The Achieve Podcast is a discussion about the research and strategies behind successful awareness and fundraising campaigns all over the globe. Each month, we go behind the scenes with our guests to uncover their approaches to turning interest into action.


What’s Happening in Fundraising Campaigns Today

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Heather Perdue // Director of Fundraising Strategy, Achieve


Release date: June 15, 2018

Leading Today for Sustainable Growth

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Heather McElwee // Executive Director, Pittsburgh Glass Center


Release date: May 2, 2018

Latest Trends for Impactful Corporate Social Responsibility

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Michael Alberg-Seberich // Managing Director, Beyond Philanthropy


Release date: April 3, 2018

Fundraising Trends in 2017 & Beyond

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Danni Piccolo // Managing Director, Individual Giving and Special Projects, University of Pittsburgh


Release date: March 6, 2018


EPISODE 12: Awareness
Building Awareness and Attention: A Funder’s Point of View

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Stacey Faella // Executive Director, Woodcock Foundation


Release date: February 6, 2018

EPISODE 11: Influence
How Women Are Changing Philanthropy

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Andrea Pactor // Associate Director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University


Release date: January 8, 2018

EPISODE 10: Advocacy & Social Movements
How to Activate, Mobilize and Maintain Advocates for Your Cause

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Jennifer Fraser // Director of College Organizing,


Release date: December 1, 2017

EPISODE 9: Politics and Giving
The Past, Present & Future of the Nonprofit Sector

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Stacy Palmer // Editor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy


Release date: November 6, 2017

EPISODE 8: Cause Engagement
How Millennials Are Engaging with Causes Post-Election

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Amy Thayer, Ph.D. // Director of Research, Achieve


Release date: October 6, 2017

EPISODE 7: Technology
Using Technology for Social Good

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve


Special guest: Matt Knott // President, Feeding America


Release date: September 6, 2017

EPISODE 6: Awareness
What Changes Behavior and How Do We Get More People to Act

With host: Derrick Feldmann // President, Achieve, and Advisory Council member, Ad Council


Special guest: Tony Foleno // Senior Vice President, Strategy & Evaluation, Ad Council


Release date: August 7, 2017

EPISODE 5: Research
How and Why People Donate and Participate in Philanthropy

Interviewee: Dr. Una Osili, Professor of Economics and Director of Research, The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy 
Release date: July 3, 2017

EPISODE 4: Strategy 
Strategy and Innovation Behind Engaging Existing Donors and Future Generations

Interviewee: Evan Hochberg, Chief Strategy Officer, United Way Worldwide 
Release date: June 5, 2017

EPISODE 3: Fundraising
What It’s Like to Begin an End-Of-Year Appeal

Interviewee: Amanda Warner, Manager, Development & Special Events, MOMS Orange County 
Release date: May 1, 2017

EPISODE 2: Fundraising
Successful Peer Fundraising and Engagement

Interviewee: Nichole Pfeiffer Hicks, Managing Director, Relay For Life Youth & Campus Strategy for American Cancer Society
Release date: April 3, 2017

EPISODE 1: Campaigns
Building a Movement of Constituents and Activists

Interviewee: Simon Moss, Managing Director of Campaigns for Global Poverty Project
Release date: March 6, 2017


EPISODE 12: Digital
Engaging the Digital Constituent to Become an Activist

Interviewee: Nancy Eiring, Director of Marketing & Engagement, Surfrider Foundation 
Release date: February 6, 2017

EPISODE 11: Capitol
Working with Data as a Marketer and Fundraiser

Interviewee: Steve MacLaughlin, Vice President, Data & Analytics Blackbaud, Inc. 
Release date: January 2, 2017

EPISODE 10: Research
Research and Science Behind Philanthropy

Interviewee: Amy Thayer, Ph.D., Director of Research at Achieve
Release date: December 5, 2016

EPISODE 9: Social
Using Social Engagement to Bring Awareness to Causes

Interviewee: Amanda Alampi, Social Media Manager Amnesty International
Release date: November 7, 2016

EPISODE 8: Campaign
Campaigning Today for Cause Awareness and Support

Interviewee: Joe Rospars, Founder and CEO Blue State Digital, Chief Digital Strategist in the Obama in America Campaigns (2008 and 2012)
Release date: October 3, 2016

EPISODE 7: Giving Days
The Power and Insight Behind the Giving Day and Giving Tuesday Movements

Interviewee: Jamie McDonald, Founder of Generosity Inc., Creator of GiveCores
Release date: September 5, 2016

EPISODE 6: Business
How Companies Engage with Causes to Meet Corporate, Community and Social Outcomes

Interviewee: Jason Leiker, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement, AT&T
Release date: August 1, 2016

EPISODE 5: Design
What Makes a Winning Design?

Interviewee: Alessandra Nicole Mosenifar, Senior Product Designer at Charity: Water
Release date: July 5, 2016

EPISODE 4: Messaging
Messages That Drive Inspiration and Action

Interviewee: Carie Lewis Carlson, Director, Social Marketing at The Humane Society of the United States
Release date: June 6, 2016

EPISODE 3: Branding
The Journey of Rebranding a Cause

Interviewee: Sarah Durham, President of Big Duck
Release date: May 2, 2016

EPISODE 2: Behavior
Understanding How and Why Donors Behave the Way They Do

Interviewee: Simone Joyaux, Nonprofit Expert
Release date: April 4, 2016

EPISODE 1: Relationships
Art and Science Behind Relationships with Today’s Donors, Volunteers and Constituents

Interviewee: Jeff Brooks, Creative Director at TrueSense Marketing
Release date: March 7, 2016