What Matters Podcast

Your staff and board look to you for vision and guidance. While you inspire them to do great things, you also need to “refill your bucket,” helping you continue to grow and learn. This podcast series is a conversation between our team and other leaders who share their thought on what really matters.

What Matters: inspiration for nonprofit leaders from DBD Group

 

What Matters #8: Lora Dow on Social Media

Jon Simons interviews Lora Dow on how nonprofits can include social media in their financial development toolkit.

What Matters #7: Charley Shirley on Endowment

Jon Simons and Charley Shirley talk through the why and how of beginning an endowment program for a nonprofit or church.

What Matters #6: Lee Heyward on the Gift of Giving (part 2 of 2)

Bruce Berglund and Lee Heyward continue their discussion on generosity in faith communities, and getting comfortable with asking for money.

 

What Matters #5: Lee Heyward on the Lessons of a Reluctant Asker (part 1 of 2)

Bruce Berglund and Lee Heyward discuss generosity in faith communities, and getting comfortable with asking for money.

What Matters #4: Danny Maier on Where Luck Meets Fundraising

We welcome Dan Maier to the Donor By Design Team and get his thoughts on the role of “luck” in fundraising. Learn more about Dan

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What Matters #3: Journey Johnson on the “Mystical Mingling of a Joyous Giver, an Artful Asker and a Grateful Recipient”

We welcome Journey to the Donor By Design Team and get his thoughts on the role of generosity in a nonprofit leader’s life. Learn more about Journey

 

What Matters #2: Paul Kieltyka Interview

Paul Kieltyka, Summit Area YMCA and Jon Simons, Donor By Design Group

This story about a change of heart will inspire you and perhaps help you reflect on your own answer to the question “What Matters?”

Listen to MP3 or right-click to download: What Matters 02.13.14

What Matters #1: “Leadership Is Everything”

Bruce Berglund & Jon Simons, Donor By Design Group

In this podcast with Donor By Design Group’s Bruce Berglund and Jon Simons, Bruce reminds us that “No organization will rise above the strength and commitment of its board.” Listen as they discuss the three things a board member wants, the law of lateral recruitment and a process that can help nonprofit organizations assess the strength and areas of opportunity for their board.

Download a copy of the DBD Board Prospecting Grid referenced in this podcast.  Listen to MP3 or right-click to download: What Matters_04.02.13

 

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Previous to our What Matters Series, we also produced several other podcasts that still have bearing on today’s nonprofit. Have a listen!

 

“Open Only in Case of Rain”
Jon Simons, Donor By Design Group

Join Donor By Design Group’s Jon Simons as he talks about the many friendraising activities that are part of the critical relationship-building component to fundraising.

 

“Finding Foundation Support in Today’s Economy”
An Interview with Stephanie Dudek, Donor By Design Group

Join Donor By Design Group’s Jon Simons as he interviews Stephanie Dudek, Senior Consultant at Donor By Design Group.

Stephanie explains some of the constraints facing foundations today and how you can make your grant application stand out from the crowd. Learn five tips to keep in mind when writing your next proposal, and reflect on the critical nature of your organization’s mission in these economic times.

 

An Interview with Vernon Delpesce, President & CEO, YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Join Donor By Design’s Bruce Berglund as he interviews Vernon Delpesce, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines (IA).

Listen in on the conversation as Vernon explains how the YMCA of Greater Des Moines raised more than $1.1 million for their annual campaign in just four short weeks during January-February 2009. The YMCA, along with their 400 annual campaign volunteers stayed focused on their case, which is stronger than ever, and never let the news of the economy stand in their way.

 

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