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Episode 17: Mailbag!

The first mailbag episode–Ryan and Steve answer your questions sent in to podcast@oneicity.com. How early is too early to talk about Thanksgiving? Should you use fundraising gimmicks? How do you get started nonprofit fundraising? How do you show donors your leader’s personality without it being an ego trip? What makes a good fundraising story? How …

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Episode 15: Ask Arrays

You know you need to ask donors for a gift. Do you give them amounts to choose from–if so, that’s an ask array? Let them choose their own amount? If you give donors choices, how do you order those choices? Ryan and Steve answer these questions and SO MUCH MORE! Also: Ryan and Steve argue …

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About the Show

A podcast about, you guessed it: nonprofit fundraising. This isn’t the first podcast about it, but definitely not like any others you’ve listened to. This is a podcast for fundraisers by fundraisers. No boring charts or the same stale “best practices” you’ve heard for years. No ideas that only work in theory, here. No concepts from people who aren’t in the same trenches as you are every single day. 

Every week, you’ll get practical strategies and tips to craft messages that engage donors and raise more money. And you can use start using them as soon as the episode is over!

Meet the Hosts

Ryan Thomas

For nearly a decade, I led teams at a multi-million dollar software corporation perfecting client experience, user processes and product development. I’m a gold watch guy, and don’t like change — especially in something as important as my field or job. But, the opportunity to leverage strategies and techniques I learned in the for-profit world for the very ministries I care so much about was a chance I couldn’t pass up.

Steve Thomas

I served as the CEO/Executive Director of a nonprofit for 5 years, so I understand first-hand the responsibility of generating income and charting a course for an organization. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a consultant with a wide range of nonprofits from start-ups to some of the largest national ministries.

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