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Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Episode 28: Michael E. Hartmann & philanthropy's biggest problems

Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 51:33


Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Michael E. Hartmann about what he sees as the major problems in the philanthropy sector today, and about the ideas that are being put forth to address those problems.The Giving Review co-editor Mike is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Strategic Giving at the Capital Research Center (CRC) in Washington, D.C. He also curates RealClearPolicy's “Philanthropy and Giving” section. For almost 20 years, Mike served in various roles on the program staff of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee, including as its Director of Research. Mike is a past Visiting Fellow of the Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, D.C., for which he researched and wrote Helping People to Help Themselves: A Guide for Donors. He is co-author of CRC's The Flow of Funding to Conservative and Liberal Political Campaigns, Independent Groups, and Traditional Public Policy Organizations Before and After Citizens United, hailed as “an unprecedented study” by RealClearPolicy.To start the conversation, Mike shares lessons from his time at the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, how philanthropy works well and other dynamics effecting major philanthropic institutions. They cover the concerns around wealth disparities and donor diversity in philanthropy. And lastly, Mike  turns to the populist critiques of establishment philanthropy, and talk about “Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act” introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and Angus King. All of this and more today on the podcast.You'll also hear from Cecilia Diem, a managing consultant at American Philanthropic. She has written various articles on major gifts fundraising like how to avoid bombing a donor meeting or the importance of emailing your donors. Well, today Cecilia shares her five insights to a successful donor meeting.

WGY Mornings with Doug Goudie
Belmont Pop Warner of Schenectady is Headed to FL Thanks to Donors

WGY Mornings with Doug Goudie

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:47


Listen live weekday mornings 5:30am-9:00am on WGY

Truth.Love.Parent. with AMBrewster | Christian | Parenting | Family
Episode 464: TLP 464: The Easy, the Hard, and the Impossible

Truth.Love.Parent. with AMBrewster | Christian | Parenting | Family

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 17:40


There have been some wonderful experiences this year, but there have also been some very low lows. And yet there were even some seemingly impossible moments. What is God trying to teach us? Please join AMBrewster for this introspective look into his life and ministry.Support our 501(c)(3) by becoming a TLP Friend: https://www.truthloveparent.com/donate.htmlClick here for Today's Transcript and donation links: https://www.truthloveparent.com/taking-back-the-family-blog/tlp-464-the-easy-the-hard-and-the-impossibleClick here for our free Parenting Course: https://www.truthloveparent.com/store/c25/tlp-parenting-coursesLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TruthLoveParent/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truth.love.parent/Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TruthLoveParentFollow AMBrewster on Facebook: https://fb.me/TheAMBrewsterFollow AMBrewster on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrewsterhome/Follow AMBrewster on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AMBrewsterPin us on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/TruthLoveParent/Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHV-6sMt4p2KVSeLD-DbcwClick here for more of our social media accounts: https://www.truthloveparent.com/presskit.htmlNeed some help? Write to us at Counselor@TruthLoveParent.com.

New Mercies
Radical Generosity with Mercy Ships Partner Donors, Ed & Sherri Torres

New Mercies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 25:52


What does it mean to live a life of radical generosity? To give away more than you keep? On today's episode, Raeanne Newquist spoke with Ed and Sherri Torres, Mercy Ships partner donors, and was challenged by their life's purpose that is all about blessing others.When Ed and Sherri, a couple from Indiana, found out that their financial situation was about to significantly change, they started to discuss what they might do with the extra money. This took them on a 17-month journey of long conversations, researching organizations, learning from others who have intentionally given their resources and ultimately, they drafted a Family Giving Vision that helped them decide where best to invest their blessing.This inspiring couple will challenge you to be intentional with your finances as they share their vision and principles for investing in God's kingdom. 

“54 Days of Roses”
Day 38 - Sorrowful Mysteries in Thanksgiving

“54 Days of Roses”

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 30:01


Hello Family, Thank you for joining today's Rosary Prayer. This is day 38 of our 54-day Rosary Novena.To give you a quick update, our Family here at 54 days of Roses has donated a total of $494. Thank you to our most recent Donors, Daniel Hall, Chiara Cabarubias, Kathleen Spoth, Natalie Hourd, and Mary Terlep. Thank you to all who are paying it forward by sharing our podcast with your friends and loved ones. Many of your friends have joined and have started with Day 1.  This is the beautiful thing about this podcast; anyone can join at any time. If you would like to help us publish another 54 Day Novena, would you please pay it forward on our website at 54daysofroses.com? I appreciate all your love and support for our Ministry.  Would you please pay it forward by donating on our website at www.54daysofroses.com ?Venmo: @Novena54daysofrosesZelle: Prayers@54daysofroses.comDay 38 Sorrowful Mysteries in ThanksgivingToday, We're praying the Sorrowful Mysteries in Thanksgiving for our petitions. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, we offer you this Rosary Prayer in Thanksgiving for your intercession with Jesus Christ our Lord as we pray for Mental Health.O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, we pray for everyone who is celebrating a birthday in November and December. We pray for all refugee families seeking safety from Violence. We pray for all migrant workers bringing food to our tables. We pray for all asylum-seekers seeking justice for their families. We pray for all unaccompanied children traveling on their own. Finally, we pray for all men, women, and children who have died searching for a better life. Blessed Mother, we pray for the intentions that we hold deep in our hearts. We pray for those listening to this rosary prayer.  We pray for our Family on Instagram, Clubhouse, and Youtube. We pray for Jonathan, Daniel, Chiara, Kathleen, Natalie, Mary, Flor, Nadia, Onna, Lourdes, Ruchama, Hannah, Janie, Sidney, Liz With Love, Maritza Mendez Website:https://www.54daysofroses.com/Support our Ministry:https://www.54daysofroses.com/payitforwardInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/54daysofroses/Audio Engineerhttps://conceptualpodcasting.com/podcastsThe song "Meditation 2" created by Patrick Buddehttps://www.patrickbudde.com

Front Burner
WE Charity misled donors about building schools in Kenya

Front Burner

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:49


Marc and Craig Kielburger's WE Charity routinely misled school-aged children and wealthy philanthropists across North America for years as it solicited millions for schoolhouses in Kenya in its Adopt-A-Village program, an investigation by CBC's The Fifth Estate has found. WE denies it has misled donors. Today, Mark Kelley explains what the team found over the course of the investigation, and the obstacles they faced while reporting the story.

