Wine on One- Silent Auction Do’s and Don’ts

October 17, 2017

It's silent auction time! Marjorie and Natalie grabbed some wine (a great silent auction item by the way!)

From what to do with items you don't think you can sell, what's an "Own It Now," how big to make your auction, and so much more, we give our opinions about how to make your silent auction awesome! Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and give us yours!


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Wine on One- Working on Extracurriculars

January 24, 2017

How do Chamber events, Lions and Rotary and Kiwanis meetings, AFP and CSPRC meetings and board and committee meetings and committee meetings for your national organization fit into your calendar? Are they work? Are they paid? Are they on your time? Can you have that glass of wine?

Natalie and Marjorie pop a bottle to tackle this balancing act of when work and life start to merge and share their secrets of how they choose. 


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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 and check out her website at 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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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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Wine on One- Bursting Out of Burnout

September 2, 2016

That time Marjorie and Natalie got a bottle of wine... 

In our first Wine on One episode where we tackle questions from our listeners... and ourselves, we talk about how we combat burnout in ourselves and with our staffs.  Marjorie has a two night rule that's definitely a keeper!

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The Value of the Feasibility Study with Ellen Howe

August 23, 2016

Everyone knows that when you are nonprofit organization the magic behind the mission is fundraising.  Simply put, no money no mission.  And fundraising has a three-phase cycle – you are either starting a campaign, in a campaign, or ending a campaign.  Today we have Ellen Howe, Senior Consultant with The Rome Group.  She been involved in the nonprofit sector for 15 years as a consultant, development officer and program director. Ellen joins Marjorie and Natalie to talk about what a feasibility study is and helps you figure out if it's right for your organization.  

Resources on Feasibilty Studies 

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Engaging Alumni and Former Board Members with Jan Misuraca

July 29, 2016
Those who have gone through our programs and schools and have served on our boards can be a nonprofit's greatest resource. However, so often nonprofits just let them fade away.   Jan Misuraca, retired Executive Director of the Parkway Alumni Association, came to talk to Marjorie and Natalie about all the ways that you can engage alumni and former board members to create greater success for your programs.  

Here's some resources if you're interested in getting an alumni association or board alumni group started at your organization:
Q&A: How to Engage Younger Alumni 
Alumni Channel Blog: How to Start/Create an Alumni Association 
Alumni Channel: 14 (New & Updated) Best Practices to Grow Your Alumni Association 
The Hidden Treasure of Former Board Members 
How Does Your Nonprofit Retain Termed-Out Board Members? 

You can connect with Jan by calling her at 314-780-7472.  Find her on LinkedIn and Facebook

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Throw the Greatest Gala with Jason Frazier

July 8, 2016
Galas are a main stay of any development plan, but we’ve all been to one... or 10 thrown badly. Today, we're looking at the logistics of throwing the perfect party that each one of your guests will rave about for years to come.  
And, sometimes we don’t have to go very far to find our experts, this week, Jason Frazier, Development Director of MindsEye (Marjorie's organization) joined us to give his tips about how to throw a great party.  And he knows his stuff. Prior to his years as an event and development specialist, Jason was an event promoter.  

You can connect with Jason on MindsEye's Facebook or Twitter, or on his LinkedIn.

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Take Back Your Time

May 13, 2016

Nonprofitteers wear so many hats, sometimes it's hard to keep them all on at once! Between our regular duties, email, meetings and social meeting, you can just hear your time sucking away.  

Marjorie and Natalie are here to give you concrete tips and tricks to manage all of that and we promise, we aren't taking away your email or Facebook!

Some of the articles we reference this week are: 

Joan Garry on Time Management (Our favorite tip here that didn't make the show is to speak to any living thing that shares your sleeping area before looking at a screen.)
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Fundraising Freedom with Committees with Mary Valloni

April 22, 2016

Do you struggle with getting your fundraising committees going and keeping them active? Mary Valloni is here to talk to us about the Seven Steps to Fundraising FREEDOM method.  We talk about how to recruit new people to get the right people on the committee, picking the right chairperson, getting them to gel and do life together, and keeping the committee moving towards success!  Together, you'll change the world one volunteer and one dollar at a time!

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