Nonprofit Architect Podcast

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The Nonprofit Architect Podcast is designed to build, launch, and improve your nonprofit! We will build the bridge from business to nonprofits by interviewing experts from both sides.

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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.

 Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

Apr 20, 2021
Spencer Brooks Preview
47

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.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, April 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/

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.

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

Apr 13, 2021
Wally Carmichael Preview
01:20

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Wally Carmichael of Men of Abundance.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, April 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/

 

 

 

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.

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

 

 

Apr 06, 2021
Chris Suchanek Preview
01:08

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Chris Suchanek, from Project Boon.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, April 6, 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/

 

 

 

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

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect  

Podcast Guide: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/  

Mar 30, 2021
Greg Brooks Preview
59

Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Greg Brooks of Rocket Station.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 30th, 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 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.

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

 

 

Mar 23, 2021
Cynthia Gregory Preview
36

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

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 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/

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)

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

Mar 16, 2021
Major Ed Pulido Preview
01:25

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!

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 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

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

 

 

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

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

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

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org 
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect    

 

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

 

 

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

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 
Website: https://nonprofitarchitect.org 
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 
Website: https://nonprofitarchitect.org 
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

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

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
What is Fiscal Sponsorship; An Interview with Dakota McMahand
24:39

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Dakota McMahand, the founder and executive director of Budding Artists, an art education nonprofit organization. She gives an in-depth perspective on the impact of the organization both on children and communities as a whole.

Join Dakota in this creative outlook by listening to this episode now

Conversation Highlights

[01:06] Dakota describes in detail, Budding Artists as a process-based art experience for kids, and the different programs available.

[04:35]The COVID-19 pandemic required innovative ideas which eventually enabled the group to reach more kids than before.

[09:36] Partnering with other groups that already provide similar services helped in distributing art materials.

[13:58] Takeaway #1: As the founder of a startup nonprofit organization, you have to be the driving force.

[16:27] Takeaway #2:  Being a part of Fiscal sponsorship helps to have everything laid out so you can focus on your mission while having other issues taken care of.

[19:16] Takeaway #3: Building a network is very important when you're a new nonprofit organization.

[22:51]Dakota shares that currently the goal is to develop a strategic plan that will create the path to expand their program.

[23:37]Dakota’s contact information.

 

Remarkable Quotes:

[13:55] As the founder of a startup nonprofit organization, "If you don't move the train, the train is not going to move".

[16:42] "Fiscal sponsorship is like the life hack for starting a nonprofit organization".

[20:25] "Whether it's for-profit or a nonprofit organization, having a mentor and unbiased opinion and feedback from experts is critical".

Dakota is a higher education professional, classical pianist, and a first-generation college graduate.  As a pianist, she took her first lessons when she was 13 years old at the Watts Towers Art Center Campus. Dakota has performed at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, and with the Southland Symphony Orchestra. She earned her Associate of Arts in Arts & Humanities from Compton College, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Public Administration from California Baptist University and Master of Arts in Education Administration from the University of South Dakota. As a South Los Angeles native, Dakota has a heart for cultivating the creative spirit within every child, especially in under-resourced areas. She has over 10 years of education experience as an instructor and administrator which includes working at Inner-City Arts, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Her passion areas are focused on social change and grassroots art activism, otherwise known as artivism in the field of Arts Education and Higher Education. During her rare moments of free time, you can find Dakota hunting for vinyl records, practicing tai chi, or exploring new hiking trails.  

info@budding-artists.org

Budding-Artists.org

https://www.facebook.com/dakota.mcmahand

Jun 10, 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
Interview with Adrianne Phillips; How To Start a Nonprofit Organization
45:32

For this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis sits down with Adrianne Phillips, a USAF veteran who is the founder of Strategic Alliance for Veteran Organization (SAVI). Her mission is to ensure that veterans are adequately served. Adrianne shares brilliant thoughts on how someone can start and manage a nonprofit organization. She highlights that you have to communicate effectively with your volunteers for they are the one who continually powers your organization.

Learn from Adrianne so you can start your nonprofit organization now.

Conversation Highlights

[01:00] Adrianne shares how SAVI was born.

[03:42] The disconnection in the veteran community: the benefits are not utilized and lack of understanding in what they are utilizing.

[04:03] What does SAVI offer?

[05:20] The 4 tracks transition: education, entrepreneurship, retirement, and employment.

[07:23] SAVI’s mission is to clarify VA benefits and provide transition solutions to veterans.

[08:44] Time is valuable for Adrianne.

[10:00] How to convince people to work for free

[10:59] Adrianne’s approach in starting up SAVI is to prove the need for the program before soliciting for finances.

[14:25] How did Adrianne look for the people on the board?

[15:53] Using LinkedIn and Facebook as a powerful tool for veterans

[17:45] You can learn from talking with people.

[18:45] Adrianne’s messages and tips to those who would like to start a nonprofit organization

[25:00] How to get people’s commitment to your cause

[28:12] SAVI made a connection with Google. 

[32:15] Marketing apprentices are a great help for a nonprofit organization.

[33:10] Free courses and resources for nonprofit organizations

[36:30] Adrianne as part of Returning Favors

[38:12] How does fundraising look like in the COVID world?

[41:20] Be creative in connecting with your volunteers.

[41:30] How to connect with Adrianne

[44:22] Adrianne's call: Refer to the organization the veterans that you know

Remarkable Quotes:

[05:12] “Fitting and adapting those benefits to the individual’s needs are our primary focus.”

[08:45] “One thing that is essential for you to be prepared to train your replacement.”

[14:00] “It’s not about anyone person but it’s collective.”

[39:00] “Wherever there’s a challenge, there’s an opportunity.”

Bio

Adrianne Phillips is a service-disabled Veteran, who founded Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) as a reaction to the immense need for support of veterans transitioning to civilian life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a combat service-member and Security Forces, Adrianne transitioned out of the military and into civilian life. During this time, she realized that veterans often make the transition with little or no structural support or guidance. This prompted her to spend over 11 years working in the veteran's benefit sector, including working in development, adjudication, training, presenting, quality assurance, and division management. In 2011, she started a corporation focusing on event travel management and corporate business travel. In 2017, she harnessed her experience as a veteran, benefits manager, and entrepreneur to found the Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration with the goal of supporting every service member’s transition.

