Roy C. Jones

The challenge of feeding 1 million people every day

In our first episode of 2022 we sat down with Andy Carr, Vice President of Development and Marketing at Feed My Starving Children.  Feed My Starving Children is a Christian international hunger relief organization that will provide 370 million meals to people in need across the globe this year. That’s...

Integrated approach raises $20+ Million for Freedom Alliance

Freedom Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded to support our nation’s combat wounded and deployed troops and their families. One of their greatest contributions to the military community is their scholarship fund for the dependents of military personnel who have been severely wounded or killed in combat. To-date, Freedom Alliance...

The Storytelling Fundraiser, with Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP

Welcome to the 100th episode of The Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast! I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to visit with Russell James, J.D., Ph.D., CFP for this milestone episode.  If you know Dr. James, you know this will be a great conversation. If you don’t know him yet, you’re in...

NeighborShare, with Diana Zhang

Diana Zhang left a lucrative career as a hedge fund executive in the midst of the pandemic to co-found NeighborShare, a new platform created to support front line heroes in the nonprofit sector, allowing them to match real community needs with donors interested in supporting them.  Discovering that 40% of American...

Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Agency Services

Every industry has experienced disruption over the last few years. The nonprofit sector wasn’t immune. One area where our sector has seen significant change (not just because of Covid, but even before) is in the way nonprofits engage and are served by agencies.  That’s why I was excited to sit...

From Barely Surviving to Thriving with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery

This conversation with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, MBA-MA, President/CEO at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in Philadelphia, PA, is a deep-dive into change leadership like you’ve never heard before!  When he took the helm at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in 2018, the organization was barely surviving. Philadelphia is the 5th largest city...

Leadership Excellence with Glenn Cranfield

Glenn Cranfield is President and CEO at Nashville Rescue Mission, and Host of the Real Hope podcast.  In this conversation, Glenn talks with me about four key values that guide his work and ministry at Nashville Rescue Mission, including: Extravagant Faith – Sometimes we’re forced into situations where all we...

Leadership Culture with Ken Brissa at Phoenix Rescue Mission

The definition of culture is the distance between who you say you are and how you act.  Ken Brissa became Chief Executive Officer at Phoenix Rescue Mission in February of 2020, just days before the country went into full crisis mode in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In the months...

Lessons From 20+ Years of Leading Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

I’m continuing to explore a series of leadership conversations with nonprofit CEO’s, Executive Directors, and Chief Development Officers across our sector. In today’s conversation, you’ll hear a discussion with Elaine Streno, Executive Director at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.  With more than 20 years of leadership experience in...