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Fundraising Freedom is a growing community of men and women who are raising funds to support the causes they love. In each episode, fundraising coach and award-winning author, Mary Valloni, takes a deep dive into topics like volunteer recruitment, event planning, major gift fundraising, and personal development. Episodes include featured interviews with top experts in each of these areas. Mary delivers motivating and thought-provoking messages while sharing stories of fundraisers who have fo ...
 
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We are talking about how to build a new relationship with money today. In the last couple of episodes, I have been really practical in my messaging. But today, I wanted to take a little bit of a different turn on our conversation and talk specifically about money itself. Now for those of you who have read my book, Fundraising Freedom, I talk specif…
 
Today, we’re going digging into the year-end appeal and I’m sharing the three things you need to include in your letter. This is very specific for 2020. As you know, this year has been very unusual so that means that your year-end appeal needs a new and fresh update. Did you know that a quarter of all nonprofits will bring in nearly half of their i…
 
Today, we’re talking about how to end 2020 strong. And we’re really going to be talking about your 90-day plan. These last 90 days are going to end the year strong and allow you to really come into these final last months with some clarity, focus, and really give you some practical steps on how to actually achieve the goal that you’re looking at. A…
 
Today we’re talking about the seven questions to ask yourself before that next big meeting. If you’ve been following the podcast for a while, you’ve been following the seven steps that I teach in my book, Fundraising Freedom. On all the lessons that I’ve taught over these last 173 episodes, I hope that you’ve gotten to a place where you realize tha…
 
I want to share with you today some common things that successful people do. Number one, they don’t allow fear to cripple them. Now think about people who are public speakers, they do not let the fear of public speaking stop them from accomplishing or stepping foot on stage. They don’t allow fear to cripple them. And they allow that fear to be that…
 
Today we’re talking about virtual events, live events, all that good stuff with my guest, Wendi Freeman. Wendi is the founder and CEO of Be Bright Events. She has worked in the for-profit space, and she’s done a lot of work in the nonprofit space as well. Wendi has more than 15 years of experience; she’s planned events, conferences, workshops, retr…
 
Today we’re talking about the three things you need to effectively grow and multiply your cause. The reason why I wanted to talk on this topic is that multiplication is really what we’re all about, right? When we join or when we start up an organization, our goal here is to affect as many people as possible in a positive way. We’re trying to impact…
 
We’ve been talking a lot lately about a variety of different ways that you can raise funds and today, I wanted to bring a special guest on to talk specifically about working with philanthropists. Kris Putnam-Walkerly is a Global Philanthropy Advisor and she has more than 20 years of experience working with philanthropists. Kris has an award-winning…
 
My guest today is Ben Starling III. Ben is a former director of philanthropy, has worked on huge projects like the Museum of the Bible and Scripps Research Institute. He’s from Palm Beach, Florida, and he runs a business called Southern Philanthropy. Southern Philanthropy offers custom-tailored fundraising services for profit, nonprofit organizatio…
 
In the past few months, we have been talking about how to navigate this new “normal” as we walk through the season of a pandemic. Over the course of these last several months, you’ve had to make a shift. You’ve had to start looking at different ways of running your fundraising efforts. And so today, we’re going to continue on that topic. I’m going …
 
Today I’m joined by Philippa Fabbri, director of communications, fundraising, and school design at the Elsen Academy in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa. What do you enjoy about fundraising? I wouldn’t say I’m passionate about fundraising but I’m passionate about showing the longevity of my school and making sure that we outlast any crisis…
 
Today I’m talking about moving to online fundraising. How do we still build relationships and still communicate and engage donors in the online space? First of all, I just want to share a few statistics with you. Only 3% of charities rated their board and executive leadership as being digitally savvy. This means that we…Continue reading Episode 165…
 
This episode airs the week of my 40th birthday and I’m pretty excited about it! I’m looking forward to the next decade and letting my thirties live in the past like they are supposed to. Today I want to take you on a walk down memory lane and share a little about what has happened…Continue reading Episode 164 | The Single Most Important Thing I Lea…
 