 

Adrianne Phillips

Chairman, Board of Directors

adrianne@savivets.com

Book a Phone Conference

 Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI)

California Non-Profit Organization

Office: (844) 400-SAVI (7284) Ext. 0
Fax: (844) 400-7284

www.savivets.org

 

May 20, 2020
Interview with Paul Vibes;  Have the Right Vibes in Growing Your Business
44:40

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis sits down with Paul Vibes, a motivational youth speaker and mentor and the person behind the Buddy Club. Growing up with learning difficulty, he is able to affect people with his “Paul Vibes”. He highlights that we need to have the right perspective in overcoming our challenges in life and take the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Conversation Highlights

[01:14] Paul shares what they do at Long Island  Buddy Club

[03:30] His big realization: Wow! I am more than I thought I was

[05:30] Paul’s perspective about COVID-19 pandemic 

[06:58] His perspective about his learning difficulty

[11:25] Paul’s advice on how to deal with challenges

[14:51] Learn from Paul how to live with a “Paul Vibes” 

[16:30] Paul emphasizes the need to seek help.

[19:40] How to deal with the pandemic with Paul’s perspective

[23:09] Paul narrates how he started leadership roles in a club

[30:00] His journey in collaborating with others

[32:01] Paul talks about The Long Island Buddy Club.

[37:10] The reminder: Be kinder, generous, and humble

[40:00] Paul as a member of the board of Positive Behaviour Support Services (PBS)

[42:47] Paul’s Contact Info

Remarkable Quotes:

[02:59] “We, as individuals, have the opportunity  and the ability to make a difference in someone’s life.”

[16:30] “Growing up with a learning disability, I realize that it’s very important and necessary to seek help.”

[24:25] “I can’t control the fact that I have a learning disability. That’s something I have to accept and work with….Focus in the things that you can control.”

Bio

After overcoming a learning disability my mission became helping others with their own challenges. In 2011 at the age of 18 I founded a nonprofit called "The Buddy Club of Long Island". The Buddy Club is a successful effort to increase connection and independence in the lives of young adults with special needs, this included the organization of social outings and empowerment activities.


Through my work with these amazing individuals, I have cultivated a love of motivational speaking which has led to Paul Vibes. As a young adult speaker, I believe in the power of connection, whether that be peer to peer or parent to child. The experiences in my personal life combined with my involvement in substance abuse counseling allow me to encourage others to reach outside their comfort zone. My talks have the audiences reflect on their own life, assisting them in finding areas where they can create positive changes. By offering them the tools needed to overcome their perceived limitations audiences will be able to look at their challenges from new angles and adopt a new mindset in relation to the understanding of others.

Connect with Paul Vibes

Website
www.PaulVibes.com

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

FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/PaulVibesTalks/

YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNmckp3_vzVOYlqSqOKIL3g

 

May 13, 2020
Interview with Paul Povolni; Grow Your Business With a Brand Mentor
42:16

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis sits down with Paul Pavolni, a brand mentor who helps businesses establish their brand strategy, brand identity, and brand delivery. He shares his expertise to help businesses attract the audience they want to reach. He highlights that branding is important in a growing business.

Conversation Highlights

[01:01] Paul explains his job as a brand mentor.

[04:53] Your business name must make sense for what you are trying to do.

[06:10] What’s in a business’ name?

[08:50] Paul shares the story behind his name “Voppa”.

[10:44] Paul mentions his podcast Headsmack podcast: Ideas that work

[11:13] First point: Inconsistency affects your brand. 

[17:30] Second point: Is your brand still relevant? 

[18:03] Third point: Limitations can hold your company back.

[24:03] Paul shares his personal experience highlighting her wife’s support in his career.

[31:01] Don’t make confusion to your clients.

[37:01] Make the right branding for your business.

Remarkable Quotes:

[11:01] “The solution to their problem is more complex than they thought.”

[12:53] “Because of inconsistency, it’s hurting your brand.”

[31:00] “Confused people don’t buy. If you are confusing them they won’t buy.”

Paul Povolni is a Brand Strategist and Creative Director that helps his clients get clarity in their brand and then equips them to express it in a way that attracts their ideal clients and sets them apart from their competition.  

Paul has also lead creative teams in producing award-winning work for over 20 years.

Paul is an international speaker on branding, creativity and mindset, speaking to corpo­rations, keynoting conferences, and leading workshops.  He also teaches Branding and Design as an adjunct professor at Belhaven University. 

He was born in Europe, raised in Australia, and matured in America where he now runs Voppa Creative, a Brand Strategy and Design agency serving clients around the world.

 

Paul Povolni Brand Strategist/Creative Director

Voppa Creative paulpovolni.com

314.805.1629

 

ppovolni@voppa.com

www.facebook.com/voppa
www.instagram.com/voppa
www.twitter.com/voppa
www.linkedin.com/n/voppa

May 07, 2020
Interview with Amanda Mehaffey; The Importance of Donors
26:19

Join with Amada and I as we discuss the importance of donors and how to use them to further your non-profit 

Amanda Mehaffey is Director of Grants and Donor Engagement for Living In Freedom Together a non-profit in Worcester, MA. She graduated from Worcester State University with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health in 2016 and completed a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Human Service Management from Clark University in 2019.  For the last four years, Amanda has worked in the nonprofit sector on project development, program management, grant writing, and fundraising. 

Amanda Mehaffey

Director of Grants and Donor Engagement

E: amanda@liftworcester.org

Direct:774.450.7606

Office Phone: 508.762.9660

instagram and twitter: @liftworcester

facebook.com/LivingInFreedomTogether

 

 

Apr 29, 2020
Interview with Maya McNulty; The Art of Fundraising
27:59

Join Maya and me as we discuss event planning, fundraising secrets, and branding!

 

Get your copy of Fundraising Secrets: https://www.amazon.com/Fundraising-Secrets-Underground-Fundraise-Donations-ebook/dp/B07TPBT3ZB

 

Maya McNulty is an award-winning cable lifestyle program host that has aired for 7 years, reaching 2 million households and seen in more than 19 counties throughout New York State. 

Maya McNulty has helped nonprofits to raise millions of dollars using Fundraising Secrets to propel them to the level of Ninja Master in the Art of Fundraising.

A fundraising and a technology maverick, Maya designed and launched the mobile application Where to Shop and Dine which promotes small businesses and helps to alleviate child hunger. For more than 20 years, she has worked with thousands of people, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs as one of America’s most respected business branding coach, strategist, marketer, podcaster, best- selling author and speaker. She has created spectacular events and has been recognized and received numerous awards for her career achievements and philanthropy.

Maya McNulty

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayamcnulty1

Email: 1mayamcnulty@gmail.com

 

Apr 21, 2020
Interview with Liam Klein; The Impact of Service Dogs on PTSD
12:29

Impact of service dogs.

