In Season 4, Episode 4, we heard from two Development Directors who recently completed capital campaigns, each fundraising $5 million! Brooke Bernard from The Belcourt was raising money for major renovations for a historic theatre, and Teri Sloan from The Nashville Food Project worked to build a brand new facility, including a commercial kitchen and revenue generating meeting space.
In Season 3, Episode 11, I want to introduce you to Foundation Center! Foundation Center offers free and inexpensive resources for nonprofits looking for funding opportunities, help developing infrastructure, and opportunities to grow their network. In this episode, we chat with Alexis Flannagan, the Community Outreach Manager of Foundation Center South, about all the resources offered by this great agency.
Many nonprofit organizations I speak with have tried social media fundraising before with less-than-stellar results. However, I always preach about the benefits of social media, so I’m devoting Episode 8 in Season 3 to the best practices for these online fundraisers! In this episode, we chat with Stacy Nunnally from Safe Haven Family Shelter and the Tennessee Imagination Library and Lara Buckheit from DLyted about the importance of consistency in your social media strategy, how to add an online fundraising component to your major fundraising events, and how to find and activate influencers who support your organization.
I just released Season 2, Episode 5 of my podcast, where I talked about three fundraising ideas that are super easy and inexpensive to implement in your nonprofit! These are great for organizations whose boards and staff feel fresh out of fundraising ideas, or maybe just don't have the time to plan out a labor-intensive fundraiser right now.