The Accidental Fundraiser

20: How to turn bad news from friends into good works

Unfortunately, Hallmark cards don’t exist for many situations when we hear about friends who have received bad news about their health. Carol and David talk about ways that you can turn this into doing some good works, and how to help others.Download the podcast here (5:45). 

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

19: How to brainstorm for your next fundraising idea

Carol and David talk about how to bring some new ideas to the fundraising table by bringing in people with widely different skill sets.You can download the podcast here. (4:06) 

January 6, 2008 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

18: Making your Web site a destination

In this episode, Carol talks about how your organization can become a content provider, and uses the example of this site that gives all sorts of information about Hepatitis B. This shows how an organization can become an online  destination and a source of useful and important content, above and beyond a mere brochure of the company’s operations. Download the podcast here (5:45). 

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

17: What is an email auto-responder?

In this episode, David explains the importance of email lists and autoresponders, and how they can help organizations connect with their audiences and supply important kinds of content. Download the podcast here (5:45). 

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

16: Why non-profits need Websites

In this episode, Carol talks about why every non-profit organization needs a Website, and cites some very compelling statistics about the importance of courting online donors. Download the podcast here (5:45). 

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

15: Using professional speaking skills

In this episode, Carol talks about how brushing up on your professional speaking skills can help motivate donors and make them feel more connected to a particular non profit’s cause.Download the podcast here (5:00). 

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

10:Turning volunteers into donors

Carol talks to David about his daughter’s experience volunteering for a teen project with a horse rescue charity, and how he was turned from a volunteer driver into a donor.

Listen to the podcast now (3:50).

November 29, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

5: How to become a fundraising mentor

In this episode, David talks to Carol about how he helped get his friend involved in his fundraising activities.

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November 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

4: How to give something other than cash

In this episode, we talk about how a gift of intellectual property can be the give that keeps on giving and be more valuable than a cash donation.

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November 21, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

3: Secrets of great events

On our podcast, Carol and David talk about some of the ways you can pull off a great fundraising event, and how you can get something other than cash for your efforts.

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November 13, 2007 Posted by | Podcasts | Leave a comment

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