Hi! I'm Liam. I’m 15 years old. I have been told that I’m too intelligent for my own good and I have PTSD. I developed this disorder after being abused when I was eight years old and watching the same thing happen to a sibling. After being hospitalized shortly before my ninth birthday (yes, I’m still bitter about the fact that I spent my birthday in a psych ward), I was put on a variety of medications including antidepressants, and antipsychotics, etc. You name it, I tried it. However, due to a quirk in my biochemistry, as though I wasn’t quirky enough already, they all had the opposite of the desired effect. Thus, as I clearly couldn’t be medicated, it was recommended that I get a service dog. Although it took seven tries, I’m glad I got the dog that I did. Cliché as it sounds, Einstein quite literally saved my life. And once I was stable again, I wanted to help other kids like me, who were suffering from a disability that they didn’t even understand.

Since there was no foundation I could find that addressed this dire need, four years ago, I decided to create my own, to help other kids like me gain control over their PTSD instead of letting it control them. There are SO many more youths affected by PTSD than you would think, but we don't get half as much attention as if we were adults or wounded warriors. I mean, there are a lot of psychiatrists who don’t even believe that children CAN be affected by PTSD. That’s how little people acknowledge it.

Living with PTSD is incredibly chaotic; it feels like being caught in a web that’s ever-growing, ever-expanding, trapping you more and more completely as time goes on and leaving you utterly powerless. That thought process, combined with my love of arachnids, was the inspiration behind the name Chaotic Spyder.



Liam Klein

liam@chaoticspyder.org

FB - chaoticspyder
WS - chaoticspyder.org
Twitter – PTSDspyderkids

 

Apr 14, 2020
Interview with Becky Caldwell; What is Strategic Planning and why is it important?
52:09

Join Becky as we discuss strategic planning, the importance of targeting your audience, and fundraising. 

Becky Caldwell is an executive coach, podcast host of “Virtual Executive Director,” and the actual executive director of the Virginia Highlands Festival (VHF) in Abingdon, Virginia.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Becky spent much of her career in Chicago with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival, and the Chicago Improv Festival (among other organizations). She has produced international arts programs and festivals since 1992.

In 2012 she came to Abingdon to become the first-ever executive director for VHF, a 70-year-old arts and culture organization.

While at VHF, she launched several pilot programs to help innovate programming. These programs have included “The Wolf Crystal” public performance art project; a series of culinary arts events highlighting the rich heritage and inherent creativity of food production in Southwest Virginia; and “Plein Air Abingdon,” a 3-day springtime spin-off festival from the summer flagship event. “The Wolf Crystal” was the subject of Becky’s TEDxHickory talk in November, 2019.

Since 2016 she has been advising, consulting, and coaching nonprofit leaders, helping them with fundraising strategies, board development, and strategic planning. Becky’s areas of coaching expertise include leadership transition, building effective corporate culture, and developing strategic partnerships. She started her weekly podcast, “Virtual Executive Director,” in September 2017, as a free resource for nonprofit and mission-driven leaders, and supplements the podcast with an active Facebook group for nonprofit leaders to receive peer-to-peer support.

In her personal life, Becky is a gamer, foodie, and supernerd. She is married with two big goofy dogs who make frequent appearances on her podcast and Instagram feed.

Becky Caldwell

FB: https://www.facebook.com/VirtualExecDirector/
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beckybrettcaldwell/
IG: @virtual_exec
IG: @beckybrettcaldwell
Web: https://virtualexecutivedirector.com/

beckybrettcaldwell@gmail.com

 

 

 

Apr 07, 2020
Interview with Preston Cone; Facebook Ads, email copy and secrets behind the Google Ad Grant.
52:46

Join Preston as we discuss Facebook Ads, Petitions, Email Copy, $120,000 annual Google Ad Grant, and Google for Nonprofits. This is a can’t miss episode!

Cone got his first taste in the field when he had the opportunity to work for Facebook and dove into social media marketing.

Cone’s clients at Facebook had budgets ranging from $500-$50,000 a month and he exponentially increased their return. One of his customers’ ads performed so well that they were featured on the “Facebook Success Story.”

Cone then moved on to lead a team that created the social media ads that raised $150 million.

Then moving on to be Digital Director in for the 45th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

When asked about what he’s learned from his experiences, Cone says, “The campaign and inauguration taught me many things, but in the realm of marketing, I became convinced that social media marketing has unlimited potential if used correctly.”

Cone has been able to leverage his connections and experience working with some of the best people in their respective fields. And you can be assured that our subject matter experts at Cone Creatives (Donor Curve) are really just that – actual experts in their fields.

We look forward to talking with you and helping to make your business plans a success.

 

Preston Cone

CEO Cone Creatives / Donor Curve
Digital Marketing With A Purpose

210.899.6670

www.conecreatives.com

https://donorcurve.com/

https://www.facebook.com/conecreatives/
https://www.facebook.com/Donor-Curve-105030627739662/
https://donorcurve.conecreatives.com/

 

 

Mar 31, 2020
Numbers don't Lie? An Interview with Nicole Heid
39:00

Join Nicole as we discuss Guidestar, taxes, accounting, and all things nonprofit.

 

Who is Nicole Heid?

Hi! I’m Nichole and I’m an experienced accountant, known for helping, educating, and support clients as they grow their businesses and plan for the future.

I have spent the last several years utilizing my diverse background in volunteerism and accounting consulting for nonprofits on all matters relating to compliance, audit, and taxes.

If you want to chat about nonprofits, how we can work together to minimize your tax liability, I would love to get in touch!

Nichole Heid

nheid@rosedaledrapala.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/nl.hei.3
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nichole-heid-2b1b0791

 

Mar 24, 2020
Interview with Juliana Hicks; How to secure local sponsors for your nonprofit
24:11

Join Juliana as we discuss how to secure local sponsors for your nonprofit, networking, and much more.

Juliana Hicks is the Director of Communications for the Latinx LIFE non-profit. Juliana, along with five other Latinas founded this organization and are helping the youth of the area. Check out what they are up to down in NC!

j.hicks@thelatinxlife.org


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLd7-mAwTheyT6sWTI1LBnQ
The Latinx L.I.F.E. (Latinas Inspiring Further Education)
We are a 501(c) 3 organization promoting education & social justice throughout the Latinx community in North Carolina.
youtube.com


https://www.instagram.com/thelatinxlife/
Latinx L.I.F.E. (@thelatinxlife) • Instagram photos and videos
363 Followers, 347 Following, 170 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Latinx L.I.F.E. (@thelatinxlife)
instagram.com

Mar 18, 2020
Interview with Krystal Heller; PTSD, Dogs and Deep Connections
33:18

Join Krystal as we talk about PTSD, Dogs, and deep connections.

