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How a philanthropic initiative is providing reliable funding to help nonprofits move forward

Risk is a four-letter word for many in the social sector and the nonprofit world. Inadequate planning for risk has derailed many social impact projects and shut down creative initiatives set up to move nonprofits forward. How can the social sector keep impact on track in an unpredictable world? Fast and flexible funding can certainly help.

My guest today is Caroline Bressan, Director of Social Investments for Open Road AllianceOpen Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative and offers fast funding to nonprofits and social enterprises facing unexpected roadblocks. It made its first grant in 2012 and now offers loans as well.

About Open Road Ventures: http://bit.ly/ORV-FAQ

 

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What does successful leadership look like?

What has made the New York City Marathon the largest and arguably the most successful race in the country? Hint: It has a lot to do with the Director of the Marathon.
My guest today is Peter Ciaccia. Peter is the globally respected Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon and President of Events at New York Road Runners (NYRR). He has announced that he will retire following this year’s New York City Marathon.
We are excited to have him on the show and share about the secret to his leadership success. Enjoy today’s show.

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Why Building Leaders is Your Most Important Job

Organizations live or die on leadership. As the leader goes, so goes the organization. My guest on the show today knows about the critical nature of leadership. She is Tami Heim and she has three decades of executive leadership in a variety of industries including department stores, specialty big box retailing, publishing, strategic brand development, technology, and nonprofit work.

She currently serves as the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, where she leads a team dedicated to providing transformation learning experiences for over 6,000 nonprofit leaders and the organizations they serve. She seeks to inspire and engage leaders in higher thinking for greater impact.

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Building a Digital Fundraising Framework

There is no doubt that we are living in a world where technology is ever changing. Keeping up with latest software, newest ap, and most cutting edge technology takes work. My guest today on the show is going to talk about how we can maximize current technology to benefit your organization.

Jesse Lane is the CMO at the technology company called Pure Charity (http://purecharity.org/NLP ). They work with hundreds of nonprofits through their software, donation platform, and they provide coaching to nonprofits on how to grow their organizations through innovation, storytelling, digital marketing, online fundraising, and leadership.

Today, we want to focus our conversation on how nonprofit leaders can build a framework to fuel digital fundraising. And for this show, if you are interested in getting help for your website, they have set up a page just for listeners of my show. Check it out:  http://purecharity.org/NLP .

Enjoy today’s show.

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What’s the most effective way to alleviate poverty?

What is the most effective strategy to alleviate poverty?
My guest today would answer that very simply: Create Jobs. He would go on to say, creating dignified and sustainable work, is the most effective way to alleviate poverty over the long haul and actually serves as the foundation that brings about transformative change in people and communities.

My guest today is Atul Tandon. He is the CEO of Opportunity International. Opportunity International is a Nonprofit Organization that has been around for 50 years. They support over 10 million from across the world with microenterprise loans, technology and other resources that help them break the cycle of poverty and become prominent business leaders. Opportunity International is active in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Atul Tandon brings 35-plus years of experience that spans both the For-Profit and the Non-Profit sector. I know you are going to really benefit from hearing Atul share his unique perspective on how to alleviate poverty in some of the world’s most difficult places.

Enjoy today’s show.

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Fundraising with Social Media

Fundraising and Social Media: Whatever you think of social media, one thing we all know is that social media is ubiquitous in our culture. The question for today’s show is: How can you and I maximize social media for the benefit of our nonprofit organizations? Specifically online giving. How can you utilize social media to increase your funding. My guest on the show today is Claire Kerr and she is here to help answer those questions and more. Claire is the Director of Digital Philanthropy for FrontStream. She has served in senior roles at nonprofit organizations in the economic development, education and health and research sectors. She is dedicated to the positive uses of technology in the non-profit environment.

Enjoy today’s show.

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How Do You Deal With Succession?

Each year, nonprofit boards of every type, large and small, have to deal with succession. Specifically, bringing in a successor to the founder of an organization. What is the blueprint for a successful baton-pass of succession, whether that be from founder to successor or current director to a new director? Whether you are a nonprofit leader focused on the future of your organization or a donor looking to maximize your investment in your favorite nonprofit, today’s show is for you. Donald Yeh from The Bridgespan Group helps nonprofits create strategies for navigating leadership challenges such as succession planning and scaling impact.

Enjoy today’s show!

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What is the future of education?

What is the future of education? Is there a new skill set that students should be learning today to be successful? Specifically with the Nonprofit sector, is there a different set of leadership skills that universities ought to be training today? This and more will be covered by my guest today. He is Dr. Craig Detweiler, President of the The Seattle School Theology and Psychology (https://theseattleschool.edu), an innovative and progressive school offering a holistic approach to education.

Enjoy today’s show.

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Malaria No More

Can you imagine a country once infested with malaria, to be declared malaria-free?

This is exactly what is happening around the globe. Thanks to the impactful work of organizations like Malaria No More, countries are becoming malaria-free.

How did this global nonprofit get started and what is its mission? My guest today is Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More, here to tell us all about their fast growing nonprofit.

Enjoy today’s show!

*This podcast is sponsored by Earth Class Mail​. If interested in their product, use promotion code “NLP” for a special podcast discount and go here: https://www.earthclassmail.com/pricing

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Linda Myers

What emerges in your mind when it comes to Native Americans in our country?

Today’s guest has been working with the Navajo Native American community for 34 years. Her name is Linda Myers. You may have seen her and her work highlighted by CNN, where she was selected as a “CNN Hero”. She started the Program in the 1980’s during the turbulent years of the Hopi-Navajo land dispute which ultimately resulted in 10,000 Navajos being relocated from their traditional homelands. During those times there were many Elders facing severe hardships and deprivations. When Linda became aware of this desperate situation it was food more than anything else that these people needed for their survival. With the assistance of Grace Smith Yellowhammer, Linda began to help. And the Adopt a Native Elder nonprofit began.

Enjoy today’s show.

*This podcast is sponsored by Earth Class Mail​. If interested in their product, use promotion code “NLP” for a special podcast discount and go here: https://www.earthclassmail.com/pricing

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