Nonprofit Architect Podcast

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The Nonprofit Architect Podcast is the premier 'how-to' podcast designed to build, launch, and improve your nonprofit! We interview nonprofit leaders, business leaders, consultants, and those with special skills in order to give you the actionable steps needed to build stronger nonprofits. Our guests dive into their expertise, pull back the curtain, and give you the actionable steps you've been looking for! We go in-depth into these great topics: Board of Directors How to Build your Board World-Class Events Event Planning Holiday Events Fundraisers How to Start a Nonprofit How to Close a Nonprofit Leadership Six-Figure Fundraising Google Ad Grant Networking LinkedIn Facebook Groups Monthly Recurring Donations Grants Grant Programs How to make your Nonprofit Grant Ready Podcasting Podcasting for a Cause Communication Partnerships Sponsorships Abundance Mindset Virtual Staffing VA Virtual Assistant Mission Creep Compassion Fatigue Self Sabotage Marketing Branding Email Campaigns Policies Procedures Legislative Advocacy Merchant Services Credit Card Processing Ebooks Membership Model Signature Programs Governance Delegation Change Management Contacting Celebrities PTSD Combatting Suicide Veteran Veterans Volunteers How to find Volunteers Business planning Mail Chimp Networking Media Kit Media Appearances Collaboration over Competition Donor Retention How to start your own foundation Non Profit Architect Non-Profit Architect

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Marti MacEwan: Preview
02:05

How do you cure stage fright, pure fear of public speaking, performance, anxiety, and impostor syndrome? Marti MacEwan joins Travis today to share her method of overcoming stage fright.  

The full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 28th

Interested in starting your own podcast? Let us do all the heavy lifting. Learn more at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/

Sep 24, 2021
How to multiply yourself: Johnathan Kraus
51:09

Do you wish you could multiply yourself? In today’s episode, Johnathan Kraus explains how to multiply yourself through delegation and leadership training. He will share the importance of investing in your team and creating confidence in them. How can you motivate your staff to take ownership and initiative?

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} Background on love, never fails international. 

{02:48} Living in India and learning the Hindi language. 

{03:20} How to multiply yourself through delegation and raising up leaders.

{04:46} The first hire  

{07:54} Focus on leadership, investing in your team, investing to get to know them. 

{16:13} Creating a hostile work environment

{20:41} The playbook. 

{26:25} Taking ownership, showing initiative. 

{31:15} What are some things that you write down? 

{37:01} Why you need to build confidence in your staff. 

{41:05} Why you should start small.

{46:34} The need to have someone who could encourage and teach. 

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Many studies show that if you can give a child education in India, you're going to take him farther away from poverty. 

You can't delegate something and then stand over their shoulder and expect them to do it.

Delegation without accountability equals chaos.

Either there was a checklist that you didn't follow, there was a checklist that you did follow that wasn't correct or you tried to do something without a checklist. 

The abundance mindset versus the scarcity mindset. 

You're instilling confidence in them. 

 

 

Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/kraus777

https://www.facebook.com/loveneverfailsindia

jkraus@loveneverfailsindia.com

 

 

 

 Bio: Johnathan Kraus

Jonathan didn’t always walk in the freedom, peace, and joy of living his dream job and calling in life. For many years he lived a drug addicted life. He began using drugs as a teenager which led him to drop out of school at 14, incarcerated at 15, and shot at 3 times by 16. At age 19 God radically saved him and by age 20 he was involved in children's ministry at his Church. Founder and President Dr. Jonathan Kraus is a Rutgers University graduate. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Seminary. He also earned his Ph.D in Counseling from Northwestern Seminary.

ANSWERING THE CALL TO INDIA

A former college professor and grade schoolteacher in USA, Jonathan left the comfort of his life to answer the call of God in 2010. Through much prayer and wise counsel, God challenged Jonathan to start this organization, Love Never Fails International. When God called Jonathan to work with the children of the slums and streets of Mumbai, he knew this was God’s purpose in his life. He counted the cost and stepped out in faith not doubting God would provide. By our founder's little step of obedience trusting in God, LNFI is serving children from coast to coast today in India meeting children's needs physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The vision of this non profit is to rescue, protect, and raise children in India to live a life of purpose, joy, and freedom.

 

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Sep 21, 2021
Jonathan Kraus: Preview
01:44

Do you wish you could multiply yourself? In Next week's episode, Jonathan Kraus will explain how to multiply yourself through delegation and leadership training. He will share the importance of investing in your team and creating confidence in them. How can you motivate your staff to take ownership and initiative?

The full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 21st 

Interested in starting your own podcast? Let us do all the heavy lifting. Learn more at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/

Sep 17, 2021
How to use Unused Hotel Rooms as Fundraisers with John Renken
25:47

How can you give away products that are unused by other people and actually ask for a donation at the same time? Travis talks with John Renken, who discovered an adventure in the travel industry. Helping people travel, while raising money for charity. 

John is a former United States Army Ranger, former professional MMA fighter, the founder of several churches, and he is also a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of leadership and sales. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:58} Introduction of Guest

{02:53} Having an invitation to act 

{10:00} When you’re not running a nonprofit or employed by the nonprofit. 

{13:18} How to connect people with the mission in a way that sense to them

{17:32} The steps you need to take to get involved  

{23:11} New cool things coming down the line



Remarkable quotes: 

This is your invitation to take action because knowing is only half the battle. 

I just did what we always do in the army, which was I just did some black backward planning. 

It's not just value for the organization, it's value for the donor as well. 

The Super basic bare-bones way to really host an event and get some money flowing in. 

Sales isn't a dirty word. 

If it's the same environment It's not stimulating, it's not engaging the dog will lose interest, get bored, and you're not going to get the wins, meaning the opportunity to reward the animal for doing the thing you want. 



Resources: 

https://linktr.ee/TacticalTraveler 

www.johnrenken.com/hello 

https://www.facebook.com/JohnRenkenTacticalTraveler 

https://www.instagram.com/tacticaltravler/ 

https://twitter.com/Tacticaltravler 

https://www.youtube.com/c/TacticalTraveler 




 Bio: John Renken

Over the past several decades, John Renken has fought for what he believes in and for he wants in all aspects of his life.  John is a former United States Army Ranger, former professional MMA fighter, the founder of several churches, and he is also a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of leadership and sales. 

 

A self-proclaimed “scrapper” since childhood, John has always faced life’s greatest challenges with passion and a desire to continually evolve as a leader. John has always been inspired by physical challenges and a strong competitive spirit, which first started at age 15.  This is when he began training in Martial Arts where he would later compete in 70 professional fights.  

 

John growing up was not a Christian. In his teenage years he was introduced to witchcraft and eventually moved into Satanism. While in the Army John was introduced to Christianity by his squad leader and gave his life to Christ 2 days before leaving for Ranger School. In 1995 John made the decision to leave the Army and pursue a call to preaching. He graduated from Bible College in 2000 and he moved to Ft. Campbell, KY where he planted a church. 

 

With over 60 pro fights in the early days of MMA John was a pioneer in Mixed Martial Arts. He won 6 World Titles, was voted the King of Leg Locks, and had the KO of the Year in the world in 2008. John was inducted into the MMA Hall of Fame. It was this background that allowed John to begin training Special Forces. 

 

 

 

More recently, John found a new adventure in the travel industry. It has been the perfect mission for his talents and abilities that have made John successful so far.  Through all his adventures, John has been a “Tactical Traveler”; you will not find anyone better suited to lead you on your next personal vacation or business adventure that provides more time, more freedom and more of life's special moments. 

 

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” -John Renken 

 

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Sep 14, 2021
John Renken: Preview
04:34

How can you give away products that are unused by other people and actually ask for a donation at the same time? 

John Renken discovered adventure in the travel industry. He helps people save thousands on travel while raising money for charity.

John is a former United States, Army Ranger, former professional MMA fighter, the founder of several churches, and he is also a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record of leadership and sales.

Full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 14th

Interested in starting your own podcast? Let us do all the heavy lifting. Learn more at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/

Sep 10, 2021
Steve Sims: How to put on a world class event
48:04

Ever wanted to take a trip to see the Titanic resting on the seabed or have a private dinner at a museum in Florence with Andrea Bocelli serenading you? Steve Sims has created these world-class events, a SpeakEasy coaching experience, and more! Discover what Steve says are essential elements to any event, how to keep the crowds engaged, and how to deliver true impact during fundraising events. These tips will have people begging to come to your next event.

 

Want to know how to create, launch, and monetize your own podcast? Check out our Ultimate Podcast Guide at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/



Conversation Highlights: 

{00:57} Introduction of guest

{06:46} The world of publishing. 

{12:46} How can nonprofits do that better? What's the difference between a nonprofit and a for-profit event? 

{24:03} When you have fun you can see the difference. 

{25:11} Comparing Nonprofits with the Speakeasy. 

{29:31} Figure out what it is the people attending want, and then give them what they want. 

{32:59} why we need to get better at communicating. 

{45:25} Which experience had the most impact on you personally?

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

I went on a journey to ask people why they were successful, and I was not.

I didn't want to work for poor people because they don't pay for things. 

I just wanted to know what made successful people tick. 

If you want to have a chance to build what you want to do, you've got to be able to design what you want. 

You want to get as much money and payout as little in doing the event. That's your selfish goal. 

And I'm not saying I don't care about your cause. But I am going to say that it is not my focus on this event. 

Because let's be serious, there's nothing looser than a credit card coming from a happy person

Move with purpose. Don't do anything by accident, so I wanted to have an event that just had top-notch people. 

 

Resources: 

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims

IG: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdsims/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsims



 Bio: Steve Sims

Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the seabed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now

Quoted as “The Real-Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best-selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups, and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

 

Want to know how to create, launch, and monetize your own podcast? Check out our Ultimate Podcast Guide at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/

 

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Sep 07, 2021
Steve Sims: Preview
03:39

Ever wanted to take a trip to see the Titanic resting on the seabed or have a private dinner at a museum in Florence with Andrea Bocelli serenading you? Steve Sims has created these world-class events, a SpeakEasy coaching experience, and more! Discover what Steve says are essential elements to any event, how to keep the crowds engaged, and how to deliver true impact during fundraising events. These tips will have people begging to come to your next event.

Enjoy this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Steve Sims. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday,  September 7th

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 

Want to know how to create, launch, and monetize your own podcast? Check out our Ultimate Podcast Guide at https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/

Sep 03, 2021
Juri Love: How to Close Your Nonprofit
44:45

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Juri Love, author, actor, motivational speaker, and single mother of two. Juri talks about what no nonprofit wants to talk about. Closing a nonprofit. When is it time to close the nonprofit? What is the process like? How do you move on after closing the nonprofit? I hope you enjoy this conversation with Juri Love.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:30} Introduction of Juni Love

{12:10} How to keep your spirits up as you're working through challenges 

{17:49} When you must shut down a nonprofit.  

{21:20} Moving on after healing from the trauma of closing a nonprofit

{22:50} Can a diverse lifestyle prevent you from being successful in one venture. 

{25:40} Finding your priorities as a mom  

{29:38} Working with high school and college students with internships.

{38:44} Putting systems in place so the work goes on if you leave.  

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

Start with rescues in high crime areas where you can be an intervention for the kids to not go to jail. 

It's so easy in non-profit work to get bogged down by all the things that need to be done to run the program, let alone delivering the services that you want to do.

It's important to set boundaries.

When you start a nonprofit, people get very excited; nobody tells you how to stop.

There are no good answers and that helped me to become a great journalist. 

 

 

 

 

Resources: 

IG @juripanda

Facebook.com/juripanda

jurilove.com

 

 

 Bio: Juri Love

Juri Love is a musician, model, SAG-AFTRA actor, author, a survivor of sexual abuse and homelessness, motivational speaker, journalist, Rotarian, Film/TV Producer/composer, and single mother of two.

Originally from Japan, Juri is a recipient of "Heroes Among Us" from the NBA Boston Celtics, Volunteerism award from The New England Patriots for her effort of teaching music to juvenile offenders through non-profit "Genuine Voices" she founded and worked as a president for 12 years.

She is also a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International and scholarship recipient from Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated.

Her book "A Gift from Adversity ~Overcoming sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, and homelessness~" became Amazon's #1 New Release in three categories in 2020.

Her inspiring life story has been featured in many media including the Japanese reality show and was viewed by 7.5 million people.

Juri and her son Jaden, 10, will appear on a Netflix feature film later in 2021 alongside Hollywood A-list stars.

 

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Aug 31, 2021
Juri Love: Preview
01:52

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Juri Love, author, actor, motivational speaker, and single mother of two. Juri talks about what no nonprofit wants to talk about. Closing a nonprofit. When is it time to close the nonprofit? What is the process like? How do you move on after closing the nonprofit? I hope you enjoy this conversation with Juri Love.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, August 31st, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Aug 27, 2021
Ryan Matthews: What can non-profits learn from a world-class dog trainer?
55:29

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with K-9 Mentalist, Ryan Matthews.

Dogs are such wonderful creatures, and there is so much we can learn from them! Ryan has combined his military K-9 handling experience and proven dog training methods to successfully transform the behavior of more than 3,000 dogs. By using his K-9 Mentalist Methods during dog training, Ryan earned nearly $1,000,000 in under three years. As a celebrity dog trainer, Ryan has been featured in TEDx talks, books, reality TV guest spots, and public appearances. Ryan has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life of dogs and their owners.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:22} Introduction of Ryan Matthews

{02:21} What does it look like to train a dog?

{05:26} What we can learn from motivating dogs when we are motivating people.

{12:27} Retention with our volunteers

{15:33} Take a step back and see the bigger picture

{19:27} Expanding your network

{21:46} When you don’t have the processes down the way you need them to be.

{28:40} When you teach others you are empowered with confidence.

{37:41} Healthy boundaries, in leadership.

{41:10} How to delegate.

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Every time you see them, you can't help but get excited.

I was shut off from my heart and I couldn't connect with human beings. And it wasn't until I began to open my heart to dogs that I began to tap into my feelings. 

And then what are we doing to maintain retention? To keep people coming back?  I think that that has to do with communication. 

A military working dog is a breed that is like an athlete and extremely intelligent and that animal really wants to work. 

What questions they need answering, empower them to come back with their own solutions. 

If it's the same environment It's not stimulating, it's not engaging the dog will lose interest, get bored, and you're not going to get the wins, meaning an opportunity to reward the animal for doing the thing you want. 

 

 

Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/IamRyanMatthews

https://www.instagram.com/worldofdogtraining

https://www.worldofdogtraining.com/

 

 

 

 Bio: Ryan Matthews

World of Dog Training is a heart-centered, results-driven company focused on ensuring you and your dog walk away without being tied to a leash! We want to see you wagging your tail with excitement, confident in your ability to understand your pup so you can effectively communicate and enjoy each other to the fullest.

We make GOOD dogs, GREAT!!

No more chasing Fido out of the house after he’s peed on the carpet… again! It’s time to teach your “good boy” how to be GREAT, something we’ve mastered at WODT – and something that you can master too!

Our in-depth training is perfect for all dogs, all breeds, all ages – and all owners! We pride ourselves on educating dog lovers on canine language and effective training. Our approach to training continues to evolve. We offer 1-on-1, in-person lessons around the globe (yep, Ryan is committed to your and your K9 and will travel anywhere in the world to see you both succeed!), a growing library of e-courses, and dog training books written by our Head Trainer and Founder, Ryan Matthews.

We are veteran-owned and operated. Our Head Trainer, Ryan Matthews, has been training dogs since 2002. He began his career in dog training with training and handling elite Military Working Dogs (MWDs). While in the Army, he performed bite protection training, bomb threat sweeps, secret service missions, and combat deployment to Iraq (with his MWD, Zito) where he worked with Special Forces and Infantry units.

WODT has trained over 3,000 dogs with incredible transformations. We pride ourselves on creating customized training programs to best support you and your dog. Ryan has great success getting most dogs off-leash within 3-4 1-on-1 in-person lessons for your peace of mind and freedom for your four-legged friend!

Upon the completion of our program, you will not just be a dog owner, you will be a successful and confident dog handler. Trust us when we say, the difference truly is priceless! Not only will your pup be obedient off leash (even with distractions), you will be able to incorporate your dog into your lifestyle – hiking, enjoying time at your favorite café, even working at the office. And the real kicker? We will clear up common misconceptions about dog behavior by teaching you dog psychology.

When you follow our carefully crafted system for success, we guarantee results.

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

 

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Listen to these other great podcasts from Veterans. https://nonprofitarchitect.org/veteran-podcast-network/

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Aug 24, 2021
Ryan Matthews: Preview
03:02

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Ryan Matthews.

Travis and Ryan talk about what we can learn from motivating dogs when we are motivating people. 

You will enjoy this conversation with Ryan Matthews. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, August 24th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Aug 20, 2021
Dee Dee Kiesow: Six-Figure fundraising framework.
52:35

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Dee Dee Kiesow.  Dee Dee is an internationally recognized, award-winning fundraising strategist, trainer, mentor. Travis and Dee Dee talk about finding the perfect donor and helping that donor feel like part of the team.  Dee Dee has been successful at finding great donors and raising money. You will enjoy our conversation with Dee Dee.

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:01} introduction of guest.

{02:25} What is six-figure fundraising?

{05:28} Can you imagine having major donors call you and say, hey Dee Dee, how can I help? 

{09:30} Being so much bigger than a call center.

{13:12} What does it look like to be a perspective doner?

{17:25} Are there doners you want to avoid?

{20:15} The difference between getting people at an event and getting the right people at an event. 

{25:53} Getting donors when the world is in lockdown. 

{28:53} What's the transformation taking place, and how are you doing that? 

{34:20} Don't chase people, invite people who want to joyfully transform and also have happy donors. 

{42:20} The importance of gratitude.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

The six Figure fundraising formula… it's magic. 

It means getting rid of your tin cup and stop begging for money and chasing money. 

I'm asking, inviting enrolling people with a joyful ask and allowing them to be a part.

If you are just trying to fundraise to keep the doors open, that's not a joyful outcome for your donors. 

The last thing you want in the room is that drunken distractor. 

So not only did we reduce the crowd to 300 people, we reduced the cost exorbitantly right, massive reduction in cost, and the next event. In the end, we had $320,000 raised. 

 

Resources: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dee-dee-kiesow-bas-06467734/

www.sixfigurefundraising.com

 

 Bio: Dee Dee Kiesow

 Dee Dee Kiesow is an Internationally recognized, award-winning fundraising strategist, trainer, mentor.

She is a philanthropic force who raises tens of millions of dollars annually with her non-profit clients. Her 30 years of experience working in non-profit organizations, is how her branded Six-Figure Fundraising Formulas came to be.

Her mission is to empower while teaching and mentoring professionals who serve to raise six figures without asking for a dime.

Dee Dee Kiesow brings her practical experience from hundreds of situations to transform your bottom line, raise funds with a servant's heart, and invite gifts in the spirit of philanthropic joy.

 

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 Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

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Aug 17, 2021
Dee Dee Kiesow: Preview
02:14

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Dee Dee Kiesow.

Dee Dee is an internationally recognized, award-winning fundraising strategist, trainer, mentor. Travis and Dee Dee talk about finding the perfect donor and helping that donor feel like part of the team.  Dee Dee has been successful at finding great donors and raising money. 

You will enjoy this conversation with Dee Dee Kiesow. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, August 17th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Aug 13, 2021
Mark Bowers: How to know if You’re making an Impact
59:48

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Mark Bowers.  Mark has run a consulting business called Lighthouse One.  Mark and Travis talk about the importance of mission statements, identifying people to partner with, and knowing if you are making a difference.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

 

{01:20} Introduction of guest

{08:20} Importance of knowing your mission statement. 

{14:36} How a mission statement helps you identify people to help or partner with.

{22:15} The importance of having quantitative numbers and stories of people you have helped.

{28:22} How to know if your mission is memorable

{[31:30} Your mission statement is an invitation to carry on the conversation.

{35:30} How do you know that what you're doing is making a difference?

{48:04} Using physics to understand your mission.

{56:07} What if you do not enjoy the idea of measuring success.

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

After 30 years in the adult workforce, all of a sudden, all that stuff I grew up with just came back to me.

What makes you stand out to sponsors? What makes you stand out to potential volunteers? 

We've elevated the individual. How does that in turn, elevate the community

When I meet somebody and we have that quick conversation, the next time I see them or am in contact with them is to ask them what they think of the organization.

Built into that perfect little mission state purple purpose statement is that invitation to learn more

 

 

Resources: 

 

mark.bowers@lighthouse-one.com.

https://www.facebook.com/LighthouseOne.Impact/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/1markdbowers/

https://twitter.com/markdbowers

https://lighthouse-one.com/

 

 

 Bio: Matt Browers

 

Mark Bowers helps mission-focused organizations do more good. His consulting business Lighthouse One is built on a foundation of 20 years of US Navy service and another 10 years delivering professional management consulting services to the federal government. He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982, and his master’s degree in Information Systems from the Navy Postgraduate School in 1989.

After departing the corporate workforce, Mark established Lighthouse One to leverage his skills in strategic planning, coaching, and systematic performance improvement for the benefit of leaders eager to convert good intentions into great results for the communities they serve. His passion is to help leaders of mission-driven organizations make a distinctive and sustainable impact. His seminars, workshops, and consulting services emphasize measuring what matters—particularly the intangible “how we work” elements that define organizational culture.

Mark also serves his community as the founder and Executive Director of the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads (PDCHR), an educational platform for the leaders of membership associations. He is a volunteer leader with the International Society for Performance Improvement. Mark has also served on the Board of Directors for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council (SDVOSB-C), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Hampton Roads, and the Project Management Institute Hampton Roads Chapter. Mark is an experienced career coach, a trained facilitator, and has been a volunteer caseworker for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. He can be reached at

 

 

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Aug 10, 2021
Mark Bowers: Preview
02:09

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Mark Bowers.

Mark has run a consulting business called Lighthouse One.  Mark and Travis talk about the importance of mission statements, identifying people to partner with, and knowing if you are making a difference.

You will enjoy this conversation with Mark Bowers. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, August 10th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

 

Aug 06, 2021
Matt Scherer: Three Simple Things to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pop
40:08

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Matt Scherer.  LinkedIn is an important tool that can help us grow our connection database.  There are very specific things you can do today to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:50} Introduction of Guest 

{05:11} Why you need to know your purpose for being on LinkedIn 

{08:56} The importance of a professional headshot.  

{16:43} Designing your profile   

{20:49} How to choose creative words that will tell your story. 

