13 episodes

The Tech Savvy Nonprofit podcast explores digital communications in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors. We’re tech-savvy marketers with deep roots in the charitable sector. As a nonprofit or a foundation, your mission is to serve others. We’re here to explore and share ways technology and digital marketing can help your organization have greater impact.

The Tech Savvy Nonprofi‪t‬ Gretchen DeVault

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Tech Savvy Nonprofit podcast explores digital communications in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors. We’re tech-savvy marketers with deep roots in the charitable sector. As a nonprofit or a foundation, your mission is to serve others. We’re here to explore and share ways technology and digital marketing can help your organization have greater impact.

    Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits - An Interview with Kristina Cutura

    Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits - An Interview with Kristina Cutura

    Did you know that your nonprofit organization could get a Google Ad Grant that provides $10,000 every month of in-kind advertising from Google Ads? Imagine the impact! In this episode, we are joined by Google Ads expert and consultant Kristina Cutura. Kristina shares how nonprofits can use Google Ads to further their mission, how to apply for a Google Ad Grant, challenges and successes she's seen with clients that have received the grant and navigating the recent Google Ad Grant policy changes.

    • 32 min
    Leveraging Tech to Engage Volunteers with Brian Rosenbaum

    Leveraging Tech to Engage Volunteers with Brian Rosenbaum

    In this episode, we talk with Brian Rosenbaum, Engagement Manager at United Way of Greater Los Angeles about leveraging technology to engage volunteers. Brian shares the benefits of using tech and putting volunteer resources online so that people can access them anytime and anywhere and know they're connecting with volunteer opportunities that have been vetted by the United Way.

    • 24 min
    EP11: The Case for Data Leadership with Tracy Van Solkema

    EP11: The Case for Data Leadership with Tracy Van Solkema

    Building on our previous conversation about CRM with Ashley Faison, in this episode we're talking about data leadership with Tracy Van Solkema. Tracy is the Research and Data Services Specialist at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. When it comes to the topic of using data to advance the work of your organization, you'd be hard-pressed to find a person more passionate about this topic than Tracy. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 10: Getting Buy-in And Implementing a CRM with Ashley Faison

    Episode 10: Getting Buy-in And Implementing a CRM with Ashley Faison

    In this episode, we talk with Ashley Faison about getting buy-in and implementing a CRM or donor database. Ashley is the Chief Development Officer with New Heights Youth in NYC and is a dynamic and tech-savvy nonprofit leader, organizational strategist and professional fundraiser with over $60M raised to her credit. Ashley understands the power of a donor database or CRM and has worked in Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge and Salesforce and has implmented these systems with several nonprofits.

    • 25 min
    Finding and Optimizing Images for Your Website

    Finding and Optimizing Images for Your Website

    In this episode we talk about finding and optimizing images for your website. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words... but photography is often an afterthought when it comes to nonprofit and foundation websites. Capacity, cost, sensitive topics, protecting clients, etc. are all factors in an organization's approach to photography. We also discuss how photos impact a website's load time. 

    • 25 min
    Ask Zane: Updating Those Pesky WordPress Plugins

    Ask Zane: Updating Those Pesky WordPress Plugins

    In this episode, we're talking with Zane DeVault, lead developer at co-founder of Tiny Blue Sky about updating WordPress plugins. Zane explains why plugins need to be updated regularly on WordPress websites, what to do if something goes wrong during the update, the importance of backing up your website and some overall website maintenance best practices.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

PRMaven ,

Good Info Delivered Well

This podcast is totally worth a listen.Useful tips and explanations from women who know a thing or two or three!

Jensadler1981 ,

Insightful and fun!

Thank you so much for the insight! Love listening!

Toledo Jane ,

Great Resource

What a great resource! Helps make navigating through today’s tech world more understandable and does it in a fun and interesting way. Bonus: great tips for nonprofit professionals. A must listen!

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