Krystal L. U. Heller, Vice President (Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army) – Krystal splits her time between the U.S. Army Reserves and her duties as an employee of the U.S. Government. She has 11 years of serving in both Active Duty and Reserve positions and a deployment supporting Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF). Krystal is married to Sergeant First Class Jason J. Heller, retired, and has two dogs. She found a passion for networking and connecting people with like interests or those in need. This passion has driven her to PaWs, bringing together her sense of duty to the Veteran and First Response communities and her love for rescuing animals. She has since gratefully accepted the role of Vice President in order to expand her reach.

Krystal Heller
Vice President
202-368-2554

www.pawsandwarriors.org

501 (c)(3) ID 81-472315

Want to donate? Use the following link. Thank you!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YSUFBLFR8Z8ME&source=url

Find us @pawsandwarriors

Mar 10, 2020
Interview with Lakia Goodman ; What is the best place to find volunteers?
22:15

Join Lakia and me as we discuss free coordination software and the best place to find volunteers.

 

I am the co-founder and Director of Finance for Positive Transitioning.  I am a CPA registered in the State of Georgia.  My position with Positive Transitioning allows me to wear many hats.  I currently work with social media, on the app and website, entrepreneurship, and wherever else I need to fit in.

Positive Transitioning is my passion and I enjoy helping others help themselves.  

Positive Transitioning Inc. is a non–profit organization that provides individuals reentering the community after incarceration. Positive Transitioning Inc. is a 24-hour Resource/Listening Line that services all 50 states. The Resource/Listening line is staffed by life coaches and provides individuals with the immediate support and resources that may be needed during reentry. We will also have Crisis Clinicians available for individuals that may be calling in crisis due to the stressors related to reentry.

Positive Transitioning Inc. also provides individuals life coaches that will assist them in every step of the reentry process. There is a different program that is associated with each step of the reentry process. These programs consist of housing, education, employment, vocational training, obtaining government benefits, veteran's assistance, medical management, sponsorship, financial stability, family reintegration, and legal assistance. 

Currently, Positive Transitioning Inc. is entirely web-based as we are hoping that this makes it easily accessible for anyone to access from anywhere. Although we are hoping to keep our organization web-based, we have team members working in 2 locations, Columbus Ohio and Atlanta GA, which will eventually become our physical locations. As we are a non–profit and depend on donations, grants, fundraising, and volunteers, until Positive Transitioning Inc. becomes more established and is able to raise donations, our team will be working on a volunteer basis.  Also, with this in mind, any days, or hours that you are available to work with us are so much appreciated. This would not be possible unless we all work together to build a Positive Transition.

 

Lakia S. Goodman | Director of Finance

Positive Transitioning, Inc.

Phone: 614-362-5155 ext 802

Hotline: 844-335-1321

“Working Together to Build a Positive Transition”

Get to Know Us!!!

Our Magazine: November - The Giving Issue

Our Store: Positive Transitioning Store

lgoodman@positivetransitioning.orgwww.positivetransitioning.org

Schedule a meeting: https://lgoodman.youcanbook.me

Mar 03, 2020
Interview with Teresa Blaes; The Power of Podcasting
28:46

Join Teresa as we talk about the power of podcasting as a way to spread your mission, vision, and message.

 

Teresa Blaes has been an entrepreneur and ministry leader for a combined 20 years along with her husband Michael. They used to run the company, Two Blind Marketers and Associates.

 

Now her passion is podcasting and helping others bring their God-given message to the mic, through their media production company Kadosh Media.

 

She along with her husband host multiple podcasts of their own, including the Teresa Blaes show and the Unresolved Life Podcast,  while raising her family of one daughter and two cats. 

 

You can find her work at TeresaBlaes.com and Unresolved.Life   

Feb 27, 2020
Interview with Candice Liozu; How to Determine What Your Community Needs
36:22

Candice details how she decided on her vision, how to collaborate to jump start your journey, and the importance of systems.

 

Candice Liozu spent the majority of her career in the for-profit global consulting industry, working for major corporations such as Saint-Gobain and SAP. In 2017, she realized that the time had come for her to use her business background to benefit those who need it most. In Arizona, she found out that 50% of the youth aging out of foster care would end up homeless by their 20th birthday. A third of these homeless youth will be victims of sex trafficking. That is when she found her purpose.
For the past 18 months, she has been working towards building a program, Foster360, that helps this vulnerable population navigate through the services at their disposal to help them create a successful and fulfilling life. At Foster360, they fight for youth to avoid homelessness and sex trafficking by helping them connect with services within their community. Candice's main purpose is to create equal opportunity for all youth, regardless of their background and social status. She believes that by helping today's youth become productive members of society, the tragic cycle of poverty, homelessness, and desperation can be broken to create a new generational path.

Connect with Candice

Program Director - Foster360

126 E University Dr.

Mesa, AZ 85201

412-259-0003

www.foster360az.org

Feb 18, 2020
Interview with Danielle Dee; How to Start A Nonprofit the Right Way
25:57

Join Danielle as we discuss the nuts and bolts of the nonprofit startup to include the paperwork, board composition, taxes, and grant writing. All the steps to start a nonprofit!

 

My dynamic personality and passion for helping others bring forth intuitive solutions is not one but FOUR industries. As the Chief of Operations at Dee Luxe Consulting, I am a multi-talented consultant who has been working in the financial and legal industries since 2004. I currently consult on financial literacy, nonprofits, and real estate.

When not helping others make their money work for them and improving communities, I am the brains behind Maverick Home Solutions, a real estate company specializing in community redevelopment. I am also the proud mom of a heart warrior, I love traveling, reading, and writing for my company's blog, and can be found off the beaten path... or on social media @iamdanielledee.

 

Feb 12, 2020
Interview with Chris Staron; How to increase creativity with your Team
01:06:30

Join Chris and I as we bring improv to the board room as we discuss how improv rehearsal exercises greatly increase creativity, production, and cohesiveness. 

Chris Staron is the host of the Truce Podcast. His films “Bringing up Bobby” and “Between the Walls” have been on television ad streaming services around the world. He’s the author of the novel “Cradle Robber”. In his off-time Chris also performs improv comedy for audiences and conferences.

