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DAF Decoded: Unlocking $230B for Your Cause featuring Mitch Stein
Efficient giving, exponential growth.
Attention, nonprofits! Every giving season brings new opportunities amid evolving technology. This year, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) take center stage. With $230 billion sitting in DAF accounts, yet only $52 billion distributed last year, the potential is limitless. Unlike trends like crypto and stock giving, DAFs are becoming a staple, with donor-advised funds increasing by 20% year over year. Seen in modern-day benefit packages, they resonate with a new generation focused on impact. While their flexibility is unparalleled, integrating DAFs into nonprofit strategies can feel daunting amidst a sea of technology options.Introducing Chariot, a trailblazing tech company spearheading a new era of philanthropy. Founded by Aaron, Salo, and Drew, united by their passion for giving back. Together, they embarked on a mission to transform charitable contributions. Their brainchild, Chariot, revolutionizes the landscape by simplifying DAF donations to the ease of everyday credit card transactions. Their journey resonates with countless others driven by a shared commitment to making a positive impact. Now, their vision transcends personal giving, empowering individuals and organizations worldwide to streamline their philanthropic endeavors.Join Mitch Stein, Head of Strategy at Chariot, on Raise Nation Radio as he decodes the power of Donor Advised Funds, unraveling the mysteries behind this rapidly growing vehicle of giving.
In this episode:
It can’t waitIncredible dataSeamless DAF givingEnd-to-end DAF FundraisingDAFpay, DAF Scan, and DAF Academy
AI-Powered Collaboration: Revolutionizing the Way We Work featuring Shawn Olds
Generative AI is set to redefine everything. Embrace the era of transformation!
Spell-check and Grammarly? Pfft, who needs ’em when you’ve got ChatGPT, Claude, Bard, and a whole gang of AI buddies! But seriously, what are these tools, and do they come with a manual? They sound pricey and time-consuming. Can’t I just ignore them and hope for the best? Oh wait, is my job on the line here? Prompt, prompt, prompt... Wait, am I supposed to be good at prompts now? And what exactly does that mean? Generative AI is taking over faster than a UFO invasion, and I’m feeling more out of place than ever. Send help before the aliens replace us all!Sound familiar?Generative AI is reshaping almost everything, and yeah, it can feel pretty unsettling. Remember when you first Googled ChatGPT? We’ve all been there. But it’s not some distant sci-fi notion anymore—it’s here, it’s potent, and it’s changing the game. So why not hop on board now and make the most of it?Shawn Olds, Co-founder and CEO at BoodleBox, is a tech visionary with a deep passion for cutting-edge technology and leadership in tech adoption. Alongside his co-founder, he boasts an unparalleled track record, having generated over $600 million in revenue, raised millions in nonprofit donations, and positively impacted thousands of lives. With over a decade of expertise in building powerful technology, Shawn and his team at BoodleBox have empowered hundreds of teams to harness the power of AI. From promising startups to established enterprises, he has spearheaded successful technology transformations across various sectors. Through his platform BoodleBox, Shawn assists team leaders in accelerating GenAI adoption, collaboration, automation, and integration.Shawn Olds joins Raise Nation Radio to demystify Generative AI, highlighting its simplicity, efficiency, and collaborative potential. He introduces the groundbreaking BoodleBox platform, facilitating team collaboration by integrating AI Helpers and AI Coworkers to enhance productivity and spark innovation.
In this episode:
Generative AI teamworkAI is coming after your jobHumans and AI working togetherEOY predictions
GenAI automated workflows
Raise and Match: Auctioneer Matchmaking featuring Erin Ward and Bobby D.
DESCRIPTION: Expert advice for aligning your event with the ideal benefit auctioneer.
Auctioneer Matchmaking featuring Erin Ward and Bobby D.
Not all benefit auctioneers are cut from the same cloth. There’s more to the role than meets the stage. Behind the scenes, a skilled benefit auctioneer must possess agility, quick thinking, and an intimate understanding of the nonprofit’s mission, story, and goals. However, that only scratches the surface. Today’s auctioneer needs to be forward-thinking, creative, well-versed in event trends—if not pioneering them—and fully embracing innovation and technology to optimize their stage program.Selecting the ideal benefit auctioneer shouldn’t be rushed or based solely on past fundraising achievements. Success hinges on various factors, making it imperative for nonprofits to approach the hiring process methodically. Treat the auctioneer role with the gravity it deserves, akin to a formal job search. Invest time in crafting a detailed description and conducting thorough interviews until you find the perfect match.Erin Ward and Bobby D., a dynamic husband-and-wife duo sharing a career and passion, are popular and respected benefit auctioneers. They emphasize the importance of nonprofit/auctioneer matchmaking. The pair know how to drive results and exceed fundraising goals. With a legacy spanning multiple generations, Erin continuously hones her skills by blending traditional best practices with modern engagement strategies. Bobby D. is pioneering new standards and advising nonprofits on ambitious endeavors.Joining Raise Nation Radio, they spill the tea and share insights, amusing anecdotes, and groove to “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge, underscoring the importance of adaptability in the world of benefit auctioneering.
