Nonprofit Architect Podcast

By Travis Johnson

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


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Corinne Lebrun: Preview
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You're in the wrong group of people if you're not congratulating each other on your victories or if you don't think yours will be. We are all on a time crunch. Get in touch with those who can help you. Your nonprofit can start concentrating on raising awareness of unspoken social agreements in order to stimulate creative thinking.

(You can catch the whole episode on August 9th)



Aug 05, 2022
How do you Prepare Your Team to Succeed with Otis McGregor
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From the top down, everyone in your organization requires a periodic, if not daily, a reminder of vision, opportunity, and hope. Do you need to complete something more than once? Can you automate, delegate, get rid of, or hire someone to do it?

Make sure you're assuming your queen bee role so your organization will prosper and flourish due to your laser-like focus on the right things. Using the after-action report, you can get your team ready for success. By receiving a hot wash, emotional feedback, acting on what you've learned, and rational feedback.

 

Remarkable Quotes:

Otis:  Driving purpose is about finding clarity and resolve and your purpose.

Otis: Don't try to sell hope of solving the problem; sell the hope of the organization. That's how you keep people.  

Travis: It's a lot easier to get through the suck if it's a time limit.

Otis:   Push through with a vision and hope; and the reality, so you balance the hope with the reality.

Travis:  Are they creating a business, or are they creating a job for themselves?

 

Highlights:

{01:33} Introduction to Otis

{05:35} Ground Pounding

{12:45} Is your mission missing in your Business or nonprofit 

{19:15} Embrace the Suck

{26:40} The difference between starting a business and creating a job

{33:15} The Queen Bee Role

{41:00} Learning from your experiences

 

Otis McGregor bio:

Leadership Expert, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Project Management Trainer, Rugby Coach, LTC, Special Forces, US Army, Retired

My passion lies in helping people succeed. I've used this passion through years in the Army Special Operations, coaching rugby and Business. It now drives me to create better leaders. I believe that better leaders create better organizations, better organizations create better communities, and better communities will create a better world.

I worked as a Business Development Manager, Director, and Chief Strategy Officer for several companies. In 2009, I founded LTO Enterprises, LLC to help businesses win government contracts. In 2021, I rebranded LTO to become Tribe + Purpose, aligning with how we operate and our business purpose. We focus on creating better leaders to lead high-performing teams. I am a certified business performance coach and certified project director and trainer through The Institute of Project Management.

I retired from the US Army in 2009 as a Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel following 25 years of service. While in the Army, I had a broad range of experience from being a private driving tank five years older than me; to an engineer in the Arctic, running heavy equipment in the most extreme arctic conditions, to leading Green Berets on complex and dangerous missions around the world. I also had the unique experience of being part of new organizations and creating these new units into cohesive, effective organizations. This experience ranged from Arctic conditions in Alaska to counter-terrorism units in Iraq and Afghanistan to NATO Special Operations Headquarters. Being part of these organizations from the ground up has given me immense experience in creating successful organizations

I've used those skills and experiences to build successful teams, business units, and companies in the business world. I've led capture efforts and proposal development for large and small firms. These efforts have ranged from small task orders to multiple large entity Joint Ventures. In addition to my business development efforts, I ran multi-million-dollar programs for the government spread across the US and overseas.

I possess a BS-Engineering Technology, from Texas A&M University; MA-International Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC); COR.E Leadership & Performance Dynamics Specialist, IPEC; Certified Project Director and Certified Project Trainer, Institute of Project Management (IPM); USA Rugby Level 300 Coach. I create better leaders, host a podcast, build high-performance teams and wrote the book Enable Your Teams Success.

I live in Colorado with my wife, Suzanne. We have three grown children living in the USA.

Connect with Otis:

https://www.tribe-purpose.com

 

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Aug 02, 2022
Otis McGregor: Preview
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Everyone in your organization, from the top down, requires a periodic, if not daily, reminder of vision, opportunity, and hope. Do you need to complete something more than once? Can you automate it, delegate it, get rid of it, or hire someone to do it?

Make sure you're assuming your queen bee role so that your organization will prosper and flourish as a result of your laser-like focus on the appropriate things. Using the after-action report, you can get your team ready for success. By receiving a hot wash, emotional feedback, acting on what you've learned, and receiving rational feedback.

(You can hear the whole episode on August 2nd) 

Jul 29, 2022
How to Shift Your Focus from Money to Purpose with Eric Levine
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Do you need to shift your focus from money to purpose? When you have a goal of improving people’s lives your focus will shift and your nonprofit will succeed. 

Remarkable Quotes:

Eric: Success in any way is to have a disciplined morning 

Travis: Provide value to people first, when you're focused on money, you end up closed-handed

Eric: You want to be at the beginning of the wave, ride it up to the crest. Timing is everything,

Eric: We're all architects of our own lives

 

Highlights:

{01:15} The importance of starting your day off right. 

{05:00} Going to Asia to build a Gym Empire

{10:25} Trusting your instincts 

{16:15} Be at the Beginning of the Wave

{26:15} Having the goal of improving people’s lives, not just making money

{39:32} Knowing your self worth

 

Eric Levine bio:

Eric Levine started in the fitness industry in 1979, when he was the first franchisee for Golds Gym, and opened a chain of six clubs. These six clubs were the most profitable in the entire Gold chain of more than 100 clubs. During that time Mr. Levine established Super Gym Advertising and Marketing company, the exclusive worldwide agency for all Gold’s Gyms, winning many international awards including the silver medal at Cannes! Eric then became a partner with Ray Wilson Family Fitness Centers, which grew to 72 locations. Eric went on to Asia and created California Fitness in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia. His clubs broke every imaginable record for fitness centers around the world.

Eric then sold the chain of California Fitness centers to 24Hour Fitness, retaining a share in that company. In 2004 24Hour Fitness sold for an incredible US$1,700,000,000. Eric was also the founder of Planet Yoga and Bikram Yoga in Asia, the first large yoga studio anywhere! Eric is currently an investor with Mark Mastrov in New Evolution Ventures which owns and manages such companies as UFC gyms worldwide. Eric has an exciting new company, combined with Revolution Recrafted, in a partnership with world champion boxing legend Manny Pacquiao! The new company is called Hitt by Manny and provides a boxing and full-body workout in a boutique setting. Eric is also the CEO of Eric Levine Global Fitness Expert, a fitness consulting company specializing in all aspects of the industry!

Connect with Eric:

ericlevine55@gmail.com

 

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Jul 26, 2022
Eric Levine: Preview
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Do you need to shift your focus from money to purpose? When you have a goal of improving people’s lives your focus will shift and your nonprofit will succeed.

(You can hear the whole episode on July 26th)

Jul 22, 2022
Comments Build Relationships Faster and Better than Posting Content with Ira Bowman
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Is your non-profit in need of assistance with its digital media? How can you boost your SEO, drive more visitors to your website, and manage your social media? A good place to start is LinkedIn. Begin to form genuine relationships rather than just posting on social media.

Remarkable Quotes:

Ira: Your first, second, and third-level connections on LinkedIn allow you to see more of the board.  

Travis: It's amazing what happens when you have a pretty good idea that's not self-centered

Ira: Understanding the mechanics of LinkedIn is the first part.

Ira: The word is authentic if you keep it authentic, it's better.  

Travis: You've got to engage, and you've got to be different than everyone else.

 

Highlights:

{02:24} Who is Ira Bowman

{08:14} The difference between a connection and a follower

{14:38} Project “help you grow”

{28:50} Going beyond posting to building relationships

 

Ira Bowman bio:

Professionally Ira is a marketing and sales expert, photographer, graphics designer, website builder, philanthropy owner, Search Engine Optimization content writer, and TEDx speaker.  Ira has built a large social media following with six-figure following counts on both LinkedIn and Instagram.

Ira Bowman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University where he graduated with a 3.916 GPA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Business and Religion. This says a lot about who Ira is, as he has many interests, and he strives to do things with excellence.

Over his 25-year career to date, Ira has worked in the restaurant, e-commerce, print, and marketing industries. The majority of Ira’s career has been spent in a sales role in the print and graphics industry helping small and medium-size businesses gain market share and increase sales. Since June of 2020, with the launch of Ira’s business, Bowman Digital Media, Ira has focused on helping increase visibility for his clients on social media and increasing website traffic. The internet has become the main source of commerce and visibility is important to increase sales.

Ira Bowman has been married to Alicia Bowman since June of 2000 and is a proud father of eight children with several of the kids now in college. The family is located in Southern California just outside Los Angeles.

Bowman Digital Media

 

The new superhighway of business is found online.  The equivalent of buying property along a busy street or near the highway is increasing your website domain authority and following on social media.

At Bowman Digital Media, we help our clients increase their digital visibility by creating content, writing blogs, building backlinks, and more, so they can focus on running their business without fear of becoming obsolete. 

We create websites, design graphics, write blogs, take photos, edit videos, and improve SEO all at prices that won’t break the bank on a month-to-month basis as we’re happy to earn the business on a proven basis.

Want to discuss how BDM can help your business?  Book a free 30-minute consultation.

 

Connect with Ira:

ira@bowmandigitalmedia.com

https://bowmandigitalmedia.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ira-bowman/

https://www.instagram.com/irambowman/

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

https://twitter.com/irambowman

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Jul 19, 2022
Ira Bowman: Preview
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Is your non-profit in need of assistance with its digital media? How can you boost your SEO, drive more visitors to your website, and manage your social media? A good place to start is LinkedIn. Begin to form genuine relationships rather than just posting on social media.

(You can hear the whole episode on July 19th)

 

Jul 15, 2022
What are the Benefits to Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Phil Johnson
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Emotional intelligence leads to a better level of awareness. These forms of resistance, which are rooted in your amygdala patterns and sociocultural boundaries, will result in inspiring leadership. Energy physics is the answer to drama, turmoil, and conflict. Stop squandering your energy and increase your awareness. The Master Businesses Leadership's Phil Johnson joins us today to discuss the value of emotional intelligence.

 

Remarkable Quotes:

Phil: We need the ability to feel the fear and anxiety that change, and innovation always create in us. 

Travis: People don't buy for need; they buy for want they buy for that desire. 

Phil: You can't fake being authentic. You can't fake being real.

Phil: If your employees don't feel engaged, neither do your customers.

 

Highlights:

{01:33} The Master of Business Leadership

{02:00} Three things we need to know about outputs

{03:00} Emotional Intelligence

{04:20} Benefits of stretching your comfort zone

{10:00} How to work through the fight-flight-freeze 

{29:00} What the world would look like if everyone had emotional intelligence

 

Phil Johnson bio:

Phil was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada on December 1, 1953. His family lived in a small 2-bedroom post-WWII bungalow where his mom and dad raised 3 boys. Phil was the youngest and quite surprised as his mother was in her early 40s when I was born. Three boys in one small bedroom with a coal-burning furnace with no air conditioning.

Phil was born 6 weeks prematurely, weighing approximately 4 pounds. His first 6 months were spent in an incubator at the local Brantford General hospital. Phil has dyslexia. It is a neurological disorder he was born with. He failed Grade 3 and Grade 5 and was labeled as a “slow learner”.

Phil started working when I was 9 years old pulling copper wire out of factory dumpsters and selling it for 5 cents a pound. By the time Phil was 12, he had a part-time job working in a production factory loading boxcars and working as a caddy at the local golf course.

On December 3, 1967, Phil’s mother died from cancer. It was two days after Phil’s 14th birthday. Phil made a decision that was to change the trajectory of his life. It was a snowy January night around midnight and Phil was taking his dog Duke for a walk. Standing behind a local factory Phil decided to “go for it”. He was going to see what was on the other side of the hill and come back and help his friends that had already given up on life.

That decision began the 54-year journey that continues today. Phil became an “A” student throughout the rest of grade school and high school. His dad died in May 1974 as he was completing Grade 13. Four years later he graduated at the top of my class from the De Groote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. He also played football and basketball. 

Phil spent 5 years studying Electrical Engineering while beginning what turned out to be a 20-year career in the semiconductor industry. By the time his career in that industry had ended, he had become a corporate executive. He was traveling over 60,000 miles per year throughout North America and the Pacific Rim.

Phil eventually decided to leave corporate America, breaking away from the herd to lead it in a better direction. A short time later he turned down two Vice Presidential roles so that I could begin the creation of what has become the Master of Business Leadership program.

For the past 21 years, I have been an executive coach assisting executives and organizations to bet on themselves by developing their emotional intelligence.

 

Connect with Phil

MBL Newsletter ==> https://lnkd.in/dqxVrFZK

PhilJohnson@bell.net

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

 

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Jul 12, 2022
Phil Johnson: Preview
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Emotional intelligence leads to a better level of awareness. These forms of resistance, which are rooted in your amygdala patterns and sociocultural boundaries, will result in inspiring leadership. Energy physics is the answer to drama, turmoil, and conflict. Stop squandering your energy and increase your awareness. The Master Businesses Leadership's Phil Johnson joins us today to discuss the value of emotional intelligence.

(You can hear the whole episode on July 12th)

Jul 08, 2022
How to Become a Superhero with Jeff Gibbard
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You can receive coaching to help you increase your revenue and reach your full potential. You can go from being polite and mild-mannered to discovering your superpower and transforming into superheroes and humans. Then, to transform the world, observe the ten rules of the superhero code.

 

Remarkable Quotes:

Jeff: Almost every single superhero and every super-supervillain have experienced trauma 

Travis: It's up to you to take responsibility for your life, move forward, get healing, and then choose what you're going to do with the rest of your life.

Jeff: A superhuman is the ability to learn multiple superpowers to continually enhance and grow

Jeff: Vulnerability is what allows you to connect with others.

Travis: People will rarely treat you better than the image you have of yourself

 

Highlights:

{01:23} Who is Jeff Gibbard?

{08:30} What it takes to become a superhero

{18:00} Discovering you have a special gift

{29:49} Once you see your ability, you can transition into being superhuman 

{43:00} Live by the CODE

 

Jeff Gibbard bio:

Formerly known as "The World's Most Handsome Social Media & Content Marketing Strategist" our guest today now goes by another title: Superhero.

Jeff Gibbard (”Gih-Bird”) is the author of The Lovable Leader, a professional speaker, and the founder of several companies including Super Productive, and The Superhero Institute, a certification program for coaches that want to help their clients grow revenues and unlock their potential to make a positive impact on the world. Jeff is also the host of his popular podcast called Shareable.

 

Connect with Jeff

me@jeffgibbard.com

linkedin.com/in/jgibbard

https://lovableleader.com/

 

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Jul 05, 2022
Jeff Gibbard: Preview
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You can receive coaching to help you increase your revenue and reach your full potential. You can go from being polite and mild-mannered to discovering your superpower and transforming into superheroes and humans. Then, to transform the world, observe the ten rules of the superhero code.

