Sam Laprade – Episode 25

Sam Laprade of Gryphon Fundraising is the host of the radio show “An Hour to Give” and has been working in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years. She recently transitioned to becoming a full-time consultant. We discuss that transition, what her biggest challenges are and much more.

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Topic Timestamps:

  • What’s your background? [01:55]
  • Your marketing and fundraising experience? [02:33]
  • What’s your approach for getting new clients? [03:37]
  • What challenges do nonprofits face? [04:27]
  • What is “An Hour To Give”? [06:02]
  • What’s your biggest strength? [08:49]
  • What has been your biggest surprise so far? [09:35]
  • How has the transition to full time gone? [11:36]
  • What type of work did you do for your first clients? [14:08]
  • What’s your business model? [14:56]
  • What advise do you have for those getting started? [15:52]
  • What are some of your favorite tools? [16:40]
  • Do you use any assistants or virtual assistants? [17:53]
  • What work do you enjoy doing? [19:19]
  • Has how you write contracts change over the past year? [21:51]
  • What’s your typical schedule? [22:35]
  • Lightning Round [24:55]

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