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Wine on One: Legit Thanks

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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Through the Ranks- Becoming the Boss after Being a Peer with Katie Rahn

Through the Ranks- Becoming the Boss after Being a Peer with Katie Rahn

November 15, 2016

Imagine this, you’re toiling away at your career, you’re putting in the time, making the sacrifices and it finally happens.  You get the top job!

Suddenly you go from being one of the gang to The Man. You’re learning management and leadership all under the watchful eye of the people who you once went to Happy Hour with. 

Today’s guest, Katie Rahn of the South Side Early Childhood Center has been there and shares her tips for anyone getting ready to take on this tough transition. 

Find Katie's organization at https://www.southside-ecc.org/.  You can contact Katie at krahn@southside-ecc.org/

 

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Wine on One 5- Savoring Your Staff Meetings

Wine on One 5- Savoring Your Staff Meetings

November 8, 2016

Done wrong, a staff meeting can be a colossal waste of time, but done right, staff meetings can optimize operations across the organization.  Natalie and Marjorie sat down with a bottle of wine to dissect the perfect staff meeting in the latest Wine on One. 

Magical Nonprofit Unicorn Vu Le

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

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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Super Supervisors

Super Supervisors

September 20, 2016

Working at a nonprofit isn't unicorns and rainbows everyday! Supervising nonprofit employees takes extra finesse to navigate the world of low pay, varied benefits and all nighters on grant applications.  Marjorie and Natalie share their tips and tricks from their years in the trenches and offer up advice for the new front line supervisor to the seasoned leader.  

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Wine on One-The Art of the Handwritten Thank You

Wine on One-The Art of the Handwritten Thank You

September 15, 2016

Natalie and Marjorie took time for another Wine on One to talk about Natalie's trick for writing more handwritten thank you notes than anyone you know. Learn how she knocks people's socks off with her attitude of gratitude!

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Wine on One- Bursting Out of Burnout

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

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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Doing Donor Recognition Right with JoAnn Foppe

Doing Donor Recognition Right with JoAnn Foppe

July 1, 2016

Multiple Choice Question:

When in the donor cycle is the time to recognize and think about recognizing your donors? 
a. When Prospecting and Researching
b. When Cultivating
c. During Solicitation
d. While Stewarding
e. All of the above

If you answered e, you're absolutely right! JoAnn Foppe from Foppe Visual Communications stopped by to talk about why it is so important to think about and consider donor and recognition from the very start. She shares inspiration on some of the best recognition she's ever seen and creative ideas to make your donors love your organization even more.  

You can find Foppe Communications at http://www.foppevisual.com/, on Facebook, and can call them at 618-654-8600.

Some of the great articles we read on this topic were:

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