Connect with Chris

www.trucepodcast.com
www.facebook.com/trucepodcast
www.twitter.com/trucepodcast

 

Feb 05, 2020
Interview with James Snow; Legacy, Volunteering and Business Plans
39:28

James talks about Legacy, volunteering, and the importance of a business plan!

James Snow runs JAS Advisors Group and hosts the Legacy podcast.

Their Mission At the core of what we are as individuals, there will be a few defining principles which we think make each person unique, and in turn what they will project into the world around them. These characteristics stem from whom we are as a person, what our roles are in our lives, as well as what our belief system is, which is at the heart of our own existence. These things are critical for one to understand not only where they are coming from, but to where they are going.

At Jas.Advisors.Grp, we want to know these things about our clients, because it enables us to help play a role in fulfilling hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations.  The things that drive you as a person, are going to dictate how you respond and react to things in life. This in turn, will determine what unique approach we must take with you, so that where you want to get to, is in fact where you end up, both from a financial as well as a practical standpoint.

Our mission is simple.  It is about the most basic of all needs and desires that each person has ever wanted.  We want to help each and every person that puts their trust in our firm, to know that we will help them to tell their story, their way.  To make the story of what they have done in life, to transcend and bridge the gap so that generations after us will not only know that we existed but for what purpose.  To tell those coming after us who we were, what mattered to us, and that those things made a difference in the lives of others – so that they could perpetuate and amplify the good that we started so that it would continue to grow and bless others around us.  Obviously, for this kind of legacy to exist, the ones that it starts with must also experience the freedom that comes from sound strategy being put into place. This must begin with creating a financial legacy for you, your family, and your business, which will allow this story to continue in a very real and tangible way.

What story do you want to be told?  Let us help you to create such a legacy that those which will follow many generations from now will still feel the impact of your life.

Connect with James at the links below

http://fb.jsnow.us
http://yt.jsnow.us
http://ig.jsnow.us
http://li.jsnow.us

Jan 29, 2020
Interview with Tim Priebe; Mail Chimp and Marketing Deep Dive
35:20

Join Tim Priebe as we dive deep into marketing, Mail Chimp, web design, and social media.

 

Tim Priebe is a public speaker, author, columnist, and the owner of T&S Online Marketing. He helps businesses that are worried they don’t have the expertise or time required to invest in doing their own digital marketing. He helps them plan where and how much to invest and often helps execute the plan.

Tim’s company helps with websites, social media, blogging, email newsletters, Google rankings, and online video. Tim is the author of several online marketing books, including “102 Tweets,” “Blog a Week,” and “Online Marketing Mindshift.”

 

Connect with Tim

Business Site tandsgo.com

timjpriebe.com

facebook.com/timjpriebe
linkedin.com/in/timjpriebe
twitter.com/timjpriebe
instagram.com/timjpriebe

 

Dec 17, 2019
Interview with Tammi Moses; Why is Networking Important?
43:37

Join us as we discuss the importance of networking

Tammi Moses is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of Homes Are For Living, LLC; which is a Veteran Woman Owned & Operated business located in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, WA. 

Tammi is the Adult Kid of Parents That Hoard ( #AKOPTH) and speaks up on the issue of hoarding, as silence on this issue serves no one. She is also a voice & advocate for #YLITH – Youth Living in The Hoard. 

 

 

 

She is taking the pain of growing up in a hoarded home and creating space to talk about this difficult issue that impacts millions of people. 

She enjoys inspiring others to take their adversity and use it to improve the lives of others.

She provides consultations, presentations & workshops on the issue of hoarding and would be happy to connect with you! 

Connect with Tammi

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AskTammi16 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/homes4livingllc/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRulOO8s8L7JHnkzEABYSHQ

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammimoses/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tammimoses/

Snapchat: homesr4living

www.homesareforliving.com   

 

Dec 10, 2019
Make Fundraising Suck Less; Interview with Patrick Kirby; How to make Funraising Suck Less
01:17:44

Get your copy of “Fundraise Awesomer” here**

 

Join Patrick Kirby as we talk about how to stay sane while fundraising.

Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. ​​​​

 

Patrick has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.

 

He cut his donor relations/fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.

 

He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston, and Willow, a chunky dog named Grover, and lives in West Fargo, ND.

 

 

 

Dec 04, 2019
Interview with Matt Cubbler; Volunteer Relations, Bad Donors, and Mission Creep
55:03

**Get your copy of “A Brother’s Love: A Memoir” here**

Matt Cubbler dives deep into nonprofit misappropriation, volunteer relations, bad donors and mission creep.

Matt Cubbler has always lived a life of sacrifice and dedication to others. From serving in the U.S. Army, to working as one of Pennsylvania’s most renowned police officers, to donating his time speaking to teens and young adults about the importance of leadership in their lives, he has devoted his life to helping others through both his professional and personal life.
A month after graduating from high school, Cubbler’s brother Andy died in a violent car accident. That moment would end up becoming the single most impactful moment in his life. While he excelled academically in high school and had an opportunity to attend one of the four major military academies, he decided he was needed elsewhere and chose to enlist in the United States Army and served for four years as an Intelligence Analyst. His Army tour of duty took him from Augsburg, Germany to the Persian Gulf War.
In 2009, Cubbler got bit by the entrepreneurial bug and he launched his first company MaxOut, a unique fitness brand that owns a unique piece of patented strength training technology and owns and operates one-of-a-kind gyms utilizing this same technology. Over the past eight years, while still working full-time as a police officer, he has built MaxOut into a national brand that has helped thousands of people achieve strength and fitness levels unseen in the fitness marketspace.
Today, Cubbler is still a full-time police officer, the COO of MaxOut and a sought after public speaker who captivates his audiences through his personal story of struggle and triumph, his leadership training program based on his experiences as a soldier and his law enforcement officer and most importantly his life living with his best friend and brother whose life and death has inspired all that he has accomplished since that fateful day when Andy died in 1989 

Matt Cubbler

matt@maxoutcorp.com

https://www.facebook.com/matt.cubbler
https://www.instagram.com/mattcubblerspeaks/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcubbler/
www.mattcubbler.com

Nov 27, 2019
Interview with Lori McNeil; How to get MORE Media Appearances
01:18:34

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Join Lori A. McNeil and I as we discuss the intricacies of social, local, and national media and the importance of congruency.

 

I grew up in a creative, hard-working family, and that ethic has been with me all my life.  From making barrettes for Christmas bazaars as a first-grader to taking out my first bank loan at age 11 (my mother co-signed with me on $3,500) to start my own hotdog stand, it seems that I've always been reaching for something bigger than myself. It's fair to say that entrepreneurship is woven into the fabric of my life.