(You can hear the whole episode on July 5th)

Jul 01, 2022
How to Create Your Retreat with Catherine Kontos
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Do you want your nonprofit to be more unified, have a strong relationship, and understand each other? Retreats are a great way to bond with your team. A retreat is a means to advertise your organization in a way that makes money while also making a difference in the lives of those you deal with.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Catherine: Retreats are an incredible way to create a bond among your people 

Travis: After a retreat, you will have a board that is now more cohesive; they will understand each other better. 

Catherine: Retreats will scale your business. They are marketing gold.

Catherine: Assume you are now earning $100,000 on a retreat for your nonprofit, how much good can you do with that money? How much more can you expand your nonprofit and touch many more people with that money? It's a win-win situation.

 

Highlights

{01:40} Catherine’s journey

{11:10} How Catherine came to start retreats

{15:51} Why people love retreats and the marketing value of retreats

{22:20} When your retreat is a train wreck

{26:00} What you to know before putting a retreat together

{36:52} Team building exercises

 

Catherine Kontos bio

Catherine built her retreat business from a blank canvas. Since then, she has explored every aspect of the retreat world and has helped plan for retreats with thousands of guests around the world, providing memorable retreat experiences. After years of coaching retreat leaders, she has decided to pivot her teachings to the digital world with her Retreat Boss brand and podcast. she is also a Speaker and Author of the book Soul Shaker: A Whirlwind Awakening.

Connect with Catherine

welcome@retreatboss.com

https://retreatboss.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/retreatboss

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMndLWr7fxfB-FHdCd098qQ

https://www.instagram.com/retreat_boss/

https://www.facebook.com/retreatboss/

 

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Jun 28, 2022
Catherine Kontos: Preview
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Do you want your nonprofit to be more unified, have a strong relationship, and understand each other? Retreats are a great way to bond with your team. A retreat is a means to advertise your organization in a way that makes money while also making a difference in the lives of those you deal with.

(You can hear the whole episode on June 28th)

Jun 24, 2022
How to Feel A.L.I.V.E with Anna Sun Choi
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Bring ancient wisdom into the modern everyday Life with ALIVE. ALIVE is an acronym. Allow more Ying into your Yang. Listen within. Inspiring the soul first. Value your fears and energize your daily flow. When high-achieving, creative-conscious business leaders who are dealing with the chatter of their minds cut through distractions they can focus and, master their energy.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Anna: If you are enlightened and don't use any of what you have been given, what is the point? 

Travis: There are multiple ways to add value to the world.

Anna: We are not the voice in our head, those are things speaking to you and through you, you can determine what actions you're going to take.

Anna: The 1st 30 to 60 minutes a day, ground you for the rest of the day.

 

Highlights

{02:00} Who is Anna Sun Choi?

{04:30} The Conscious Leadership Foundation

{08:45} Finding Funding

{10:55} The A.L.I.V.E program

{13:10} Allow more Ying to your Yang

{17:15} Listen within

{21:30} Inspire yourself first

{27:30} Value your fears

{22:00} Energize your inner flow

 

Anna Sun Choi’s bio

Anna Sun Choi, Energy Coach, Forbes Author, and TEDx Speaker serve high achieving, creative, conscious, next-gen global leaders to catalyze a tipping point in global enlightenment.

Trained by two living enlightened Energy Masters, she is a lifelong energy student for the last two decades. Her work blends ancient wisdom, energy mastery, and brain education as a Dahn Master, Korean Qigong Yoga Instructor, and Taekwondo Martial Artist.

A second-generation Korean American social entrepreneur and philanthropist, Anna founded the Conscious Leadership Foundation to train educators in helping their students cultivate mindfulness and emotional resilience through Brain Power Wellness.

Her proudest accomplishment is water birthing her son. She's married to her best friend for 20 years in Poulsbo, WA. Anna loves being a singer-songwriter, hiking, dancing, and cooking plant-based cook, and you might see her face on billboards or subway trains as a BECU model.

 

Connect with Anna

anna@annasunchoi.com

www.annasunchoi.com, https://youtube.com/annasunchoi

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

https://www.facebook.com/annasunchoi

https://www.facebook.com/annasunchoillc

https://www.tiktok.com/@annasunchoi

 

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Jun 21, 2022
Anna Sun Choi: Preview
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Bring ancient wisdom into the modern everyday Life with ALIVE. ALIVE is an acronym. Allow more Ying into your Yang. Listen within. Inspiring the soul first. Value your fears and energize your daily flow. When high-achieving, creative-conscious business leaders who are dealing with the chatter of their minds cut through distractions they can focus and, master their energy.

(You can hear the whole episode on June 21st)

Jun 17, 2022
How to Grow Your Team Using the H.I.R.E framework with Jamie Van Cuyk
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Are you getting ready to hire a new employee? Jamie Cuyk shares from over 15 years of leadership experience, how to hire team members, including employees and long-term contractors. Jamie explains to us the H.I.R.E approach to find long-lasting team members and avoid the hiring and firing cycle.

Remarkable Quotes

Jamie: They put the wrong people in positions, and that's one of the reasons people are leaving 

Travis: The average turnover rate is 18 months for volunteers

Jamie: You can't hire the right person for you if you don't know who the right person is 

Jamie: The purpose of the job posting is that when someone sees it, they can say yes. That is the job for me. No, that doesn't work. That doesn't describe me. I'll go look at the next opportunity.   

 

Highlights

{01:41} Who is Jamie Van Cuyk

{04:43} When your volunteers or staff don’t have the support they need

{07:06} Hiring details

{14:48} Initiating the advertising plan

{26:08} Reviewing the candidates

{31:24} Good interview questions

{36:41} Expectations for success

{46:42} Vision for growing a team

 

Jamie Van Cuyk’s bio

Jamie Van Cuyk, the owner and lead strategist of Growing Your Team, is an expert in hiring and onboarding teams within small businesses.

Drawing from over 15 years of leadership experience, Jamie teaches her clients how to hire their early team members, including employees and long-term contractors. By learning the dynamics of each company and their specific needs, she helps them find long-lasting team members and avoid the hiring and firing cycle.

On a personal side, Jamie lives in St Petersburg, FL, with her husband and two daughters, is a hobby winemaker, loves to travel, and enjoys exercise that takes her feet off the ground, including rock climbing and aerial dance.

 

Connect with Jamie

jamie@growingyourteam.com

Website https://growingyourteam.com

Facebook Page URL https://www.facebook.com/GrowingYourTeam/

Instagram Handle @growingyourteam

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/jamievancuyk

LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/jamievancuyk

Free Hiring Checklist: https://growingyourteam.com/travis

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Jun 14, 2022
Jamie Van Cuyk: Preview
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Are you getting ready to hire a new employee? Jamie Cuyk shares from over 15 years of leadership experience, how to hire team members, including employees and long-term contractors. Jamie explains to us the H.I.R.E approach to find long-lasting team members and avoid the hiring and firing cycle.

(You can hear the whole episode on June 14th)

Jun 10, 2022
Social permitting with Houda Elyazgi
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How do you ensure that you secure the community buy-in? Social permitting is a process of engaging the public to gather their support. Whether you're a nonprofit or a company that's building an organization or a philanthropic organization, or if you're even constructing a wind farm, you need a process of engagement to ensure that you have goodwill and Community support to ensure that your project is a success.  

Remarkable Quotes

Houda: The community needs to understand what is the goal that you're trying to achieve.

Travis: A lot of nonprofits are so unwilling or slow to adopt new processes, new procedures, that it prevents them from changing with the times and becoming flexible and doing what needs to be done.

Houda: You can take something that could have potentially become a pitfall and turn it into a major opportunity for dialogue and a potential opportunity to turn critics into advocates.

Houda: You can't be afraid to go back to the drawing board.

 

Highlights

{05:30} How to build a movement 

{06:25} Four-step program for the social permitting process

{13:20} The importance of hearing from the community

{15:30} The history of Black Wallstreet and how to turn a protestor into an advocate

{21:30} Don’t be afraid to go back to the drawing board if the community needs a shift. 

{31:30} What makes Oklahoma special

 

Houda Elyazgi bio

Houda is the Chief Client Officer at Saxum, an integrated digital agency obsessed with good. Houda is committed to making the world better through her work in diversity, equality, education, and public policy, which makes her an invaluable leader in Saxum’s issue-based approach to strategic communications. 

Over the past 14 years, clients in the nonprofit, education, healthcare, consumer, and financial sectors have benefited from Houda’s strategic communication expertise, she has worked with numerous national foundations and nonprofits, including Walton Family Foundation, The Giving Pledge Learning Series, FWD.us, The Cherokee Nation and George Kaiser Family Foundation. Houda is an innovative and visionary thinker who can craft messages and campaigns that resonate with communities and help drive results for clients. She leads Saxum’s client service team to successfully execute issue-based campaigns. Houda also oversees Saxum’s Step Up Program which offers in-kind services to nonprofits across the nation, distributing more than $1 million in pro bono support over the last decade.

Connect with Houda

at helyazgi@saxum.com

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

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Jun 07, 2022
Houda Elyazgi: Preview
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How do you ensure that you secure the community buy-in? Social permitting is a process of engaging the public to gather their support. Whether you're a nonprofit or a company that's building an organization or a philanthropic organization, or if you're even constructing a wind farm, you need a process of engagement to ensure that you have goodwill and Community support to ensure that your project is a success.

(You can hear the whole episode on June 7th)

Jun 03, 2022
Shake it off Leadership: Betsy Cerulo
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Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and wondering if you can continue?

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, a professional staffing company, and searches firm based in Baltimore. Betsy collaborates with large corporations, but today she joins us to talk about her book “Shake it off leadership.” Betsy will explain how we can recharge our batteries, unpick our poisons, and gain financial health.

Remarkable Quotes

Betsy:   Burnout is dangerous, and it creeps up on us, I think most of us operate with it.

Travis:   If you don't sleep, you lose your ability to solve problems.  

Betsy:    Most people have behavior that they probably want to change.

Betsy:    Grief doesn't go away after the bereavement days are done. 

Highlights

{01:00} Betsy’s story

{03:58} The purpose and goal of writing the book, Shake it off Leadership

{08:58} How to recharge your batteries

{13:00} How to unpick your poison

{19:00} Grieving on the job

{23:13} Financial health

{34:14} What people need to understand about the healing journey

{35:20} The fakers and the makers

 

Betsy Cerulo bio

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, a successful 8(a) management consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. AdNet is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8a federal government contractor.

Betsy and AdNet have been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journal Top 50 Woman-Owned Business in 2021, 2020, and 2016; The Daily Record Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2020; Business Equality Magazine LGBTQ Legacy Leaders over 50 in 2019; Top 100 MBE/DEB in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2018 and 2009; Baltimore Business Journal Leaders in Diversity in 2018; The Daily Record Most Admired CEO’s in Maryland in 2017.

Betsy is the Co-Founder of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland LGBT Foundation. Betsy is the author of Shake It Off Leadership-Achieving Success Through the Eyes of our Labels, Miss Crabapple and Her Magical Violin, a children’s book which was inspired by lighting up a child’s dream through their imagination. She is also a contributing author of two compilations Women Living Consciously and Keys to Conscious Business Growth.

Betsy lives in Baltimore with her wife, Susan, and their dog, Grace Kelly. Their son, daughter, and 3 grandchildren complete the picture with lots of creativity and laughter. Betsy is originally from New Jersey and holds a Master of Science Degree in Integrated Health Science from the Capital University of Integrative Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the Catholic University of America.

 

Connect with Betsy

 info@betsycerulo.com

 bcerulo@adnetp3.com 

443-629-9046.

 

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May 31, 2022
Betsy Cerulo: Preview
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Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and wondering if you can continue?

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, a professional staffing company, and searches firm based in Baltimore. Betsy collaborates with large corporations, but today she joins us to talk about her book “Shake it off leadership.” Betsy will explain how we can recharge our batteries, unpick our poisons, and gain financial health.

(You can hear the whole episode on May 31st) 

May 27, 2022
How to increase capacity as a nonprofit coach: Mandy Pearce
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Are you enthusiastic about starting and expanding businesses? Working as a consultant, strategy planning, and board development are all possibilities for you. Is there a distinction between coaching and consulting? Mandy Pearce joins us to discuss her job as a consultant as well as a coach.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Mandy: Consultants are going to share with you what to do and maybe guide you through the steps of learning how to do it. Coaches are going to just teach you how to do it

Travis: People realize the value of remote work and now because of the huge shift worldwide, it's much more acceptable to be and conduct remote work which is very beneficial to the way I want to live my life. 

Mandy: we're also getting paid for our time when we do it and that has become my way of saying my ideal client is not the 15-minute person that wants to pick my brain for free. 

Travis: Whatever it is that you've always done this way, chances are it got outdated years ago.

 

Mandy Pearce bio

In 2009, visionary, Mandy Pearce, founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world.

For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops, and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities.

Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More (twogreenthumbsandmore.com). On her decompression days, she enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine, and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends.

 

Connect with Mandy

https://nonprofitconsultingconference.com/

mandy@fundingforgood.org 

704-614-8703

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

 

 

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May 17, 2022
Mandy Pearce: Preview
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Are you enthusiastic about starting and expanding businesses? Working as a consultant, strategy planning, and board development are all possibilities for you. Is there a distinction between coaching and consulting? Mandy Pearce joins us to discuss her job as a consultant as well as a coach.

(You can hear the whole episode on May 17th) 

May 13, 2022
Autism Rocks and Rolls: Sam Mitchell
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Would you rather recruit someone average or someone exceptional? Sam Mitchell visits us to discuss living with Autism and excelling. Autism, Rocks, and Rolls, his podcast and non-profit, helps people perceive Autism from a different perspective.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Sam: There is a series side to podcasting and speaking; people are hearing me out.

Travis: Success looks different for everybody. Poor is a mindset. Broke is a bank account number and poor as a mindset. 

Sam: The Creativity side of me makes me better than other people. I can be a lot more out-of-the-box thinker.

Gina: people in history that you know, their behavior - based on what people know now - you have these musical geniuses that probably had autism

 

Sam Mitchell bio

Sam runs his podcast called, Autism Rocks and Rolls. It has grown over the last year and has become very, very successful. Sam has gained several sponsors and this has boosted his mission and business exponentially. He is nearing 6K downloads. He has had some big names on his show: Armani Williams, the first NASCAR driver to open up about having autism, American Idol Rocker James Durbin who has autism, and Tourette’s. His biggest guest of all was Dr. Temple Grandin, professor in Animal Science at Colorado State University and autism activist. He recently had the actress Sara Tomko on his show, well-known for her roles in Sneaky Pete and Resident Alien. He also got to meet his idol, WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley, and Foley have accepted the invitation to be on Sam’s podcast!

 

Sam has made it to the top 10 in the People’s Choice Podcast Awards, placed second in the state of Indiana for the JAG Entrepreneurship project, was selected as the best business at the CEO trade show in Indiana, has had tremendous guests on his show, and is in the top 200 podcasts in all of Canada. All as a recent high school graduate.

