Nadine Gabai-Botero – Episode 21

Nadine Gabai-Botero has been the principal of Focus Fundraising for the past 9 years. Her background is in fundraising for arts organizations, but as you’ll hear in the interview she has expanded to help different types of nonprofits meet their goals by focusing on creating a great strategy.

You can find more information about Focus Fundraising at

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Topic Timestamps:

  • How’d you decide what to focus on? [01:34]
  • What was your original website like? [03:09]
  • What did you learn from your career that helps you as a consultant? [03:58]
  • How’d you name your company? [05:21]
  • What’s your most popular service? [06:24]
  • Staff and budget advice? [07:50]
  • How do you work with difficult boards? [10:02]
  • Why’d you start your business? [11:38]
  • Did you go full time right away? [12:47]
  • What was your marketing approach in the beginning? [13:45]
  • How’d you find the people you partner with? [14:47]
  • What’s your biggest challenge? [18:20]
  • Lightning Round [19:57]

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