As an adult, I have spent years in education and business, while also being an involved consultant, politician, community advocate and volunteer—both domestically as well as internationally.

My passion has always been in helping people achieve more success. Helping people achieve their goals is truly what gets me out of bed in the morning! I love working with people and businesses, guiding them as they seek to achieve higher levels of success in their personal and professional lives.  Nothing brings me more satisfaction than being there with people when they go from wherever they are, to where they've always wanted to be.

My philosophy is that you need to create and maintain a healthy balance in both your personal and professional life, in order to truly be successful long term. Most people do not understand the significance this has in their life, nor that it is a primary contributor to their achieving success. Well, they don’t know what they are missing out on!

I love helping businesses tap into their greatest potential, to shift their mindset, redirect focus and gain greater clarity for their business vision and overall purpose. Business balance is essential for long term success.

Since we don’t know what we don’t know, I strive to help people come to a greater understanding of what it takes to succeed.  I love working with high achievers who are serious about filling in those gaps to deeper understanding so that we can turn what is unknown into what is known.

 

Connect with Lori McNeil below

lori@lorimcneil.com

Lorimcneil.com

 

 

 


 



 

Nov 19, 2019
Interview with Phil Randazzo; The Power of Showing Up!
01:02:57

Join Phil and I as we discuss growing your network, the power of showing up, and the value of being in the field.

Phil Randazzo is an author, entrepreneur, and the founder of American Dream U.  The nonprofit organization assists the military transitioning into civilian life.  The program, taught by some of the world’s best and most successful entrepreneurs, is designed to provide soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, and coast guard personnel with the tools to obtain their dream jobs or start their own businesses. Phil's passion is to help service members have a smooth transition out of the military while preparing for their next career or business.

Connect with Phil

phil@americandreamu.org

https://www.facebook.com/phil.randazzo

 

Nov 12, 2019
Interview with Denny Katona; Bootstrapping Events and the Veteran Connection
43:28

Join Denny and I as we discuss bootstrapping events and the veteran connection

Dennis Katona enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1993. After serving seven years as an Armor crewman, he became an active-duty Army National Guard recruiter in 2000. In 2002, Dennis transferred to the Regular Army as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Non-Commissioned Officer. Dennis deployed in 2003 for the Invasion of Iraq and again in 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also deployed in 2011 to Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi, providing relief efforts after the earthquake and tsunami that hit in March 2011.

After being honorably discharged in 2012 as Staff Sergeant, Dennis applied his operational planning experience to a career as a project manager. A discipline that he has applied in both the Information Technology and Manufacturing industries.

Since leaving the Army, Dennis has dedicated himself to serving the Veteran Community. He has planned coordinated and executed fundraising events for Praying for Kaelie, Fisher House, Austin Dog Alliance, and the CPL Chad O. Foundation. Throughout the planning and execution of these many events, Dennis saw the need to bring the Veteran non-profit community together in order to better serve area Veterans. Dennis developed the concept, planned, and networked, bringing together over 50 nonprofits, veteran service organizations, and veteran-owned businesses for the inaugural Vet Fest Austin in November 2016. In the spirit of that collaboration and community, Dennis, along with members of the Vet Fest team founded O.P. Veteran in order to lighten the ruck of area veterans in order to help veterans find a renewed sense of purpose and ease their emotional transition into civilian life.

Denny Katona

denny.katona@opveteran.org

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

OP VETERAN INC

512-965-3255

 

www.opveteran.org

www.facebook.com/opveteran

Instagram: @o.p.veteran

 

Denny Katona

Nov 05, 2019
Shannon Whittington: How to Setup a Nonprofit Board
30:38

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Join Shannon and me as we discuss nonprofit board composition, storytelling, volunteer expectations and a purpose beyond business.

 

Shannon is the creator of Authors. She coaches people from Brainstorming to Book Sales... Traversing the entire journey to successfully published author with each client. We also offer Books By Vets, a program to specifically help veterans share their stories.

 

Connect with Shannon Below!

 

https://brainstormingtobooksales.com/

brainstormingtobooksales@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/brainstormingtobooksales

https://brainstormingtobooksales.com/



 

 

Oct 29, 2019
Interview with Richard Kaufman; What is the Power of We?
20:40

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Join Richard and I for a quick chat as we discuss the power of “we”, choices, and rebounding.

Richard Kaufman's first couple of years in the military were so turbulent that he fell into a spiral of alcoholism and drug use, earning him a one-way trip out of the Army after just two years on active duty.  Ultimately though he retired from the National Guard after a 24-year career.

Drinking heavily isn’t exactly unheard of in the Army, but Kaufman took it to another level. He's an alcoholic. He also took a liking to lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as acid or LSD. 

Kaufman, 50, first enlisted in the Army in 1986 and signed up to be a tanker, but shortly reclassified to a cavalry scout. Kaufman says he began drinking at 12-years-old, but it was at Fort Hood, Texas, his first duty station, where he says he "learned to drink professionally" and "get hooked on acid.” 

Today, it might seem absolutely insane for soldiers to casually drop acid a few times a month, but it was a problem of the times. A 1985 Defense Department survey of health-related behavior among the military found that about 9 percent of all service members had used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. 

“Pretty much every other weekend, if I wasn’t in the field, I was either drinking or drugging,” says Kaufman. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was chaptered out of the Army in 1988, receiving an Other Than Honorable discharge for “non-conforming to military standards.” 

Little did he know that essentially being told he wasn’t cut out for the Army would set him on a path to recovery and healing, but not before a run-in with the law. 

His first job after getting out of the Army was at a bar in New Jersey that his friend owned. After just a few months on the job, he was asked to work on New Year’s Eve, easily one of the most lucrative nights of the year for any establishment selling booze. Kaufman jumped at the opportunity to get a big payday, but as an active alcoholic, he was drinking on the job. A lot. 

So much, in fact, that instead of depositing the $5,000 in cash at the bank, he stole it. “I was just so drunk that I took all of the money,” he says. The bar owner, who was also a police officer, by the way, gave him an ultimatum: either go to jail or start going to meetings.

Kaufman opted for the ladder, and attended 90 meetings in 90 days, enough to make anyone’s head spin. And it worked—he hasn’t had a drink or taken any illegal drugs since. 

By the early ’90s, he had been sober for a few years and had his life on track. That’s when he decided that he didn’t get enough of what the Army had to offer and enlisted as an infantryman, this time in the National Guard. 

He served in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina state Guards until 2012 when a freak accident ended his military career for good. Kaufman was helping one of his friends park an up-armored Humvee as a ground guide, a task nearly every soldier performs.

