34 episodes

The Nonprofit Podcast brings you tools, tips and tactics today to take your nonprofit to the next level tomorrow. Hosted by Donorbox Fundraising Coach, Cara Augspurger, PMP, CFRE and co-hosts Jena Lynch and Jared Polivka, this is a bite-sized show packed with immediately implementable ideas and interventions that will up your fundraising game. We may all have the heart to serve, but who doesn’t need to know that they are not alone in the struggle to make their mission meaningful? Interviews with innovation-driving thought-leaders, influencers, and the committed, hardworking people who shape our sector bring you insights and inspiration from the path less travelled, in addition to strategic shortcuts that mean you don’t have to do it alone! From start-up to strategy, information to inspiration, The Nonprofit Podcast Season 3 makes keeping up as easy as pressing play!

The Nonprofit Podcast Cara Augspurger, Jena Lynch & Jared Polivka

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

The Nonprofit Podcast brings you tools, tips and tactics today to take your nonprofit to the next level tomorrow. Hosted by Donorbox Fundraising Coach, Cara Augspurger, PMP, CFRE and co-hosts Jena Lynch and Jared Polivka, this is a bite-sized show packed with immediately implementable ideas and interventions that will up your fundraising game. We may all have the heart to serve, but who doesn’t need to know that they are not alone in the struggle to make their mission meaningful? Interviews with innovation-driving thought-leaders, influencers, and the committed, hardworking people who shape our sector bring you insights and inspiration from the path less travelled, in addition to strategic shortcuts that mean you don’t have to do it alone! From start-up to strategy, information to inspiration, The Nonprofit Podcast Season 3 makes keeping up as easy as pressing play!

    The Nonprofit Podcast Ep 25: Top Time Management Tips and Strategies for Giving Season

    The Nonprofit Podcast Ep 25: Top Time Management Tips and Strategies for Giving Season

    Cara’s Top Time Management Tips and Strategies for Giving Season will take the bite out of year end planning for you and your team.  Most nonprofits start their Giving Season in October but our 3-2-1 countdown calendar puts you on the path to success from August, setting out step-by-step tactics and timing that will have you cool, calm and completely prepared for Giving Season success.  
    To help get a handle on your Giving Season planning Cara has created a clear, simple and easily actionable plan, and 3 downloadable resources to help you tame your time management over the next six months.  From making decisions without dithering, to a month-by-month checklist of activities, Cara unpacks procedures to alleviate pressure for nonprofit teams, freeing you up to focus on what matters, delivering on your mission!  Click here for your free resources: https://poweredby.donorbox.org/podcast-givingday-resources/
    If we have inspired you to get ahead of the curve you can join Cara’s Giving Season Masterclass series using our special 30% discount using the promo code PODCAST to register.  Find out more from Cara in the episode, or register here: https://academy.donorbox.org/
    If you have any questions, or a story to share reach out to Cara at Podcast@Donorbox.org or find out more at Donorbox
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    The Nonprofit Podcast Ep 24: Grow Your Grant Potential with Gauri Manglik

    The Nonprofit Podcast Ep 24: Grow Your Grant Potential with Gauri Manglik

    Grants can be ‘Instrumentl’ in growing and sustaining your organization, but they can also be time-consuming and confusing.  Gauri Manglik, CEO and Founder of Instrumentl, a barrier-breaking grant discovery, research and tracking tool, talks to Cara about how the challenges of sourcing grants inspired her and her partners to create a single source for organizations seeking grants.
    Touching on her personal experiences and inspirations, Gauri unpacks the best use case for the platform, and digs deep into everything from eligibility to application pro-tips for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and geographic locations.  
    If you are questioning your strategy or weighing whether grants or Giving Season will be your focus for the second half of the year, Cara and Gauri will help guide that decision today in an episode packed with advice for nonprofits at all stages of development.  

    You can find helpful government and technology grant guides on our Donorbox Nonprofit Blog, here:
    Government Grants for Nonprofits: Who is Eligible and How to Get One (donorbox.org)Technology Grants for Nonprofits: Where and How to Find Them [2022] (donorbox.org)Plus Gauri has opened up Instrumentl’s resource repository for our listeners, which you can download for free here:
    The Ultimate Grant Writing Resources Collection: features over 100 pages of grant writing resources ranging from grants calendar guides to RFP evaluation tools.Live Grant Writing Classes: weekly live and free grant writing education featuring best-selling authors, educators and more.Grant Writing Classes On-Demand: 50+ hours of free grant writing education that can be watched by any grant writer regardless of skill levelSuccessful Grant Proposal Examples: The Ultimate List: this post digs into successful grant proposal examples to show how you can start winning grant funding for your organization.49 Grant Writing Resources: The Ultimate List: the most comprehensive list of grant tools and grant writing resources for nonprofits.8 Things That Only Instrumentl Can Do: learn what makes Instrumentl the definitive institutional fundraising platform for nonprofits.Anyone using code DONORBOX50 will save $50 off their first month or year of Instrumentl. You can sign up for a 14-day free Instrumentl account here: https://www.instrumentl.com/r/NPPodIf you have any questions, or a story to share reach out to Cara at Podcast@Donorbox.org, or find out more at Donorbox
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    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 23: The Donate Button is Not Enough - The Inside Track on Donation Pages

