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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Featured Episode:

The Future of Fundraising, with Paul D’Alessandro

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The world of philanthropy is changing by the day right now. From the pandemic to artificial intelligence, to the dramatic increase in giving through Donor Advised Funds (DAF), and even the gamification of giving. So much is changing so quickly.

But one thing is clear…donors continue to dictate the terms.

With so much changing, I was thrilled to sit down with my friend, Paul D’Alessandro, Founder of High Impact Nonprofit Advisors, and author of the brand new book, The Future of Fundraising: How Philanthropy’s Future is Here with Donors Dictating the Terms.

Paul wrote this book after a lengthy and successful career in philanthropy where he’s met with more than 4,000 individual high net worth donors and raised more than $1 Billion for charitable causes! 

You’ll want to check out this conversation that covers so many important topics, including:

  1. How Artificial Intelligence is impacting fundraising, and what that means for the future of the individual fundraiser
  2. The positives and negatives of donor advised funds, and what this giving vehicle holds for the future of our industry
  3. How platforms like Twitch and others impacting fundraising, and what that means for donor engagement and nonprofit revenue generation in the future
  4. The emerging risks to donor privacy and how that could negatively impact giving in the future
  5. The dirty secrets of fundraiser compensation


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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.