Created with Sketch.
The DonorSearch Masterminds Series
50 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
The Masterminds Series: Nejeed Kassam
Today we speak with Nejeed Kassam, he's the CEO and Founder of Keela, and also the founder of the Better Candidate Initiative, and former Executive Director of both End Poverty Now and Conversations for Change. He has the experience of working for the United Nations and the Senate of Canada as the author of the book, High on Life.
58 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
An Introduction to AI with Scott Rosenkrans
From his early career in counseling to his thought leadership and the application of AI to fundraising, Scott Rosenkrans has been working to better identify, interpret, understand and explain the guideposts that lead people from thought to action. Today, in his role as Associate Vice President, for DonorSearch Aristotle, which delivers advanced AI capabilities into actionable insights for non-profits around the country. He is working to present more strategic and predictive, donor prospecting approaches. We caught up with Scott in the middle of his work. DonorSearch Introduces DonorSearch Aristotle - A New Research Division to Deliver Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits: https://prn.to/37A5knm
45 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
The Masterminds Series: Nathan Chappell
Nathan Chapell is one of the world's foremost experts on the intersection between artificial intelligence and philanthropy. Over the past 20 years, he has served in leadership positions within several large and complex non-profit organizations, including City of Hope and UC San Diego, guiding fundraising efforts that have generated over one billion dollars in philanthropic revenue. Today, he serves as Senior Vice President of DonorSearch Aristotle, leading a research and development division dedicated to leveraging artificial intelligence to help non-profits harnessed actionable insights from big data. DonorSearch Introduces DonorSearch Aristotle - A New Research Division to Deliver Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits: https://prn.to/37A5knm
48 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Masterminds Series: Linda Lysakowski
We want to thank all of our listeners and Masterminds for a great first year of the Masterminds Series podcast and we can't wait to bring you more in 2021. Linda Lysakowski is a consultant and master trainer, who has been informing and inspiring fundraisers and other non-profit leaders for decades. The author of 33 books, and editor of “Still More”. Linda has spoken around the world and been honored by many chapters of EFP, as well as being the recipient of the Barbara Marion Award for outstanding service to AFP.
68 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Bob Carter
Bob Carter is one of the world's most respected and recognized voices in fundraising and philanthropy. Over the last four decades, he has guided major resource development efforts around the world, served as a longtime CEO at Ketchum, a Senior Advisor at Omnicom, a board Chair at Major Institutions, and since 2011 as CEO of Carter. He's a former chair of AFP and in 2020, received the rare distinction of the Chairs award for outstanding service presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Join us as we catch up with Bob at his home in Florida.
47 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Heather Mansfield
Welcome back Masterminds, this week we jump back into the series with an amazing interview. Heather Mansfield has been on the leading edge of applying tech to social good for over 25 years. Since the mid-nineties, she has pioneered efforts in crowdfunding, e-mail, fundraising, and then social media marketing for the non-profit world. As the editor-in-chief and founder of non-profit Tech for Good, author of the best-selling books Mobile for Good: Social Media for Social Good, the Global NGO Tech Report, and the Global Trends and Giving Report as well as The Voice Behind non-profit aurochs reaching hundreds of thousands on social networks. She’s presented at conferences around the world online and in real life as well as trained and inspired hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to successfully use tech for the benefit of humanity. We caught up with Heather at her home office in Tucson, Arizona. Want more on the DonorSearch Masterminds Series? Be sure to follow us on Twitter @DonorSearch.
46 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Sam Laprade
With close to three decades in the non-profit, political, and media sectors, Sam Laprade is a singular voice in the world of social good from her work, as a strategist at Griffin Fundraising, to her role as host of “An Hour To Give” in Ottawa and from the fundraising stagers around the world, to the stand-up stage. She's provided a unique insight into the art and science of 21st-century fundraising. Take a listen as you’ll learn about her new love for comedy and how her new puppy relates to the hit show “The Office”.
31 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson is Partner at GoalBusters and has over three decades of experience and donor psychology, brand strategy, social media marketing, multimedia production, and board and organizational training. Jim currently serves for the third time as the President of AFP Northern Arizona and he has also been a key voice on the AFP International Communications and Marketing Committee, The Committee on Directorship, and serves as an instructor at Northern Arizona University. He's known as one of the funniest people in fundraising and you can find him online, social media, and through his popular Jim-isms column.
28 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Alice Ferris
Alice Ferris, Founding Partner of GoalBusters started her fundraising career and her long affiliation with Public Broadcasting, as a volunteer at Wisconsin Public Television, in Madison, Wisconsin, blowing bubbles onto the set during pledge breaks for the Lawrence Welk Show. She serves on the ACFRE Credentialing Board, as well as the CFRE International Board and the Wisconsin School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration Advisory Board. You may recognize Alice and her voice for her on-air presence on many public television and radio pledge drives, including top revenue generating fundraisers such as those for Downton Abbey, Ken Burns', America Storyteller, The Civil War, and others.
45 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Kris Putnam-Walkerly
For over 20 years, top global philanthropies, ultra-high net worth donors, celebrity activists, foundations, wealth advisors, and Fortune 500 companies have sought Kris Putnam-Walkerly’s philanthropic advisory services to dramatically increase the clarity, speed, impact and joy of their giving. Kris is a Global Philanthropy Advisor, and President of Putnam Consulting Group. She is the author of the award winning book, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, and The New Book, Delusional Altruism. She's also a Forbes.com contributor on the topic of Philanthropic Giving.
