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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

How One Nonprofit is Effectively Transitioning In-Person Events to Online and Hybrid Events

COVID-19 has wrecked the main source of donations for many nonprofits, that being, in-person fundraising events. How are nonprofit leaders meeting this challenge head-on?

Doug Ulman, President and CEO of Pelotonia

Rob’s guest today is Doug Ulman, the President and CEO of Pelotonia, a 3-day cycling event that aims to raise funds for cancer research. Doug was diagnosed with cancer when he was in college, and like most, he was caught off-guard. That life shift led him to aim his efforts at making a difference for those affected by cancer because everyone is in one way or another. Just like other nonprofits and businesses around the world, COVID-19 has brought new challenges to Pelotonia that Doug is currently working to battle right now.

Founded back in 2008, Pelotonia has been able to raise over $207M in only it’s first 11 rides. This event gives communities a chance to mobilize, volunteer, and fight cancer together. Right now, Pelotonia is working on transferring its fundraiser to an online one while simultaneously planning for an in-person event next year. Now more than ever, leaders in the nonprofit sector must become innovative with how they plan their traditionally in-person fundraising events to continue to help those in need!

Links to Resources:

Pelotonia: Website Instagram

Doug Ulman: Twitter Instagram Facebook

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What is a B Corp and What Impact Are They Having on Nonprofits?

Ask yourself this question: do I consider a company’s stance on various issues before I decide to purchase its product or service?

Chris Marquis, the professor of Global Sustainable Enterprise at Cornell University

Rob’s guest today is Chris Marquis, the professor of Global Sustainable Enterprise at Cornell University and author of Better Business. In his book, Chris outlines how B Corporations are remaking capitalism before our very eyes. B Corps believe in a new triple bottom line: people, planet, and profits. Through a nonprofit called The B Lab, these corporations are verified all over the world in an attempt to shift the business landscape into one that is more socially responsible.

B Corps are defined as companies that balance profit and purpose through social and environmental performance. These verified corporations work to be managed as responsibly as possible to achieve a social mission through business. Right now, over 90% of millennials and 64% of consumers overall consider themselves to be belief-driven buyers. In a time when social consciousness is at an all-time high, it is more important than ever for industry leaders to use their positions of power to change the world for the better!

Links to Resources:

She Geeks Out

Practice Makes Perfect

B Corporation

Chris Marquis: Website Book

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How To Dream Big and Relentlessly Pursue Your Vision

In the midst of a world pandemic, it is more necessary than ever for nonprofit leadership in the United States to be creative with how they go about their fundraising.

 Brittany Hebert Franklin, Founder and CEO of Sky High for Kids

Rob’s guest today, Brittany Hebert Franklin, is the Founder and CEO of Sky High for Kids, an organization that works to save children from childhood cancer and other early-life threatening conditions. Brittany has been able to battle the fundraising challenges presented by COVID by staying innovative and creative with her tactics and strategies. She understands that to achieve her goal of beating childhood cancer in a world filled with chaos, Sky High for Kids must be bold in their decisions.

Childhood cancer is the number-1 cause of death for children in the United States today. Roughly 16,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer every single year. Brittany started Sky High for Kids in college with the goal of eliminating childhood cancer from the world, and she knows that she can never give up in that battle. There are a ton of ways to get involved in this battle, so reach out to see how you can help in the fight against childhood cancer today!

Links to Resources:
Hematology Center | Texas Children’s Hospital

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Ronald Mcdonald House of Memphis

Sky High for Kids: Website Instagram Facebook

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How to Become an Advocate for the Most Vulnerable

Becoming an advocate for the most vulnerable often means that you will have to get out of your comfort zone. Rob’s guest on this episode has done just that. Rob’s guest is Shane Clairborne, an author, speaker, community activist, and founder of The Simple Way. For 25 years, Shane has been motivated by an unwavering commitment to those that need the most help.

Shane Clairborne, author, community activist, and founder of The Simple Way

It all started in 1995, when a large group of homeless people banded together while they were told by the archdiocese that they had 48 hours to leave the abandoned church in which they were living. This led Shane to start The Simple Way, an organization that works to build a community where everyone looks out for each other, especially those who may not be able to help themselves.

He has traveled all over the world as an advocate for those voices that are often forgotten, which has led him to jail standing up for the homeless and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war.

Links to Resources:

The Simple Way: Website Instagram

Red Letter Christians

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How To Best Support Those Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, CEO of the AARP Foundation, the foundation that supports the AARP.

As we all make our way through this pandemic, it has been quite obvious that those hardest hit have been our seniors.

Rob’s guest today is Lisa Marsh Ryerson, CEO of the AARP Foundation, the foundation that supports the AARP. Lisa and AARP have been able to fund studies centered on the root causes and effects of social isolation on mental and physical health. They are working to harness new technology and services to help seniors connect to community resources while they are staying in their residence. This allows those affected to stay in the know of what is happening in their community.

Not only are seniors the most affected from a physical health standpoint, but they have been the most isolated. Even before the world was hit by a pandemic, isolation has been on the rise for the past decade. More than 25% of adults over the age of 65 who live in community settings were socially isolated.

Links to Resources:
Lisa Marsh Ryerson, CEO of AARP

Find out how you’re doing with your social connection: connect2affect.org

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