In this episode:
Agility in Stage NavigationTransformation into Year-Round FundraisingGiving Experience DesignMission AmbassadorshipPassionate Stage Inspiration
Impact Unveiled: Navigating the Art of Nonprofit Storytelling Featuring John Mark Vanderpool
Inspiring communities with data-driven storytelling.
Effectively conveying the social impact of a nonprofit is a multifaceted challenge. This complexity stems from the diverse nature of nonprofit activities, spanning various sectors. Crafting a coherent narrative from these diverse initiatives requires a delicate balance—avoiding the appearance of boastfulness while highlighting meaningful achievements.Social impact is often qualitative, involving changes in individuals or communities. Expressing these qualitative transformations in tangible, measurable results is intricate. And the call for real-time, transparent reporting introduces another challenge, necessitating accuracy while ensuring accessibility. Navigating this landscape demands that nonprofits continually balance conveying comprehensive impact with maintaining simplicity and transparency in their communications.John Mark Vanderpool and the Social Impact Solutions team empathize with nonprofits struggling to convey their value. While nonprofits passionately believe in the change they inspire, there’s a common frustration that donors and stakeholders might not fully grasp their impact. Battling this perceived undervaluation, they yearn to communicate, saying, “Don’t you understand what we do?”In this episode of Raise Nation Radio, John Mark addresses this challenge. He provides clear communication strategies and concise impact metrics, guiding nonprofits to articulate their value effectively and advance their noble causes.
In this episode:
Insightful impact metrics Impact reports Concise communications strategies Effective nonprofit elevator pitch Theory of Change
Cultivating Community through Creative Impact Habits Featuring Ashlee Green
Easy, convenient, and fun ways to make a meaningful impact.
In the tapestry of human aspirations, a common thread binds us: a genuine desire to give and contribute to building better tomorrows. Corporations, acknowledging a deeper responsibility, embrace social impact as more than a mere checkbox. Within this landscape of shared values, nonprofits yearn for their communities to grow and flourish.On the surface, it might seem effortless to connect these dots, given the common desires and needs. However, the reality, as most nonprofits would attest, is far from easy. Building a community is a challenging endeavor.Meet Ashlee Green, the visionary behind Service and Jam. Her ethos revolves around finding avenues to impact communities—be it through time, money, effort, talent, or creativity. Ever curious about the absence of kindness in everyday interactions, she pondered why random gestures and volunteering were so scarce. Asking the simple question, “Why don’t people volunteer more?” uncovered insightful responses—lack of time, competing priorities, and uncertainty about opportunities. Thus, Serve and Jam was born, transforming helping others into a delightful and convenient experience.Serve and Jam goes beyond bridging social and service gaps; it’s a nexus of interactive events and digital technology, generating tangible resources for nonprofits and communities in need. So, what’s your jam?
In this episode:
Insights from the Starbucks line
Essence of True AltruismCreative Social and Digital ConnectivityCSR and ESG connectionsCurated service parties for supportCare kit production and distribution
Passport to Impact: Transformative Travel Experiences featuring Kevin Spykerman
Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences not only spin the world but also craft enduring memories and fuel meaningful impact.
January 25, 2024 - Episode # 120: Passport to Impact: Transformative Travel Experiences featuring Kevin Spykerman
Auctions wield immense fundraising power for nonprofits, yet their logistics can be overwhelming. Enter travel experiences, the prized jewels of auctions, raffles, and sweepstakes, injecting excitement into both online and in-person events. They captivate supporters, drive impressive bids, and create unforgettable moments. However, crafting an enticing travel package demands intricate details, posing a risk for nonprofits. The good news: risk-free options exist, allowing nonprofits to effortlessly fundraise while focusing on revenue maximization.
On Raise Nation Radio, Kevin Spykerman, Director of Business Development at Auction Packages, unravels the nuances of elevating fundraising through travel consignment. With a rich 17-year background, he shares pivotal insights, emphasizing factors like diversified auction travel portfolios, risk-free experiences, no upfront costs, and streamlined planning and booking. Kevin outlines key considerations for engaging travel consignment providers, including fundraising expertise, a solid track record, consultative services, and trust.
Travel is more than an auction element; it’s the gateway to impactful and sustained fundraising success. Now, wow supporters and boost bids without breaking a sweat!
In this episode:
Travel Optimization Strategies for Year-Round Revenue
Effective Offerings of Multiples
Dispelling Consignment Myths
Trends in Hot Travel Destinations
Kevin’s Exciting Raise Conference Announcement
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