First Day Podcast
Understanding Next Generation Donors

First Day Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 13:23


Understanding Next Generation Donors by The Fund Raising School

Hobart and William Smith Athletics Podcast
Deb Steward reflects on her career

Hobart and William Smith Athletics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021


Retiring Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation Deb Steward recently sat down with Ted Baker to look back on her career. They discuss the decision to retire, leading through the pandemic, coaching, teaching, the move to being an administrator, working with pioneering Heron coaches, advocating for equity, the success of the 2021 HWS Athletics Day of Donors, her advice to her successor, and her legacy at HWS.

First Day Podcast
What's Next for Next Gen Donors?

First Day Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 14:18


What's Next for Next Gen Donors? by The Fund Raising School

Nothing But Major Gifts
You Can't Thank Your Donors Too Much!

Nothing But Major Gifts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 10:57


Gratitude feels great in the moment... but this feeling is fleeting. When it comes to celebrating the impact your donors are making, and being grateful for their support, you cannot thank them too much. In today's episode, Richard and Jeff talk about why showing gratitude is so important in building meaningful donor relationships and in your own mental well-being. They also discuss ways to bring thankfulness into your work to keep you rooted in why you do what you do. If you want more content related to how you can support your own mental well-being, check out our Webinars page and look for the webinar titled "Depleted? Overwhelmed? Start Setting Boundaries."

The Small Nonprofit
an education journey for your donors with Aneil Gokhale

The Small Nonprofit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 41:43


Are your donors on the same page as your organization when it comes to understanding the work? Often, we think that there is this great divide between us and our donors - one that is not easily bridged. But Aniel Gokhale at The Toronto Foundation has been creating programs for donors to go on a learning journey to better understand how they can change how they give to align with their values.What might be considered risky - engaging your donors in conversations about justice, equity and a redistribution of funds - has turned into a very successful fundraising campaign and community building initiative. Myths that Aneil wants us to walk away from:Younger generations don't give. In fact, younger generations often are excited to give but want a little more than just writing a cheque. They want to learn, be involved, and stay engaged. Think of how you can create a community of supporters and bring them along on a learning journey.We have to tiptoe around tough topics with our donors. It can be hard to challenge your donors beliefs around philanthropy, but definitely not impossible. Aneil has leaned on research their organization does as well as understanding the intentions of donors and their values, to broach topics of privilege and power, as well as funding organizations that have historically been underserved by philanthropy.Aneil's thoughts around bring your donors on a learning journey.You don't have to be big or well resourced to bring your donors on a learning journey. Now is the time to have important conversations about equity. The world is going through changes and the status quo is being challenged. Your donors want to align their giving with their values but might not know how. Your donors also see you as the expert, so share your knowledge and experience.Let your experts lead the way. The Toronto Foundation ensured that their new equity priorities were driven by populations they wanted to serve and support. Remember that you are the experts and your donors want to learn from you.Now is the time to ask! Younger generations care and they want to be engaged in philanthropy. They expect to be focused on justice and equity and they want to be involved. Your donors are likely committed to their community and feel connected to the work they support.Favourite Quotes from Today's EpisodePost your favourite quote on social media to share with us!“It was this idea of actually building out a learning journey and taking your donors on an experience where they're giving more than just that sum of money, but they're actually going out there and they are learning a ton of things about this topic that they care deeply about. So we basically took that concept and created a learning journey here in Toronto, focused on resilience, focused on really just trying to make people understand what the needs were in our community and really trying to underscore how they could make a difference and make an impact.”Resources from this EpisodeThe Good PartnershipToronto FoundationAneil on TwitterEmail Aneil: agokhale@torontofKeela - Year-End-Giving Jump Start Your 2021 End of Year Giving CampaignFundraise with confidence this year-end. Keela's 1-week onboarding, same-day support, and personalized premium care will get you ready in a fraction of the time it takes other platforms.Don't miss out on the chance to maximize your end of year giving campaigns. Visit: https://bit.ly/keela-eoySupport the show (https://paypal.me/smallnonprofit)

Your Call
The Fate Of Biden's Build Back Better Agenda Lies In The Hands Of Democrats Bankrolled By Corporate Donors

Your Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 32:17


The Taking Donors Seriously® Podcast
Focus! - The Taking Donors Seriously Podcast - TDS

The Taking Donors Seriously® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 20:35


Welcome back to the Taking Donors Seriously Podcast. How focused is your fundraising? Today, Brad and Max Layland discuss the importance of intentional, focused planning in both fundraising and life.  