Today we are talking about the eight words that might explain why you’re stuck. As we’ve been talking about over the last several episodes, we’ve been dealing with a pandemic and trying to navigate not being in our offices and adjusting to working from home. Now, some of you may have already been working from…Continue reading Episode 163 | 8 Words …
 
Today, I am joined by special guest Evan Cox. Evan works for Joyce Meyer Ministries and has a background in nonprofit work with the St. Louis Dream Center, Hand of Hope, and many others. He’s also an incredible copywriter. I’ve invited him onto today’s show to share his insight on fundraising and the work he’s…Continue reading Episode 162 | Fundrai…
 
I am a huge fan of you raising a ridiculous amount of money and changing the world. I know that’s what you’re focused on and why you’re here listening to this show but I want you to realize one thing. If you’re awesome at fundraising and awesome at helping other people, there’s a good chance…Continue reading Episode 161 | The 6 Basic Needs to Live …
 
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I’m big into goal setting. I think this is why I love fundraising so much because it’s all about goal setting and can be very rewarding when you reach them. So today I want to talk to you about how I set goals. Every time…Continue reading Episode 160 | The Fool-Proof Process to Achieving Any Goal…
 
I am joined today by Marissa Nehlsen, CEO of a 7-figure business, public speaker, coach, philanthropist, and an all-around incredible person. Like me, she is originally from North Dakota which makes my heart happy! What advice would you give to someone who is stuck in the financial mindset? I love this question and here’s my…Continue reading Episod…
 
I am joined today by Marissa Nehlsen, CEO of a 7-figure business, public speaker, coach, philanthropist, and an all-around incredible person. Like me, she is originally from North Dakota which makes my heart happy! Tell us why the world needs us rich. The world needs us rich in all areas and my team and I…Continue reading Episode 158 | How to Creat…
 
Today I want to talk about the basics of fundraising. During this season where we are in the midst of a lot of uncertainty, I understand that people are being sensitive when it comes to asking for money. I want to take a step back and talk about why people say yes in the first…Continue reading Episode 157 | What You Need to Know to Get Someone to S…
 
In today’s episode, I’m sharing with you the 3-part process I use to help charities raise more money. These last couple of months have been a bit crazy and the last several episodes I’ve talked a lot about this pandemic and how to walk through this season. But I want you to know that the…Continue reading Episode 156 | The 3-Part Process I Use to He…
 
I’m joined today with Casey Hill, Head of Growth at Bonjoro. Bonjoro is a personalized video messaging app with the mission of empowering every organization to build real and lasting relationships with its customers, donors, or community, no matter where they live or work. Casey is a published contributor with Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and many…C…
 
In today’s episode, we are talking about the free resource every charity needs to reboot and start again. We are in a season where we do need to reboot because we’ve never been here before. If we look at anything that’s happened in our past, recessions, depressions, etc. we can look to them and see…Continue reading Episode 154 | The Free Resource E…
 
Today I want to talk through how we can take back some control and turn things around for our causes so that when we come out of this pandemic, we are stronger than ever. I want to share a few ideas with you as you’re walking through this season. First, it’s all about perspective. There…Continue reading Episode 153 | How I Raised $500,000 in New Mo…
 
Dr. Jonathan Roe has been a non-profit coach and trainer in AZ for more than a decade and is the Founder and CEO of Venture 1:9. Venture 1:9 guides non-profits to a place of courage, health, sustainability and impact, through free training, coaching and granting. After graduating college in Boston, Jonathan spent 17 years in church…Continue reading…
 
In the United States alone, we’ve gone through 15 recessions in the last 91 years. Many people talk about the Great Depression that started in 1929, which played a huge role in the way we live today. That generation still hides money under their mattresses and in different parts of the house because they couldn’t…Continue reading Episode 151 | How …
 
This podcast began in 2017 right after I’d written my book, Fundraising Freedom. It was a huge undertaking, I used all of 2016 to write the book. I pretty much locked myself inside for one year – surrounded myself with authors – and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. One of the topics…Continue reading Episode 150 | How to Adjust During This N…
 
