Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling Author, and former Executive Director. She has been featured on over 30 podcasts and is the creator of the Impact Method™ – a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.
Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures and holds a master’s degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.
As the founder and heart behind PivotGround, Sarah helps nonprofits make a big impact with relative ease.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How a lot of nonprofit organizations are coming to Sarah for assistance with strategic planning to better adapt to the realities of the pandemic
- Why many of the pieces of fundraising advice don’t typically apply to smaller organizations just starting out, and why building a circle of major donors is key
- How engaging your employees to encourage small Facebook fundraisers on their birthdays can be a powerful way to get many small donations at once
- Why the for-profit industry has set an excellent example of how to create membership programs that are creative and offer value
- Why you should begin streamlining and systematizing your processes, including delegating or using smart automation
- Why limiting yourself to certain demographics and social groups only holds you back, and why authenticity is the key to speaking to all age groups
- Why creating new opportunities for members to engage with and get involved with your organization is the secret to attracting millennials
- Why it is important to get away from the events fundraising model, and why donation shouldn’t be a transactional event but should be about participation
- Why agility and robustness are the most important factors for organizations navigating the increasingly frequent world-changing challenges
- Why nonprofits should not be averse to taking risks, and why a willingness to take risks is the cornerstone of innovation
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