144 episodes

Tired of doing things the same. way. every. year? The Cause+Effect Podcast, brought to you by the Dunham Podcast Network, is a fresh voice that breaks down the latest fundraising trends, leadership lessons and the ups and downs of the nonprofit industry. Our host Trent Dunham talks to a variety of guests with effective strategies and stories that inspire us. The goal? Increased effectiveness for more impact.

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Tired of doing things the same. way. every. year? The Cause+Effect Podcast, brought to you by the Dunham Podcast Network, is a fresh voice that breaks down the latest fundraising trends, leadership lessons and the ups and downs of the nonprofit industry. Our host Trent Dunham talks to a variety of guests with effective strategies and stories that inspire us. The goal? Increased effectiveness for more impact.

    The Current State of Generosity

    The Current State of Generosity

    Donors give to organizations and ministries that they trust, to leaders that they trust, and where they think their donations will make a difference. Taped at Dunham+Company’s Annual Summit, Trent and Rick Dunham are joined by Una Osili to discuss the current landscape of generosity, current trends, and future expectations around non-profit giving.

    Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a global expert on philanthropy with more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across the public and private sectors.

    • 22 min
    How Your Leadership Should Change as Your Organization Grows

    How Your Leadership Should Change as Your Organization Grows

    Organizations go through different phases of growth, but not every phase requires the same type of leadership to experience success.

    In this episode, popular podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof and Trent Dunham discuss three different kinds of leadership that are necessary for three very distinct phases of organizational growth.

    Listen today to discover if your leadership lines up with the phase of growth your organization is in.

    • 31 min
    Ten Trends to Watch in 2024

    Ten Trends to Watch in 2024

    Captured live from the Dunham+Company 2024 Summit in Anaheim, California, Trent Dunham reveals ten trends that ministries should be preparing for in the new year. This includes the increased use of text as a communications medium (including fundraising), the reality of AI and its impact, the continued fragmentation of audiences, and more!

    • 41 min
    Using Video to Tell Your Story

    Using Video to Tell Your Story

    It is simply impossible for a ministry to reach its full impact without utilizing video as a key component of the messaging. In our latest episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, we dive into the dynamic world of video storytelling for ministries and its pivotal role in fundraising.

    Dan Sumpter, Chief Creative Officer, and Nils Smith, Chief Strategist for Social Media and Innovation, join Trent Dunham to showcase the unique power of video in capturing and conveying ministry impact and creating a deeper emotional connection with audiences. You’ll gain valuable insights on creating compelling video content that vividly brings your ministry's mission to life and effectively boosts fundraising efforts. And you’ll learn how to harness the transformative power of visual storytelling to uplift and inspire your ministry's community and move them to their deepest level of engagement with your organization.

    • 28 min
    How Leveraging Technology is a Key to a Leader's Freedom

    How Leveraging Technology is a Key to a Leader's Freedom

    Most leaders want to avoid focusing time and resources on their technology infrastructure, yet it is likely the secret to freeing up more time and resources to fulfill ministry goals. In this episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, Trent Dunham is joined by Danielle Rice, Chief Technology Officer at Dunham+Company, to explore how robust and healthy technology infrastructure can help ministries more effectively spread their message, connect with followers, streamline operations, create digitally secure environments, and steward resources – both time and money. In this current digital age, a robust technology foundation is an essential tool for empowering ministries to reach their desired audience and fulfill their unique mission.

    • 26 min
    How Your Website Can Enhance Your Ministry Impact

    How Your Website Can Enhance Your Ministry Impact

    No ministry can reach its maximum impact without a great website that is easy to use and engages the user.

    On this episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, Nils Smith, Chief Strategist for Social Media and Innovation, and Madison Delage, Associate Director of Digital Strategy, join the show to explore the essential elements and changing technology involved in website development. Listeners will hear how a great website must connect with donors, provide transparency, and be the primary tool that communicates a ministry's core message and ultimately, enhances the ministry's effectiveness and impact.

    Everyone knows that having a great website is a non-negotiable and now you will have the tools to get it done!

    • 32 min

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