{22:10} Responding to Birthdays Matter!  

{31:12} Design your dream job, and then find it.  

 

Remarkable quotes: 

I was always looking for the opportunity to help people communicate great ideas.  

What is your purpose for being on LinkedIn 

Number one, Have a great profile picture 

The banner behind that profile photo is like a billboard. 

Use something creative.  

Tell your story  

Basic thing is to get the profile in place and get it functional and working 

 

 

Resources: 

 

 

Bio: Matt Scherer 

 

Matt Scherer has been helping thousands of veterans update and tell their stories through LinkedIn. He also works with business and nonprofit executives on how to tell their stories on LinkedIn. 

   

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Aug 03, 2021
Matt Scherer: Preview
02:02

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Matt Scherer. LinkedIn is an important tool that can help us grow our connection database.  There are very specific things you can do today to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.

You will enjoy this conversation with Matt Scherer. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jul 30, 2021
Catherine Ashton: Three Pillars for Growing your Grant Program
34:49

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Catherine Ashton.  Catherine tells us the three pillars to grow your grant program. She explains the importance of language choices, getting organized, and where to find the money. Catherine is passionate about helping nonprofits raise money. You will enjoy these conversations with Catherine. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:48} Introduction of guest and The Giant Squid Group 

{02:16} What you need to know before you write your first grant

{09:56} Pillar One: Have the best grant language  

{13:35} How to write your story in the grant proposal  

{16:28} Pillar number two:  Get organized. 

{20:34} Take care of your reputation: Do not burn bridges, meet deadlines, etc. 

{22:45} Pillar number three: Find the right grant opportunities. 

{27:11} What you can do with the money you receive from a grant.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

No one starts a non-profit because they love fundraising.

I do not need it when I have the money to qualify for their grant. I need it before I have the money to qualify for the grant. 

I try to write it for my third-grade neighbor, how do I explain it to my third-grade neighbor? 

If you got the newbie out there reading your grant application and he does not know the words that you are using, you have lost. It is an automatic no.

If you look at any sort of grant template online and they were boring, quite frankly.

People that are chronically late… It is not that you are late it's that you've told me that you don't care about me. 

Resources: 

catherine@giantsquidgroup.com 

giantsquidgroup.com 

facebook.com/giantsquidgroup 

twitter.com/giantsquidgroup 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinebashton/ 

 Bio: Catherine Ashton

Catherine Ashton is on a mission to change the way nonprofits raise money. As the founder of Giant Squid Group, Catherine works with start-up and small nonprofits in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL to land donors, win grants, and fund their works. With her coaching and support, her clients raise millions of dollars each year and have an incredible impact on their communities. 

Catherine is an experienced nonprofit leader with a dynamic background in fundraising and management. She has served as staff member, board member, coach, and facilitator and has a unique ability to help nonprofits tie together program impact, fundraising, and agency capacity. She is a sought-after coach, speaker, and strategist both locally and nationally, and specializes in helping organizations marry best practices and mission-aligned innovation to drive systems-level change. 

Catherine is an alumna of Kalamazoo College and a member of the Leadership Austin class of 2020. She is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and equity in the nonprofit sector and is involved in the Association of Fundraising Professionals IDEA committee, the Texas Community-Centric Fundraising group, the Young Women’s Alliance, and the Answer The Call Community. Catherine also serves on the Board of Directors for the Austin Diaper Bank, as well as local and national advisory boards. 

Catherine is an audiobook enthusiast, jigsaw puzzle aficionado, and home-cooking fiend. In her “outside of nonprofit work” life, Catherine spends time with her daughter, husband, lazy rescue pitbull Latke, and rescue cat, Artemis. 

 

At Giant Squid Group, we believe that even the smallest nonprofit can change the world. That’s why we help start-up and small nonprofit leaders become effective, confident fundraisers. Whether you want to land your first donor, launch a winning grants program, or grow your board of directors, Giant Squid Group will teach you how to raise the money you need, and provide you resources, support, and community along the way. 
 
We’ve helped dozens of nonprofits escape the feast or famine of haphazard fundraising so they can generate consistent revenue to support their mission. And now it’s your turn. 

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Jul 27, 2021
Catherine Ashton: Preview
02:49

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Catherine Ashton.  Catherine tells us the three pillars to grow your grant program. She explains the importance of language choices, getting organized, and where to find the money. Catherine is passionate about helping nonprofits raise money. You will enjoy these conversations with Catherine. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, July 27th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
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Jul 23, 2021
Sarah Olivieri: The Impact Method
58:21

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Sarah Olivieri.  Sarah Created the Impact Method, a framework that helps non-profits simplify their operations. Sarah and Travis talk about the process of improvement, the need to hear from the people on the ground, and why It is O.K. to pay your staff. 

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:35} Introduction of our guest

{02:39} Explanation of the Impact Method

{05:03} The Process of Improvement

{09:54} The analogy of a sailboat racer 

{12:10} Get your people to the point where they are coming with solutions instead of problems

{20:19} How to make sure you are not strangling the growth of your organization

{24:30} It is O.K. to pay yourself and others for the talents they bring to the table

{28:12} How to be sustainable 

{30:47} There are no unsolvable problems

{32:04} The charitable experiments that showed people on the ground have the solutions

{41:54} Solutions that are relatable, reliable, easy to implement

{51:43} Finding the better, easier way to accomplish your goals

 

Remarkable quotes: 

It is a living breathing thing that everybody who is running the organization is involved with. 

Your essentially looking for trouble, we want to find it before it comes and finds you. 

You need to be clear on who you are as an organization.

If you cannot get by on 90% of your income than 120% of your income won’t make a difference.

You must refill your cup. You must put on your own mask first.

Regulations and loopholes and weird things that happen because policymakers, not people on the ground, are setting the constraints for who gets money.

The people in the non-profit who are doing the workday today need to be the ones who are determining strategic direction.

If you're not including people that are boots on the ground or the direct care workers, you're missing the opportunity to get a solution.

We have a structured process of how to set goals.



Resources: 

sarah@pivotground.com

www.pivotground.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-olivieri/

https://www.facebook.com/sarahfolivieri/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxB2J-XcixGeGaZvcu_cVxA




 Bio: Sarah Olivieri

 

Sarah Olivieri is a non-profit business strategist, #1 International Best-Selling author, and former Executive Director. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and online trainings and has been a featured expert on more than 50 podcasts. Sarah is the creator of the Impact Method™ - a framework that helps non-profits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures and holds a master's degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Sarah has over 15 years of non-profit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

As the founder and heart behind Pivot Ground, Sarah helps non-profits make a big impact with relative ease.





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Jul 20, 2021
Sarah Olivieri: Preview
02:19

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Sarah Olivieri.  Sarah Created the Impact Method, a framework that helps non-profits simplify their operations. Sarah and Travis talk about the process of improvement, the need to hear from the people on the ground, and why It is O.K. to pay your staff. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, July 20th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jul 16, 2021
Mark Pfister: How to Build your Board
01:02:20

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Mark Pfister.  His popular book, 'Across The Board: The Modern Architecture Behind an Effective Board of Directors,’ an Amazon best-seller with circulation in over 70 countries, has influenced a whole new generation of Board Directors.

Travis and Mark talk about setting up a Board, finding the perfect Board Members, and structuring a Board that will be successful.

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:48} About Mark Pfister.

{02:47} Background on Mark’s Board and what it looks like.

{06:48} The size and structure of a modern Board without wasting bureaucracy.

{12:05} Being a Chief Executive Officer, and what Mark’s organization looks like.

{17:34} When you have top-level guys, especially on boards, working on something they have no business spending time on? 

{25:02} Being challenged to ask uncomfortable questions, not being compliant.  

{28:24} What happens when you are stuck with a sudden emergency that knocks you off your feet.

{31:19} Be open to feedback. Once you have your mission have you checked your impact on the community? Are you meeting your goal? Do you have goals?

{35:15} How do you structure awards intentionally, and make sure you are starting your board or recreating your board with the success that you want to have sure? 

{40:58} Why having a marketing expert on the board is essential.

{42:03} Where do you find the perfect board members?

{46:49} Planning for the future and picking board members that will spread your message.

{49:42} Why Mark has worked on over 800 Boards.

{55:18} Advice for Board of Directors, preparing for the eventual changing of the guard.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

90 plus percent of their problems or inefficiencies are due to the fact they were not structured properly from the beginning. 

You must know where you came from to know where you are going. 

I think this is one of the biggest misses right now that a board is viewed as a hindrance.

20% of the time, as a CEO or Executive Director, I'm going to now put on a different hat and I'm going to ask questions 80% of the time and give my opinion or my input 20% of the time.

The maturity of that decision-maker's ability to allow for discourse, but not take it as an example as a personal attack on them.

A board director is not going to be comfortable going out and representing a program, that is not as impactful as it should be. 

Three components create the depth of the board.  The vertical component creates your expertise Influence. The horizontal component is your planes of congruence that create your character and then your coverage and balance create the depth of the board. If you can get those three areas balanced in some way, these boards are unstoppable. 

 

 

Resources: 

Mark@PfisterStrategy.com

 

 

 Bio: Mark A. Pfister

 

With a strong focus in Strategy, Governance, and Technology / Cybersecurity, Mark A. Pfister is CEO & Chief Board Consultant of M. A. Pfister Strategy Group, an executive advisory firm that serves as a strategic advisory council for executives and Boards in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. He is also Chairman & CEO of Integral Board Group, a specialized Board services and consulting company.

 

 Mr. Pfister is a 'Board Macro-Influencer' and his success has been repeated across a wide range of business situations and environments. He prides himself on being a coach and mentor to senior executives and directors.

 

 In Board Director circles, Mr. Pfister has earned the nickname 'The Board Architect.’ The overarching theme throughout his career has been his aptitude in leadership positions, passionate focus on people, unique governance models, and ability to create value for stakeholders through innovative business strategies and operational excellence.

 

 Michael Lorelli, Executive Chairman of Rita’s Franchise Company, has said, “Mark’s unusual combination of excelling at a macro and micro grasp of business, genuine interest in Governance, and ability to coach and mentor a Management Team make him a terrific Independent Director.” Mr. Pfister is a certified project management professional and frequently serves as an expert Project Executive, consulting on global projects in their initiation and operational phases, as well as programs requiring remedial focus to bring them back on track. He has deep knowledge and experience in Board design & operations, strategic planning, business transformation, technology implementations, decisioning processes, continuing education programs, executive coaching, and governance models.

 

 Previously, Mr. Pfister was CEO of Pro4ia, Inc., an international consulting and professional services company specializing in a wide range of technology solutions utilizing formal Project Management as a proven and repeatable delivery method. With a Fortune 50 client list, Pro4ia was Citibank's Nominee for Crain’s Magazine 'Entrepreneurship of the Year' Award in 2005. He simultaneously served as CEO of Onit, Inc., a national sourcing company specializing in placements for all levels of technology skill sets.

 

Mr. Pfister was also the National Program Office Leader for American Express leading some of the largest technology transformation initiatives in the company’s history. He served as a Licensed Engineering Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, holds a B.S. from the State University of New York Maritime College in Facilities Engineering, and completed Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program for Board Directors.

 

Mr. Pfister is the creator of the ‘Board as a Service’ (BaaS) engagement model, an industry he is credited with inventing. He is a Master Speaker and conducts national speaking tours, lectures, and seminars focused on effective leadership, strategy, Board architecture, becoming an exceptional Board Director candidate, professional project/program management, and entrepreneurship.

 

 His popular book, 'Across The Board: The Modern Architecture Behind an Effective Board of Directors,’ an Amazon best-seller with circulation in over 70 countries, has influenced a whole new generation of Board Directors.

 

 Mr. Pfister is a proficient Board Director and CEO with experience across multiple industry verticals. He is typically the Chair, or a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Governance Committee, Technology & Cybersecurity Committee, and Nominating Committee. Mr. Pfister’s experience as a renowned Board Consultant, having guided and coached hundreds of Boards, Board Committees, and Board Members, additionally offers up unique and informed viewpoints to the companies he serves.

 

 He holds an Executive Masters Professional Board Certification through the American College of Corporate Directors (ACCD), is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI), holds a Global ESG Certification through Competent Boards, and holds a Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional Board Certification (CCIP) through the McAfee Institute.  

 

 

 

 

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Jul 13, 2021
Mark Pfister: Preview
02:35

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Mark Pfister.  His popular book, 'Across The Board: The Modern Architecture Behind an Effective Board of Directors,’ an Amazon best-seller with circulation in over 70 countries, has influenced a whole new generation of Board Directors.

Travis and Mark talk about setting up a board, finding the perfect Board Members, and structuring a board that will be successful.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, July 13th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jul 09, 2021
Asha Curran GivingTuesday: What Good Can I Do Today?
31:37

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Asha Curran the CEO of GivingTuesday, and co-founder of the global generosity movement. Asha tells the story of how she started Giving Tuesday, and how it has become an international movement. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations, and tips to make your GivingTuesday a success. 

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} How giving Tuesday started. 

{05:02} Tool kits available for Giving Tuesday. 

{07:28} Behind the scenes at Giving Tuesday.

{09:18} How startups and nonprofits can maximize their impact through Giving Tuesday.

{13:42} Key ingredients that turn a project into a movement.

{16:14} Idea of Co-ownership and the shared mission idea. 

{29:10} The pay it forward model.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

It's really like everybody is in on the action of GivingTuesday at this point.

 It is an extraordinary amount of money, especially given those are largely grassroots givers.

Facebook has been a partner for GivingTuesday for years now, they have done a $7 million match for several years.

It is not a movement until it moves without you.

People do much better with GivingTuesday when they come to it with lots of enthusiasm and energy for the idea.



Resources: 

madelaine@givingtuesday.org 

@givingtuesday on IG, FB and Twitter 

@RadioFreeAsha on Twitter 

 

 Bio: Asha Curran

 

GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. 

Our global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life. 

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give. 

 

 

Asha Curran is CEO of GivingTuesday and co-founder of the global generosity movement. She was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, where GivingTuesday was founded. Asha serves as Chair of the board of directors of Guardian.org, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil discourse and issues-driven journalism at The Guardian and elsewhere; and on the board of directors of the Scout Film Festival, which amplifies the work of teen filmmakers. She is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab within the Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. She was named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top Fifty Power and Influence list in 2019. 

 

  

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Jul 06, 2021
Asha Curran: Preview
55

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Asha Curran from GivingTuesday

 Asha tells the story of how she started Giving Tuesday, and how it has become an international movement. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations, and tips to make your Giving Tuesday a success. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, July 13th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jul 02, 2021
Wes and Debora Jones: Podcasting for Your Cause
58:08

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Wes and Debora from The Multipurpose Room Podcast about using podcasting to promote your non-profit. Podcasting is the best way to get your message heard by today’s audience.  Wes and Debora talk about finding topics that matter to your audience, using social media, the length of your podcast and so much more.

If you are already a podcaster, Wes, and Debora give some tips on how to improve your podcast.  To find these tips listen to today’s episode.

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{02:37} Behind the scenes with the Multipurpose room podcast.

{03:55} Choosing topics that matter to your audience. 

{06:21} Why Podcasting is the most convenient way for your audience to receive your message. 

{08:16} Picking a time length for your podcast episode.

{14:09} Being part of the podcast community.

{15:32} Give your guest and listener the most engaging way to hear the clip or full.

{17:11} How to get your audience to rate and review the show.

{20:11} Using social media, Tick-tock, Instagram, reels, etc...

{25:45} Why you need a great summary at the end of your episode. It is a WOW factor.

{32:19} Pulling value points from the conversation. Making sure your guest looks good and is comfortable.

{35:32} The pre-call is essential. 

{39:04} How to find the right guests.

{46:17} Getting ads for your podcast.  $18.00 per 1000 downloads on a 15-second intro spot or 25. 

{52:26} The importance of staying committed.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Whether it is social or direct outreach, podcasting made a lot of sense.

The great thing about a podcast is you can also fast forward to the part you're interested in.

 No matter what your style, your preferred length is, there is an audience that you are going to be able to reach based on their needs and what they are looking for.

I went through 60 audiobooks, in 2019. Just commuting back and forth to work and listening.

 Preparation is critical. People undervalue preparation sometimes, but when you are bringing on a guest, I always like to tell the guest what we are trying to get out of the episode.

What is your kind of call to action at the end of your episodes?

One of the most creative things I have seen for an intro was pulling clips from a few episodes talking about the host or what that looks like and then splicing those together. 

Try and stay connected with our audience and do things that matter to them at those given times.

 

 

Resources: 

djones@k12clothing.com

www.k12clothing.com

www.facebook.com/k12clothing

www.instagram.com/k12clothing

podcast: themultipurposeroom.school

 

 Bio: Wes and Debora

 

Wes

Wesley is a PTA dad, entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran, host of the Multipurpose Room podcast, and owner of a K-12 Clothing, a school apparel supply company. Prior to K-12, Wesley worked in higher education managing graduate degree programs and building business partnerships for the University.

After sitting in a PTA meeting, Wesley realized that schools all over the country were going through similar challenges of managing spirit wear, school uniforms, and fundraising. In 2016, he launched K-12 Clothing as a direct-to-customer solution to make the process of managing school apparel easy for schools year after year. Wes also co-hosts the Multipurpose Room podcast - a show focused on practical tips for school leaders. When not hanging out or traveling with his family, Wes can be found under the hood of his ‘66 Mustang or tinkering with his recording studio set up.

Debora

Debora is a PTA mom of two, a lawyer turned business executive and a podcaster excited about helping educational organizations achieve their goals. Debora brings two decades of business experience in sales, marketing, and operations to the education sector borrowing from effective corporate principles to help PTAs, PTOs, and school administrations achieve their goals. As a business leader, Debora has grown business units from the group up to over $10M in revenue. As co-founder of K-12 Clothing, Debora focuses on strategic growth initiatives to propel K-12 Clothing into a leading role in the K-12 apparel market.

She is highly involved with her daughter’s schools whether creating the yearbook, volunteering in class, or attending PTA meetings. Debora is a frequent speaker, writer, and blogger with articles published in a variety of online and hardcopy publications. Debora also co-hosts the Multipurpose Room podcast - a show focused on practical tips for school leaders. When not hanging out or traveling with her husband, kids, and three dogs, Debora can be found running around her hometown in Northern California.

 

  

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Jun 29, 2021
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Wes and Debora from The Multipurpose Room Podcast, who explains why podcasting is the best way to get your message heard by today’s audience.  Wes and Debora talk about finding topics that matter to your audience, using social media, the length of your podcast and so much more.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, June 28th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jun 25, 2021
Courtney DeRonde: What are the 5 Blind Spots Encountered when Trying to Grow your Organization?
47:54

 

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Courtney DeRonde, a CPA and Co-Managing Partner of TDT CPAs and Advisors, a boutique advisory and accounting firm for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. They help overwhelmed, successful leaders, understand and maximize financial information so they can achieve better results and move their organization to the next level. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} Courtney explains her role

{03:50} Why nonprofit organizations have a mission and why you have programs that support that.

{05:01}  Why you need to know which programs are providing the funding you need to be sustainable in this organization

{08:43} Why failure comes from not having accurate, timely financial information

{11:21} Why you need to not go in alone. Reach out to someone like cornea, TCP, and advisors

{21:26} The situation where nonprofits actually owe taxes

{28:43} Start by listing out all the things that you do in the organization and then put them in buckets of which things are really best done by you.

{34:05} Why spending a lot of time putting out fires instead of preventing them leads to failure

{38:09} The surprising problem of having more cash than you're used to.

{41:44} Why you need to be good at thinking through  vision

 

Remarkable quotes: 

most people just match someone up with the next person available

What we really need to be looking at is where do I expect my bank account balance to be going up or down? 

 Nonprofit is a tax status, not a business plan. 

Just because something like COVID happens doesn't mean your mission stops doesn't mean there are no longer people in need.

People give money for specific restricted purposes. You have an obligation to account for those restrictions

If someone comes to you as a donor and offers you money with restrictions, you can decline their donation.

I love quality feedback so I can do it better next time

 

Resources: 

Courtney DeRonde 

courtneydr@tdtpc.com 

tdtpc.com 

515-657-5814 

in/courtney-de-ronde-10381180 

 

 Bio: Courtney DeRonde

 

Courtney DeRonde is a CPA and Co-Managing Partner of TDT CPAs and Advisors, a boutique advisory and accounting firm for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. They help overwhelmed, successful leaders, understand and maximize financial information so they can achieve better results and move their organization to the next level. 

Courtney is primarily responsible for the firm’s vision and strategic direction. Her professional background includes almost two decades of serving small businesses and nonprofits. As an owner in her firm and co-managing partner, she also has firsthand experience running and scaling a small business. Courtney and her husband Brian live in Des Moines, Iowa, along with their three children, M’lynn, Brady, and Callen, and their Whoodle, Oscar. 

 

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Jun 22, 2021
Courtney DeRonde: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Courtney DeRonde, a CPA and Co-Managing Partner of TDT CPAs and Advisors, a boutique advisory and accounting firm for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. They help overwhelmed, successful leaders, understand and maximize financial information so they can achieve better results and move their organization to the next level. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jun 18, 2021
Katie Blomquist: Going Places
33:03

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Katie Blomquista  Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist. Katie uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofitGoing Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit.

 Conversation Highlights: 

{00:36} Behind the scenes look at “going places nonprofit?” 

{08:16} Creating a campaign on “Go fund me” page that goes viral.  

{13:05} how to create the wow” factor 

{18:01} Finding bikes for children who use wheelchairs.  

{21:53} How to get your followers, stakeholders, to be invested in what you are doing.  

{24:43} How to make people feel they are part of something successful.  

 

Remarkable quotes: 

It is something to own of value when a lot of these kids don't even have a bed. 

I would teach, come home and work till midnight, I did everything to get people's eyes on it. 

It is not the essentials, but it's the things that actually make you feel great. 

You want your followers, your stakeholders, to be invested in what you are doing and feel like they're along for the ride part of this journey. 

Get people to get to know you, because when you know someone, you like them, you trust them. 

 

Resources: 

Katie Blomquist 

katie@goingplacesnonprofit.org 

~GP insta: @going_places_nonprofit 

~Personal insta: @KatieBlomquist 

 

 

Bio: Katie Blomquist 

 

Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist, Katie Blomquist uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Going Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit. 

Katie has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, ABC World News Tonight, Nightly News with Lester Holt, and many more. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Going Places and uses her incredible insight to help other leaders create an impact in their communities. 