 

Sam has a mission: To take the stigma off of autism and show people that he is not broken, therefore, embracing autism. His hard work, motivation, and passion led him to create his successful podcast and business, all WITH autism. Sam is not ashamed and wants to be the voice of those with autism or other disabilities. His podcast is helping him change the world just a little bit at a time. Sam, at the end of the day, wants to be the voice of those who do not have one. 

Please contact us if you are interested in any of Sam’s services, especially speaking engagements. It is always wonderful too when his information can be posted on Websites for companies that are changing the world like he is. 

 

Connect with Sam

info@autismrocksandrolls.com

(812) 699-7811

(812) 797-9045

Autismrocksandrolls.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-mitchell-b782b31b1/

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https://www.tiktok.com/@sammitchell100?lang=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmxIIuU576zyVlSX6K1Qiw

https://www.facebook.com/groups/229025325159144

https://www.instagram.com/autismrocksandrollspod/

 

 

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May 10, 2022
Sam and Gina Mitchell: Preview
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Would you rather recruit someone average or someone exceptional? Sam Mitchell visits us to discuss living with Autism and excelling. Autism, Rocks, and Rolls, his podcast and non-profit, helps people perceive Autism from a different perspective.

(You can hear the whole episode on May 10th)

May 06, 2022
How to be an Effective Funder: Sybil Ackerman-Munson
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Do you know what type of funder you are? How can you make sure your money is being put to good? Do you understand who you are donating to? Make sure you're the right fit. Today we're talking to donors and funders, and we’re talking to the nonprofits about how to connect with these types of individuals.  

 

Remarkable Quotes

Sybil: People give away over $45 million in donations

Sybil: You literally can give money to the wrong nonprofit, and then end up having you waste money

Sybil: there are three different kinds of funders. A sustainer, campaigner, and launcher funder.

Travis: It's the difference between setting your intentions versus setting the expectations or the outcome of the meeting, which you don't have control over

 

Sybil Ackerman-Munson bio

Sybil Ackerman-Munson is a Philanthropy professional with over two decades of experience working with donors to establish best funding practices that will help them to avoid costly mistakes and instead make a true and impactful difference in the world.

She has helped donors give away over $45 million in large and small donations throughout her career.

Sybil has worked with almost every type of charitable funder from smaller family foundations and public charities to individual donors. She has an active and prosperous career working with philanthropists and is eager to share her constantly evolving and up-to-date strategies that are fresh and insightful.

 

Connect with Sybil

sybil@doyourgood.com

https://www.facebook.com/doyourgood

https://www.instagram.com/doyourgood/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sybil-ackerman-munson-847b428/

 

 

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May 03, 2022
Sybil Ackerman-Munson: Preview
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Do you know what type of funder you are? How can you make sure your money is being put to good? Do you understand who you are donating to? Make sure you're the right fit. Today we're talking to donors and funders, and we’re talking to the nonprofits about how to connect with these types of individuals.  

(You can hear the whole episode on May 3rd)

Apr 29, 2022
Benefits of an Operations Support Agency: Claire Crum
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You can use strategic planning to streamline operations in your nonprofit, allowing you to focus on your mission, vision, and values. Clarie Crum and her team assist nonprofit and social entrepreneurship organizations in optimizing their operations by utilizing the resources they already have.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Claire: when you're not clear on those pieces, you tend to take on superfluous activities and say yes to projects that are maybe a little bit outside the scope of your mission, and so ultimately, what ends up happening is that you dilute your impact.

Travis: The values make the mission statement itself.

Claire: Nonprofits and startups alike tend to be so focused on output and programming that, Yes, some of this operational stuff can end up on the back burner, but unfortunately, what happens when you don't pay attention to some of those foundational elements is you cap the level of impact that you can create, so there you can only scale to a certain degree without having some of these systems and processes in place.

Claire: What is it that you're trying to track? Because that's the piece that a lot of people get wrong

 

Claire Crum Bio:

Claire Crum is on a mission to support nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to reach next-level milestones. The leaders she works with at Calm Ops value intentional action to build a foundation for growth that will support their goals for work-life balance and is tailored to the organization's unique mission, vision, and values.

 

Connect with Claire

claire@clairecrum.com

https://www.facebook.com/CalmOps

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

https://clairecrum.com

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Apr 26, 2022
Claire Crum Preview
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If you want to take your nonprofit to the next level, then you have to listen to this episode. Our guest shows you how to implement strategic planning in your nonprofit and helps streamline processes so you can focus on what is the most important.

Full episode April 26.

Apr 22, 2022
How to 5x Your Business Donations: Will Black
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If your nonprofit is struggling to raise money, you need to listen to this episode!  This secret method could bring in all of the funds you need.

Conversation Highlights

{02:25} What is Sharing the Credit? {02:57} How to turn a business into into a money making machine for charity.  {05:17} How to fund your charity without having to constantly seek donors. {7:10} Comparing Miliary Recruiters to Fundraisers. {8:44} The two most expensive things that non profits do. {12:47} How to turn volunteers into paid employees. {15:19} Why business like Sharing the Credit. {21:25} Why Sharing the Credit is a good business decision  

Remarkable Quotes

Will: We turn that business into a money making machine for charity.  Travis: we got off the fundraising cycle and we get to enjoy seeing our donors and throwing friend raisers instead of fundraisers.  Will: I don't want these guys sitting there struggling to raise money. I want them to spend  Very tiny little bit of time, raising money and then I want to get them out there doing their cause, because that's that's a real Superman.  Travis: Money is not the problem. Money is a symptom of the problem and it's the symptom of I don't have good fundraising practices in line. 

Will Black Bio

Will started redirecting funds to charity in 2011 and started his foundation in 2012. His foundation donated $50,000 during its first two years and $250,000 by year four. Now they have given away millions of dollars to dozens of nonprofits. They wrk with animal shelters, housing groups, veterans organizations, faith-based groups, and schools. They recently started a Spanish-speaking arm to work with Hispanic/Latino Chambers-of-Commerce.

Connect with Will Black

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-black-43288111/ Email: will.black7725@gmail.com

 

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Apr 19, 2022
Will Black Preview
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If your nonprofit is struggling to raise money, you need to listen to this episode!  This secret method could bring in all of the funds you need.

You can listen to the full episode on April 19

Apr 15, 2022
Revolution in Learning: Rachel Paling
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Your nonprofit can use new science as a tool to help others and to understand how the brain functions and learns. Rachel Paling, author of Brain Friendly and Language Learning and Founder of Neuro Heart Education Foundation, dedicated her life to training educators and helping educators to use coaching as a vehicle of communication. 

Conversation Highlights

{00:52} Introduction of the guest {01:54} Some positives for the current education model {04:15} The importance of teaching the teachers {08:54} Neuroplasticity  {11:51} Reinforcing areas where you have strengths  {21:13} Learning form triggers instead of reacting to them  {24:38} The neural Heart Education Foundation   

Remarkable Quotes

Rachel: There is a trend towards educators adapting to their learners. Rachel: I grew up thinking that the brain could not change. Travis: We are not our thoughts. We are not our feelings. Rachel: We need to adapt the way we deliver information, adapt it to the learners of today. Rachel: How do we as adults, children, teenagers take control of our brains and manage ourselves.

 

Rachel Paling Bio

Rachel Paling started teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults over 30 years ago and after obtaining a BA Honours in Law and Spanish (with distinction in spoken Spanish) at the University of Sheffield (UK), she went on to do a master’s in human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the University of Padua, Italy and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

This concept called Neurolanguage Coaching emerged through her own experience of teaching languages over the past 34 years. This combined with her own experience of learning languages, namely French, Spanish, Italian, German, and some Catalan, with basics of Arabic and Russian and a hunger to learn more, such as Chinese.

In 2019, Efficient Language Coaching and Neurolanguage Coaching® won the Re-Imagine Education Bronze award in the Science of Learning category. In March 2020, Rachel completed her Master’s in Applied Neuroscience and continues to study Neuroscience to develop and enhance her knowledge. In the same year, Brainz Magazine included me in their top 500 Companies, Entrepreneurs, Influential Leaders, and Business Owners who are recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements, or dedication to helping others. The following year, she was delighted to be awarded the Crea Global Award by Brainz Magazine.

In addition, her own personal development as a life coach over 11 years and burning interest in what we are now discovering through modern neuroscience about the brain – and how the brain functions, reacts, and learns – have all contributed to the creation of this concept and method.

Using this method, Rachel has trained over 1200 language teachers worldwide, certifying them as Neurolanguage Coaches – certified by taking our training courses which are some of the only language coaching certification courses in the world accredited by International Coach Federation USA. She now delivers this course to teachers of all disciplines with a vision to transform and enhance the learning process.

Connect with Rachel Paling

rachel@efficientlanguagecoaching.com https://www.facebook.com/rachel.m.paling/ https://www.instagram.com/rachelmariepaling/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelpaling/

 

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Apr 12, 2022
Rachel Paling Preview
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Your nonprofit can use new science as a tool to help others and to understand how the brain functions and learns. Rachel Paling, author of Brain friendly and language Learning and founder of Neuro Heart Education Foundation, dedicated her life to training educators and helping educators to use coaching as a vehicle of communication. 

You can iisten to the full episode on April 12

Apr 08, 2022
Website Design Tips for Nonprofits: David Pisarek
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Your website is essential to the success of your nonprofit. How can you make sure people return to your website? Is your branding clear and concise? You can make sure your website is serving the purpose of your organization.

Conversation Highlights

{01:34} Introducing Wow Digital. {03:52} How to make sure people have a reason to return to your website. {08:41} Creating a branding that is clear and concise. {14:10} How to get specific donors and specific companies to come on board. {16:47} Getting engagement on your website. {21:06} The brand experience. {25:47} How to create content your website needs.

Remarkable Quotes

David: Is your website serving the purpose of your organization? David: Money tends to be a good motivating factor to help people really deliver. Travis: Make sure branding messaging on your website are all clear and concise. David: Are you thinking outside of your own walls, and the box your organization runs in? David: You can look at your website from an outsider's perspective. David: Ultimately your website is about creating relationships.

David Pisarek Bio

David lives to break things - it all started when David was about 2 years old and his parent’s poor judgment. They bought him a tool kit. Yes, real metal tools, some of which he still uses to this day. One day while at his grandparent's house, David (2/3) was sitting in the hallway, playing with something on the wall. It turned out to be their phone jack. A week later, they had a working phone again - keep in mind that this was 1980/81, there was no other way to communicate without going and seeing people in person if you didn’t have a phone.

David was always curious, from learning command lines to run games on the family Apple II computer, to taking apart electronics and putting them back together - they always worked afterward.

This curious spark grew into a love of technology and gadgets. David started by learning how to work with graphics and build web pages in 1991. He worked in the dot-com era of 1999 as a senior developer - helping a startup e-commerce company raise $1M within 2-months before they went public on the TSX. He worked at a college and university for 11-years in their marketing and communications teams, then moved on to a hospital for nearly 5 years.

In 2017, David decided that there has to be a better way to help the organizations dedicated to society. His company, Wow Digital Inc., designs and creates brands, websites, intranets, interactive kiosks, and even games for non-profit, NGO, charitable, and community-based organizations in Canada.

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Apr 05, 2022
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Your website is essential to the success of your nonprofit. How can you make sure people return to your website? Is your branding clear and concise? You can make sure your website is serving the purpose of your organization.

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Apr 01, 2022
Small Hinges Swing Big Doors: Craig Handley
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You can increase the happiness rate in your nonprofit. Craig Handley inspires us to “live life like an extreme sport” and bring that energy into our nonprofit.

Conversation Highlights

{02:26} The American dream. {09:03} Programs that will increase the happiness rate in your nonprofit. {14:34} The importance of making changes in your staff life. {19:32} Talk about the big picture. {27:03} Getting caught up in ego. {32:46} Interacting with a person considered to be of lower stature. {36:04} Creating fans of your organization.

Remarkable Quotes

Craig: The happiness scores went through the roof; everybody was happier! Craig: When you are helping people go after their dreams it's hard to quit. Travis: All the innovative people in the world are rulebreakers. Craig: If you've got someone that's gossiping and cancerous, it doesn't matter what their skills are.

Craig Handley Bio

Craig Handley is an entrepreneur, speaker, musician, and philanthropist. He believes in “living life like an extreme sport.” As such, he has cage dived with great white sharks and rappelled down Table Mountain in South Africa, driven the Baja 500 trail in Mexico, hiked through the jungles of Malaysia, and in Iceland, he snowmobiled across a live volcano, swam in the Blue Lagoon, and dove in the famed Silfra Fissure which is the only dive site in the world where your dive is in the crack between two continental plates. He is the 85th civilian ever to jump out of a plane from over 32,000 feet... He is undefeated in his three trips to Necker Island when donning the Sumo Suit. He's met Ringo Starr and bumped into Paul McCartney before security escorted him back to his table while trying to get a selfie, and, in Calgary, he had a scarf blessed while meeting the Dalai Lama (which he has since misplaced). An expert in Hispanic Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, and Sales and Brand expansion, Handley is the CEO and founder of the hugely successful “Listen Up Española,” which was named #1 in Business Products and Service (#27 overall) on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list. Handley’s businesses employ over 1,000 employees and have cumulatively done over 500 million in sales within the last five years to Hispanics in the USA. He started his professional career as a paperboy, winning a contest to go to Disney for most new subscribers at the age of 13, he followed up with 3 years of door-to-door insurance sales, where he again won the company's highest award 8 times. He worked in a call center in telephone sales and again was one of 3 employees (Out of 950) selling over a million dollars a year in product. A respected advisor for hundreds of brands, products, and services in almost every category, he has also contributed articles and been interviewed for leading marketing and business magazines, blogs, and podcasts and he's spoken at conferences, company retreats, seminars, and private masterminds.

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Mar 29, 2022
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You can increase the happiness rate in your nonprofit. Craig Handley inspires us to “live life like an extreme sport” and bring that energy into our nonprofit.

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Mar 25, 2022
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While on a vacation to India, Caroline noticed children in India who were in need. She determined to make a difference in her life and help others. Caroline currently devotes her time to assisting foster children in the United States as well as orphans in other countries. (You can hear the whole episode live now!)
Mar 22, 2022
The Future of Philanthropy is Working Collectively: Caroline Boudreaux
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While on a vacation to India, Caroline noticed children in India who were in need. She is determined to make a difference in her life and help others. Caroline currently devotes her time to assisting foster children in the United States as well as orphans in other countries.

Conversation Highlights

{00:51} Introduction to guest 

{08:06} Connecting foster care systems.

{14:30} Supporting families and children.

{17:39} Using prevention to stem the tide of the foster care system.

{19:51} Sharing resources

{21:43} The huge vision 

{23:31} Going global

{25:49} Taking parental rights seriously.

 

Remarkable Quotes

Caroline: I thought what am I doing?  I'm partying around the world and they're hungry and alone.

Caroline: We take kids from orphanages and bring them back to their family of origin.

Caroline: We prevent children from ever entering the system in the first place.

Caroline: Never doubt one person can change your life if you let them.

Travis:  I was trying to hold them accountable when they weren't ready to be

Caroline: The average child in the United States foster care will move to seven different foster families.

