82 episodes

Welcome to The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, hosted by Tammy Zonker.

If you're passionate about making a positive impact in the world through your work in the nonprofit sector, this podcast is tailor-made for you. I'm here to equip and empower fundraising pros and nonprofit leaders, just like you, with the insights and inspiration you need to elevate your fundraising game and, in turn, transform the world.

In each episode, I dive deep into the world of fundraising, sharing valuable insights, strategies, and success stories that you can immediately put to use to supercharge your fundraising results. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something here for everyone.

We don't stop at theories and concepts; we bring you focused, highly relevant interviews that explore the latest trends, best practices, and answers to the burning questions that matter most in the nonprofit sector today. You'll get the inside scoop on what's working, what's changing, and how you can stay ahead of the game.

And let me give you fair warning – I'm not afraid to go on a little rant every now and then. Sometimes, a passionate discussion is just what we need to spark those new ideas and innovations.

Ready to dive in? Check out our latest episodes right here. Make sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a single episode – trust me, you won't want to!

Join our community of fundraising enthusiasts who are all on a mission to make the world a better place, one episode at a time.

Thank you for being a part of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast community!

With heaps of gratitude,
Tammy Zonker
Major Gift Expert & Keynote Speaker

The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast Tammy Zonker

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Welcome to The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, hosted by Tammy Zonker.

If you're passionate about making a positive impact in the world through your work in the nonprofit sector, this podcast is tailor-made for you. I'm here to equip and empower fundraising pros and nonprofit leaders, just like you, with the insights and inspiration you need to elevate your fundraising game and, in turn, transform the world.

In each episode, I dive deep into the world of fundraising, sharing valuable insights, strategies, and success stories that you can immediately put to use to supercharge your fundraising results. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something here for everyone.

We don't stop at theories and concepts; we bring you focused, highly relevant interviews that explore the latest trends, best practices, and answers to the burning questions that matter most in the nonprofit sector today. You'll get the inside scoop on what's working, what's changing, and how you can stay ahead of the game.

And let me give you fair warning – I'm not afraid to go on a little rant every now and then. Sometimes, a passionate discussion is just what we need to spark those new ideas and innovations.

Ready to dive in? Check out our latest episodes right here. Make sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a single episode – trust me, you won't want to!

Join our community of fundraising enthusiasts who are all on a mission to make the world a better place, one episode at a time.

Thank you for being a part of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast community!

With heaps of gratitude,
Tammy Zonker
Major Gift Expert & Keynote Speaker

    Bridging Crypto and Causes: Shaping the Next Era of Giving

    Bridging Crypto and Causes: Shaping the Next Era of Giving

    Ever wondered how cryptocurrency is transforming the world of philanthropy? Join me in exploring this fascinating topic in my latest podcast episode featuring Pat Duffy, Co-Founder of The Giving Block. In this enlightening conversation, we uncover:
    The significant growth of crypto donations and its implications for nonprofits.Insights into the demographics of crypto donors and how organizations can engage them effectively.Practical tips and strategies for embracing crypto philanthropy and maximizing fundraising efforts.
    Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and stay ahead of the curve in fundraising! Tune in now and share the episode with your fellow fundraisers and nonprofit leaders.
    Let's revolutionize the way supporters give to the causes they care about most. 
    Guest: Pat Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block
    Resources: Show notes, links and resources mentioned in this episode.
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    • 49 min
    Community Impact: The Power of Giving Circles

    Community Impact: The Power of Giving Circles

    Have you ever wondered how you can make an even bigger impact in your community? 🤔 Or how everyday people like you and me can become catalysts for change in our communities?
    In my latest episode of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, we delve into the world of giving circles with Emily Rasmussen, the founder of Grapevine. We explore how giving circles are reshaping philanthropy, fostering community, democratizing giving, and amplifying the impact of small nonprofits.
    Tune in to discover:
    The transformative impact of giving circles on nonprofits and communities.Strategies for overcoming challenges in starting and managing a giving circle.Insights into the future trends of philanthropy and the role of giving circles.
    Listen now and join the movement of meaningful giving!
    Don't forget to share this episode with fellow fundraisers and nonprofit leaders. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change. 🌍
    With heaps of gratitude, Tammy
    Guest: Emily Rasmussen, Founder & CEO, Grapevine
    Resources: Show notes, links and resources mentioned in this episode.

