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Hear From Internationally Known Fundraising Expert Kathy LeMay on the State of Philanthropy for Today’s Nonprofits (Part 2)

Kathy LeMay is back for part 2 of her interview about the state of philanthropy for today’s nonprofits.

Kathy LeMay

As a published author and sought-after speaker, Kathy has the expertise to address today’s fundraising problems for nonprofits. With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit industry and connections with nonprofit leaders all over the world, Kathy has raised over $100M in her career.

She shares in this episode about how organizations that are relationship-driven, lack a sense of entitlement, and bring their full humanity to every conversation are setting the right example that other nonprofits should model themselves after. Kathy also talks about how for now, in-person events have been canceled and online events will have to suffice. As nonprofit leaders try to find their way through this most challenging time, Kathy provides some clear guidance and strong encouragement.

Links to Resources:

Kathy LeMay: LinkedIn | Twitter

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Hear From Internationally Known Fundraising Expert Kathy LeMay on the State of Philanthropy for Today’s Nonprofits (Part 1)

Development and fundraising for nonprofits are always a challenge. Perhaps one of the hardest things we face. Now, COVID-19 has made development even more challenging. So how are we as nonprofits to respond to these challenges? What do we do now that most of our regular means of fundraising have been shut down by COVID? Is it time to completely retool our fundraising strategy?

Kathy LeMay

Rob’s guest today is Kathy LeMay, an internationally known fundraising expert for more than 25 years, and currently the author of “The Generosity Plan”. Today, Kathy is here for Part 1 of her interview about the state of philanthropy for today’s nonprofits. Though she can’t leave the country right now, she still remains in contact with nonprofit leaders all over the world.

Among other things discussed, one of the topics she covers is how initially there was a surge in giving to nonprofits after COVID hit, but that has changed. For example, around 26% of nonprofits surveyed across Utah do not think that they will make it through the end of the year, and that sentiment stretches all over the country. Right now, many nonprofit leaders all over the world are innovating and collaborating as to how to respond to the downturn in giving, while at the very same time having to serve more and more people who are needing their services. Kathy will explore how to manage this tension.

Links to Resources:

Kathy LeMay: LinkedIn | Twitter

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Is Servant Leadership the Best Form of Leadership for Today’s Nonprofits?

Servant leadership is a style of leadership that makes the primary goal of leadership to serve those around oneself. A servant leader is one who is focused on serving one’s colleagues and organization. The question in this episode is whether or not servant leadership is the best form of leadership for today’s nonprofits.

Dan Berger, author, economist, and the President and CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)

Rob’s guest today is Dan Berger, an author, economist, and the President and CEO of the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU). You probably didn’t know this, but the NAFCU is actually a nonprofit organization. In fact, all credit unions are nonprofits and separate themselves from banks, in that the members of the credit union own the institution. Credit unions are cooperatives. Whether it’s for-profit or nonprofit organizations, Dan is a firm believer that servant leadership is the right way to go regardless of the sector.

As a servant leader himself, Dan works for his staff, making sure that they have everything they need to make their job as simple as possible. Over the years, he has learned that one of the best ways to do this is to ensure that he never under-communicates with his staff. Lately, COVID has been especially difficult for servant leaders like Dan who fuel great company culture through face-to-face interactions. At the end of the day, leaders like Dan know that the better you treat your colleague’s in the work environment, the better they will treat the customer.

Links to Resources:

Dan Berger: NAFCU | LinkedIn | Twitter

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What Are the Greatest Challenges Facing Nonprofits Today?

Nonprofits are always facing unique challenges, but since COVID-19 hit the world, they are facing financial challenges like never before.

Rob’s guest today is David O’Brien, the author of Building Smart Nonprofits: A Roadmap for Mission Success. In his book, David interviews over 60 leaders in the nonprofit industry, gathering input from leaders, funders, service providers, and more. David has seen first-hand that nonprofit leaders are facing financial challenges unlike any that they’ve faced before. He knows that it’s time for the entire sector to make a change with how it structures its funding model.

As the trends of charity-giving have steadily dropped over the last few years, the nonprofit sector has hit a point where it needs to be restructured, and David believes it has already started. Many of the problems that nonprofits face today require input from multiple perspectives in order to find the right solution. All that being said, as a result of his research, David is very confident that the nonprofit sector will find its way through these challenges to success.

Links to Resources:

Roca (Nonprofit)

The Last Mile (Nonprofit)

David O’Brien: Book | Email

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The Impact of COVID-19 Internationally and What One Nonprofit is Doing About It

Maybe the most unfortunate part about COVID-19 has been its reach. This pandemic is a global one and because of that, people all over the world are feeling the effects.

Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey, the CEO of Human Appeal

Rob’s guest today is Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey, the CEO of Human Appeal, a humanitarian development charity that is working to provide aid to those who need it all over the world. With a background in corporations all over the world, Dr. Ashmawey can see from a plethora of different perspectives which helps him when working with a wide variety of different cultures. He knows that both the corporate and nonprofit sectors can learn from each other and that the need for effective and efficient leadership skills is more important than ever. If Dr. Ashmawey could teach leadership around the world one lesson, it would be that change is inevitable, so do not fear it. Instead, adapt to that change.

Launching in 1991, Human Appeal is an international humanitarian and development charity that started in Manchester, England. With 29 years’ of experience, working in 17 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East to alleviate poverty, they have become highly respected for working in some of the most dangerous and hostile places in the world; from Yemen, to Syria and Somalia. They also provide services in Macedonia, Sri Lanka and South East Asian, Myanmar, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, Palestine, Kashmeer, Lebanon and Turkey.

Links to Resources:
Human Appeal

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