Digital Marketing Therapy
Ep 124 | What Motivates Your Donors

Digital Marketing Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 13:36


It's not as easy as sharing your mission when it comes to donors. It's also about them and understanding their motivations. I'm sharing a personal story of giving in this episode in the hopes it helps you think a little outside the box and use data to your advantage

Fundraising Voices from RNL
Operation Smile - Changing Lives, and Changing Fundraising

Fundraising Voices from RNL

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 33:17


Donors want to make an impact. And when we think about transformative interventions, cleft palate and cleft lip surgery has incredible impact – literally changing lives of the recipients. Operation Smile has been around almost 40 years, providing this life-changing care. We got on the line with Joanne Bowers, Lauren Lemmons, and Amber Leonti from Operation Smile, and the team shares how they have transformed donor engagement, kept engaged during the pandemic, and even made the decision to accept cryptocurrency donations. Find out more about Operation Smile

Diary of a Kidney Warrior Podcast
Episode 46: Celebrating Black Living Kidney Donors

Diary of a Kidney Warrior Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 39:40


For the month of October as part of the Black History Month celebrations, Diary of a Kidney Warrior Podcast will running a series focusing on the topics around Kidney Health & the Black Community.   In this fourth & final two part episode in the Kidney Health and the Black Community series, Dela Idowu & Richie Mazivanhanga join Dee Moore. In part one Dee & Dela discuss the work of GOLD, Gift of Living Donation Charity and the contribution of the Black Community to living donation. In part two Ritchie shares his Living Kidney Donor Story.   For updates & more, follow Dee Moore on:   Instagram: @diaryofakidneywarrior Facebook: www.facebook.com/diaryofakidneywarrior Twitter: @diaryofakidneyw Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGUfib7lu9eKENlLJ6lafw TikTok: @diaryofakidneywarrior   For more information about GOLD (Gift of Living Donation)   Website: www.giftoflivingdonation.co.uk Instagram: @giftoflivingdonation Twitter: @delaidowu Email: info@giftoflivingdonation.co.uk    

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits
Stories, Fundraising & Life's Greatest Question

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 14:06


What you will learn in this episode:There is one question that more of us would ask than any other question:  What's my purpose here?From the beginning of our history, humankind has been grappling with the age-old questions: Why am I here? What is the reason for my existence? What is the meaning of my life? Is there a reason for my presence in the universe?These questions are universal. They lurk deep within the secret chambers of every human being on earth regardless of their race, color, ethnic heritage, socioeconomic status, or nationality.Harry T. Jones teaches business leaders that: "Purpose involves having a passion for impact beyond yourself. Amazing inspiration and energy are released when we serve a purpose beyond ourselves. In business, profit is significant. But profit for the purpose of impacting others is fuel for a significant business and life!" (Read more here).As nonprofit leaders, we have the unique opportunity to serve people by allowing them to answer this question: WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR OTHERS? Fundraising gold nugget: Stories are the currency that fundraisers collect to pay their donors.Telling stories of impact that connect the daily efforts of your mission to donors' gifts is a significant part of a fundraiser's job. Through stories, we connect the work we do to the benefits it brings to others. In the book Change Your World, John Maxwell says that connecting our mission to "the benefits it brings to others leads to better results, greater satisfaction, and well-being."In Life's Greatest Question, Tom Rath gives examples of this:"...when a cook...can literally see the people they serve, it increases that customer's satisfaction with the meal by 10%.""If the cook and customer can both see one another, satisfaction with meal quality goes up 17% and service is 13% faster.”Through well crafted stories, we allow donors to actually “see” the impact of their gift.Fundraising gold nugget: Stories of lives impacted by our mission inspire donors to give more and increase their satisfaction and well-being.Donors experience a far greater sense of belonging and dedication to your mission when you connect their gifts with stories of impact.Want more money? Tell better stories!!David 

Midday
Emily Sullivan: Md PIRG report on 2020 Mayoral campaign donors

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 7:23


Tom's next guest is Emily Sullivan, WYPR's City Hall and politics reporter, who joins us with news that less than 20% of the $9.2 million donated to competitive candidates in Baltimore's 2020 mayoral race came from city residents, according to a new report from Maryland PIRG Foundation. Sullivan says the left-leaning advocacy group found that non-individuals, such as PACs and corporations, had a vast financial role in the Baltimore election: they accounted for just over 9% of the total number of donations, but raised 52% of the money.About a third of the total money raised came from individuals who live outside of Baltimore, while under one fifth came from city residents. Read Emily Sullivan's full report on Md PIRG's findings on the WYPR website. She joins us now on our digital line. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

God's Gift Through His Word
Sunday Message #TDrake™️ #GGTHW #ShiftingBillions©️

God's Gift Through His Word

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 12:01


This a a quick Sunday Message. Ms. #TDrake is going to be dropping some amazing gems coming up. Stay tuned for Skeletons in the closet series. As well as Cuffing Season approaching in November. You all know ✨#TDrake✨ your Podcasting Godmother of Connection has to drop some truth. You may be uncovering some uncomfortable situations in real time with her. Stay tuned all of this is about to get real messy and juicy. Not that she is being messy. #TDrake loves this quote by Walter Scott: Oh what tangled web we weave. When at first we practice to deceive. The Lord will help her unravel 41 years of dirt and lies told. Everything will come together for God's Glory. God is doing the revealing. Once a person starts digging through mess. The truth will eventually surface. Now #TDrake has a Podcasting course only for the rest of this year at the price it is now. 2021 the price will change and the way she will do it will also change. One on ones will not be around except for VIP's.

The Taking Donors Seriously® Podcast
The 3 B's of Fish-raising w/ Jamie Sellers - The Taking Donors Seriously Podcast - TDS

The Taking Donors Seriously® Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 11:04


Welcome back to the Taking Donors Seriously Podcast. Today, Brad Layland and special guest Jamie Sellers talk fishing, funding, and financing. If either fish or fundraising strike your fancy we've got a great episode lined up for you!    

