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Welcome to the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast. Each episode features a successful nonprofit leader who explains a fundraising strategy or tactic to increase your impact and rapidly grow your organization.

Latest Episodes

Building a Grassroots Donor-Base — with Scott Hennig

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Scott Hennig, the president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been a unique nonprofit taxpayer advocacy group in Canada for the last 29 years. Scott has worked for the Federation for 14 years, moving up the ranks before taking over leadership in 2019. Across Canada, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has over 200,000 members and activists. Scott unpacks how the Canadian Taxpayers Federation uses grassroots fundraisers and one-on-one donor meetings to build a base of over 26,000 individual donors.

42 MIN3 d ago
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Building a Grassroots Donor-Base — with Scott Hennig

How to Launch a Wildly Successful Capital Campaign - with Becky Lewis

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Becky Lewis. Becky is the executive director at Trinity Christian Academy Foundation, one of the largest, private, Christ-centered K-12 schools in Texas. She’s the chief fundraiser for the academy and manages their capital campaigns, major giving, and planned giving.Becky has raised more than $50 million for Trinity Christian in the last decade through expanding major donor giving and through events with speakers like George W. Bush, Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. Over the last 25 years, Becky has raised more than $100 million as a fundraising executive for organizations such as Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, West Dallas Community School, Sky Ranch Christian Camps and now at Trinity Christian Academy.

52 MIN1 w ago
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How to Launch a Wildly Successful Capital Campaign - with Becky Lewis

How to Find and Keep Recurring Donors -- with Ben Greene

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Ben Greene, chief development officer for Food for the Hungry, a Christian nonprofit with over $100 million in annual revenue that works to end all forms of human poverty worldwide. Ben has worked in fundraising and development since 2003 and first joined Food for the Hungry in 2009 as the senior director of sponsorship acquisition. Ben also has worked with Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., returning to Food for the Hungry in 2018 to take on his current role.

40 MIN2 w ago
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How to Find and Keep Recurring Donors -- with Ben Greene

Grand Strategy: How to fight fear, be bold and win at fundraising– with John Tillman

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a public policy nonprofit. John is one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the state-based think-tank world. Over the last 12 years, John has grown the Illinois Policy Institute from $80,000 to more than $12 million in annual revenue and nearly 50 staff members. Before entering the public policy field, John was, and continues to be, a businessman and entrepreneur.

44 MIN3 w ago
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Grand Strategy: How to fight fear, be bold and win at fundraising– with John Tillman

Prospecting Events: How to find new major donors – with Kelly Shackelford

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of The First Liberty Institute, the United States’ largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to protecting all Americans’ religious freedom. Kelly founded First Liberty in 1997 to defend religious freedom in the courts and the public arena. First Liberty has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeals, federal district courts and state courts. It has won over 90 percent of its cases, many of them being landmark and religious liberty cases. Kelly shares how they made event fundraising the key for finding new major donors for First Liberty. He details how he sells the vision to donors to how to turn small fundraising events into a series of six-figure fundraising dinners. Kelly also highlights practical steps nonprofit fundraisers can make to create a lasting connections and donations.

50 MINSEP 18
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Prospecting Events: How to find new major donors – with Kelly Shackelford

Inside the mind of a donor handler - with Fred Fransen

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Fred Fransen. Fred is the founder of Certell Inc., an education nonprofit which provides social studies curriculum to more than 5,000 teachers across the United States. Fred also is an advisor and consultant to major donors who give to higher education, medical and scientific institutions, and the arts. He has 25 years experience in the nonprofit world within universities, colleges, and international think tanks. Fred walks through how small or start-up nonprofits can get into serious fundraising. He shares how to build a positive, beneficial relationship with donor advisors and touches on important insights into how major donors think. Learn more at http://7figurefundraising.com/podcast

52 MINSEP 11
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Inside the mind of a donor handler - with Fred Fransen

What Happens in a 7-Figure Donor Meeting

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop. Tarren shares the details of how to successfully prepare and execute a 7-figure donor meeting. He walks through what fundraisers should ask at the beginning of every donor meeting, how to transition from small talk to asking for money and how to structure a compelling pitch that resonates with donors. Learn more at https://7figurefundraising.com/

41 MINSEP 4
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What Happens in a 7-Figure Donor Meeting

Mindset: How Successful Fundraisers Think Differently

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop. Like many who work in nonprofits, Tarren had no experience in fundraising or managing people when he began a small nonprofit. Through years of experience working in policy and then as a nonprofit CEO, Tarren learned fundraising is the key to a successful nonprofit. However, few people in the nonprofit sector are taught how to fundraise — and fewer are taught how to do it well. Tarren shares the most important mindsets to be a successful fundraiser, how to use them to build a partnership with big money donors and ask for 5, 6 and 7-figure donations that will allow your nonprofit accomplish great things. ...

