My guest for this episode is James Goalder. With almost 20 years of experience working in nonprofit technology and sales and relationship management, James brings the perfect blend of experience for his role as Partnerships Manager at Bloomerang. In addition to his work experience, James volunteers with Project Grows, a community farm in Virginia, serving on the Board and on Volunteer Nights with the organization.

In his free time, James enjoys hiking in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and four children and exploring the beautiful local wineries and breweries. He loves to cook, read and travel. James holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Art History from James Madison University.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What are the primary challenges that fundraising staff encounter when securing donations for an organization?
  • Why the development staff must establish strong connections with the program staff?
  • How does the organization personalize its interactions with donors to make them feel connected to its mission and impact?
  • What are the most effective strategies and methods for cultivating individuals into major donors?
  •  What are the current trends in donor retentio

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