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Hear about some of the latest trends in the nonprofit sector; some may surprise you.

You may have noticed a slow return to normal occurring, and with that return comes the opportunity to reflect back on this past year to see what we’ve learned from it. As you reflect, consider this question: What was one weakness in your organization that the COVID pandemic exposed? Or, on the flip side of that question—what was one strength that really stood out about your organization during the pandemic? 

Mark Hrywna, Senior Editor for The NonProfit Times

Rob’s guest today is Mark Hrywna, the Senior Editor for The NonProfit Times, who is constantly researching and writing about all things nonprofit. The NonProfit Times was established in 1987 in response to anything related to the business of running nonprofits, from human resources to fundraising. 

Mark understands the challenges so many nonprofits have endured due to COVID, and shares the welcomed trends that developed over the past year such as an increase in online donations and successful online and hybrid events, and whether these trends will continue. However, he also addresses the uncertainty some nonprofits, especially smaller regional organizations, face when it comes to financial stability and survival. Mark breaks down what’s in store for nonprofits if and when COVID subsides, and how the new normal will impact donations, hybrid work environments, and employee relations. He draws attention to how COVID actually highlighted strengths of nonprofits most people aren’t aware of, and why nonprofit leaders must consistently communicate and be visible to remain authentic with employees and keep them engaged. Finally, Mark describes what gives him hope for the nonprofit sector and the surprising impact nonprofits have on the economy.   

Links to Resources:

The NonProfit Times: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin  

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How is the rise in corporation’s increased focus on social good and philanthropic work impacting nonprofits?

Social enterprises are surging, more B Corps are being formed and many large corporations now have a social impact arm. All of this has had a lot of nonprofits wondering, “What is the long term impact on nonprofits going to be with all this new ‘competition’?” Rob’s guest has started a network of leaders from across sectors that includes for-profit, nonprofit and cultural organizations, all with a perspective that has come from years of working with some of today’s largest companies with the goal of how they together can better collaborate with today’s nonprofits.

Ian Schafer, CEO and co-founder
of Kindred

Rob’s guest today is Ian Schafer, the CEO and co-founder of Kindred, which is a membership network that provides opportunities for peer to peer collaboration and access to research data. Kindred also provides experts who can help business leaders make better informed decisions about company policies and actions, and at the end of the day, work with nonprofits better. Members include more than 200 C-suite executives from Fortune 500 companies which include Facebook, Chobani, Nike and well known nonprofit organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 

Ian explains why he believes more companies are facing accountability like never before and why more leaders need confidence and support to turn their intent to do good, into action. He shares why it’s okay to celebrate incremental small steps when implementing change and the difference between holding leadership responsible versus holding the company responsible. Finally, Ian describes Kindred’s vision for the future and how he hopes to amplify action, build a community of quality connections and scale to have a global impact.  

Links to Resources:

Kindred: Website | Twitter | Linkedin

Ian Schafer: Twitter

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How Can You Future-Proof Your Fundraising?

2020 skyrocketed the move to online giving for all donors who give to nonprofits. Organizations who already had a clear and robust process for donors to give online really  benefited—those who didn’t, really struggled. They struggled to keep their giving on par with  previous years. Now, the question for all nonprofits of how to “future-proof” fundraising is constantly on our collective minds. So how does your organization go about doing that? Rob’s guest shares some fascinating data points gleaned from a recent report on the “state of philanthropy” within the nonprofit sector and why an easy and efficient online giving experience for your donors is absolutely essential for your organization’s future success and sustainability.

Elizabeth Pun, Manager of Content at Classy

Rob’s guest today is Elizabeth Pun, Manager of Content at Classy. Classy is a B-Corp that  focuses on closing the gap between nonprofit and for-profit businesses and Elizabeth is the  primary editor of Classy’s recent report entitled: The State of Modern Philanthropy 2021

Elizabeth explains how empowering your event attendees to fundraise can organically increase your donations and provide more engagement. She breaks down why recurring giving, subscription services, and donation matching are excellent strategies to drive more funds and donations to your organization. Finally, Elizabeth shares valuable insight about creating a more robust online giving experience, and a powerful reminder that if you want to maximize donations to help safeguard and scale your organization, you must be able and willing to meet donors where they are.

Links to Resources:

Classy: Website 

Read the report here.

Collaborative Virtual Sessions Conference

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Ever Wondered Who Makes Sure Your Nonprofit’s Website Works as It Should?

Ever wondered who makes sure your nonprofit’s website works as it should? Or who makes sure that when someone types in your nonprofit’s web address into Google, that they actually make it to your website and not to a site that explains all of the many languages Tolkien used in the original Lord of the Rings? 

Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Rob’s guest today is Jon Nevett, President and CEO of the Public Interest Registry or PIR. In short, the PIR is a nonprofit organization created to manage the entire .ORG domain. Their goal is this: “To  empower, through the Internet, those who are dedicated to improving our world.”  

Jon breaks down what a registry operator does, why every top level domain has one and what it means to manage a domain. He also shares why PIR supports the nonprofit Internet Society and how nonprofits can benefit from .ORG Impact Awards. Similarly, Jon explains why PIR established an online Learning Center for .ORG nonprofits and how nonprofit leaders can benefit from this amazing resource. Finally, Jon encourages everyone to remember the value of the .ORG brand and that the more nonprofits in this space succeed, the better our world will be.

Links to Resources:

(Public Interest Registry) .ORG: Awards | Learning Center | Twitter | Stories 

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Is It Possible to Achieve a Healthy Balance Between Work and Home?

When you hear the phrase “healthy work-life balance”, what goes through your mind? That it’s impossible or possibly just a myth? Or perhaps you know first hand how the pain of your work has negatively impacted your marriage, your family or your personal life. This topic is certainly not new, and with our new “work from home,  zoom-calls, always online world” that we are living in now, the hard edges between work and home have become even more difficult to define. 

Megan Hyatt Miller, Author of
Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Rob’s guest today is Megan Hyatt Miller, who has written a book about work-life balance. Her new book is entitled: Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself From the Cult of Overwork. Megan believes understanding the impact of work-life balance is a conversation that both nonprofit and for-profit leaders must continue to have.   

Megan describes the innovative way her company introduced a 6-hour workday, the surprising results of this change while debunking the myth that overworking improves productivity. She explains why more leaders need to embrace work-life balance as a performance strategy, not just a philosophical discussion. She also defines what a “double-win” means and why getting clear on non-negotiables for self care, relational priorities, and professional results is mission critical. Finally, Megan talks about how COVID has allowed leaders to view their people more holistically.

Links to Resources:

Win and Succeed: Book | Bonuses |

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