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The Development Debrief Kathryn Van Sickle

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Podcast by Kathryn Van Sickle *The views on this podcast are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/devdebrief/support

    141. Looking forward and looking back

    141. Looking forward and looking back

    This is a two-part episode but the two parts are inextricably linked. The first is looking back at the past six months—and the second is looking forward and creating visions of an ideal future.

     

    Part 1 is a six month update on my time in New Haven and at Yale!

    Part 2 is a 5-step process at creating a vision board, a tradition of mine...


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    140. Chad Paris: The Making of Parisleaf

    140. Chad Paris: The Making of Parisleaf

    First and foremost, Happy Birthday to today's guest, Chad Paris!



    Ever wondered how a campaign is born? How firms get started? What matters most with communications? Chad Paris tells us about his firm, Parisleaf and how it has grown into an international brand and digital partner working with a wide array of non-profits.



    With over 15 years of experience in brand, digital, and
    fundraising, Chad is the CEO of Parisleaf, a branding agency that helps nonprofits fund progress through branding their major fundraising campaigns. His passion is in making connections - between humans, or between seemingly disparate pieces of a puzzle. Chad has dedicated his career to brands that are changing the world. As CEO, he supports the firm's ultimate ambition - to help their partners raise $25B by the end of the decade.


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    139. Elizabeth Hines: Investing in Generations

    139. Elizabeth Hines: Investing in Generations

    Liz comes from a family of story tellers. This week we learn about how she found her voice as a communications specialist, a trustee, and so much more. Liz tells us how her education impacted her and lead her to write about her great uncle and philanthropist, A.G. Gaston. His investment is his family and ultimately her- is an inspiring story. Liz sights “movement moments” and her mentors along the way.

    Throughout her career, Ms. Hines has dedicated herself to helping non-profits grow, in part by serving on the boards of a wide variety of organizations, including: The Third Wave Fund, The Women’s Media Center Advisory Board, LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today), People’s Production House and The Independent Media Institute. In 2018, Hines was named a fellow of the New World Foundation, where she oversaw the organization’s research on the state of local media, investigating opportunities to support local journalism and journalists in the face of widespread media corporatization.

     Ms. Hines holds a B.A. from Yale University and conducted her graduate studies at Harvard University. She lives in New York with her partner and their three children.


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    • 42 min
    138. Brandon Baker: From 10M to 1B

    138. Brandon Baker: From 10M to 1B

    This weeks episode explores what is looks like to work for a younger institution and realize exciting potential, the way that our guest combined a variety of skills for his current role, and the critical aspect of leadership along the way.

    Brandon Baker is the associate senior vice president for University Advancement at the University of Southern California (USC) where he works across campus on principal and transformational gift opportunities. Baker has experience in launching and leading campaigns and prior to joining USC, Brandon spearheaded the $400 million Tomorrow Demands Today Campaign at the RAND Corporation.

    Baker previously served as assistant dean of external affairs at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. He and his team were responsible for a $250 million goal as part of the school's campaign, a component of UCLA's $4.2 billion effort.

    He has more than sixteen years of experience in both public and private higher education institutions. He also served as a development director at Villanova University and Columbia University Graduate Business School. Baker holds an M.A. in higher education administration from New York University and a B.S. in biology from The University of Tennessee Southern.


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    • 42 min
    137. Anna Schlia: Providing a Framework

    137. Anna Schlia: Providing a Framework

    This week, my guest and I explore the concept of academic research in the field of fundraising. We dig into donor motivation and ways in which scholarly research can help provide framework and clarity of thinking.

    Frontline fundraiser, researcher of donor inclinations, and status quo breaker, Anna Schlia is an expert in philanthropy research, principal and major gifts, program building, and executive leadership coaching. Relentlessly inquisitive about nonprofit institutions and the donors who support them, Anna is an emerging philanthropy scholar. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester studying philanthropy for higher education.


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    136. Anna Dugan: Next Generation Fundraising

    136. Anna Dugan: Next Generation Fundraising

    This week, I talk with Anna Dugan about her work with next generation donors at Carnegie Hall. Since I knew her there, she has moved on to work at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Anna talks about building a pipeline program, answers why younger donors want more metrics and data, and explains why creating a feeling with events must always go back to the mission.  



    Anna Dugan is a frontline fundraiser with a passion for helping people actualize their philanthropic goals. She is currently Senior Associate Director of Development at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, working with a variety of specialties, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Geriatric Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Acquired Brain Injury, and DEIB initiatives.


    Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, she spent seven years at Carnegie Hall in a variety of roles, including individual giving fundraising, stewardship, and events. She attended Columbia University, The Juilliard School, and Manhattan School of Music and performed for many years as a professional musician.



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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Colin1777 ,

Amazing

So interesting! a great podcast filled with valuable tools and talking points for Development Professionals 😎

Liz M.F. ,

Fantastic, real-world advice for fundraisers

I’ve been in a development for a few years and recently moved into major gifts. I started looking for resources to help guide me, and I found this wonderful podcast. Kathryn chooses great topics and finds smart guest with actionable advice that I can bring to my work. Check it out!

OPGirl ,

Thought-provoking and timely

The Development Debrief podcast provides a wonderful venue for learning about some of the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by fundraising professionals. Kathryn Van Sickle is a natural interviewer, able to draw insightful comments out of each of her guests. Highly recommended.

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