Maria Bryan: Marketing that matches Mission
Awesome discussion with Maria Bryant on NPO marketing, branding and storytelling 101. Maria is a nonprofit marketing strategist who works with purpose-driven people seeking purposeful marketing for their nonprofit. She provides practical strategies and empathetic mentorship to nonprofits ready to amplify their mission and message. She has over ten years in marketing communications in the public sector, a master’s degree in public administration, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Maria is a firm believer that storytellers make the world a healthier, safer, cleaner, and happier place. Maria's awesome website: https://www.mariabryan.com/ Follow Maria on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariabryancrtv Alex and FRN on socials: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now https://www.linkedin.com/company/fund-raise-now/
February 03, 2022
Teddy Schleifer - Famous Billionaires and their view of "Philanthropy"
Alex talks to Teddy Schleifer, an investigative journalist at Puck News writing about the mega-rich. "Just as reporters cover poverty in America, reporters must cover and uncover wealth in America — offering the scrutiny that informs essential debates about income inequality, money-in-politics, and the role of private philanthropy," says Teddy. In Philanthropy and Nonprofit work, we spend so much time working on the "how?" to get in front of major donors we don't often think about the bigger picture. How do Billionaires use philanthropy to drive a more extensive agenda? Teddy operates out of Silicon Valley. Follow him and his incredible Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/teddyschleifer. Sign up for his free newsletter (I highly recommend) https://thestratosphere.news/teddy-schleifer. And Puck the affordable subscription base platform https://puck.news/. Alex Simon on social https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalexsimon/ https://twitter.com/dalexsimon
September 13, 2021
Instagram Live with Kristen Faith: Surviving domestic violence, starting a consulting agency
Kristen Faith has been a digital marketing and advertising expert for more than a decade. She is the Creator behind The Nonprofit Makeover and the award-winning nonprofit Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence. Kristen has helped nonprofits and companies like Sephora engage their community on social change initiatives. In this episode, we talk about her new agency, being a founder of a startup NPO, and advice for survivors of domestic violence. Follow Fund Raise Now! https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now/ https://twitter.com/dalexsimon
July 02, 2021
Clubhouse Episode! Working with Family Offices with Bleu Blakslee & Marty Dutch, CAP
I was honored to have a conversation with two Senior Philanthropic Advisors, Bleu Blakslee and Marty Dutch. Both of these incredible people have a deep understanding of how to build relationships and deliver measurable outcomes for both nonprofits and major funders. One of the ways to work with major funders is by cultivating relationships with Family Offices. Family offices are private asset management advisory firms that serve ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors. For example, many family offices offer money management, insurance, charitable giving, run family-owned business, wealth transfer to the next generation, and tax services. The Family Office space has grown with the development of tech over the past 20 years new families have emerged with Ultra High New Worth assets, and a FO continues to be an easy solution for managing complex business affairs. Follow Fund Raise Now! on social https://twitter.com/dalexsimon https://www.linkedin.com/company/fund-raise-now/ https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now/
June 29, 2021
Clubhouse Episode! Nonprofit Jobs Summit with Dan Hanley and Alex Simon
Alex Simon and Dan Hanley from Alturi Consulting hosted a Clubhouse with Heather Campbell, Nonprofit Recruiter at Thinking Ahead Executive Search, Erika Pinheiro Director at Al Ortro Lado, and Vu Le from Nonprofit AF. Find out more about the incredible people on the panel https://thinkingahead.com/ https://alotrolado.org/ https://nonprofitaf.com/ And follow the nonprofit club on CH https://www.clubhouse.com/club/the-nonprofit-club
June 11, 2021
Germeen Guillaume - Include your finance team when Fundraising
Alex spoke with the legendary visionary accountant, Germeen Guillaume. Germeene has a decade in accounting for some of the biggest firms and banks in the world and over the last 5 years, she's been helping NPOs get their finances in order and remaining compliant. I wanted to do this conversation because so many times the fundraising arm and the finance arm are in a silo. How can we bridge that relationship? Follow Germeen here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/germeen-guillaume-b764b458/ Her website: https://www.visionaryag.com/ Follow Alex: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalexsimon www.twitter.com/dalexsimon
May 12, 2021
Alex Wilson with The Giving Block - Nonprofits are now accepting Bitcoin
It was an honor to talk to Alex Wilson, Co-Founder of The Giving Block, a company that allows Nonprofits to accept crypto donations. This type of money becoming is more mainstream and tax incentives are in place for donors, why not add this capacity to your NPO? Follow FRN! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fund-raise-now Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon
May 10, 2021
Hannah Brown with ActBlue - Capture Online Donations
Alex spoke with Hannah Brown, Director of Communications at ActBlue, the fundraising juggernaut with Democrats, and progressives. We spoke about ActBlue's history, how they are leveling the playing field with major donors and super PACs, and some of their secrets in capturing online donations. Will their next move be in the NGO space? Find out this and more in this episode. Follow Fund Raise Now! with Alex Simon. - Alex's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon - Fund Raise Now on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now/ - Fund Raise Now! on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fund-raise-now/ - Fund Raise Now! on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkEwNV7s2V-XwOxOMWFpzoA - Fund Raise Now! Podcast: https://anchor.fm/fundraising
March 02, 2021
Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE - Raise more in a pandemic? It is possible.
