A nonprofit podcast to educate and entertain growing nonprofits.

Because being a nonprofit is hard.

Even if we make it look easy.

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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The New Paid Leave Law All Small Orgs Must Follow

The New Paid Leave Law All Small Orgs Must Follow

With the coronavirus pandemic, things are changing every single day. It's easy to miss out on some of the updates. So, I called my friend and colleague Chad Staul to come and talk about the new paid leave laws that go into effect today. Every small business,...

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The Nonprofit Crisis Survival Guide

The Nonprofit Crisis Survival Guide

As schools are called off for the rest of the year, toilet paper flies off the shelves, and shelter-in-place orders are announced, anxieties are high. Everyone is worried about money, jobs, health, and how to stay sane in the coming weeks. So, as a leader at a...

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Nonprofit Q&A: The Common Sense Edition

Nonprofit Q&A: The Common Sense Edition

Is common sense enough to run a successful nonprofit? Spoiler alert: NO! That being said, a good dose of common sense certainly helps. In this episode, your hosts Jess and Meghan are joined by Jim Hall to talk through some thorny nonprofit questions, ranging from what...

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What happens when you disrupt the status quo

What happens when you disrupt the status quo

It's easy for nonprofits to fall into the habit of doing things just because that's "how they've always been done." But sometimes you have to disrupt the status quo to make new progress toward your mission. I sat down with Maria Huntley, ED of the Minnesota Academy of...

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Level up your org with Charities Review Council

Level up your org with Charities Review Council

Running a nonprofit is no easy task. Thankfully, there are TONS of resources out there if you just know where to look. I sat down with Kris Kewitsch of the Charities Review Council to talk about what holds nonprofits back and how the Council's Accountability Standards...

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