There's been a shift in the nonprofit industry toward quality over quantity and engagement over acquisition. To develop stronger relationships with supporters and a more powerful brand, organizations need to give constituents a greater return for their investment. In this episode, Austin Graff, Social Media Manager at Honest Tea and Harmony Eichsteadt, Head of Community as The Good Life Project, join Danielle to answer the question, "Is engagement the new acquisition?", discuss their experiences with this important shift and share what it means for you.
Before we wrap up our first round of Raise + Engage podcasts, let's take a look back at the "realest" highlights from our first six episodes and revisit some of the top tips shared during our open-mic sessions. Our first guests, Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, from episode one, return to the podcast to share their favorite episode take-aways with Danielle. Plus, we’ll dish out what’s coming up for the next season of Raise + Engage.
You have a job description, but on any given day, you're probably doing dozens of things outside the scope of that description. Combine that with the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the shifting priorities of funders, colleagues, and board members and it’s easy to fall short of doing your best. By being mindful of your limitations and capacity—and saying “no” when your plate is full—you can actually do more for your cause. In the sixth installment of the Raise and Engage podcast Danielle Johnson and Robin Anderson discuss the power of saying “no” at work.