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Art Taylor: Straight Talk

Straight Talk on charity monitoring, innovations in giving, and DEI in nonprofit leadership with Art Taylor, President, and CEO of Give.org, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Host of The Heart of Giving Podcast.


November 23, 2021

Cindy Wagman: How to Help Reluctant Fundraisers

Cindy Wagman, President of The Good Partnership and author of the new book “Raise It! The Reluctant Fundraiser’s Guide to Raising Money Without Selling Your Soul” joined us this week and shared the real reasons even the most successful leaders are often afraid to fundraise…and how to overcome that fear. Cindy shared the the secrets of neuroscience to unlock our ability to confidently and successfully ask for support.

November 11, 2021

Dr. Kenna Barrett: "Making the Ask" for Introverts

Dr.Kenna Barrett is a fundraising strategist. Over a 20-year period, Dr. Barrett has raised millions of dollars in all types of organizations from start-ups to world-class universities. Dr. Barrett teaches fundraising at Sacred Heart University and is director of the APMA Educational Foundation and director of development for APMA. She is passionate about bringing the power of philanthropic asking to people of all personalities, backgrounds, and learning styles.

October 26, 2021

Dr. Russell James: Socratic Fundraising

Fundraising often focuses on making “the ask.” But appreciative inquiry uses questions throughout the relationship to help the donor discover their own reasons for making a transformational donation. Professor James starts with the “why” from research, theory, and experience and then moves to the “how” of exactly what questions to ask, in what order, and for what purpose. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of major gift decision processes and plenty of real-world “magic” questions to try out right away.