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Larry Raff – Episode 9

Today on the show is Larry Raff, President of Copley Raff, Incorporated.
 Larry has extensive experience helping healthcare related organizations raising funds and led a 200 million dollar campaign entitled “The Only Cure is a Remedy” for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In today’s interview you’ll hear about the benefits of running a consultancy with a team of consultants supporting you instead of just yourself. You can find more information about Copley Raff Incorporated at Visit to learn more about MarketSmart.

Gail Perry – Episode 8

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Today on the show is Gail Perry, Founder of Fired Up Fundraising found at
 Gail has built a successful business driven by following her passions from consulting, to speaking, and mentoring consultants. Fired Up Fundraising was founded in 1995.

Katherine DeFoyd – Episode 7

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Today on the show is Katherine DeFoyd, Founding Partner of Growth for Good found at
 Katherine has built a successful consultancy that focuses on New York City and New Jersey based nonprofits where she is located.

Kathy Swayze – Episode 6


Today on the show is Kathy Swayze, President and Creative Director of Impact Communications found at
 Kathy has built a successful consultancy that now includes a strong staff of writers and creative personnel. Learn the importance of specialization and about some of the tools used to run a consultancy with a staff in this episode.

Phyllis Freedman – Episode 5

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Today on the show is Phyllis Freedman, President and Founder of Smart Giving. Phyllis has run a successful consultancy for the past 17 years and will be retiring at the end of 2017. On today’s show you’ll learn how she created such a successful consultancy and what tips and ideas she has for others wanting to get their start.

Julie Carter – Episode 4

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Today on the show is Julie Carter, President of Carter Consulting Group.

Julie’s consulting practice helps Chief Development Officers and CEOs in established performing arts and historic nonprofits increase their total giving by up to 300% over 6-24 months.

You can find more information about Carter Consulting Group at

Diane Remin – Episode 3

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Today on the show is Diane Remin, Founder and President of

Diane has built a strong consultancy through teaching non-profits to tell compelling stories to potential donors with in-person visits and teaching non-profits how to ask for major gifts.

Tom Ahern – Episode 2

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Today on the show is Tom Ahern. You’ll learn the importance of developing a strong content marketing strategy, how to determine your hourly rate, and much more. For more information about Tom Ahern visit

David A. Mersky – Episode 1

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Today on the show is David A. Mersky, Founder and Managing Director of Mersky, Jaffe & Associates.

Hear from a fundraising consultant with 25 plus years of experience. Learn how to gain clients early on in your consultancy and how to build a strong referral based business. Learn more about David A. Mersky at


Coming Soon – How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy Podcast!

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Launching on September 19th is the “How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy Podcast”. The podcast gives you a taste of what it takes to create a successful fundraising consultancy and a bit on what makes each consultant unique and worth working with.

Learn how individual consultants and consulting firm leaders got their start. Learn what it takes to launch a successful fundraising practice, the tools you’ll need, the business strategies that work, and the hardships you may face.