Nonprofit Confidential
Episode 26: Gretchen Foskett on Starting and Growing a Nonprofit

Episode 26: Gretchen Foskett on Starting and Growing a Nonprofit

October 10, 2019

Dr. Gretchen Foskett is part of the physician duo behind the Little Zebra Fund, a nonprofit that “provides funding for universal access to clinical genetic testing by eliminating financial obstacles.”

Physician by day and nonprofit boss by night (and every other spare moment she can piece together), Gretchen shares invaluable insight into how to start a nonprofit, how to grow an organization, and how to successfully run a nonprofit as a side hustle.

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Episode 25: How to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting

Episode 25: How to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting

September 19, 2019

I love meetings- they’re my absolute favorite! Said no one. Ever.

I think most of us can agree that meetings are literally the worst. Even though they take over our calendars and are practically a universal part of doing business, most of us have never received any training on how to run a meeting.

The good news is that there are proven characteristics that separate effective meetings from those that make a trip to the dentist seem fun.

So, while I wouldn’t dream of trying to convince you to enjoy meetings, I can help you become an effective meeting facilitator.

This episode will help you identify steps you can take right this instant to make the most out of your next meeting. 

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Episode 24: Become an Effective Nonprofit Professional by Focusing on 5 Key Areas

Episode 24: Become an Effective Nonprofit Professional by Focusing on 5 Key Areas

August 22, 2019

Becoming an effective nonprofit professional takes more than years of experience. It takes shifting your mindset in a way that helps you tap into your strengths and align your work with your passions.

On this episode, I share with you five key areas to focus on as you develop the mindset of an effective nonprofit professional. 

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Episode 23: How to Excel in Fundraising as an Introvert

Episode 23: How to Excel in Fundraising as an Introvert

August 15, 2019

Fundraising may seem like an extrovert's game, but us introverts have some innate strengths that make us equally qualified excel in fundraising. On this episode I share with you some of the tips and tricks that have helped me succeed in my fundraising career, even as an unapologetic introvert. 

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Episode 22: Chelsi Bennett on Running Your Nonprofit as a Side Hustle, Self Care, and Using Your Personal Story to Fuel Service

Episode 22: Chelsi Bennett on Running Your Nonprofit as a Side Hustle, Self Care, and Using Your Personal Story to Fuel Service

August 8, 2019

On today's episode of Nonprofit Confidential, I share my conversation with Chelsi Bennett. Among her many roles, Chelsi is the founder of the Life With Chelsi Foundation, a nonprofit organization that empowers women and helps moms-to-be. 

Running her nonprofit as a side-hustle, Chelsi has learned how to balance a full-time job and a side-hustle along with being a wife, and involved community member. She shares valuable insight into just how she manages her many roles and takes care of herself while she does it all. 

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Episode 21: How to create a mission-oriented data strategy

Episode 21: How to create a mission-oriented data strategy

July 18, 2019

In today's episode, I'm talking about creating a mission-oriented data strategy. Essentially, this means shifting your mindset (and the mindset of your nonprofit organization) so that you view data as a tool to help you achiever greater impact, not just report on results. 

To illustrate this point, I refer to a case study found in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that discusses how the nonprofit City Year shifted its data strategy and was able to achieve amazing results. 

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Episode 20: What do donors really want?

Episode 20: What do donors really want?

July 11, 2019

In today's episode of Nonprofit Confidential, I'm answering the most important question for fundraisers- what do donors really want? 

When we have a million and one things to do, it's easy to let touch points slip by without taking action. After you listen to this episode, you'll understand why touch points are so important and what these small interactions help establish for your organization. 

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Episode 19: Five Tips for Achieving Your Goals this Fiscal Year

Episode 19: Five Tips for Achieving Your Goals this Fiscal Year

July 4, 2019

For many nonprofits, July 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year. With a clean slate and seemingly unlimited potential, that new fiscal year feeling fits in perfectly with summer. 

But those good vibes can easily start to slip away once you get into the swing of programs and fundraising. What seemed like unlimited potential can soon become feelings of overwhelm and stress.

In this episode, I share five tips for preparing yourself to hit all of your goals and making this your best fiscal year yet.

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Episode 18: FAQ’s from Engaging Volunteers to Budgeting and Social Media

Episode 18: FAQ’s from Engaging Volunteers to Budgeting and Social Media

June 27, 2019

It's time for another FAQ episode! Today I'm answering questions like: 

How can my organization engage volunteers when we don't have direct service programs? (including some ideas to help you get started)

How can I convert social media followers, likes and shares into donors? 

What is one thing nonprofits don't do enough of? (the answer might surprise you!)

I hope you enjoy this jam-packed conversation. To get your questions into the next FAQ episode, simply submit your requests to hello@thirdsuite.com

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Episode 17: Chats with Chelsi Interviews Sheela

Episode 17: Chats with Chelsi Interviews Sheela

June 20, 2019

As the host of Nonprofit Confidential and founder of ThirdSuite, I often get asked to share my story. Specifically, why I started ThirdSuite and why I'm so passionate about what I do. 

On this episode, I am flipping the script. Rather than being the one to interview, I'm sharing an interview that I did on Chats with Chelsi. 

We talk about my background in public health, where I see the sector going, and share advice for young professionals who wish to have a career in the nonprofit sector.

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