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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-host Jena Lynch, 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 traveled, 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 makes keeping up as easy as pressing play! 

The Nonprofit Podcast Cara Augspurger & Jena Lynch

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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-host Jena Lynch, 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 traveled, 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 makes keeping up as easy as pressing play! 

    Ep 109| NTEN 2024: Top Tech Trends for Nonprofits (Data, AI, Fundraising!)

    Ep 109| NTEN 2024: Top Tech Trends for Nonprofits (Data, AI, Fundraising!)

    NTEN 2024: Top Tech Trends Nonprofits Need Now!


    Discover how data, AI, and ethics are reshaping nonprofits for the better! Britt and Amy Champagne dig into the most impactful takeaways from this year's NTEN 2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).
    Get ready to leverage the latest thinking for your nonprofit, including how to:
    Prioritize secure and private data management.Use AI and automation ethically, maintaining a human touch.Adopt community-centric fundraising with a focus on equity and justice.Diversify leadership and evolve donor communications and events.Leverage virtual attendance and webinars for cost-effective learning.
    From keeping data tight to making AI our friend (without losing the human touch), and putting community at the heart of fundraising, we unpack why it's all about smart tech and warmer connections.  
    For more information on upcoming conferences this year, we have an excellent guide for 2024 in The Nonprofit Blog:
    11 Can’t-Miss Nonprofit Conferences in 2024https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/nonprofit-conferences-2024  What makes Donorbox the Best Nonprofit Fundraising Platform to Achieve Your Strategic Goals?
    Easy to customize, available in multiple languages and currencies, and supported by leading payment processors (Stripe and PayPal), Donorbox’s nonprofit fundraising solution is used by 80,000+ global organizations and individuals. From animal rescue to schools, places of worship, and research groups, nonprofits use Donorbox to raise more funds, manage donors efficiently, and make a bigger impact. 
    Take a tour right now and start fundraising in just 15 minutes: → https://donorbox.org/?ref=dono345

    The Nonprofit Podcast, and a wealth of nonprofit leadership tutorials,  expert advice, tips, and tactics, are available on the Donorbox YouTube channel, subscribe today and never miss an episode:
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    The Nonprofit Podcast is available every Thursday on all your favorite podcast platforms, so follow, rate, and download so you never miss an episode:
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    🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fj1bk0PHws7kn6CMwzhLQ 
    🎙️ Buzzsprout: https://thenonprofitpodcast.buzzsprout.com   
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    Ep 108| A Quick Timeout: Fresh Takes Loading!

    Ep 108| A Quick Timeout: Fresh Takes Loading!

    Refueling with Stories and Strategies for Nonprofit Success


    This week, our podcast waves hello from a short post-Easter break. We're gathering stories, strategies, and inspiration to spark new thinking that's all about elevating your nonprofit work and growing your mission.


    Stay with us, as we return next week, April 11, ready to empower your mission like never before.  Your journey to nonprofit excellence is our priority, and we can't wait to be part of your next big leap!
    Are you looking for more fundraising resources to inspire you while we are on our one-week pause?
    Subscribe to The Nonprofit Podcast for expert advice, tips & tricks on all things fundraising: https://www.youtube.com/@Donorbox/podcasts What makes Donorbox the Best Nonprofit Fundraising Platform to Achieve Your Strategic Goals?
    Easy to customize, available in multiple languages and currencies, and supported by leading payment processors (Stripe and PayPal), Donorbox’s nonprofit fundraising solution is used by 80,000+ global organizations and individuals. From animal rescue to schools, places of worship, and research groups, nonprofits use Donorbox to raise more funds, manage donors efficiently, and make a bigger impact. 
    Take a tour right now and start fundraising in just 15 minutes: → https://donorbox.org/?ref=dono345


    Subscribe today - The Nonprofit Podcast, plus great tutorials, advice from industry experts, tips, and tricks, is available on the Donorbox YouTube channel, subscribe today and never miss an episode:
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    The Nonprofit Podcast is available every Thursday on all your favorite podcast platforms, so follow, rate, and download so you never miss an episode:
    🎙️ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-important-podcast/id1483848924 
    🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fj1bk0PHws7kn6CMwzhLQ 
    🎙️ Buzzsprout: https://thenonprofitpodcast.buzzsprout.com   
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    Ep 107: Mastering Volunteer Management| Top Tips & Strategies