Caroline: 60% of the foster families quit within the first year.

Travis:  They want to be the hero, they want to pull the kid out of the river, but they don't want to prevent the kid from getting in the river.

 

Caroline Boudreaux Bio

Caroline Boudreaux is the founder of Miracle Foundation, a top-rated non-profit empowering orphans and vulnerable children to reach their full potential. She is also a leader in the movement to reunite children with their families, a revolution that is growing worldwide.

 

Her latest initiative: FosterShare™ is a phone and desktop app that prevents foster children from bouncing from home to home, decreases the drop-out rate of foster parents, and brings greater stability to the foster care ecosystem.

 

As an authority in the social entrepreneurship field, Caroline has received a variety of awards including: The Hope Award, The Impact Award and The United Nations Humanitarian Award. Caroline has spoken for the World Economic Forum, Women’s Leadership Forum, Young Presidents Organization, UBS Philanthropy Day, and TEDx to name just a few.

 

Caroline is a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and has completed executive programs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Yale's Jackson Institute for Diplomacy, India School of Business and Oxford.

 

 

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Miracle Foundation Website: https://www.miraclefoundation.org/

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Email: caroline@miraclefoundation.org

 

 

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Mar 22, 2022
The Benefits of Hiring a Strategic Planner: Carol Hamilton
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Has your organization struggled with strategic planning? You may need to hire someone to help you! After you've created a strategic plan, your company will be able to focus on its goals since you will have laid out a road map for the next few years.

Conversation Highlights

{01:07} Introduction of guest {03:57} Looking at the broad picture and breaking it down into daily bite-sized chunks. {07:32} Individuals think of intensity, and as a result, the process that people go through with me maybe rather intense. Having discussions with a wide range of stakeholders. {10:28} Strategic planning {14:20} Allowing people to synthesize all their talents and find things to celebrate. {17:20} Staying safe by identifying the hazards. {21:31} Focusing on high-level goals helps people refocus on the mission. {24:30} Upgrade on the idea of the mission statements.

Remarkable Quotes

Carol: Your big vision is that change that you want to see in the world Carol: What's our one-year implementation plan. Carol: It's valuable to have someone from the outside help design and keep the conversation moving. Travis: You're either ready for accountability or you're not interested in accountability. Carol: Let's focus on what's working and how we can grow that will give you perspective. Travis: You look at the human-centered design. You look at the appreciative inquiry; what do those mean to you? Travis: There are other human people that we're working with and no one takes the heat more than the volunteers.

Carol Hamilton Bio

Carol Hamilton is an organization effectiveness consultant who helps nonprofits become more strategic and innovative for greater mission impact. She facilitates strategic planning, (online and in-person), helps organizations prepare for executive transitions, and provides training.

Carol trains frequently on leadership, strategy, and innovation topics and is the host of the Mission: Impact podcast. She graduated from Swarthmore College and has her Masters in Organization Development from American University

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Mar 15, 2022
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Has your organization struggled with strategic planning? You may need to hire someone to help you! After you've created a strategic plan, your company will be able to focus on its goals since you will have laid out a road map for the next few years.

 (You can hear the whole episode on March 15th) 

Mar 11, 2022
Five Steps to get Alignment in your Organization and Board: Stephen King
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You can maximize your cash flow and operational efficiency! Learn how to get alignment in your organization and board through five steps of strategic thinking!

Conversation Highlights

{03:21} Know your mission and rank your programs based on quality and quantity. {08:20} Analyze the unit economics. {14:13} Know which programs most directly impact your mission. {21:18} Budget! {28:02} Be a good steward of your funds.

Remarkable Quotes

Travis: Rank each program, which ones have the impact that you're trying to have. Stephen: If you show the donor the tangible result of your gift, you'll raise more money. Travis: It's amazing what's out there and what people are willing to do to get a mission done. Stephen: Get people motivated, they understand the plan, they are part of something bigger than themselves.

Stephen King Bio

From tech founder to nonprofit CFO and fundraiser, Stephen King brings a unique combination of vision, foresight, and experience to help nonprofits maximize their cash flow and operational efficiency. He’s been a dedicated board member of many nonprofit organizations - including seven years working for Amnesty International USA - first as Deputy Executive Director- Finance & Administration, and then as its Director of Development, overseeing 300% growth, then raising over $20M a year. His time at Amnesty reinforced Steve’s life-long commitment to giving back to the community through charitable causes.

Regarded as one of the accounting industry's top thought leaders, he's currently serving as Founder & CEO of GrowthForce, a heart-centered company with specialized teams providing accounting for nonprofits.

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Mar 08, 2022
Stephen King: Preview
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You can maximize your cash flow and operational efficiency! Learn how to get alignment in your organization and board through five steps of strategical thinking!

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Mar 04, 2022
How to use Magic Phrases: AmyK Hutchens
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AmyK shares with us the five magic phrases her and her clients use to navigate tough conversations, stop waiting for the right time, and get what you really want out of life.

Conversation Highlights

{01:49} Introduction to AmyK Hutchens

{09:12} What are magical phrases?

{23:28} Magical phrase #1 “How might we”

{27:52} Magical phrase #2 “Would you be willing”

{34:59} Magical phrase #3 “Help me fill it up” 

{35:35} Magical phrase #4 “This is important to me”

{50:39} Magical phrase #5 “What do you need most from me right now?”

 

Remarkable Quotes

Amy:  Sometimes the hardest thing to do can be starting a tough conversation

Amy: Magical phrases are just a way of saying I need to connect with somebody 

Amy: “We,” says the world is full of possibilities “we” means we're going to create the future together. 

Travis: Connect and say, ‘How can I best serve you, what can we do to help you reach your goal?’

Amy: “Would you be willing” which is a magical sales technique.

Travis:  People will tell you if you ask. 

Amy: Find your tone, your tenor, your words for your personality.

 

AmyK Hutchens Bio

 

AmyK Hutchens is all about personal & professional growth - one conversation at a time. AmyK is an international award-winning speaker, the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the books, GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary, and Success You Want and The Secrets Leaders Keep, and is the founder of the global community shegetsit.com. AmyK has over twenty years’ experience training & consulting with clients such as The Home Depot, Starbucks Canada, Comerica Bank, Expedia, iS Clinical, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Bank of America, and hundreds more.  AmyK travels the globe, physically and virtually, sharing with executives, influencers, and go-getters HOW to confidently & competently navigate their toughest conversations. AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and has been seen, heard, or read on Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, USA Today, Entrepreneur, and U.S. News & World Report.  She resides in San Diego, California.

 

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Mar 01, 2022
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Volunteers are essential to non-profits. Where can you find great volunteers, and how do you motivate your volunteers to reach their potential? Karen Knight joins us to share her expertise.

(You can hear the whole episode on March 1st) 

Feb 25, 2022
Everything Nonprofits Should Know About Their Volunteers: Karen Knight
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Volunteers are essential to nonprofits. Where can you find great volunteers? How do you motivate your volunteers to reach their full potential? Karen Knight joins us to share her expertise and years of volunteer leadership.

Conversation Highlights

{01:29} Introduction to Karen Knight {03:27} Tips to keep volunteers motivated {07:19} Tips to show appreciation to your volunteers {13:20} Tips to find great volunteers {15:56} Tips to make sure your volunteers don’t get burned out {20:14} Tips for online volunteers {24:10} What makes a good volunteer coordinator?

Remarkable Quotes

Travis: The difference between laying bricks and building a wall, is vision. Travis: You've got to have a purpose to know exactly what it is that you're doing and why it matters. Karen: Train volunteers so that they're not out there fumbling and hoping they're doing it right. Karen: In Canada, 79% of people have volunteered in the past year. Karen: Great minds discuss ideas and small minds talk about people. Karen: It's not the board of directors or the executive director doing the work, it's the volunteers that get things done.

Karen Knight Bio

Karen Knight is a consultant, volunteer leadership expert, and a dynamic and engaging speaker. As District Director of Toastmasters International, Karen has overseen a program with twenty leaders reporting directly to her with all of them being volunteers. Karen currently serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. She’s used her 25 years of experience as a leader and mentor in the not-for-profit sector to develop a proprietary framework for turning volunteers into an enthusiastic, reliable, and committed team.

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Feb 22, 2022
Karen Knight: Preview
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Volunteers are essential to nonprofits. Where can you find great volunteers? How do you motivate your volunteers to reach their full potential? Karen Knight joins us to share her expertise and years of volunteer leadership.  (You can hear the whole episode on February 22nd) 

Feb 18, 2022
Never Pass on an Opportunity to Make a Difference: Jamie Crowe
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Never one to shy away from an opportunity to help, Jamie shares her heart for service and experiences from chairing the South OKC Rotary Club, serving on the board of the S.H.I.N.E. Foundation, and as the membership director of the South OKC Chamber of Commerce. 

Conversation Highlights

{02:02} Running multiple foundations and keeping everything organized {05:20} What the Rotary is doing for the refugees in Oklahoma City {10:05} The decision-making process {25:57} The difference between working with the South Oklahoma City Chamber and the Rotary {33:13} Advice for someone looking to get involved in the community or starting their own organization

Remarkable Quotes

Travis: There are so many people looking to give. Jamie: Is it true? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Jamie: A lot of people don't participate because they've never been asked and there are a lot of studies proving people would make decisions to volunteer if asked. Jamie: We need your help and it's OK to ask, asking is free, so we're not afraid to ask for help. Travis: No one got anywhere are on their own. Jamie: My advice would be wherever your business is, take care of your footprint.

Jamie Crowe Bio

Jamie is the current membership director at the South OKC Chamber of Commerce and is the President of the South OKC Rotary Club. She started her professional career in 1998 in the banking and financial industry. She has a strong sales background with a passion for customer service. Jamie has, also, co-chaired the National Letter Carrier campaign of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Jamie is married to Robert Crowe and they have six boys. She spends most of her free time with her family. In addition, Jamie and Robert are involved in their church and seek ways they can give back as a family to the community.

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Feb 15, 2022
Jamie Crowe: Preview
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Never one to shy away from an opportunity to help, Jamie shares her heart for service and experiences from chairing the South OKC Rotary Club, serving on the board of the S.H.I.N.E. Foundation, and as the membership director of the South OKC Chamber of Commerce. 

 (You can hear the whole episode on February 15th) 

Feb 11, 2022
The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising: Larry Johnson
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If you learn these eight principles of sustainable fundraising, your nonprofit will grow to the next level and exceed your expectations.

Conversation Highlights

{00:33} Introduction to Larry Johnson {07:16} Principal #1 Donors are the drivers {12:11} Principle #2 Begin at the beginning, that is, create a message {19:55} Principle #3 Leadership Leads {26:22} Principle #4 Learn and plan {32:13} Principle #5 Train the trainer {36:32} Principle #6 Divide and grow {40:21} Principle #7 Renew and refresh {43:23} Principle #8 Invest, integrate, and evaluate

Remarkable Quotes

Larry: We train people on how to build a metaphorical pipeline that brings their donors closer to them emotionally. Larry: Your goal is to be in that navigation seat and then you can help that person navigate their philanthropy. Larry: It's not just a handout, they're investing in you. Larry: You need to create a message. Travis: You must be able to get recurring donors, the best time to do that is within 13 days of first contact.

Larry Johnson Bio

Larry Johnson, founded The Eight Principles™, believing in the simple, the practical, and the joyful. He is the author of the award-winning book, “The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising,” and has been named to the top 15 fundraising consultants in the US and Canada by the Wall Street Business Network. The Association of Fundraising Professionals named Larry, Outstanding Development Executive of 2010.

Larry’s thirty-year career spans both program development and capital fundraising. After serving with the nation’s leading consultancy, he served four institutions of higher learning as chief advancement officer. He has led successful capital funding efforts which were local, regional, and national in scope with objectives ranging from $650K to $200M.

He serves on both nonprofit and corporate boards including, the advisory council of The Carter Center and the Philanthropy of the 39th President of the United States. Larry has coached the staff and volunteers of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

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Feb 08, 2022
Larry Johnson: Preview
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If you learn these eight principles of sustainable fundraising, your nonprofit will grow to the next level and exceed your expectations.

 (You can hear the whole episode on February 8th) 

Feb 04, 2022
The Future of Fundraising: Rebecca Alfred
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The world of fundraisers has changed. You must create events that can be attended both in-person and virtually. Rebecca and Travis share how this can be done successfully. Conversation Highlights

{00:55} Introduction of Rebecca and Trellis {02:06} How Rebecca began creating in-person events with a virtual option {04:07} Struggles with moving from in-person events to virtual options {07:02} Keeping both audiences engaged at the same time {09:27} Using hashtags to engage the audience {13:08} Who will be virtual and who will attend in person {16:58} Making sure that you have something planned for every single minute {22:18} The future of fundraising {23:57} The story of a fundraiser that didn’t work

Remarkable Quotes

Rebecca: We help charities and nonprofits with everything from ticketing, donations, silent and live auctions, raffles or fifty fifties, and even live streaming events. Travis: The nonprofit world is wide, varied, and diverse. Rebecca: The world has changed. We're looking for ways we can bring those fund-raising elements online. Rebecca: We’ve got these opportunities to engage our donors like we never have before. Travis: It is better to not have friction in the first place. Rebecca: Make sure that both your audiences are engaged. Rebecca: Unlike our live stream audience that we talked about with the prior events, this isn't just a camera at the back of the room.

Rebecca Alfred Bio

Rebecca Alfred, Charity Relationships Lead at Trellis Social Enterprise Inc. supports charities, hospital foundations, non-profits, and other organizations to find new online approaches to raising funds for the causes they care about. Rebecca has supported hundreds of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events through her time at Trellis. She, also, holds specialized expertise in creating a seamless donor experience for signature events that allow organizations to raise more funds, engage donors, and save time while they’re doing it.

With a diverse background including: working for tech companies, marketing agencies, accounting firms, research in non-profit sustainability, and developing social programs to meet complex social challenges; Rebecca is able to bring her prior experience to the individuals and organizations she supports through her role at Trellis. When not working, you can find her making the most of the Okanagan lifestyle!

Connect with Rebecca Alfred and Trellis

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-alfred/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/trellis-social-enterprise-inc/ https://www.facebook.com/trellis.org/ https://www.instagram.com/trellisorg/ https://twitter.com/trellis_org

Check Out Rebecca’s Recent Speaking Engagements

Marquam Auction Agency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHdEcsTOWr0

TechSoup BC https://events.techsoup.org/events/details/techsoup-techsoup-connect-british-columbia-chapter-presents-the-future-of-fundraising-events/

AHP Express Talk https://player.vimeo.com/video/554060751

CharityVillage https://charityvillage.com/the-future-of-fundraising-events/

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Feb 01, 2022
Rebecca Alfred: Preview
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The world of fundraisers has changed. You must create events that can be attended both in-person and virtually. Rebecca and Travis share how this can be done successfully.