Audioface: Album Reviews, Music, & Culture
#207 - Young Thug's "Punk", Coldplay's "Music of the Spheres", FINNEAS

Audioface: Album Reviews, Music, & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 85:32


On the 207th episode of Audioface:REVIEWS: "Punk" by Young Thug, "Music of the Spheres" by Coldplay, and "Optimist" by FINNEAS.New Singles: "Easy On Me" by Adele, "Strong" by Joe Turone, and "Against The Blade" by The Horrors.USA Today corrects Rolling Stone's report on Morgan Wallen's spending towards Black organizations, and Audioface responds to criticism of Morgan Wallen coverage. The Punk review. The FBI points the finger at drill rap for violence in Chicago. Meek Mill casts doubt on the importance of chart numbers. The Music of the Spheres review. Bo Burnham gives us another reason to hate the Grammys, and Soulja Boy starts beef with Youngboy NBA. The Optimist review. R. Kelly's streams spike after guilty verdict, Coachella drops vaccine requirements for 2022, and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas pays homage to the Arctic Monkeys.---SUPPORT AUDIOFACE!Subscribe to this podcast (or Follow on Spotify) so you don't miss new episodes every week. Tell some friends about this show to keep it growing! We appreciate it, and you.Keep up with Audioface's 2021 Playlist:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Gm0rc9gByK4idEhZw6oRu?si=a28c212ddf014641Reach out to us: https://twitter.com/audiofacepod/https://intsagram.com/audiofacepod/https://www.youtube.com/audiofacepod?sub_confirmation=1For advertising opportunities, email info (at) syndicate23 (dot) co

Using the Whole Whale Podcast
260: What happens when Cryptocurrency meets DAFS? Endaoment

Using the Whole Whale Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 53:51


This week host George Weiner interviews Zach Bronstein, the Chief Operating Officer of Endaoment and DAF built on Ethereum helping people donate cryptocurrency.    About Endaoment Endaoment is a new Community Foundation & public charity offering Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) built atop the Ethereum blockchain, allowing folks to donate to almost any U.S. nonprofit organization. Our mission is to encourage and manage the charitable giving of cryptocurrency. We're a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, federally tax-exempt under IRS revenue code section 501(c)(3). All donations to Endaoment or Endaoment DAFs are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  We're focused on making the most secure and easy-to-use giving platform for both Donors and Organizations interested in cryptocurrency. Grants are paid out via ABA bank wire as US dollars or via Ethereum transaction as US dollar coins (USDC - a form of stablecoins, a cryptocurrency)   Resource Links Main Page: app.endaoment.org Documentation site: docs.endaoment.org Org page (all granted to orgs): app.endaoment.org/orgs Etherscan: https://etherscan.io Eth2: https://ethereum.org/en/eth2/

theAnalysis.news
The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa

theAnalysis.news

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 36:26


Research by Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University) is conclusive and fully resonates with claims by Africa's biggest grassroots movement, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa: the corporate capture of food systems should be rejected. Donors and government funding must shift to agroecology. This is an interview hosted by Lynn Fries of GPEnewsdocs.

Nonprofit Nation with Julia Campbell
The Secrets to Keeping Your Donors with Lynne Wester

Nonprofit Nation with Julia Campbell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 37:18


When the world is spiraling, nonprofits give the world hope. However, we often falter when showing donors the difference that they made and make every day - and convincing them that they made the right decision to support us. That's where Lynne Wester comes in - thankfully! If you know Lynne, the Donor Relations Guru, then you know that she pulls no punches and does not hold back in her opinions, her expertise, and her generous advice. She is one of my absolute favorite speakers and thought leaders in fundraising, donor relations, and philanthropy.  Lynne's guidance has led organizations to be recognized on the national stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work. In this episode, we dive deep into what Lynne calls "the gospel of gratitude" - how are we serving those who make our work possible? How can we look at people and truly value them - no matter how much they give to us? And how can nonprofits further inclusivity by making daily decisions, large and small? Here are some of the topics we discussed:Why the pandemic was actually a good thing for donor relations What are the ways that we can see giving through a DEI lens and practiceHer advice on coordinating in-person eventsWhy she encourages nonprofits to drop their giving societiesHow to create an "attitude of gratitude" instead of a "culture of philanthropy" A Lynne Wester quotable: "Everybody keeps saying they want a culture of philanthropy. I want a culture of generosity."And, one more: "We need to look at people and value them far more than their monetary gift." Connect with Lynne:https://www.donorrelationsguru.com/https://twitter.com/donorguruhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnewester/Do me a favor? Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts (or your podcast player of choice) - it helps this podcast get seen by more people that would enjoy it!About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place. She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements. Julia's online courses, webinars, and talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and raise more money online. Clients include GoFundMe Charity, Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

Fundraising Superheroes
Sybil Ackerman-Munson Dicusses the 3 Types of Donors

Fundraising Superheroes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 23:50


We all know how important segmentation is, but how can you use donor segments to create more meaningful communication with our supporters?  Sybil Ackerman-Munson is a philanthropy professional with over two decades of experience working with donors to establish the best fundraising practices that will help them to avoid costly mistakes. She helps them make a true impact and meaningful difference in the world through their donations. She joins the show to share her top 3 donor segments and how you can shape your communications to match these 3 types of donors. Connect With Sybil https://www.doyourgood.com/ https://www.doyourgood.com/blog https://www.facebook.com/doyourgood https://www.linkedin.com/in/sybil-ackerman-munson-847b428/ https://www.instagram.com/doyourgood/ https://twitter.com/MunsonSybil Crack the Code Course: https://www.doyourgood.com/crack-the-code Learn More About Driven trustdriven.com

Shelter Success Simplified
How to raise more funds by communicating better - Ep60

