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  • Donor Confidence Pivots Towards Optimism

    6 JUN 2024 · It’s no surprise that stubbornly high inflation has impacted how donors are feeling. That’s why you need to understand the implications of the current economic climate.    On this episode Founder+Chairman of Dunham+Company, Rick Dunham, joins the show to discuss the latest iteration of our popular Donor Confidence Study, exploring the implications of the new findings.    To access the study, visit and click on “Research.” And for more insights like this come back next time for fresh content from the Cause+Effect Podcast.
    25m 42s
  • Five Capital Campaign Mistakes You Can Avoid

    16 MAY 2024 · While raising capital to move a ministry’s strategy forward is important work, it can also create leadership anxiety and seem daunting and even overwhelming.   On this episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, Erik Rogers, the Chief Strategist for Donor Advancement at Dunham+Company, joins the show to discuss the value of capital campaigns and the most common mistakes organizations make when trying to raise these financial resources. Whether you're a seasoned fundraiser or venturing into your first campaign, this insightful discussion is essential listening.
    35m 4s
  • REBROADCAST: How to Optimize Your Advertising Results

    2 MAY 2024 · When it comes to digital advertising, the only constant we can count on is change. Thanks to Meta’s latest privacy policy updates, digital advertisers and marketers have been forced to shift strategies to maintain performance from previous years. Does this mean that the opportunity for a successful outcome is dead? In this podcast, Dunham Company’s Director of Digital Madison Farrell shares her learnings from these recent shifts and ways to adapt to these changes.
    27m 6s
  • REBROADCAST: How to Create a Powerful SEO Strategy

    18 APR 2024 · As we look at today’s digital landscape, we can easily see how crowded the marketplace has become, placing a greater demand for quality content to cut through the noise. On this episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, we discuss the need for a solid SEO strategy to amplify your organization’s reach and create greater impact. Don’t miss out!
    24m 55s
  • REBROADCAST: How to Navigate Change

    4 APR 2024 · When you think of change management your mind likely flips toward systems, processes, and goals. Dunham+Company Chief Strategist, Jonathan Pitts, joins the podcast to discuss how to navigate change by suggesting that one of the greatest things to consider in change management is you. Your soul. Your growth. Your Christlikeness. Jonathan shares three lessons he has learned that will certainly help you navigate a season of change: 1) assume the Lord is provoking the change; 2) assume He cares about your character more than anything; and 3) assume God wants your relationships to stay intact.  Change is inevitable. Tension in change is inevitable. How you manage that change is up to you. Join us on this episode to learn how to change well!
    32m 8s
  • How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping the Ministry Landscape

    14 MAR 2024 · Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping the nonprofit world by providing tools for better outreach and engagement through personalized messaging and content delivery. In this episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, taped live at the Dunham-Company Annual Summit, James Poulter joins us to discuss the changes and speculate about the future of AI's impact on ministry work. He champions the integration of AI in ministry, harnessing its analytical capabilities to deepen understanding of constituent needs, automate mundane tasks, and empower ministers to focus on meaningful interactions within their communities.   Poulter is a distinguished digital marketing professional and technology expert, with a particular emphasis on Conversational AI strategy. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Vixen Labs, James has been instrumental in establishing the company as Europe's leading full-service Voice Agency. Vixen Labs specializes in voice consultancy and design, assisting brands in leveraging voice-first technology and conversational interfaces for effective communication and promotion.
    27m 43s
  • The Current State of Generosity

    22 FEB 2024 · Donors give to organizations and ministries that they trust, to leaders that they trust, and where they think their donations will make a difference. Taped at Dunham+Company’s Annual Summit, Trent and Rick Dunham are joined by Una Osili to discuss the current landscape of generosity, current trends, and future expectations around non-profit giving. Osili is the Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a global expert on philanthropy with more than two decades of experience in leadership, economic policy and research across the public and private sectors.
    22m 25s
  • How Your Leadership Should Change as Your Organization Grows

    8 FEB 2024 · Organizations go through different phases of growth, but not every phase requires the same type of leadership to experience success. In this episode, popular podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof and Trent Dunham discuss three different kinds of leadership that are necessary for three very distinct phases of organizational growth. Listen today to discover if your leadership lines up with the phase of growth your organization is in.
    31m 36s
  • Ten Trends to Watch in 2024

    25 JAN 2024 · Captured live from the Dunham+Company 2024 Summit in Anaheim, California, Trent Dunham reveals ten trends that ministries should be preparing for in the new year. This includes the increased use of text as a communications medium (including fundraising), the reality of AI and its impact, the continued fragmentation of audiences, and more!
    41m 20s
  • Using Video to Tell Your Story

    11 JAN 2024 · It is simply impossible for a ministry to reach its full impact without utilizing video as a key component of the messaging. In our latest episode of the Cause+Effect Podcast, we dive into the dynamic world of video storytelling for ministries and its pivotal role in fundraising. Dan Sumpter, Chief Creative Officer, and Nils Smith, Chief Strategist for Social Media and Innovation, join Trent Dunham to showcase the unique power of video in capturing and conveying ministry impact and creating a deeper emotional connection with audiences. You’ll gain valuable insights on creating compelling video content that vividly brings your ministry's mission to life and effectively boosts fundraising efforts. And you’ll learn how to harness the transformative power of visual storytelling to uplift and inspire your ministry's community and move them to their deepest level of engagement with your organization.
    28m 46s

Tired of doing things the same. way. every. year? The Cause+Effect Podcast, brought to you by the Dunham Podcast Network, is a fresh voice that breaks down the latest fundraising...

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Tired of doing things the same. way. every. year? The Cause+Effect Podcast, brought to you by the Dunham Podcast Network, is a fresh voice that breaks down the latest fundraising trends, leadership lessons and the ups and downs of the nonprofit industry. Our host Trent Dunham talks to a variety of guests with effective strategies and stories that inspire us. The goal? Increased effectiveness for more impact.
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