Donors don’t give to a nonprofit, they give through a nonprofit to a cause, need or program they really care about. Brian Lauterbach is the Vice President of Programs for Network For Good and he reminded us of this truth as my guest on this week’s Nonprofit Leadership Show.
Network For Good is an organization that offers innovative, easy-to-use fundraising software and coaching for nonprofits. In addition, Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year.
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With the growth of Social Impact among For-Profit companies, many nonprofit leaders are beginning to wonder: Are these social impact companies directly competing with the Nonprofit sector? Can we both survive in this world where fundraising is increasingly challenging and a new generation of donors are viewing Nonprofits from a whole new perspective?
My guest today is Lindsey Kneuven, who serves as the Head of Social Impact for Pluralsight. Pluralsight is a technology learning platform company that offers a variety of video training courses for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals through its website. Kneuven will lead the company’s philanthropic initiatives. She has demonstrated success leading teams within a variety of organizations. Most recently, she was chief impact officer at Cotopaxi, where she developed and led the organization’s philanthropic strategy.
Lindsey will speak to this issue of how Social Impact companies and the Nonprofit sector can collaborate to address society’s biggest challenges.
*One of the resources she will mention on our show is the “Giving State Report”. Here is a link to that study: https://www.
Ted Bilich is the Founder of Risk Alternatives. Their mission is to build stronger communities by helping nonprofits and startups master risk management and process improvement.
Many of you have heard of Coach Tom Coughlin as a Super Bowl-winning NFL coach. Did you know that he also started his own nonprofit? The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was launched after a player he coached at Boston College was diagnosed and lost his battle to cancer. That player was Jay McGillis and for over 20 years, Coach Coughlin has been helping families in NY/NJ and Jacksonville, FL who are tackling cancer, in Jay’s memory. In fact they’ve assisted over 4,000 families and provided over $9 million in financial support. Today’s guest on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast is Keli Coughlin, Tom’s daughter, the Executive Director of the Foundation. You don’t want to miss today’s show.
Sponsored by CCPC and co-produced by Nate Vineyard.
Kathleen Kelly Janus is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University. As an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations, her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the co-founder of Spark, the largest network of millennial donors in the world. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, her forthcoming book, Social Startup Success, features best practices for early stage nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs.
Every CEO or Executive Director knows that “vision leaks” and therefore it is critical to cast vision over and over again to your team. Author and Nonprofit consultant Vivien Hoexter will talk about the importance of “re-recruiting” your team, your donors and your volunteers, as a critical component of sustaining leadership, among other fascinating insights. Vivien is my guest on today’s Nonprofit Leadership Show. Vivien Hoexter along with Linda Hartley are co-authors of a new book entitled Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders. Big Impact is about nonprofit leaders who have found solutions to some of the world’s greatest, most vexing societal challenges. The book explores how these change-makers are implementing solutions in their communities, across the U.S., and around the world.
With the rise of the Millennial generation as the next wave of philanthropists, do you as a nonprofit leader know what makes these Millennials “tick”? Do you know about their giving patterns? Do you know which causes interest them and how they want to engage with those causes and perhaps more importantly, how they don’t want to engage? These and other critical questions are answered by Michael Moody, co-author of the new book: GENERATION IMPACT: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving.
Michael is my guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership show.
Michael Moody is a family philanthropy expert and cultural sociologist who explores the role of nonprofits and philanthropy. He is the Frey Foundation Chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), and earned a master’s in social science from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Princeton.
Are you ready for the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history? As a nonprofit leader, will you view this as an opportunity to transform these dollars into true, sustainable impact or will you risk missing out on reaching your full potential?
My guests on this week’s podcast, William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonkers, authors of a new book: “ENGINE OF IMPACT: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector”, respond to this critical moment in our history, tracing the nonprofit sector’s evolution from the Industrialist Era to the Information Era, and now today’s Impact Era. Based upon new Stanford research and decades of teaching, advising, grant making, and research, the authors present seven critical components of strategic leadership that set high-performing nonprofits apart, forming an “engine of impact”―a system that nonprofits must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world.
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