A nonprofit podcast to educate and entertain growing nonprofits.

Because being a nonprofit is hard.

Even if we make it look easy.

Will a Law Degree Help You Change the World?

Will a Law Degree Help You Change the World?

What do you do with a starry eyed young person who thinks they can go to law school and change the world? You let them interview you and tell them the long and winding road to working with nonprofits and government. It ain't easy! I had the random chance to interview...

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So you fired your ED – now what?

So you fired your ED – now what?

Guest Amy Arcand of Willow Consulting joins your host Jess Birken to talk about what happens with people stop being polite and start getting real (LOL - you may be too young to get that joke) about firing their ED. How do you survive the aftermath? Amy is an expert...

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Is Giving Going Away?

Is Giving Going Away?

Charitable giving is on the decline - big time. Studies now show that only 53% of Americans donate to charity. What does this mean and what do nonprofits need to focus on for the future? Are donations doomed? I talk with Steve Boland of Next In Nonprofits to find out...

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When is it time to end a nonprofit?

When is it time to end a nonprofit?

When is it time to give up and admit that it's just not working. In this episode Jess and the Birken Law team talk about giving up the ghost on a failed nonprofit; boards that throw in the towel; terminating problem members; an ED that needs to stop using her personal...

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Nonprofit Fundraising Fake News

Nonprofit Fundraising Fake News

It's holiday time - the season for turkey, big retail deals and...charity donations! How do YOU decide who to give to? Does facebook tell you which  nonprofits are naughty and nice?  In this episode we talk about how nonprofits that succeed are often under...

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Most insane nonprofit donor database ever

Most insane nonprofit donor database ever

We get started, introduce ourselves and do a riff on a few posted nonprofit questions. Like: what if you start a charity just to flip real estate? What's the most insane donor database management method, and we hear from a nonprofit worried about taking donations from...

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Haunted Nonprofit Halloween

Jordan Couch joins for this very spooky special episode. We answer listener nonprofit questions. Should your nonprofit buy a hearse for the local goblin elementary? What to do when your new nonprofit becomes a zombie corporation? Plus, advice to avoid being haunted by...

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