How We Run: Tips and Tales of Non-Profit Success

By Good Ways Inc

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<p>Tips and tales of non-profit success in fundraising, board development, and doing good. Each episode features an interview with a non-profit director about the tactics they use to raise funds and have impact. Hosted by Julie Lacouture (non-profit consultant and founder of Good Ways Inc) and Trent Stamp (founder of Charity Navigator and CEO of the Eisner Foundation).</p>

Episode Date
S2E3 How to Hire Nonprofit Leadership
How do you find a visionary leader? John Brauer from New Horizons and Allison Fuller of Envision Consulting talk to us about recruiting top non-profit management.
Oct 14, 2019
S2E2 Creating a Community of Volunteers
Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture talk about volunteer experience and managing volunteers. Joel Arquillos from 826LA discusses how his organization creates a sense of community with volunteers from recruiting, training, and retaining (and even getting them involved with fundraising!)
Sep 30, 2019
S2E1 How We Run Season 2 Intro
We're back for another season of How We Run. Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are aiming to find stories and advice from non-profits that you can put into action at your own organization.
Sep 23, 2019
S1E7 Grant Writing and Management (w/ Melissa Khamvongsa)
In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about raising money from foundations. Trent shares some of the mistakes non-profits make when applying for funds. Our guest this week is Melissa Khamvongsa, Senior Director of Institutional Giving at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Melissa shares how she builds relationships with funders, works with board members, and how, in applications, she answers the dreaded "sustainability" question.
Dec 12, 2018
S1E6 Building an Online Audience for Your Non-Profit (w/ Kamy Akhavan)
Trent Stamp shares what funders look for on non-profit websites and reveals what worked for him in building an audience for Charity Navigator. The guest this week is Kamy Akhavan, CEO of, who shares his organization's journey from an audience of one to an audience of millions.
Nov 13, 2018
S1E5 Growing a Non-Profit (w/ Diane Brigham)
In this episode Trent and Julie talk about the issues around growing non-profit organizations and what happens when your vision exceeds the available funding. Our guest is Diane Brigham, the Executive Director of Ryman Arts, who talks about the creative tension between deepening services and serving more people.
Nov 05, 2018
S1E4 Managing a Non-Profit Board (w/ Nikky Canter Schulman)
Trent and Julie talk about what make a good board of directors and Trent shares what funders look for in a board. Nikky Canter Schulman, Chief of Staff of City Year Los Angeles shares how she manages a 30 person advisory board by making individual plans.
Oct 23, 2018
S1E3 Starting a Non-Profit (w/ Sonya Passi)
Sonya Passi, Founder and CEO of Free From, shares her journey from having an idea to starting a non-profit organization. Trent Stamp shares why he often counsels people not to start a non-profit.
Oct 16, 2018
S1E2 Non-Event Events (w/ Robert Egger)
Trent and Julie talk about how many fundraising events they've been to. Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and The LA Kitchen shares how his organization's fundraising event Shared Plates lets people stay home. And we get Trent's advice on better ways to build relationships with foundations.
Oct 09, 2018
S1E1 Good Ways To Do Good (w/ Trent Stamp & Nancy Goodhart)
Welcome to How We Run! Trent Stamp tells us about his career in the non-profit industry from working at Teach for America, founding Charity Navigator, and now running the Eisner Foundation. Nancy Goodhart, COO of EngAGE shares how her organization ensures quality across 40+ program sites, and we end with Trent's views on the state of non-profits today.
Oct 02, 2018