    Ep 107: Mastering Volunteer Management| Top Tips & Strategies

    Today, we're drawing on expert advice from Geng Wang, CEO of Civic Champs, to guide you through the nuances of attracting, engaging, and retaining the heart and soul of your organization—your volunteers. 
    Join us for more on:
    Crafting appealing volunteer opportunities.Cultivating a culture of appreciation and growth.Integrating technology and best practices for program effectiveness.Transforming volunteer initiatives into key organizational assets.From leveraging technology to cultivating community and purpose, Jena and Geng provide actionable insights to keep your volunteers committed and ensure they become passionate advocates for your cause. 
    Plus, we have free resources to help you start your volunteer program from a strong foundation:
    How to Attract the Best Volunteers [And Keep Them]  https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/how-to-attract-the-best-volunteers-and-keep-them 5 Reasons Why Volunteers Are Essential for Nonprofit Organizations  https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/nonprofit-volunteers If you’re ready to take action or would like to know more about Civic Champs:
    Visit  Civic Champs for inspiring use case examples and resources.Or follow Geng Wang on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gengwang/ Looking for more fundraising resources?
    Subscribe to The Nonprofit Podcast for expert advice, tips & tricks on all things fundraising: https://www.youtube.com/@Donorbox/podcasts What makes Donorbox the Best Nonprofit Fundraising Platform to Achieve Your Strategic Goals?
    Easy to customize, available in multiple languages and currencies, and supported by leading payment processors, Donorbox’s nonprofit fundraising solution is used by 80,000+ global organizations and individuals. From animal rescue to schools, places of worship, and research groups, nonprofits use Donorbox to raise more funds, manage donors efficiently, and make a bigger impact. 
    Take a tour right now and start fundraising in just 15 minutes: → https://donorbox.org/?ref=dono345

    Subscribe today - The Nonprofit Podcast, plus great tutorials, advice from industry experts, tips, and tricks, is available on the Donorbox YouTube channel: 
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    Available every Thursday, follow, rate, and download so you never miss an episode:
    🎙️ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-important-podcast/id1483848924 
    🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fj1bk0PHws7
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    Ep 106: Budget-Friendly Branding for Nonprofits

    Ep 106: Budget-Friendly Branding for Nonprofits

    Build Your Nonprofit Brand without Breaking the Bank!
    Ready to elevate your nonprofit's brand presence without draining your resources? In this episode, Cara sits down with Dustin Gladwell, the visionary founder and CEO of CharlieMike.org, to uncover the keys to budget-friendly branding. 


    With a wealth of experience in both marketing and nonprofit leadership, Dustin shares practical tips and strategies to help you maximize brand impact on a limited budget. Learn how to:
    Build strategies for maintaining brand consistency with limited resources.Apply actionable advice on narrative crafting, social media, and stakeholder engagement.Avoid common (and costly) branding mistakes and misconceptions.Make a big impact with limited funds through smart messaging and digital platforms.Get ready to craft a compelling brand story that resonates with donors and stakeholders.

    The Nonprofit Blog has 2 comprehensive guides to assist you:
    📑7 Essential Tips for Building a Strong Nonprofit Brand
    https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/building-a-strong-nonprofit-brand 
    📑Why Personal Branding Matters For Nonprofits
    https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/personal-branding 

    Head to CharlieMike.org to support the remarkable work they do: https://charliemike.org/ 

    Discover how Donorbox can help you achieve your strategic goals!  Used by 80,000+ nonprofits and individuals to raise more funds, manage donors efficiently, and make a bigger impact.  Take a tour right now and start fundraising in just 15 minutes: → https://donorbox.org/?ref=dono345

    The Nonprofit Podcast is available on the Donorbox YouTube channel, subscribe today and never miss an episode:
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    🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fj1bk0PHws7kn6CMwzhLQ 
    🎙️ Buzzsprout: https://thenonprofitpodcast.buzzsprout.com   
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    Ep 105: 5 Ways to Make Social Media Marketing Easier

    Ep 105: 5 Ways to Make Social Media Marketing Easier

    Is your social media missing the mark with supporters? 


    Find your audience with Cara and Nonprofit Marketing Nerd CEO, Kelly Gagnon, who shares five simple strategies to streamline and systematize your social media strategy to elevate your impact! 


