Calibration Point Podcast

Welcome to The JDLevy and Associates “Calibration Point” podcast.
Our podcasts are designed to bring a conversational exploration of key topics that we believe will provide value and insight to those serving the non-profit sector. We will highlight new developments in the field, latest research and things we are learning from our own clients that we can share. If there are topics you would like to see explored, please use the form on our Contact Page.

Calibration Point is also available for subscription on Apple Podcasts (iTunes)

Bloomerang TV Outcomes and Sustainability

Jamie Levy, President and Chief Vision Officer at JDLevy & Associates, joins Episode #57 of Bloomerang TV to discuss why outcomes, not output, are the key to nonprofit sustainability.

School Leadership Challenges with Mike Allen and Susie Masterson

In the eleventh episode of the Calibration Point Podcast, Jamie discusses “A Day In The Life” as a school administrator with Mike Allen and Susie Masterson. They discuss school leadership challenges for k-12 schools.

Cares Act Explained with Bill Stanczykiewicz

In the tenth episode of the Calibration Point Podcast, Bill Stanczykiewicz joins us to discuss the Cares Act, and implications on charitable giving from this change in tax code. Bill is the Assistant Dean of External Affairs and directs the Fundraising School at the Indiana University School of Philanthropy.

Donor Centric Writing with Sarah Downing

The Ninth episode of Calibration Point features Sarah Downing, Philanthropic Sustainability Manager at JDLA. Sarah and Jamie discuss best practices for effective and impactful written communication with donors.

First Day Podcast – What Can Fundraisers Do?

The Fund Raising School is excited to launch the First Day Podcast from The Fund Raising School! Highlighting current news and research, this 10 minute podcast provides fundraisers with the latest information in fundraising and philanthropy. Host Bill Stanczykiewicz with Dr. Patrick Rooney, talk about what fundraisers can do in the current economic climate, in [...]

Persuasive Communication with Attorney Lane Siesky

The Eighth episode of Calibration Point features Lane Siesky, Managing Partner of Siesky Law. Lane has been an attorney and litigator for 21+ years, and will bring his experience to talk about persuasive communication.

Engage your board in fundraising with Bill Stanczykiewicz

In the seventh episode of the Calibration Point Podcast, Bill Stanczykiewich joins us to discuss Engaging your board in fundraising. Bill is the Assistant Dean of External Affairs and directs the Fundraising School at the Indiana University School of Philanthropy.
Today we discuss the board, and its role in creating impact in fundraising.

Life As An Advocate with Candice Perry

The sixth the Calibration Point Podcast Series. Jamie talks with Candice Perry, Nonprofit Excellence Officer for Welborn Baptist Foundation.
Today Candice and Jamie discuss “Life as an advocate”, and her transition from being a grant seeker to a grant maker.

Uniting Diverse Cultural Backgrounds with Richard Klopp

The fifth in the Calibration Point Podcast Series. Jamie talks with Dr. Richard Klopp, CEO of Water For Good. Richard has been CEO of several international organizations, has worked in 5 countries, and has a Doctorate from IU School of Philanthropy. Today Richard and Jamie discuss how to unite and synergise diverse cultural backgrounds.

When The Donor Says No with Jay Height

The fourth in the Calibration Point Podcast Series. Jamie interviews Jay Height, Executive Director of Shepherd Community Center, in Indianapolis. Jay discusses donor relationships and what happens when a potential contributor says “No”.

Non-cash Giving with Mike Hull

The third in the Calibration Point Podcast Series. Jamie interviews Mike Hull, CEO of Donaldson Capital. Mike discusses non-cash giving and how nonprofit organizations can be prepared for these types of donations.

Strategic Legislative Influence with Keith Inman

The second in the Calibration Point Podcast Series. Jamie interviews Keith Inman, CEO of Kosair Charities. Keith talks about how they have used strategic legislative influence to impact the cause of children in need, in his home state of Kentucky.

First Day Podcast – Fundraising for a Movement or Service Provider

Jamie Levy was a guest on the First Day Podcast from the Fundraising School. You can find their podcast series here: https://soundcloud.com/thefundraisingschool.
Jamie joined them for this episode on “Fundraising for a Movement or  Service provider? :  Understanding the difference between building a social movement versus providing services”

3 Things foundations want, with Chuck Wills

The first episode of the Calibration Point Podcast series. Jamie interviews Chuck Wills, of the Mary E Ober Foundation, to find out his top 3 thoughts for grant-seekers.

First Day Podcast – Executive Director Self Care

Jamie Levy was a guest on the First Day Podcast from the Fundraising School. You can find their podcast series here: https://soundcloud.com/thefundraisingschool
Jamie joined them for this episode on Executive Director Self-care:  How to avoid burnout and nurture team.

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