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Episode 16: Five Myths That Are Holding Your Nonprofit Back

Episode 16: Five Myths That Are Holding Your Nonprofit Back

June 13, 2019

Common sayings we hear around the workplace are often found to be untrue after further investigation.

In the best case scenario, these little myths are totally harmless but in the nonprofit field, these myths can hold your organization back from serving your community to best of your abilities. 

In this episode, I dispel five myths nonprofit organizations commonly encounter. 

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Episode 15: Three Scaled Down Strategic Plan Frameworks that Maximize Impact

Episode 15: Three Scaled Down Strategic Plan Frameworks that Maximize Impact

June 6, 2019

Remember when strategic planning meant multiple, day long meetings and a thick packet of information? 

Nonprofits have moved away from this method of strategic planning in recent years- thankfully!

In this episode I answer FAQ’s about strategic planning in general as well as describe three scaled down and more efficient methods for strategic planning.

For more information and show notes, please click HERE.

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Episode 14: Six Ideas to Make Introducing Change into your Nonprofit Easier

Episode 14: Six Ideas to Make Introducing Change into your Nonprofit Easier

May 30, 2019

As the saying goes, the only constant is change. If that's the case, why is it so hard to deal with? 

Shaking things up at your nonprofit is not an easy task. In fact, an incredible 70% of change management projects fail. 

In this episode, I discuss why it is so difficult to introduce change into your organization and share 6 tips to help you make your next change management project a success. 

For shownotes and links please click HERE.

 

 

Episode 13: The 7 Factors That Create Strong Nonprofit Boards

Episode 13: The 7 Factors That Create Strong Nonprofit Boards

May 2, 2019

It goes without saying that nonprofits with strong, engaged boards are more successful than those with lackluster boards.

We know what a board of directors is supposed to do, so what does it take for a board to head towards excellence and away from ordinary? 

 

In this episode, we answer this question and share with you the seven key factors that separate strong boards from the pack. 

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Episode 12: Tips for Reducing Stress for Yourself and your Staff

Episode 12: Tips for Reducing Stress for Yourself and your Staff

April 23, 2019

In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, this week's episode is all about stress and what we can do to relieve it. The nonprofit sector checks off many of the characteristics that lead to workplace stress.

Things like low salary and excessive workloads (sound familiar?) can cause our staff to become stressed and actually leads to lower quality work. 

The work we do in our sector is far too important to allow us to show up as less than our best selves. In this episode, I share 5 suggestions for ways you can reduce stress for yourself, as well as 5 suggestions for how nonprofit leaders can reduce stress amongst their team members. 

Find shownotes with all of the resources discussed in this episode by clicking HERE.

 

 

Episode 11: Sharron McDaniel on Defining Success in Your Role, Recruiting Participants, and Juggling Multiple Roles

Episode 11: Sharron McDaniel on Defining Success in Your Role, Recruiting Participants, and Juggling Multiple Roles

April 9, 2019

Sharron McDaniel is the Outreach Coordinator extraordinaire who has helped ART180 become an integral part of the Richmond, VA community. From its location in the arts district to creating a comfortable space for teens to hang out, ART180 has done a great job of intentionally creating an organization that young people want to engage with. 

But, that's only half the battle. Sharron's job as Outreach Coordinator involves going out into the community and recruiting youth to actually participate in the impactful programs offered by ART180, all while wearing the many hats that fall under Outreach Coordinator. 

In this episode, we talk about how she stays organized, measuring the success of the Outreach Coordinator role, engaging youth, and so much more. 

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To learn more about ART 180 please click HERE.

Episode 10: Listener Questions from Board Engagement to Employee Benefits and Giving Tuesday

Episode 10: Listener Questions from Board Engagement to Employee Benefits and Giving Tuesday

April 2, 2019

This episode provides answers to all the questions that keep you up at night, such as:

How can I engage my board in fundraising? 

How can I recruit a board for my new nonprofit? 

Should my organization participate in Giving Tuesday? 

And so much more! This is one episode you do not want to miss. 

To preview the questions and get show notes for this episode, please visit: www.thirdsuite.com/10

 

Episode 9: Elizabeth Anderson on Creating a Successful and Unique Fundraising Program

Episode 9: Elizabeth Anderson on Creating a Successful and Unique Fundraising Program

March 26, 2019

What does it take to create a successful fundraising program? Especially one that relies on volunteers? In this episode, I get all the insider details from Elizabeth Anderson, VP of Fund Development for the Junior League of Richmond. 

If your nonprofit is struggling to engage volunteers- such as board members- in fundraising, OR your organization is trying to find the right fundraising event for your nonprofit, then this is the episode for you.

Find show notes for this episode at www.thirdsuite.com/9

For more information about the 2019 Book and Author event click HERE

For more information about the Junior League of Richmond click HERE

For more information about the Association of Junior Leagues International click HERE

 

Episode 8: Fundraising Mini Series: Pt.3 How to Choose the Best Donor Database for your Nonprofit

Episode 8: Fundraising Mini Series: Pt.3 How to Choose the Best Donor Database for your Nonprofit

March 19, 2019

If you've ever gone through the process of switching donor databases, you know it's the worst thing ever. Stress, anxiety, conflict- these don't have to be par for the course. 
In this episode I walk you through seven factors to consider to help you choose the best database for your nonprofit. 
You'll walk away from this episode knowing exactly how to get from "I have no idea where to start" to "I'm confident I've made the right choice." 
This episode is packed with information so there is also a FREE worksheet to guide you through this process. Download the worksheet and find the show notes HERE.

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Episode 7: Fundraising Mini Series: Pt. 2 How to Choose the Best Fundraising Event for Your Organization

Episode 7: Fundraising Mini Series: Pt. 2 How to Choose the Best Fundraising Event for Your Organization

February 12, 2019

Choosing the right fundraising event for your donor crowd can make or break your event. While there's a lot of information out there about what tools to use to raise money or unique ideas for fundraising events, there is NOT much information out there about how to choose the best fundraising event for your specific organization. This episode fills in this gap. 

After listening to this episode you'll be able to choose the correct fundraising event for your organization and be confident in the future success of this fundraiser. 

We also have a FREE worksheet with this episode that walks you through all of the steps discussed here. Head over to www.thirdsuite.com/7 to download this FREE worksheet.

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