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The Missing Middle – Part III

The Missing Middle – Part III

In this episode of NP Local podcast, concluding the series on "the missing middle," a few examples are discussed from organizations who addressed the problem of retaining mid-range donors. Important strategies are discussed including knowing your middle donor data,...

The Missing Middle – Part II

The Missing Middle – Part II

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, continue discussing the "missing middle"—an issue for almost all nonprofits. This 2008 research informs nonprofit managers on the issue and proposes several concepts and strategies to address this...

The Donor Bill of Rights – What Is It and How Does It Apply to Me?

The Donor Bill of Rights – What Is It and How Does It Apply to Me?

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, Jason Cass and Scott Niermann talk about the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created in 1993 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement...

Volunteer Management: Issues & Best Practices

Volunteer Management: Issues & Best Practices

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, host Scott Niermann is joined by Scott McFarland, Executive Director at Missouri Community Service Commission. Volunteers are an important part of a nonprofit: they are donors of time, similar to donors of money. Therefore,...

Volunteerism: Why Does It Matter?

Volunteerism: Why Does It Matter?

This episode of the NP Local podcast is hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann. For those not in the nonprofit world, why does volunteerism matter? For those in nonprofits, small and large, do you know why people volunteer and how they think? Another form of giving...

Giving USA 2021 Report Takeaways

Giving USA 2021 Report Takeaways

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they learn about the newly released report on American philanthropy and some key takeaways for nonprofit professionals and fundraisers. A public service of the Giving USA Foundation and...

Tips for Today from 45 Years of Fundraising, Featuring Sandi Byrd

Tips for Today from 45 Years of Fundraising, Featuring Sandi Byrd

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they’re completely on target for today's fundraising environment. Enjoy a short conversation with veteran fundraiser Sandi Byrd, ACFRE. From the early years of Loudon County Habitat for...

The “Why?” and “How?” of a Charting Impact Report

The “Why?” and “How?” of a Charting Impact Report

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, Jason and Scott discuss how the Charting Impact framework will help your organization articulate long-term goals, programmatic strategies, capabilities, and impact your constituents,...

Telling the Story of Your Organization’s Impact

Telling the Story of Your Organization’s Impact

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, using the Charting Impact framework crafted by leading, nationwide nonprofit advocacy and transparency organizations, NP Local hosts walk through five strategic questions every...