201. From Sales to Fundraising: Lessons Learned After Knocking on Nearly 100,000 Doors - Jake Savage

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Meet Jake. Every wondered what possesses someone to run 50 miles? For Jake - it's about passion. After learning about the plight of women and children who are trafficked around the world, he redirected his career in persuasive sales firmly toward helping the nonprofit sector. Join this convo with someone who's knocked on nearly 100,000 doors and is leveraging those corporate sales methods for good.


  • Jake’s story and journey to where he is today (2:20)
  • Knocking on nearly 100,000 doors in his sales background (6:13)
  • A powerful story that connected Jake to the philanthropy world (8:00)
  • The story of running 50 miles to spread awareness and raise funds to fight human trafficking (12:00)
  • The intersection of sales and fundraising to help you raise more money (16:45)
  • Barriers to fundraising that Jake has seen (22:00)
  • A powerful moment of philanthropy in Jake’s life (26:00)
  • Jake’s One Good Thing: You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems. (29:00)

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