(You can hear the whole episode on February 1st) 

Jan 28, 2022
Creating a Culture of Evaluation: Chari Smith
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Evaluation should be accessible, practical, and usable. Chari Smith explains how evaluation programs can help your nonprofit measure your impact and build a positive culture. Feedback, outputs, and outcomes are all critical to making your nonprofit impactful in your community. 

Conversation Highlights

 

{00:30} Introduction of Chari

{02:19} The work it takes to write a book

{09:03} How do we evaluate programs to find a measurable impact on the suicide rate?

{12:59} Building a culture of evaluation starts with a conversation

{18:56} Hosting the Veteran Podcast Awards

{22:51} The measurable outcome is the cornerstone of what drives the content of all data collection tools

{28:22} Feedback, outputs, and outcomes are critical

{30:46} What are some of the impact or logic models that are created to help with this process?

{42:47} How do you know what to share or what not to share?

Remarkable Quotes

 

Chari:  I'm passionate about helping people understand how to use and gather data, to help their organizations thrive.

Chari:  I've been, fortunate to be able to share my excitement and knowledge with other people.

Chari:  Program evaluation is a systematic process to understand what's working in your nonprofit program and what's not working.

Chari:  There's a fear around job security and the fear of losing funding.

Travis:  They're either in it to learn or they want to be right, and if they feel like they need to be right, it's almost like they're closed off to learning.

Travis:  Thanks to that feedback, I was able to adjust what I was doing and make my show a little bit more inclusive.

Chari Smith Bio

 

Chari Smith believes evaluation should be accessible, practical, and usable. She founded Evaluation into Action to help nonprofit professionals create realistic and meaningful program evaluation processes. She has taught several workshops helping nonprofit professionals understand the value and use of program evaluation. Recently, she was the opening keynote speaker at the American Evaluation Association Conference. Her book “Nonprofit Program Evaluation Made Simple: Get Your Data. Show Your Impact. Improve Your Programs.” provides step-by-step instructions on how to do program evaluation. Learn more at: www.evaluationintoaction.com/book.

Connect with Chari Smith

 

Website: www.evaluationintoaction.com

Email: chari@evaluationintoaction.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/charismith

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/chari-smith-636b982

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Jan 25, 2022
Chari Smith: Preview
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Evaluation should be accessible, practical, and usable. Chari Smith explains how evaluation programs can help your nonprofit measure your impact and build a positive culture. Feedback, outputs, and outcomes are all critical to making your nonprofit impactful in your community.

(You can hear the whole episode on January 25th)

Jan 21, 2022
Reboot Recovery: Evan Owens
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You can empower people to help their friends and neighbors who are struggling after experiencing a painful life situation. Evan uses a mix of humor and inspiration to equip people to absorb complex topics such as trauma and mental health. Conversation Highlights {01:01} Introduction of Evan

{06:16} Being the largest faith-based trauma recovery program

{12:35} Leaders who struggle with feeling like they don't have a seat at the table

{18:55} Creating a solidified solution when you have a systemic problem

{26:24} Cultivating an atmosphere that keeps people coming back year after year

{34:37} Empowering board members

{46:04} Recovery has not been a thing for the last two years

{52:06} Empowering your people and giving them the tools to be successful Remarkable Quotes Evan: You may not care who I am. And that's OK. But I care who you are.

Evan: We want to be in the room where this next tier will accept us and tell us that we're enough.

Travis: There are so many people dedicated to trying to make it better for the veterans.

Travis: When you take something like an apple seed and you plant it; you cultivate it, you water it. You give it sunshine, and eventually, it sprouts. And then over time, many seasons, it grows into a sapling; then a tree and then it flowers, and the very last thing that is produced is the fruit.

Evan: It's about giving them the essential tools they need to do the core role at REBOOT.

Evan: People don't volunteer because they feel like they're writing a blank check with their time. They feel like, once I volunteer a little, I'm on your list and you're going to call me all the time.

Evan: The people who volunteer for us, these are not just people who I'm using, these are people who I believe were specifically designed. I believe they had a special calling on their life.

Evan: We give people the room to grow. Evan Owens Bio Evan Owens co-founded REBOOT Recovery and has led the organization as the Executive Director since its inception. Evan has authored several books and small group studies and is the host of the REBOOT Recovery Show. He is often featured as a keynote and panel presenter at conferences. Mr. Owens believes in empowering everyday people to help their friends and neighbors who are struggling in the wake of painful experiences. As such, Evan trains small group leaders, pastors, and everyday people around the world to respond to those who are struggling with trauma and mental health challenges. His unique blend of humor and inspiration enables people to absorb complex topics without feeling overwhelmed. He is married to Dr. Jenny Owens, co-founder of REBOOT, and they have three young children. Connect with Evan Owens: https://rebootrecovery.com

https://linkedin.com/in/evanaowens

http://facebook.com/rebootrecovery

https://www.instagram.com/rebootrecovery/

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Jan 18, 2022
It's OK to Take a Down Day
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We work hard but we can't go nonstop. We need downtime. Whether that comes in short periods throughout the day or taking a complete day off to recharge. Rest is vital to our health, survival, and success. We sleep in 90-minute cycles. We feel most rested when we sleep for 90 minutes, 3 hours, 4.5 hours, 6, hours, 7.5 hours, or 9 hours. Sleep disturbance is the #1 indicator preceding suicide. When we lose sleep, suffer from nightmares, and regularly don't get the sleep necessary to maintain good health, we lose the ability to solve even the most simple problems. My favorite oasis is in my truck. When I arrive at work, an appointment, or the grocery store I don't feel the need to sprint into the building. I take a few minutes for well-being. How do you best rest and recharge?

Jan 17, 2022
Evan Owens: Preview
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You can empower people to help their friends and neighbors who are struggling after experiencing a painful life situation. Evan uses a mix of humor and inspiration to equip people to absorb complex topics such as trauma and mental health.

(You can hear the whole episode on January 18th)

Jan 14, 2022
How to Truly Cross Things Off of Your To-Do List
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We always seem to have so many things to get done, a never-ending to-do list. These open cycles are draining our physical, mental, and spiritual energy. How do we actually get these things, big and small, off of our lists for good? Make a list of all your open cycles. These could be friendships, work tasks, household chores, plans for the future, or things you've promised to take care of for other people. This list divides itself into things ranging from very important to small action required. You will find that you will be able to close, about a third of these open cycles, simply by allotting the time in your schedule and putting forth a little effort. Another third can be closed relatively quickly, but this will require much more effort and humility. To close the next category of open cycles, we may need to, as the same goes, eat crow or put our pride away. We may need to be humble and transparent with those to whom we have made promises or perhaps even apologize to them. If it is a client and we do not feel that we have delivered what was promised, despite good efforts and intentions, be completely honest with them and find a way to make things fair. Then bring them into a place of abundance. Again, there is some effort, but the cycles can be closed in a relatively short amount of time. Closing the last third of our open cycles may prove to be much more difficult. These are the open cycles that carry a lot of weight. They may have been opened years ago and even if we have consciously tried to convince ourselves to let them go, subconsciously in ways on us the stress finds its way to our pillows each night. To close these remaining cycles, we may need to forgive ourselves from a past event or situation. We may also have to forgive others who have wronged us or those close to us. Our unwillingness to forgive them has left us with an open cycle which in turn gives them the ability to still affect us. More ways to complete tasks and prevent cycles from re-opening. Delegate. Either pass a task to a subordinate, work with a family member to get it complete, or pay someone to get it done for you. If you can hire someone $10/hour to complete a task while you're earning more, it makes sense to maintain productivity and continue dollar-producing activities while someone else completes the tasks that don't increase your wealth. VAs (virtual assistants can do nearly everything including, hiring someone to cut your grass). Automate. If you find yourself doing recurring tasks or answering the same questions over and over again, you can set up an online FAQ (frequently asked questions) or update policy to take the ambiguous area and make it clear. For online tasks, Zapier and IFTTT (If this then that), can remove most of the drudgery or recurring online clicks. Eliminate. Some things simply don't need to be done. If you get a new boss in and they don't ask for something the old boss demanded, consider not doing it (safety concerns considered). Most of the things we do, including worry, don't really need to be done. figure out which things simply don't matter. Which relationships drain you? Get rid of them. No amount of shared DNA gives people the freedom to treat you poorly, hold them accountable.

Jan 13, 2022
How to Create Monthly Recurring Donors
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4 Things you need to create monthly recurring donations from your social media following. 1. Ability to collect monthly recurring payments. Apps like Stripe, PayPal, PaySimple have the ability to collect recurring payments. 2. Give something in exchange for recurring donations. This is usually SWAG (t-shirts, hats, mugs, masks, etc.). Companies like reallydesigns.biz, Teespring, and Printful have print-on-demand services so you don't have to buy in bulk upfront. 3. Craft a social media post with impact. ➢ Tell people what your nonprofit has been doing ➢ Show the continued need (this is usually the hardest part) ➢ Your vision or goal ➢ Convey that financial support is still needed ➢ Your offer of free (T-shirt or other) in exchange for monthly recurring donations ➢ What their donation provides ➢ What your t-shirt does for them ➢ Offer ends XXX date (helps to create urgency) ➢ Remind them your mission changes lives ➢ Call to action (AKA click the link below) ➢ Link to your donation page ➢ Pics of t-shirt 4. Order the agreed-upon swag and ship directly to the donor. Be sure to use their payment to make this happen. Next month, the recurring payment hits your account. All that's left is to maintain the relationship and keep them informed on how their recurring donation helps accomplish your goals! Free Guide! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GHohAF9Dz3lHc54MaDtAX2UU9_sZYyZV/view Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org   Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect Ultimate Podcast Guide: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Subscribe and leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NonprofitArchitect Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQm8fnR2sHyrmLpV2jKYajA Listen to these other great podcasts from Veterans: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/veteran-podcast-network/ Want help getting your podcast started? Check out: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/

Jan 12, 2022
How to Find Great Interns: Haowen Ge
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Education and certification programs are important for all Americans. International students can struggle with the process. How can we help these students through the intern application process? Conversation Highlights 

{01:06} Introduction to finding good interns 

{06:25} The first step for people interested in an internship 

{09:06} Step two after the application 

{13:32} The recall assessment 

{19:43} The length of time to complete all the steps 

{20:48} What to do once they are part of the team 

{25:25} What is coming next? Remarkable Quotes 

Travis: “Education and certification programs are important.” 

Haowen: “If you don’t train your interns, you’re going to have a bunch of untrained, uneducated people that don't feel like you care about them running around trying to do things for you.” 

Haowen: “Our students come from low-incomes and refugee camps; they need a role model.”  

Haowen: “Our interns can create a new lesson plan; create the programs we need to learn how to be able to create.” 

Travis: “Often people will get a job description, apply for the job, do the interview then start the job and the job is nothing like what was advertised.” 

Haowen: “90% of our students successfully complete and continued to get another job.” Resources 

https://internationalstudentsvc.org 

Bio for Haowen Ge 

Haowen Ge is originally from China and moved to Shaker Heights* with his mother when he was 12 years old. He experienced and fully understands the challenges and obstacles international students currently face at local public schools. 

Haowen graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2012 with a B.A. degree in Business Administration. He, also, received an M.A. in Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace University in 2017. Mr. Ge is the executive director at International Student Services Association and founded the Haowen Cultural Foundation in 2017. 

Haowen’s education, his personal and work experience uniquely qualifies him to provide guidance and assistance to international students. This includes college identification and application, career advising, and financial aid planning to facilitate a potentially difficult process for students that are new to this country. Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links 

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Jan 11, 2022
9 Tips to be a Great Guest
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There are more than 500 million blogs, 850,000 active podcasts, 30,000 radio stations, 1,200 newspapers, 7,300 magazines, and 6,000 digital magazines. What do they have in common? They all need content. Most of them rely on interviews to create content. Why not you? I use social media to gain the know, like, and trust factor. I answer questions in industry-specific groups and provide endless value while building my brand. I post in podcast collaboration groups like this group on Facebook and this group on Reddit, to find guests and get myself booked as a guest. I'm going to cover tips to be prepared for an interview. If you want more information on how to get the yes for the interview, check out my interview with Lori McNeil here. The best thing is to have branding consistency throughout your platforms. Did you recently update your logo? Do all your platform have the updated logo? Did you update your links? Do all platforms/content have updated links? Is your headshot more than two years old? If it is, get new headshots.

1. Research the podcast host and listen to at least 2 episodes. 2. Test your Gear. Ensure your mic and headphones are selected on the correct input on Zoom, Streamyard, or Riverside FM.  3. Know Their Audience. Understanding the audience is vital to ensuring your message gets the most impact. 4. Be a Storyteller. This isn't a job interview. Ensure you have relevant stories on tap. These could be light-hearted, love, serious, business, origin, and your why. 5. Provide Value. Many guests provide a PDF. In addition to providing value to the audience, you need to also provide value to the host. Make sure to rate and review the show. Also promote your interview on your social media and on your email list. 6. Nail your Message. Your message must be refined and practied, know your core message, at least 3 valid points, and your CTA (Call to Action). If you don't tell the audience what to do, how can you ensure they take the desired action? 7. No Filler All Killer. Filler words hurt. Ahs and Ums will distract from your message. You want your audience focused and hanging on your every word. 8. Prepare the Space. Ensure the pets are in their own space, turn off phone and email notifications, ensure your family knows you are recording, be punctual, and use the host's name throughout the interview. 9. Be Gracious. Things can get hectic during recording, regardless of how prepared you are noises can happen in the background, you can lose your cool, or a million random things can happen. Make sure you go viral for the right reasons and not because you flew off the handle. Things can pop up. Coordinate ahead of time with the host to know how to handle them. This can be editing, re-recording, or re-asking the question. Grace is a skill and it requires practice.

Jan 10, 2022
Haowen Ge: Preview
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Education and certification programs are important for all Americans.  international students can struggle with the process. How can we help these students through the intern application process?

(You can hear the whole episode on January 11th)

Jan 07, 2022
3 Reasons Every Podcaster Needs Their Own Website
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There are tons of tools available to podcasters. There are far more than 3 reasons podcasters need their own website but here are my top 3. Reason #1 Traffic Start benefitting from all the traffic generated by your show by directing listeners to your website instead of Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Pandora. Tools like Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, and Hot Jar can help to provide demographics of people who visit your website. Reason #2 Collect Emails Email services, like MailChimp, Constant Contact, and AWeber can help you manage your email list. Email and phone numbers are vital to the success of every business even in the age of social media. Social Media certainly has its pros and cons but when service is disrupted or a Social Media Site ceases to exist, you still need to be able to contact your audience. Facebook has been known to shut down groups without notice or explaining their reasons. If your preferred Social Media site shut down, deleted your group, or banned you, would you still be able to be in touch with your audience? Reason #3 Sell Your Stuff It's easier to sell your products and services when you have a website. I use E-Junkie to host my digital products, process online payments, and automatically deliver my products to the customer's email. At only $4/month, E-Junkie pays for itself. Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org   Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect  Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Patreon https://www.patreon.com/NonprofitArchitect Listen to these other great podcasts from Veterans. https://nonprofitarchitect.org/veteran-podcast-network/ Want help getting your podcast started? https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/

Jan 06, 2022
Basic Leadership 101
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Basic Leadership Lessons learned in the military and executed in the real world.