Her own story began as a Title 1 elementary school teacher who believed all children have a fundamental right to joy. In the fall of 2016, Katie created an incredibly successful GoFundMe campaign to get all 650 underprivileged children in her school a new bike. The campaign went viral, leading her to raise over $80,000 in three months. Katie has raised for Going Place over $300,000 so they could provide 2,000 children with a new, custom bike, lock, and helmet, and has collected over 1,500 Halloween costumes for children who couldn’t afford one. 

Katie is passionate about helping others more effectively define their story and create a nonprofit that moves people to action to get results and have a positive impact on their community. 

 

 

 

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Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

 

Jun 15, 2021
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews

Travis talks with Katie Blomquista  Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist. Katie uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofitGoing Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, June 15th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jun 11, 2021
Nick Valentine Nonprofit Funding and DOD Skillbridge
46:01

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with John “Nick” Valentine, the CEO and Founder of Operational Phantom Support. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, grew up as a Navy Brat. At age 19, John joined the US Army.

 John served 20 years in the US Army, making the Rank of Sergeant First Class, E-7. I deployed 6 times served in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 

Travis and Nick talk about Phantom Support, an organization started in 2014 to support our Active-Duty Members, Honorable Veterans, First Responders, and their families.

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:27}  What is Operation Phantom?

{04:59} Stories from the food pantry support

{10:52} Stories from the support programs in Ford Hood

{12:48} Using your Skill bridge time in a program called Veterans to Employment

{21:03} The Texas Workforce Commission’s program to help students  

{25:23} What are the steps that a non-profit would have to do to become a partner?

{38:01} The importance of transparency for non-profits.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Non-profit is the most satisfying thing I've done in my life, but it's also one of the hardest things.

If you want to be in a non-profit and make a load of money, get into the medical world because their CEOs make between 12 and 25 million.

If we make our own communities strong, people will want to come to our community and live here because our communities got stronger and healthier.

 

Resources: 

https://www.phantomsupport.org/

 

 

Bio: 

 John “Nick” Valentine is the CEO and Founder of OPS. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, grew up as a Navy Brat. At age 19, John joined the US Army.  John served 20 years in the US Army, making the Rank of Sergeant First Class, E-7. I deployed 6 times served in Bosnia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 

 

 He is a huge Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears Fan, and also a huge Iron Man fan. He is a big movie fan great way to spend some time with the family and laugh.

John started OPS because he saw a need while serving to help my fellow soldiers but of course expanded that to Veterans and 1st Responders once he built out OPS to help more in need that has done or are doing so much for our country/community.

 

 

 

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Jun 08, 2021
Nick Valentine Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews John “Nick” Valentine, the CEO and Founder of Operational Phantom Support. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, grew up as a Navy Brat. At age 19, John joined the US Army.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, June 8, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

Jun 04, 2021
Toni Panea, around the world with Crmble
20:42

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Toni Panea, the founder and CEO of Crmble. Crmble turns a Trello board into a powerful sales CRM… for free. Crmble has achieved 35,000 downloads in only 6 months. They are a perfect solution for freelancers, small to medium business owners, and nonprofits. Nonprofits get Crmble free for life. 

For the last six years, Toni Panea has focused on his role as a sales engineer. Before that, he was running a real estate business and wanted to track all his leads and how they flowed through his business. When he searched for a solution, he could not find one... and Crmble was born. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:44} Tony explains how crmble started 

{02:04} How can nonprofits get crumble for free 

{04:18} Tony tells the journey living in different countries  

{11:17} Life in the Middle East 

{14:03} What do you need to learn? whether it is starting your own podcast or software company 

{16:56} What is on the horizon for crumble 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

I started to see my life in one square meter.  I realized well, it was good for some years, but this is not what I want for the rest of my life. 

Humor… is everywhere the same.  

It does not matter where are you living, it is always nice to find a smile  

We are just people. No matter where we are, we are just people  

Decide to do it and then move forward with your life  

 

Resources: 

https://www.instagram.com/power_crmble/ 

https://twitter.com/_crmble 

https://www.facebook.com/crmble 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/crmble/about/ 

https://www.bluesphinxconsulting.com/ 

 

Bio: 

Toni Panea is the founder and CEO of Crmble. Crmble turns a Trello board into a powerful sales CRM… for free. Crmble has achieved 35,000 downloads in only 6 months. They are a perfect solution for freelancers, small to medium business owners, and nonprofits. Nonprofits get Crmble free for life. 

 

For the last six years, Toni Panea has focused on his role as a sales engineer. Before that, he was running a real estate business and wanted to track all his leads and how they flowed through his business. When he searched for a solution, he could not find one... and Crmble was born. 

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

 

Jun 01, 2021
Toni Panea Preview
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Check out this video preview of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Toni Panea, the founder and CEO of Crmble.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 16th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

May 29, 2021
Alan Stein Jr: How to Raise your Leadership Game
01:07:05

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Alan Stein, Jr. who teaches a proven strategy to improve organizational performancecreate effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. 

 

A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, Alan spent 

15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). 

 

In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately. His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, UGG, and Under Armour, as well as numerous college 

athletic programs like Penn State Football and UCONN’s Men’s Basketball. 

 

The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{02:20} What does Alan Stein do, and how can it help the non – profit?

{05:06} What watching Kobe Bryant practice at 4:00 AM. taught Alan about fundamentals. 

{12:18} How a leader develops other people.

{14:06} The importance of caring.

{15:38} Practice the skill of being more present and actively listening.

{20:21} Tom Brady as an example, of most of the work, takes place during those unseen hours.

{23:49} Tom Brady is an example of why we have different relationships and communication styles.

{26:14} Why showing up is the leadership Mantra 101.

{28:08} Why Feedback and accountability are a gift

{45:32} What do you have that you have control over?

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Excellence in the vast majority of your potential success lies in what you do during the unseen hours.

The secret to his (Kobe Bryant) success was that he never gets bored with the basics.

It is always better to prepare for an opportunity that never arises, than be unprepared for one that does.

A leader is a leader is a leader.

The most important gift we have to offer another human being is our attention.

You show up with a mindset of it's not about me. It is about you.

Holding someone accountable is something you do for them. It's not something you do too.

If you discipline yourself then others won't have to. 

 

 

Resources: 

https://alansteinjr.com/ 

https://twitter.com/AlanSteinJr 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-stein-jr 

https://www.instagram.com/alansteinjr 

https://www.facebook.com/AlanSteinJr 

 

Bio: 

Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, 

create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. 

 

A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 

15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). 

 

In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately. His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, UGG, and Under Armour, as well as numerous college 

athletic programs like Penn State Football and UCONN’s Men’s Basketball. 

 

The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. 

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

May 25, 2021
Alan Stein Jr. Preview
01:00

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews

Travis talks with Alan Stein, Jr. who teaches a proven strategy to improve organizational performancecreate effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. 

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 16th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

May 21, 2021
Jaime Weinfeld; How to Create World- Class Events
39:20

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Jaime Weinfeld, who founded JW Designs with the belief that all people should have access to the expert event, design, and photography services for all of life's special moments.Growing up in the special event industry, Jamie had the pleasure of viewing the good and bad in all aspects of these special moments. 

 Jaime takes pride in working alongside clients planning the "best day ever" or simply capturing the moment your entire family is together again. Jaime shares tried-and-true tips, recommendations, and support that only comes with 15+ years of experience. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:07} What is JW Designs 

{04:37} Story of a successful event in May 

{10:03} Comparing  theater experiences, in-person, and Virtual  

{17:08} How you can put together a successful virtual event  

{23:15} How to have an event everyone is talking about 

{24:30} An example of a terrible virtual event 

{28:30} How a virtual event is like a competition  

{30:36} Lead time recommend for marketing a virtual event  

{35:25} Social Media tools for making graphics 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

Thinking outside of the box, thinking through the box, thinking in a way that allows you to connect your story with those of your audience. 

They tell their friends, and it is free advertising for what you are going to do. 

In a virtual experience, you are not limited geographically, so you can invite people from all over the world.  

Zoom fatigue is a thing.  

They are they are wanting to do the same thing that they did last year, not because it is the best thing to do because they have already done it, and it is easy. 

Make an event that people want to go to, they are going to talk about afterward, that is going to sell out week after week. 

We had multiple people buy multiple tickets for different nights because every night was slightly different. 

 

Resources: 

jaimeweinfeld@gmail.com 

 

Bio: 

Jaime Weinfeld founded JW Designs with the belief that all people should have access to the expert event, design, and photography services for all of life's special moments. 

Growing up in the special event industry, Jaime had the pleasure of viewing the good and bad in all aspects of these special moments. She realized early on, an event and the moments they produce, should not be filled with stress but rather should be celebrated and captured in their most raw and unique form. Every moment is unique to the people celebrating it and Jaime strives to capture that in her images and feature that in every event she produces. 

Jaime takes pride in working alongside you, your organization, or your small business, during the entire journey, be it planning your "best day ever" or simply capturing the moment your entire family is together again. Jaime is there every step of the way and will provide you with tried-and-true tips, recommendations, and support that only comes with 15+ years of experience. 

 

 

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Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

May 18, 2021
Jaime Weinfeld Preview
01:01

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Jaime Weinfeld.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 16th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

May 14, 2021
Roman Roberts; Communication in a changing world
57:54

In this episode of Nonprofit ArchitectTravis talks with Roman Roberts, a former foster Child and Army interrogator who deployed multiple times and supported various special operations teams.

 After a rocky transition, Roman found his identity in helping others in their personal and professional life. Roman hosts the podcast Real Talk with Roman. He also founded the Blue Sphinx Consulting where he helps small, midsize, and nonprofits with his military interrogation and business experiences.

Conversation Highlights:

{01:08} Roman explains the magic of Blue Sphinx Consulting. 

{03:10} Roman shares how being a special forces interrogator has allowed him to help others communicate.

{08:54} Why the first step of communication begins with you planning effective communication.

{10:19} The second step in communication, building strong rapport, creating a safe conversation, creating a safe space for communication. 

{17:37} How to make people feel safe in the way you communicate

{22:02} How to handle HR, operations, finance, and onboarding/ offboarding.

{25:45} What is the ISO 9001 framework? How should you use it?

{31:51} How to use mission statements effectively.

{38:05} The importance of knowing your brand and keeping to your brand.

{46:06} How asking for help when you do not know something will create a good space in your organization and give you the necessary ROI.

realtalkwithroman@gmail.com

 

Remarkable quotes:

Is your verbal message matching what you are actually doing?

 In a world that is ever-changing, the one thing that never changes is communication.

There is a way to communicate that can help you win, and there is a way to communicate that will make you lose. 

While people like authenticity, they want to know that there is a thought pattern behind that authenticity. 

 Safety does not always mean comfortable. 

Are you overcomplicating communication, because that's what you have been told to do? 

 

Resources:

realtalkwithroman@gmail.com

@realtalkwithroman on Facebook/IG/Parler

@realtalkwithrom on Twitter

https://realtalkwithroman.buzzsprout.com/

https://www.bluesphinxconsulting.com/

 

Bio:

Roman Roberts is a former foster Child and Army interrogator who deployed multiple times and supported various special operations teams. After a rocky transition, he found his identity in helping others in their personal and professional life. He is the host of the podcast Real Talk with Roman and founder of Blue Sphinx Consulting where he helps small, midsize, and nonprofits with his military interrogation, and business experiences.

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect

 

May 11, 2021
Friday Preview - Roman Roberts
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Roman Roberts, a former foster Child and Army interrogator and host of Real Talk.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, May 11th, 2021! 

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify 
 
Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/ 

May 07, 2021
Eddie Brown; How to create a network with a REAL impact
33:34

Eddie Brown. Saving families one Car at a time.

In this episode of Nonprofit ArchitectTravis talks with Eddie Brown, the founder of the non-profit Giving Words. With an entrepreneur’s vision and a servant’s heart, Eddie Brown, along with his wife, started the non-profit Giving Words to help struggling single mothers address the ongoing trials of family management.

Eddie has 23 years of experience in the housing industry and 9 years of experience as a business owner. He has a uniquely developed skill to design, organize, and market the ministry. Eddie created a network of over 60 partners in the central Virginia area to assist moms in various areas of needs such as car repair and gifting, home maintenance, counseling, budgeting, and appliance repair. Additionally, Eddie with the assistance of Apricot software designed a tailored system that can track all mothers, services, activities, and volunteers. This program lays the foundation for our non-profit’s ability to be replicated in every county, state, or even in another country.

Conversation Highlights:

{00:57} Eddie gives a taste of what Giving Words is all about.

{03:26} Partnering with the local High School and repair shops.

{04:52} How to make the approach to a potential partner?

{08:15} Where the name Giving Hands came from.

{11:58} How to use “giving Tuesday”.

{14:21} Non-Profit at Christmas.

{15:27} What does a structure run by volunteer teams look like?

{19:56} How can the listener get involved with Giving Words?

{27:14} Getting participants involved with #momstorymonday

eddieb@givingwordsva.org

www.givingwordsva.org

 

Remarkable quotes:

You're teaching the skills in high school and they're connecting with the story of the person in need of the help, and everyone is growing.

It's a process, and when you work through that process and break it down, it touches multiple areas.

We've usually had two to three seniors and juniors in this process, and that's the character shift.

And we've had instances where we've had a mom that had court and she didn't have any clothes for court. So she went to the shop and got shoes, pants, a dress shirt, the full outfit that she needed for the court to look presentable.

If you had 100 people giving $10 a month, that turns into $12,000

 

Resources:

Eddie Brown

eddieb@givingwordsva.org

www.givingwordsva.org

https://www.facebook.com/givingwordsva/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddie-brown-9a6a7820/

https://www.instagram.com/givingwordsva/

 

 

Bio:

With an entrepreneur’s vision and a servant’s heart, Eddie Brown, along with his wife, started the non-profit Giving Words to help struggling single mothers address the ongoing trials of family management.

With 23 years in all aspects of the housing industry, and 9 years of business ownership, Eddie has a uniquely developed skill to design, organize, and market the ministry. Eddie created a network of over 60 partners in the central Virginia area to assist moms in various areas of needs such as car repair and gifting, home maintenance, counseling, budgeting, and appliance repair.

With the assistance of Apricot software, Eddie designed a tailored system that can track all mothers, services, activities, and volunteers. This program lays the foundation for our non-profit’s ability to be replicated in every county, state, or even in another country.

Reared by compassionate parents and mentored by selfless neighbors like a local foster mother who cared for drug-addicted babies, Eddie realized before adulthood that he should actively care for the most vulnerable. Later in adulthood after a divorce and losing custody of his children temporarily, this calling magnified.

Later, Eddie became a stepfather, then the primary caregiver of his elderly aunt, and four years ago, the custodial guardian of his infant granddaughter. Each of these experiences prepared him to identify and empathize with the overwhelming load of single parenting and to offer support and solutions to common problems that can derail the family.

 

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May 04, 2021
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Apr 30, 2021
Jeremy Harrell: Why it is important to partner with other organizations
40:26

NPA 81 Jeremy Harrell Veterans Club The importance of partnership  

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Jeremy Harrell about his work with Veteran’s Club Inc in Kentucky. 

 Jeremy Harrell is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran of Iraqi Freedom. He served honorably for nine years and was a Non-Commissioned Officer before getting out of the Army in 2008. As a man with an Entrepreneurial heart, he wanted to do more to support the Veteran community. Three years ago, Jeremy founded a non-profit called Veteran’s Club Inc in Kentucky. 

 Presently, Veteran’s Club Inc is a premier organization in the United States. Veteran’s Club INC has assisted thousands of Veterans in a multitude of ways such as his nationally recognized Equine Therapy Program, Career Transition for Vets needing employment, Family Outreach Program, and is currently developing the Camp Restoration Community to house and heal homeless veterans. 

 Veteran’s Club Inc also works heavily in veteran’s outreach in the community including raising money for Veteran causes and providing meals, job opportunities, and teaching leadership classes to homeless Veterans.  

 

 Conversation Highlights: 

{00:53} Jeremy explains how the Veterans club was started 

{6:31} Jeremy explains how Equine therapy works 

{9:10} Jeremy shares how he has come up with so many ideas 

{12:41} Jeremy explains how he folds the vets into the organization to serve 

{14:55} How do you start when you only have one person at your meeting 

{18:33} How to get the family involved 

{24:00} Why you need to partner with other organizations 

{29:54} The importance of youth council 

{34:56} A success story from Veterans Club 

{38:11} Contact Jeremy 

jharrell@veteransclubinc.org 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

You cannot hide your feelings from horses 

When an opportunity presents itself, I hop on it 

In our group of 5,000 vets, we have not had one suicide 

Money is secondary I want vets to leave feeling like family 

Do not focus on the number, do the work and the people will come 

Refuse to lose 

We are not worried about the credit we are worried about the results 

 

Resources: 

Jeremy Harrell 

jharrell@veteransclubinc.org 

Facebook.com/jeremy.wayne.harrell 

Instagram: jeremy_w_harrell_official 

linkedin: Jeremy Harrell 

veteransclubinc.org 

 

 

Bio: 

Jeremy Harrell is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran of Iraqi Freedom. He served honorably for nine years and was a Non-Commissioned Officer before getting out of the Army in 2008.  

After leaving the Army, Jeremy went to school at Mid-Continent University studying Business Management. Jeremy started a career in Operation Management in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics Industry. As a man with an Entrepreneurial heart, he wanted to do more to support the Veteran community.  

Three years ago, Jeremy founded a non-profit called Veteran’s Club Inc in Kentucky. Presently, Veteran’s Club Inc is a premier organization in the United States. Veteran’s Club INC has assisted thousands of Veterans in a multitude of ways such as his nationally recognized Equine Therapy Program, Career Transition for Vets needing employment, Family Outreach Program, and is currently developing the Camp Restoration Community to house and heal homeless veterans. 

 Veteran’s Club Inc also works heavily in veteran’s outreach in the community including raising money for Veteran causes and providing meals, job opportunities, and teaching leadership classes to homeless Veterans. Jeremy also goes into jails and substance abuse inpatient facilities to teach life skills classes in hopes that those who are in there have the tools needed upon release.  

Veteran’s Club INC was the 2019 Recipient of the Patriots Award for Veterans Service Organization. This is a national award given from the American Freedom Fund in Washington D.C. every year. Jeremy was also named Kentucky Veteran of the Year and was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel twice in two years from two different Governors for the works he’s done for veterans in Kentucky. Jeremy was also nominated and chosen to be one of Louisville’s elite Forty under 40 for the class of 2020. In November of 2020, Jeremy was awarded Humana’s Boots on Ground Award, which is Humana’s most coveted award for the work he does for Veterans and the community. Once again in November of 2020, Jeremy was named Community Champion by Amazon and   

Kentucky Derby Festival. Jeremy is the Co-Chair for Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville (VCAL). Jeremy also serves on the Week of Valor planning committee for Louisville Metro Government as well as the VA Mental Health Summit planning committee. 

Outside of his organization, Jeremy travels with an organization called Mighty Oaks Warrior Program to help struggling veterans in weeklong retreats in CA, OH, TX, and VA. Jeremy was selected as a Community Influencer for the Mayor of Louisville’s Synergy Project bridging the gap between citizens and police. Most recently, Jeremy was selected to serve on the Governor’s Challenge Team to help develop policy to combat SMVF suicides in the state of Kentucky. 

Jeremy is also a very active leader in his church Southeast Christian in Louisville. Independent from his organization, Jeremy is often called upon by local and national news affiliates such as CNN and Fox News when it comes to Veteran and Community Leadership related topics not limited to PTSD, Homelessness, Suicide, Policy, Foreign Policy, Social Justice, and more. 

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Apr 27, 2021
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Apr 23, 2021
Spencer Brooks; Using your website to empower your non-profit
44:16

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Spencer Brooks, the Founder & Principal of Brooks Digital, an expert digital firm that empowers health non-profits to improve the lives of patients. He’s helped organizations such as The Diatribe Foundation scale their digital presence from a few thousand annual visitors and subscribers to over 2.5 million visitors and 200,000 subscribers.

Spencer’s superpower is helping organizations get their complex, difficult-to-use websites under control so they can provide the right information to the right person at the right time.

Spencer’s writing has been featured in publications such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review, TechSoup, and Non-profit Marketing Guide. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of digital metrics, the patient journey, getting inside the heads of an organization’s website visitors, and converting patients to advocates. Spencer lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and 2 children.

Conversation Highlights:

{00:56} Spencer’s personal back story.

{03:43} Brooks Digital is going to be a digital agency focussing on empowering health nonprofits to build out a digital platform.

{06:12} How do you organize a website and your communications to speak effectively.

{09:08} The importance of the landing page.

{11:11} You should be publishing blog or content that will allow other people to find you.

{14:52} The importance of a sign up for email list, and the Google ad Grant program.

{20:33} The importance of how to find the donation section.

{23:03} Develop a relationship with your organization.

{27:19} How to evaluate your website.

FREE Resources https://brooks.digital/nonprofitarchitect/

Remarkable quotes:

You don't have to solve cancer, but you could contribute your zone of genius.

I have sites that look pretty, but they're not usable at all.

 

The key difference between those two types of clients is that the ones that are getting millions of people to their site every year have been writing and writing and writing.

People don't care about the production quality or value initially they just care that you're authentic.

Hotjar is a good place to go to kind of get a visual you can install on your site.

Special Reminder:

Do not just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!

Resources:

 spencer@brooks.digital

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerbrooks/

Twitter: @spencerbrooks / @Brooks_Digital

Website: https://brooks.digital

 

Bio:

Spencer Brooks is the Founder & Principal of Brooks Digital, an expert digital firm that empowers health non-profits to improve the lives of patients. He’s helped organizations such as The Diatribe Foundation scale their digital presence from a few thousand annual visitors and subscribers to over 2.5 million visitors and 200,000 subscribers. Spencer’s superpower is helping organizations get their complex, difficult-to-use websites under control so they can provide the right information to the right person at the right time.

Spencer’s writing has been featured in publications such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review, TechSoup, and Non-profit Marketing Guide. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of digital metrics, the patient journey, getting inside the heads of an organization’s website visitors, and converting patients to advocates. Spencer lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and 2 children.

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Apr 20, 2021
Spencer Brooks Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Spencer Brooks, Founder & Principal of Brooks Digital, an expert digital firm that empowers health nonprofits to improve the lives of patients.

