Futures in Fundraising

By Alexander Haas

About this podcast   English    United States

Futures in Fundraising is a new, interview-based podcast that focuses on careers in fundraising and development. Futures in Fundraising consists of interviews with leading and emerging fundraising, development and nonprofit professionals. While focusing on the interviewee’s fundraising journey – their experience in the field, tough situations, lessons learned and their “Ah-ha!” moments, as well as advice for those seeking to advance their careers in fundraising – we hope to bring new inspiration and light to unique, as well as typical, situations that fundraisers face.
Each episode is approximately 25-30 minutes in length…just long enough for a commute to work, a walk with the dog or a half-hour workout! Futures in Fundraising is available for download for FREE on iTunes and through the Futures in Fundraising website. New episodes released monthly!
So JOIN US and prepare for YOUR future in fundraising!
April 3, 2018
What defines a successful board? How do institutions determine what matters most on their campus grounds? Rick Legon, President of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to discuss higher ed and current issues impacting students on this edition of Futures in Fundraising!
March 13, 2018
The impact of global health stretches far and wide, reaching communities locally and globally. Maria Thacker Goethe, Executive Director of Georgia Global Health Alliance joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to discuss this initiative along with other insights including tips for running a successful nonprofit and how to build meaningful relationships with donors.  
Feb. 20, 2018
Dr. Kyle Marrero’s background in music lends itself to planning for the future, guiding faculty and helping students achieve success at the University of West Georgia. As Dr. Marrero points out, each individual is important to the overall goal, but each must be allowed to play to their area of expertise. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Alexander Haas President & CEO, David King talks with Dr. Marrero about higher education, breaking down barriers and student success, both in the classroom and beyond.
Jan. 30, 2018
Giving has changed. Many of us have phone in hand most of the day and spend hours in front of our computers. Quinetha Frasier joins the podcast to share how MyPledger is making the switch to digital giving easier, for both organizations and donors, and why tracking the success of campaigns through data is essential.
Jan. 9, 2018
One school, one mission, one campus. That vision inspired Natasha Lebowitz to accept a position on the board for the Atlanta Jewish Academy. But what started as a volunteer position moved into full-time dedication as Natasha became Development Director for the school. In this podcast, she and Alexander Haas CEO, David King talk about that transition, how Natasha’s mentor inspired her to reach for more in the fundraising field and share tips for others looking to develop their career.
Dec. 12, 2017
James Hackney joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to share how he followed his passion and became Senior Director of Development for Yale Divinity School in the spring of 2014. Currently leading the School’s efforts to raise $200,000,000 and meet 100% of student financial aid need by 2022, James details how previously being a consultant at Alexander Haas prepared him for the journey.
Nov. 14, 2017
Nonprofits focus where they should… helping others. Thus, 48in48 Founder, Adam Walker set out with the goal of helping nonprofits. Traveling to different cities, Adam, his team and volunteers help create 48 websites for 48 local nonprofits in 48 hours - helping these organizations spread the word about what they do and giving them the ability to accept donations online. Now, isn’t that worth an all nighter? 
Oct. 24, 2017
William J. Gallagher, Colonel, US Army, Retired and President of Riverside Military Academy joins Alexander Haas President and CEO, David King to share how the institution offers specialized courses to train students representing 22 nations. During their conversation, Colonel Gallagher recognizes the importance of maintaining donor relationships beyond the ask and offers tips for other nonprofit education organizations in need of fundraising. 
Sept. 26, 2017
"What if there was a way I could give back with every swipe?" That’s the question Stephen Garten asked himself one day while trying to decide which piece of “junk” to spend his credit card points on. Inspired by his philanthropic father and the changing industry, Stephen created Charity Charge, a credit card that allows users to donate 1% cash back on everyday purchases to a cause of their choice. In this episode of Futures in Fundraising, Stephen shares how the card works and what’s in store for the future of giving.
Sept. 5, 2017
The world needs more philanthropy. If you are just starting out in fundraising, want to get into fundraising, or are a veteran development officer - you are greatly needed. This month, Ron Schiller, Founding Partner of the Aspen Leadership Group, joins us to share tips for advancing your career in development. In this episode, Ron explains how the transferable skills from his background in the arts set him up for success in fundraising - and how you can direct your career in fundraising to achieve your goals. Check out the newest episode of Futures in Fundraising! We highly recommend joining the Philanthropy Career Network - a rich resource for fundraisers of all experience levels. Membership is free and the resources are first class. PhilanthropyCareer.net
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