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Now displaying: November, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

With only a little more than a month left for the the 116th U.S. Congress, there is still federal data privacy legislation pending that could affect social good organizations. So, what’s included in those bills and how exactly might your organization be affected if they are passed?

Today’s episode features experts Sally Ehrenfried, who leads government relations at Blackbaud, and Cameron Stoll, Blackbaud’s Director of Privacy. In this session originally hosted at bbcon 2020, Sally and Cameron discuss the current landscape of data privacy legislation in the U.S., the key committees and lawmakers involved in federal data privacy legislation, and where current legislation stands.

 

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • The federal data privacy legislation landscape
  • Key committees and lawmakers involved in federal data privacy legislation
  • Whether legislation will contain limitations on changing your privacy policy
  • The principle of consent
  • Examples of data use that don’t require consent
  • The Brookings Institution compromise
  • The impact the election might have on federal data privacy legislation

 

Resources:

Cameron Stoll

Sally Ehrenfried

bbcon

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 112: Tips for a Successful Hill Day

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

 

Quotes: 

“When we’re looking at what happens to a federal bill, and with California having such a large delegation their delegation can actually have an impact on whether a bill passes or not, especially in light of how it treats CCPA.” –Sally Ehrenfried

“The information has to be presented in a way that’s concise, transparent, intelligent, and easily accessible to the data subjects, using clear and plain language.” –Cameron Stoll

“The GDPR was really the first law to give individuals choice about processing their data on the basis of consent.” –Cameron Stoll

Nov 19, 2020

GivingTuesday is less than two weeks away – but there’s no need to panic. We brought in Blackbaud fundraising expert Tanya Fitzgerald to talk about those last-minute things you can do to be successful, whether you’ve been planning for some time or are just pulling something together now.

Listen in to learn about the most important thing to focus on, how you can leverage your #GivingTuesdayNow campaign and how to steward those first-time GivingTuesday donors.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How to adjust your approach to GivingTuesday messaging this year
  • Leveraging your GivingTuesdayNow campaign for GivingTuesday success
  • How organizations can plan out a GivingTuesday strategy now
  • Last minute considerations for organizations that have already planned their GivingTuesday campaigns
  • What donors want to hear
  • Stewarding GivingTuesday donors

Resources

 

Quotes

“You need to tell your 2020 story - what happened to your organization this year and how did it affect you all sustaining your mission?”

“If your organization hasn't started preparing for GivingTuesday yet, there is plenty of time.”

“You're going to have a lot of traffic on your website on GivingTuesday, and you're going to get a lot of first-time donors. Those are the most costly to acquire so you want to make sure that you keep them.”

“Don't be afraid to reach out to your donors. They want to hear from you. They actually really do want to help you and they want to be part of your team.”

Nov 12, 2020

We are more connected than ever, but loneliness continues to increase. The concept of belonging is important not just in our personal lives, but also at work. Belonging in the workplace has real impacts on employee well-being, retention and business results.

Joining the podcast today is Sarah Judd Welch, CEO of Sharehold, an innovation consultancy that recently conducted extensive research into belonging at work. Listen in to hear what Sarah has to say about how organizations should look at belonging, the impact of DEI initiatives, and how times of uncertainty impact belonging at work.

 

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Why Sharehold decided to conduct research on belonging
  • The core findings of the research
  • Why loneliness is increasing and the impact that has on well-being
  • The four different types of belonging
  • The business case for belonging
  • What employers can do in the workplace to increase feelings of belonging
  • Who leads the charge on belonging in an organization
  • What someone could do to start advancing the idea of belonging in their organization
  • Actionable ideas to increase belonging at work

 

Resources:

Sarah Judd Welch

Sharehold's Redesigning Belonging Research

 

Quotes: 

“We saw that the key to community transformation was organizational transformation.”

“We’re in the middle of a loneliness epidemic.”

“What we heard in our research was that there is both an explicit as well as tacit power dynamics that show up in how we belong at work.”

Nov 5, 2020

What if everything that we know about fundraising is mostly wrong? Is your organization focusing on the right data-based fundraising strategies?

Joining the podcast to discuss this topic with host Steve MacLaughlin is Joe Waters, founder and CEO of Selfish Giving. Listen in to hear Joe and Steve talk about why individual giving matters so much, what’s changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and thinking about fundraising as a cycle vs. a funnel.

 

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Where most nonprofit revenue is concentrated
  • A breakdown of nonprofit revenue sources
  • The importance of individual giving
  • Leveraging corporate partnerships
  • The increasing role of online giving for social good organizations
  • Changes and shifts due to COVID-19
  • Fundraising as a cycle vs a funnel
  • The importance of the second gift
  • Creating a realistic plan

 

Resources:

Joe Waters

Business for Impact at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Blog Post: The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

 

Quotes: 

“If you had to choose between getting money from the company checkbook or going after the consumer, the employee, and engaging them, you’re much better off with the latter.”

“I actually make a recommendation of sixteen different business that people should engage with during normal times, and right now there’s only two that are extremely viable: supermarkets and convenience stores.”

“In a lot of instances, corporate partnerships don’t so much create success as they do reflect it.”

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