Jeremy Cramer is the CEO of Exponential Philanthropy, a fundraising consulting and philanthropic advisory firm. He spent his career supporting and leading not-for-profit organizations to focus on systematic change in healthcare and education.
Jeremy started his career by working in the development office at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He then led significant gifts fundraising at the world’s first not-for-profit biotechnology company, working to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Later on, he served as the Deputy Director of External Affairs at City Year Miami before moving to Vice President of Major Gifts nationally. In this capacity, he led the organization to a successful $150,000,000 campaign to scale City Year’s impact and challenge America’s graduation status quo.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Jeremy Cramer talks about how philanthropy can transform social impact
- Finding a balance between the art and the science of fundraising
- How to manage relationships with the highest value donors
- The top three things a fundraiser needs to be successful
- Sneak peek into Jeremy’s forthcoming book about the relationship management framework
- Are there metrics that encourage openness, sharing, and putting the donor first?
- Why philanthropy needs to be a genuine partnership between the not for profit organization and the donor
- How philanthropy can be transformational
In this episode…
Philanthropy can be an extension and reflection of a person’s or family’s values. It changes donors by making them more empathetic and empowers them to do good in the world. Interestingly, social sector leaders are not left out of the change philanthropy can create.
Today’s guest Jeremy Cramer, the CEO of Exponential Philanthropy, believes fundraising professionals are not doing enough to leverage philanthropy’s transformative potential. As a result, they find it hard to provide extraordinary experiences for donors. Are you struggling to manage relationships with the highest value donors and create these unique experiences?
Learn more about this transformative potential on this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast with host Penny Cowden and her guest, Jeremy Cramer, the CEO of Exponential Philanthropy. They discuss how philanthropy transforms social impact, relationships as the bedrock of philanthropy and how to manage them, and the top three things a fundraiser needs to succeed.
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Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Exponential Philanthropy
- Jeremy Cramer on LinkedIn
- Asking: A 59-minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers, and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift by Jerold Panas
- Penny Cowden on LinkedIn
Sponsor for this episode…
This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212, a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money.
Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.