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Apr 16, 2021
Wally Carmichael – Living Abundantly, Leveraging positivity and Networking.
54:16

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Wally Carmichael, the host of Men of Abundance Podcast. Wally is a retired Army Medic, Founder and Host of the Men of Abundance Podcast, Business Owner Growth Podcast and Founder of Abundance & Prosperity Business Mastery LLC. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Wally joined the Army to get an education that college could not provide, travel the World and to escape what was clearly a destructive lifestyle. Wally is grateful to have traveled to 23 countries on five continents. He and his family have lived in Panama, Germany, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii and currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

Next to family, his greatest passion is hosting his Men of Abundance Podcast - The Pay it Forward Community, where he has conversations with other Abundant leaders as well as up and coming entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders living a Life of Abundance and Paying it Forward to their community and, in some cases, the World.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[1:10} Wally gives a background on his business

[9:23] Wally explains how he made great connections

[11:56] Living a life of abundance with your family

[13:33] something brand new

[15:00] Wally explains why and how he started coaching

[24:10] How we can work together instead of blocking each other

[31:11] You can offload the bulk of the admin work

[41:35] Convert your social media followers into monthly recurring donors

[52:20] Where can you interact with Wally?

wally@menofabundance.com

 

Remarkable quotes:

The more you have, the more you switch your attitude to gratitude. It is the key to unlocking everything that we have”

“If you want to be a master at something, teach other people”

“Provide as much education and information to others with no expectation of reciprocation”

“We don't realize the power that's within each of us”

“You can offload the bulk of the admin work that you're doing for 10 bucks an hour or so”

 

Special Reminder:

Do not just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!

 

Resources:

wally@menofabundance.com

www.menofabundance.com

 

Bio:

Wally Carmichael is the host of Men of Abundance Podcast. Wally is a retired Army Medic, Founder and Host of the Men of Abundance Podcast, Business Owner Growth Podcast and Founder of Abundance & Prosperity Business Mastery LLC. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Wally joined the Army to get an education that college could not provide, travel the World and to escape what was clearly a destructive lifestyle. Wally is grateful to have traveled to 23 countries on five continents. He and his family have lived in Panama, Germany, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii and currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

Next to family, his greatest passion is hosting his Men of Abundance Podcast - The Pay it Forward Community, where he has conversations with other Abundant leaders as well as up and coming entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders living a Life of Abundance and Paying it Forward to their community and, in some cases, the World.

 

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Apr 13, 2021
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Apr 09, 2021
Chris Suchanek; How to Plan and Execute A Holiday-Based Event
34:18

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Chris Suchánek, the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. Christopher leads Firm Media's client relationships and develops new business opportunities. As an experienced brand promoter, he has created some of the web's most prominent sites in the legal, medical, and dental industries.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:42] Going from Good to Great….

[04:34] How did Chris get to the point where he is now?

[08:30] Floyd Mayweather v/s Mohammad Ali

[10:32] Nurturing up the feeling to Give!

[16:24] Are you a COVID Hero?

  • What you need to organize a smooth event?

[23:01] How was the Thanksgiving event for the drive through?

[25:48] The key to success is to keep going.

[31:13] What actually is Failure?

  • If you don't Quit, you Win!

 

Remarkable quotes:

“The more your business grows, so does your responsibility to others.”

“There has to be more to helping someone than just giving someone something.”

“Boon, in Thai, means merit you get for doing a good deed."

"Just because it's a nice to have, doesn’t mean it’s a have to have.”

“If you get rejected, and never try again, you’re never going anywhere."

Special Reminder:

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

 

Resources:

Bio:

Chris Suchánek is the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. He defines himself as a social entrepreneur and enjoys being connected to others. Project Boon is his opportunity to give back a little of what has been given to him and his wife, Karina Suchánek. He believes that Project Boon is a vehicle for all of us to leave a small dent in the world we live in by making life a little better for others and helping people reach their goals and achieve their dreams wherever possible. Chris’ underlying principle is that the receiver of the gift is the gift to the giver and that those at Project Boon are the ones who are blessed by the people who attend our events and receive our services.

 

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Apr 06, 2021
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Apr 02, 2021
Greg Brooks Virtual Staffing: Leveraging the Best Talent All Over the World
39:48

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Greg Brooks, Rocket Station’s Director of Business Development.  Greg joins the Rocket Station team with an immense background in sales, both in the public and private sectors. He has led teams in many industries including sponsorship, fundraising, consumer packaged goods, military resale, and hospitality. His “People First” sales framework has allowed him to cultivate highly successful sales teams at each of his stops. This approach aligns perfectly with the core value at Rocket Station: Enhancing lives through better business.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Greg is not a huge fan of snow and now resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife and two sons.

Conversation Highlights:

[01:22] Rocket Station’s purpose:  Full Fledged Virtual Staffing

[08:12] If you don’t have to be there in person…

[10:57] McDonald’s prices for Mercedes Benz value

[15:50] Free giveaway…Most beautiful beaches

[18:23] We don’t call anyone Client; we call everyone Partner.

[20:18] How does this really apply to Non-Profits?

[22:32] Dedicated Virtual Staffing

[24:17] Don’t burn out your great people.

[26:38] “We can’t do it alone.  Where is your Zone of Genius?”

[30:26] “Is this about you or is it about your Mission?”

[32:15] Make your “Oh Shoot” list

[38:04] Contact Greg

  • Brooks@Rocketstation.com

 Remarkable quotes:

“Don’t burn out your great people.”

“It’s easy, start with your “Oh Shoot” list”.

“Is this about you or is it about your mission?”

“It makes me feel good knowing that I made a difference in the lives of people.”

 Special Reminder:

"Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Resources:

 https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregbrooks711/

https://rocketstation.com/

Bio:

Greg joins the Rocket Station team with an immense background in sales, both in the public and private sectors. He has led teams in many industries including sponsorship, fundraising, consumer packaged goods, military resale, and hospitality. His “People First” sales framework has allowed him to cultivate highly successful sales teams at each of his stops. This approach aligns perfectly with the core value at Rocket Station: Enhancing lives through better business.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Greg is not a huge fan of snow and now resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife and two sons.

Greg Brooks

Rocket Station's Director of Business Development

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Mar 30, 2021
Greg Brooks Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Greg Brooks of Rocket Station.

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Mar 26, 2021
Cynthia Gregory; How to Know If You Are Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?
36:41

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Cynthia Gregory, as a nonprofit leader with more than two decades in the field and as a certified Co-Active Coach, Cynthia Gregory knows that no one works harder or deserves more validation than nonprofit fundraisers, executives, and cultural change-makers. Cynthia works with nonprofit leaders to develop smart strategic plans, steward their staff to achieve top performance, and make more powerful decisions.

Conversation Highlights:

[01:57] Who is Cynthia Gregory?

[03:13] What is Leadership Wellness?

  • If you don’t make your matrix then you can’t serve your mission.

[05:33] The story of two Woodcutters…..

[09:56] How to rejuvenate yourself?

  • Chronic stress is not our friend.

[18:34] The journey from journalism to Nonprofits….

  • Should Nonprofits write a book?

[23:46] How to live the 4-hour Work Week?

[27:58] How can someone change your life?

[32:19] You don’t have to have all the answers!

 

Remarkable quotes:

“You give so much that it eventually becomes hard for you to say NO!”

“You can’t make good decisions when you are stressed out.”

“You are worth taken care of!”

“You can’t get what you want if you don’t let people know what you want.”

 

Special Reminder:

"Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

 

Resources:

 

Bio:

Through her executive coaching practice, Cynthia supports nonprofit leaders with individual and team coaching, and through Nonprofit Leadership Mastermind Group facilitation. Cynthia earned her BA, journalism from Gonzaga University, and her MFA, creative writing, from Mills College. Cynthia is widely published, and author of Journaling As Sacred Practice: An Act of Extreme Bravery. She helps her clients make more strategic life and business decisions, develop better work-life balance, and change outdated beliefs that hold them back.

 

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Mar 23, 2021
Cynthia Gregory Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Cynthia Gregory, Certified Co-Active Coach.

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Mar 19, 2021
Major Ed Pulido; Why start your own Foundation
55:44

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity that provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical, and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom, and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story.

Conversation Highlights:

[00:49] The ventures of Major Ed Pulido...

[04:32] How to Build Relationships with people

  • In the Nonprofit world, storytelling is one of the most impactful things.
  • Lifting people up is the most important thing.
  • What is your end goal?

[14:02] The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed; Heart of a Lion Foundation.

[22:56] Getting back to the roots...

[25:33] The map to success!

[28:21] Exploring the unfavorable side.

[35:12] What is the Dirt Bag Mentality?

[39:39] The small organizations grow into the bigger ones!

  • Define your Mission!
  • How to choose your Board Members?

 

Remarkable quotes:

“My goal is to give people the advice and the steps they need to help their Nonprofit work better.”

“It’s always Mission first, People always!”

“Sometimes the hardest things to do are when it’s the hardest times.”

“We are stronger together!”

 

Special Reminder:

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

 

Resources:

Bio:

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical, and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom, and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story. Finally, Major Ed is Co-Founder of the John Daly, Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation.

The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation is to provide mental, physical, and wellness support to our nation’s children, first responders, and America’s Veterans.

JDME supports St. Jude's Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls of America by providing financial support to them from events where John Daly participates.

Major Ed Pulido; Army (retired)

 

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Mar 16, 2021
Major Ed Pulido Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 16th, 2021!

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Mar 12, 2021
Judy Skilling: Are You Sabotaging Your Success?
48:50

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Judy Skilling, a mother, an emergency room nurse, a High-Performance Coach, and a U.S Navy veteran. She served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years as a Hospital Corpsman. She helps military and veteran entrepreneurs maximize productivity by minimizing distractions, enhance wellness to increase day-to-day energy, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[05:20] Are you sabotaging your own success?

[09:04] Recognising the process of Self-Sabotaging….

[15:18] How to tackle the Shiny Object Syndrome?

  • Our Brain thrives on our novelty!
  • Say NO to Shiny Objects unless you are aligned with your Goal!

[25:38] How can taking on too many projects sabotage your end goal?

[28:31] You get 80% of your result from 20% of the work you do!

[32:26] Establishing the boundaries….

  • Learn to say NO!

[38:48] How to implement the tips in your life?

 

Remarkable quotes:

“Once I understood the power of coaching, I fell in love with it.”

“If you win, I win!”

“If I won’t wash dishes, I won’t have anything to cook.”

“Ideas mean nothing without action!”

 

Special Reminder:

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

 

Resources:

Bio:

Judy Skilling is a Certified High-Performance Coach and a U.S. Navy Veteran.  She helps military and veteran entrepreneurs maximize productivity by minimizing distractions, enhance wellness to increase day-to-day energy, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.  Outside of coaching, her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Medium, Elephant Journal, and Addicted2Success.  Judy is passionate about contributing to the veteran community so that they can reach levels of success beyond the military.  In her free time, Judy enjoys cooking for friends and family, reading books, and creating bucket list adventures.

 

Judy Skilling

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Mar 09, 2021
Judy Skilling Preview
01:36

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Judy Skilling, Certified High-Performance Coach.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 9th, 2021!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify

Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/

 

 

Mar 05, 2021
Kalley Dunn: Fundraising Insights from the pros at AmFund
40:31

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Kalley Dunn, the Senior Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives at AmFunds. Goal-oriented, mission-focused Director of Development and Strategy who thrives on helping others help themselves. With over nine years of professional client-focused management experience, she profoundly values positive relationships and partnerships. Does your non-profit organization have a shortage of funding? If so, be proactive and connect with her today!

Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

[01:49] What do they do at AmFund?

[06:24] How to partner with AmFund for fundraising?

[12:15] Continuing that communication line…..

[20:12] Invite yourself to the Party!

[22:15] What are some of the coolest fundraisers Kalley has been a part of?

[23:25] What does the competition as a fundraiser looks like?

[28:09] Getting the community involved…..

[29:53] AmFund developed their very own Auction platform.

[32:16] Everything you need to know about the Fundraising Travel Program.

[36:25] What AmFund is currently focusing on?

 

Remarkable quotes:

“Someone already invented the wheel, you don’t have to reinvent it!”

“You just need to start with your research.”

“There is no rest in Fundraising.”

“The Fundraising Travel Program is all about helping Patrons travel for a good cause.”

 

Special Reminder:

"Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Resources:

Check out the interview with Preston Cone: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/PrestonCone

 

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Bio:

Kalley Dunn, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives

Driven, focused, charismatic, and kind, Kalley is the ideal development professional. She knows how to set goals and achieve them. Her nine-plus years of experience in nonprofit management, combined with her commitment to volunteering, make her a true leader in the nonprofit community. From providing education as a professional sales trainer to managing membership for one of the most well-known girl-led organizations in the world, Kalley has a wide array of expertise to share with the nonprofits with whom AmFund partners.

Contact Kalley Dunn:

Mar 02, 2021
Kalley Dunn Preview
01:12

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Kalley Dunn, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives for AmFund- American Fundraising Foundation

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify

Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/

 

 

Feb 26, 2021
Alec Green: Nonprofit Ready Free Courses
39:34

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Alec Green, a seasoned marketing professional with a performance-driven, analytical focus. His expertise is in building, planning, and executing marketing programs to generate qualified leads and drive new business. He has led all aspects of marketing strategy and product management including product launches, promotions, public relations, online marketing, content marketing, thought leadership, lead generation, and sales cycle management.

Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Reminder

To find out more about the NonProfit Board Summit visit: https://www.nonprofitboardsummit.org/summit

Conversation Highlights:

[02:54] Alec’s role at the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.

[04:15] Exploring the brain seeking essentials for the Nonprofits….

  • The need for professional development.
  • TAKEAWAY #1 - Individuals can go and sign up for tonnes of programs available at the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, without paying even a single buck.

[10:06] What do you need to get included at NonprofitReady or DisasterReady?

[11:42] Getting started in the Nonprofit sector…..

[16:04] How does going to a business school help impact the vision of what Alec does for Nonprofit?

[20:51] Do systems help the Nonprofit world?

  • Data is the key to improve decision-making.
  • Knowing what those things are is gonna make the difference between success and failure.
  • Who is your audience?

[27:45] “Our goal is not to increase our numbers but to maximize our impact.”

[33:00] How to build your audience?

  • Getting your message out there…..

 

Remarkable quotes:

“If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

“What we found in the Nonprofit organizations, primarily the larger ones, is that there is a need for ongoing professional development.

“Our mission is to increase the access to education and enable the Nonprofits to have a greater impact.”

“People in the Nonprofit sector know that Nonprofits are businesses.”

“Do the things that come easy to you but seem really hard for others and ultimately you will get your word out there!”

 

Special Reminder:

Free Online Training for the Nonprofit Professional https://www.nonprofitready.org

 

"Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Check out the interview with Preston Cone https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/interview-preston-cone-facebook-ads-email-copy-secrets/id1481292481?i=1000470217402

Resources:

 

Bio:

As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners and beneficiaries.

Previously, Alec was Vice President of Marketing at The Search Agency, the largest independent online marketing agency in the U.S. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Zynx Health and Amgen Inc. and began his career as a seventh-grade mathematics teacher in the New York Unified School District.

Alec holds an MBA in marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in psychology and sociology from Amherst College.

 

Alec Green

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Feb 23, 2021
Alec Green Preview
01:03

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Alec Green, the Chief Marketing Evangelist for Cornerstone On Demand Foundation.  

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify

Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/

 

 

Feb 19, 2021
Sarah Jean Knox; Help your Donors be Heroes
46:28

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Sarah Jean Knox, a fundraising, benefit, and charity auctioneer who raises revenue for organizations and nonprofits around the nation.

Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your Nonprofit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Reminder

To find out more about the Nonprofit Board Summit visit: https://www.nonprofitboardsummit.org/summit

Conversation Highlights:

[03:29] Transitioning in-person events and auctioneering to online…..

[09:14] Why raising money and selling products considered a dirty word in the Nonprofit world?

  • Is selling products really bad?
  • What kind of elements do you need to engage people for 30 or 40 minutes?
  • How virtual events opened up new opportunities in the Nonprofit sector?

[20:06] Position the Donor as the hero!

[27:07] How Sarah was able to raise funds even after a big technical issue?

[28:49] Helping them tap into their networks…..

  • Have you asked your network to share this post?

[33:50] The need to connect with your audience.

[38:04] What is the best way to show appreciation?

 

Remarkable quotes:

“If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

“No ones gonna give money to solve the problems that they don’t know exist.”

You're either shutting your doors or having a record year

“If you connect with your audience in the right way, your mission as a Nonprofit is powerful enough to get those funds.”

 

"Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Resources:

 

Bio:

Sarah is a Fundraising Event Auctioneer who works with nonprofits, schools, and organizations prior to their event to create a customized strategy for their program, live auction, and fundraising appeal that their guests will respond to. She focuses on keeping their mission at the forefront of the event.

It is one of her favorite things to stand in front of your guests and give them authentic and meaningful opportunities to help you do the important and world-changing work you do. Over the past 10 years, she has seen thousands upon thousands of people raise millions of dollars to make this world a better place, which is only possible because of the work you do every day.

 

Sarah Jean Knox

Email her at sarahjeanknox@gmail.com

Follow on Twitter @sarahjeanknox

 

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Feb 16, 2021
Sara LeCarno; Shifting Perspectives From A First Responder
50:25

In this episode of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast Travis speaks with Sara LeCarno; a first responder.

Hearing her experience will remind you why you are serving your mission.

Reminder

To find out more about the Nonprofit Board Summit visit: https://www.nonprofitboardsummit.org/summit

 

Conversation Highlights:

[02:23] Getting involved in the VeteransForLife!

[06:41] How going through this type of program changes your perspective

Memorable Quotes:

1. Shifting your perspective gives you a better outcome
2. Asking for help doesn't mean you're helpless
3. You can take any class but until you look in yourself it won't click
4. Self evaluate and begin the healing process
5. If you absorb someone's bad day then you have a bad day

Bio:

Sara was born and raised in Portland, OR. She left home at 18 to live on the east coast for a few years before moving to Amarillo, TX for 8 years. She was nationally certified as an EMT out of Amarillo College. She was hired on shortly after with Amarillo Medical Services before American Medical Response came to the area. It was then that AMS would transition over to AMR. She transitioned to Springfield, MO for the last 8 years. She is training as a Wilderness EMT certification through NOLS in hopes of becoming part of a Search and Rescue team at a state park. She is certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and a member of FEMA’s Disaster Response Team. She has also been an FTO lead for 4 years.

Sara LeCarno

(417) 849-8566

saralecarno@yahoo.com

 

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect  

Feb 09, 2021
Tamisha Sales; Conviction in Your Mission
38:51

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Tamisha Sales, Co-Founder of Educational and Community Strategies. Tamisha helps to reduce educational and community disparities by training school leaders, mission-driven organizations, and individuals on unconscious bias and its impact on internal and external outcomes.

Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips on building a strategic plan for your Non-Profit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Reminder

To find out more about the Nonprofit Board Summit visit: https://www.nonprofitboardsummit.org/summit

Conversation Highlights:

[02:57] Building sustaining partnerships…..(How the Community Action Partnership of North Alabama help to reduce the causes and consequences of Poverty?)

[05:07] People accept whatever is presented to them without questioning it.

[08:46] Who should be on my Board?

[12:23] You need to align your board recruitment process with your overall business plan.

[18:49] How old is Sale's organization?

[20:16] Getting the right 'Who' on the bus before you do the right 'What'….

  • How can they add value to your organization?

[24:47] The three-step communication process.

[27:38] What to do after setting up the board?

  • Program development is a never-ending cycle.
  • What is Community Assessment?

[34:12] Go out and ask what can you do better?

[37:00] A Ph.D. in Education? What's on the horizon?

 

Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

"Don't let others mold your future."

"You have a choice every day is it Positive or Negative?"

"Make your decision; Break the cycle."

"Diversity is more than race."

"Make sure you have conviction in your mission."

 

Make sure to listen to The episode with Ned Murray.

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Resources:

Bio:

Tamisha Sales, M.Ed., owner and co-founder of Educational and Community Strategies, is a committed nonprofit and community partnership leader with nearly two decades of experience serving the community. Sales has documented success in building sustained community partnerships and increasing nonprofit funding that drives innovative changes and lasting community impact. She is experienced in case management, program development and evaluation, training and presenting, recruitment, and retention and advocating for marginalized populations. Tamisha Sales’ career passion is to positively impact individuals by guiding organizational solutions that take outcomes to the next level.

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect  

 

Feb 02, 2021
"Cowboy" Jax Young: Make the Wheel Work For You!
46:03

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Cowboy Jax Young, CEO/ Founder of SHF, disabled Veteran, service-connected TBI, and suicide survivor founded Save Home Front in 2016. Honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne Division 1st of the 502nd Infantry “Air Assault". After finding out that his battle buddy was killed in Iraq in '03, he elected to pursue a professional entertainment career.

 Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your Non-Profit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Reminder

To find out more about the Nonpofit Board Summit  

visit: https://www.nonprofitboardsummit.org/summit

Conversation Highlights:

[02:31] What is SHF(SAVE Home Front)?

[05:28] Service to this country is temporary!

[08:05] Beyond the boot camp…

[14:17] How SHF got to build a mind-blowing bike?

 [20:02] Having a bigger vision....(What it takes to bring people together and make them work towards a common goal?)

 [23:33] Small businesses take about 3 years to get into the black!

[28:52] The need to update your vision.

 [34:14] Take the time to build your brand.

[37:27] If you are in Nonprofit and you are not interested in making money, then you are in the wrong space.

 [41:28] A tribute to Veterans…

  • Be a part of history!

 [46:00] An advice for newbies!

Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

 "It's one thing to be a able to say that's not who I am, it's another to show matrix that express who I really am."

"Getting into the Nonprofit realm is ten times harder than the For-profit realm."

 "Don't reinvent the wheel find a way that makes the wheel work for you."

"You are not good at whatever you want to be good at, you are good at whatever you are meant to be good at!"

 Become a part of history!

Get your very own American Chopper Shirt.

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

Resources:

   

Bio:

CEO/Founder, Cowboy Jax Young is a disabled Veteran and suicide survivor with service-connected traumatic brain injury who founded Save Home Front (SHF) in 2016. Honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne Division, 1st of the 502nd Infantry “Air Assault.” After finding out that his battle buddy was killed in Iraq in ’03, he elected to pursue a career in professional entertainment which has proved to be multi-faceted, over 20 years.

This journey has led SHF in creating on-going relationships with celebrities, world influencers, and public figures who serve and support our country. These partnerships with Veterans and Community Neighbors (non-Veterans) is the purpose of the Life After the Uniform Movement; substantiating that “A proper depiction makes all the difference.”

