10 episodes

In every community, nonprofits compete for a narrow pool of supporters. Many struggle to stand out and make their case the most compelling a funder will hear. What is the difference that will allow your nonprofit to reach fundraising goals and ultimately achieve financial sustainability? That's exactly what this podcast will address! In each 15-20 minute episode, we'll interview fundraising industry experts from all sides of the table and discuss what has made the difference in major investments, feasibility studies, and successful capital campaigns. We hope to provide you with tips, trends, and topics that make you think and help your nonprofit grow in 2020 and beyond.

The Difference: Nonprofit Fundraising in a For-Profit World Unknown

    • Non-Profit
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In every community, nonprofits compete for a narrow pool of supporters. Many struggle to stand out and make their case the most compelling a funder will hear. What is the difference that will allow your nonprofit to reach fundraising goals and ultimately achieve financial sustainability? That's exactly what this podcast will address! In each 15-20 minute episode, we'll interview fundraising industry experts from all sides of the table and discuss what has made the difference in major investments, feasibility studies, and successful capital campaigns. We hope to provide you with tips, trends, and topics that make you think and help your nonprofit grow in 2020 and beyond.

    Marketing Your Community Now

    Marketing Your Community Now

    This episode tackles the important question of how and what to market now for your community. We're joined by Colleen Walton from Brand Acceleration, an economic-development focused marketing firm. Colleen shares some stories, tips, and advice for...

    • 23 min
    Seeing Your World and The People in It Differently

    Seeing Your World and The People in It Differently

    "Every single day, we get the opportunity to do better." Convergent Project Director Pam Reid shares her perspective and thoughtful advice with us in this episode. A successful nonprofit leader, fundraiser, and best-selling author, Pam's experience and...

    • 23 min
    Fundraising in Uncertain Times

    Fundraising in Uncertain Times

    This episode takes a look back at fundraising during the Great Recession of 2008-2010. Doug Croft was running the Thomasville Chamber in North Carolina and Dennis Hinkle led the Greater Burlington Partnership in Iowa at that time. Both were involved in...

    • 32 min
    COVID-19 and the Community: Will Local Economies Recover?

    COVID-19 and the Community: Will Local Economies Recover?

    International Economic Development Council President and CEO Jeff Finkle joins Convergent Principal Andy Coe in this episode to discuss economic development across the nation and the important work communities are doing to recover from the COVID-19...

    • 24 min
    COVID-19 and Nonprofits: Leadership and Connection

    COVID-19 and Nonprofits: Leadership and Connection

    "Buildings may be closed, but our work does not end."Serving the community has been a cornerstone of the YMCA's mission and history nationwide. Today is no different. Convergent's Len Romano talks to YMCA of Metro North CEO Kathleen Walsh and YMCA of...

    • 46 min
    COVID-19 and Nonprofits: Continuing Your Mission Today

    COVID-19 and Nonprofits: Continuing Your Mission Today

    "During a time of crisis, you see people step up and stand up to help."The City Misson in Cleveland, Ohio has served the community for over 100 years with homeless and women's shelters. They are facing the worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus with grace...

    • 20 min

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