When is it Time to Hire a CFO with Katie Zahner of Brown Smith Wallace

July 18, 2017

When we invite a guest back, you know she's great! Katie Zahner from Brown Smith Wallace is back to help Executive Directors and boards of all sizes understand what the difference between an accountant, comptroller, and CFO is, how much each should be involved in your operations and planning, what questions to ask when hiring any of the three, and most importantly, when is it time to make the jump to hire someone full time to manage your organization's money.  

You can connect with Katie on Facebook and LinkedIn or call her at 314-983-1209 or email her at kzahner@bswllc.com

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Wine on One- Social Media and Work-Life Integration

July 11, 2017

Friending volunteers... at mentioning board members on Twitter... LinkingIn with staff... attending networking events three evenings a week... dinner with a colleague from another organization. 

Forget work-life balance, for those of us that live the nonprofit life, work-life integration is where we're trending.    

How do you use your social media presence in a way that promotes your personal brand, enhances your organization, and lets your authentic voice be heard to those who you want to hear it? How much social should be in your networking?  It's a complicated issue, so Marjorie and Natalie grabbed a bottle of wine to figure out some answers. 

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Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready to Play with Teresa Pedigo

June 7, 2017

Are you ready for the big leagues? A coach can help you get there!

Teresa Pedigo is a business accountabliyt partner with AdviCoach. She dropped by to talk to Marjorie and Natalie about why you might need a coach, choosing the right coach for you, the difference between coaches and mentors, and what the ROI for your organization is.  

You can contact Teresa at tpedigo@advicoach.com or 217-433-6809.  You can also find her online on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

 

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Understanding the Executive Director Search Process with Dan Sise

May 9, 2017

Finding an job as an Executive Director or being on a board trying to find a new Executive Director doesn't have to be a mystery! 

Dan Sise from University of Missouri- St. Louis' Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program stopped by to talk about the search, succession planning, whether or not to use a consultant, how to involve the staff and so much more! 

To talk more with Dan, you can contact him at sised@umsl.edu, call him at 314-516-6378 or find him on LinkedIn.

And check out the for credit and noncredit classes available from the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at http://www.umsl.edu/npml/

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Wine on One- A Love Letter to Great Board Presidents

February 22, 2017

What's better a week after Valentines Day and the day after Presidents Day than to write a Valentine to a really great board president?

Natalie and Marjorie pop open a bottle of wine and talk about a very special board president and what makes great board presidents really truly great.  

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7 Steps to Fundraising FREEDOM with Mary Valloni

December 27, 2016

Have you ever wanted to run a fundraising event?  Maybe one that raises $500k in it's first year in a small town?  It's not magic, but it does take work and following the 7 Steps. 

Mary Valloni comes back to the show (our first return guest!) to share her secrets and tell us all about her upcoming book, Fundraising Freedom!

Follow Mary on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maryvalloniconsulting and check out her website at http://www.maryvalloni.com/ to keep up and get more tips and ideas about how to make your next fundraiser or campaign success. And of course, the book launches on January 17, but you can pre-order it right now on Amazon or any other fine retailer of books! 

 

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Wine on One- Gift Giving in the Nonprofit Office

December 13, 2016

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas... and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and so many other holidays! What's the right protocol for giving gifts in the office. Should you give your boss a gift? What about your office BFF? The mean cube dweller in Finance?

Marjorie and Natalie pulled out a big bottle of wine to tackle this often controversial and landmine frought topic.

And yes, please buy us presents... red please.  

 

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The Challenges and Benefits to Working in a Small Shop with David Garris

December 7, 2016

Have you ever heard development advice and automatically thought that it didn't work for you because it came from the mouth of someone whose expertise was in big national nonprofits? Then today's show is for you! David Garris, Foundation Director of The St. Elizabeth's Hospital Foundation has worked in nonprofits big and small and shared with us the challenges and all the benefits that come with being a staff of one or two.  

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Magical Nonprofit Unicorn Vu Le

October 25, 2016

They say never meet your heroes, but we did and we're even more impressed! 

Vu Le is the writer behind Nonprofit with Balls, a nonprofit humor blog taking the sector by storm.  He fights nonprofit inferiority complexes each and everyday as the founder of the Nonprofit Happy Hour and ED Happy Hour Facebook groups. He speaks to and inspires groups nationwide about fakequity, cooperation, and the importance of remembering nonprofits have the most attractive professionals across all sectors.  In his spare time, he runs the organization that he founded, Rainier Valley Corps, which trains emerging leaders of color in the Seattle area.
We sat down with Vu behind the scenes of the Network for Strong Communities' Momentum Conference where we talked about the blog, life in nonprofits, and made Vu pick a side between the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.  
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Managing Change

October 4, 2016

It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  In the spirit of that concept, we know as nonprofit leaders that change is inevitable – and it’s necessary for not only our mission’s survival but also for our success as an organization.  But people fear change.  And the best way to make progress as a leader is to tackle head on what we fear the most.

Why We Don't Like Change from the Huffington Post


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