Shelter Success Simplified

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 26:11


GUEST: Bonney Brown was Executive Director for six years at Nevada Humane Society, an open-admission shelter. She has been Chief Operating Officer, National No More Homeless Pets Director and Communications Director for Best Friends and was National Campaign Director for Alley Cat Allies. Bonney is currently president and co-founder of Humane Network, where she is often involved in assessing and creating fundraising campaigns for shelters and other animal organizations.    MAIN QUESTION: What works to engage more members of the community with our animal welfare work so that we can raise more funds — and what doesn't work?   TAKEAWAYS: Stories with great photos are powerful. Donors give twice as much when presented with a story about an individual animal than about the overall needs of the organization. Don't expect stories and photos to happen. Assign someone to gather them – it can even be a volunteer. Train staff to take better cellphone photos so they can snap something good when a situation arises. Use “you” and “your” in your communications so that your audience feels they are a part of what's happening. Thank people. It makes them feel they play a valued role in  your organization's good works. Let people know that donations of any size help. It helps people feel comfortable sending more modest gifts. In fact, research shows that using this phrase increases the number of people who give.  Communicate with your supporters more than you think you should. Fundraising is about building relationships, and relationships require communication. LINKS: Humane Network (website) End-of-year fundraising tips webinar with Bonney Brown (video) Leadership recommendation: “How I Manage My Time - 10 Time Management Tips" by Ali Abdaal (video) 

AP Audio Stories
Donors pledge $223M aimed at reducing methane emissions

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 1:18


The Afterword: A Conversation About the Future of Words
The Afterword on philanthropy part 2

The Afterword: A Conversation About the Future of Words

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:40


Charitable giving attempts to do the most good. But how do we know which organizations are authentic? Reputable? Actually helping? Are leaders in the organizations we support representing the mission, stories and purpose of those they serve? Can we effectively measure the stewarding resources being given? We want to know that our donations are helping produce the intended outcomes. David Bryant with Heart for Africa and Nick Walsh from Changing our World teach us best practices in philanthropy. Guidestar Charity Navigator  

AP Audio Stories
Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 1:27


RNZ: Sunday Morning
Pandora Papers lead reporter: 'It's tax haven Whac-A-Mole'

RNZ: Sunday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 25:25


The Pandora Papers have exposed how some of the most powerful and influential people in the world -- including heads of state, billionaires and celebrities -- use offshore companies to hide their wealth. Senior ICIJ reporter Will Fitzgibbon speaks to Jim.

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio
562: Next Year’s Plan For Your Year-End Donors – Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 49:35


This Week:  Next Year’s Plan For Your Year-End Donors We're in the 4th quarter and you're expecting a lot of fundraising revenue. You want those donors with you next year and beyond. Poonam Prasad has the strategies to make that … Continue reading →

Out d'Coup Podcast
Out d'Coup | Bans off Our Bodies; Senate Report on J6; Pandora Papers; FB Whistleblower; Climate Action; Energy Transfer Charged; Corman Golfs; Mikey Stacks; Capt. Kirk to Space; Biniek BioTech Brews

Out d'Coup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 78:47


Hundreds of Bans Off Our Bodies rallies were held across Pennsylvania and the United States last Saturday.  The demonstrations brought out hundreds of thousands of people supporting access to abortion and reproductive healthcare.    The Senate Judiciary Committee releases a report saying we were much closer to a serious Constitutional crisis than we thought...and we already thought we were pretty close. And, of course, some PA regulars are in the cross hairs.  The House January 6 Commission says it will start issuing criminal subpoenas  The Pandora Papers dropped, exposing how world leaders, celebrities, and the uber rich are using U.S. tax havens and real estate to park their riches out of the reach of taxation and public scrutiny.  As described in The Washington Post, “The investigation identified 206 U.S.-based trusts linked to 41 countries. Nearly 30 of the trusts held assets connected to people or companies accused of fraud, bribery or human rights abuses in some of the world's most vulnerable communities.” Bernie Sanders is pretty much done with coddling Joe Manchin.  Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus all go down the day after Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower appeared on 60 Minutes and spilled the beans on Facebook ignoring its own research that its platform was causing real-world damage to democracy and well-being.  The American Prospect lays out - again - how Biden can use executive actions to take decisive action on climate. So, what's it going to be, Biden? The climate or Joe Manchin's Foo Foos.  And a great piece in In These Times, discusses a new report from Democratic Party consultants that shows evidence that the fate of the Democratic Party is intimately tied to the decline of union power. Pointing to the fact that the Democratic Party and the labor movement itself needs to throw everything it has into new organizing. Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed 48 criminal charges against Energy Transfer Partners for environmental damage and contamination from the Mariner East Pipeline.  March on Harrisburg rained on Jake Corman's fundraising golf outing at Toftrees resort near Penn State. Wealthy donors paid between $500 - $10,000 to bend Corman's ear on the back 9. Activists lined the trail between the 10th and 11th hole, attempting to engage donors and holding signs that read “Senator Corman - Meet with Voters Not with Donors;” “Lawmaker Bribery: Par for the Course;” and “The Gift Ban Should be a Gimme.” Activists took this latest action after Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman refused to bring Gift Ban legislation up for a vote.  School Board craziness continues.  I continue to dodge COVID.  Mikey Stacks is Back trying to get a hold of his old senate seat.  Stack's old senate seat went to John Sabatina - a Stack protege - when Mike Stack became Lt Gov.  Senator Sabatina is leaving the Pennsylvania Senate for a Philadelphia court seat.  Sabatina was picked as a replacement democratic nominee when the original nominee dropped out of the race.  Philly politics at its finest.   Captain Kirk is going to get a shot to go to space...or a part of space at least. That's right, William Shatner is getting a ride on the next Blue Origin scheduled for Tuesday, October 12. At 90 years old, he'll be the oldest person to go to space.  Special shout out to Matthew Biniek for the nice cache of Half-Orc Pumpkin Ale, homebrewed by Biniek BioTech Brews. And, Happy Birthday to my son who becomes a teenager this weekend! Love ya, Rowan!

