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8 Blunders in Major Gift Asks

8 Blunders in Major Gift Asks

Having trouble closing major gifts? Unsure how to approach major gifts? Let's think about what NOT to do, and talk about a better way.  In this episode, Niermann and Cass talk about experiences in sales and fundraising, both mistakes they have made and successes they...

Getting Real: The Value of Executive/Leadership Coaching

Getting Real: The Value of Executive/Leadership Coaching

After a hiatus of several months, listen as Cass and Niermann get real about future podcast episodes (send in your feedback and tell us what you need!).  This episode also emphasizes the importance of executive or leadership coaching, as Scott shares about the value...

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

Tax Advantages of Charitable Giving

Do more complex, major gifts confuse you?  Do you wonder how to land stock, IRA, real estate, or other significant gifts for your nonprofit?  If you are just getting started understanding these things, don't miss this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason...

The Fundraising Cycle: Tips for Managing the Process

The Fundraising Cycle: Tips for Managing the Process

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, Jason Cass and Scott Niermann discuss the well-known "Fundraising Cycle" - six steps to facilitate donor engagement.  Variations of this model exist, but the principles remain the same. Join us as we explore the stages of donor...

Institutional Readiness for Fundraising

Institutional Readiness for Fundraising

This episode features a dynamic discussion between Cass and Niermann about organizational readiness for fundraising. The discussion also dips into some principles for major gift conversations and the capital campaign Niermann is currently engaged in.Episode...

Why and How to Engage Your CEO in Fundraising

Why and How to Engage Your CEO in Fundraising

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, Jason Cass and Scott Niermann discuss further the CEO and CDO roles in fundraising leadership. Specifically, why do we want CEOs involved in fundraising, and how should we think about and engage their leadership role when...

CEO and CDO Roles in Fundraising

CEO and CDO Roles in Fundraising

Listen as Niermann and Cass discuss leadership roles in fundraising for small and larger nonprofits, with an emphasis on the importance of a CEO's engagement in the process. The Board of Directors also has a role, but the importance of the CEO's role cannot be...

“Quiet Quitting” and Employee Engagement – Part II

“Quiet Quitting” and Employee Engagement – Part II

A leader's engagement is critical to engaging the team and organizational success. Check out Part II of NP Local Podcast on Employee Engagement as it relates to productivity, burnout, and "quiet quitting."Episode Highlights: Scott discusses the critical role of trust...

“Quiet Quitting” and Employee Engagement – Part I

“Quiet Quitting” and Employee Engagement – Part I

In many cases, employee burnout leads to "quiet quitting" and the Great Resignation. What is "quiet quitting" and how can leaders combat this threat to your organization's mission through better engagement?Episode Highlights: Scott explains what “quiet quitting" is...

Stress and Gettin’ (un)Busy w/ Dr. Garland Vance

Stress and Gettin’ (un)Busy w/ Dr. Garland Vance

Are you too stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed? "Busy" is the new normal. Dr. Garland Vance says busyness is an overcommitment to too many good things - and that it will kill you! If you aren't meeting the goals you set in your personal and professional life, check...