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Futures in Fundraising

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!
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Oct 13, 2015

Jerry Henry, Partner at Alexander Haas

Success quote: “There is no education in the second tick of a mule” – southern saying

Best piece of advice ever received: The donors who are already supporting your organization are your best source for your next gifts.

Personal habit that contributes to success: Be very aware of how you dress – and – Planning “Well begun is half done!” – Mary Poppins

Internet resources: Google and Association of Fundraising Professionals

Book recommendation: “A Spirituality of Fundraising” by Henri Nouwen

Parting piece of advice: Be a good listener. Be a donor-centric organization.

Contact info: http://www.alexanderhaas.com

Jul 7, 2015

Denise Deisler, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Humane Society

Success quote: “In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

Best piece of advice ever received: “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.” – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Personal habit that contributes to success: “I am an absolute change nut! I embrace change, I seek change, I seek the challenges that come with that change and, sometimes I will change things just for the sake of changing them and keeping us all practiced at change.”

Internet resources: ASPCA PRO

TED Talks

Book recommendation: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

Parting piece of advice: “Capital campaign is war…and you better be prepared for war.” – Claiborne Robins, Jr.

Contact info: ddeisler@jaxhumane.org

Jun 2, 2015

John Currie, Athletic Director at Kansas State University

Success quote:Hope IS NOT a strategy.” – David Shufflebarger

Best piece of advice ever received: Never compromise your integrity.

Personal habit that contributes to success: Writes A TON of personal notes

Book recommendation: Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich” by Robert Frank

“The High-Beta Rich: How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust” by Robert Frank

Parting piece of advice: Operating with a sense of urgency is absolutely critical for successful people.

Contact info:jcurrie@kstatesports.com, Twitter: @john_currie

 

May 1, 2015

Katharine “Kathie” DeShaw

Success quote:It’s the economy, stupid!” – James Carville

Best piece of advice ever received: “Remember who you meet on the way up, because they are the same people that you will meet on the way down.”

Personal habit that contributes to success: Patience.

Internet resources: Giving USA

Book recommendation: Obituaries

Parting piece of advice: Be patient! Think of your donors as relationships that you want to build for a lifetime.

Contact info: http://www.philanthropology.us

 

Apr 29, 2015

John Taylor, Principal of John H. Taylor Consulting

Success quote:The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Best piece of advice ever received: Lead with the heart, advice taken from the book, “Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life” by Mike Krzyzewski

Personal habit that contributes to success: Write it down! Take time to write your thoughts and to-do’s down on paper.

Internet resources: FUNDSVCS

Book recommendation: “Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life” by Mike Krzyzewski

CASE Guidelines www.case.org

Parting piece of advice: Follow your heart. LEAD with your heart. And focus on being ethical.

Contact info: jhtaylorconsulting@gmail.com  919-816-5903

 

Apr 17, 2015

 

Josh Newton, President and CEO of the UConn Foundation

 

Success quote: “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” – Robert W. Woodruff

 

Best piece of advice Josh has ever received: “When you see a turtle on a fencepost it didn’t get there by itself.” No matter where you go and what you do, remember the people that have helped you get to that point.

 

Personal habit that contributes to David’s success: Planning/scheduling. At any moment, Josh is scheduled for the next 3 months.

 

Internet resources:

AFP Resource Center: http://www.afpnet.org/ResourceCenter/?navItemNumber=502

The Educational Advisory Board: http://www.eab.com/

 

Book recommendation: “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life's Work” by Kevin Carroll 

http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Red-Rubber-Ball-Sustain/dp/1933060026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429124748&sr=8-1&keywords=rules+of+the+red+rubber+ball

 

Parting piece of advice: Be more creative and THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. Let’s shake things up!

 

Contact info:  jnewton@foundation.uconn.edu

 

Apr 14, 2015

 

David King, President of Alexander Haas

 

Success quote: “Either do it right or don’t do it at all” –

 

Best piece of advice David has ever received: “(Paraphrasing Alan Weiss:) Don’t sell your time – sell your experience, expertise and the knowledge that you have gained over many years of work that has great value that can’t be replicated. The only people that sell their time are people who have nothing else to sell.” -Alan Weiss, “Million Dollar Consulting”

 

Personal habit that contributes to David’s success: Organize everything that needs to be done into 3 buckets: Must do, should do and could do. Must do – things that absolutely have to get done, that are mission-critical, that, if not done, can derail the project. Should do – things that would add value to what’s being worked on and should do if all of the Must Do things are done. They will add value if done but will not train wreck the project if they are not completed. Could Do – could add marginal value but probably would not be missed if they’re not done. Could Do’s should NEVER be done after 5 o’clock or on the weekend.

 

Internet resource: GOOGLE!  www.google.com

 

Book recommendation: “The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber  http://www.amazon.com/The-Myth-Most-Businesses-About/dp/0887303625

 

Parting piece of advice: Find a job that you enjoy.

 

Contact info: www.fundraisingcounsel.com

 

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