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Black fund development professionals and fundraisers bring invaluable perspective to their roles, especially within nonprofit agencies serving the Black community. Unfortunately, their perspective isn’t always welcomed, heard, or celebrated in their workplaces. Tune in to hear Black fundraisers shed light on challenges they face in the workplace, how they are responding to and overcoming those challenges to achieve success.

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Black fund development professionals and fundraisers bring invaluable perspective to their roles, especially within nonprofit agencies serving the Black community. Unfortunately, their perspective isn’t always welcomed, heard, or celebrated in their workplaces. Tune in to hear Black fundraisers shed light on challenges they face in the workplace, how they are responding to and overcoming those challenges to achieve success.

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    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Toolkit Part 3: Your #GivingTuesday Roadmap

    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Toolkit Part 3: Your #GivingTuesday Roadmap

    ABOUT THE BLACK FUNDRAISERS' PODCAST

    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 21-year Nonprofit Fundraiser and Marketer. To learn more about Kia’s work or to connect with her, visit www.kiacroom.com.

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Kiacroom

    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    Throughout the nonprofit universe, Jessica is known as one of the industry’s most dynamic and exciting fundraisers. She’s admired for her ability to pull truth and actionable recommendations from raw data, for her determination to seize every challenge as an opportunity, and for her bedrock belief that “best practices” are only the launching point for the results-boosting advances she creates. 

    While Jessica started in the industry long before this whole “world wide web” thing — helping her clients raise more than $30 million a year — she has quickly developed a reputation for not only her direct mail prowess but her digital acumen as well. 

    To learn more about The Harrington Agency visit: https://theharringtonagency.com/



    Here are the resources Jessica shared

    1. Giving Tuesday official site, with logos and ideas -- https://www.givingtuesday.org/ ; here’s the specific link for agencies/organizations: https://www.givingtuesday.org/givingtuesday-toolkit-for-nonprofits/

    2. Giving Tuesday resources from different vendors (while they are trying to sell product, there are always some good nuggets of information):

    a. https://www.classy.org/giving-tuesday/

    b. https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/giving-tuesday-toolkit

    c. https://bloomerang.co/blog/givingtuesday/

    3. Giving Tuesday “201” quiz – https://mrxx7zvrxlw.typeform.com/to/RCiIF95q



    Jessica has also offered complimentary 20 min sessions to help you maximize your GivingTuesday efforts.



    https://calendly.com/jessica-tha/giving-tuesday-prep-session


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    • 52 min
    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Toolkit Part 2: A step-by-step guide to help you to crush #Giving Tuesday

    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Toolkit Part 2: A step-by-step guide to help you to crush #Giving Tuesday

    Fundraising Tech resources and tactical strategies for agencies interested in launching an omnichannel fundraising strategy for #Giving Tuesday.



    ABOUT THE BLACK FUNDRAISERS' PODCAST

    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 21-year Nonprofit Fundraiser, and  Marketer. To learn more about Kia’s work or to connect with her, visit www.kiacroom.com.

    Email the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast with suggestions for show topics, inquiries, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com.

    Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Blackfundraiserspodcast



    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    David Schwab, a natural storyteller, mission-driven mentor, and avid learner, lives out his passion professionally as Funraise's Director of Growth Marketing. 

    Skilled in Nonprofit Fundraising, Direct Response Marketing, Entertainment, Digital, Social Media, and Influencer Marketing, David has learned that there's always a story to be told—and a unique way to tell it.

    Connect David 

    Email: David@funraise.org

    Phone: 714-717-2474

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlschwab/



    Resources and Freebies

    Download the #Giving Tuesday Toolkit here: https://bit.ly/3rsWq4w

    Access a *Free* version of Funraise here: https://bit.ly/3ro3mjs 






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    • 36 min
    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Kit Part 1: The Do's and Don'ts for Direct Response Appeals

    The Nonprofit End-of-Year Survival Kit Part 1: The Do's and Don'ts for Direct Response Appeals

    ABOUT THE BLACK FUNDRAISERS' PODCAST



    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 21-year Nonprofit Fundraiser, and Marketer. To learn more about Kia’s work or to connect with her, visit www.kiacroom.com.

    Email the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast with suggestions for show topics, inquiries, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com.

    Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Blackfundraiserspodcast



    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    With an agency background spanning three decades, Tedd Aurelius adds to SG360’s expertise in developing and executing innovative direct marketing strategies that improve the marketing performance of its clients. As the VP of Strategic Services, Tedd leads the account and creative teams where he applies his insights to create new and enhanced client relationships while helping clients achieve measurable results. Tedd’s goal is to help brands create an emotional connection with their prospects and customers by developing One-to-One communications that truly engage, change behavior, and make the cash register ring.


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    • 37 min
    A Personal Racial Reckoning: A white male fundraiser shares his commitment to equity, inclusion, and supporting Black Fundraisers

    A Personal Racial Reckoning: A white male fundraiser shares his commitment to equity, inclusion, and supporting Black Fundraisers

    Jeff Schreifels, Principal of the Veritus Group, shares how George Floyd's murder prompted him to do the inward work necessary to champion equity and inclusion and build an anti-racist organization.

