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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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 .

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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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.

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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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.

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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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.

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