53 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Derrick Feldmann
Derrick Feldmann is Managing Director of INFLUENCE|SG a movement design studio working with leading brands and causes to research, ideate and test new movement approaches and the Managing Director of Ad Council Edge, the Ad Council’s strategic consulting division that advises during the formative stages of public engagement programs. He's a well-known researcher and advisor for causes and companies, social movements, issue engagement, as well as the author of three books, Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change. Cause for Change, the Wind howled, non-profit, Millennial Engagement, and most recently, The Corporate Social Mind, published by Fast Company Press in June, 2020.
60 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Randy Cohen
Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts—the national advocacy organization for the arts—where he has been empowering arts advocates since 1991. Randy stands out as a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, and using the arts to address community development issues. He publishes Americans Speak Out About the Arts, the nation’s largest public opinion study about the arts, and produces the two premier economic studies of the arts—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national economic impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, a mapping study of the nation’s 675,000 arts businesses and their employees. Randy has given speeches in all 50 states and, regularly appears in the news media, including, within the pages of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and on C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, and NPR.
28 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
The Mastermind Series: Brian Becker
Brian Becker is Founder of Leaders Edge, a boutique consulting firm focusing primarily on helping non-profits develop strategic plans, high performing teams, becoming more sustainable and increasing impact. He also provides leadership coaching to executives and aspiring leaders, Brian is the co-author with his son of Tender Lyon's, building the Vital Relationship between father and son.
25 minutes | May 11, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Josh Birkholz
As we are in the midst of UNBOUND we sit down with Josh Birkholz, chief executive officer of BWF. Josh is a leader in big philanthropy and innovator for the business of fundraising. In his 15 years of consulting the leading nonprofits, universities, and healthcare centers around the globe, Josh has redefined how we look at modern program design, fundraising in a smart economy, and branding in the high net-worth marketplace.
37 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Vu Le
Until recently, Vu Le served as the executive director of RVC a non-profit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaborations between diverse communities a singular voice on issues such as non-profit funding, the sustainability myth, equity, and diversity in the non-profit sector. Vu Le has been rocking everyone's boat at conferences around the world and through the pages of his powerfully irreverent, no nonsense blog, non-profit AF. www.nonprofitaf.com
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Sherry Quam Taylor
Sherry Quam Taylor teaches nonprofit leaders how to pivot from small-dollar donations to securing larger, investment-level donations so they can finally fund their missions. The leaders she works with are experts in their field, but when it comes to individual donor fundraising, they’ve simply never been trained on how to do it, so it feels uncomfortable and frustrating. She helps them learn the exact steps to launch a mid- and major level gift program that feels comfortable, involves less dread, and fully funds their mission for the long-haul.
20 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Al Cantor
Al Cantor has been working with nonprofit organizations since 1982, as a staff member, executive, board leader, and consultant. Al “has been there” – raising funds, dealing with donors, balancing budgets, recruiting the right people, and making difficult strategic decisions. Al meanwhile has built a national following on issues affecting the nonprofit sector. Al is a popular keynote speaker at nonprofit conferences and a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the leading nonprofit journals. He has been cited on nonprofit issues in publications from the New York Times to Vanity Fair to The Atlantic, and he maintains a popular blog on his website.
40 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Tycely Williams
Tycely Williams has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $92 million dollars in charitable causes. Over the past 23 years, Tycely advanced philanthropy as vice president of development of YWCA USA, as the chief development officer for the American Red Cross National Capital Region, an association director of major gifts for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, a director of development for two health and human services organizations, the artistic director of two community-based dance studios, and the executive director for a nonprofit organization founded by a Fortune 500 company. In her spare time, she chairs the Board of Trustees for Monument Academy Public Charter School and volunteers with numerous youth-serving organizations. Tycely is a Certified Fundraising Executive, past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Metro Chapter, and the immediate past chair of the Women’s Impact Initiative of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. A joyful divorcée, Tycely enjoys traveling, crashing charitable fundraising galas, taste-testing fried green tomatoes and conversing with values-driven leaders in preparation for her first book.
20 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Mandy Pearce
A grant writing expert, executive and development coach, fundraising consultant, and national fundraising trainer, Mandy Pearce, launched Funding for Good, Inc. in 2009 to equip organizations with the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. Mandy has taken her passion and expertise for fundraising to the development field and shared it with individuals and organizations for over 2 decades through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style brings thousands of people annually to her presentations at conventions, trainings, and workshops, in-person and online. Mandy’s passions are development and executive coaching, fundraising planning, budget development, and all things grant writing. Mandy lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and their rescue dogs, Leo and Dalli, who share her enthusiasm for the outdoors.
23 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
The Masterminds Series: Marc A. Pitman
It's obvious that leadership impacts nonprofits. And that leader's behaviors affect fundraising. But how? Now we know. The latest nonprofit leadership research shows how specific leadership styles impact nonprofit outcomes. And the research shows three surprising aspects that significantly impact philanthropy. Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc tweets regularly at @marcapitman.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021