SAVE Home Front (SHF)

Mission statement:

Provision of an opportunity system for U.S. Veteran careers, "A Help Up, Not a Hand Out."

Vision:

A world where Military Veterans and Community Neighbors understand their equal value, through the accurate depiction of one another.

Slogan:

"A Help Up, Not a Hand Out” in life after the uniform.

Motto:

A proper depiction makes all the difference.

“Cowboy” Jax Young

ceo.founder.shf@gmail.com

    
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Jan 26, 2021
Lane Belone; Unleash your Humble Alpha
57:26

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Lane Belone, a Special Forces (Green Beret) veteran who helps entrepreneurs achieve purpose and reach optimal performance. His experience builds trust and adaptability within executive teams, forming them into laser-focused “A-Teams”.

His travels to 40 countries, climbing mountains and roughing the Arctic helps lead others to breakthrough their unknowns, stepping into their greatness.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your Nonprofit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[02:18] What is a Humble Alpha? How it is useful for you?

 [05:25] Who Lane Belone is? Who you actually are?

  • Know where your best efforts are!

[14:53] You must know who you are and where your strengths are!

[20:06] The most critical part is actually doing it.

  • 'Can Do' attitude is must.

[24:40] Unleash your Humble Alpha….

[34:27] Trying to build Relational capital? (Here are some tips for you)

 [38:41] Giving is the highest level of Happiness.

[44:14] What is Martyr Syndrome?

[47:12] Quality of Life is enjoying every single present moment no matter where you find yourself.

 [52:55] Take a few minutes for yourself!

[55:46] We are what we decide!

 Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

 "You are a leader without a title."

"Just because you need help doesn't make you helpless."

"If you are hungry enough, you are gonna make stuff happen."

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.**

Get your copy of  "Unleash Your Humble Alpha: Own Your Presence in Life and Become the Epic Leader You Are Meant to Be."

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

 

Resources:

 

**Rules for the Giveaway could be found in the Group

Bio:

Lane Belone is a Special Forces (Green Beret) veteran who helps entrepreneurs achieve purpose and reach optimal performance. His experience builds trust and adaptability within executive teams, forming them into laser-focused “A-Teams”. His travels to 40 countries, climbing mountains and roughing the Arctic helps lead others to breakthrough their unknowns, stepping into their greatness.

With his business partner, Steven Kuhn, they both co-own the Vetpreneur Tribe, a 14,000 plus community of Veteran Entrepreneurs. They have recently released their latest book, Unleash Your Humble Alpha, available on Amazon.

Lane Belone
www.QOLEnterprises.com
www.HumbleAlpha.com/amazon

Unleash Your Humble Alpha https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08G38HK3Z&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_lDTOFbB522FBW

 

Jan 19, 2021
Mark Buzan; How to Jump Start Your Board of Directors
57:34

Mark has close to 2 decades of experience as a Board Director, Director of Communications, Government Relations, Marketing, and Business Development as well as a consultant to the private sector, government, and associations. Ultimately these roles lead towards becoming an Executive Director, President, and CEO of two national associations. After founding "Our Executive Director", an association management company where he's the Executive Director or two associations, Mark went on to found the Society of NonProfit Board Directors an association for volunteer board directors.

Mark has written 4 books for nonprofit boards on governance, strategy, implementing strategy, and recruiting the best board members that nonprofits need to succeed.

Mark Buzan

mark@nonprofitboarddirectors.org

819-639-8416
https://www.linkedin.com/in/executive-director/
https://www.youtube.com/user/mbuzan
https://www.ourexecutivedirector.com

Jan 12, 2021
Bruce Rosenthal; How to Create Sponsorships using their Marketing Budget
40:33

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Bruce Rosenthal, a strategic advisor, and consultant to associations and not-for-profit organizations, creating successful corporate partnership programs that increase revenue and add member/constituent value. Drawing from these experiences, Bruce understands the “ins and outs” of association structures, governance, member services, advocacy, education, revenue streams, and conferences.

One of Bruce’s significant accomplishments is the successful corporate partnership program he directed for a national association based on a major consultation with IEG (the leading sponsorship consulting firm at the time). He launched the program in 2009 and revamped it twice to keep pace with changes in the economy and the evolving needs of corporate partners. He demonstrates leadership in identifying and fostering corporate partnership and sponsorship best practices, opportunities, and solutions as convener of the DC-Area Partnership Professionals Network.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips for building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works.

Listen in now and be informed.

Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

Conversation Highlights:

[02:46] The journey to Bruce Rosenthal Associates, LLC

[12:14] Advertising a 'Thank You!'

[13:36] Bank cares about what's going on in the community.

[17:14] Organisation's mission comes first! (An example to make you understand what they want?)

[23:51] A Snap Recap!

[24:35] Understanding what a Brand is!

[25:45] Get advantage of Advanced Sponsorship to help your NonProfit.

[27:54] What questions do you want answered? (The importance of Member Driven Sponsorships)

[30:13] Find ways in which you can do things differently!

[35:21] The best way to research a Company.

Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

 "If a company is doing something that does not align with your mission, don't do it."

"Your Brand is who you are as a person!"

"If the value is there, there is no reason to go elsewhere!"

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.**

 "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"

**Rules for the Giveaway could be found in the Group

Bio:

Bruce Rosenthal has been involved in advancing corporate partnership programs for 20+ years. He is currently a strategic advisor, consultant, and educator to associations and nonprofit organizations, creating successful corporate partnership programs that increase revenue, add membership/constituent value, and foster sustainability.

Rosenthal demonstrates leadership in identifying and cultivating corporate sponsorship and partnership best practices, opportunities, and solutions as Convener of the Partnership Professionals Network (PPN), a national organization of executives representing associations and organizations. Rosenthal regularly facilitates PPN Idea Exchanges and co-presents full-day and half-day training workshops and webinars.

Previously, as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for a large national association, Rosenthal directed a successful corporate partnership program, re-launching the program in 2009. He applied a wealth of ideas, techniques, and proven strategies from extensive consultation with IEG, at that time the preeminent partnership program consulting firm. He innovated the program by revising the positioning, benefits, packaging, collateral, etc. to keep pace with changes in the economy and the marketplace.

Rosenthal does presentations at national conferences, at state conferences, and on webinars – in addition to writing articles and blog posts – on corporate partnership trends and strategies.

Bruce Rosenthal

 

 

Resources

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Jan 05, 2021
Eric Johnson; What are the 5 Capitals?
56:26

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Eric Johnson, a pastor, coach, and communicator seeking to cultivate thriving leadership for a striving world.

Currently, He serves as the pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Lake Orion, MI, where he leads a congregation that has gone through challenging times but has entered a period of revitalization. He is also the founder of Thrive Solutions, a consulting practice specializing in vision, strategic planning, organizational culture, and executive coaching.

He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. In addition to ministry, he has a background in sales, management, and financial service.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips for building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works.

 

Listen in now and be informed.

Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

Conversation Highlights:

[02:36] Eric's journey to strategic planning

[07:20] How can you take what you have, reformulate it, and get your own ship?

  • Figure out exactly who you are as an organization

[10:17] Getting the right people before you get the right work.

[14:08] How to approach the First Step towards a successful NonProfit? (The three questions of Success)

  • Who we are and who are we becoming as an organization?
  • What is the world we are trying to create?
  • How do we get from where we are to where we need to be?

[21:14] 'Vacation' does not mean the same to everyone.

[26:58] Some powerful tips for a startup organization (MUST LISTEN)*

  • What are the '5 capitals'?
  • What does the strategic plan calls for?

[36:42] What if people were built by their abilities?

[41:10] Being the best version of Yourself

[45:17] Are you a startup struggling to get traction?

[50:40] Not every good idea is a God idea.

 

Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!"

"COVID did not cause any problems, it just revealed them."

"You'll know what you do when you know who you are."

 

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.**

Resources:

Get your copy of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't

Book by James C. Collins

What Are The 5 Capitals

How to create a strategic plan that actually works

 

**Rules for the Giveaway could be found in the Group

As a pastor, coach, and consultant, I am passionate about seeing organizations thrive.

In my 15 years leading in businesses, non-profits, and churches, I’ve watched well-meaning leaders fail to align and motivate those within their organizations towards common goals.

This creates an environment of striving, causing stress, burnout, and division. These organizations fail to provide meaningful work for their employees and lasting value for the communities they serve.

At Thrive Solutions, we believe that, by defining and aligning organizational culture, leaders and teams can move forward together towards sustainable success. This alignment brings clarity of purpose and ownership of the mission at every level of the organization.

In addition to my work at Thrive Solutions, I serve as pastor of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Lake Orion, MI, where I have led the same practices and processes I apply in my consulting work. I am also a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Luther Seminary and worked in sales, management, and financial services before entering into ministry.

How to Contact Eric Johnson

eric@thrivesolutions.cc

www.thrivesolutions.cc
https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivingleadershipgroup/
https://www.facebook.com/ejthrive/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejthrive/

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

Dec 29, 2020
Debbie Korge; Do you Need A Policy For Everything?
01:13:46

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Debbie Korge.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit run smoother.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[03:30] Why Nonprofits?

[04:46] Debbie's experience in Nonprofits

[09:23] The need for policies and procedures

[10:24] What are the 3 main Policy Areas?

[13:50] What must be in your policy? How to make sure that you are doing it right?

[19:42] Do you need to spend all the money?

[20:55] Should you have a policy for everything?

[24:55] Know your data!

[26:54] What policies should you have in order to handle your documents?

[37:32] Do you really need a policy about job description?

[42:21] What kind of positions need to have a description?

[48:30] Disaster preparednees

Remarkable quotes:

"Help those who are helping others."

"Have you told them what they are supposed to do?"

"By-laws is the governing document."

 

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.*

*Rules for the Giveaway could be found in the Group

Bio

Born in Washington, DC Deborah D. Korge grew up “in the shadow of the Washington Monument” in Fairfax County, Virginia where her father was a public school teacher after retiring from the military and her mother was actively involved in local and community projects and organizations that improved the quality of life in the neighborhoods in which she grew up.
A graduate of James Madison University in Virginia, Mrs. Korge moved to Miami in 1988 where she has been active in the nonprofit community as she feels the best way to learn about a new community is to become involved. She became actively involved in the Junior League of Miami in 1991 where she held many leadership positions, including President. It is the training and leadership experience that led her to working and volunteering in the non-profit sector.
Her volunteer experience with the Junior League of Miami has helped her develop skills that have led to invitations to sit on numerous boards and advisory committees which include CHARLEE, a former foster care agency where she first learned about Casa Valentina; the Education Fund; Informed Families; the City of Coral Gables Beautification Committee and Education Advisory Committee; and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. While she always sees many opportunities to get involved, she has chosen to focus on issues that affect women and children.
Mrs. Korge sat on the planning committee for the early education program for Miami-Dade County which led to the formation of The Children’s Trust and the state’s voluntary Pre-K program as well as on former Mayor Alex Penelas’ Planning Committee on Health Care Access for the Disadvantaged.
Deborah D. Korge now provides consulting services to non-profits through her company, South Florida Philanthropic Consulting Services, LLC. She focuses on capacity-building support to ensure and sustain their growth as well as fundraising and operational support. Prior to starting her own business, she worked for and led several non-profits in the Miami-Dade County community, most recently with The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade which provided grants to organizations working with women and girls while advocating on issues to improve their quality of life. She was hired as their Director of Development and then became their Executive Director during a transitional period of the organization. Before that, she was the Executive Director of Casa Valentina, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to at-risk youth and youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. Prior to joining Casa Valentina, she worked at Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, best known as the statewide sponsor of the Red Ribbon Campaign, as Vice President of Development and Vice President of Operations.
She is married and has three sons. During her free time, she loves to travel, read, and cook.

Contact Info

 

ddkorge@icloud.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddkorge/
https://www.facebook.com/sflapc
sflapc.com

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect 

 

Dec 22, 2020
Francisco Oller Garcia; A good story behind a good cause
38:18

In this episode of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast, Travis talks with Francisco Oller Garcia, a marketing and operations professional who works with forward-thinking consultants, advisers, and executives to design innovative group health strategies that measurably improve health outcomes and deliver a strong ROI.

Recently recognized as a Rising Star by Employee Benefit Adviser, Francisco is a deeply analytical thinker, goal-oriented problem solver, and lifelong learner.

Starting from their own experience, they share some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit more effective.

Listen in now and be informed.

Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

Conversation Highlights:

[02:51] How to get people involved in your mission?

[05:37] What is the reason behind raising money for your Nonprofit?

[08:01] A good story behind a good cause!

[13:32] Getting the word out…..

[16:23] We don’t see behind the scenes, we only end up seeing the finished product.

[18:12] Retaining the alumni.

[21:56] Giving them a reason to come back!

 [24:40] How to craft Micro Content?

 [29:08] Strategic Partnerships and getting involved with Logo Organizations

 [32:50] Be resourceful with the resources you have.

 [34:28] You don’t have to have all the answers.

Remarkable quotes:

"If you wanna go fast, go alone! If you wanna go far, go in a group!”

“They don’t know you if they can’t find you.”

“The more people we have, the more our voice grows stronger.”

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.*

*The Rules for the Giveaway could be found at facebook.com/groups/nonprofitarchitect

Bio

Francisco Oller is the Digital Operations and Marketing Specialist for BeniComp Health Solutions, a health tech company in the insurance space. He is also an active civic member, community builder, and advocate of lifelong learning. He is the Marketing Chair for the University of Tampa's Board of Counselors, on the Digital Marketing Advisory Board Member for The University of South Florida, and involved with Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay. Earlier this year Employee Benefit Adviser recognized him as a Rising Star and recently he was named a LinkedIn Sales Star. He holds a B.S. in Management from Providence College and an MBA with a Marketing concentration from the University of Tampa.

Contact Infomration

follergarcia@gmail.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francisco-oller-garcia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitamincisco
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vitamincisco/

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

Community: ttps://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect

Dec 15, 2020
Steven Aguiar; Creating a Blueprint for Nonprofit Success
35:06

In this episode of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast, Travis talks with Steven Aguiar, a full-stack digital marketer and founder of Blue Wing and Good Goes Further. He has deep experience using digital marketing to drive positive outcomes for businesses and mission-driven organizations.

He has worked with dozens of companies to grow and convert an audience throughout the entire marketing funnel. He has a BA from Brown University and is a Facebook, Google, and HubSpot-certified professional.

This episode is packed with valuable content and ends with some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Join the Nonprofit AllianceStruggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Architect Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

Conversation Highlights:

[02:05] Custom growth marketing blueprints for Nonprofits.

[04:59] Getting your words out…..

[08:40] Give people a reason to come back to you. But how?

[11:35] How to structure your ads to bring more traffic

[14:39] How to track your targeted audience

[17:23] Are Facebook ads different from Instagram ads?

[21:32] Creating a blueprint to success……

[26:28] How to use Tik Tok and drop shipping to raise funds for your Nonprofit

[30:51] The need to know where your fanbase is.

[31:52] The reason behind Good Goes Further.

Remarkable quotes:

"Everything either costs money or time."

"Be an authoritative publisher"

 "If they can't find you, they can't donate"

Special Reminder:

Share an episode of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast and tag Travis on social media to be entered in a chance to win a $200 donation to your cause.

*The Rules for the Giveaway could be found at facebook.com/groups/nonprofitarchitect

Resources and Contact Info:

• Join Steven's Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/goodgoesfurther/videos/?ref=page_internal
• Tune in to his Workshops at https://goodgoesfurther.com/blueprints/
• steven@bluewing.co


• https://goodgoesfurther.com/


• https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenaguiar/

 

I am a full-stack digital marketer and founder of BlueWing and Good Goes Further. I have deep experience using digital marketing to drive positive outcomes for businesses and mission-driven organizations.

Early in my career, I managed social media and audience development for independent and venture-backed publishing startups, where I cut my teeth as a one-person digital marketing department. Now four years into my consulting journey, I have worked with dozens of companies to grow and convert an audience throughout the entire marketing funnel. I have a BA from Brown University and am a Facebook, Google, and HubSpot-certified professional.

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: nonprofitarchitect.org Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect

Dec 08, 2020
Monica Stoneking; Give them a reason to know who you are
41:00

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Monica Stoneking, founder of SK Consulting to help individuals, small businesses, growing businesses and non-profit organizations develop strategic branding, marketing and outreach plans.

She has more than 20 years experience in strategic branding, marketing and communications. From Concept to Creation to Implementation, they help you take control of your marketing!

  Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward?Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[01:59] Combining Passion, Time and Experience to help small Nonprofits to compete against big dogs.

[07:42] Engagement in unique ways!

[11:32] Working with grass-root organisations.(Setting up a National Virtual Talent Show)

[20:16] Targeting the right audience……

[27:42] What is it you want to do?(The need for Research)

[30:59] Marketing during the Pandemic.

[34:07] Give them a reason to know who you are.

Remarkable quotes:

"Different is what we need right now!"

"If you don't understand what you do, nobody else will."

"The key for any Nonprofit is to stand out and stand above."

Special Reminder:

Join the Facebook mastermind group launched by Travis and get a chance to win a $200 donation for your Nonprofit.*

 Bio:

Monica is a firm believer that any business can be successful if the right plan is in place.  You can have all of the passion in the world for your business, its products or services and your customers.  However, that passion needs to be put into a plan - a strategic plan.

Monica has been very fortunate in her personal and professional lives.  She has worked for great organizations that make positive differences in the lives of others. Her goal and mission in life has always been to help others succeed.
​ 

Through SK Consulting, Monica is able to do what she loves - and she loves what she does.  She’s honored to serve businesses that help people get and stay healthy. She is touched by the mission of the non-profit organizations I help. She is inspired by the small business owners, the entrepreneurs who help sustain our local economy.  She understands the struggle of working within a limited budget and wants to help their partners maximize their business potential while minimizing their expenditures.

As wife and a mom to an nine-year old boy and three four-legged kiddos, she appreciates the value of a dollar.  Knowing the difference between necessities and luxuries is vital.  Let's just say, the Dollar Store is her friend.

Monica Stoneking received a B.S. in Communications/Journalism from Truman State University and earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Monica Stoneking

816-808-9101

monica@stonekingconsulting.com

Facebook.com/MonicaStoneking

 

 *Rules for the Giveaway could be found in the Group

Dec 01, 2020
Bethany Snyder; Engaging legislative advocacy
35:48

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Bethany Snyder, founded Snyder Strategies to share and leverage my deep understanding of the advocacy world with non-profits and social justice organizations. She is a seasoned professional and an expert in managing strategic communications, leading successful advocacy initiatives, designing innovative outreach and engagement programs, and running high-profile campaigns.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[00:40] What is Snyder strategies?(A roadmap to Success…)

[06:39] Building the foundation of a legislative business.

[12:11] The lower you get into government, the more concentrated your efforts are!

[16:53] Does statistics matter?

[19:01] Engaging legislative advocacy……

[22:39] A message to those who are scared to get engaged.

[28:24] What is the easiest way to get a policy's priorities met?

[30:49] Is there any special thing that you need to consider if your organization is funded by government?

 Remarkable quotes:

 "I want to help the world."

"You need to know who to call."

"Collective Will of the community is required to make it done."

Special Reminder:

Want to power up your advocacy efforts? Book a free 45-minute consultation call with Bethany Snyder.

 Resources:

Bio

Bethany is an advocacy strategist, enthusiast, and optimist. She works with nonprofit organizations to help them realize their people power and pass good policy. 

With over 15 years of experience in communications, advocacy, and public affairs, Bethany is an expert in managing strategic communications, leading successful advocacy initiatives, designing innovative outreach and engagement programs, and running high-profile campaigns. Having worked for various non-profit organizations, she has a passion for ensuring non-profits and social justice organizations use their voices and expertise to influence policies that impact those most in need. 

Before she founded Snyder Strategies, Bethany served as the Director of Communications and Outreach for Harbage Consulting where she advised health care clients on strategic communications and outreach strategies. 

Before joining Harbage Consulting, Bethany managed communications for Health Access California, a health care advocacy organization. Bethany also led the statewide outreach efforts for MNsure, Minnesota’s state-based health insurance  marketplace, on behalf of the consulting firm Grassroots Solutions. 

From 2009 to 2014, Bethany served as the Health Care Representative/Field Director for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) in his state office. In this capacity, she managed the Senator’s health care and LGBTQ stakeholder relations in Minnesota, advancing the Senator’s priorities by soliciting feedback and support from stakeholders for key legislative proposals and leveraging and highlighting Minnesota’s best practices in health care.

Bethany received her bachelor of arts in sociology and women’s studies from the University of Iowa and has a master in public policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. 

In her spare time, Bethany leads Central Iowa Rainbow Families which provides support, social, and advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ-identified parents in central Iowa. She and her partner are also donors and active volunteers for the Family Equality Council. After spending a few years in Northern California, Bethany and her family recently moved back to the Midwest. 

Nov 24, 2020
Amy Fazio; Magnify Your Mission
44:22

 

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Amy Fazio, an Experienced community builder and nonprofit leader with a proven track record and passion for fundraising, community engagement, and capacity building.

She is the founder and CEO of 'Magnify Your Mission System' to help nonprofit executives at every stage of growth to declutter their fundraising, magnify their message, supercharge their engagement, and call in the resources they need to make their BIG Vision real.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward?Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[02:45] What is 'Magnify Your Mission'? How can it help you?

[05:44] Simplifying the process of fundraising.

Takeaway #2 : Check out the Interview with Steven Kuhn where they discuss how to solve the unsolvable problems.

[11:67] We(Nonprofits) are community builders.

[16:49] Connecting entrepreneurs to your Nonprofit.

[22:44] Know why your donors are donating.

[21:50] Do less and do it right!

[27:61] Why is it necessary to invite yourself to the party?

[29:54] Getting used to be a little uncomfortable is a part of leadership.

[31:57] Converting your hurdles into new opportunities.

[36:51] TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Remarkable Quotes:

"Our country would look very different without us."

"We are helping the helpers!"

"Pedaling hard won't get you to your destination if you are not going down the right river."

Special Reminder:

Make sure to contact Travis and Amy in order to boost your Nonprofit.

Get the help you need!

 About Amy:

Hi! My name is Amy Fazio and fundraising fires me up! I’m focused on helping nonprofit executives at every stage of growth to declutter their fundraising, magnify their message, supercharge their engagement, and call in the resources they need.

You'd think that if you help a national nonprofit 2x their revenue, $1 million in the bank, increase their staff by 40%, and secure massive sponsors you'd feel satisfied... in reality, I was burned out. But let's take a step back.

