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The Development Download Podcast

 

 

As a benefit to our members, we are excited to bring you our latest educational programming: The Development Download, a podcast spotlighting local and national fundraisers with tidbits you can bring back to your shop! To get in touch with our podcast coordinator, please email Lauren Futch at afpghcpodcast@gmail.com. And if you like what we're doing, don't forget to subscribe and rate us!

 

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Episode 1

Welcome to the Development Download Podcast!

 

Lauren Futch

Senior Associate Director, UTHeath

afpghcpodcast@gmail.com

 

On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, Lauren introduces the podcast, gives details on future episodes, and shares the benefits of being a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 2

You got the job! What to do in your first 90 days as a leader. 

 

 

Melissa Simon, MSW, CFRE

Senior Director of Development, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

msimonmsw@gmail.com

 


Liz Bear, CFRE

Development Director, Vita Living

lbear@vitaliving.org

 

On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we sit down with Melissa Simon and Liz Bear to discuss leadership. Our guests share tools on how to build relationships within your organization and share a 90 day plan that will help you become an effective leader.

 

Resources:

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 3

Hometown Talks: Navigating COVID-19 in Your Shop.

 

Rebecca Lamb, CFRE

Senior Director of Development, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

 

Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE

Vice President for Development and Public Affairs and Chief Development Officer, UTHealth

 

Angela Lane, CFRE

Chief Development Officer, Houston Ballet

 

Melissa Simon, MSW, CFRE

Senior Director of Development, Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos


On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we interview three of Houston’s fundraising leaders from large, medium, and small shops to discuss different responses to COVID-19 and the current economic uncertainty our community faces. This is from a previously recorded webinar.

 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 4

Storytelling During a Crisis.

 

Alice L. Ferris MBA, CFRE, ACFRE and Jim Anderson, CFRE

GoalBusters Consulting Flagstaff, AZ

 

On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we interview Alice Ferris and Jim Anderson of GoalBusters about effective story telling. We are all receiving so much information in today’s environment. While you know that it is more important than ever to share your story, how do you cut through the clutter? We’ll discuss how to use storytelling techniques to better communicate your why and engage your audiences in your cause.

 

Resources:

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 5

Hometown Talks: Pivoting To Best and Next Practices During and After COVID-19

 

Moderator

 

Amy Lampi

Associate Vice President, BWF

 

 

Panelists

 

Loubel Galik
Senior Consultant, Sterling

 

Holly Lang
Principal, Dini Spheris

 


Sara Wise
Senior Consultant, Mission Advancement

 

Join Houston-area consultants as they collectively share “real time” experiences with organizations across all sectors. The panelists will discuss best and next practices, lessons learned, and fundraising trends being seen locally, across Texas and nationwide.

 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 6

All About Annual Giving

 

Nick Stinson
Director, Rice Annual Fund

NStinson@Rice.edu


A successful annual giving program is essential to the success of your fundraising operations, so what are the key elements that make up an annual giving program? How do you get started in a career focused on annual giving and what are some great resources for those interested in this field? Join our guest, Nick Stinson and we answer these questions and dive into annual giving.

 

Resources: 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 7

Hometown Talks: Rethinking Special Events When We Can't Gather

 

Panelists

 

Rick Byrd

Executive Director, JDRF

rbyrd@jdrf.org

 


Brandi Ledet 

Assistant Director for Special Events, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

bledet@imgh.org

 

Maria Magee, CFRE

Chief Development Officer, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

mmagee@imgh.org

 

Heather Shirk Patrick

Executive Director, Prevent Blindness Texas

hpatrick@pbtexas.org

 

Moderator

 

Kate Yadan

Director of Development, Teen and Family Services

kate@tafs.org


On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we have a panel discussion about rethinking how we do events during times of crisis. You'll hear from development professionals from small and large shops about how they executed or are planning their next special event in the time of COVID-19.

 

Resources: 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 8

Mentor Moment with Tom Moore, CFRE

 

Tom Moore, CFRE

Director of Advancement
The Kinkaid School


On this episode of The Development Download podcast, we are sitting down with mentor Tom Moore, CFRE, to learn more about his path into development, the resources that have helped shaped his career, and his advice for fundraising professionals.

 

Resources

 

Available to listen on: iTunes, Spotify

 

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Episode 9

 

Hometown Talks: Planned Giving Amidst A Pandemic 

 

Cindy Atmar, CFRE

Senior Director of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Steven Covington, CFRE, CAP

Director of Endowment and Planned Giving

The Houston Symphony

 

Jeffery L. McLain. MMC, CFRE

Senior Director for Gift Planning

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

 

In partnership with Charitable Gift Planners of Houston, our next COVID-related webinar will be on the importance of planned giving amidst a pandemic. Panelists will share their department's short and long-term adjustments in response to COVID-19.

 

Resources

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

 

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Episode 10

 

Managing a Board During a Crisis

 


Marilu Garza

Chief Development Officer

The Center 

mgarza@thecenterforpursuit.org

 

In times of crisis, how do you ensure that your development board stays connected and continues to support your cause, despite all circumstances? Marilu Garza joins us to share some great resources and information on engaging boards during difficult times. 

 

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

 

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Episode 11

 

 

Harriet C. Latimer 

Founder, Harriet Latimer & Associates 

 

On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we have a conversation with Harriet C. Latimer, who has worked in Houston's philanthropy landscape for over 35 years! She curates advice for growing professionals and shares some of her favorite stories from workin with Houston nonprofits. 

 

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

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Episode 12

 

Evan Wildstein

Director Of Development at The Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University 

ewildstein@rice.edu 

 

On this episode of the Development Download Podcast, we have a conversation with Evan Wildstein on how his organization has refashioned their larger gatherings into virtual events. Evan shares advice and insight on planning for the months ahead and how to utilize your resources to maximize results. Special appreciation to Josh Plumley for spearheading this interview. 

 

Resources:

Kinder Lunch-Out (virtual event)

3 Ways to Prepare for a Future You Can’t Predict (poker article):  h

Funder Support During the COVID-10 Pandemic (Center for Effective Philanthropy)

Kindful survey

Coronavirus Response Survey (AFP)

 

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

 

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Episode 13

 

 

Lereca Monik

Sr. Director of Major Gifts,Baker Ripley

 

Kelli King-Jackson

Vice President of Programs and Community Engagement, The Simmons Foundation 

 

Carme Williams

Vice President of Development, Prairie View Texas A&M University


 

 

Dr. Melanie Johnson

President and CEO, Collaborative for Children Dr. Frazier Johnson Vice President, Shell Oil Company FoundationDirector, Workforce Development & Diversity Outreach 

 

Embracing Racial Equity in Fundraising + Philanthropy

On this episode of The Development Download podcast, we are sitting down with various fundraising professionals to talk more about inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the fundraising profession. How does the current culture affect diverse fundraising professionals? And what is our local AFP Chapter doing to address equity and access? We talk about this and more with today’s guests.

 

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

 

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Episode 14

Job Searching During (and Not During!) a Pandemic

 

Hera Arham

 

On this episode of The Development Download podcast, we are sitting down with Hera Arham. Hera is a fundraising professional and MBA candidate who has been searching for a new role in the profession. Join us in learning some of the resources and tools Hera is utilizing as she navigates her career and job opportunities.

 

Resources

Justin Belack   

 

Madelin Mann 

 

Erin Urban

 

Katrina Booker - also a career strategist/coach who I love and has a great program

 

How Women Rise 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People 

 

Lily Belcak 

 

JT 'Donnell

 

 

Available to listen on: iTunesSpotify

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Additional episodes coming soon!

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