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 “Your life is always speaking to you. Are you going to listen, and if you listen, are you going to respond?”
– Floyd Jones

Episode #172

Overview

In this episode of What the Fundraising Podcast…

Today, we delve into the heart of community building with industry luminary Floyd Jones. Whether you’re a nonprofit professional, community organizer, or aspiring change-maker, this conversation provides the tools, inspiration, and motivation to drive positive change in your community and beyond!

Floyd Jones is the Community & Partnerships Lead at Givebutter, a pioneering fundraising platform facilitating over $150M in annual donations for more than 35,000 causes globally. In his role, Floyd supports the Community team’s growth strategy via partnerships, sponsorships, strategic campaigns, and special events. He works directly with Givebutter’s Product, Success, and Marketing teams to support overarching company goals. Moreover, Floyd’s dedication to community growth extends beyond his current role. Previously, he spearheaded transformative initiatives at Volo, garnering substantial funds and acclaim while fostering widespread social change and corporate involvement.

Floyd guides listeners through community engagement, fundraising, and organizational growth in this episode. From his extensive background as a grassroots fundraiser and community advocate, Floyd discusses the importance of understanding data and metrics in driving impactful outcomes. Moreover, Floyd elucidates how forging meaningful connections and leveraging resources can propel communities toward collective success, with a focus on partnership, promotion, and people. We also discuss invaluable insights into navigating setbacks, deciphering signals, and embracing transformational change.

Furthermore, Floyd’s candid discussions shed light on the challenges and triumphs of community leaders, offering practical strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving lasting impact. Also, as Floyd delves into the nuances of community development, listeners are empowered to reframe their approach, shift their mindset, and embark on a journey of growth and collaboration.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Support for this show is brought to you by a beloved nonprofit fundraising platform Givebutter. Our friends at Givebutter really understand what it takes to stay connected to your donors and how to use your CRM to do it. Their free fundraising platform empowers millions of changemakers to raise more, pay less, and give better every single day. To learn more about them, head on over to givebutter.com/mallory

  • If you haven’t already, please visit our new What the Fundraising community forum. Check it out and join the conversation at this link.
  • If you’re looking to raise more from the right funders, then you’ll want to check out my Power Partners Formula, a step-by-step approach to identifying the optimal partners for your organization. This free masterclass offers a great starting point

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Floyd Jones serves as the Director of Community & Partnerships at Givebutter, the world’s first completely free end-to-end fundraising platform powering $1B+ in donations for millions of changemakers, where he supports the company’s growth strategy via partnerships, sponsorships, strategic campaigns, and special events. Throughout his career, Floyd has worked tirelessly on building social impact communities around the world, collectively raising over $20M for grassroots organizations and speaking at over 50 conferences across America. His work and content has been featured by LinkedIn, ESPN, AfroTech, Variety, and Wired magazine, and has been sponsored by NIKE, Whole Foods, VISA, NBA2k, and more. Floyd is also a pioneer for social justice. In 2023, he founded BackBlack, a multi-platform initiative that has raised over $1.3M for 770 Black-led nonprofits.

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