As a CEO of a national trade association we were updating, upgrading and getting amazing results. I should have felt satisfied, happy even with our successes. It wasn’t that difficult to expand our outreach. It wasn’t that hard to engage with potential donors. Truthfully, it wasn’t even that hard to raise money. So you might think it was a huge success.

In reality, I was burned out. I wasn’t sleeping, I was waking up early to catch flights and deliver my elevator speeches in boardrooms from Florida to California. The insane pressure to keep the momentum going was very real.

And I started to wonder if I could show other people how to leverage their relationships and position to attract donors to achieve the Big Vision faster WITHOUT burning out.

I began sharing my process that had raised millions and millions of dollars ~ my secret sauce.

Throughout my 25-year career, I’ve served as an educator, volunteer, fundraiser, community organizer, community health counselor, nonprofit executive, CEO, consultant, and board member.

​My diverse perspective and first-hand experience over the years has taught me that we have big challenges and we need big systems change to solve them.

The Magnify Your Mission CoLAB™ was born to offer a community for leaders of different industries and size who want to accelerate real transformation for those they serve.

Are you done with the 24/7 hustle, unrealistic expectations on a shoestring budget, lackluster support from board and community, tired of begging for money, or never sure where the funding is coming from?

I’m excited to help leaders scale their mission by finding an easier way to attract their ideal donors who are ready to give so you can create more impact and have more peace.

amyfazio17@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/amyafazio

Nov 17, 2020
How Do you Increase Donor Retention? An Interview with Gabe Cooper
34:55

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Gabe Cooper, the Founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, a CRM and Marketing platform helping charities increase their impact and do more good. His drive stems from a passion to create market-defining software and help charities reimagine generosity.

He co-founded Brushfire Interactive and Shotzoom Software where my team and built a series of successful products in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Their work has been featured on CNN, Apple's WWDC, the New York Times, Mashable, USA Today, and Wired Magazine.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward?Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[00:43] Virtuous is more than just a CRM. It helps nonprofit teams create responsive donor experiences that improve retention and increase impact at scale.

[02:32] A working relation with Brady.

[04:17] What keeps Virtuous going?

[10:47] What is the best way for nonprofits to increase the donor retention?

[13:43] Gratitude is the best gift you can give to your donors.

[20:29] Practices that NonProfits can implement to increase their generosity.

[25:00] What can you do in this COVID situation?

[30:34] The need to know your donation pattern.

[31:32] Want to boost Your nonprofit and increase your donor's retention? Check out Virtuous.

Remarkable quotes:

"We are helping the helpers!"

"Now is the time when our cause is more important than ever."

"Start right now!"

Special Reminder:

Visit Virtuous.org/responsive to get your FREE Responsive Fundraising Blueprint and make sure to check out the book on Amazon.

Bio

Gabe Cooper is the Founder and CEO of Virtuous, a Responsive CRM & Marketing Platform helping nonprofits build lasting relationships with their donors. He is also the author of the top-selling book Responsive Fundraising and co-host of the Responsive Fundraiser podcast. After serving in a leadership role at a large nonprofit, Gabe went on to help build a series of successful software products in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His team's products have been featured in Wired, USA Today, NY Times, and Apple's WWDC. His drive stems from a passion to create market-defining software and help charities reimagine generosity.

Contact Info:

gabec@virtuoussoftware.com

Website: https://www.virtuouscrm.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirtuousCRM
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/virtuous

 

Nov 10, 2020
What are the benefits of Practicing Curiosity? An Interview with Sonia Chavez
46:50

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Sonia Chavez,  the founder of Looking2Leap LLC with a life mission to transform leadership and create spaces where those who have been forgotten can remember and reclaim themselves.

She is a veteran, an entrepreneur, a seasoned analyst, a leadership expert, an empath, and a certified life coach.

They discuss on those minute details that unknowingly become dangerous for your Nonprofit.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation highlights:

Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward?Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[02:45] An advice to those who are overwhelmed.

[07:36] How woman crush man in every category out there!

[12:14] What you can do for yourself?

[18:40] Are you taking the time to sit with yourself?

[21:26] Be who you are and take ownership of your life.

[26:05] You have the choice to respond!

[30:31] What are the benefits of Practicing Curiosity?

[33:35] Are you addicted to your own emotional drama?

[34:06] Go to the first episode of NonProfit Architect and read the PDF about Travis's life and his childhood.

[37:01] Gratitude is one of the most powerful thing that we have access to.

[40:01] What does it mean to have a personal belief system?

Remarkable quotes:

" Women have really powerful entrepreneurial skills."

"Women are always doing something for others."

"Don't believe everything you think."

"People tried to kill me" - Travis

Bio

Sonia Chavez is the founder of Looking2Leap LLC with a life mission to liberate youth and others from toxic generational patterns by remembering and reclaiming the powerful soul they are. She is a veteran, an entrepreneur, a seasoned analyst, a leadership expert, an empath, and a certified life coach. She grew up poor in money, rich in love, and with a shadow of family addiction that followed her everywhere. She spent her life running from shame, addicted to alcohol and achievement. No amount of numbing or success could fill her emptiness. With the support and guidance of key mentors, coaches, and leadership training, Sonia took a deep journey of self-healing and self-love. Through this work she was guided to her calling of creating safe spaces for deep souls to explore their beautiful mess and set themselves free! She is an experienced leader, trained facilitator, and fierce soul coach. Sonia is an advocate for at-risk youth, and underrepresented communities. She loves working with eager, dynamic youth and adults who are heavily focused on social justice and leadership within their communities. Sonia loves to spend her time reading, volunteering, outdoors, meeting interesting people, and anything that involves learning new complex ideas to make the world a happier place!

Resources

http://www.looking2leap.com/

sonia@looking2leap.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-chavez-23b239178

https://www.facebook.com/Leaping2Lead/

https://www.instagram.com/looking2leap/

 

Nov 03, 2020
Interview with Lewis Chaney
40:23

Communication has been a vital part for the human civilization. But do it play a major role in pushing your nonprofit forward?

 

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Lewis Chaney, a business Storytelling Consultant and a Public Speaking Coach. Lewis is a TEDX Alumni, Photojournalist and a Director with extensive background in Television News, Entertainment News, Commercial Advertising and Independent Film.

 

They discuss on those minute details that unknowingly become dangerous for your Nonprofit. Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit stand out.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation highlights:

[00:34] Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward? Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[02:50] The worst thing you can ever say is I'll wing it!

[06:38] She said, "If you don't listen to me, you don't want to listen to me."

[11:00] Getting to that damn point!

[16:58] She had no idea what a phonebook is!

[20:11] Find out if Travis is started getting selfish. What's your magic bullet for getting over fear?

[24:37] The weights(at gym) don't get lighter, they weigh the same instead you grow stronger.

[30:05] You owe them to give them your best!

[34:42] Takeaway #2 : Check out Lewis's course on his website. Let the best speaker speak out of you!

Remarkable quotes:

"If you clutter things people aren't paying attention to you anymore."

"You coming late and you get out early"

"If you wanna get your message out, you might just have a moment or two! "

"If I have a 3 hour speech to give, I'll get up and write it right now. No big deal!

If I only have 20 minutes, I'll put in 10 hours to make sure those 20 minutes are as synchronised as possible.

And if I only have 5 minutes, I'll spend the whole week to make sure I maximize each and every second I am allotted."

Bio

Over the course of a long, award-winning career, Lewis Chaney has told tens of thousands of stories in Television News, Entertainment News, Commercial Advertising, and Independent Film, working with everyone from the homeless to the rich and famous. In addition, he has trained over 100 journalists and photojournalists, is a TEDX alumni and award winning speaker.
As CEO of GET TO THE DAMN POINT, LLC, he's here to do just that helping you save time, increase your value and raise the bar in your nonprofit.

Resources


  • - lewis@gettothedamnpoint.com
    - www.gettothedamnpoint.com
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEkacqryFyL_oRwhDomeDBg?view_as=subscriber
    - https://www.facebook.com/Gettothedamnpoint-637581246866849
    - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-d-chaney/

Oct 27, 2020
Why do you need a Big Bold Brand? An Interview with Karley Cunningham
55:47

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect,

Travis talks with Karley Cunningham, a big thinker as well as the creative strategist and business accelerator at BigBoldBrand. She's written for well-respected publications and is a sought-after speaker and mentor for several National and international business organizations. Her past career as a pro Elite Athlete has taught her to be performance driven and now she is filled by a natural collision between business development brand and good design.

Listen in now and be informed.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:20] Takeaway #1 : Struggling to move your Non-profit forward?Join the Nonprofit Alliance, a mastermind group launched by Travis, where we talked with nonprofit leaders and branding experts on how to stand out among the crowd!

[03:20] Why do magic happen when everything is aligned?

[06:25] Takeaway #2 : Check out Travis on Facebook.

[08:34] "To develop a whole community, you must work on the layout of the neighbourhood and where the house of each individual is."

[10:20] Are the tactics in alignment with your purpose? Are they in alignment with your guiding principles?

[15:30] Do your Non- profit has a separate personality?

[17:17] When I say thank you at the end, they are gonna say 'my pleasure'. The values they embody in their service, I am going to get that same Chick-Fil-A experience, no matter where I eat!

[17:30] Is your Mac better than my PC?

[19:10] Takeaway #3 : Go to BigBoldBrand and follow along with the elements and evolution, and see how you can implement these things!

[19:40] It is a lot easier for the cops to chase a thief, when they know who he/she is.

[25:40] Knowing the best way to support them is only half the battle, the other half is taking the action.

[29:40] Travis's promise is disapproving?

[36:35] My client/donor is my hero!

[42:18] The pitch introduction is the tip of the iceberg; a lot of the stuff is under the water.

[47:08] The most impactful stories are very short.

Remarkable Quotes:

[09:35] "When you shift your foundation, the whole thing comes down!"

Resources:

 

Karley Cuningham takes organizations from over-crowded, competitive spaces out into  blue ocean territory where they can confidently stand-out and thrive. Non-profits seeking to make an even bigger impact in their space retain Karley to get clear on their  purpose, messaging and sharpen their brand and marketing strategies to generate more  awareness and raise more money.  

Providing non-profit leadership teams with the critical strategies and tools needed to  attract and retain ideal donors, develop a great memorable brand and effective  marketing, Karley’s international client-base benefits from accelerated growth, increased  exposure and stability.  

Having built three successful businesses, Karley knows what it takes to start, build and  lead a company that delivers results. She has written for well-respected publications, is a  sought after speaker and mentor for several national and international business  organizations. Believing deeply in the practice of ‘givers gain’ she is well-known and  networked.  

As a former pro athlete, Karley is performance driven. An avid mountain athlete, she is a  two-time finisher of the BC Bike Race, a seven-day, 325 km, mountain bike stage race.  When not focusing on the business or expanding her network, she can be found  challenging herself, on the single-track trails of the Pacific Northwest either on  her bike or running.

 

Oct 20, 2020
Jared Ledbetter: What is the Story-Brand Framework?
40:43

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Jared Ledbetter, founder of Carbon Digital, and has been working on Web design and SEO. He discusses branding, particularly the Story-Brand Framework, and highlights key factors to consider in website design and management.

Listen now and be enlightened

Conversation Highlights

[01:11] How Carbondigital US started

[03:23] Before you start a website,  you have to figure out who you are; the Story-Brand Framework

[05:48] The Donor is the hero of the story

[08:08] As a Nonprofit, you have at least 3 audiences; the target you provide services to, those providing the services within your organization, and the donor group.

[12:16].Jared describes different applications of the Story-Brand Framework.

[15:30] The Story-Brand Script

[14:36] Having the right story behind your brand makes the biggest impact

[17:03] Jared shares a few tools he uses to track activities of visitors on his website

[19:38] The goal is to keep them on the website longer

[23:21] Goal-oriented mindset is how you track how well you are doing

[26:39] For people who visit your website to take action, you want to ensure the process takes the smallest number of clicks possible.

[31:04 ] As a nonprofit, you are a brand

[34:48] Everything that you do is a never-ending process; you're never going to stop analyzing and making changes

[36:39] Every single post you do as a nonprofit should not be an Ask.

[38:33] How to Contact Jared

 

Remarkable Quotes:

[13:44] “When you achieve consistency, the probability of obtaining more success is exponential”.

[14:32] “Facts tell; Stories sell”.

[31:04] “As a nonprofit, you are a brand”.

[34:33] “You as the beacon for your brand, must be authentic”.

 

BIO

USMC Veteran with a career in supply & logistics, while operating a digital agency. Self-taught in web development, Jared has built websites for companies like Kraft Works, Good Uncle and Pepsi!

Jared has since expanded into areas like marketing, app development, data analysis and growth strategies. In June 2020, Jared also launched the Digital Battlefield podcast!

Jared Ledbetter

jared@carbondigital.us

https://www.facebook.com/carbondigitalus
https://www.instagram.com/carbondigitalus/
https://twitter.com/carbondigitalus
https://www.linkedin.com/company/carbondigital/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gYVAYuXT3cFt772gAOKFQ
https://anchor.fm/digital-battlefield

 

Oct 15, 2020
Isaac Belden: A new way to partner with business
30:00

Credit card processing isn’t often a term you associate with nonprofits, but somehow Isaac Beldon makes it work.

Not only does he make it work...but he created a nonprofit himself that grew out of a 1-day event.

And it all started with Isaac taking a telemarketing job from Craigslist.

In this episode, we talk with Isaac Beldon about his journey from a veteran to entrepreneur to entrepreneur who created an innovative program that allows businesses to save money while also donating a portion of their sales to their favorite nonprofits.

If you are a business who is tired of paying those expensive credit card processing and looking for a way to save (while also helping your local community) or if you are a nonprofit looking for a way to establish revenue and relationships with businesses in your community, this episode is something you don’t want to miss!

Key Takeaways for Your NonProfit

  • How a veteran is transforming the credit card industry
  • How Isaac’s vision of a nonprofit started with just one event
  • Finding purpose after military service
  • A quick look at the payment processing scene..from a business owner’s point of view
  • What kind of business/non-profit relationships
  • Why your nonprofit needs to be visible to grow
  • Why you need to take a minute and be aware of the powerful work you do as a nonprofit

Conversation Highlights

[0:56] The journey from veteran to entrepreneur

[2:48} Getting into the credit card processing industry...with values

[5:14] How nonprofits & businesses can work together for profit.. and community service

[6:26]The amazing story of a nonprofit that launched in just 8 days

[12:18] Travis’ story

[15:11] How does 12B Capital work for nonprofits and businesses?

[17:36] Payment processing

[24:00] Why supporting local nonprofits is a great marketing move for business owners

[26:12] The power of visibility in promoting your nonprofit

[28:00] Giving appreciation to the work of nonprofits

Quotes to Remember

“I’m what you might call...an accidental entrepreneur.”

“I was making a bunch of money but I was miserable....”

“We started giving 10% of our proceeds to nonprofits...We didn’t ask them for anything.”

“It’s a beautiful thing.. because businesses want to support nonprofits. At the same time, they want to save money.”

“Veterans, in general, have this ‘Oh crap, what do I do now?’ moment.”

“I hadn’t put together an event...ever. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing.”

“Seeing the excitement that I felt inside about what I was doing reflected in the eyes of the people that I was talking about it was just unbelievable.”

“Thank you to anybody listening..that runs a nonprofit because I know that your job isn’t easy and you choose to do it anyway.”

About Our Guest: Isaac Beldon

Isaac Beldon is a father, former combat veteran, and the founder of 12B Capital, a payment processing company that donates to nonprofit at no cost while offering lowering costs for business owners. Isaac is also the co-founder of Beldon Nu ‘uvali Solutions and the CEO of the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance. In addition, he is also a board member for Advocates Against Family Violence, Chemo Buddies 4 Life, and a strategic partner for the Wyakin Foundation.

Find out more about Isaac by email or at 12B Capital.

For more information about the 12B Gives program

For more information about the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance

Resources

Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance

12B Capital

Oct 13, 2020
Your marketing needs an ebook; an Interview with Elizabeth Pampalone
38:51

If you’re a busy nonprofit looking to get the word out about what you do, marketing advice can be a confusing mix of tools, techniques, and strategies that require time (and often) a lot of money.

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to just work with someone who could get your nonprofit’s marketing up and running in 5 days without all the stress?

Welcome to the 5-day solution of Elizabeth Pampalone.

Elizabeth has worked in the marketing field for over 20 years and has refined her company’s method in just 5 days.

That’s right. Five days.

But we’re not talking about 5 days  of “planning”.

We’re talking about 5 days where your branding, website, social media, and blogging are all set up for the year.

Tune in your business could benefit from this kind of superpower. Elizabeth drops a lot of knowledge in a little over 30 minutes that could change the way your nonprofit does everything related to marketing.

Key Takeaways for Your NonProfit

  • The 5 pillars of Elizabeth’s 5-day marketing system
  • The 3 important branding questions
  • Why your marketing needs an eBook (or other lead magnet)
  • The one book Elizabeth hands out to every client
  • How to design a complete a website in one day
  • Getting over website plan problems
  • The one thing every nonprofit website should focus on
  • Breaking up with the “we don’t know what to sell” mindset
  • Why your nonprofit needs to stop chasing marketing algorithms
  • How nonprofits can blow with impacts in less time (even if you’re not a writer)
  • How to structure your email marketing for your nonprofit
  • The different challenges in marketing as a nonprofit

 

Conversation Highlights

[0:42]The overview of Elizabeth’s 5-day marketing strategy

[1:49] How does Elizabeth’s strategy get results in 5 days?

[3:00] The 3 branding questions every nonprofit must ask

[4:07] eBook tips

[7:41] Elizabeth’s teaching tool

[9:51] Website planning

[11:44] The one thing

[13:30] What can you sell as a nonprofit?

[15:01] Social media marketing

[20:00] Blogging

[20:53] How to start an effective blog post in 9 sentences

[24:23] Email marketing

[29:52] What if you’re a new nonprofit

[31:00] What next?

Quotes to Remember

“We also talk about their audience because that’s the first piece of branding: Who are we talking to?”

“I’ve heard people work on websites for 4 years, which I thought was insane.”

“Google is not a search engine anymore. It’s a question engine.”

About Our Guest: Elizabeth Pampalone

Elizabeth Pampalone is an international speaker, expert marketer with over 20 years of experience, workshop facilitator, podcaster, and consultant who has worked with a variety of brands and businesses, from nonprofits to interior designers and everything in between.

She can be reached at Absolute Marketing or Beyond the Cause

 Resources

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Website for Elizabeth’s Social Media Toolkit

 

 

 

Oct 06, 2020
Interview with Marc Summe
22:32

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Marc Summe, CEO of the Minute7 software company. They review the software from its functionality and benefits to the price offers as well as other useful free tools that nonprofit organizations can maximize starting up.

Listen in now and be informed

Conversation Highlights

[00:27] Find out about the Nonprofit Architect Alliance, the mastermind group Travis is launching, by sending an email to Travis with the subject line “Nonprofit Alliance”

[00:58] Takeaway #1: Minute7 is a software admin tool that helps companies with tracking time and can be synced with a QuickBooks account to save the extra time and effort required to enter the whole data manually.

[05:27] For now, Minute7 is only integrated with QuickBooks but it will soon be integrated with Zero   

[06:20] Marc discloses that while the total price is $8 per month per active user, he is offering a 20% discount to all listeners of the Nonprofit Architect who send him an email at marc@minute7.com with the subject line “Nonprofit Architect Listener”

[08:57] His experience growing up with a single mom carrying the entire load inspired his search to work with a nonprofit that supports single moms, listeners with any related information can contact Marc

[13:27] Takeaway #2:  A list of free tools Marc’s company has been using to work remotely including Zoom, Slack, Gmail, Zendesk (for customer support)

[18:58] Follow Travis on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nonprofitarchitect ) and check his timeline 7th of August to see all the free tools available for startup businesses

[21:13] For help with entrepreneurship, business startups, or software companies, contact Marc at marc@minute7.com

 

Remarkable Quotes:
[18:31] “In a lot of ways we are really lucky to be in this world at this time, if we are interested in starting our own thing, it’s easier than it’s ever been because of all these tools out there for us.”

Marc is the CEO of Minute7, which does time and expense tracking for professional service businesses. Minute7 helps professionals service businesses get paid faster from their customers. The company is bootstrapped, has thousands of users and doubled its revenue last year.

Prior to Minute7 Marc worked in finance and private equity. He met a lot of successful entrepreneurs along the way before deciding to make the leap himself. He walks to the office every day and loves the autonomy that comes with running your own business.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-summe-15b3293/
https://www.minute7.com/

Sep 29, 2020
How to turn your website into an active employee; Interview with Steven Kuhn
42:33

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Steven Kuhn, head of Quality of Life Enterprises, and discusses the importance of you being the brand and how to make your website an employee.

Be engrossed in this very illuminating conversation

Conversation Highlights

[01:06] Steven Kuhn introduces Quality Of Life Enterprises

[02:54] Your website should be working for you

[03:59] Steven discusses in detail a unique strategy for creating a stable source of donations by maximizing your website to get micro donations

[06:28] Only 1-3% of people donate or buy the first time they see anything

[09:47] Segmenting your audience is key because you want to know how to talk to them

[14:22] You can't ever pull anyone to you if you're trying to get donations, you have to meet them where they are, psychologically; if they're mad you've got to meet them where they're mad.

[18:06] The leader of your nonprofit organization needs to be the brand; Steve describes how he created his brand from himself

[23:45] The concept of Creating Space; to solve unsolvable problems

[31:00] The Life Enterprise Concept: Just like the CEO of a business enterprise, you're the CEO of your life enterprise

[34:57] If you look at any situation in your life and how you reacted, you can trace that reaction back to a thought that you had about what happened, not necessarily what happened itself

[38:54] Every healthy relationship in life is based on integrity

[39.07] How to contact Steve

Facebook: Steven Kuhn official (the daily purge)

Or send a message to "Steven Eugene Kuhn"

Website: www.qolenterprises.com

Personal website: www.steven-kuhn.com

Remarkable Quotes:

[14:02] "People think you have to give out of love, but people give out of hate; you don't have to be happy to give"

[24:20] "In a conversation, the only thing you truly 100% control is your intention"

[30:42] "It's not cool to say I don't care what you think about me, that means you don't care about them either"

[34:04] "The Bible says don't curse a deaf man, not because of what it does to the deaf man but what it does to you"

[37:20] "The right thing is giving people your time when you're in front of them anyway"

Steven Kuhn is a decorated United States army combat veteran, speaker, author, and consultant who helps individuals dramatically improve their quality life through the consistent, conscious application of Honesty, Integrity and Transparency.

