Cancer. Many of us, if not all of us, know someone very close who has faced or is facing cancer. How to care for those facing cancer in an effective and loving way is something we all want to know. Today’s guest saw firsthand through her own battle with cancer, the unique challenges and set of needs that are not being addressed or talked about, for those dealing with cancer. Jenna Benn Shersher is our guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast and she is the founder and executive director of Twist Out Cancer (http://twistoutcancer.org), a non-profit organization she founded after surviving Grey Zone Lymphoma in 2011. Jenna has found that one way of helping those facing cancer is through the creative arts, which can be used as a mechanism for coping and healing. Twist Out Cancer was founded on the principle that when you share, the world opens up. Since Twist Out Cancer was founded in 2011, over 100,000 people worldwide have been touched by its programs and events.
Hope: There are few other words more important than hope. It can make the difference between overcoming or being overcome, moving forward or shrinking back, believing life can be better or falling into despair. Hope changes things.
The problem with hope is that it is very difficult to measure on a graph. Therefore, hope rarely makes it onto an annual report or data analysis sheet. Yet, it is a critical ingredient to the success of many nonprofits. My guest today is PeterGreer, President and CEO of HOPE International a global, faith-based, micro-enterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Enjoy today’s show!
Branding. For many Nonprofit leaders, this is a topic that seems out of place for the Nonprofit sector and more applicable to the for-profit world. However, when we think of branding as communication, all of a sudden branding becomes extremely relevant. My guest today will talk about the critical importance of branding and how to improve your organization’s branding. Laurel Mintz is my guest and she is CEO of Elevate My Brand, Digital Marketing Agency. She is not only a business owner, but also an attorney and speaks all over the country on the topic of marketing/branding and leadership. In addition, she writes a column for Inc. Magazine.
The featured organization on my show today is one of my favorite nonprofits, charity: water. They have funded over 28,000 water projects, bringing clean and safe drinking water to over 8 million people. Not only that, they have one of the more unique funding strategies that you will want to hear about. My guest is Tyler Riewer, Brand Content Lead at charity: water.
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My guest today is Jacob Allen, Partner with Cicero Group and Managing Director of the Social Impact practice. Jacob partners with leading foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises to improve impact through strategy, performance monitoring and impact evaluation (M&E), performance management, and donor and beneficiary analytics.
Over the past 15 years, Jacob has worked with mission-driven organizations, including leading corporate philanthropies, international NGOs, and nonprofit providers. For nearly a year, Jacob has been working on a comprehensive report about philanthropy in the State of Utah. While some of the lessons are unique to Utah–the most philanthropically generous state in the nation–most of the insights are generally applicable to charitable giving and the operation of nonprofits anywhere.
Download the Giving State Report here: http:// www.cicerosocialimpact.org/givingstate/
The opportunity to tell your story through quality video is priceless. However, for many nonprofits, the ability to do so on a consistent basis seems out of reach. Today’s guest will talk about what they are doing to help provide both video support and implement tracking measures to assess effectiveness of those videos…
My guests today are Katie Prentiss Onsager and Jamie Fleischel the Co-Founders of “Small Forces”. Small Forces is a production company that offers professional video services and impact-tracking for people and organizations making a difference in their communities at no cost to them.
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Our guest today is Amberlie Phillips, Chief Development Officer at YWCA Utah, Salt Lake City. She was selected through a highly competitive process to participate in “Greater Good Nonprofit Leadership Program” that is jointly provided by The Allstate Foundation and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. This highly-competitive Greater Good program pairs nonprofit executives with the best teaching minds in leadership and development.
She is the first Utah native accepted into the program, Phillips is committed to advancing Utah’s nonprofit sector as well as furthering her own leadership development. She wants her experiences and perspectives to be an asset in nonprofit work being done statewide.
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.