Episode 82: Budgets are essentially plans, in numbers – Strategic planning for nonprofits with Carol Hamilton

When you think of strategic planning, what comes to mind? Hours locked away in a conference room, working through scenarios and exercises that, in the end, will produce a document that feels ok at the time, but you know will rarely see the light of day once the session is complete? Or a valuable exercise … Continued

Ep 81: Who you need to BE to get things DONE with Sobia Zafar from the Taaleem Foundation

Episode 81: Who you need to BE to get things DONE with Sobia Zafar from the Taaleem Foundation

Setting big goals for your organization can be daunting. Are your plans and projections realistic? Are you reaching too far? Not far enough? Getting to that “sweet spot” of planning and projections feels comfortable. But, as we chatted about in last week’s episode, that’s not a real commitment. Commitment happens when you land in the … Continued

Episode 80: How to leverage authenticity and passion to do good in the world with Steve Bacon from Belief Theory

My coach frames everything from the perspective of commitment. And if you think you understand commitment, let me tell you something, his definition (and getting committed to REAL commitment) could change your world. See, it’s easy to “commit” to things you know you can do. I can confidently sign on to say, throwing a football … Continued

Episode 79: Advertisers vs. Sponsors vs. Partners – What’s Best for Your Organization? with Ken Ungar from Charge

Partnerships can provide a much-needed boost to any organization’s outreach. They help secure funding for events, bring in a baked-in audience ready to engage, and can contribute in a variety of other ways to help your organization move closer to your goals. However, partnerships are a two-way street. This week’s Relish THIS I spoke with … Continued

Episode 78: Access the right tools and resources to help your organization thrive with Mitch Stein, CEO of Pond

Two of the most common questions we get from nonprofit leaders are, “Do you know anyone who can help us with that?” and “Is there a tool or app we can use that will help streamline that for us?” Fortunately, the Founder and CEO of Pond, Mitch Stein and his team can help with both … Continued

Episode 77: Making your organization work for you with Simon Severino from Strategy Sprints

What if you could have your organization truly work for you? Many leaders dream of building an organization that can run without constant attention and input from the founders. One that has the right team in place and the right processes on line to thrive. One that allows every team member the opportunity to step … Continued

Episode 76: Getting Inspirational – Build a better team through the power of leadership coaching with Chris Hutchinson

At the ripe, young age of 23, I found myself leading a team of creatives for one of the top three cycling catalog companies in the nation. Looking back at that time, I certainly could have used more experience in team management and motivation to get the most out of my team. Or at least … Continued

Episode 75: Failing Fast for Better Results with Diana Zhang from Neighbor Share

Whether you’re a seasoned nonprofit or just getting started, it’s important to learn the concept of “failing fast.” Getting to a “no” quickly can help you achieve success and grow rather than limiting yourself and what you can do. On this week’s episode I spoke with Diana Zhang, CEO, and Co-Founder of Neighbor Share, an … Continued

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Episode 74: Scale Your Organization Through Inspiring Your Stakeholders With Joe Sanders From Colorado Uplift

For most businesses and organizations, the quickest wins are found in the INSPIRE phase of the stakeholder lifecycle. In most situations, transforming customers and donors into repeat business is simply easier than selling to a whole new audience. After all, you’ve already put in the hard work nurturing these individuals through the ATTRACT, BOND, and … Continued

Episode 73: Reframing Your Story to Your Stakeholders’ Perspective with Danny Combs from TACT

  Messaging is a challenge for many organizations. From struggling with differentiation, to being too “us” focused, it’s flat-out difficult to nail your core message and engage stakeholders. Yet most nonprofits have a great story lurking in the haze. After all, what’s not to love about an inspirational mission? And even the newest nonprofits have … Continued

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