    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 23: The Donate Button is Not Enough - The Inside Track on Donation Pages

    Never underestimate the value of your donation page!  Giving Season is on the way, so we’re taking a deep dive into the common and costly ‘mistakes’ we see on nonprofit donation pages with Donorbox Account Manager Bobbi-Jo Rockstrom to get you off to the best possible start to the season.  
    Cara and Bobbi-Jo unpack potential problems and offer quick fixes and simple suggestions for you to implement immediately to reap the benefits of a well-designed giving form.  Bobbi-Jo is passionate about sharing best practices to create the optimal donor experience, ensuring every organization uses all the tools available to them to catalyze funds for their cause.
    From layout to pay-out these tips will optimize your donation page, so hop on the inside track and take your page from functional to fabulous in a matter of minutes. If you are looking for more detail, we have an excellent resource on our Nonprofit Blog, you can download it here: 27 Donation Page Best Practices For Nonprofits - Tips and Examples
    If you have any questions, or a story to share reach out to Cara at Podcast@Donorbox.org or find out more at Donorbox



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    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 22: Take the Sting out of Strategic Planning with Tim Ardillo

    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 22: Take the Sting out of Strategic Planning with Tim Ardillo

    If the idea of setting out an organizational strategic plan has you stumped, this episode with Cara and Tim Ardillo will spark your strategy in a matter of minutes.
    From why you should have a strategic plan to when you should be tackling the details, Tim has tools and tips that will get you where you need to be, fully informed and ready to implement! 
    So take a few minutes to find out how a strategic plan will help your organization raise more funds, free up your staff and board’s time and talent, double down on your mission and build deeper connections with your donors if done right.
    We have an excellent resource, The Ultimate Guide on Creating a Strategic Fundraising Plan for Nonprofits, on our Donorbox Nonprofit blog.  You can download it here: The Ultimate Guide on Creating a Strategic Fundraising Plan for Nonprofits (donorbox.org)
    A little more about our guest: As a Senior Consultant at Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Tim provides strategic and philanthropic counsel to mission-based organizations.  With a development career that spans more than 20 years, Tim has experience in fundraising efforts ranging from annual fund development, major and planned giving, and campaigns.  Be sure to download Tim’s Strategic Planning Tip Sheet to get maximum value from your planning https://www.jgacounsel.com/wp-content/uploads/Maximizing-Strategic-Planning.pdf
    Or, you can contact or find out more about Tim here: jgacounsel.com
    If you have any questions, or a story to share reach out to Cara at Podcast@Donorbox.org, or find out more at Donorbox



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    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 21: Email Marketing, The Cost-Effective Way To Build Awareness

    The Nonprofit Podcast - Ep 21: Email Marketing, The Cost-Effective Way To Build Awareness

    The Nonprofit Podcast Season 3 is here and we did not come to play!
    Tricked out with tools, tips and tactics to take your nonprofit to the next level this is a bite-sized show that will move your mission.  

    Join Cara, Jena & Jared for a season of inspiration, insight and information to implement immediately.  From strategies for sustainability & growth to fundraising fundamentals, we’ve got you covered going into Giving Season and beyond.
    This week Cara looks at the many benefits nonprofits gain by investing in email marketing, focusing on the one thing that every fundraiser should be obsessed with: saving money and increasing overall giving. 
    We have a great resource to get today’s tactics working for you on the Donorbox Nonprofit Blog, just click the link: Email Marketing for Nonprofits: An Essential Guide (donorbox.org)
    If you have any questions, or a story to share reach out to Cara at Podcast@Donorbox.org or find out more at Donorbox



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    Season 3 teaser!

    Season 3 teaser!

    New Season Loading!!The Nonprofit Podcast is gearing up for Season 3!  Get ready for Thursday, July 14, when we’re back with quick tools, tips, and tactics to fuel your fundraising.  The new season is packed with great interviews featuring thought leaders, founders, fundraising professionals and tech wizards, making us your once-a-week inside track “must listen” podcast to get your nonprofit up to speed and fit for purpose as Giving Season gets going.

    Join us on Thursday, July 14, when Cara has a communication strategy basic that you can master in a matter of minutes with the right approach!
    If you have any suggestions or questions please reach out to us at Podcast@Donorbox.org

    See you on Thursday, July 14!
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Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Relevant

Thank you for sharing this podcast on such a relevant topic for this time. Appreciate it!

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Interesting

I was recently referred to The Nonprofit Podcast and checked out a few episodes. It used to be called The Important Podcast previously, and it is — because it spotlights intelligent people who have put original ideas into practice with proven results. This is a clever and informative podcast helmed by warm hosts that encourages listeners to think creatively in their own lives.

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Inspiring

Love this podcast and what they stand for! They introduce some really amazing guests who are trying to make a difference in this world. Listening to Jared chat with guests talking about issues that truly matter is at once enlightening and inspiring. Those who are working in the non-profit sector often have limited ways in which they can gain exposure without having big budgets for marketing, so this podcast is doing a really beautiful job by shedding light on all the incredible work these people are doing.

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