    Dig into how social media is often overlooked despite being critical to engaging existing, and attracting new, supporters to your cause.  If all you hear after posting is crickets, join us for easily implementable tactics and resources, and learn how to:
    Plan and prioritize social media campaignsConsistently maintain your social media campaignsUnderstand your target audience and donor prospectsUse Content Pillars to generate campaign ideas (with examples)Create authentic social media contentKelly shares excellent resources to get your new social media strategy up and running optimally:
    🖥️What's the Best Tool to Plan Your Nonprofit's Social Media?: https://nonprofit-nerd.com/contentplanner
    💻How to Plan Your Nonprofit's Social Media Strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX0khG7tdFk
    💻Garbage Post Challenge - What is it and how can Nonprofits Use it to Transform their Marketing?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubpICSJdncU 
    Find out more about Nonprofit Marketing Nerd here:  https://nonprofit-nerd.com/ 

    Plus, we have 2 great guides from The Nonprofit Blog: 
    📑7 Most Essential Nonprofit Social Media Tools: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/nonprofit-social-media-tools
    📑Make the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media: The Get-Started Guide: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/social-media-for-nonprofits 

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    Easy to customize, available in multiple languages and currencies, and supported by leading payment processors, Donorbox’s nonprofit fundraising solution is used by 80,000+ global organizations and individuals. From animal rescue to medical research groups, nonprofits use Donorbox to raise more funds, manage donors efficiently, and make a bigger impact.   

    Start fundraising in just 15 minutes: → https://donorbox.org/?ref=dono345

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    Ep 104: Fundamentals of Nonprofit Digital Marketing

    Ep 104: Fundamentals of Nonprofit Digital Marketing

    Are you struggling to find new donors? Or ways to reach a new audience?


    Spreading the word about your nonprofit isn't just a task—it's the heartbeat of your mission. Good digital marketing is key to letting people know what your cause is all about, great digital marketing consistently attracts new donors by leveraging tools, platforms, and tactics available to nonprofit fundraisers to maximum effect.


    Today Jena dives into digital marketing for nonprofits with Chris Barlow, Founder and Director of Beeline, keeping it simple as they dip into deep marketing principles and the power of active listening to gain, and retain, new supporters.  


    Discover how listening plays into developing a catalyzing digital marketing strategy, from search ads to emails, and how you can harness the immense impact of active listening and authentic messaging for your organization.


    We have a wide range of resources to support your digital strategy development, including these e-book downloads from Beeline:
    📚How to Use Digital Marketing to Find New Donors:
    https://yourbeeline.com/finding-donors/ 
    📚Ad Grants for Nonprofits:
    https://yourbeeline.com/guide-to-ad-grants/ 
    📚Corporate Partners Attraction Kit:
    https://yourbeeline.com/attracting-corporate-partners/ 


    The Nonprofit Blog has useful guides and resources to assist, including:
    📑11 Proven Digital Fundraising Strategies & Best Practices for Nonprofits
    https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/digital-fundraising 
    📑9 Must-Have Nonprofit Marketing Materials for 2024
    https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/nonprofit-marketing-materials 
    📑40 Digital Marketing Terms Every Nonprofit Marketer Should Know
    https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/40-digital-marketing-terms-every-nonprofit-marketer-should-know 


    Don’t forget that The Nonprofit Podcast, plus great tutorials, advice from industry experts, tips, and tricks, is available on the Donorbox YouTube channel, subscribe today and never miss an episode:
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    The Nonprofit Podcast is available every Thursday on all your favorite podcast platforms, so follow, rate, and download so you never miss an episode:
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    🎙️ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2fj1bk0PHws7kn6CMwzhLQ 
    🎙️ Buzzsprout: https://thenonprofitpodcast.buzzsprout.com   
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27 Ratings

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Always get something out of it

Great podcast to catch up on what’s going on in the npo world.

Sean Champagne ,

Amy Champagne is great!

Great podcast featuring Amy Champagne

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Jena and Cara always keep me engaged

If you’re into podcasts and nonprofits, then The Nonprofit Podcast is for you.

Nonprofits and start ups are of course so different, but it’s interesting to hear their similarties. There are employee retnetion stuggles, funding goals, actual execution of the mission, and many late nights for their founder.

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