Jun 22

Chad Barger, Professional Speaker, Trainer, and Coach: The Martha Stewart of Fundraising

Talking Shizzle
Talking Shizzle
Chad Barger, Professional Speaker, Trainer, and Coach: The Martha Stewart of Fundraising

Show Notes

In today’s episode of Talking Shizzle, Taylor and Will from Creative Shizzle sit down with Chad Barger, a lifelong fundraiser with a passion for helping others raise funds for their passions. Chad’s fundraising journey started in college with a call center job and AmeriCorps, which led him to start his own fundraising consulting firm, Productive Fundraising. As a speaker, trainer, and coach, Chad has helped countless individuals and organizations reach their fundraising goals.

Chad’s favorite job was his last position as executive director of a United Arts Fund, which raised money for 30 different arts and cultural organizations near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He’s also a band geek who met his wife in high school marching band and discovered his love for speaking and engaging with people through his work in fundraising.

During the conversation, Chad shares the unexpected path that led him to become a fundraising expert, the lessons he’s learned along the way, and the impact his work has in the community and beyond. Tune in to Talking Shizzle to hear more about Chad’s fundraising expertise and how it can help you reach your fundraising goals.

  • Chad’s Journey from Band Geek to Fundraising Professional
  • Leadership, Fundraising, and Entrepreneurial Challenges
  • Overcoming the Mindset of Being a Company of One
  • Creating a Referral Relationship: Building Your Business Around Your Life
  • Exploring Actionable Resources for Content Development
  • The Importance of Self Care in the Social Good Sector
  • Productive Fundraising

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