How Gift-Giving Can Make You A Better Fundraiser with Patrick Kucharson

How Gift-Giving Can Make You A Better Fundraiser with Patrick Kucharson

Julia Claire Campbell Fundraising, Nonprofits, Podcast

Support for this show is brought to you by our friends at Bloomerang. Bloomerang offers donor management and online fundraising software that helps small to medium nonprofits, like First Tee of Greater Akron, a nonprofit that empowers kids and teens through the game of golf. After just one year with Bloomerang they doubled their unique donors, improved donor stewardship, and raised more funds. To listen to the full interview with First Tee of Greater Akron visit .

Gift-giving makes you a better fundraiser? YUP. And I’ll tell you why!

We know that giving more than you receive is a satisfying way to live. And Patrick Kucharson helps people on both sides do just that – be better givers AND receivers, through his free email newsletter, Better Gift Coach.

Patrick runs one of my favorite weekly email newsletters Better Gift Coach, a weekly 1-minute shortcut to always having great gift ideas well in advance. Each week, he curates and shares a story of the best gift someone has ever received, and he analyzes the story to provide guidance on how others can replicate it.

I wanted to have Patrick on the podcast because I know that his work can help fundraisers, marketers, mission-driven individuals, and anyone trying to make an impact and affect people.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Patrick’s nonprofit background at Jumpstart in Cleveland
  • Storytelling techniques – both in the collecting, crafting, and the telling is a master storyteller – both as a teller and a collector. We can all learn from his simple strategies.
  • Where to find compelling stories that will resonate with your audience
  • The GivingTuesday story he shared that caught my eye
  • What to consider when giving a charitable gift on behalf of another person
  • Creating a great giving and receiving experience

Listen to the end, because Patrick drops some major thoughts on he continues to write his newsletter week after week and how he manages to sustain his creativity.

Know more about Better Gift Coach:


Instagram: @bettergiftcoach

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 keynote talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and how to do effective marketing in the digital age.

Take Julia’s free nonprofit masterclass,  3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media That Converts

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