Wine on One- Love Them or Hate Them… Giving Days

July 26, 2017

Love them or hate them, Giving Days are here to stay.  

Marjorie and Natalie grabbed a big glass of wine to talk about the pros and cons of participating in events like Giving Tuesday and your local Big Give or Giving Day. From ideas on how to succeed and ideas to on how to gracefully bow out if everyone you know is in, we cover it all.  

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Wine on One- Partnering with Businesses to Raise Funds

July 6, 2017

What makes a good nonprofit/corporate partnership? How do you navigate around a company's needs and your nonprofit's needs? How do you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to days a company will give a part of their sales to your mission... and is it even about the money? 

Marjorie and Natalie grab a bottle of wine to discuss the fundraisers that work for some and not for other and dig into what really works for a long term partnership.  

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Wine on One- Office Furniture and the Nonprofit Life

June 20, 2017

When was the last time your nonprofit got new furniture... no, real new furniture, not a hand me down from your spouse's office or a well loved couch covered in animal hair... real new furniture. Should nonprofits spend donated dollars on furniture? Does looking poor help you raise more? What's the right balance. Marjorie and Natalie break it down in today's Wine on One. 

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Nonprofits and Chambers, Making the Most of Your Friendship with Landon Brooks of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2017

What's your relationship with your friendly neighborhood Chamber of Commerce? Landon Brooks from the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is here to talk about how to get out from behind the cheese tray and start effectively networking.  

From after hours events, to leadership programming, to breakfast meetings and more, find out how to maximize your chamber membership so you succeed and make the most of your relationship with your local business community. Plus get Natalie's power secret for networking (hint, volunteer!)

Reach out to Landon at the Greater Belleville Chamber at 618-233-2015 or lbrooks@bellevillechamber.org  

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Debunking the Myth- Whose Responsibility is it to Give Back to the Community with David Sandusky of BEAST Craft BBQ Co.

April 4, 2017

You probably read the article from the Charleston City Paper by Angel Postell entitled Constantly Asking Restaurants to Give Freebies to Charities has Got to Stop.

Owner of BEAST Craft BBQ Co. in Belleville, IL, David Sandusky had to respond to Angel and all other restaurant owners who don't think that giving is part of a smart business plan.  

David shared his strategy and motivation for giving to the community and what nonprofits can do to increase their chances of a gift... but not his recipe for the fry sauce that Marjorie can't get enough of.  

You can show your support for this true community supporter by going to BEAST Craft BBQ Co. at 20 S Belt W, Belleville, IL 62220, going to their website at http://www.beastcraftbbq.com/  or calling 618-257-9000 or checking them out on Facebook

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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: Legit Thanks

November 22, 2016

Right before Thanksgiving, Marjorie and Natalie crack open a bottle of wine and talk about something that drives Marjorie completely nuts... requests for donations pretending to be thank you or holiday cards.  Pros and cons, rights and wrongs, we cover them all in the latest Wine on One.  

 

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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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Making a Case in a Crowded Enviornment with Bret Heinrich

October 18, 2016
A lot of coverage in the media about nonprofits is about just how many organizations are out there vying for the same dollars.  Bret Heinrich, Chief Development Officer at St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System and Immediate Past President for AFP St. Louis stopped by to give advice on how nonprofits can stand out and raise funds in nearly any circumstances.  

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Wine on One: Starting a Nonprofit? Start Here.

September 27, 2016

Starting a nonprofit isn't for the faint of heart! It takes commitment to the mission, business savvy, fundraising expertise and a whole lot more.  Marjorie and Natalie got out the bottle of wine for another Wine on One to tackle this tough topic of how to start a nonprofit with staying power. 

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