Nonprofit GIRLBOSSES
Building Relationships with Mid and High Level Donors: Part 2

Nonprofit GIRLBOSSES

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 29:24


Keeping with the dating analogy, Kelly and Abi dive into what a courtship looks like for nonprofits and their donors and sponsors at mid and high levels! From sweaty palms to the third date, you never know what we are going to talk about next!

Puck Presents: The Powers That Be
Succession drama at Disney & Silicon Valley's top 5 political donors

Puck Presents: The Powers That Be

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 73:02


Join Puck writers Dylan Byers, Matt Belloni, Julia Ioffe, and Teddy Schleifer for an expert discussion about these topics and more: Why did Disney settle Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow lawsuit? The rocky transition from Bob Iger to Bob Chapek as Disney CEO How Eli and Peyton Manning are changing sports broadcasting Why it matters that Capitol Hill (and the DC media) love baseball The less-obvious stakes of the post-Trump era What's driving Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema Laurene Powell Jobs' problematic friendship with Ozy CEO Carlos Watson Jobs' other investments and why she catches more heat than other media moguls The top 5 most influential political donors in Silicon Valley Puck's team writes about the insider conversations happening in Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. https://puck.news/subscribe/ (Become a Puck member) starting at $12.99/month or $100/year for daily articles and breaking news from Dylan, Matt, Julia, Teddy, and more.

Old School
Sinemas Owner Donors

Old School

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 43:57


Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, and Jordan Uhl discuss why Sinema continues to be the worst senator EVER. Cenk discusses gaslighting in politics. Ben and Cenk debate mainstream media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles
Needle Nazis Jab Jobs and Transportation

TRUNEWS with Rick Wiles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 60:26


Today on TruNews the team surveys the latest from the war of words and jet sorties taking place between China and Taiwan, as President Biden affirms business as usual with Xi Jinping. Canada is becoming more like Cuba every day, as Fidel's love child Justin Trudeau restricts travel within the commonwealth to only the vaccinated. In COVID news, transplant recipients and donors are being denied health services because they refuse to take the jab. Thousands of healthcare workers are either quitting or being fired because of their vaccination status. In our final segment, Rick begins a teaching on the bottomless pit from Revelation chapter 9. Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart, Kerry Kinsey. Airdate 10/6/21

RED-C Roundup
230 Andrew Robison: Holy Donors Podcast

RED-C Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 57:11


On Wednesday, September 29, Thaddeus Romansky introduced listeners to Andrew Robison of Petrus Development, the creator of a new Catholic podcast, Holy Donors, about historical individuals who lived lives of radical generosity as witnesses of their Catholic Faith. RED-C Catholic Radio is collaborating with Petrus in producing this podcast and Dr. Romansky is one of the members of the Holy Donors team. Please check out this podcast anywhere that fine podcasts are hosted, subscribe, and offer a glowing review so that others will find out about it and give it a listen. You can learn more at www.holydonors.com and follow Holy Donors on social media for updates and behind the scenes views. Remember that when choosing between the values of heaven and the values of earth, always round up!

The Smart 7
Ep. 477. Pandora Papers raise questions over Tory donors, Rishi Sunak focuses on public finances at Tory conference, Facebook outage as whistle-blower prepares to testify and Jimmy Carr pays tribute to Sean Lock..

The Smart 7

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 7:19


Today's episode includes references to the following items:https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1444973822625521664?s=20 https://twitter.com/KayBurley/status/1444915032186359808?s=20https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1445104926431006722?s=20https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1444984412194721792?s=20https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1445054892561862659?s=20https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1445056877658877958?s=20 https://twitter.com/JDScholten/status/1445058194737299465?s=20https://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1445060156493074435?s=20https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1444941861647372295?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poc55U2RPMw&ab_channel=Netflix The Smart 7 is a daily podcast that puts your brain into gear by telling you everything you need to know for the day in less than 7 minutes. It's a snapshot of the world, covering everything from politics to entertainment, via sport and current affairs.Please follow and spread the word!In Ireland? Why not try our Ireland Edition?You need the Smarts? We've got the Smarts.Contact us over at Twitter or visit www.thesmart7.comPresented by Jamie East, written by Liam Thompson and produced by Daft Doris. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits
James Harrington, Ugandan Water Project: Three Questions Donors Want to Know

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 36:12


"Three Questions Donors Want to Know”1.    What are your goals?2.    What progress are you making?3.    How do you grow/improve? When we track our goals in a meaningful way, it communicates 1. Intentions2. Competency3. Capacity Track relational valuesNot just performance or tasks – culture can be measured.IntegrityExpertiseCommunityGenerosityAgility How does capacity connect with competency?Competency directly determines capacity.Demonstrating and illustrating competency announces competency.Connect with James Harrington:Ugandan Water ProjectJames on InstagramConnect with David:INSTAGRAMEMAIL: DAVID@WSDEVELOP.COM 

