Episode 49

Published on:

9th Sep 2022

Solidifying Stewardship

On this week's episode of IMPACTability®, we're joined by special guests Angelique Keys and Robert Paul. Angelique is the Director of Fundraising for Soukup Strategic Solutions, while Robert is a business owner and entrepreneur. These incredibly experienced guests break down everything you need to know about stewardship. Plus, they both offer some amazing tips and tricks to give your stewarding efforts a boost.

Angelique Keys is a gifted fundraiser with over 18 years of experience in a variety of fundraising roles. Robert Paul is a business leader and entrepreneur with 35 years of B-to-B sales experience. He enjoys partnering with nonprofits to help support their missions.


  • Introductions 1:30
  • What is donor stewardship? 2:20
  • Does the level of gift matter? 5:00
  • How to offset expensive gift prices 8:07
  • Story about stewarding a donor into a larger gift 9:13
  • Sponsored by 13:00
  • Second Introductions 14:00
  • What to keep in mind with stewardship 15:00
  • Custom Glasses story 15:30
  • Is there a standard gift or is unique better? 19:30
  • What do you get the person who has everything? 22:00

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IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each episode, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
"IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast" is a dynamic and insightful series hosted by Josh Hirsch, M.S., Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions, and created by Sheryl Soukup, President of Soukup Strategic Solutions. Each episode looks at the multifaceted world of nonprofit organizations, offering expert advice on issues ranging from fundraising and management to Board development and marketing. Josh, with his extensive background in the nonprofit sector, engages with a variety of experts to provide valuable perspectives and practical solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofit leaders.

Listeners will find each episode rich with knowledge and inspiration. The podcast covers a wide array of topics, ensuring relevance for a diverse nonprofit audience. Whether it’s discussing innovative fundraising strategies, exploring effective Board governance, or the nuances of nonprofit marketing, "IMPACTability" serves as an essential resource for leaders looking to enhance their organization's impact. This podcast is an excellent tool for anyone in the nonprofit sector seeking to grow professionally and make a more significant impact in their community.

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Josh Hirsch, M.S.

Josh Hirsch, M.S., is the Senior Strategist for Soukup Strategic Solutions and on faculty for The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2006, most recently as Social Content Marketing for Susan G. Komen. He has an extensive background in social media, digital communications, and marketing along with experience in grant research and writing, individual giving, special event planning, stewardship, and cultivation of donors.