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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
    • 5.0 • 109 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.

    #087 The Largest Gift We've Ever Received with Jenn Baugh

    #087 The Largest Gift We've Ever Received with Jenn Baugh

    Jenn Baugh is the Founder and National Executive Director of Young Catholic Professionals.  

    She is the first guest to be on One Visit Away for a second time. This time as one of my clients! 

    She shares what it's been like working with me and some of the huge wins she's had in the past few months including the largest gift in the history of the organization.  

    If you want to learn more about Major Gift Millions and be in the loop when the course launches, sign up for my email list: https://mailchi.mp/50699241a2a6/major-gift-millions

    • 27 min
    #086 The Power of Giving Gifts To Strengthen Relationships with Alex Trevino

    #086 The Power of Giving Gifts To Strengthen Relationships with Alex Trevino

    Giving gifts strategically with thoughtfulness can have great results. 

    Listen to an example of how I got to experience this on the receiving side while working with Alex Trevino with Project Thirty Six. 

    Check out Alex's website: https://www.projectthirtysix.com

    Sign up for the Major Gift Millions email list here: https://mailchi.mp/50699241a2a6/major-gift-millions

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 32 min
    #085 Have I Ever Told You My Story?

    #085 Have I Ever Told You My Story?

    Sometimes we're so focused on raising money that we miss HUGE opportunities.

    In this story I share one of my biggest missed opportunities. 

    Sign up for the Major Gift Millions email list here: https://mailchi.mp/50699241a2a6/major-gift-millions

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 6 min
    #084 One Year of Running One Visit Away Full-Time

    #084 One Year of Running One Visit Away Full-Time

    I just finished my first full year of running One Visit Away full-time. Check out some of the behind the scenes story of how I started my business and what's coming next. 

    • 25 min
    #083 Donald Duck, Spilled Coffee, and Closing Gifts While Deployed with Dean Castaldo

    #083 Donald Duck, Spilled Coffee, and Closing Gifts While Deployed with Dean Castaldo

    What is it like to close a major gift while deployed in the Middle East?

    How do you get Donald Duck to give you directions when you're late to a visit at a Disney Property?

    If you want the answers to these common questions in major gift fundraising, look no further than this great conversation with Dean Castaldo with the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation!

    Thank you to MarketSmart for sponsoring this episode. 

    Download Greg Warner's Top 10 Tips to schedule more meetings here: https://imarketsmart.com/moremeetings/

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 54 min
    #082 OVA Q&A "Should I Call or Email to Schedule Visits?"

    #082 OVA Q&A "Should I Call or Email to Schedule Visits?"

    If you can learn to schedule visits effectively, you are already winning a huge part of the fundraising battle.

    Jerry Panas said that getting the visit was 85% of the way to getting the gift.  

    In this episode I answer a question about what's the best medium to use to schedule visits, phone, text, or email.  

    Thank you to MarketSmart for sponsoring this episode. 

    Download Greg Warner's Top 10 Tips to schedule more meetings here: https://imarketsmart.com/moremeetings/

    Kevin's website: onevisitaway.com 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Christine Dittmer ,

This is a must-listen for anyone in the field

Kevin’s podcast is a breakthrough resource for development professionals at any point in their career. His plain-spoken storytelling approach makes his podcast a pleasurable listen, but more importantly, his advice is spot-on. He leans into sharing stories about when things didn’t go well which is often more helpful than a textbook-perfect case study. As a fundraiser with a decades-long career, I’m still learning and his podcast has been a favorite resource. I’ve asked my team to put it at the top of their career development listen list.

aprilpick ,

Great way to learn all about major gifts

Listening to this podcast has taught me so much about major donor cultivation and securing big gifts. I have found it as valuable to me in my career as a development director as my master’s degree in nonprofit administration. It’s a fast way to learn from so many other professionals experience.

DistillersWife ,

5 stars!!!!!

This podcast has taken my fundraising skills to the next level! Kevin’s stories are entertaining, and he always brings it home with a valuable lesson. Highly recommend for any fundraising friends at all levels!

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