32 MINSEP 4
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Mindset: How Successful Fundraisers Think Differently
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Latest Episodes

Building a Grassroots Donor-Base — with Scott Hennig

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Scott Hennig, the president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been a unique nonprofit taxpayer advocacy group in Canada for the last 29 years. Scott has worked for the Federation for 14 years, moving up the ranks before taking over leadership in 2019. Across Canada, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has over 200,000 members and activists. Scott unpacks how the Canadian Taxpayers Federation uses grassroots fundraisers and one-on-one donor meetings to build a base of over 26,000 individual donors.

42 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Building a Grassroots Donor-Base — with Scott Hennig

How to Launch a Wildly Successful Capital Campaign - with Becky Lewis

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Becky Lewis. Becky is the executive director at Trinity Christian Academy Foundation, one of the largest, private, Christ-centered K-12 schools in Texas. She’s the chief fundraiser for the academy and manages their capital campaigns, major giving, and planned giving.Becky has raised more than $50 million for Trinity Christian in the last decade through expanding major donor giving and through events with speakers like George W. Bush, Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. Over the last 25 years, Becky has raised more than $100 million as a fundraising executive for organizations such as Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, West Dallas Community School, Sky Ranch Christian Camps and now at Trinity Christian Academy.

52 MIN1 w ago
Comments
How to Launch a Wildly Successful Capital Campaign - with Becky Lewis

How to Find and Keep Recurring Donors -- with Ben Greene

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Ben Greene, chief development officer for Food for the Hungry, a Christian nonprofit with over $100 million in annual revenue that works to end all forms of human poverty worldwide. Ben has worked in fundraising and development since 2003 and first joined Food for the Hungry in 2009 as the senior director of sponsorship acquisition. Ben also has worked with Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., returning to Food for the Hungry in 2018 to take on his current role.

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
How to Find and Keep Recurring Donors -- with Ben Greene

Grand Strategy: How to fight fear, be bold and win at fundraising– with John Tillman

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a public policy nonprofit. John is one of the nation’s most prominent leaders in the state-based think-tank world. Over the last 12 years, John has grown the Illinois Policy Institute from $80,000 to more than $12 million in annual revenue and nearly 50 staff members. Before entering the public policy field, John was, and continues to be, a businessman and entrepreneur.

44 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Grand Strategy: How to fight fear, be bold and win at fundraising– with John Tillman

Prospecting Events: How to find new major donors – with Kelly Shackelford

During this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon speaks with Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of The First Liberty Institute, the United States’ largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to protecting all Americans’ religious freedom. Kelly founded First Liberty in 1997 to defend religious freedom in the courts and the public arena. First Liberty has participated in cases before the United States Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Appeals, federal district courts and state courts. It has won over 90 percent of its cases, many of them being landmark and religious liberty cases. Kelly shares how they made event fundraising the key for finding new major donors for First Liberty. He details how he sells the vision to donors to how to turn small fundraising events into a series of six-figure fundraising dinners. Kelly also highlights practical steps nonprofit fundraisers can make to create a lasting connections and donations.

50 MINSEP 18
Comments
Prospecting Events: How to find new major donors – with Kelly Shackelford

Inside the mind of a donor handler - with Fred Fransen

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Fred Fransen. Fred is the founder of Certell Inc., an education nonprofit which provides social studies curriculum to more than 5,000 teachers across the United States. Fred also is an advisor and consultant to major donors who give to higher education, medical and scientific institutions, and the arts. He has 25 years experience in the nonprofit world within universities, colleges, and international think tanks. Fred walks through how small or start-up nonprofits can get into serious fundraising. He shares how to build a positive, beneficial relationship with donor advisors and touches on important insights into how major donors think. Learn more at http://7figurefundraising.com/podcast

52 MINSEP 11
Comments
Inside the mind of a donor handler - with Fred Fransen

What Happens in a 7-Figure Donor Meeting

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, host Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop. Tarren shares the details of how to successfully prepare and execute a 7-figure donor meeting. He walks through what fundraisers should ask at the beginning of every donor meeting, how to transition from small talk to asking for money and how to structure a compelling pitch that resonates with donors. Learn more at https://7figurefundraising.com/

41 MINSEP 4
Comments
What Happens in a 7-Figure Donor Meeting

Mindset: How Successful Fundraisers Think Differently

In this episode of the 7-Figure Fundraising Podcast, Trevor Bragdon sits down with Tarren Bragdon, his brother, and co-founder of 7-Figure Fundraising. Tarren is the CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, a nonprofit he started in 2011 with $50,000 in seed money and has grown to produce $13 million in revenue annually. He also teaches the 7-Figure Fundraising Workshop. Like many who work in nonprofits, Tarren had no experience in fundraising or managing people when he began a small nonprofit. Through years of experience working in policy and then as a nonprofit CEO, Tarren learned fundraising is the key to a successful nonprofit. However, few people in the nonprofit sector are taught how to fundraise — and fewer are taught how to do it well. Tarren shares the most important mindsets to be a successful fundraiser, how to use them to build a partnership with big money donors and ask for 5, 6 and 7-figure donations that will allow your nonprofit accomplish great things. ...

32 MINSEP 4
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Mindset: How Successful Fundraisers Think Differently
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