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    • 39 min
    The Transformative Power of Immersive Storytelling

    The Transformative Power of Immersive Storytelling

    Have you ever wondered how immersive storytelling can elevate your fundraising efforts? Join me in an inspiring conversation with the brilliant Shanon Doolittle and the amazing Chris Davenport, founders of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, as we explore the transformative power of storytelling in the nonprofit sector.
    In this episode, we delve into:
    How to evoke emotions and drive action through storytelling.Strategies for creating unforgettable donor experiencesHow to tap into the heart of your donors through storytelling
    Don't miss out on these invaluable insights! Listen to the episode now and discover how storytelling can take your fundraising to the next level. Share this episode with your network, and let's create meaningful change together!
    With boundless gratitude, Tammy
    Guests:
    Shanon Doolittle, Founder & Co-Producer, Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
    Chris Davenport, Founder & Executive Producer, Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

    Resources: Show notes, links and resources mentioned in this episode.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Community Catalysts: Inspiring Change with Floyd Jones

    Community Catalysts: Inspiring Change with Floyd Jones

    Ever felt overwhelmed by the demands of fundraising? 🤔
    In my latest podcast episode, I sit down with the incredible Floyd Jones to unpack the transformative power of community-driven philanthropy. From grassroots movements to global impact, Floyd shares his journey, insights, and strategies for success.
    Tune in to discover:
    The art of mobilizing communities for growth.How to amplify diverse voices in philanthropy.Strategies for creating lasting impact in fundraising.
    Don't miss out on this empowering conversation! Listen now and share with fellow fundraisers and nonprofit leaders. Together, let's change the world, one community at a time.
    With heaps of gratitude,
    Tammy

    Guest: Floyd Jones, Director of Community & Partnerships, Givebutter
    Resources: Show notes, links, and resources mentioned in this episode.

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    • 36 min
    Building Bridges: Connecting Passion and Fundraising

    Building Bridges: Connecting Passion and Fundraising

    Ever wondered how to infuse passion into your fundraising efforts? In the latest episode of the Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, I sit down with amazing Jeff Spitko and brilliant Laura Rice from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. 
    We dive deep into the heart of fundraising, unraveling the secrets of storytelling, donor engagement, passion-driven campaigns, and narratives that resonate, building authentic connections with donors and infusing passion into every aspect of your mission.
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    The power of storytelling in capturing donors' hearts and minds.How data analysis, segmentation, and personalization is the game-changer.Strategies for building authentic connections with supporters and stakeholders.Insights into leveraging emerging technologies and trends in fundraising.
    Don't keep this gem to yourself – share it with fellow fundraisers and nonprofit leaders who are ready to connect passion and fundraising to take their fundraising to new heights!
    With boundless gratitude, Tammy
    Guests:
    Laura Rice, Senior Director of Sustaining Philanthropy, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
    Jeff Spitko, Director of Membership & Audience Management, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
    Resources: Here are the show notes, links and resources mentioned in this episode.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Unleashing the Power of Infectious Generosity with Chris Anderson

    Unleashing the Power of Infectious Generosity with Chris Anderson

    Ever felt the impact of generosity? Imagine if millions embraced it as cool and uplifting. In my recent podcast episode with Chris Anderson, Head of TED, we explore how kindness can transform lives. 🌍
    Join the infectious generosity movement! Chris shares insights, wisdom from philanthropy, and strategies for fundraisers. You'll learn the power of audacious asks, creative fundraising, and the joy of giving. It's a journey to deeper meaning and happiness.
    Listen now and discover how to make your impact more significant. Share this episode with fellow fundraisers – together, we can create a ripple effect of generosity!
    Guest: Chris Anderson, Head of TED, TED Conferences
    Resources: Show notes, links and resources mentioned in this episode.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

651Tony ,

Very helpful info and guests

Tammy and her guests have helped me quite a bit as a new fundraiser. The podcast not only addresses fundraising, but also leadership and team building. Great work Tammy!

SkyWriter60 ,

Engaging and informative

Tammy is an engaging host whose thoughtful style, with a nice dose of humor, brings out the best in the industry leaders she talks with. Her content is consistently informative and valuable for all non-profit leaders, not just development officers. Tammy’s passion is evident and inspiring.

Jazoni ,

Dont sleep on this

Tammy is the real deal. A wonderful communicator with a heart for creating lasting change. I’ve followed her work for years and have learned so much. She was a guest on my podcast and upon launching that episode one of my clients texted me so excited by the insights she had learned from Tammy. You’ll find no shortage of wisdom you can keep in your back pocket in this podcast. Or your front pocket. Whichever pocket you use most frequently. 😃

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