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What the Fundraising is the podcast for impact leaders and change-makers who are tired of doing things the old school way and are looking for best practices to raise money, run their organization, and think about the nonprofit sector in a whole new way. 
Every Tuesday for 40-60 min, your host, Mallory Erickson, will be having real and raw conversations with some of the best personal and professional development experts, many of whom are outside the nonprofit sector. These are bestselling authors, world-renowned researchers, and TEDx experts, most of whom have never spoken to a non-profit audience before. They have come ready to share expertise, lessons, and stories that will fundamentally change the way you show up as a leader and fundraiser.
There are so many valuable lessons nonprofit leaders are missing because they are outside of their typical orbit, but no more. Mallory is bringing them in and helping to apply her guest's expertise to disrupt the nonprofit sector once and for all.
So if you are ready to learn how to upgrade your fundraising strategy, leadership skills, energy, habits, and mindset to bring in more funding and actually have some fun doing it, then this is the right podcast for you.
If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

What the Fundraising Mallory Erickson

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What the Fundraising is the podcast for impact leaders and change-makers who are tired of doing things the old school way and are looking for best practices to raise money, run their organization, and think about the nonprofit sector in a whole new way. 
Every Tuesday for 40-60 min, your host, Mallory Erickson, will be having real and raw conversations with some of the best personal and professional development experts, many of whom are outside the nonprofit sector. These are bestselling authors, world-renowned researchers, and TEDx experts, most of whom have never spoken to a non-profit audience before. They have come ready to share expertise, lessons, and stories that will fundamentally change the way you show up as a leader and fundraiser.
There are so many valuable lessons nonprofit leaders are missing because they are outside of their typical orbit, but no more. Mallory is bringing them in and helping to apply her guest's expertise to disrupt the nonprofit sector once and for all.
So if you are ready to learn how to upgrade your fundraising strategy, leadership skills, energy, habits, and mindset to bring in more funding and actually have some fun doing it, then this is the right podcast for you.
If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

    What are you waiting for to do YOU? with Tamika Felder

    What are you waiting for to do YOU? with Tamika Felder

    Tamika Felder is a woman with dreams plus an awesome speaker, author, cancer survivor, and advocate who has devoted her life to helping others do one simple thing: do what they really want during your one precious life. 

    Listen to this week’s episode with Tamika and get ready for a boost towards taking action and control over your life. I promise Tamika is a cheerleader, not a fear leader, and her energy is sparklingly contagious. Remember, you don’t need to ask for permission or wait for the perfect moment to do what you want!

    Episode highlights: 
    (03:03) - How Tamika Felder’s life suddenly changed when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 25, and how coming face to face with mortality gave her a new perspective on life. 
    (08:15) - What is holding you back today? — Don’t wait to be skinnier, smarter, or more connected. Do the things that will make you happy! 
    (16:17) - Limiting beliefs and how to break them by experimenting the world, traveling, and doing what YOU want to do. 
    (22:29) - The importance of making conscious choices and having healthy boundaries.
    (26:19) - Giving yourself grace and achieving a balance between having pity parties and pushing yourself forward.
    (28:18) - Catabolic & anabolic energy: Going from tunnel vision to admiring a prism of possibility.
    (35:43) - Beware of fear-leaders and energy vampires! Why you need to escape people who suck out your energy and project their fears on you.
    (43:20) - What does balance even mean in today’s crazy hustle culture and why is it okay to stop and reflect?


    If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

    • 50 min
    Meet your host, Mallory Erickson With the Team from We Are For Good.

    Meet your host, Mallory Erickson With the Team from We Are For Good.

    It is episode zero of the What the Fundraising Podcast, and I decided to kick it off by sharing with you who I am, what I do, and why I’ve started this podcast. So I asked my lovely friends John and Becky from We Are For Good, one of the top nonprofit podcasts, to interview me to answer the question: Who is Mallory Erickson?

    The purpose of this podcast is to launch the nonprofit sector into a new way of thinking, connecting, and operating by bringing in experts, thinkers, and doers from outside the fundraising world. There is SO MUCH we can learn from other fields, but first, let’s get to know each other!

    Episode highlights:
    (01:51) - My discovery of transformative change and how I fell into the nonprofit world.
    (08:59) - Big helper energy: On being the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor and growing up aware of social injustice. 
    (11:46) - How I put the values of curiosity, integrity, authenticity, imperfection, and vulnerability into everything I do.
    (16:30) - A gut-check story and listening to your body’s wisdom: The importance of asking yourself ‘Does this feel right?’ instead of ‘Is this right?’.
    (21:59) - “The human touch in a human-focused industry”: How Forbes named me the leading disruptor in the non-profit sector!
    (31:00) - How to constantly practice recognition of your own privilege to be able to give a microphone to the oppressed.
    (32:58) - How being a wife, a mom, and a business owner has grown and blossomed together through the same core values and lessons.
    (36:48) - Fundraising without fear! How Power Partners was born during the pandemic and the huge benefits anyone can get from this course. 
    (47:50) - My dream to become an inspiration and a safe landing for people through my podcast and my business
    (51:10) - Get to know me with these quick-hit questions! Favorite, snacks, movies, memories, concerts, and more.

