring them to increase the number and quality of visits they have with their benefactors or prospective benefactors. This motivation comes about by hearing fascinating stories of visits that went well from a wide array of development professionals. When you hear these stories of success, you will realize that you too are just One Visit Away from a transformational experience for your benefactors and your organization.

One Visit Away Kevin Fitzpatrick

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

One Visit Away is a podcast focused on helping major gift fundraisers achieve their potential by inspiring them to increase the number and quality of visits they have with their benefactors or prospective benefactors. This motivation comes about by hearing fascinating stories of visits that went well from a wide array of development professionals. When you hear these stories of success, you will realize that you too are just One Visit Away from a transformational experience for your benefactors and your organization.

    #054 Kevin's Career Change

    #054 Kevin's Career Change

    In this episode I tell you about my big career change and reflect on over 1,000 major gift visits.  

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor:

    MarketSmart.

    Download Greg Warner's Top 10 Tips to schedule more meetings here:

    https://imarketsmart.com/moremeetings/

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 26 min
    #053 Never Be Late (Lessons from my First Boss)

    #053 Never Be Late (Lessons from my First Boss)

    My first boss from the Campus Safety Office at the University of Dallas recently passed away.

    In this episode I talk about some of the lessons he taught me that apply to success in major gifts. 

     Thank you to this episode's sponsor:

    MarketSmart.

    Download Greg Warner's Top 10 Tips to schedule more meetings here:

    https://imarketsmart.com/moremeetings/

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 15 min
    #052 Branding and Insecurity with Jacob Laskowski

    #052 Branding and Insecurity with Jacob Laskowski

    In this episode we learn about branding from my friend Jacob Laskowski, the owner of 86 Creative.  He specializes in nonprofit brand strategy and will help you view your messaging in a whole new way.  To view the video of this episode, click this LINK:...

    • 50 min
    #051 Sales Vs. Major Gifts Round 2 with Jake Savage

    #051 Sales Vs. Major Gifts Round 2 with Jake Savage

    What can fundraising professionals learn from sales? I think A LOT! So does this week's guest, Jake Savage.  Jake discovered his passion for persuasive communication in 2007 when he got a job as a door to door sales rep. Since then, he’s knocked on...

    • 55 min
    #050 For Sale

    #050 For Sale

    Want to get to know your benefactors better? Listen to an example of how asking a question about a decoration can lead to a deeply meaningful conversation. Thank you to this episode's sponsor: MarketSmart.Download Greg Warner's Top 10 Tips to schedule...

    • 11 min
    #049 Hurricane Katrina, Fire, and Discipline

    #049 Hurricane Katrina, Fire, and Discipline

    What's more important than huge wins in major gifts? Discipline! Listen to this episode to hear some of Kevin's thoughts on what is crucial to success working in philanthropy.  

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

lolo duke ,

Great Show

I enjoy listening to One Visit Away on my way to a visit. The show pumps me up and leaves me feeling energized for my visit. I feel more confident with the tools I learn every episode. I really like the content, teachings and atmosphere of the show.

Mark in Hooterville ,

Practical fundraising advice

Kevin, thank you for advancing the profession of philanthropy while offering practical and strategic ways to garner transforming gifts. I also appreciate your tips on LinkedIn. Keep changing the world! Mark DeWitt, Hope College

Jon_Ze ,

Amazing information and tough questions

Absolutely love this podcast. Kevin asks tough questions on topics people typically don’t want to address and he does it in an accessible and fun way.

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