    ABOUT THE BLACK FUNDRAISERS' PODCAST

    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 21-year Nonprofit Fundraiser, and  Marketer. To learn more about Kia’s work or to connect with her, visit www.kiacroom.com.

    Email the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast with suggestions for show topics, inquiries, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com.

    Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Blackfundraiserspodcast





    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    For more than 25 years, Jeff Schreifels has been developing, planning, and executing strategic fundraising and marketing programs. He’s served as Development Director at several nonprofits and was Senior Strategy Director at The Domain Group, where he helped to develop record-setting fundraising programs for the agency’s largest clients.



    REGISTER FOR “HOW TO START A MAJOR GIFT PROGRAM”

    The six-week virtual fundraising course launches Wednesday, October 11th. Black female fundraisers Kia Croom and Renita Tyson will co-facilitate the course via several live sessions. The cost is $99.00

    Register here:  https://lnkd.in/etzEpnR5

    LISTEN

    Listen to Kia and Jeff’s previous discussion on the Veritus Group’s “Nothing But Major Gifts” Podcast here: https://anchor.fm/veritusgroup/episodes/Supporting-Black--Brown-Fundraisers-in-the-Non-Profit-Sector-e1i9iu7/a-a7t4hnk



    To learn more about the Veritus Group’s Consulting services and training, visit: https://veritusgroup.com/




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    • 36 min
    Development Strat-talk: Having Courageous Conversations about Race & Racism: A How-to w/ the Authors of Courageous Discomfort

    Development Strat-talk: Having Courageous Conversations about Race & Racism: A How-to w/ the Authors of Courageous Discomfort

    ABOUT THE BLACK FUNDRAISERS' PODCAST

    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 21-year Nonprofit Fundraiser and  Marketer. To learn more about Kia’s work or to connect with her, visit www.kiacroom.com.

    Email the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast with suggestions for show topics, inquiries, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com.

    Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Blackfundraiserspodcast

    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman are co-authors of “Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism - 20 Questions and Answers for Becoming a Better Advocate.”

    Learn more about the book and the authors at https://www.courageousdiscomfort.com/

    Shanterra McBride is an author, preacher, speaker, teacher, and founder of MARVELOUS UNIVERSITY, a social enterprise that offers life coaching and success planning for young people, specializing in leadership development for girls and young women. Her expertise encompasses everything from youth development, and youth needs to diversity and inclusion, and allyship.

    She is the author of Love Your Jiggle: The Girls’ Guide to Being Marvelous, an inspirational book for girls ages 11- 17. 

    Shanterra earned her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. She obtained her bachelor’s degrees from SMU in public affairs & corporate communications and sociology and was awarded the Profiles in Leadership Award.

    Rosalind Wiseman is the co-founder of Cultures of Dignity, an organization that shifts how communities think about our physical and emotional well-being by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities–young people, educators, policymakers, and business and political leaders.

    She is the author of multiple New York Times Bestselling books, including Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls, and Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life.

    National media regularly depends on Wiseman’s expertise in ethical leadership, conflict, media literacy, youth culture, parenting, and bullying prevention. Wiseman has served on many federal and local advisory boards and speaks throughout the US and abroad.


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    • 52 min
    Philanthropy Table Talks: Fighting STEM Inequity & Effecting Social Justice through Corporate Philanthropy

    Philanthropy Table Talks: Fighting STEM Inequity & Effecting Social Justice through Corporate Philanthropy

    The Black Fundraisers' Podcast was founded in 2021 by Kia Croom, a 20-year nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy leader. To learn more about Kia’s work, or to connect with her visit www.kiacroom.com.

    We encourage you to email the Black Fundraisers’ Podcast with suggestions for show topics, inquiries, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities at Blackfundraiserspodcast@gmail.com. Subscribe to the Black Fundraisers' Podcast wherever podcasts are available

    Connect with us on IG & YouTube @Blackfundraiserspodcast



    ABOUT TODAY’S GUEST

    Robert Simmons III, EdD is the Head of Social Impact & STEM for Micron Technology and the Micron Foundation. Robert leads a social impact portfolio that centers STEM equity, racial equity, economic empowerment, and food insecurity. During his career, Robert has served in senior leadership roles in the nonprofit sector and as the Chief of Innovation and Research in the DC Public Schools. 

    A former middle school science teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, Robert was nominated twice as the Walt Disney National Teacher of the Year and once for the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Foundation Outstanding Educator Award. As a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation and the Fulbright Memorial Fund, Robert traveled to Costa Rica and Japan to study educational systems and conduct environmental research in the rainforest. Selected for the Outstanding Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University and the BE Modern Man Award from Black Enterprise, Robert remains committed to social justice and racial 

    Contact Robert Simmons at: robertsimmon@micron.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-simmons-iii-edd-2179957/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_simmons3

    Learn more about the Micron Foundation’s Charitable Giving here: https://www.micron.com/gives


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    • 40 min

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