Conversation Highlights:

{00:47} Are they trained? {01:33} Are they capable? {02:51} Have I set my expectations? {05:37} Have I given them the opportunity to perform? {05:48} The 3 D's of leadership. Get Nonprofit in a Box https://www.fatfreecartpro.com/i/10ner?single All the documents you need to apply for your 501c3 and policies you need to be successful. Package includes: IRS Form 1023 EZ Eligibility worksheet Example IRS form 501c3 (filled out) Bylaws 4-Step Board vetting process Board Profile Terms of Office Board President Description Secretary Description Treasurer Description Board Member at Large Description Board Member Development Committee Charter Fund Development Committee Charter Fund Development Committee Chair Quarterly/Annual Planning Code of Conduct Policy Code of Ethics Conflict of Interest Policy Conflict of Interest Report Diversity and Inclusion Policy Document Retention and Destruction Policy Mission, Vision, and Values Statement Whistleblower Policy. $297

Jan 05, 2022
The Seven Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell: Kurian Tharakan
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You can move people with the power of a story. Your brand will be created and clarified in storytelling. You must learn to tell stories to be successful. Kurian shares the seven essential stories charismatic leaders tell.

Conversation Highlights

 

{00:37} Introduction of Kurian Tharakan

{02:51} One story Kurian tells

{08:59} Your brand revolves around meaning embedded in storytelling

{11:34} Building off a story and painting a picture of a person

{13:29} A customer is the same thing as a donor

{17:53} How to make sure you are not wasting advertising money

{17:59} Being specific on your channels

{21:27} The key elements of an origin story

{26:36} Getting the headlines

{29:51} You need to spend some money to reach the people you want to reach

{31:20} Kurian tells the story of the mighty winds

{31:23} What is a story about

{37:10} You must be professional

{38:57} Roadblocks you need to avoid

 

Remarkable Quotes

 

Kurian: “There're obstacles in the way of obstacles”

Travis: “You can draw the potential donor into the story to understand there's a problem.” 

Kurian: “We are storytellers. We need to master storytelling to master communication.” 

Kurian: “The whole purpose of communication is response.”

Kurian: “Youth Emergency Shelter. Such a clear brand. Such a clear purpose.”

Kurian: “You can't market to a 25-year-old donor the same way you can market to a 45-year-old.”

Resources

 

Book: The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Stories-Charismatic-Leaders-Tell-ebook/dp/B083JL4D44

 

Infographic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uavv5hi1u8izn1d/The%207%20Essential_Stories%20Infographic.pdf?dl=0

 

Website: https://strategypeak.com/

 

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

 

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/KurianTharakan

 

Email: kurian@strategypeak.com

 

PodMatch Profile: https://podmatch.com/guestdetailpreview/1615425122673x429504082216496200

Bio for Kurian Tharakan 

 

Kurian Mathew Tharakan is the founder of the sales and marketing strategy firm, Strategy Peak Sales & Marketing Advisors, and a 27-year veteran of the sales and marketing industry. He has consulted for companies in numerous sectors. Mr. Tharakan is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell,” which details how anyone can move people and mountains with the power of story.

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Jan 04, 2022
The 8 Types of Fear we all Face
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The 8 Dominate Fear Types:

{02:15} Fear of Setting Goals {05:27} Fear of Failure {07:54} Fear of Appearing Arrogant {09:28} Fear of Asking for Help {11:25} Fear of Saying No {13:01} Fear of Being Scrutinized by Others {15:07} Fear of Knowing Your Worth {17:07} Fear of Taking a Break Remarkable quotes: Persistence renders fear of failure powerless. When people understand my intent, I'm more likely to get what I need to get where I'm going.

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Jan 03, 2022
Kurian Tharakan: Preview
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You can move people with the power of a story. Your brand will be created and clarified in storytelling. You must learn to tell stories to be successful. Kurian shares the seven essential stories charismatic leaders tell.

  (You can hear the whole episode on January 4th) 

Dec 31, 2021
2021 Year in Review: Travis Johnson
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2021 has been filled with tons of victories. We are recapping a successful 2021! Thanks to all our fans! We couldn't have done any of this without you. At the end of 2020, we had less than 8,000 downloads. Today we are over 38,000 thank you!

Nonprofitarchitect.org has grown to include: Nonprofit Podcast Network: 15 Nonprofit related shows Veteran Podcast Network: 42 Veteran hosted shows Guest Appearances: 44 guest appearances this year Professional Podcast Production: Get your podcast started today! Ultimate Podcast Guide v 6.0 now 56 pages

Guest Speakers/Presenter: Podcknow 2021 with Bruce Chamoff Donor Attraction Forum with Maryanne Dersh Hubinar with Katie Appold Teach the Teacher Nigeria with Mike Adeyemo Synapse Hub with Keith Reynolds Mental Health Summit with Ryan Hunt

Thank yous: – Incognito Metalworks and Jeff Riley for creating my sign. – Reallydesigns.biz with Ginger and David for creating my Poker chips. – Southpaw Laser Concepts and JD Tierney for creating my hat. – Veteran Podcast Awards and Shane Cunningham from Broken Jarhead. Thank you for creating National Military Podcast Day and the Veteran Podcast Awards. Great job! – Synergy Learning Institute and Dr. Julie Ducharme for creating my podcast course. – Steven Kuhn and Lane Belone for creating Unleash Your Humble Alpha – SkillMil and Michael Hinkle.

2021 Nonprofit Architect Top 10 Podcast Interviews (by downloads)

1. Mark Buzan; How to Jump-Start Your Board of Directors  2. Tamisha Sales; Conviction in Your Mission 3. Sarah Jean Knox; Help your Donors be Heroes 4. Alec Green: Nonprofit Ready Free Courses 5. Mark Bowers: How to Know if You’re making an Impact 6. Kalley Dunn: Fundraising Insights from the pros at AmFund 7. How Do I Contact Celebrities; An interview with Vincent James 8. Bruce Rosenthal; How to Create Sponsorships using their Marketing Budget 9. Dee Dee Kiesow: Six-Figure Fundraising Framework 10. Interview with Preston Cone; Facebook Ads, email copy, and secrets behind the Google Ad Grant.

2022 Outlook!

Extra episodes including top takeaways from each episode, leadership/mindset, podcast tips, book analysis, policy walkthroughs, and more!

Dec 30, 2021
Wings for Warriors Foundation: Anthony Ameen
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How can a nonprofit transition into a foundation? Are you thinking about moving from providing services to a more foundation-based program? This is one of the many topics discussed with Anthony from the Wings of Warriors Foundation.  

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:43} Introduction to Anthony and the "Wings for Warriors Foundation."

{06:49} Anthony's faith story.

{09:38} How to sift through everything and learn not to worry.

{11:48} When you have problems with trust, you can lean toward Micromanaging.

{15:22} The importance of conversations.

{20:53} Changing from a traditional nonprofit to a foundation.

{25:59} Lifting the troubles and the challenges of those communities you are serving.

{27:50} Moving from providing services to a more foundation-based program

{31:19} Knowing what criteria you care about. How to focus on the right things.

 Remarkable quotes: 

Anthony: "I came home, broke into a broken health care system."

Anthony: "Being a corpsman, I saw both sides of the health care spectrum."

Anthony: "Helping others allowed me to regain perspective."

Anthony: "I Shifted that perspective and channeled the negativity into a positive outlook."

Travis: "My faith, my service, and my spouse build my foundation."

Anthony: "If you move from public to private, there is a serious amount of paperwork.

Anthony: "Medical organizations make mistakes."

 

 Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyDocAmeen

https://twitter.com/AnthonyDocAmeen

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

https://anthonydocameen.com/

https://wingsforwarriors.org/

https://taylorandlawrence.com/

anthonydocameen@gmail.com

doc@wingsforwarriors.org

 

Bio for Anthony Ameen

Anthony Ameen's life changed in an instant in 2008. And it's been evolving ever since…

 

As a Hospital Corpsman, Ameen earned the nickname "Doc" as he embraced a culture of order and duty. His catastrophic battlefield injury changed the course of the life he envisioned. Still, Anthony eventually chose to view his new path as one that would be watered by the nurtured outflow of the adversity he had faced. His experiences, though challenging at times, allowed him to see the potential for change and fueled an entrepreneurial spirit within him, which led to his creation of the non-profit Wings for Warriors.

 

Under Ameen's leadership, the non-profit organization matured from an idea to a nationally recognized foundation that aims to advocate for veterans' holistic and spiritual needs, first responders, and their families. As Founder & CEO, Anthony personally counseled more than 5,000 veterans and helped launch Wings for Warriors outlets in 30 different cities across the country.

 

It quickly became clear that the grit, determination, perseverance, and leadership capabilities "Doc" channeled in the military served him well in civilian life as an entrepreneur, an advocate, and a nationally recognized public figure. He is the face and the lifeblood of Wings for Warriors. He brings invites from national media outlets, speaking engagements at large-scale events, and sponsorships earned from Fortune 500 companies.

 

Along the way, Doc turned his focus into co-founding and building Taylor & Lawrence, a boutique consulting firm specializing in serving the Department of Defense (DoD) and Healthcare industries by unearthing strategic business partnerships for increased performance and quality patient care.

 

Ameen's past continues to fuel his future. And his story provokes anyone listening to realize they have not fully tapped every ounce of their potential. Anthony addresses his successes and pitfalls through his emotional and physical recovery in an uncommonly honest way, all while holding his listeners internally responsible for the changes they need to make to grow. Ameen's story incites change, triggers action, and spurs productivity. And, perhaps most importantly, it plants a seed of accountability.

 

When he isn't traveling for speaking engagements, Anthony spends time with his wife, and their four children, at their home in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Dec 28, 2021
Anthony Ameen: Preview
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How can a nonprofit transition into a foundation? Are you thinking about moving from providing services to a more foundation-based program? This is one of the many topics discussed with Anthony from the Wings of Warriors Foundation. 

  (You can hear the whole episode on December 28th) 

Dec 24, 2021
Memories of Us: Tony Lynch
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Are you grieving the loss of someone this year? Or do you know a man who is grieving? How does a man grieve? Tony Lynch talks about dealing with anger, and grief after the loss of someone we love.  

 Conversation Highlights:  

{00:56} How the Memories of us nonprofit was started.  

{06:59} Helping men walk through and process hard things. 

{18:19} When anger itself is not a problem. 

{32:25} The communication factor between men and women. 

{36:44} Lessons we learn shopping with women. 

{43:50} Rules for chores around the house. 

{48:54} Changing the way that you behave and interact with the world.   

 Remarkable quotes:  

I've gone through some really challenging moments dealing with loss; things I didn't understand because I was never taught these things. 

The anger itself is not a problem. It's how we employ it that's the problem. 

I never really addressed the source of the anger. 

What does anger look like? It looks like an addiction. It looks like thoughts of suicide and looks like homelessness. 

Anger is one of those ones that I find that men adapt to a lot quicker than anything else because it's easier to be angry than it is to say I'm hurt. 

Resources: 

www.memories2.org 

tolynch46@gmail.com 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-lynch-8035b6173/ 

https://www.facebook.com/tony.lynch.188 

Bio for  Tony Lynch 

After experiencing several losses in my life including both parents, younger brother, and my son I experienced many challenges during my grieving process such as anger ,addiction, homelessness and an attempt to take my own life and with the lack of resources available to men I had to go through this journey alone after a long hard journey and many lessons learned I realised the need for resources for men memories of us was founded with a dedication and passion to help other men like myself to have a space to begin healing through our losses and hidden trauma     

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Dec 21, 2021
Tony Lynch: Preview
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Are you grieving the loss of someone this year? Or do you know a man who is grieving? How does a man grieve? Tony Lynch talks about dealing with anger, and grief after the loss of someone we love.  

  (You can hear the whole episode on December 21st) 

Dec 17, 2021
What is Cryptocurrency and How to Accept it as a Donation: Joel Clelland
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Cryptocurrency has become mainstream and your nonprofit needs to be prepared to accept Cryptocurrency donations. Do you know what avenues your nonprofit can use to receive Cryptocurrency? How can you make your charity attractive to donors who use Cryptocurrency?   

   

Conversation Highlights:  

{00:58} What is Project Boon?  

{02:57} What is Sedrak? 

{04:57} What does blockchain look like in the real world?  

{13:48} Avenues people can use to set up ways to receive Cryptocurrency. 

{18:58} Different types of money compared to Cryptocurrency. 

{21:06} How to make your charity more attractive to Cryptocurrency. 

{25:16} Final thoughts.  

   

 Remarkable quotes:  

Blockchains are digital or distributed ledgers; a Ledger Is a way to keep track of things. 

The digital ledger is transparent, and immutable, which means it can't be changed.  

Blockchain, keeps things very synonymous and cohesive?  

Whether it's for-profit or nonprofit, we want customers or donors. 

 In the digital world, you've got different companies instead of a nation creating their own currency. 

If you're receiving it via crypto wallet, it is technically shares of a coin and not the coin itself.  

Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/joel.d.clelland 

https://twitter.com/RealClelland?s=09 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-clelland-397b79135 

Instagram @joel_clelland 

https://www.centric.com/about/ 

Bio for  Joel Clelland  

With over twenty years of diverse career experience, Joel brings an impressive track record of leadership in various industries and capacities, including finance, education, and the nonprofit/philanthropic sector. 

     

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Dec 14, 2021
Joel Clelland: Preview
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Cryptocurrency has become mainstream and your nonprofit needs to be prepared to accept Cryptocurrency donations. Do you know what avenues your nonprofit can use to receive Cryptocurrency? How can you make your charity attractive to donors who use Cryptocurrency?

   (You can hear the whole episode on December 14th) 

Dec 10, 2021
Authentically American: Dean Wegner
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When you understand who your customer is you can adapt to their needs, you can take things off their plate and allow them to focus on making the impact on the world they want to make. As a business, you can be part of a bigger story, by impacting other nonprofits.   

 

Conversation Highlights:  

{00:44} Introduction to Dean Wegner.    

{02:43} The West Point experience.

{04:04} The Authentically American apparel company.

{08:44} A business plan that works.

{10:24} Being part of a bigger story.

{13:19} Being a business that's nonprofit-minded.  

{16:47} Understanding who your customer is and being able to adapt to their needs.  

{18:33} Taking things off your customer's plate allows them to focus on making the impact they want to make.  

{22:50} Advice to people that are in the nonprofit world considering nonprofit work or that have a business that they want to create something to partner with nonprofits?  

 

Remarkable quotes:  

God, family, country in that order.

We are a brand that celebrates the American worker, patriotism and intentionally honors American heroes.  

When you start with a blank sheet of paper you can be so intentional about who you are, what you stand for, your values, and your vision. 

We forget as a nation the toll that takes on the people that are providing our blanket of freedom, we enjoy every day. 