Steven and his team help leaders increase and scale their existing influence through mastering the art of relational capital through HIT- Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency. Steven's HIT philosophy unleashes your inner authenticity, increases revenue, and supercharges your mindset to wield influence.

 

Many leaders only feel powerful in their own area of responsibility. Steven focuses on “amplifying” your Humble Alpha to dominate any domain. All rooted from Investing in Relational Capital in your life enterprise.

 

HIT, relational capital and your Life Enterprise will put you head and shoulders above all others who always seek the next newest external solution. Steven's method works from the inside out. It is long-term.

 

Unleash Your Humble Alpha Leader

 

Steven Eugene Kuhn

steveneugenekuhn@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenekuhn/
https://www.facebook.com/stevenekuhn
https://twitter.com/stevenekuhn
#QOL

#HITMan

Find the Nonprofit Architect Podcast here

Sep 22, 2020
Cory Myers: How to Improve Leadership Performance
01:08:56

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Cory Myres of Lubbock Consulting, sharing views on leadership strategies, and methods targeted at improving the quality of leadership performance in any organization.

Listen in on this educative conversation

Conversation Highlights

[00:58] Lubbock Consulting works with both For-profit and Non-profit organizations to expand the value of the firm and find solutions to management problems when present.

[01:55] Train your Executive Director like you would train your CEO

[03:57] Takeaway #1: The most cost-effective method to train your CEO or Executive Director is to read.

[05:32] Cory describes other methods to train your CEO/ED including inviting an expert from outside to train them, attending conferences or training, or finding a mentor.

[08:20] Takeaway #2: One free resource on the internet that everyone should use is books.

[14:27] Nonprofit Architect is launching a Mastermind, for details contact nonprofitarchitect@gmail.com

[14:37] Takeaway #3: You can't learn unless you move around new people and have new experiences

[27:17] Who are you?

[32:48] The two clients of a nonprofit; the program side (recipients of the value you provide) and the funding side (your Donors)

[38:55] Only 15% of nonprofits thank their donors.

[40:30] Takeaway #4: You have to share the load with someone

[47:30] Takeaway #5: Ask questions

[52:00] Cory explains how he finds his leadership style

[59:04] "The 3Ds of leadership: Delegate, Delegate and Disappear"

[01:01:04] The 4 phases of Basic training (Situational Leadership); Directing, Coaching, Supporting, and Delegating.

[01:05:20] Cory's advice to startup NPOs regarding leadership; Take a personal inventory noting your strengths and weaknesses, after which think strategically about your next move.

[01:07:09] Just being intentional will multiply your efforts tremendously

[01:07:17] How to contact Cory

Website: www.lubbockconsulting.com

His podcast: The Inspired Thrive Lead podcast www.anchor.fm/inspire-thrive-lead

Email: cory@lubbockconsulting.com

Facebook, Instagram

 

Remarkable Quotes:

[40:20] "You need a hand; you may not need help but you need support"

[59:04] "The 3Ds of leadership: Delegate, Delegate and Disappear"

[01:06:47] "You can do a whole lot by planning out and being intentional about your next move"

As a US Army Veteran, Cory made constant improvements in the Squadron, Brigade, and Division through innovative thought and superb organizational awareness. During his time at Texas Tech University he not only earned his bachelor’s in business management he worked with teams of young entrepreneurs, helping them along the way. With a rock-solid background in Business Management and Leadership, he has a thorough understanding of many different industries and what it takes for a business to be successful in each. Cory knows what it takes to be a champion and can lead your business toward those goals.

Whether you’re starting out a small business or trying to solve a multi-million dollar business problem, Mr. Myres is the perfect person to help you plan, negotiate deals, structure policy, improve quality, facilitate exponential growth, conduct training, create marketing strategy, design web sites or fabricate proprietary software programs, and much more.

Cory can help you with his experience in the fields of Aviation, Military, Food Service, Industrial Engineering, Construction, Non-Profit Organizations, and eCommerce.

Cory Myres

Cory@LubbockConsulting.com

Business
https://www.facebook.com/LubbockConsulting

Podcast (About Business)
https://www.facebook.com/InspireThriveLead/

Lubbock Consulting
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuFYAfvJYv44f2i_cyZDMw

Inspire Thrive Lead Podcast
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl9nwwVdMq0V1cZXjnajWyw

https://www.instagram.com/lubbock_consulting/

https://twitter.com/LBK_Consulting

https://www.linkedin.com/company/lubbockconsulting/

Sep 14, 2020
The REAL stats regarding nonprofits; An Interview with Brady Josephson
33:02

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis discusses with Brady Josephson, an entrepreneur working with "Next After". They focus on core precepts of online fundraising, noting results from studies that show the wrong approaches of many nonprofit organizations to raising funds online.

Listen in now and be informed

Conversation Highlights

[00:41] Brady explains that the concept behind "Next After" is basically to collect data, run experiments to essentially figure out what works in fundraising, and make that information accessible to nonprofit organizations

[02:20] Donors lie

[09:20] Takeaway #1: The Value Proposition Question; why should I give to you, as opposed to another organization, or not at all?

[09:34] Takeaway #2: four perspectives from which a nonprofit organization should answer the value proposition question (Appeal, Credibility, Clarity, and Exclusivity)

[13:02] Every different organization has strengths and weaknesses

[13:16] Takeaway #3: As an NPO, having something more quantifiable or tangible encourages generosity

[15:45] When building a scalable fundraising infrastructure, of which email is one of the strategies, you always need to start work much sooner than you think

[16:47] Takeaway #4: Offline donors are worth 90% more if they get emails

[17:34] Mystery Shopper Studies conducted involved signing up to receive emails from non-profit organizations over some time, to have an idea of the E-mail methods used by a majority of them.

[20:22]Brady reveals that based on the results of their studies, most non-profits are not thanking their donors

[21:31] Takeaway #5: The first 30-45-day window is one of the most critical times to continue engagement with a new donor, if not they may not make a second gift in 6-14 months, at which point they're gone.

[24:58] Brady's advice to startup NPAs: The Culture of Fund-raising & Being proactive

[29:48] He discusses the three metrics of online fundraising (Traffic, Conversation Rate, and Average gift), with the results of some studies relating these metrics to NPAs.

[31:03] Google Ad grant gives up to 10,000$ worth of free advertising, with terms. This was discussed in detail in a previous episode (Interview with Preston Cone; Facebook Ads, email copy and secrets behind the Google Ad Grant)

Remarkable Quotes:

[13:21] "Tangibility leads to generosity"

[22:07] "The lifecycle of a donor"

[26:39] "Bold is definitely better."

 

Contact Brady

Website: www.nextafter.com

LinkedIn: Brady Josephson

Twitter: @bradyjosephson

Brady Josephson is a charity nerd, entrepreneur, digital marketer, professor, and writer. He’s on a mission to see more people giving and more causes thriving. At NextAfter, Brady focuses on business development and partnerships, content creation, and marketing.

Before coming to NextAfter, Brady worked for the company he started, The Josephson Group, which founded Shift, a digital agency, and Nonprofit Supply Co., a Google Ad Grant advertising service.

His work and writing have been featured in CBC, Christianity Today, NPR, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy among others. He has also been a speaker and presenter at conferences in Canada, the US, and Europe including Social Media for Nonprofits, AFP Congress, CyberGrants Conference, RaiseNow Inspire, and BBCON. Learn more about Brady’s speaking here.

He is also an adjunct professor at North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management, contributes to The Huffington Post, is the creator of The Good Journey Pod podcast, and is founding editor of re: charity — a top nonprofit and fundraising blog.

Brady began his career at Spark Ventures, a start-up non-profit doing development work in Zambia, after receiving his Masters in Nonprofit Administration. He oversaw fundraising and marketing there before moving to Opportunity International, the world’s largest Christian microfinance organization, where he worked in digital fundraising and then served as National Marketing Director in Canada.

Brady then helped start a digital agency working with nonprofits that eventually merged with Chimp, a technology company offering an online platform for charitable giving, where Brady worked in business development and client strategy before launching out on his own.

Brady Josephson

brady@nextafter.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradyjosephson/
Twitter @bradyjosephson
https://www.nextafter.com/
https://www.facebook.com/NextAfterInc
https://twitter.com/NextAfter_
https://www.linkedin.com/company/next-after/

Sep 08, 2020
Be a catalyst of change; An interview with Trenace Richardson
48:53

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Trenace Richardson, founder of Real Women. She shares the different strategies employed in managing her unique support group, taking into perspective the demands that come with the growth and expansion of the group.

Listen and learn from this educative conversation

Conversation Highlights

[01:18] Trenace introduces "Real Women" and describes their goals as a support group  for women

[04:18] Their core values are centered on authenticity and transparency; a safe place for women to just "Be"

[07:58] You have to have a "what next?" for folks who are enjoying your services and taking part in whatever you are offering.

[09:51] The process from the idea to 501(c)(3) doesn't have to happen overnight; it takes time and perseverance

[11:29] Trenace emphasizes the importance of having a revenue plan for the cost of running the program as a whole.

[24:45] How Trenace manages the many aspects involved in the daily running of Real Women.

[25:45] You want to make sure you encourage interaction among the members so no one is dependent on you as the founder or your team to interact

[32:10] Train the trainers

[38:40] Trenace's advice to startup nonprofit organizations regarding memberships

[42:57] Take time out to build a curriculum if you are going to train other trainers to do what you do

[43:31] Travis reveals that Nonprofit Architect is launching a membership-based "Mastermind" program with other nonprofit leaders.

[46:50] Nothing happens without your activation

[47:24] How to contact Trenace

Remarkable Quotes:

[07:54] "The "What next?" is so important".

[26:15] "Many people just love to be asked to do something special".

[46:55] “Knowledge is half the battle, the other half is Action”.

Bio

Dr. Trenace Richardson is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, creative, and an award-winning educator, author, and CEO. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Dr. Richardson is a highly respected leadership researcher and practitioner. She has spoken to audiences across the country, helping businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals excel in the areas of personal and leadership development. She has an innate ability to connect with diverse audiences across various disciplines.

Dr. Richardson's passion is to help growing organizations and driven individuals understand and practice a theoretical leadership framework that she developed called, Leading with Soul. This inward-focused leadership style has proven to be highly successful in the training of facilitators for her non-profit, REAL Women Inc. and for her clients across the country.

Currently, Dr. Richardson oversees Trenace Richardson Enterprises, a speaking, consulting, and leadership development company. She also directs the work of her non-profit, REAL Women Inc., where safe spaces are created across the country and abroad for women to do personal development work on themselves. Prior to becoming to doing this work full-time, Dr. Richardson held leadership and research positions with Strayer University and The George Washington University, respectively.

A lover of learning and all things academic, Dr. Richardson earned a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Her dissertation focused on the impact of spirituality on the leadership practices of African American women college presidents. She is a published author, having written on servant leadership, spirituality in the workplace, leadership, and personal development. Her latest co-authored work entitled, Purpose Pushers: The Journey of Discovering & Walking in Your Life's Purpose is now available.

As a result of her extensive education and experience, Dr. Richardson has earned several awards and recognitions.

Her more notable accomplishments include:

Woman Empowerment Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the DC Women's Business Center

Trailblazer Award by the Charles County MD Commission for Women in the area of Entrepreneurship

The Spectrum Circle Award for Innovative Women in Business, Tech, and Media

The Best Instructional Leader Award by Strayer University

The Irving Strayer Award (given to those ranked in top 1% of leadership) while serving as a Dean of Faculty to over 300 professors across the country

The Distinguished Alumni Award Nomination by Indian River High School in Chesapeake Virginia

The Excellence in Education Award by the State of Maryland while teaching at Bowie High School

​​

​Dr. Richardson is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and recently traveled to Okinawa, Japan to be the keynote speaker for their International Sisterhood Retreat. She is honored to be the wife of Gregory Richardson. They have two beautiful children, Nhi’ya and Nigel, and live in the DC Metropolitan area.

Dr. Trenace Richardson

FB: https://www.facebook.com/realwomenrock/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/realwomenrock
IG: https://www.instagram.com/realwomenrock2
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtrenacerichardson/
Website: http://realwomenrock.org
Website: http://www.trenacerichardson.com

 

Aug 25, 2020
What is your signature program; An Interview with Jaemellah Kemp
31:03

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Jaemellah Kemp, the founder, and CEO of It Takes Two, Inc, and Jaemellah Kemp Consulting, created to help aspiring and new founders of nonprofit organizations. She critically discusses key points centered around how to start a nonprofit organization, as well as board organization and organizational management training.

Listen in now and be enlightened

Conversation Highlights

[00:57] Jaemellah gives a little back story on her inspiration for her nonprofit organization.

[03:36] Jaemellah's first-year milestones checklist for start-up nonprofit organizations.

[06:17] How to start a nonprofit organization; who do you plan to serve?

]06:41] How to start a nonprofit organization; how do you want to serve them?

[07:01] How to start a nonprofit organization; why do you want to start this nonprofit organization?

[07:59] Takeaway #1: Doing Good is a business

[08:16] Get the education first, before starting a nonprofit organization,

[09:27] We cannot end every fiscal year with no money in the bank, that is not the way to sustainability

[09:51] Takeaway #2: Starting a nonprofit is easy; it's operating it that has the challenges.

[12:23] The IRS determination letter makes you eligible, it does not make your qualified

[14:03] A founder should have a surplus of money to help get everything started

[16:07] Takeaway #3:  You need to have a program to show the world that you're meeting your mission statement

[20:44] For a 501(c)(3) public charity, the board should be representatives of the community that we're serving and those who are in our service population

[20:59] How to start a nonprofit organization; finding board members.

[23:43] Takeaway #4:  If you're having trouble asking for help, you're not asking for help for you, you're asking for whoever you voluntarily said Yes to serving

[26:13] Think of the Executive Director as "Hirable and Fireable"; they will only fire you if you give them a reason to do so.

[28:41] Takeaway #5:  If you're thinking about starting a nonprofit organization, just do it.

[29:38] How to contact Jaemellah

Remarkable Quotes:

[07:34] "If we're clear on where we're going, we have a better chance of getting there".

[18:40] "Think about what is easily implementable but delivers immediate impact".

[16:29] "Programs provide a long term solution to the problems that you have identified for your service population".

[29:31] “Anything is possible if you put in the work”.

Bio
Jaemellah Kemp is a Georgia native schooled in the greater Washington, DC area and she is all things nonprofit management.

Ms. Kemp holds an associate’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She obtained her masters in Nonprofit & Association Management from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) May 2014.
Ms. Kemp joined the UMUC alumni association, recorded a UMUC My Moments YouTube video and commercial that aired regionally. She participated in this ad campaign for three years with marketing banners at BWI, sides of Metro buses, and DC area train stations. Ms. Kemp received the 2015 Achiever’s Award at UMUC’s 25th Annual Alumni Awards in June 2015. In June 2015, she was appointed to UMUC’s Board of Directors as the Programming Committee, Vice President. Ms. Kemp was spotlighted in 2018 as a University System of Maryland (USM) entrepreneur at the USM Chancellor's home for her leadership through IT TAKES TWO, INC, and its impact on local communities.

Ms. Kemp’s personal struggles as a single parent and desire to help others led to the birth of IT TAKES TWO, INC in 2012, 501c3 public charity where the cornerstone of the organization is its Tools for Success Scholarship. To date, 21 scholarships totaling $6800 have been awarded to local youth living in single-parent homes in select Maryland counties.

Her philanthropic and business acumen is still far-reaching through her nonprofit start-up consulting firm, Jaemellah Kemp Consulting, LLC, that launched in May 2014. Ms. Kemp uses her classroom teaching and daily experiences as a nonprofit leader to help community-minded entrepreneurs to launch sustainable nonprofit organizations. To date, she has launched over 30 nonprofits with a 100 % 5013c approval rate that provides services to youth, educators, domestic violence victims, youth workforce development, infant loss, and promote education and literacy.
Ms. Kemp is a public servant with a heart to serve local youth and families. She invites you to partner on IT TAKES TWO, INC’s mission.

“We can do more together. IT truly does TAKE TWO.”

Jaemellah Kemp

https://www.facebook.com/jaemellahkempconsulting/

https://twitter.com/jkempconsulting

https://www.instagram.com/jaemellahkempconsulting/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemellahkemp/ 

www.jaemellahkempconsulting.com

Aug 18, 2020
What is the Governance System; An Interview with Ned Murray
46:45

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Ned Murray, Founding President and consultant with NRM consulting; a group that is focused on helping nonprofit organizations by systematically creating solutions using the concept of "Governance".

Listen and learn from this expository episode now

Conversation Highlights

[00:58] Ned describes the scope of his work with NRM consulting.

[01:40] The central Nervous system of any Nonprofit is the “Governance” system; not “Government”.

[02:22] Ned’s firm has a unique approach to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their goals by building resilience and trust in the governance team to unlock their full potential

[03:41] Takeaway #1: Consensus is not always the best outcome but often tends towards the average or the agreeable

[07:43] Takeaway #2:  Be clear about what the purpose and work of your board is

[10:46]A story of two boat platoons from the book “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink

[12:22] Ned believes that in the nonprofit world, we have overemphasized the importance of “that single leader”

[20:01]All this emphasis on a single leader creates "Fear-based pressure" which blocks growth.

[21:02] Takeaway #3: When you mess up, the most direct way out of your problem, is to take responsibility for the thing that got messed up

[22:53] There is a difference between being divergent and just being contentious

[23:27] So often we have Nonprofit boards with people by "default".

[28:02] The 4-question metric or evaluation for those working with a current board

[38:02] Ned describes the most uncomfortable question he needs to ask as a consultant

[42:04]All of the judgment we make about people are based on signals that have nothing to do with the actual person.

[44:41] How to contact Ned

Remarkable Quotes:

[15:37] “I’d rather get to the right place late than get to the wrong place on time”.

[20:07] “Fear blocks growth”.

[32:13] “It's either about the mission or it's about you”.

Bio

Dr. Ned R. Murray
Head of School, Episcopal Day School, Augusta, GA
Founding President and Senior Consultant NRM Consulting
With over 30 years in education leadership, Ned has been head of school and senior administrator in independent schools of all sizes--religious and non-religiously affiliated--as well as a for-profit school system. As the current Head of School of Episcopal Day School in Augusta, GA, Ned takes on only a few clients each year. His passion is assisting schools in pursuing their missions more effectively and efficiently for the betterment of the larger community.
Dedicated to research, collaboration, and innovation in education, he was a founding member of the Elementary Schools Research Collaborative (now part of INDEX) and ISA, a regional marketing collaborative. He has served on the Board of SAIS and led accreditation teams in several states. The time and energy he once focussed on those professional organizations, Ned now dedicates to NRM Consulting, which he finds is a more efficient and impactful use of his experience. His other community service endeavors have included serving on the Board of the Chattanooga Boys and Girls Club, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Education Advisory Council, Governor Sundquist’s Advisory Council on Education, and as Mentor to the 120 member Augusta Red Cross Youth Board.
Ned earned his B.A. in English from Sewanee: The University of the South, an M.Ed. in Education Leadership from UTC, and a D.Min. in Education Leadership from Virginia Theological Seminary. Other continuing education has included the Coalition of Essential Schools summer workshop at Brown University and two programs at Columbia University’s Klingenstein Institute. Ned knows independent schools as a student, teacher, administrator, and parent of two independent school graduates.

Dr Ned R Murray

ned@nrmconsulting.com

nedrmurray@gmail.com

FB: Ned Murray
Twitter: @nedrmurray
LinkedIn: Ned Murray

 

Aug 11, 2020
How to be a Master Delegator; An interview with Rick Carlson
41:52

In this episode of NonProfit Architect, host Travis Johnson and Rick Carlson are going to talk about Leadership, Mentorship, Mastermind, and how to be a Master Delegator.

 

Conversation Highlights

[01:02] Rick Carlson explains what Vacation Claim is and how it was created.

[07:01] Rick and Travis talk about the importance of having people working with you.

[09:48] Rick Carlson talks about what Master Delegator means to him and the importance of being one in a Non-profit organization.

[13:27] The importance of having a clear mission and vision.

[16:18] Recommendations for people that have or need a very smart work team

[20:18] Travis, on a side note about his relationship with his wife.

[21:21] “The riches are in the niches” but… What makes you different from other Non-profit organizations?

[23:21] Rick, on a side note giving his opinion of what to do before starting a Non-profit Organization.

[24:34] Rick, on a side note talking about his experience with work and Covid-19.

[25:38] The importance of finding the person or group who will take you to the next level.

[33:36] Rick, on a side note telling a story about a Mastermind course.

[37:452] The most important thing to do is to execute your ideas.

Remarkable Quotes:

[13:10] “You have to instill in your team that what you’re doing is for a bigger picture and a bigger call and if you don’t have somebody that’s not bought into that dream then they’re just not going to be bought in and you need to move on”.

 [18:27] “Money is a fickle mistress. When you worry about it, it doesn’t worry about you. So go to work, do what you do, build your dream”.

[37:42] “At the end of the day, it’s always about execution. There have been a gazillion great ideas, but very few are executed”.

A lifelong entrepreneur and businessman.

rick@fancyox.com

vacationclean.com@gmail.com 

Facebook.com/carlson.rick

Aug 04, 2020
What is Giftology; An Interview with Justin Szerletich
34:39

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, host Travis Johnson and Justin Szerletich are going to talk about the strategies to achieve a Relationship Management and Giftology to launch and grow your Nonprofit organization during the Covid-19.

 

Conversation Highlights

[01:51] Giftology: The benefit of giving the proper gifts.

 [03:13] Justin, on a side note explaining what’s a Relationship Management.

[10:58] The Process of Relationship Management with relation to Giftology.

[11:25] Justin, on a side note explaining what’s Code-switching.

[15:01] The importance of Strategist Gifting: something durable that people are going to appreciate.

[21:26] New methods are needed during the pandemic to keep nonprofit organizations running.

[32:12] Tips for people who want to improve their methods of raising money for charity.

Remarkable Quotes:

[12:43] “Treat them like a human being, treat them how you want to be treated. Endear yourself to them”.

[31:46] “If you make your advance likable and get people engaged, you’re going to be able to do anything”.

Bio

Justin is a U.S. Marine Corps infantry veteran, serving as a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Team Leader in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His experience encompasses all social media channels, radio/podcasts, to film and television. He is the founder of SZERDS and Studio SZ as well as the Director of Content Strategy for Knucklehead Media Group.