But in this case, the driver thought he was stepping on the breaks when he actually slammed his foot on the gas, running over Kaufman’s entire right side of his body. The accident left him blind in his left eye, but he survived, a detail Kaufman says was possible because he was wearing a Kevlar helmet. 

“The Army said, if you can’t shoot a gun, we can’t keep you,” adds Kaufman. “I would have done 30 years if I didn’t get hurt.” 

So, in 2012 he left the Army for good. 

Fitness has always a big part of Kaufman’s life, even when he was struggling with addiction. Today, he manages a GNC store in New Jersey where he helps other veterans who either want to get back in shape or battling those same demons he was able to fight off. 

And he does it primarily on social media. Kaufman is a proud member of Vetrepreneur Tribe, a Facebook group that bills itself as, “the World’s Largest Community of Military Veteran Entrepreneurs to EVER exist!” 

Kaufman goes on Facebook live every Friday, sometimes from the GNC if it's slow, for what he calls “Fitness Fridays” where he touches on everything from diabetes, to nutrition, to weightlifting, and yes, even mental health care. And the results speak for themselves, he's helped several of his veteran friends, including one who Kaufman helped shed more than 40 pounds.

“I just want to get veterans healthy again, in any way possible,” says Kaufman. “Especially guys that are dealing with (post-traumatic-stress and traumatic brain injury), and any kind of addiction issues,” something he is intimately familiar with. 

It’s gotten to the point where when any of the nearly 14,000-strong Facebook group members post anything about addiction, recovery, weight loss, or other wellness, the Tribe will tag him in it, asking for Kaufman to weigh in with his expertise. Andrew O'Brien, founder of Vetrepreneur Tribe, says, "Richard is the most involved Tribe member we have." 

"He is always coming in and providing advice and value to the other members." 

But Kaufman stresses that he isn’t seeking a profit, but instead just wants to help his brothers and sisters in arms. “I just wanted to pay it forward ever since I got clean,” says Kaufman. 

Connect with Richard:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/richardkaufmanVeteran/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/richardkaufmanVeteran/

Book Link: https://www.facebook.com/1826412050/posts/10210486203991152/

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Oct 22, 2019
Interview with Trish Leto; How to do 5 Minute Facebook Lives
32:05

Join Trish and I as we discuss how to leverage Facebook live to increase your social media engagement, how to repurpose videos, and get calls booked.

 

Trish is a U.S. Navy Veteran and Live video marketing consultant. Her audience has crowned her the QUEEN of 5 Minute Lives™, a simple yet effective strategy for providing content that matters to audiences with just five minutes of live video and repurposing it for increased brand recognition and revenue. Trish is also an expert speaker, teaching strategies for social media while motivating and inspiring her audience to overcome self-doubt and Press Live With Purpose™. She recently quit her 9-5 job after almost 20 years in the mortgage industry and is now helping service-based businesses increase revenue with her strategies as a full-time entrepreneur while building a multiple 6-figure businesses. 

 

Trish has spoken on several stages, including the Military Influencer Conference in October 2018 and most recently spoke on the mortgage panel at Vaynermedia’s Agent2021 in Miami Gardens, FL.

 

Her work has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and hundreds of nationally-syndicated television, newspaper, and magazine outlets

 

She’s shaking up the industry leaving behind no excuses.

Oct 15, 2019
Interview with Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch; The Importance of Marketing Testing
34:13

Join Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch and me as we discuss the pre-launch phase of your nonprofit, the importance of testing the market, and the value of conducting an ask campaign.

 

Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch is the CEO/Founder and Podcast Host of Altered Stories Ministry.  She is a wife to Mark, mother of Tawny, Gigi to Bentley Rose, aunt, friend, ministry, and business leader and is passionate about helping women to share their God stories to help women in overcoming their struggles. 

 

Mischelle has also had a successful Senior management career in Corporate America and has worked for large fortune 500 companies in Senior Management roles.  She also worked for Focus on the Family and Compassion International, both high profile faith-based organizations.  She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her husband, Mark and Mini-Schnauzer, Bella.  She attends Grace Church in Overland Park.  Mischelle is also a graduate of Colorado Christian University and holds a B.S. degree in Organizational Management in Project Management.

 

The call on her life to help women share their God stories stems from the many struggles she has had to overcome with God’s help throughout her lifetime.  She is currently working on crafting her story to share with other Women’s groups and aspires to be a Women’s Conference speaker and author. Mischelle highly enjoys serving in Women’s Ministry volunteer roles and served as a volunteer board member for R&R Retreat Ministries in Denver, Colorado.  She has spoken at several women’s events, taught several Bible Studies at her former churches in Denver and Colorado Springs, has been part of several women’s organizations and served on the Women of Compassion’s leadership team while working at Compassion International in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  While serving on this team, her global vision for Altered Stories Ministry began.

msaundersgottsch@gmail.com

www.alteredstories.org
http://linkedin.com/in/mischelle-saunders-gottsch
https://www.facebook.com/mischelle.saundersgottsch

Instagram - mischelle_s_gottsch

 

 

 

Oct 08, 2019
Interview with Stephen Colon; Solving Problems
32:04

Join Stephen and me as we discuss mistakes, shops, and the guts to have the conversation.

Knucklehead Podcast is a podcast where we discuss mistakes that we made, provide perspective to people who could benefit from learning, and spent time with entrepreneurs largely with a military background.

I spent almost 10 years active-duty and in the reserves for the United States Marine Corps, grew up working construction, and seeing how somebody willing to work could run their own business. I bought my first business from the guy in the Air Force whenever I was in Iraq, it was a lawn care company and I still get crap to this day for my wife about our slogan “one blade at a time.“ We sold the equipment and the list of clients to someone who is running the lawn care business after we left and immediately started working on side projects as I was pursuing full-time and come after I get out of work.

Business is fascinating, consumers are interesting, but the problem-solving component of running a business has always been something that’s attractive to me. We encourage people to be #alpha of their life rather than #beta, #dontbebeta #getsomewins, and go dominate with an #alphamindset.

Oct 01, 2019
Interview with Brian Paul; Spreading your Vision
24:23

Join Brian as we discuss organization expansion, recovery and the impact of your story,

Veterans 4 Life USA runs out of Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Phoenix, and Tulsa. At the heart of the organization is Brian Paul and his ever-extending network of resources.

Brian Paul, President, and Founder of Veterans4LifeUSA served in the 45th Infantry Division as a rifleman, machine gunner, and mortarman. His team provided security and other services at the Alfred P Murrah bombing site following the terrorist attack on April 19th, 1995. He has also served as a firefighter and EMT in Kansas City.

