Nonprofit Nation with Sabrina Walker Hernandez

What The Best Fundraisers Do Differently

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Podcast Leave a Comment

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My guest this week is Sabrina Walker Hernandezfundraiser extraordinaire and total pro when it comes to “doing fundraising differently” and thinking outside of the box.

Sabrina is President & CEO of Supporting World Hope. She is a certified consultant, coach, and facilitator. Sabrina has set fundraising records taking a Boys & Girls Club in Texas from $750k to $2.5M, leading a $12 million dollar capital campaign, and she has a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School.

Sabrina spills all the tea on her journey to record-breaking fundraiser, and how she did it in the 3rd poorest county in the United States. Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • How she raised a record-breaking amount of money despite there being no history of individual giving at the organization
  • Her apology to all Development Directors (love this)
  • How to flip the script and focus less on raising money and more on building relationships
  • What the best fundraisers do and how they do things differently
  • How to convince your Board to fundraise

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About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:

Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.

She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements. Julia’s online courses, webinars, and talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and raise more money online.

Clients include GoFundMe Charity, Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

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