Roy C. Jones

Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast

High impact interviews with top fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, from hosts Roy Jones, CFRE, and Andrew Olsen, CFRE.


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From Barely Surviving to Thriving with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery

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This conversation with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, MBA-MA, President/CEO at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in Philadelphia, PA, is a deep-dive into change leadership like you’ve never heard before!

When he took the helm at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in 2018, the organization was barely surviving. Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the U.S., and also the poorest large city in the country. The Mission is the city of Philadelphia’s largest provider of men’s shelter services in the city. When he arrived, the Mission was engulfed in gang and drug activity — local gangs were actually dealing drugs right outside their doors.

The challenges they faced at the Mission were significant. From the external environmental risks of gangs and drugs to an internal culture that lacked clear communication, team members who didn’t understand what the goals were, how to achieve success, or how to partner and collaborate together to effectively achieve their mission.

In this podcast episode Jeremy walks us through what it was like to come into an organization like this, how he approached guiding and leading the organization through significant change, and the difficult decisions he had to make to help the organization go from surviving to thriving.

You’ll learn a ton about leading and navigating change in this conversation with Jeremy.

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Leadership Excellence with Glenn Cranfield

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Leadership Culture with Ken Brissa at Phoenix Rescue Mission

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Lessons From 20+ Years of Leading Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

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"REAL, down-to-earth discussions..."
"Now you can stop going to events where people puff out their chests, often telling lies about how they closed this major gift or that one. Instead, just listen to this podcast. Finally, you can hear REAL, down-to-earth discussions from the best frontline fundraisers about ‘rainmaking’ – thanks to Andrew and Roy. This is a must-listen for anyone who is serious about making tremendous impact."
Nov 20, 2018
"Finally, someone who not only understands major gifting..."
"Finally, someone who not only understands major gifting in theory, but who brings a fully orbed view that they’ve actually applied in the blocking and tackling of MG work! The metrics given are legitimate because I personally employ very similar metrics and I know that these metrics work and are viable. The hosts bring substance coupled with practicality and years of proven experience. Finally, they’re versed on growing the entire donor pipeline from acquisition through legacy giving which is refreshing. This podcast is worth your time and can improve your skills whether you’re a proven professional fundraiser with decades of success or someone who’s just starting out and is hungry for growing generosity and closing deals."
Dec 17, 2018
"Andrew and Roy are two fundraising pros..."
"Andrew and Roy are two fundraising pros who’ve rounded up leaders across the spectrum to share ideas and insights gained from years of experience in the nonprofit space. This is a great podcast for anyone looking to better understand the many facets of fundraising. Enjoy!"
Nov 20, 2018

About the Podcast

In the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast, co-hosts Andrew Olsen, CFRE and Roy Jones, CFRE provide an in-depth look at fundraising and donor trends and opportunities in the nonprofit industry. Featuring interviews with leading authors and other industry experts, the podcast explores topics relevant to those in nonprofit leadership who strive to sharpen their skills, grow their teams, and maximize their impact in the world. The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast is brought to you exclusively by Newport ONE.