    If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

    • 57 min
    Harnessing Your Inner Voice for Fundraising Success with Dr. Ethan Kross

    Harnessing Your Inner Voice for Fundraising Success with Dr. Ethan Kross

    Do you hear negative, nagging, bullying voices in your head? Are they telling you you’re a bad leader or fundraiser? That you’ll never raise what you need to grow your organization? In this week’s episode, I talk to Dr. Ethan Kross, psychologist, neuroscientist, professor, and the author of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters and How to Harness It.

    There is so much chatter that inhibits action, like negative thoughts and limiting beliefs about perfectionism, scarcity or what someone will think if we ‘ask them for money’. Tune in as Dr. Kross explains a few of the tools from his book to help reduce toxic mental chatter and how we can apply them as leaders and fundraisers in the nonprofit world to move more money into our organization and the sector as a whole.

    Episode highlights:
    (02:28) - Dr. Ethan Kross and all the work that went into his amazing book: Chatter
    (04:27)- Why turning your attention inward can help us solve problems or make us miserable. 
    (06:32) - What does “chatter” refer to? The amazing things our inner voice allows us to do and the negative dark side of it.
    (10:39) - One of Chatter’s tools: Distance self-talk, using your name and the second person pronoun to coach yourself through a problem.
    (16:44) - Why single quick fixes don’t exist!: How to mix and match different tools to find healing.
    (24:03) - Cultivating the witness: Distancing yourself and the ability to step back to approach the problem with more objectivity. 
    (27:40) - Stop zooming into negativity: How the nonprofit fundraising space can benefit from changing the narrative.
    (33:04) - How to find resources hidden in plain sight for your unique chatter triggers.
    (40:34) - Minimize the toxic effects of chatter: Why negative emotions aren’t something we want to avoid completely. 
    (47:49) - Shout out to Dr. Kross’s favorite nonprofit: Angela Duckworth’s The Character Lab.

    If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

    • 51 min
    How Grounding in Our "Why" Propels Us Forward with Donovan Taylor Hall

    How Grounding in Our "Why" Propels Us Forward with Donovan Taylor Hall

    Donovan Taylor Hall is a youth advocate who believes in the power of positive self-talk, growth mindset, and gratitude. His mission is to help kids build positive relationships with themselves through curriculum and content creation. 

    Listen to this week’s episode with Donovan and learn some of the ways he anchors his why and how it helps him overcome moments of doubt, frustration, and judgment. If you are tired of toxic positivity, tune in! This conversation is the real deal on how to do heart-centered work without losing yourself in the process.

    Episode highlights: 
    (06:35) - The power of why and how to anchor yourself to the superpowers of commitment.
    (11:20) - Donovan’s absolute dream: “I want to have kids choose me as a teacher”.
    (13:51) - The 3 superpowers Donovan would give to every kid: Gratitude, positive self-talk & a growth mindset.
    (16:57) - How to use curiosity for healthy and compassionate self-growth (Be curious, not judgemental!).
    (22:17) - How to give people an opportunity to develop their personal worth beyond rejection.
    (29:51) - How to receive hard feedback, recover after messing up, and create your inner sanctuary of safety 
    (39:48) - Burnout and martyrdom: Finding different ways to do things while taking care of yourself. 
    (46:34) - Accepting rejection, building a callous for “NO”’s, and why self-help is such a growing industry. 
    (52:07) - Two critical things to take away from this conversation: Energy transferring and looking for support to ground you back in. 
    (56:29) - What is toxic positivity? The purpose of good and bad and how to recognize it with maturity.

    If you’re wanting to implement ideas you heard, visit MalloryErickson.com/Podcast for the top tips and tools, full transcripts, quotes, videos, and additional resources from each episode.

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    What the Fundraising the Podcast is for impact leaders and change-makers who are tired of doing things the old-school way and are looking for a fresh and effective way to raise money, run their organization, and think about the nonprofit sector.

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Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

69 Ratings

ok kab ,

Engaging and insightful!

It’s wonderful to hear the enthusiasm around Mallory’s approach to fundraising. It’s infectious and I love that she is a disruptor!
Thank you Mallory for your wonderful insights!
I loved your guests and how they relate their ideas to fundraising. Can’t wait to read Chatter!

Rebecca BW ,

A good listen

I’m not in the nonprofit world but I’m finding so much useful information here. This is definitely a must listen. Smart people talking strategy in a refreshingly honest way!

Misskmaas ,

A tonic for the heart of a fundraising professional

A fresh perspective and charming personality! I love how Mallory reframes and revitalizes the field of fundraising. I have more than ten years as a fundraising professional and am beginning to feel burnt-out and out and more than a little fed up with the donor/fundraiser dynamic. I’ll be regularly turning to this podcast for inspiration.

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