Fertility Cafe
Ep. 43 | Body Autonomy For Surrogates and Egg Donors

Fertility Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:51


Episode Summary  On this episode of Fertility Cafe, Eloise dives into the topic of bodily autonomy in surrogacy and egg donation arrangements. Much of the opposition to surrogacy as a practice stems from a misunderstanding of what it means to be a surrogate today in America. Modern gestational surrogacy involves a mutually agreed-upon relationship with clear boundaries and complete respect and autonomy given to the surrogate mother. Eloise explores the nuances of bodily autonomy and offers her wisdom on how to navigate a potentially complicated but ultimately rewarding experience. This episode covers a variety of topics including:  Why the characterization of surrogate as offering up “wombs for rent” is inaccurate and offensive The extensive vetting, screening, and setting of expectations that occurs between a surrogate and intended parts prior to any agreement being signed What is a reasonable vs. non-reasonable request for IPs to make of a surrogate A surrogate's right to make medical decisions for herself at all times, in any circumstance Red flags for potential surrogates to watch out for The very complicated question of termination or selective reduction and how bodily autonomy plays a role How the COVID-19 vaccination has become the latest point of contention in the surrogate-IP matching process What potential egg donors need to know in order to advocate for themselves and make an informed decision   Resources Learn more about our podcast: Fertility Cafe Learn more about our surrogacy and egg donation agency: Family Inceptions How to apply to be a surrogate: Surrogate application process On the blog: Side Effects of Egg Donation, Understanding the Risks On the blog: Ten Things That Will Make You an Ideal Surrogate    Rate, Review, and Subscribe!  We would be honored if you took the time to rate and review our podcast! And of course, don't forget to hit that Subscribe button to have new episodes delivered straight to your feed!   Review quote:  “Beautiful and heartfelt conversations around family building. Can't wait to hear more!”

The Philanthropy212 Podcast
Helping Donors Give with Sybil Ackerman-Munson, President at Do Your Good LLC

The Philanthropy212 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:34


Sybil Ackerman-Munson is the President at Do Your Good LLC. They offer online courses, podcasts, and resources to help donors make a difference with their donations. With over two decades of experience, she knows how to establish best funding practices and help donors make a tangible difference in the world. Sybil has helped give away over $45 million in large and small donations throughout her career. She's worked with almost every type of charitable funder and has a thriving career working with philanthropists. In this episode… To help your donors give in an impactful way, you need to understand who they are and what they're interested in. According to Sybil Ackerman-Munson—a consultant who helps donors make a difference with their donations to charities and worthy causes—there are three common types of donors: sustainer, campaigner, and launcher donors. The sustainer donor cares about your organization, the work you're doing and wants to continue to support that work. On the flip side, there's the campaigner donor who cares deeply about a cause and is primarily looking for collaborators for partnerships. What about the launcher donor? How do you identify the different types of donor, and most importantly, how do you get in front of them? Listen to this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast with Penny Cowden featuring Sybil Ackerman-Munson, the President of Do Your Good LLC. She shares insight into donor trends, the different types of donors, and how to identify and connect with them. They also go into the top three things to consider when working with all three types of donors. Stay tuned to find out more!

CrabDiving Radio Podcast
CrabDiving – Wed 092921 – Manchin and Sinema Put Big Money Donors Ahead of Their Constituents

CrabDiving Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 115:52


Manchin and Sinema put big-money donors ahead of their constituents. Pelosi maneuvered the infrastructure budget legislation forward. YouTube said it would finally ban anti-vaccine propaganda content. United Airlines prepared to fire employees who refused the jab. Insurrectionist Congressperson Marjorie Taylor Greene said forced-birth should be enforced because motherhood "makes women better people." According to Stephanie Grishman Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson put his far-right fascist Christian nationalism unapologetically on display at some weird evangelical conference. The fascist Governor of South Dakota might be in hot water for allegedly pulling strings so her daughter could get her real estate appraiser license. A white supremacist was sentenced to prison on firearms charges. Dirtbag Mordor-forged Trump demon Corey Lewandowski was accused of making unwanted sexual advances at a charity event.  

Relish This: The Nonprofit Marketing Podcast
Episode 54: Running a sweepstake to engage donors with Annie Tukman from TapKat

Relish This: The Nonprofit Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 57:40


Have you ever thought about generating donations by hosting a sweepstake? (Yes, “sweepstakes” means more than one.

The Fundraising Talent Podcast
What are the 3 types of donors that every fundraiser should understand?

The Fundraising Talent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 51:44


This week our guest is Sybil Ackerman-Munson at Do Your Good. Sybil shared with us the three types of donors that every fundraiser should know and understand. For two decades, Sybil has been a trusted advisor and has helped give away over $45 million. Sybil has served on numerous boards, task forces, and stakeholder groups; and what I most appreciated about our conversation today was that her insights have emerged from experience with being on both sides of the charitable gift exchange.  I'm always up for a framework that helps us make more sense of ourselves and others, and that's what Sybil had for us this morning. As she began to describe each type of donor, I immediately began to recall personalities throughout my career who fit each part perfectly. I have to say that, as someone who has spent my entire career thinking about how to better understand and relate to donors in more meaningful ways, Sybil's three-type framework deserves to be at the top of anyone's resource list. Sybil's insights really knocked it out of the park this morning. If you'd like to learn more about Sybil and Do Your Good, visit their website here. As always, we are especially grateful to our friends at CueBack for sponsoring The Fundraising Talent Podcast. And, if you'd like to download Responsive's latest edition of Carefully & Critically, just click here.

Successful Nonprofits Podcast
Compelling Donors to Give with Krista Lamp

Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 33:42


Get ready to transform your marketing and donor journey paradigm, as Krista discusses marketing and fundraising lessons we can learn from for-profits.  

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
Versiti Blood Center of Illinois needs 700 donors a day to meet current demand

WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021


Versiti Blood Center of Illinois Area Vice President Amy Smith joins John Williams to explain how you can donate blood while the supply is scarce. Versiti needs 700 donors a day to keep up with the serious need.

Big Sky Astrology Podcast
099 | Libra New Moon: We Need a Siesta!

