36 episodes

Welcome to The Intentional Fundraiser, an original podcast by Fundraising Transformed.

My name is Tammy Zonker, host of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, and Founder and President of Fundraising Transformed, and contributing writer for NonProfit PRO.

This is the podcast where I equip and empower amazing nonprofit fundraising pros just like you to transform your fundraising so you can transform the world. I'll be sharing fundraising insights, strategies, and inspiration you can use to skyrocket your fundraising results!

We’ll also share new, focused, highly relevant interviews about the trends, best practices, and questions that matter most right now.

Oh, and be warned - you may hear a rant every now and then. Just say'n!

So you don't miss a single episode, visit https://bit.ly/SubscribeTIFPodcast and subscribe today to The Intentional Fundraiser with Tammy Zonker Podcast!

You’ll then be one of the first to know when I publish the newest episode.

And if you like my podcast, write a review on Apple Podcast or Google and share it with someone who may benefit from everything I share on the podcast.

I appreciate you, and what it takes to be an Intentional Fundraiser.

Talk soon!

Tammy Zonker
Fundraising Strategist & Keynote Speaker

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Welcome to The Intentional Fundraiser, an original podcast by Fundraising Transformed.

My name is Tammy Zonker, host of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, and Founder and President of Fundraising Transformed, and contributing writer for NonProfit PRO.

This is the podcast where I equip and empower amazing nonprofit fundraising pros just like you to transform your fundraising so you can transform the world. I'll be sharing fundraising insights, strategies, and inspiration you can use to skyrocket your fundraising results!

We’ll also share new, focused, highly relevant interviews about the trends, best practices, and questions that matter most right now.

Oh, and be warned - you may hear a rant every now and then. Just say'n!

So you don't miss a single episode, visit https://bit.ly/SubscribeTIFPodcast and subscribe today to The Intentional Fundraiser with Tammy Zonker Podcast!

You’ll then be one of the first to know when I publish the newest episode.

And if you like my podcast, write a review on Apple Podcast or Google and share it with someone who may benefit from everything I share on the podcast.

I appreciate you, and what it takes to be an Intentional Fundraiser.

Talk soon!

Tammy Zonker
Fundraising Strategist & Keynote Speaker

    Transform23 Highlights, Insights & Takeaways

    Transform23 Highlights, Insights & Takeaways

    One week ago today, on January 25, 2023, the Fundraising Transformed team hosted Transform23 – our first annual Fundraising Transformation Virtual Summit. It was phenomenal. Not flawless, but phenomenal.
    My heart is still so very full. In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I want to unpack that experience for you for a number of reasons.
    First, there were ten incredible speakers sharing exceptional research, insights, and innovations. I want to share a few of the highlights with you and let you know where you can get free access to a collection of the recordings.Many of you stayed for the marathon of a day starting at 9 AM and ending at 8:15 PM eastern. Some of you would come-and-go based on your affinity for the speaker and interest in the topic. Some of you attended as you were able, based on your schedule. Some of you just couldn’t attend. Your schedule wouldn’t allow you to participate. Or the time zone didn’t work for you. Or you simply couldn’t get registered. I mean, we only had 1,000 spots available. In fact, so many people reached out after we reached our maximum of a thousand attendees, asking “can you pleeeeeease get me in?” – as a result, we expanded registration to 1,400.Secondly, I want to unpack Transform23 to give you a glimpse behind the scenes. Just like you with your fundraising events, so often there are unexpected bumps along the way that your guests would never be aware of – and you rose to the occasion.I want to pull back the curtain and tell you about those unexpected challenges, and how they were eventually resolved by surrounding ourselves with a great community, our collective tenacity, and frankly a lot of grace.It happens to all of us, and it’s completely survivable. Believe in your ability to figure things out.And lastly, I have a lot of people to thank. And some additional free resources for you from our incredible speakers and sponsors.
    Take a listen.
    Resources mentioned in this episode Join our Transformers community and get free access to the Transform23 collection of recordings and slides
    The Executive Summary for ‘Meaningful Philanthropy in the 21st Century: The Role of Self’
    Free Digital Copy of Human-Centered Communication
    Create a free BombBomb account for nonprofits
    Transform23 session notes captured and produced by Charissa Burns Studio.
    Book the amazing Dileonte Jones to perform at your next event
    Get notified when we open registration for Transform24
     
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for being a sponsor of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast.
    Bloomerang gathers the best tools, resources, and people in a single place and, through its donor management platform, empowers nonprofit organizations like yours to carry out their missions.
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    • 31 min
    Good is for Everyone: Corporate Philanthropy Then, Now & Future.

