Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Advice from the wisest nonprofit fundraisers in North America – 06/25/12

On this week’s show, I knit together golden nuggets about non-profit fundraising from three of the wisest development professionals in North America. Together, they have more than 60 years experience and have raised millions of dollars – if not billions – for charities. The interviews were held early last year and I didn’t want you to overlook those podcasts because they are so rich with ideas for improving your fundraising results.

I start the show with Phil Schumacher of Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, who describes what he’d do – and what he wouldn’t do – if he were starting a new development program at a nonprofit. My second guest is consultant and author Jerold Panas who focuses on the need to have a strong board of directors, and how the staff and board can work together to approach donors. Finally, my third guest is Martha Taylor of the University of Wisconsin Foundation who sheds light on how to court women donors to your organization. These are extraordinary fundraising professionals so I hope you make time to sit back and soak in what they have to share.