Big Sky Astrology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 27:10


April and Jen bring you a packed episode, including a Cancer Last Quarter Moon, a Libra New Moon on a restful Sabian Symbol, and TWO chances to sing along with us! Three planets change direction (we're looking at you Mercury, Pluto, Saturn); hungry Venus aspects Jupiter and Neptune, then enters Sagittarius and heads outdoors; and Mercury, the Sun, and Mars join up in a Libra mosh pit. Plus: the thrill of Podathon, a new 1960s TV reference, and… are there BSA podcast t-shirts in our future? View all episodes and full show notes, leave comments, or make a contribution at our site: https://www.BigSkyAstroPod.com Read a full transcript of this episode: https://www.bigskyastrology.com/transcript-ep-99/ 00:30 – Thank you for your support during last week's Podathon, podpals! . 01:37 – Thurs Sep. 30 is the last day to contribute $25 or more to be entered in our drawing for one of 5 great prizes: one 90-minute and two 60-minute readings with April, an astrology poster from Tha Elegant Universe, and a Solar Return report! Go to https://www.BigSkyAstroPod.com to donate! Winners will be announced by email on Oct. 4 and on our Oct. 11 episode. . 02:16 – We begin WEEK ONE (Sep. 27-Oct. 3): Mercury turns retrograde (Rx) on Sep. 27 (1:10 am EDT). It will be Rx through Oct. 18. (To hear more about Mercury Rx, revisit Ep. 12 https://www.bigskyastrology.com/episode-12/.) . 05:41 – *MOONWATCH* A Last Quarter Moon (LQM) at 6.08 Cancer might have us feeling that we're moving in the right direction, yet there is a sense of nostalgia for what is left behind (Sep. 28). . 08:07 – Romance, music, divine escapism: Venus, at 21.22 Scorpio, trines Neptune in Pisces (Sep. 29/30). . 09:07 – Biting off more than we can chew: Venus then squares Jupiter at 22.49 Aquarius (Sep. 30). . 10:20 – This LQM brings us back to July 2019, April 2020, and Dec. 2020. What stories from your life are linked to those times? . 11:20 – The Sun, at 6.59 Aquarius, trines Saturn in Aquarius (Sep. 29). It's a good time to exert willpower, and possibly enlist help, in the direction of your goals. . 12:37 – We begin WEEK TWO with another *MOONWATCH!* The New Moon is at 13.24 Libra (Oct. 6) on the Sabian symbol, “A noon siesta.” But with workhorse Mars in the mix, we might not be feeling it. Maybe we could take a break with Hazel? https://bit.ly/3ofIquu Let's send Jen a siesta for her birthday! . 16:03 – Pluto turns direct at 24.18 Capricorn (Oct. 6) on the symbol, “A mountain pilgrimage.” Seek empowerment rather than control of others. . 17:36 – Venus enters Sagittarius (Oct. 7)! Go outdoors, try something from a different culture, cultivate adventure in relationships, and put a little Libra in your Sag finances! . 19:10 – The Sun joins Mars at 15.05 Libra (Oct. 7). While it's a good time to advocate for yourself, avoid physical over-exertion or risk-taking. . 20:11 – A dance: then Mercury joins the Sun (9:18am PDT) and Mars (3:48pm) on Oct. 9. This is the second of three conjunctions between Aug. and Nov. They're intertwined, bringing a focus to our will (Sun), communication (Mercury), and action (Mars) as it relates to relationships (Libra). . 22:30 – Saturn turns direct at 6.52 Aquarius (Oct. 10) on the symbol, “A child born of an eggshell.” Perhaps a time to explore new ideas or directions that seem unusual. . 24:05 – Thanks for listening and supporting the podcast! It's not too late to participate in our Podathon raffle – go to https://www.BigSkyAstroPod.com and contribute $25 or more no later than SEPTEMBER 30 at 11:59pm Pacific time! Donors of $5 or more will receive our 50-minute Sep. Equinox bonus episode, as well as our upcoming Dec. Solstice episode! (And to learn more about the astrology poster go to https://www.tha-elegant-universe.com!) See you in two weeks for EPISODE 100!

The Smart Communications Podcast
Episode 96: How can you use donor personas to guide your communications?

The Smart Communications Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 19:25


How can you use donor personas to guide your communications? At Big Duck, we define personas as tools that define a segment of your audience, who they are in connection to your work, what they care about, how to best reach them, where to find them, and more. Farra Trompeter chats with Mica Bevington, US director of communications and development at Humanity and Inclusion about how their team defines personas.

The Economist Morning Briefing
The Economist Morning Briefing, September 14th, 2021

The Economist Morning Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 4:02


Donors pledge aid to Afghanistan and Norway looks to the left  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Cleared Hot
Episode 195 - Andrews and Wilson

Cleared Hot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 145:55


Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran, Park Leadership Fellow, and former submarine officer with a psychology degree from Vanderbilt and a master's in business from Cornell University. He is the author of three critically acclaimed high-tech thrillers: Reset, The Infiltration Game, and The Calypso Directive. Brian also is a principal contributor at Career Authors, a site dedicated to advancing the careers of aspiring and published writers. Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, and diving instructor, as well as a vascular and trauma surgeon. He served in the US Navy for fourteen years and made multiple deployments as a combat surgeon with an East Coast-based SEAL Team. The author of three award-winning supernatural thrillers, The Traiteur's Ring, The Donors, and Fade to Black, and the acclaimed faith-based thriller War Torn. He and his wife, Wendy, live in Southwest Florida with their four children. Together, Andrews and Wilson have joined forces to create the bestselling coauthor team of multiple covert ops and action-adventure thriller series: TIER ONE, SONS of VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS. Tim Cruikshank is a retired Navy SEAL now living in Washington state. After leaving the SEAL Teams, Tim went into medicine but also started Bonefrog Coffee and Cellars. Bonefrog Coffee is featured in the Andrews and Wilson novels, and they have their own signature Sons of Valor blend. https://bonefrog-coffee.com/ https://bonefrogcellars.com/ https://www.andrews-wilson.com/ Advertisers: https://athleticgreens.com/clearedhot https://allform.com/clearedhot https://mudwtr.com/clearedhot