Understanding who your customer is and adapting to their needs. 

 

Resources:  

dwegner@authenticallyamerican.us  

Website: https://www.authenticallyamerican.us 

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jMed1mFeNLWaMXS5H6NBw

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/authentically-american/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean-wegner-9874065/ 

 

Bio for Dean Wegner 

Dean is a man of deep Christian faith, a Family man, Veteran, and Entrepreneur. Dean and his bride Kelly have been married for 26 years and they have 4 children, with the youngest being adopted from Ethiopia. Dean graduated from West Point in 1993 and served 7 years in the Army as a helicopter pilot and Army Ranger. After the Army, the majority of Dean’s business career was spent in business development, marketing, and strategy with Mars and Procter & Gamble. In 2017, Dean founded Authentically American, a Veteran owned, American made premium apparel brand. Authentically American is a brand that celebrates patriotism, believes in the American worker, and honors our American heroes by intentionally donating 10% of profits to Veteran and First Responder charities. As a former Division I ice hockey player, Dean is highly competitive, possesses a tireless work ethic, and he still plays in a Men’s “Beer League” every week. Dean is active in his church and serves on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations. Dean and Authentically American are riding a wave of national media exposure having been featured in Forbes magazine, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, Newsmax TV, and SiriusXM Radio.  

 

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Dec 07, 2021
Dean Wegner: Preview
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When you understand who your customer is you can adapt to their needs, you can take things off their plate and allow them to focus on making the impact on the world they want to make. As a business, you can be part of a bigger story, by impacting other nonprofits. 

(You can hear the whole episode on December 7th) 

Dec 03, 2021
People Over Nonprofits: Brian Bogert
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You can reach the best version of yourself and be your most authentic self. As a nonprofit, you can help others create the intentional life they have dreamed of. You can help people create a life with no limits.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} Introduction to Brian Bogert and the impact he has had on people.

{07:49} Why you need to know who you are trying to impact.

{21:07} Emotional triggers that shift the lens that you're viewing a situation through.

{29:46} When you defined yourself with "I am" statements, and then the statements change, you can feel lost.

{40:36} We can treat people terribly when we have poor vision and no idea how to put a system in place that doesn't burn our people out.

{43:25} Having the courage as nonprofits to stand up to donors.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

It's your responsibility to heal from the trauma move forward. 

pain will become one of the greatest motivators towards whoever you want to become. 

They've never delivered a 7-figure idea because they didn't believe they could deliver a 7-figure idea they didn't believe they could be operating at that level. 

If you want to impact millions upon millions of people, it's going to take millions upon millions of dollars. 

The system is broken and we, as nonprofits, are perpetuating the brokenness because we aren't standing up. 

 

Resources: 

Personal Website, https://brianbogert.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/bogertbrian

Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bogertbrian

Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/bogertbrian/

LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianbogert/

Twitter, https://twitter.com/BogertBrian

Bogert’s Bullet’s YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmhaMgY8q-tMMCj0rpGg7iw

brian@brianbogert.com

 

 Bio for Brian Bogert

Brian Bogert is a passionate human behavior and performance coach, speaker, business strategist, top sales professional, and philanthropic leader who believes in helping growth-minded individuals achieve the best version of themselves: their most authentic selves.

 

Brian teaches how to leverage radical authenticity and awareness to create the intentional life you’ve been dreaming of but have struggled to create. His revolutionary strategy—embrace the pain to avoid suffering—has helped individuals and companies break beyond their normal to achieve the success in life and business that they’ve always wanted. If you want to create a life of no limits and gain freedom, Brian and his team will get you there.

 

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Nov 30, 2021
Brian Bogert: Preview
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You can reach the best version of yourself and be your most authentic self. As a nonprofit, you can help others create the intentional life they have dreamed of. You can help people create a life with no limits.

You can hear the whole podcast Tuesday, November 30th

Nov 26, 2021
Executive Coaching and Development Planning: Mandy Pearce
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What do you need to make your organization succeed and be sustainable? Are you prepared for the changing demands of the nonprofit world? Mandy Pearce gives you the questions to ask before you start, and the information you need to keep going.

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:49} Introduction of Mandy Pearce.

{01:53} Questions you need to be answered before you start a nonprofit. 

{13:56} How do you do a needs assessment, and why is it necessary?

{18:44} Why you need to have your own life to provide quality services for the long term. 

{24:59} Why doing the back-end diligence is necessary to make your nonprofit sustainable. 

{29:56} Why do you need to do your own research and make an informed decision.

{32:14} The revenue streams that Mandy recommends

{37:46} The importance of bylaws 

{43:19} You need to know what makes you different.

Remarkable quotes: 

We can get grant money which is not the reason to start a nonprofit. 

People don't want to support duplication of services unless it's providing that service in a different way.

You should not serve on a board for life. There should be term limits. 

Ask people “what kind of person are you, what are your strengths your weaknesses”?

You can apply for a grant of three million dollars to use. That's not how it works. You haven't proven anything. 

Nobody wants to give money to people please. 

The real money is in that abundance; that story of amazing transformation in the impact you're making, not the tin cup. 

Resources: 

 www.fundingforgood.org 

linkedin.com/in/amandapearcefundingforgood 

https://www.youtube.com/fundingforgood 

email: mandy@fundingforgood.org 

 

 Bio: Mandy Pearce

In 2009, visionary, Amanda Korye Pearce (or Mandy, as she is known in the fundraising world), founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world. 

 

For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops, and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities. 

 

Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More (twogreenthumbsandmore.com). On her decompression days, she enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine, and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends. 

 

 

 

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Nov 23, 2021
Mandy Pearce: Preview
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What do you need to make your organization succeed and be sustainable? Are you prepared for the changing demands of the nonprofit world? Mandy Pearce gives you the questions to ask before you start, and the information you need to keep going.

 (Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, November 23rd) 

Nov 19, 2021
Charity from a Rock Star’s point of view: Colleen Lloy
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What happens when a Rock Star is contacted asking to help with a charity event? Colleen Lloy gives you the Rock Star point of view. What makes a Rock Star want to agree to work with a charity? 

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:00} Introduction to Colleen Lloy. 

[03:27} The process of deciding if you will work with a charity. 

{05:42} The impact of having a son who served in the army and unfortunately, he came back with PTSD. 

{07:19} The reason Colleen has a very specific interest in the American Heart Association. 

{16:59} Words of encouragement to someone looking to do get into maybe a different business or a different way of life.

{20:32} Stories of pranksters from the road. 

{24:52} The hypnotherapy and the transformational therapy that Colleen uses.  

Remarkable quotes: 

I got into hypnotherapy trying to help veterans with PTSD.  

I use my intuition and see whether what they're saying they need from me resonates. 

I am absolutely certain that every human being on the planet has gifts that they want to share.  

I am excited every time and I sing like there are millions of people. I give everything I have every single night.  

Resources: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-lloy-698ab1182/

 https://youtu.be/p0scCpN84EM

colleenlloy@gmail.com

 Bio: Colleen Lloy

Although her name is not yet a household word, chances are if you've spent any time in the Sacramento area or Nashville, you have heard of Colleen Lloy. She has been performing for many years in all the local "hot spots". Lloy also has been recognized for her dynamic performance during the annual California State Fair. No matter where you may have heard this lady, you can bet she has a voice you will never forget.

 

This native Sacramentan’s first recording was a song “Sooner or Later” which was the number 2 song on an album for a charity, “MADD” (Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers). Critic Mick Martin wrote: “The most impressive of these is Colleen Lloy whose “Sooner or Later” is an absolute knockout. If this fine singer isn’t signed by a major label, there’s no justice in the music world.” This recording brought attention to City Kidd’s manager who asked Lloy to join the Band City Kidd and played with the original members now known as Tesla.

 

Lloy over her musical career has entered and won many music competitions one of which was the Jimmy Dean/True Value Hardware Music Competition where she won first place in Northern California which ultimately brought her to Tennessee.

 

Lloy, an award-winning singer/songwriter fell in love with the musical city and decided to move to Nashville, TN to pursue her singing and songwriting career in 1999. Like many artists, she has a story of courage and stamina where she quit her job, sold everything she owned, and on a wing and prayer moved to Nashville. It did not take long for the industry to realize this lady has major chemistry and charisma on and off stage. Coined the “chameleon” by many, she proves she has an unusual style of singing able to cover any type of music with ease.  She also has appearances on the popular television show “Nashville” as an extra until she can set more time aside for other roles.

 

2000 was a difficult year for Lloy who lost her brother. She went into the studio and recorded “Life Challenges” and released the song “Can You Hear” to the radio. It charted 26 on the Christian Country Music Charts and is receiving great airplay in many countries.

 

  • Decatur Celebration- "The best description of Colleen Lloy is a chameleon."
  • Sacramento critic, Mick Martin writes: "The most impressive of these is Colleen Lloy whose "Sooner or Later" is an absolute knockout. If this fine singer isn’t signed by a major label, there’s no justice in the music world."
  • Nashville Music Guide Critic Brad Fisher gives Lloy’s "Life Challenges" CD a five-star rating and writes: "This ten-song CD is an emotional roller coaster that runs the gambit of love. The tunes were either written or co-written by Lloy who has a beautiful set of pipes which she shows off on this album."

 

Lloy has devoted her life in giving back to worthy causes that touch her soul. Some of those include the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen for the Cure to name a few. She is also an advocate of our U.S Military and veterans and has written several military songs to share with the soldiers and their families. 

 

Lloy has literally played all over the U.S. and abroad and returned from two USO shows in Italy. She is a frequent guest at the nationally known Bluebird Café, has done television and radio broadcasts and has opened up for artists like Billy Dean, Paul Overstreet, John Berry, Lee Greenwood, George Jones, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, John Anderson and many others. Lloy had the rare privilege of interviewing Mr. B.B. King for a proposed television show which she indicates is the highlight of her music career thus far. Lloy recently returned from Maui performing with Mick Fleetwood. 

 

In any event, whether you see her on a big stage or a small quiet room tucked away in her favorite clubs, we are quite sure you have not heard the last from Colleen Lloy.

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Nov 16, 2021
Colleen Lloy: Preview
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What happens when a Rock Star is contacted asking to help with a charity event? Colleen Lloy gives you the Rock Star point of view. What makes a Rock Star want to agree to work with a charity?   (Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, November 16th) 

Nov 12, 2021
How to Run a Hybrid Event: Anca Trifan
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NPA 109 How to Run a Hybrid Event: Anca Trifan

Season 3 EP 44

Can you keep both in person, and online audiences engaged in an hybrid event? Anca Trifan will inspire you to create a memorable event that all your audiences will love.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

 

{00:32} Introduction to guest

{09:11} How do you even keep people engaged in online events?

{18:39} Using crowdsourcing and data. 

{21:05} How do you keep both in person and online audiences engaged in an hybrid event?

{45:05} Do something that's going to be quality, engaging on a smaller scale, and people are going to be shouting your name from the rooftops for the right reason and not for the wrong reason. 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

You can create any kind of experience that you want to create. 

 Zoom fatigue is a big thing.

You want someone that is watching online to be able to still say, “I'm getting a lot of value from this event”.

You're going to make this event based on data and based on what you know about your event.

What are the goals and what are you trying to accomplish? 

Resources: 

 

 

Bio for Anca Trifan

Founder, Creator, CEO 

ANCA TRIFAN 

(sound-alike anka treefun) 

Anca is the founder, creator, and CEO for Tree-Fan Events – a boutique event planning and production agency that is offering event planning consultation, experience design and production management for live, virtual, and hybrid events.  

 

Anca is the Host of “Events: demystified”, a tactical Podcast for anyone in the events industry, beginner or pro where entrepreneurs, event professionals, influences, and event industry leaders from the events community share their personal & professional experiences with her audience. 

Anca has worked in event productions for over twenty years and has extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of technical event productions, event planning, event design, and management and will walk you through the entire event planning and production process with the highest level of standards to design a perfect and seamless event. 

Anca‘s many years of working large scale events on the front lines as a certified event planner and technical event producer, with the added skills of being a professional FOH (front-of-house) sound engineer, lighting designer, and video director, have paved the way for planning and executing different types of events while wearing numerous hats over the years, from Sound Engineer, to Event Planner, Principal Event Producer, and Technical Director. While these days she mainly fills the Event Planner and Technical Producer roles, she still runs sound weekly for and fills in any tech roles needed during events. Her main focus in the last ten+ years has been on strategic event planning, event and account management, contract negotiations, budgets and ROI and emerging event technologies for fundraisers, live and online auctions, for-profit/non-profit events and corporate events, 1-2 day conferences and annual meetings, providing planning services and technical production support to clients, attendees, sponsors, vendors and team members to ensure a successful, seamless and memorable event experience.  

 She has earned the internationally recognized CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation by the Events Industry Council and takes her role seriously by constantly researching and implementing cutting-edge technology tools to benefit memorable event experiences while offering excellent customer service that enables long-lasting relationships.  

 She is an advocate for women in the technology world, which is being fueled by a deep conviction and passion that there’s a need for more women role models in the production event world. By personal example, Anca wants to encourage and empower women to believe in their unique selves, skills, talents, creativity, emotional intelligence, and sensibility that can provide an amazing contribution to the technology world! She is an eternal optimist and a strong believer in the goodness of people, as well as passionate about the outdoors, environmental sustainability, lover of all things alive and green (hence the company name: Tree-fan), community involvement, and development. 

 

 

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Nov 09, 2021
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Can you keep both in person, and online audiences engaged in a hybrid event? Anca Trifan will inspire you to create a memorable event that all your audiences will love.

(Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, November 8th)    

Nov 05, 2021
How to Develop Relationships with Automatic Response Technologies: Jeff Troyer
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90% of first-time donors never donate again. What makes the difference is connecting with people. Direct communication is the key to connection. Automatic Response Technologies is a tool to help you solve this problem. Your voice is the most powerful communication tool you own.

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:41} Introduction to Automatic Response Technologies. 

{01:27} What draws us to nonprofit work? 

{05:15} The three goals of Automatic Response Technologies.

{13:53} Finding inexpensive ways to connect with people.

{26:05} The importance of direct communication with people. 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

In 3-4 years, we've done almost 500 campaigns

Faith comes by hearing. 

If you're a fundraiser, you're usually thinking about the best way to engage constituents. 

The most powerful communication in the world is your voice. 

Connection is hard to understand, especially when we're in a text world. 

Upwards of 90% of first-time donors never do it again because they're never thanked. 

 

Resources: 

email: jtroyer@automaticresponse.com 

linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jefftroyer/ 

 

 Bio for Jeff Troyer

Jeff has been blessed to work for the same company for over 20 years. His role is to introduce and then help clients use Voice Broadcast to send nurturing and informational messages in their own voice (the most powerful communication tool they own) to all their customer’s, donor’s, or member's phones on a regular basis. 

