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The Future of Donor Engagement

The Future of Donor Engagement

How do you keep your donors engaged and invested in your mission? Matt Barnett of Bonjoro sat down with me to talk about the future of donor engagement - personalized video. Listen in to find out how personalized videos can set you apart from other orgs and help...

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Q&A: The Mystery of the Zombie Nonprofit

Q&A: The Mystery of the Zombie Nonprofit

Jess and Meghan are joined with Jason Viana, Executive Director of the Open Door, in answering another batch of nonprofit questions found on the internet.  What can you do to reanimate a nonprofit that's been lying dormant? How can you raise money for your...

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Founder Feature: Childhood Dream to a Nonprofit Reality

Founder Feature: Childhood Dream to a Nonprofit Reality

How often do people's childhood dreams become reality? Considering how few astronauts there are in the world, I'd say it's pretty rare. But Therese Gruba made it happen. Therese is the co-founder of New Hope for Families, a faith-based nonprofit in northern Minnesota...

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A Secret Cause of Your Nonprofit Diversity Problem

A Secret Cause of Your Nonprofit Diversity Problem

If you're a nonprofit leader in 2020, you're probably taking another look at the org's diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. It might be tempting to just add a diversity goal to your next strategic plan and call it a day - but that doesn't address the real...

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Q&A: The Case of the Copied Nonprofit

Q&A: The Case of the Copied Nonprofit

Jess and Meghan are joined again by Jim Hall to answer another round of nonprofit questions taken from the hallowed halls of Reddit. Is it illegal to break Roberts Rules at a board meeting? Is there a secret way to start a new nonprofit - without all the annual...

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Your Brain on Uncertainty

Your Brain on Uncertainty

If one word encapsulates 2020, I'd have to say it's uncertainty. Between a global pandemic, the reignited fight against police brutality and racism, a looming recession, and an upcoming presidential election, no one knows what 2021 will look like. That kind of...

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Scammers, Deception… Who Can You Trust?

Scammers, Deception… Who Can You Trust?

It's spring 2020, and everyone is feeling a little vulnerable to being taken advantage of. Whether you're a donor or a nonprofit, how can you trust those around you? Are your donation dollars actually going to charity? Are your organizational partners really in this...

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Nonprofit Innovation – Without Losing Your Soul

Nonprofit Innovation – Without Losing Your Soul

Nonprofits tend to be pretty risk-averse. I mean, failing could mean losing donor confidence, right? But on the other hand, how can we expect to pursue our missions without trying new things? I sat down with Antonio Cardona from Pillsbury United Communities to talk...

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Should YOU apply for coronavirus SBA loans?

Should YOU apply for coronavirus SBA loans?

Missed out on the SBA disaster loans because they ran out of money? They're baaack! Congress funded more disaster relief again. In this episode small business accounting guru Dana DeZiel answers questions like Who can apply? Is your nonprofit eligible? Why would you...

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