Relish This Podcast: Episodes

Marketing conversations that help nonprofits thrive.

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Episode 17: Creating Awareness And Facilitating Change With Katherine Baxter from ANAW and American Canary

Katherine is doing some REALLY hard work with her African animal charity and has a second one we talked about as well that is all about media awareness. We talked a bit about how to make things actionable instead of just a lot of talk. We discussed ways to reach potential audiences through retargeting (vegans, … Continued

Episode 16: Integrate Values With Your Purpose To Cultivate More Success with Rudy Miick From Rudy Miick Consulting Group

How are you cultivating and nurturing your non-profit’s ecosystem? In this week’s episode, I talk to Rudy Miick from Rudy Miick Consulting Group and we had a great flowing conversation about how non-profits need to be run like businesses. We delve into the importance of building out your vision, mission, and purpose and discuss how … Continued

Episode 15: Utilizing Your Assets To Find Your Donors With Maggie Grout From Thinking Huts

Where are your donors online? My guest today is Maggie Grout, Founder and Executive Director of Thinking Huts. Her organization’s mission is to increase global access to education through 3D printing and they are working to build the world’s first 3D-printed schoolhouse in Madagascar. Maggie is just getting started with fundraising and building awareness for … Continued

Episode 14: Stretching Your Donation To Make It Go Further with Jessica Bachus and the Kenzie Project

How do you make a donation go further? In today’s episode, I talk to Jessica Bachus about her organization, Kenzi’s Causes. We have a great chat about all the things they do to help get presents to kids. She does amazing work all over Colorado and excels at getting in contact with communities who need their … Continued

Episode 13: Activating Profit Centers with Tamra Ryan from the Women’s Bean Project

Does your nonprofit have a profit center? It’s great when you can drive toward your budget goals through donations, grants, and other “standard” nonprofit means of creating revenue. But are you missing an opportunity to deliver even more to your beneficiaries by not creating a way to charge for what you do? Today’s guest is … Continued

Episode 12: Rethinking the Value Exchange to Create Relationships Through Marketing – Rob Smariga from BSCS Science Learning

With a 60 plus year track record of delivering some REAL value to science teachers nation-wide, I was a little nervous about how I was going to bring any juice to the table during this conversation. This week, I spoke with Rob Smariga, Director of Operations and Finance, and BSCS Science Learning. These guys have … Continued

Episode 11: Creating Opportunities for Everyone to Help – Howie Hutchinson from Hope Kids

Keeping your constituents engaged is a challenge in any environment. In today’s episode of Relish This, I spoke with Howie Hutchinson about how his organization, Hope Kids, has continued to facilitate events for families with kids suffering from potentially life-threatening illnesses and keep these important support mechanisms active. One of the biggest takeaways from this episode … Continued

Episode 10: Rethinking Donations and Flowing with Trends – Eileen O’Rourke from GoFarm Colorado

On this episode of Relish This, I had a great conversation with Eileen O’Rourke, the Executive Director of GoFarm Colorado. One of the biggest takeaways from this episode is how to rethink your relationship with donors, particularly in a year when trends have changed. Eileen has seen a drop off in their “big” donor commitments … Continued

Episode 9: Understanding Your Stakeholders with the PHAA

Amazing, multi-guest show with Addie, Lynn, and Wesley from the Pre-Health Achievement Association. This crew is doing some really cool things to help underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in the medical field get paired with mentors to help guide them through the pitfalls in the industry. We chatted about a whole host of opportunities and challenges … Continued

Episode 8: Caring Starts with Connections – Ford Church from the Cottonwood Institute

Today’s guest on Relish This is Ford Church, the Executive Director at the Cottonwood Institute. Ford and his team do some really great work inspiring kids to explore and connect with nature. Their philosophy is that it’s a lot easier to get kids to care about the environment if they have a connection with it. … Continued

Episode 7: Escalating Engagements with Stacey Sanders

My guest this week on Relish This is Stacey Sanders, the Executive Director of Elevating Connections. Elevating Connections is a nonprofit here in Colorado that is on a mission to create opportunities that strengthen the connections between youth, families, and their communities. They do this primarily through events, camps, and other mechanisms that help siblings … Continued

Episode 6: Expanding the Mission – Dan Smink from C1-Partners

Super fun conversation this week with my guest, Dan Smink from C1-Partners. Dan is a kickass digital marketer who has a ton of experience both working on nonprofit Boards as well as providing assistance to Colorado nonprofits with their digital marketing activities. We talked about ways nonprofits can diversify their revenue streams, rethinking  how we … Continued

Episode 5: Global Peace Through Music – Saam Golgoon from World Music Development

Saam and his team are on a mission to promote global peace through music. Though their revenues are down this year, they have managed to keep things rolling through pivots to virtual events and getting a bit creative with outreach and fundraising efforts. We talked through ways to get kids involved with music and tools … Continued

Episode 4: Collaboration and Building Connections – Scott Segerstrom from CYCA

Yay! A new episode with Scott Segerstrom from the Colorado Youth Corps Association. Scott and I chatted about his journey to the CYCA and all the great work they are doing to help bridge the gap between Land Managers and Youth Corps here in the state. Scott faces some interesting challenges coordinating messaging and communications … Continued

Episode 3: Supply Chain and Making Adjustments – Brad Appel from Wish for Wheels

Another fun episode of Relish This! My conversation today is with Brad Appel, Executive Director of Wish for Wheels, a really great nonprofit that has a mission to provide every 2nd grader at Title 1 schools around the country a new bike and helmet to improve their mobility and health. We chatted a lot about … Continued

Episode 2: Overcoming Anxiety in Public Speaking – Margaret Watts Romney from MasterSpeaker Lab

Super informative episode of Relish This! Today, I chatted with Margaret Watts Romney, Founder of MasterSpeaker Lab. Margaret brought a ton of expertise and experience to our conversation around some of the challenges we can overcome when public speaking in any setting. Whether you are getting in front of a huge audience or addressing a … Continued

Episode 1: Engagement and Diversity – Anna Zawisza with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

What a great premiere episode of Relish This! Today, I chatted with Anna Zawisza, Chief Program Officer at Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. In addition to catching up after a fun day of volunteer work rehabilitating trails in the Mt. Evans Wilderness, we talked in more detail about how the VOC can leverage its assets to … Continued