Alex talks to major gift Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE. Amy a leading expert in her field, she’s helped small and large nonprofits alike raise millions of dollars through major gift and capital campaigns, board development, annual fund campaigns, direct mail, and planned gift solicitations. Amy is a true expert in her field she has a prolific amount of free resources on her website, and her YouTube channel is one of the leading results when searching "fundraising," "major gifts," or "capital campaigns." If you are new to non-profits or a seasoned expert with decades of experience, this will be 30 minutes well spent. Follow Fund Raise Now! with Alex Simon. - Alex's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon - Fund Raise Now! on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fund-raise-now/ - Fund Raise Now! on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkEwNV7s2V-XwOxOMWFpzoA - Fund Raise Now! Podcast: https://anchor.fm/fundraising
January 09, 2021
Dominique Calixte, MS - Fundraising acquisition mode. How bout that wallet?
FRN! Episode 7 was one of the best yet. If we want to look at the future of fundraising and development in the NGO sector, it will look like Dominique. The all-star fundraiser is just starting her career in the Boston area, but she's already disrupting and challenging the status quo. Dominique offers several digital fundraising tips for donors of all levels and ages. She stresses that now is the time to start acquiring Millennial and Gen Z donors, and don't ignore black and brown philanthropy! It was awesome to have her on the show! Follow FRN on social! Instagram: Follow Alex! Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalexsimon/
October 09, 2020
Brian Kish, CFRE - Re-think Annual Giving
FRN! was lucky enough to interview an Annual Giving and Fundraising expert, Brian Kish, Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE). In this episode, Brain challenges many NGO shops' status quo thinking their donors are "fatigued," rather, he forces us to ask, "are we showing them the actual impact of our donation?" Follow Alex! Twitter: https://twitter.com/dalexsimon LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalexsimon/
October 09, 2020
Jon-Stephen Stansel - Non Profits and Higher Ed in the digital conversation
Jon-Stephen Stansel is a social media professional with almost a decade of experience managing and creating content for higher education, small business and government social media accounts. He has worked for the University of Central Arkansas, Texas State University, the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as consulting for many small businesses. In this episode, we discuss managing brand social media in 2020, managing yourself in 2020, and how marketing and fundraising can work together. To follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsstansel Check out Jon's awesome website and blog: https://www.jsstansel.com/ Follow Fund Raise Now Podcast: https://anchor.fm/fundraising F ollow Fund Raise Now on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/fund_raise_now/
August 28, 2020
Shane O’Rourke - founder and CEO of weliftup.org. Let's demonstrate the "100% model"
In episode four, Alex Simon talks to Shane O'Rouke founder of www.weliftup.org a nonprofit that matches donors to projects so they invest and feel Returns on Investment immediately. Shane also has been able to follow the 100% model. One of the biggest objections supporters might have; "how much of my donation actually goes to those individuals actually in need of my donation?" Because Shane and We Lift Up secured corporate and major donor support 100% goes to the project. We lift up also has excellent branding and user experience on their site. How did all of this get done in just a short amount of time? We explore that and more.
August 03, 2020
Keith Hannon - "you can measure a like"
FRN! Talks about starting the major donor cycle digitally and the importance of prospect research online
October 12, 2019
Carroll Simon - "peel back the layers of the onion, define your why"
Museum geeks and Directors take notice, Carroll Simon, the former Director of the Buffalo Museum of Science talks about strategic planning and managing your governing Board.
October 12, 2019
Ashley Budd - "You don't need to be charitable"
Ashley Budd digital strategist and designer at Higher Ed Live and Director of Digital Marketing at Cornell University talks about the rebirth of your organization's website at the north-star of truth in the post-truth world, encouraging senior staff to take on designated gifts, and our favorite topic... storytelling!
February 27, 2019