PSI will produce a bi-monthly podcast that is focused on areas that are relevant to today's nonprofit leaders and fundraisers. We hope that you will find new insights, instructional advice, and an occasional inspirational nugget to guide you along.
While each podcast may vary in length, we think you'll find yourself coming back here every month to download another. We will produce several more going forward that feature other well known philanthropy practitioners, experts, and motivational leaders.
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- Martin Clark: 1st Century Lessons for 21st Century Stewardship Pt. 1 / Pt. 2
- Evert McDowell: Risk Free Charitable Gift Annuity Program
- Dr. Karla Williams, ACFRE: What Nonprofits Need to do Now!
- Terry Newmyer, MBA & Steven Reed: Infectious Enthusiasm-Tipping Point Achievments Pt. 1 / Pt. 2
- Dr. Robert Fogal & Don Schneider: The Ethics of Philanthropy Pt. 1 / Pt. 2
- Mary Anne Chern, ACFRE, AHP: The Certification Process
Do you have a topic that you'd like to hear? If so, please drop me a line at email@example.com, and I'll see what I can do to get it on the air.
5-Minute Philanthropy: Get short thoughts from staff and those in the field about the state of philanthropy, what's working and not, and other things to ponder in your effort to create profitable partnerships in your communities.
(1.) Social Media: Social Media makes use of web-based and mobile technologies to have conversations with those around us. Is the church making the best use of it and are we at the forefront of the exciting possibilities that SM presents? Take a few minutes tohear what we think and why we've got to get on board sooner rather than later. by Paul Hopkins, Associate Director, PSI (Click Here)
Adventist Community Services: PSI, Adventist Community Services, and several incredibly gifted speakers have come together to bring you a video training series that will help you focus on sound, fundamental practices which will help you bolster your smaller shop and remind you what it takes to succeed in soliciting gifts and meeting donor demand. Look below to see the release dates for each and check back often to see.
Link: Sung Kwon's Introduction »
(1.) The Seven Deadly Sins That Fundraisers Commit: Learn some of the biggest mistakes we in the Adventist church make when it comes to furaising, and how to avoid them. by Lilya Wagner, CFRE: (Video Here)
(2.) The Seven Current Best Practices to Improve Your Fundraising: An overview of nonprofit fundraising, and examples of success. By Ken Turpen, CFRE: (Video Here)
(3.) For What Do You Need Money? A look at What is possible to raise funds for, such as operating versus project money. By Chris Carey, CFRE (Video Here)
(4.) Where Are Your Donors? A description of possible donors, who can they be an d how do you determine if they're for you. David Colwell, CFRE (Video Here)
(5.) Talking To Your Donors: How to make a case, what should a case contain, and internal vs external case expressions, plus customizing your case to specific donors. By LuAnn Davis, CFRE (Video Here)
(6.) Be The Chief Development Officer: When your fundraising staff is small, you've got to prioritize by becoming the CDO. By Steven A. Reed (Video Here)
(7.) Using the Right Tools: This introduction will provide a quick overview to the major tools to use when raising funds. By Tyrone Freeman (Video Here)
(8.) Don't be a Solo Performer! Learn why volunteers are needed, how to recruit and train them, and how volunteers will and should work with staff and leadership. By Karen Johnson, CFRE (Video Here)
(9.) If You Don't Have a Plan, How Will You Know if You've Arrived? A look at why planning is essential, why donors demand it, and a look at a few sample plans. By Dave Sternberg (Video Here)
(10.) Don't Forget to Thank! a look into short-term and long-term thanking and recogntion procedures and ideas. By Carolyn Hamilton, CFRE (Video Here) (Accompanying Document Here)