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Episode 46: Fundraising Tips from the Best of the Best with Martin Leifeld

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Have you ever had a conversation with someone who was just so good at their job, and who has made such a difference in the world, when you finish chatting, you just pray some of their skill, experience and overall goodness has somehow rubbed off on you?

That pretty much sums up my conversation this week with Martin Leifeld. Martin has spent more than 40 years in senior fundraising leadership roles. In working with a number of different organizations in his career, Martin and his teams have raised a staggering $500 million dollars. Martin is also the author of the book, Five Minutes for Fundraising: A collection of Expert Advice from Gifted Fundraisers.

If you’ve ever wanted to gain insight from someone who has been around the block a time or 10 in the world of fundraising, this is it. 

Here are just a few of the things Martin and I talked about in this episode:

[5:58] How to prepare for fundraising

[10:00] What you should know about fundraising during COVID-19

[12:50] How to become a successful and effective fundraiser

[15:50] Giving the great gift to your donors

[19:03] Advice to begin building lasting and life-giving relationships with your donors

[20:17] Powerful but simple tools to help you as a fundraiser 

You can find Martin’s book, Five Minutes for Fundraising, and his collection of free videos on his website, Martin was an incredible guest, and I’m so happy I get to share his expertise and insight with you.

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Links I mentioned in this episode:

Martin Leifeld's Retirement Video

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