The upsides and downsides of holiday-based fundraising

Fundraising is Beautiful Podcast

Some of the strongest fundraising is connected to specific holidays.

Some of the most ineffective fundraising is also connected to specific holidays.

The special edition podcast will show you how to put holidays to work for you. And when not to do it at all.


Steven Screen is Co-Founder of The Better Fundraising Company and lead author of its blog. With over 25 years' fundraising experience, he gets energized by helping organizations understand how they can raise more money. He’s a second-generation fundraiser, a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year, and data-driven.

2 comments on “The upsides and downsides of holiday-based fundraising

  1. Steven: you are our hero, our knight in shining armor, our clients have raised more donations than ever using your tools. So please Sir S, could you run your podcasts through a transcriber and offer us non podcast listeners transcriptions of these pearls of wisdom? Much appreciated.

    1. Hi Jonathan, and thanks so much for your kind words! Unfortunately, we don’t have any plans to make transcriptions. We’ve thought about it multiple times, and the cost has gone down a ton. But it would still take a bunch of time to check and lightly-edit the 100+ episodes, and since we’re not actively doing the podcast any longer it doesn’t quite feel worth it. Sorry!

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