49 episodes

Taking Donors Seriously® is a time-tested, sustainable framework for relational fundraising. Hundreds of nonprofits and schools have used TDS over 30+ years to successfully raise the funds that are critical to their missions.

Brad Layland, CEO of The FOCUS Group shares insight, stories, and tips on this podcast.

The Taking Donors Seriously® Podcast Brad Layland, CEO of The Focus Group

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Taking Donors Seriously® is a time-tested, sustainable framework for relational fundraising. Hundreds of nonprofits and schools have used TDS over 30+ years to successfully raise the funds that are critical to their missions.

Brad Layland, CEO of The FOCUS Group shares insight, stories, and tips on this podcast.

    From the Holler to the World

    From the Holler to the World

    Oliver Asher, President of Advancing Native Missions, tells his story of a journey from a Virginia "Holler" to leading an organization that takes good news to the world. From him we hear about joy, optimism, commitment, and strategies he has employed to lead his growing organization successfully and effectively.
    Read more about Advancing Native Missions, Oliver, and his book “Invincible Joy!”
    https://advancingnativemissions.com/
    https://www.oliverasher.com/

    • 32 min
    A Primer on Capital Campaigns (Geneva College)

    A Primer on Capital Campaigns (Geneva College)

    Dr. Calvin Troup, President of Geneva College opens up about his personal journey into higher ed and shares invaluable insights he's gleaned along the way that will benefit any fundraising professional. Delve into Geneva College's strategic planning process, feasibility studies and pivotal elements in their successful capital campaign. But beyond strategies, discover the profound significance of fostering real relationships and pursuing transparency throughout the fundraising process.
     
    Mentioned in the podcast:
    A Spirituality of Fundraising: The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series
    by Henri J. M. Nouwen and John S. Mogabgab
     
    Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age
    Confronts Controversial Topics Including Sexuality, Faith, Feminism, Gender Roles, and Modesty
    by Rosaria Butterfield and Kevin DeYoung
     
    The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes
    by Nancy R. Pearcey
     
    “Meditation on the Third Commandment” by C.S. Lewis (Found in the book "God in the Dock")

    • 40 min
    Sitting With Your Donors Even When They Cannot Talk

    Sitting With Your Donors Even When They Cannot Talk

    Here’s the story of Ben Homan, President of Langham Partnership US, finishing his 14-year career with them. When it comes to fundraising, Brad says, “Follow Ben!” He has had a remarkable ministry as a leader and has seen the ministry multiply three times over this past capital campaign. He has used strategic planning, feasibility studies, capital campaigns, and team training in his fund-raising efforts. Perhaps the more important thing is how Ben sees his work with donors as a ministry. How he cares about them and cares for them. Not to mention the excellent fruit in the work of the Kingdom by Langham Partnership.
    Ben mentions the book, “A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - the Last Great Battle of the American West” from his reading list.
     

    • 44 min
    The Accidental CEO

    The Accidental CEO

    Listen to Beth Greco explain to Brad how she became the President and CEO of the Hoving Home, what has happened along the way, and how she manages to get the work done.

    • 32 min
    Church Planting with Harbor Network

    Church Planting with Harbor Network

    Brad Layland interviews Dave Owens, Executive Director of the Harbor Network. Learn about this church planting network and how Dave carries out his fundraising to help it all happen.

    • 38 min
    An interview with Young Life's Brooke Filipovski

    An interview with Young Life's Brooke Filipovski

    What do Punta Gorda, Florida, Australia, and Macedonia have in common? Brooke Filipovski! This remarkable young woman has raised support and ministered to young people in some interesting places. Enjoy her story!

    • 26 min

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