    Good is for Everyone: Corporate Philanthropy Then, Now & Future.

    In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, I'm talking with Rachel Hutchisson, Rachel is a champion for social good.
    Rachel is a social impact leader with expertise in strategic communications, philanthropy and ESG (environmental, social and governance).
    Until very recently, she served as VP of Global Social Responsibility at Blackbaud, leading the company’s social impact investments and sustainability and helping the company’s 3,300 associates be Agents of Good. A position she recently left.
    She’s committed to the core philosophy that “good is for everyone,” being a champion for positive change, and inspiring individuals to integrate service into their personal and professional development.
    Rachel brings experience in marketing, brand communications, corporate culture and strategic relationships to her role. She built Blackbaud’s CSR program from the ground up, leveraging her deep experience working at the intersection of business and nonprofits.
    She served as the Chair of the Blackbaud’s Senior Women’s Leadership Council, as well as a member of the ESG Steering Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Council.
    She is a Riley Fellow, having attended Furman’s Diversity Leadership Institute, and has participated in both phases of the Racial Equity Institute training, hosted by the YWCA.
    She is Past Board Chair of The Giving Institute and serves on the board of Common Impact.
    She previously served on the boards of AFP International, the Coastal Community Foundation, the Blackbaud Giving Fund and Learning to Give.
    Her Tedx talk “The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending” is available on the TEDx YouTube channel. We’ll include links in the show notes.
    Resources mentioned in this episode The Generosity Commission
    The Generosity Commission Research Reports
    The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending
    Six New Rules of Business by Judy Samuelson
    AFP International Conference
    Blackbaud
     
    Connect with our guest onlineTwitter / Linkedin 
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for being a sponsor of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast.
    Bloomerang gathers the best tools, resources, and people in a single place and, through its donor management platform, empowers nonprofit organizations like yours to carry out their missions.
    Learn how First Tee of Greater Akron doubled its unique donors, improved donor stewardship, and raised more funds in the first year with...

    • 50 min
    The Case for Crypto: What We Can Learn from Challenging Times

    The Case for Crypto: What We Can Learn from Challenging Times

    Happy 2023 and welcome back to The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast! Today we’re talking with Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block about The Case for Crypto: What we can learn from challenging times.
    The Giving Block is the leading Crypto Philanthropy platform that connects nonprofits with crypto donors. Alex oversees The Giving Block’s growth in several areas, including: 
    technological innovationcrypto and financial partnerships and institutional giving
    I have to give a shout out to Alex and entire team at The Giving Block. They committed in a big way to our Transform23 Virtual Fundraising Summit as our top sponsor. 
    It’s their transformational sponsorship along with others who enable us to offer ten world-class, expert speakers to you for free. If you haven’t registered yet, and you want to attend, register soon. We only have about a hundred of our 1,000 spots remaining. Mark your calendar for January 25th from 9 AM to 8:15 PM ET. Stay all day (to get maximum benefit) or come and go as you need based on the speaker, topic, and your availability. You can register at fundraisingtransformed.com/transform23. We’ll include that link in the show notes too.
    Alex’s background is in management consulting, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies for emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain, and cryptocurrency. 
    As he went down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole, he and his Co-Founder, Pat Duffy, discovered a need for nonprofits to tap into the growing crypto donor demographic.
    Alex graduated from Wake Forest University School of Business, with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Enterprise Management and a concentration in International Business.
    Take a listen.
    Resources mentioned in this episode Bitcoin Billionaire by Ben Mezrich
    Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising by Anne Connelly & Jason Shim
    Consensus Conference 2023 – April 26-28 Austin Texas
    Register free for Transform23 aka Fundraising Transformation Virtual Summit
    Connect with our guest onlineTwitter / Linkedin / Website 
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for being a sponsor of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast.
    Bloomerang gathers the best tools, resources, and people in a single place and, through its donor management platform, empowers nonprofit organizations like yours to carry out their missions.
    Learn how First Tee of Greater Akron doubled its unique donors, improved donor stewardship, and raised more funds in the first year with Bloomerang.
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    • 30 min
    The Science of Happiness & Gratitude

