[PODCAST] How to Assemble and Maintain A Volunteer Fundraising Structure

How to Assemble and Maintain A Volunteer Fundraising Structure

In this episode, we speak with Whitney Anderson about volunteer fundraising.

A volunteer fundraising structure can significantly impact a nonprofit’s diversified fundraising strategy. Assembling and maintaining a volunteer fundraising structure requires careful planning, dedication, and ongoing communication. This episode focuses on how nonprofit organizations can turn volunteers into effective fundraisers. Whitney highlights the importance of empowering volunteers to fundraise and provides tips on how to do so effectively while respecting their time and maintaining the organization’s integrity. During her talk, she discusses the advantages of peer-to-peer fundraising and offers guidance on effectively sustaining this approach. Lastly, Whitney emphasizes the importance of providing training and tools for volunteer fundraisers to be successful.

Furthermore, creating a positive and supportive environment for volunteers is critical to building a dedicated team motivated to achieve fundraising goals. By showing appreciation for their efforts and providing opportunities for feedback and contribution, nonprofits can foster a sense of ownership and commitment among their volunteers.

Whitney Anderson is the Principal for Campaign Services at Fox Advancement, a leading fundraising firm that provides capital campaign consulting, grant research and writing, and fractional development officer support. She is passionate about helping nonprofits clarify their vision, tell their story, and link their mission with generous donors. She is a skilled strategist and project manager who helps nonprofits manage major fundraising campaigns from conception to completion. Her expertise includes interviewing philanthropists, providing major gifts solicitation training, and working with volunteers on peer-to-peer fundraising strategies. Whitney holds a Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication from North Dakota State University.

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Delaney Mullennix, MPA

Delaney joined the Nonprofit Hub team in 2021, leading strategic partnerships, and now serves as the Executive Director. She helps to manage and sustain the organization's growing national presence, modern partnership profile, and highly trafficked educational media platform. Delaney plays a major role in curating and creating educational content with a network of innovative nonprofit service, product providers, and professionals that empower organizations to go from good to growth. Delaney got her master's degree in nonprofit management and administration from Grand Valley State University, where she served on the executive board of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization. She's an alumna of Michigan DECA and serves as a competitive event judge to help evaluate high school students' marketing and management skills. You can find her jet-setting to a new place in her free time, volunteering for a good cause, and exploring the great outdoors.

March 3, 2023

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