Giving & Gabbing Podcast
Put the FUN back in Fundraising!
Giving & Gabbing is GiveGab’s new podcast where Jackie and Karin discuss fundraising concepts in a less structured, more conversational format. They will cover topics such as donor engagement, community involvement, nonprofit storytelling, and donor stewardship. They will also cover more advanced strategies to boost fundraising efforts, such as peer-to-peer fundraising and matching. Special segments may include: discussing interesting questions from customers, and interviewing nonprofit administrators, Giving Day hosts, and GiveGab team members.
Giving & Gabbing is meant to educate and inspire nonprofit administrators across the country - and perhaps even provide [a small morsel of] entertainment. Join Karin and Jackie for your monthly dose of auditory philanthropic goodness.
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S1E8 - Segmenting your Giving Day Efforts for Greater Impact and Engagement
In Episode 8 of Giving & Gabbing, Jackie and Karin are joined by Carol, Director of Donor Relations & Programs at The Orange County Community Foundation. Throughout the year, OCCF hosts Collaborative Giving Days celebrating nonprofits serving different cause-areas such as youth services through Igniting Potential and homelessness services through Help Them Home. In previous years, the Community Foundation held a traditional Giving Day, iHeartOC, encompassing all nonprofits in Orange County. Throughout this interview, Carol discusses the strategies behind pivoting to collaborative days and their impact on participating nonprofits.
S1E7 - Growing Your Giving Day Through Community Involvement
In episode 7 of Giving & Gabbing, Jackie is joined by a very special guest co-host, Charlie Mulligan, CEO of GiveGab. Together they interview Deborah Clark, Information & Technology Director at the NH Center for Nonprofits. Her team has hosted their annual Giving Day, NH Gives, with GiveGab since 2016 and saw an unimaginable 526% year over year increase in dollars raised during their most recent day this past June. Deborah shares with us her experience working with GiveGab over the years and as well as their new strategies used that led to their day’s significant growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
S1E6 - Pivoting Your Giving Day For Emergency Relief
In episode 6 of Giving & Gabbing, co-hosts Jackie and Karin are joined by Scott McAninch, Chief Executive Officer of The Nonprofit Council. Scott and his team manage The Big Give, a long-standing Giving Day in San Antonio, TX, that has raised over $25 million for their community since its inception. The Big Give 2020 was set to take place amidst the COVID-19 shutdown. Rather than cancel their online fundraising event, The Nonprofit Council decided to pivot its site for emergency relief efforts. Listen as Scott shares his experience working with his nonprofits as his team made this shift as well as his preparation for their postponed Giving Day, now taking place on September 10, 2020.
S1E5 - Encouraging Participation for your First Giving Day
In episode 5 of Giving & Gabbing, we are joined by Kirk Windus, Communications and Fund Development Manager, at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Kirk and his team recently hosted their first Giving Day with GiveGab, Cattaraugus Gives, this past GivingTuesday 2019 in which 57 participating organizations collectively raised $110,996 to further their missions. Co-hosts, Karin and Jackie discuss with Kirk the strategies his team used to generate excitement and support throughout the community that led to this successful online fundraising event. Our guest also takes time to share his thoughts on the current fundraising landscape amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
S1E4 - The Power of Effective Communication
In this episode, Karin and Jackie are joined by special guest and founder of K8 Communications, Kate Leno. With over 20 years of experience in this space, Kate dives into how your nonprofit can use communication strategies to drive awareness and impact with best practices and real examples.
S1E3 - Event Planning with the Tompkins County SPCA
In this episode, we sit down with Lynne and Jim from the Tompkins County SPCA to discuss their most recent event, March for The Animals, that took place on October 6, 2019. Lynne and Jim discuss how they have leveraged online fundraising to support this event and how GiveGab's P2P Fundraising Suite helped them do it!
S1E2 - Email Marketing Strategies to Boost Fundraising Success
In this episode of Giving & Gabbing, Jackie and Karin are joined by Nicole, GiveGab’s Digital Marketing Manager. With a background in both nonprofit and e-commerce communications, Nicole shares her best practices on engaging supporters through email marketing strategies.
S1E1- Deep Dive into Giving Is Gorges
In our first episode of Giving & Gabbing we take a look into GiveGab's own local 24-hour Giving Day, Giving is Gorges. In June, we celebrated our 5th annual Giving Day, which brought record-breaking results as $157,442 was raised collectively by 74 participating organizations. We will discuss the strategies that led to this day's success such as trainings, business fundraisers, and in-person events, as well as how we will continue to grow this giving initiative.