Tony talks with Lindsey Nadeau about the Importance of DEI in Inclusive Fundraising

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Lindsey Nadeau, Vice President of Data, Insight & Campaigns at UNICEF USA

Lindsey Nadeau is vice president of data, insight, and campaigns at UNICEF USA, where she guides the organization toward data-driven decision-making and automation across campaign planning, prospect research, relationship management, database management, reporting, analytics, gift processing, and record management. She was previously the director of research and relationship management at The George Washington University, led development operations at the Center for American Progress, was an assistant director of prospect research and management at The American University, and held multiple roles (read: too many hats!) in development operations at Public Citizen.
Lindsey has served as co-chair and faculty for CASE’s annual Prospect Development Conference and is a former chair of the AASP Prospect Development Best Practices Committee. She is a member of Apra International’s board of directors, a former president of APRA Metro DC, has chaired APRA International’s Conference Planning Committee, and has served on APRA International’s Nominations, Connections Editorial Advisory, Data Analytics Symposium, APRA Talks, and Body of Knowledge committees. She is an instructor of Relationship Management: Data, Policy, Insight at Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and serves on iWave’s Advisory Counsel. Most recently, Lindsey contributed to CASE’s 2023 book Advancement Strategies: A Reference Guide for Advancement Services Professionals, 4th Edition. Lindsey holds a BA in economics from The American University and enjoys a charmed life in Reston, VA, as an equestrian, wife of a winemaker, and mom to 4-year-old Adeline.

Our discussion

In today’s episode, we delve into the crucial topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising. We explore how organizations can create more inclusive fundraising practices that not only benefit donors but also support communities and promote social change.
Our guest, Lindsey Nadeau, shares valuable insights on how her organization has adopted inclusive fundraising practices that align with UNICEF USA values and foster diversity. We also discuss the importance of democratizing data and key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure that fundraising strategies are effective, transparent, and equitable. In addition, Lindsey shares information on the Apra Ethics and Compliance Committee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Data Guide they have created to serve as a guide to the ethical manner of collection, storage, and usage of DEI data.
Additionally, we discuss how to measure the success of inclusive fundraising efforts, with a focus on KPIs that reflect the impact on both the organization and the community it serves. We also touch on how technology can play a role in democratizing data and making it more accessible to everyone. Join us for this insightful and engaging conversation about DEI and inclusive fundraising.

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