Szerletich has a bachelor's in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, and is currently studying at Harvard University’s Extension School to complete his Masters in Digital Media Design.

He is recognized as one of the top and most innovative content strategists and design lead in the nation.

He describes himself as a husband, a father, a son, and a proud veteran.

His passion, inspiration, and creativity have seen him helm amazingly creative projects with clients such as ESPN Radio, State of Illinois Dept. of Labor, BizTalk Radio, KnuckleHead Media Group, Business Doctor TV Show, Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration, 23rdVeteran, Navy Special Operations Foundation and more…

Justin Szerletich

knucklehead.agency
justin@knucklehead.agency
https://twitter.com/JustSzerletich
https://www.facebook.com/knuckleheadmg
https://www.facebook.com/JustinSzer/
https://www.instagram.com/justinszerletich/
https://www.instagram.com/knucklehead_mg/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinszerletich/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/knuckleheadmg

 

Jul 28, 2020
What is Change Management; An Interview with Cate Redfern
41:29

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Cate Redfern, the founder of Adansonia Consulting and they expound in detail major topics including Change Management, Stakeholders, and How to pay and attract the best employees.

Listen in now and be enlightened

Conversation Highlights

[00:46] Cate briefly describes her inspiration for the name "Adansonia" and how it relates to her company as a nonprofit organization.

[02:37]What is Change Management?

[06:01] Takeaway #1: Despite the pandemic, the fundamental tenets of fund-raising have not changed; nonprofit organizations can, however, move from the typical transactional type of fund-raising to a more inspired form of fund-raising.

[10:39] Takeaway #2: A more effective means to reach out to donors is Specific Active Direct Messaging which involves using the impact qualifier to connect the donor directly to the outcome rather than to your NPO as the middleman.

[13:02] A stakeholder is anyone who holds a stake in the outcome of your organization.

[14:12] The idea of Client-centered program delivery and  Donor-centered fundraising.

[22:24] Takeaway #3: Understanding and having a place where people can come together and "speak the language they need to speak" is so valuable and very powerful.

[24:11] The importance of client feedback cannot be over-emphasized.

[27:14] How to approach payment of staff worthwhile wages in a growing nonprofit organization

[35:49]Cate shares her knowledge on the role of by-laws in hiring staff for your nonprofit.

[38:59] How to contact Cate

[39:26] Takeaway #4: A very important question for a board to ask before hiring a consultant is "What tool is the consultant going to leave with the organization to be able to continue to solve problems on its own?"

 

Remarkable Quotes:

[13:01] "A stakeholder is anyone who holds a stake in the outcome of your organization."

[16:22] "Not every donor has the same motivation for giving but if you talk to enough of them, you'll get a picture of what the hook is, to get them involved."

[24:15] "As hard as it is to hear criticism, that is when your most transformational work happens."

Bio

Cate Redfern is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with 20 years of experience as a nonprofit board member, volunteer, development director, and executive management team member. She helps small to medium nonprofits with limited resources to excel at achieving their mission. Trained in Communication and Marketing, Cate has a unique background with over 20 years’ nonprofit marketing and fundraising experience in South Africa, Botswana, the Cayman Islands, and the United States.

Cate works with nonprofits to improve program delivery, earned and contribution revenue streams, and overall organizational performance. She is a highly regarded strategic thinker and problem-solver with a passion for improving performance in challenging environments. Her consulting services help nonprofits identify and prioritize goals, and develop plans to achieve them within the organization’s current capacity. Cate works with clients to achieve these goals by guiding and facilitating strategic planning sessions; engaging clients in collaborative organizational assessment and recommendation development and implementation; designing fundraising programs to increase and diversify fundraising revenue, and providing on-the-job training and coaching of staff to help nonprofits meet the strategic objectives of the organization.

Cate Redfern, CFRE

cate@adansoniaconsulting.com
314.399.6944
www.adansoniaconsulting.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cateredfern/

Jul 21, 2020
Use the right tools to reach more people for your nonprofit; How An Interview with Andrea Shirey
51:57

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Andrea Shirey, the owner of One Nine design and they discuss getting sponsorships in detail. She is very passionate and excited to help nonprofit organizations to find ways to achieve their objectives.

Listen in and learn from this episode now

Conversation Highlights

[00:57] Andrea describes that One-nine design focuses on helping nonprofit organizations use the right tools to reach more people and make a bigger impact.

[04:38]She also shares major key points that make her nonprofit templates stand out.

[16:27] "You may have the best mission that impacting many people but if you're not relating all that to the company you're asking for sponsorship, your message will fall flat.”

[16:44]Three major perspectives Andrea considers when helping nonprofits reach out for sponsorship.

[17:42] Two popular models for continuous interaction after getting sponsorship for an event.

[22:29] Before asking for sponsorship from a local business, You must find out who their audience is.

[24:27] Before asking for sponsorship from a local business, You must find out where they advertise and thank them there after the event.

[33:42] Andrea recommends "Streamyard" software for showcasing sponsors during virtual events.

 [40:12] Ensuring you reach back out to the sponsors after the event is the key to getting repeat sponsors.

[43:21] Advice to nonprofit organizations that are looking to hold online events and want to gain sponsorship

[46:09] A question to ask donors "What are you so passionate about that you would invest a significant amount of money to change or grow?"

[48:28]How to contact Andrea (get a free resource)

Remarkable Quotes

[29:29] "I try to think about what everyone else is offering and ask; How can I step that up a notch?"

[44:02] "The world is full of flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision."

[47:41] "The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice."

Bio

Andrea created One Nine Design (a digital marketing agency created for nonprofits) to empower her clients to take ownership of their digital home and equip them to reach more people and make a bigger impact without breaking the budget. Since One Nine Design was opened in 2017, Andrea has helped hundreds of nonprofits with strategies to raise more money online and establish better systems to connect with donors, volunteers, and board members. She offers services around website design, email marketing, and SEO strategy. In 2020, she launched the Nonprofit Template Shop - the first online template shop dedicated solely to serving nonprofits.

She has over 20 years of experience, including executive and leadership positions in both nonprofits and higher education institutions. She was honored as the Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 and has been previously recognized as the Young Business Leader of the year by the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce. Andrea also serves as a board member for Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley and on several local committees. Married and a mom of two boys, Andrea says she has an incurable case of wanderlust. She also enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, traveling, and getting outside for long walks with her dog.

 

Freebie!!! https://www.oneninedesign.net/podcast

 

Andrea Shirey

andrea@oneninedesign.net

Facebook: facebook.com/oneninedesignwv
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/oneninedesignwv
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JNdfVj9fKijzMLDo6X4aw/featured?view_as=subscriber
Website: oneninedesign.net

Jul 14, 2020
Sponsorships and Monetizing your Events; An Interview with Jeff Riley
24:10

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Jeff Riley who runs Jak Kustoms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting war veterans and appreciating them for their sacrifice. He describes in detail the different approaches and strategies that have been applied to make this NPO the success that it is today.

Be inspired to act by listening to this episode now

Conversation Highlights

[00:48] Jeff Riley introduces  Jak Kustoms and shares its history.

[04:28]When trying to get sponsors, you need to make sure that they believe in your cause as much as you believe in it.

[07:12] Jeff describes how he uses every aspect of the car show to raise funds.

[16:02] Takeaway #1: Be the first person that believes in your mission if you want other people to believe in it.

[17:18]Not every company will be able to donate to you at that specific time

[18:03] Takeaway #2:  You can't be afraid to go out there and constantly brainstorm

[19:14] Takeaway #3:  Once you get to that first "No", that's when the negotiations really start.

[20:56]Learn from someone else's pain

[21:51] How to contact Jak Kustoms

Remarkable Quotes:

[16:02] "You need to be the first person that believes in your mission if you want other people to believe in it".

[17:13]Don't be afraid of getting that "No".

[18:12] "If you can't think of it, Just ask someone else"

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Bio

Jeff Riley served five years in the United States Marine Corps, being honorably discharged in 2016.  He was a member of Guard Company, Marine barracks Washington 8th & I.  After two years in Washington DC, he became a member of the Marine Security Force at the White House Communication Agency.  There, he traveled nationally and internationally with both the Vice President of the United States and the President of the United States, providing security for top-secret assets and personnel. 
Along with two close friends, he founded JAK Kustoms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to the veteran community.  To date, his incredible team of volunteers is responsible for over $30,000 being donated to different veteran orientated organizations.  
Currently, Jeff works for a private security company as a Reactionary Force Leader, providing physical security for the New Boston Air Force Station in NH. 

Contact Info
riley.jeffreyusmc@gmail.com
https://Facebook.com/jakkustoms
https://instagram.com/jakkustoms

Jul 07, 2020
How to Find Grants for Your Nonprofit; An Interview with Kate West
37:43

 

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Kate West, CEO of The Fundraising Lab and an enthusiast for helping startup nonprofit organizations. She discusses grant writing, martyr syndrome, and sheds some light on coaching for strategic failures.

Join Kate and be enlightened by this highly insightful content

Conversation Highlights

[00:45] Kate shares her origin story

[04:41] Takeaway #1: In preparing a nonprofit organization to receive grants, it be must run like a business.

[06:52] How to locate grants for your nonprofit organization

[13:11] Takeaway #2: Kate points out that her major goal when writing a grant is to ensure the reader has no questions unanswered.

[16:39] Takeaway #3: There comes a critical mass point where you have to offload something or your business cannot grow.

[18:01] Using "Strategic Failure" to get help

[23:59] Takeaway #4: People want to invest in organizations they know they can trust.

[30:36] In terms of using resources to solve problems, partnerships are needed more than new nonprofit organizations.

[31:54] Takeaway #5: "Prioritize your passion".

[35:43] How to contact Kate

Remarkable Quotes

[17:27] "The point of "overwhelm" is the exact place where you need to insert someone to help support you".

[23:48] "You get what you pay for".

[30:27] “Having the passion does not mean you need to start a nonprofit organization”.

[31:54] "Prioritize your passion".

Bio

Kate West is a seasoned fundraiser with 25 years’ experience in the nonprofit world, both as a staff member and an independent consultant. She has worked with many types of nonprofit organizations, including healthcare, human services, the environment, education, and youth development. In her career, she has raised tens of millions of dollars for community-based organizations, focusing primarily on small and new nonprofits. She is an expert in all facets of the grant writing cycle including donor prospecting and relationship building, staff and board member coaching, and management, collaborating with program staff to build and monitor programming, grant and report writing, budget development, data management, contracting, and donor acknowledgment and stewardship. She is a seasoned teacher and mentor with the skills to facilitate information exchange and teach in a variety of environments and channels and currently offers a six-module online grant writing course.

Download PDF

Contact Info

hello@yourfundraisinglab.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yourfundraisinglab/ (@yourfundraisinglab)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/your-fundraising-lab/
Website: www.yourfundraisinglab.com

 

 

Jun 30, 2020
How To Transition the Mission of Your Non Profit; An Interview with Vallye Adams
28:11

Intro
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Vallye Adams, the Head of Etavele Solutions. She is the former National Director of Expansion and Mission Advancement for Best Buddies International and is currently consulting for them in Expansion and events.

Join Vallye and be inspired by her passion.

Conversation Highlights

[01:30] Vallye gives an introduction to Etavele Solutions, giving an overview of the projects they undertake.

[04:14] Moving into a new state as a nonprofit organization

[06:23] Takeaway #1: When you really focus on building relationships and sharing the mission, you can build an inclusion web.

[09:00] Vallye describes the contribution of her skills of a licensed auctioneer as an added advantage in fundraising for her NPO.

[10:05] Takeaway #2: Just like any business, you need to do research, understand the business model, and set out a strategic plan before moving into a new state.

[18:18] Takeaway #3: Transition your mission to fit the times

[20:50] Key Elements to a successful virtual event

[23:12] "A bid from the heart"

[25:15] Vallye's contact information.

Remarkable Quotes:

[09:06} "Lead with your mission first". (For NPOs moving into a new state)

[18:18] "Transition the mission"

Bio

Vallye Adams is the founder and CEO of Etavele Solutions, LLC, a national consulting firm based in Tampa, Florida. Unique like her name, Etavele offers solutions to ‘elevate’ and enhance events, engage boards, specializing in proven sustainable revenue development in the, not for profit sector.

After attending the University of South Florida, Vallye’s professional experience spans over twenty years, including multifamily property management, real estate sales, and over ten years in nonprofit executive management, fundraising, event development, expansion strategies, and new market growth.

Her “WOO” (Winning other’s Over) and collaborative style have cultivated relationships, sponsorships, and corporate partnerships, paving the way for organizations to elevate revenue and enhance event fundraising. Vallye’s ability to help sail these vital “ships” has elevated revenue growth to over $5 million in 5 years. Experience in expansion initiatives and new market growth in Twenty-two states Vallye focusses on grassroots efforts, building cohesive teams, motivated volunteers, and active, structured boards.

Vallye believes actions speak louder than words and offers to personally help your organization make “the ask” and show you the $$! She is a licensed Florida auctioneer and Emcee, offering to consult and coach clients on cultivating exceptional events or facilitate, manage, and lead the revenue appeal development from the frontlines.

Proud to be an accomplished motivational trainer and public speaker, Vallye lives in Tampa with her husband of 22 years and three children. She enjoys tennis, traveling in their RV, spending quality time in the mountains and beachside, and always loves learning, reading, and trying new things!

Contact Info

vallye@etavelesolutions.com

www.facebook.com/etavelesolutions
Etavele.solutions
www.etavelesolutions.com

 

 

 

 

Jun 23, 2020
How Do I Contact Celebrities; An interview with Vincent James
38:59

In this episode of The Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Vincent James, the founder of “Keep Music Alive”, a nonprofit organization that focuses on musical education and support of kids with an interest in music. He shares his experience as a startup and gives a breakdown of the journey so far.

Conversation Highlights

[01:40] Vincent shares some of his background with music and the startup if his nonprofit organization.

[07:30] NPOs can insert their cause into a particular date or week dedicated to it yearly and benefit from the awareness and support it generates.

 [09:56] Take away #1: E-mails get a better response when they are personalized rather than spammed.

[12:56] What to do when there is no reply to your emails.

[16:37] Take away #2: "Polite persistence, keep asking".

[19:23] Vincent gives a few tips on how to locate contacts of celebrities

[25:15] Take away #3: Be an "Ask-aholic".

[26:03] Raising funds for "Keep Music Alive".

[28:38] Focusing on the reason for starting your nonprofit organization, makes it easier to ask for help.

Remarkable Quotes

[18:24] "Silence never means no".

[19:19] "Don't write people off just because they said No the first time".

[21:11] "If you don't ask, it's a guaranteed No"

[36:22] "A rising tide lifts all boats".

Who is Vincent James?

Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico are the founders of the national non-profit Keep Music Alive and two international music holidays: Teach Music Week (March) and Kids Music Day (October). Each year, they partner with 750+ music schools and stores in over a dozen countries to offer free lessons to new students and to hold special events that benefit and celebrate kids playing music. These events range from student performances, instrument petting zoos, drum & ukulele circles, instrument donation drives and more. Over a dozen celebrities have signed on as Kids Music Day Ambassadors lending their name and image for the cause including Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Sarah McLachlan, Kenny Loggins, Michael Feinstein, Vanessa Williams, Pat Benatar and more.

When not rallying around Teach Music Week and Kids Music Day, they can also be found putting on Musical Instrument Petting Zoo events throughout the Philadelphia region. Over a dozen instrument petting zoo events were held in 2019 at schools, libraries, and other public spaces with keyboards, guitars, ukuleles, and dozens of different percussion instruments.

Vincent & Joann are also authors of the “88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life” book series with each edition featuring over 100 inspirational music stories from around the world. 80% of the proceeds from the book series are donated to several music education and service non-profits.

Resources

How to Contact Celebrities PDF

Contact Info:

vincent@keepmusicalive.org

http://www.Facebook.com/KeepMusicAliveMission
https://www.instagram.com/keepmusicaliveorg/
https://twitter.com/4keepmusicalive

Jun 16, 2020
Fundraising in your community as a nonprofit; An Interview with Angi Francesco
39:11

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Angi Francesco, one of the leaders at Squam Lakes Association (a watershed association). Angi is the Director of Development at the SLA and she gives us some insight into her career both as a fundraiser and as a professional speaker.

Listen now and be enlightened by Angi

Conversation Highlights

[01:26] Angi shares the origin of the Squam lakes association.

[02:30] She narrates how she started fundraising from childhood. 

[04:47] Takeaway #1: Fundraising is easier if you're already a part of that community and you know people.

[06:25] Takeaway #2: Events are not generally the cornerstone that should be holding up your fundraising plan for your nonprofit organization.

[08:40] If you want a "friend-raiser" or fun for the community just to create awareness about your organization then events can be used.

[11:40] Takeaway #3: Angi states that she is yet to meet anyone in any career, whose career would not benefit from an improvement in communication skills.

[16:15] Angi points out as a professional speaker the importance of having a professional headshot and "Bio" that are ready to go as a professional speaker.

[19:47] Takeaway #4: The more clicks someone has to do on your website to make a donation, the less likely they are to follow through.

[25:00] Angi highlights the benefits of being a member of the SLA. 

[29:02] If you're looking to found an organization but you want to control, then you should consider incorporating your business as a "B Corp".

 [34:35] Before starting your own nonprofit organization, consider if there is another organization for that population in your area that you can put your effort behind and support.

[35:05] If you're starting a Nonprofit there's very little chance that you would be making a reasonable salary doing it within the first two years.

[37:22]How to contact Angi.

Remarkable quotes

[04:45] "It's really hard to walk into a community and be a fundraiser when you don't know anyone".

[19:47] “The more clicks someone has to do to on your website in order to make a donation, the less likely they are to follow through”.

[28.52] "Nonprofit is a way of incorporating a business that requires you to have board members and essentially give up control".

[34:35] Angi's advice before starting a Nonprofit; "Look hard at what already exists in your area for the population that you are trying to serve".

Angi Francesco is the Director of Development at the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) in New Hampshire and. She is responsible for fundraising and oversees all public relations and communication from the SLA. Angi works on developing major donors strategies and pipelines, the annual appeal asks, membership appeals planned to give, and grant writing - or as she likes to call it: fiction writing for nonprofits. Previously, she was at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, where she grew support from major donors by 15% and increased giving for Program Support by 34% over two years. She also established a monthly giving program that continues to grow and thrive.

 

Today, she is fundraising through a pandemic - and some things are still bringing in funds. She holds a BA in History from Northern Vermont University and a Masters in Communication from SNHU. She lives in Holderness with her seven-year-old daughter and two snarky and incredibly co-dependent felines. Because of the coronavirus, she now also harbors four COVID refugees who escaped from Queens, New York seven weeks ago. Her sister, brother-in-law, and their two young sons have survived life in NH so far, and the cats have not yet been released into the wild. 

Angi Francesco

Director of Development

Squam Lakes Association

534 US Route 3

Holderness, NH 03245

603-968-7336

afrancesco@squamlakes.org

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Jun 03, 2020
How To Raise Funds During The Pandemic For Your Nonprofit
34:20

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Alesha Mathis, a writer, and mentor in the nonprofit world. Her commitment to nonprofit services and projects manifest her desire to make a difference in the lives of people. She highlights that there are people who want to help and make a difference and that is through nonprofit organizations.

Be inspired by Alesha in making a difference by listening to this episode now.

Conversation Highlights

[00:54] Alesha shares that she’s trying to survive COVID-19.

[01:24] Her mind about people raising money in this time of the pandemic.

[03:00] Takeaway #1: There’s nothing wrong in asking for help.

[04:19] Takeaway #2: You can ask sensitively.

[06:24] What is fundraising in the long term and short-term game?

[08:24] Alesha’s thoughts about the signature program

[10:29] Red Cross is Alesha’s pick for a signature nonprofit program.

[12:15] The mission statement that Alesha loves is that of The Methodist’s Town for Children and Youth in Georgia.

[15:54] Un-gala,  a new trend in fundraising.

[18:55] Alesha gives tips on how to build relationships with donors

[22:23] Alesha mentions The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki in building influence and credibility.

[23:24] Takeaway #3: Use social media

[26:24] Alesha’s advice to start a nonprofit organization

[30:24]  Takeaway #4: Collaborate with other nonprofit organizations by creating new programs for them rather than coming up with a new one.

[32:55] Alesha contact information

Remarkable Quotes

[02:12] “People want to help. They wanna make a difference.”

[09:31] “Your signature program should be that program that you want your organization to be known for. It should tie directly to your core values and mission.”

 [18:54] “You should be building relationships with your donors.”

 [21:42] “...Don’t quit asking. I can guarantee you, you’re not gonna get donations if you quit  asking.”

 [26:42] “Donors like to know they are making a difference, and so show them how your organization through their donations is making a difference.”

Bio

Alesha Mathis is a Fundraising Coach and Consultant who works with new and small nonprofits. She teaches them how to raise money that funds their mission and transforms the lives of the people they serve.
Alesha believes in nonprofits and the work they do to help the community. Everyone is touched by a nonprofit through hospitals, animal rescues, the American Red Cross, and so many more. Often, on the worst day of your life, you will encounter a nonprofit providing hope. She also believes nonprofits should operate as a passionate business, never losing focus on the compassion they have for the people they serve. And they should be empowered to do so, using low-cost and no-cost fundraising and marketing techniques to skyrocket their impact.
Alesha has worked for local nonprofits for ten years serving in the administration, marketing, PR, programs, and board member of new and established organizations. She worked for a variety of nonprofits. They ranged from over 400 employees and a multi-million-dollar budget to nonprofits with less than 10 employees and under a million-dollar budget. She has written appeal letters that brought in $80,000 and written grants that helped fund missions.
Alesha has been a panelist for the Digital Marketing Boot Camp by the Small Business Development Center University of Georgia. When she’s not creating actionable content, taking care of her clients, or figuring out how to best help those she serves, she is taking part in Netflix binge-watching, spending time with her family, and taking care of her cats.
Alesha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Information Technology with a minor in Marketing from Macon State College. She is the author of "I HAVE MY 501(C)3! NOW WHAT? Your Blueprint to Starting Your Nonprofit Without Being the Sole Funder."

Connect with Alesha

www.mathisnps.com
https://www.facebook.com/MathisNonprofitServices/
http://www.mathisnps.com/AtTheTop
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleshamathis/
https://twitter.com/alesha_mathis
@alesha.mathis- Instagram

May 26, 2020