19. The Current State of the Fundraising Profession

Jason Lewis


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About this episode

I’m delighted to be talking with Jason Lewis today on The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast about The Current State of the Fundraising Profession.

Jason Lewis is the Founder of Responsive Fundraising, a consultancy committed to creating places where fundraising can thrive.

He’s also the author of “The War for Fundraising Talent,” self-described as an honest yet hopeful critique of contemporary fundraising practices. Jason’s follow-up book, “Why Fundraising Lets Us Down,” is scheduled for release in 2023.

Jason is adjunct faculty at York College of Pennsylvania, teaching nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and small business consulting.

Jason also hosts The Fundraising Talent Podcast, which has been ranked as one of the most popular nonprofit podcasts in the US, UK, and Canada.


Our guest

Jason Lewis, Founder, Responsive Fundraising


"I think what's happening is, is that we keep putting people in the wrong roles or we give them the wrong responsibilities."

- Jason Lewis, Founder, Responsive Fundraising


Links mentioned in this episode 

The Fundraising Talent Podcast

York College of Pennsylvania

The Olive Cooke Story


Book mentioned in this episode

The War for Fundraising Talent: And How Small Shops Can Win

The Social Meaning of Money: Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief, and Other Currencies

Citizens: Why the Key to Fixing Everything is All of Us

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


Connect with our guest online

Twitter / Linkedin / WebsiteEmail


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