    The Science of Happiness & Gratitude

    In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I want to talk with you about gratitude and happiness today. There have been a lot of articles and a couple of great new books published on the topic recently.
    Just this week Time magazine published two articles, “The Daily Habits of Happiness Experts” and “How to Make Gratitude Feel Less Like a Chore.”
    At the start of the new year just about a week ago, The New York Times issued a 7-day Happiness Challenge to kick off the New Year. Subscribers to their Wellness e-newsletter were invited to sign up for the challenge. They sent one exercise a day to your inbox to cultivate happiness. You’ll find links to these articles and the books I’ll be referencing in the show notes.
    And just a few days ago SIMON & SCHUSTER published a book called, “The Good Life: Lessons from the world’s longest scientific study of Happiness” by authors Robert Waldinger, MD and Marc Schulz, Ph.D. It was an 85-year study of the same people. They followed more than 2,000 people, across 2- generations, asking the question what makes people happy? I mean really happy.
    We all want to be happy, right? Take a listen.
    Resources mentioned in this episode New York Times 7-Day Happiness Challenge
    Time Magazine “How to Make Gratitude Feel Less Like a Chore”
    The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Largest Scientific Study of Happiness
    Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin
    The Happiness Project with Gretchen Rubin
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for being a sponsor of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast.
    Bloomerang gathers the best tools, resources, and people in a single place and, through its donor management platform, empowers nonprofit organizations like yours to carry out their missions.
    Learn how First Tee of Greater Akron doubled its unique donors, improved donor stewardship, and raised more funds in the first year with Bloomerang.
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    • 32 min
    A Conversation with AFP Global's New Board Chair

    A Conversation with AFP Global's New Board Chair

    In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I’m talking with Birgit Burton. I have to say, I love this woman! She’s an incredible human. An enchanting storyteller. And a source of knowledge and inspiration in my life, and I’m so grateful for her.
    I have the great privilege of serving as faculty alongside Birgit with the Institute for Charitable Giving. I learn something new every single time I hear her speak or sit down with her over a meal.
    Moreover, Birgit is Chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global Board. She has the distinction of being the first African American woman in AFP’s 60-year history to serve in this role.
    She is the Founder and Executive Director of African American Development Officers Network (AADO), which she launched at Georgia Tech in 1998 to provide professional development, education, employment support, mentorship, and networking opportunities for African American fundraisers. 
    Resources mentioned in this episode Collecting Courage
    The Philanthropic Covenant with Black America
    Five Minutes for Fundraising
    AFP IDEA
    Assessment of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access For Fundraising Professionals
     
    Connect with our guest onlineTwitter / Instagram / Linkedin / Facebook / Website / Email
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for sponsoring this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser.
    Learn why Fundraisers love using Bloomerang and grab your copy of the 13 Lucky Year-End Fundraising Tips ebook.
    It's not too early to start developing a strategy for the...

    • 58 min
    How to Be a Good Fundraising Ancestor

    How to Be a Good Fundraising Ancestor

    In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I’m talking with my dear friend Clay Buck about his keynote How to Be a Good Fundraising Ancestor, about the people he met, and why this was such a transformative experience.
    Resources mentioned in this episode The Good Ancestor
    Designs for Fundraising
    The Spirituality of Fundraising
    From Scarcity to Abundance: Mapping the Generosity Eco-System
     
    Connect with our guest onlineTwitter / Linkedin / Website / Email
    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORThank you to our friends at Bloomerang for sponsoring this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser.
    Learn why Fundraisers love using Bloomerang and grab your copy of the 13 Lucky Year-End Fundraising Tips ebook.
    It's not too early to start developing a strategy for the end of 2022. Give yourself ample time to plan all the elements of your year-end campaign. Campaigns take time. Early planning can benefit your organization and set you up for year-end success.
    Download your free copy of 13 Lucky Year-End Fundraising Tips now.
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AJinIndy ,

Finally! A real development podcast!

To my fellow fundraisers or those of you considering joining this rewarding work: this is a podcast that actually adds capacity to your work through meaningful conversations with relatable guests, expert advice from Tammy as the host AND (yes, there is more) tools and ideas that you can hit the ground running with.

I’ve listened to nearly every podcast and there’s good reason for that: I can listen to this perfectly timed podcast while driving, working or walking. It’s also relatable because it’s filled with real life nuggets of insight and data that I can really use as a fundraiser, from guests that I feel like I’ve know my entire career.

Do yourself a favor. Subscribe and start listening!

Jonathan MZ ,

Leading the Way in Fundraisng

After seeing Tammy present multiple times, I knew when she launched a podcast it would be good! She’s a fundraiser superstar who brings on other amazing people in the field. She also has a great way to engage her guests and ask questions that advance Philanthropy and equity in our sector.

WagonDale ,

Relevant, Riveting & Resourceful

Growing up we were taught and followed the 3R’s now as professional adults we follow and learn from a new trio of R’s and Tammy Zonker and Fundraising Transformed. Every episode of the Intentional Fundraiser leaves me invigorated, energized, and ready to take on that never-ending task list. Additionally the quick fire questions and answers at the end have added several books to my resource library.

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