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153: Using analytics to answer: Who are my donors? - CauseVox Webinar

153: Using analytics to answer: Who are my donors? - CauseVox Webinar

December 2, 2019

What motivates new donors versus returning donors? What content do they favor? What series of interactions drove them to donate in the first place? Using Google Analytics, along with your donation platform and social media insights tools, you can get the answers to these questions and more. Join George Weiner, CEO + Founder of Whole Whale, along with Rob Wu, CEO + Founder of CauseVox, as they walk you through where to find key demographic and behavioral insights, how to leverage that data to improve your fundraising efforts, and how to acquire new donors and upgrade existing ones.

 

 

https://www.wholewhale.com/university/using-analytics-to-answer-who-are-my-donors/

152: Why we should save .ORG Domains - Jacob Malthouse

152: Why we should save .ORG Domains - Jacob Malthouse

November 22, 2019

In an interview with Jacob Malthouse, founder of .ECO domains and former VP of Global Partnerships of ICANN. Jacob explains how domains are run by ICANN and the Internet Society, making the case for why they should be saved. 

Support the message at: SaveDotOrg.org

 

The nonprofit that runs .ORG domains is being taken over by a private equity fund.

The Internet Society, who runs .ORG, also plans to sell the other key nonprofit domains .NGO and .ONG. All three domains will be privatized.

This is a tremendous loss for nonprofits everywhere: 

  • .ORG prices are going up. Price caps have been removed. The new owners can raise .ORG domain fees as much as they want. 
  • $94 million dollars in revenue lost. The .ORG domain makes $94 million dollars a year. Instead of supporting nonprofits, those funds will disappear into a private company. 
  • .ORG is the online home for nonprofits. It represents millions of non-profits and advocates around the world. As a symbol of the nonprofit community it should be accountable to them
151: Private Equity Company Buys .ORG Public Interest Registry PIR

151: Private Equity Company Buys .ORG Public Interest Registry PIR

November 18, 2019

On November 13th, 2019 the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry (PIR)  announced that they have reached an agreement with Ethos Capital, under which Ethos Capital will acquire PIR and all of its assets from the Internet Society. What does it mean that a private equity firm now own the .ORG and .NGO domains nonprofits rely on for their websites?

We interview Joshua Peskay a trusted nonprofit internet expert about what this means and what nonprofits should do now. Joshua Peskay is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at RoundTable Technology and an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience leading technology change for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations.

150: Navigating the Future of Jobs - Brynne Kennedy

150: Navigating the Future of Jobs - Brynne Kennedy

November 12, 2019

A conversation about the Talent Mobility Revolution, a concept Brynne Kennedy breaks down in her book Flat, Fluid and Fast. Brynne is also a candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District and shares larger thoughts on what leads in business and government should be doing to prepare.

 

 

 

About Brynne

Brynne Kennedy is an American entrepreneur and candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District (CA-04). She is the founder of Topia, a relocation and talent mobility company in California, used by customers worldwide. While CEO, she grew the company to global operations, raised more than $100 million and helped tens of thousands of families transition to new jobs and communities. Brynne also started Mobility4All, a charitable initiative that supported refugees and worked with TechNet to advise lawmakers on policies for economic growth and entrepreneurship. Brynne holds a B.A. in History from Yale and an MBA from London Business School. You can find her online at: BrynneForCongress.com.

149: The 2019 Giving Tuesday Webinar - expert advice

149: The 2019 Giving Tuesday Webinar - expert advice

November 4, 2019

This episode is features our GivingTuesday.org feature webinar. For the visuals please check out wholewhale.com/university 

148: How We Won the H-1B Lottery

148: How We Won the H-1B Lottery

October 28, 2019

We interviewed our own Technical Creative Director, Ann Nguyen about her five-year journey of getting an H-1B finally a work-sponsored visa. This long process involved a lot of work, paper, patience and of course, luck. This podcast conversation walks through how a company should consider the value of the H-1B process. 

147: Happy Birthday to Me - Facebook Fundraisers

147: Happy Birthday to Me - Facebook Fundraisers

October 21, 2019

A short thought about the $1 Billion that has been raised from Facebook birthday fundraisers. This accounts for half of the 2 billion raised since the launch of the FB Fundraising platform in 2015.  https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/09/2-billion-for-causes/

 

More resources on Online Fundraising from Whole Whale. 

146: Making Volunteer Time Count with Software - Timecounts.org

146: Making Volunteer Time Count with Software - Timecounts.org

October 14, 2019

Interview with Amanda Rose the Founder and CEO of Timecounts. This volunteer management software platform is now helping thousands of organizers and organizations manage and mobilize volunteers. Amanda shares her background of founding Twestival and her journey of launching a startup in the social impact sector. There is a point where spreadsheets just don't work and Amanda's free version of Timecounts is helping set up the best practices necessary to run a successful volunteer program.

 

145: End-of-Year Fundraising Tips for 2019

145: End-of-Year Fundraising Tips for 2019

October 7, 2019

Megan Anhalt, Chief Strategy Officer of Whole Whale shares advice for EOY fundraising and what your nonprofit should be doing to maximize holiday giving. Did you know that 12% of funds are donated in the last three days of December? We discuss how this, Giving Tuesday and other events/behaviors should impact your EOY strategies. 

 

More online fundraising strategies in our resources at Whole Whale. 

144: Why We Sent a Whaler to Buenos Aires

144: Why We Sent a Whaler to Buenos Aires

September 30, 2019

We interview Meredith Esquivel, Marketing Manager and Dean of Whole Whale University about why she spent the month of September, 2019 in Buenos Aires working remotely. Meredith explains the perk that Whole Whale offers through https://www.hackerparadise.org/ that pays for whalers (staff) to work remotely for the company. We explore the pros and cons of the program and why we're keeping it.