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Why One Nonprofit Is Building Beautiful Websites for Numerous Underfunded Nonprofits

There is no doubt today, especially after this last year, that the first place people find out about your organization is through your website. Unfortunately, many smaller nonprofits often don’t have the budget to create and maintain a quality website which then directly impacts their ability to both fundraise and get more volunteers to support their work. This is where 48in48 comes in.

Sima Parekh of 48in48

Rob’s guest today is Sima Parekh, who currently has a full time job in the for-profit world, while at the same time helps lead the nonprofit organization 48in48. Established in 2015, 48in48’s mission is to provide skilled professionals to help build quality websites for nonprofits that otherwise couldn’t afford one.   

Sima shares how 48in48 supports over 1000 nonprofits across the world and helps address gaps in equity, equality, and social justice by bringing volunteers and communities together through education and awareness. She discusses details about the different initiative-based special events 48in48 hosts, and why the goal is always to get volunteers to take action and improve the digital footprint of nonprofits. On the same note, Sima explains the most effective way to recruit volunteers, her vision for the future of 48in48 and how you can get involved today!   

Links to Resources:

48in48: Website | Special Events

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“From Aristotle to Zuckerberg”, Learn How and When Philanthropy First Started and Where We Have Gone Wrong Today

Ever wondered how philanthropy and charity first began? The answer may surprise you! The Greek roots for the word “philanthropy” refer to the “love of humankind”.

Paul Vallely, author of “Philanthropy: from Aristotle to Zuckerberg”

Rob’s guest today is author Paul Vallely who has written a new book that serves as an encyclopedic review of the origins and history of philanthropy and charity over the centuries. Paul argues that today, too many people and organizations have lost the true purpose of charity and he offers a way back to the roots of good philanthropy.   

Paul shares what led him to research the history of philanthropy, what surprised him most about how money moves through philanthropic organizations and who really benefits from donations. He also talks about how organizations can help recapture the missing element in philanthropy, particularly as it relates to the relationship between the rich and the poor. In short, Paul argues for having a more human and holistic vision of philanthropy that marries the head and the heart. Finally, Paul digs into why more nonprofit leaders need to focus on building partnerships by listening to and respecting the people they are trying to help and how the pandemic has actually strengthened philanthropy as a third pillar in society alongside government and the market. 

Learn more about Paul’s book here:

Paul Vallely: Website | Twitter |  

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How Can a Small Nonprofit Have an Impact on a National Level

Although racial injustice and social equity issues have existed in our country for years, it seems as if 2020 was the year where we as an entire country started having these urgent conversations and discussions about racial injustice and inequality like never before. 

Ursula Price, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

Rob’s guest today is Ursula Price, Executive Director of the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ) and she will explore how these issues of racial equity and social justice have impacted New Orleans and what her nonprofit is doing about it. Ursula is an accomplished criminal justice reform champion with deep roots in community organizing. Born and raised in rural Mississippi, Ursula has been organizing for criminal justice reform in New Orleans since 2001.

Ursula breaks down NOWCRJ’s multi-pronged approach and how they seek to be a voice for those who don’t think they have one. For smaller nonprofits that have much less than a million dollar budget, she shares the importance of preparation and strategies that help adjust to funding challenges, and the value of creating sustainable relationships that are true partnerships between nonprofits and donors. Ursula also discusses how to choose campaigns that are meaningful to your mission and how to build your credibility and expand your impact both at the local and national level.

Links to Resources:

New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn  

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Is the Free Speech Debate on College Campuses Over?

Early in 2019, there was a new executive order signed requiring colleges and universities that receive federal funds to extend free-speech protections to men and women on campus. Many people criticized this move as simply unnecessary. While others were relieved that an executive order was made to ensure certain voices were not censored or disinvited to speak on college campuses. Question: Is the so-called “free speech crisis” over at college campuses, or is it still raging? Well, it depends on who you ask.

Andrew Schuman, Executive Director of the Veritas Forum

Rob’s guest today is Andrew Schuman, Executive Director of the Veritas Forum and he will share how the Veritas Forum is addressing the free speech and open debate controversy with a unique and creative approach. The Veritas Forum is a platform for dialogue on college campuses that originally began at Harvard, by students wanting to discuss topics more relevant to their purpose and values in life. Today, Veritas is active in over 200 college campuses and has hosted over 2000 forums with a mission to let students and faculty ask life’s hardest questions. 

Andrew sheds light on how Veritas has responded to the current climate of racial and social unrest, and gives advice for managing discussions around difficult topics. He talks through the special process Veritas follows to create space for safe conversations that provide equal time for different perspectives while allowing students and faculty to dive into what matters most. Andrew also reminds leaders why it’s always necessary to remain focused on your vision for success and to keep your mission as your top priority while you navigate through life’s challenges.   

Links to Resources:

Veritas Forum: Website | YouTube | Instagram | Podcast

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Did You Know That Google Is Doing This?

Everyone knows Google by name, but not many people are aware of its social impact through its philanthropic arm, Google.org. Rob’s guest shares how Google.org’s crisis response has evolved since the pandemic all while staying laser-focused on creating a lasting impact in communities that need it most.

Alex Diaz, Head of Crisis Response for Humanitarian
Aid for Google.org

Rob’s guest today is Alex Diaz, Head of Crisis Response for Humanitarian Aid for Google.org. Alex manages Google.org’s response to global crises, and helps provide funding and volunteers to innovative nonprofits that are on the front lines. He also oversees the Google.org Crisis Connectivity Program, which works with nonprofit partners in disaster-affected areas to re-establish emergency connectivity for survivors and responders in critical locations.      

Alex explains Google’s mission to address humanity’s biggest challenges by sending both funds and teams of people to meet communities with empathy and resources to build the infrastructure needed for connectivity. He talks about why Google.org’s intended impact is steeped in equity and focused on trying to prevent crises from disproportionally impacting vulnerable populations. As more corporations get involved in social impact, Alex breaks down why collaborative effort with local nonprofits is critical, since the best answers come from those closest to the problem.

Links to Resources:

Google.org: Website | Twitter | Blog

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