Ep. 109 Raising More Money in Small Town Nonprofits



We are so excited for another(crossover!) episode with one of our most favorite people: small-town nonprofit expert and fun-haver, Patrick Kirby. This episode is all about how small town nonprofits can raise more money and create a bigger impact.

About Patrick:

Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.

Patrick has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.

He cut his donor relations/fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.

He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston, and Willow, and lives in West Fargo, ND.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The unique struggles of small town non-profits

  • Why we need to be more intentional with our giving

  • Why we need to say no to form letters

  • What steps to take to transform your fundraising

  • What the future of impactful, aligned philanthropy looks like

Links + Resources Mentioned:

Do Good Better Consulting Website: https://www.dogoodbetterconsulting.com/

Do Good Better Consulting Podcast: https://www.dogoodbetterconsulting.com/dogoodbetterpodcast


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