Using the Whole Whale Podcast
138: Gaming & Live Stream Fundraisers Raising Millions - Tiltify

138: Gaming & Live Stream Fundraisers Raising Millions - Tiltify

August 12, 2019

Tiltify is a leading platform for live stream fundraisers for nonprofits. Michael Wasserman their CEO (Creative Evil Overlord), explains how the platform works and what makes for a successful stream. 

137: Our Employee Gave 3 Months Notice - here’s why

137: Our Employee Gave 3 Months Notice - here’s why

August 5, 2019

This episode comes from inside of Whole Whale where our analyst whaler, Jack Downs talks about why he gave 3 months notice to George (founder of Whole Whale). It is Whole Whale's requested policy that employees give 3 months notice, something unheard of in standard 2 weeks notice HR policies. This conversation explores the reasoning, the drawbacks, and makes the case for longer notice. 

136: Managing Facebook Fundraiser Effectively - GoodUnited.io

136: Managing Facebook Fundraiser Effectively - GoodUnited.io

July 29, 2019

Facebook fundraisers are raising hundreds of millions for nonprofits. This new avenue of giving continues to grow with Instagram donation stickers and increasing use of the Birthday fundraiser feature. Jeremy Berman, Founder and President of GoodUnited.io discusses the process of managing and thanking the donors giving on Facebook. 

135: Why Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Works - Rallybound.com

135: Why Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Works - Rallybound.com

July 22, 2019

The Co-Founder of Rallybound, Joe Magee shares what they have learned after supporting hundreds of nonprofits with peer-to-peer fundraising. The industry is as old as it is successful, helping raise millions of dollars year-in and year-out. P2P fundraising began with large organized walks but now boasts an incredibly diverse range of events/activities that allow supporters to ask their friends for funds. 

Read more about peer-to-peer fundraising

 

134: Raising $50M from online gaming with Extra-Life.org

134: Raising $50M from online gaming with Extra-Life.org

July 17, 2019

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million USD for sick and injured kids. We interview Lou Adducci the Senior Manager of Extra Life for Children's Miracle Network Hospital Network. 

E-Sports are on track to be a billion-dollar market in 2019, and the opportunity for peer-to-peer giving is just starting. 

 

133: Is this a mission or a vision statement?

133: Is this a mission or a vision statement?

July 9, 2019

Whole Whale's COO,  Megan Anhalt dives into how to create a mission and vision statement, what the difference is and helps us tell the difference. 

132: Interviews from Engage For Good Conference 2019

132: Interviews from Engage For Good Conference 2019

June 26, 2019

Whole Whale went to the Engage For Good conference in Chicago on May 29th-30th and had quick interviews with attendees. http://conference.engageforgood.com/

 

Organizations interviewed:

  • CSM LeadDog, Adrienne Rochetti
  • For Momentum, Mollye Rhea, President and Founder
  • Good 360, Jim Alvey, Director of Partnerships, Disaster Recovery
  • Harbor Compliance, Borock Klinger
  • One and All, Tamara Wolf, VP Account Management
  • Perlman + Perlman LLP, Nicole Miller, Director of Registration and Compliance
  • Phil and Co, Elise Merriman, Senior Account Manager
  • Wander, Rowley Samuel, Agent
131: (short) US Giving Drops 1.7% in 2018 - what gives?

131: (short) US Giving Drops 1.7% in 2018 - what gives?

June 19, 2019

The Giving USA report came out on June 18th and announced that interest adjusted giving dropped 1.7% in 2018. A big culprit is the tax deduction changes, however, the data show several shifts that may be moving this trend. Internal podcast with Megan Anhalt, CSO of Whole Whale and George Weiner, Chief Whaler discuss the topic.

130: How to manage thousands of volunteers - FoodForward.org

130: How to manage thousands of volunteers - FoodForward.org

June 13, 2019

Interview with Joe Bobman, the Technology & Engagement Manager of Food Forward. Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. They do this with the help of thousands of volunteers that are carefully managed. 

129: The Story of a FREE Fundraising Platform - GiveLively.org

129: The Story of a FREE Fundraising Platform - GiveLively.org

June 4, 2019

We interview David DeParolesa, Chief Executive Officer of Give Lively a free fundraising platform. In the nonprofit software landscape full of fees for donation processing, this company is a true standout offering their myriad platform features at 0 extra cost. Their journey of building the platform has taught Give Lively a lot about what works in the software and digital fundraising world.