Today I’m talking with Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact, which focuses on connecting corporations and companies with nonprofit organizations. The core mission behind Common Impact is to tap into the superpowers that each of us has as individuals and to channel them for social good. The primary way we do that is by working…Continue reading Episo…
 
In light of COVID-19, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about fundraising during this time. Do I continue on? Do I push pause? Do I cancel my event? My number one piece of advice I want to give you is do NOT stop your fundraising. Don’t allow this to stale or stagnate or freeze…Continue reading Episode 148 | How to Fundraise During a Pandemic…
 
On Saturday, I was running around doing my typical weekend errands and since we’ve been having spring-like weather, I decided to start looking for pots to plant herbs in and wound up at Ikea. I found what I was looking for and as I was loading up the back up of my car, I heard…Continue reading Episode 147 | Three Lessons Learned from the Homeless…
 
If you are new to the nonprofit space, I know this may sound crazy. Just like some people don’t work out in for-profit businesses, the same happens in nonprofits too. This is a topic that comes up fairly frequently and it’s a hard conversation to have, which is why I want to make sure you…Continue reading Episode 146 | How to Gracefully Fire a Volu…
 
Martin Leifeld is an author, consultant, coach, and public speaker. Martin is a professional fundraiser who’s raised a staggering 500 million dollars in his career that has spanned more than two decades. Two years ago, he was named the Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the St. Louis Regional Chapte…
 
In the last few weeks I’ve been doing a lot of traveling, not just for work but also with friends and family. It was great spending time with my family and to remind me of what’s important – it’s healthy to shut down for a while and regroup. Time away allows me to clear out…Continue reading Episode 144 | Are You Playing the Short or the Long Game?…
 
As I look back on my nearly 40 years of life, I can tell you how many different major things just didn’t go my way. When I think back to those things and what I actually wanted, I am completely grateful and thankful that things did NOT go my way. But I know when we’re…Continue reading Episode 143 | What to Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way…
 
The last couple of episodes we’ve been talking about the new year and goal planning. Today I want to go over the difference between stretch and SMART goals and how you can incorporate them into the work you do. Most of you have probably heard of stretch and SMART goals but may not know how…Continue reading Episode 142 | What’s Better…Stretch or SMA…
 
As we talk about goal planning in the new year, it is easy to fall into one-upping ourselves and wanting bigger, better, more. When is enough, enough? My answer is, never. Our vision should be so big that it’s something we probably won’t accomplish in our lifetimes. Of course, there will be goals on your…Continue reading Episode 141 | When is Enoug…
 
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty excited about the upcoming year. We are moving into a new decade, I’m celebrating a big birthday this year, the big 4-0. It’s hard to believe. As you are planning out your 2020, I want to share with you some ideas on how I plan and…Continue reading Episode 140 | Goal Planning for 2020…
 
On today’s show, I am talking with Brent Silkey. Brent and his wife serve college students in St. Paul, Minnesota through the ministry of Chi Alpha and they started a program called 30 for Freedom. The idea is 30 for Freedom exists to end sex trafficking in our lifetime. We engage college students in biblical…Continue reading Episode 139 | How to R…
 
I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who was feeling so defeated because she was in a group of business leaders and felt she was letting down the group and her business coach because she wasn’t living up to their expectations. I had to remind her that she is not a for…Continue reading Episode 138 | Why Business Advice Doesn’t Work fo…
 
On today’s show, I interview Mary Hiland with Hiland Consulting. Mary has been involved with nonprofit organizations for more than 40 years. She went from volunteer to staff to executive director. Mary led two mergers of her nonprofit with 530 staff and has worked with budgets ranging from $100,000-$26 million. Mary is now a consultant and coach fo…
 
If you’re anything like me, you love good motivation. We’re told we need to motivate our teams, our volunteers, ourselves, but is it actually garbage? The definition of motivation is the desire or willingness to do something. Motivation Garbage comes from Mel Robins and her book The 5 Second Rule. She says motivation is garbage…Continue reading Epi…
 
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