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Wine on One- Interviewing at a Nonprofit

Wine on One- Interviewing at a Nonprofit

October 13, 2016

Interviewing can be a stressful experience, but Marjorie and Natalie sat down with a glass of wine to tell you how to get through it stress free!  


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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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Making the First 100 Days on the Job Awesome

Making the First 100 Days on the Job Awesome

August 26, 2016

The first 100 days of an executive director’s job can be crucial. Missteps made by the Executive, the board and the staff can reverberate through the organization and take years to correct. Today we are going to look at some tips to help EDs and Boards navigate those first 100 days.  Spoiler, it's not just the ED's job to make sure it goes well!

Resources

Your First 30 Days as a Nonprofit Executive Director from Joan Garry 

The Nonprofit ED’s First 100 Days from Nonprofit Quarterly 

Top 9 Priorities for Your First Month as a New Executive Director 

Getting a New Executive Director Off to the Right Start From BoardCafe  

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Onboarding and Supporting a New CEO from Bridgespan 

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Helping Nonprofits Cover Their Bases with Jen Vacha

Helping Nonprofits Cover Their Bases with Jen Vacha

August 5, 2016

In the spirit of baseball season, we love to root for our favorite team.  Well today, we are rooting for everyone’s favorite team – our Nonprofit Organizations!  And here as our guest to help make sure all of our NPOs cover their bases is Jen Vacha, Principal at Brown Smith Wallace LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. Jen shares what should be in your nonprofit's Permanent Record and goes into detail about exactly how to recognize your donor's gifts so that they don't run into any problems with the IRS. 

The Role of the Executive Director with Cheryl Compton

The Role of the Executive Director with Cheryl Compton

July 15, 2016

It's the person you count on to lead your organization and build trust in the community. The role of the Executive Director is pivotal to the well being of any nonprofit organization. Cheryl Compton, an Executive Director with over 40 years of experience in the field, is here to share her experiences in the hot seat.  

To contact Cheryl at her organization, Call for Help, call her at 618-397-0968 ext. 123 or email her at ccompton@callforhelpinc.org. 
Here are some of the things we talked about in this episode. 
Nonprofit Communication During Tragedy and Disaster

Nonprofit Communication During Tragedy and Disaster

June 27, 2016

In the wake of the horrific shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Marjorie and Natalie take a look at the role of nonprofits when tragedy strikes, whether made by man or mother nature.  

We talk about what happens to nonprofits who are first responders or on the front lines of things and those tangentially involved. You'll even hear about those not involved but still part of a grieving public can craft the right messages to express their grief and stand with the community.   
You'll hear about who's doing it right and who is doing it wrong and what happens when communities begin to side step nonprofits to give collected funds directly to victims.  
We read a lot for this one! 
The Art of the Ask, Practical Tips for Fundraisers

The Art of the Ask, Practical Tips for Fundraisers

May 20, 2016

At the time your organization has the potential, you as a fundraiser can be the most vulnerable.  

Marjorie and Natalie wade through the feelings and fears to get to the fun of fundraising!

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Take Back Your Time

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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Nonprofitting while Millennial, a Conversation with Liz Smith and Alex Matthews

Nonprofitting while Millennial, a Conversation with Liz Smith and Alex Matthews

April 15, 2016

Millennials, you've heard the rumors... too selfish... too many selfies.  Alex Matthews, a nonprofit graphic designer and social media manager, and Liz Smith, a realtor who spends her time serving on boards, stop by to bust the myths and maybe reaffirm the stereotypes you've heard about them. Alex DID take a selfie to post on Twitter while we were recording after all... 

Say hi to Alex on Twitter @mralexmatthews, buy or sell a house with Liz at Remax, or check out the Trivia Night Liz mentioned for St. Vincent's.