Brian Paul enjoyed success in both the military and in his time as a Firefighter and EMT but like many others, he ran head-on into serious and life-threatening problems largely due to his “no quit” personality.  He believed in his mission of service even when he knew it was costing him his health and eventually would likely cost him his life.

Brian began dealing with the extreme stresses of his job by self-medicating with alcohol. This, coupled with extraordinary stress from being a first responder, led him to a very real and dangerous problem with post-traumatic stress known as PTSD.  This problem led to not only rapidly deteriorating health but also to divorce and even homelessness. Brian was simply fighting for his life.

With God’s help and the help of his family, Brian was finally able to find the correct and proper help he desperately needed and with very little time to spare.

Brian went through an intensive 90-day treatment program in the Smokey Mountains that dealt with his PTSD and alcohol problems simultaneously.  Brian was extremely successful with this treatment for three main reasons:

He was finally receiving the correct and proper treatment specifically for him. He used the same intense focus and determination that made him a successful soldier and firefighter and directed it towards his treatment. He has an unbreakable connection with his higher power as he viewed it.

Brian has been sober, happy, and successful since Nov. 20, 2015, and focuses sharply on helping fellow soldiers and first responders, including law enforcement, avoid and overcome similar serious obstacles he himself has experienced and overcome.

Brian started Veterans4LifeUSA to help other veterans and first responders who struggle with PTSD and addiction.

The focus of Veterans4LifeUSA is to connect veterans, first responders, and their families to resources where they can find healing. They also create events and environments where veterans and first responders can build camaraderie and fellowship with others.

We hope to continue and build relationships and provide resources for veterans and first responders who struggle no matter where they may be.

veterans4lifeusa@gmail.com

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Sep 23, 2019
Interview with Dave Burlin; Collaboration over Competition
35:58

Join Dave as we discuss the importance of strategic partnerships, events beyond nonprofits, and finding a mission after military life.

Dave Burlin is a Certified Professional Sales and Leadership Coach. He specializes in teaching ethical sales techniques and strategies that individuals and teams can use to immediately grow their sales.

Professional Sales and Leadership Coach

Facilitator of “Why Discovery” Golden Circles – Simon Sinek Inc.

United States Marine Corps Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom

Top producer for America’s largest privately held Wedding/Corporate Entertainment Company, DJ Connection

Development of operational programs, including hiring, training, and KPI’s to effectively scale DJ Connection into more than 4 cities in 2 years

Developed and trained sales team and non-sales team members to execute consecutive tradeshows across the Midwest

Spoke at TEDxTulsa, “Discharge to Incharge: Bringing Battlefield Leadership to the Boardroom and Beyond”

Recruited, trained, developed, and coached for more than 3,000 at-risk youth, as well as more than 45 staff members at Thunderbird Youth Academy (National Guard Youth Challenge program)

Member of High-Speed Elite, Veteran Entrepreneur Mastermind Group with Entrepreneur on Fire Founder John Lee Dumas

Dave Burlin is a Professional Sales and Leadership Coach at Southwestern Consulting.

He is a Marine Corps Veteran, and he believes that influence is the core foundation for growth. His passion is to help people maximize their influence potential so that they can create innovative organizations that bring positive change and impact on the world. He does this by helping them communicate their vision, and invest in their greatest resource; their people. With growth comes more opportunity for leaders to emerge, and the cycle of leadership and influence continues.

Since his military service, he spent 6 years working with Oklahoma’s “at-risk” youth. Later he began a career in sales and marketing while working as a wedding DJ/MC for one of America’s largest privately held companies, DJ Connection. He helped grow DJ Connection into other markets and it was in that pursuit that he developed a deeper passion and admiration for company culture, marketing, and leadership development. This led to the launch of Discharge to Incharge, an organization to help connect veterans to resources vital for their transition. This included coaching veterans into the paths of education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

 In 2014, he had the honor of speaking at TEDxTulsa about veteran transition, and this has led to a number of speaking opportunities. He has continued to take his passion helping Veterans into the business world by helping coach some of the most elite teams and organizations on the planet.

He currently resides in Las Vegas and he serves clients around the globe.

dave@davemeansbusiness.com

Facebook: Dave Burlin

IG: @daveburlin

LINKEDIN: Dave Burlin

Dave Burlin
918-373-2630

Bunker Labs
Dave.burlin@bunkerlabs.org

Dave@davemeansbusiness.com

Www.davemeansbusiness.com

Discharge to Incharge:
https://youtu.be/oLfozhW-JQ0

Zappos cover letter:
https://youtu.be/MS_dZikEW4M

#whynetworking
https://youtu.be/6_hXo6BweFU

TEDx Tulsa
https://youtu.be/0fdTEDcW7Xk

Disrupt HR - The Swayze Effect
https://disrupthr.co/vimeo-video/the-swayze-effect-when-violence-is-the-answer-dave-burlin-disrupthr-talks/

 

Sep 23, 2019
Sha Sparks: the Power of Storytelling
30:26

Join Shā as we discuss storytelling, public speaking and the power of relationships.

Shā is the CEO, Chief Excitement Officer, of Sparks of Hope.

She is an energetic, loving, and inspiring speaker, and author, as well as a Certified Fearless Living Coach. Also, she has written the book “How to Get Your Voice Back” which can be purchased on Amazon.

Her mission is to help women transform their trauma into treasure by empowering them to peel away the layers of their own negative inner dialogue, limiting beliefs and fear that stems from verbal abuse and loss.

When women work with Shā, they experience a higher level of confidence, self-acceptance, and self-love that gives them permission to step out of their comfort zone and fully participate in life.

While investing in her own healing journey, Shā has found the secret to inspiring and impacting the world.  She says and I quote, “that when we share our own lessons learned of overcoming adversities, we ignite a tiny spark of hope, love, connection, and community in other people. And when we ignite that spark, the whole world lights up.”

askshasparks@gmail.com

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Instagram @iamshasparks @sparksofhopeco @powerofinvestinginpeople

www.sparksofhope.co

www.shasparks.com

 

Sep 23, 2019
Who we are
07:03

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Do you know how nonprofits spend all their time chasing donations? Our Partnership program helps build monthly recurring donations to allow you to say no to more work and yes to more donations.

We want to interview nonprofit leaders, business leaders, and consultants that can help build stronger nonprofit leaders.

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Respectfully,

Travis Johnson | Head Podcaster

Helping you build a stronger nonprofit

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