 

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Nov 02, 2021
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90% of first-time donors never donate again. What makes the difference is connecting with people. Direct communication is the key to connection. Automatic Response Technologies is a tool to help you solve this problem. Your voice is the most powerful communication tool you own.   (Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, November 2nd    

Oct 29, 2021
How We Increased Our Budget: Richard Ayoub
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How do you shift when your nonprofit grows rapidly, and you need to increase your budget? The angel food project is an inspiring example of growing and increasing their budget to serve more people.

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:32} Introduction of Richard Ayoub

{01:45} How did Angel food project get set up?

{04:09} How your products help impact and increase the longevity of the people that you're serving.

{08:05} The impact on your local community. 

{10:09} Getting Partners in other areas that do these same things or plans for expansion to get into different markets to help new people with the same problems. 

{16:34} Story of Richard’s biggest success

{22:50} The need for volunteers and coordination.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

We went from a $3.8 million budget. This year we're presenting to our Board of Directors an $8.3 million budget.

We were founded in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis.

Eating the right ingredients is better than taking medicine.  

They're the hidden people of your community. They're the people who can't get out of their house, but I know you care about them. 

During COVID we went from serving 1500 people a day to 2300 people a day, so we're serving 800 more people than we did before.

We used to cook and prepare and deliver 650,000 meals. We just skyrocketed to a million in 2020 and that's why we have an 8.3-million-dollar budget. 

 

Resources: 

www.angelfood.org

Twitter @projangelfood

Instagram @projectangelfood rayoub@angelfood.org

 

 Bio: Richard Ayoub

Richard is an energic force who exemplifies what it is to lead with love. He joined Project Angel Food in May 2016 after serving as Interim Executive Director for six months.

He is the Past Chair of the California Food is Medicine Coalition (CalFIMC) and is on the Advisory Council of the Food Is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a national association of medically tailored food and nutrition service providers.

 During Richard’s tenure at Project Angel Food, he has more than doubled the amount of clients served from 1,050 to 2,300 a day! He is a 2021 Los Angeles Business Journal Award nominee for Non-profit Executive of the Year, a KNX Hero, and was awarded Executive of the Year by Los Angeles Blade Magazine. In 2018, he also received an LGBT Leadership Award by the Los Angeles City Council, was named a Stratiscope Impact Maker, received the 2018 Community Service Award by the Rotary Club and the Humanitarian of The Year Award at The Sue Wong Academy Gala. His leadership propelled Project Angel Food to be selected Non-profit of The Year by State Senator Ben Allen, the City of West Hollywood, and LA Blade readers in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

 With his guidance, commitment to excellence, and to our clients, Project Angel Food earned the highest rating on Charity Navigator- 4 Stars in 2020, and 2021. Richard was raised in El Paso, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is an Emmy-award-winning television and news producer, who has run newsrooms in Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Los Angeles, in addition to the syndicated magazine show Extra.

In July of 2020, he used those skills to executive produce Project Angel Food’s Lead with Love Telethon on KTLA 5. Richard is a hands-on leader who frequently delivers meals, sometimes on his own, and sometimes with elected like Congressman Adam Schiff, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and L.A. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell; or celebrities such as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert, or the Duke & Duchess of Sussex - Harry & Meghan. But Richard says that the real stars are Project Angel Food’s clients.

 

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Oct 26, 2021
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How do you shift when your nonprofit grows rapidly, and you need to increase your budget? The angel food project is an inspiring example of growing and increasing their budget to serve more people.

(Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, October 26th)   

Oct 22, 2021
5 Laws of Stratospheric Success: Bob Burg
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Do you know how to communicate their value and accelerate your referral business? Bob Burg shares five laws of stratospheric success. Your nonprofit can follow these laws to grow and find more success.  

 Conversation Highlights:  

{01:25} The Law of Value

{07:01} The Law of Compensation. 

{12:54} The Law of Inflow. 

{15:40} The Law of Interests. 

{23:57} The Law of Receptivity. 

 

 

Remarkable quotes:  

Find a way to give back to the thing that you think is most important. 

The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself. 

We talk about placing their interests first. 

People who take pride in being brutally honest are typically more interested in being brutal than they are in being honest. 

  Resources:  

interview@thegogiver.com 

https://thegogiver.com/tgg-ee-burg/ 

 

 Bio for Bob Burg 

For over 30 years Bob Burg has been successfully showing entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals how to communicate their value and accelerate their referral business. 

Although for years he was best known for his sales classic, Endless Referrals, it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann that has created a worldwide movement. 

While part of a four-book series, The Go-Giver itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of The Most Motivational Books Ever Written and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time. 

Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people one serve. 

He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida 

 

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Oct 19, 2021
Bob Burg: Preview
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Do you know how to communicate their value and accelerate your referral business? Bob Burg shares five laws of stratospheric success. Your non-profit can follow these laws to grow and find more success.

(Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, October 19th)   

Oct 15, 2021
The World of Private Foundations: Carl Dimailig
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The charitable arm of your for-profit business can easily participate in corporate social responsibility. Carl explains the world of private foundations and explains how you can use private foundations to raise corporate social responsibility.  

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:45} Background on Guardian Angel Advisors? 

{07:57} You can pass down assets for your family to manage

{11:00} You can set up a Family Foundation

{16:10} Non-articles of nonprofit incorporation, or a minority decision-maker. 

{21:15} Lists of foundations. 

{25:12} Why the government incentivized public service work. 

{29:37} The option to not get a degree.

{33:10} What is dynamic paying? 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

I started a business with student loans

Legally reduce your income tax when they do a charitable donation, also eliminate capital gains tax on investments. 

If the foundation is still around and carried on by your kids, you're still giving money every year to causes that your family cares about, and that would be like phase three.

I want to be a steward, so the next generation that's on this planet gets to enjoy museums' art. 

Let's say it makes 3 billion in profits. It can donate up to 30%. Get a charitable donation deduction, and then from there in their foundation they can start supporting causes and doing something called corporate social responsibility.

There are very few degrees that you will need actual schooling for. 

 Every year there's about $400 million in unused scholarships

 

Resources: 

www.instagram.com/angeladvisersig

www.twitter.com/angeladvisers

www.facebook.com/GuardianAngelAdvisers

www.linkedin.com/in/agentcarld

 

 

 Bio: Carl Dimailig

Carl Dimailig is a  Marine Corps Veteran, entrepreneur, retired chiropractor, and philanthropist who shares the world of private foundations as the charitable arm to your for-profit business, allowing you to easily participate in corporate social responsibility.

 

Guardian Angel Advisors

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs obtain the capital and credit they need to fuel their dreams.  Whether you are just starting your business or looking for millions in capital to expand, we have solutions that can help you fund your endeavors.

Our business credit solutions help you build credit for your business EIN that’s not linked to your personal social security number. This credit can be obtained quickly regardless of personal credit quality, collateral, or cash flow. And you can get approved with no personal guarantee.

We can also help you with all aspects of obtaining business loans, even when banks say “no”.  You can get approved and fund within 72 hours or less, and for low-rate, long-term loans, and credit lines.  You can access cash flow financing, asset-based financing, even unsecured financing you can secure even as a startup company.

Our expert business advising and finance team helps you through all aspects of obtaining corporate credit and acquiring business loans. Plus, you also have access to our cutting-edge finance suite technology to help expedite your results.

If you’re interested in obtaining capital for your company at the best terms, we have solutions for you. Contact us today for your no-cost business credit and loan consultation.

 

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Oct 12, 2021
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The charitable arm of your for-profit business can easily participate in corporate social responsibility. Carl explains the world of private foundations and explains how you can use private foundations to raise corporate social responsibility. 

 

(Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, October 11th)   

Oct 08, 2021
How to Wipeout Homelessness: Tamara Wright
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Is it possible to wipe out homelessness? Travis talks with Tamara Wright about the solutions to homelessness.  Tamara shares her provable ideas to solve the problem of homelessness in America and what Community Solutions is doing to make it happen.  

 

Conversation Highlights:  

{02:47} Introduction to “Community Solutions”.  

{03:41} Introduction to “Built for Zero”. 

{06:18} How do you start a conversation in the community?  

{09:38} How people connect with the organization.  

{13:27} What should be tracked?  

{19:55} How to explain the program to landlords. 

{22:01} The positive solution of guarantee rent.  

{24:56} The first step to getting happier, and healthier.  

{26:00} Firsthand experience stories.  

 

Remarkable quotes:  

 

You can hop in the river and pull someone out that's drowning, but if you go upstream and you can figure out why it is that they're falling in the river in the 1st place. 

Leave nobody behind and make sure that we have a racially equitable system in place. 

We're able to house more people than are entering the homelessness system. 

Have a childlike curiosity! 

Working together to make sure that people not only get housed but remain housed. 

The very basic bottom need is shelter 

Make sure that people are being taken care of and they're being handed off very warmly to the landlord. 

45 communities have achieved a measurable reduction in either chronic or veteran homelessness.  

 

Resources:  

https://www.facebook.com/cmtysolutions 

https://community.solutions/our-solutions/built-for-zero/ 

 

 

 Bio: Tamara Wright 

Systems Transformation Advisor 

As the Systems Transformation Advisor for Phoenix and Denver, Tamara focuses her energy on transformational change projects that will result in breakthrough reductions in Veteran homelessness in both Phoenix and Denver. Tamara has 13 years of experience working in the government sector both locally and federally, starting her career in Economic Vitality for the City of Scottsdale. in 2011, Tamara was accepted into the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship program when she began working as a Regional Coordinator for The Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veterans Families program. During her eight-year tenure at the VA, she helped pave the way for drastic reductions in Veteran homelessness in 13 communities in her region. Tamara currently serves as a board member for the Maricopa Association of Governments Continuum of Care, Chairs the Coordinated Entry Subcommittee, and participates in the Ending Veteran Homelessness workgroup in Phoenix, AZ. Tamara has a Bachelors's in Political Science, a Master’s in Public Administration, and a certificate in Counter-Terrorism from the Institute of Terrorism Research and Responses in Jerusalem, Israel. Tamara enjoys Broadway musicals, working out, and spending time with her adorable Siamese cat named Reznor. 

Community Solutions 

Our mission is to create a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable society where homelessness is never inevitable, inescapable, or a way of life. 

WHAT WE DO 

We don’t simply believe that all communities have the power to end homelessness — we work with the cities and counties making it a reality every day.  

Community Solutions is a nonprofit that leads Built for Zero, a movement of more than 80 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. A growing number of communities across the country are proving this is an achievable reality by reaching a milestone known as functional zero.  

In order to propel this movement to end homelessness up and over a tipping point, we are working with communities to solve the most persistent challenges that stand in the way. With rigor and data-driven solutions, we are working with communities to: prevent inflow into homelessness from happening in the first place; build and sustain homeless response systems that can continuously end, rather than manage, homelessness for populations across geography; and quickly deliver affordable housing that can close the housing gap. Together, we are proving that homelessness is solvable. 

 

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Oct 05, 2021
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 Is it possible to wipe out homelessness? Tamara shares her provable ideas to solve the problem of homelessness in America.  

Check out this preview for our episode coming out on Tuesday, October 5th  

Oct 01, 2021
Overcoming Stage Fright: Marti MacEwan
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How do you cure stage fright, pure fear of public speaking, performance, anxiety, and impostor syndrome? Marti MacEwan joins Travis today to share her method of overcoming stage fright.   

 Conversation Highlights:  

{01:05} Introduction of guest  

{05:21} The fear of doing anything for someone else’s consideration or enjoyment.  

{06:38} A slick method to aid you in your fear of public speaking.  

{10:51} Do you require yourself to have confidence in yourself.  

{12:10} Introduction of the elements of the stage fright cure.  

{18:35} Observe what conditions trigger this fear response in you individually and then arrange things.  

{25:45} Dismantle with some precise techniques  

 

 Remarkable quotes:  

A musician has confidence in the music they're presenting and all kinds of situations where you can. 

That's one of the ways you can create some safety for yourself. 

Even a lot of times, people have stage fright, and they think, oh, what's wrong with me? It isn't anything wrong with you; it's a triggered response that's happening in your system.  

Observe what conditions trigger this fear response in you individually and then arrange things. 

What you're doing is you're helping to reassure that part of your brain that all is well.  

More people say they have a fear of public speaking than they do of death. 

 

 

Resources:  

www.linktr.ee.com/Marti_MacEwan 

marti@stagefright.com 

stagefright.com 

 

 

 Bio: Marti MacEwan 

Marti MacEwan, long-time professional counselor, and coach is delighted to say: “I used to have stage fright, but I don’t anymore.”  

And she wants you to be able to say the same thing. 

Marti has helped hundreds in business, academics, the professions, and performing arts becomecomfortable with speaking, presenting, leadership, interviews, test-taking, auditions, performances, audio, video, writing, and more. 

She can help you, too. 

 

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Sep 28, 2021
Marti MacEwan: Preview
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How do you cure stage fright, pure fear of public speaking, performance, anxiety, and impostor syndrome? Marti MacEwan joins Travis today to share her method of overcoming stage fright.  

The full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 28th

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Sep 24, 2021
How to Multiply Yourself: Johnathan Kraus
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Do you wish you could multiply yourself? In today’s episode, Johnathan Kraus explains how to multiply yourself through delegation and leadership training. He will share the importance of investing in your team and creating confidence in them. How can you motivate your staff to take ownership and initiative?

 

Conversation Highlights: 

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

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

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

{04:46} The first hire  

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

{16:13} Creating a hostile work environment

{20:41} The playbook. 

{26:25} Taking ownership, showing initiative. 

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

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

{41:05} Why you should start small.

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

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

Delegation without accountability equals chaos.

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

The abundance mindset versus the scarcity mindset. 

You're instilling confidence in them. 

 

 

Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/kraus777

https://www.facebook.com/loveneverfailsindia

jkraus@loveneverfailsindia.com

 

 

 

 Bio: Johnathan Kraus

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

ANSWERING THE CALL TO INDIA

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

 

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Sep 21, 2021
Jonathan Kraus: Preview
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Do you wish you could multiply yourself? In Next week's episode, Jonathan Kraus will explain how to multiply yourself through delegation and leadership training. He will share the importance of investing in your team and creating confidence in them. How can you motivate your staff to take ownership and initiative?

The full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 21st 

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Sep 17, 2021
How to use Unused Hotel Rooms as Fundraisers with John Renken
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How can you give away products that are unused by other people and actually ask for a donation at the same time? Travis talks with John Renken, who discovered an adventure in the travel industry. Helping people travel, while raising money for charity. 

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

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:58} Introduction of Guest

{02:53} Having an invitation to act 

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

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

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

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

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

Sales isn't a dirty word. 

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

Resources: 

https://linktr.ee/TacticalTraveler 

www.johnrenken.com/hello 

https://www.facebook.com/JohnRenkenTacticalTraveler 

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

https://twitter.com/Tacticaltravler 

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

 Bio: John Renken

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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Sep 14, 2021
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How can you give away products that are unused by other people and actually ask for a donation at the same time? 

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

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

Full interview goes LIVE Tuesday, September 14th

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Sep 10, 2021
Steve Sims: How to put on a world class event
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Ever wanted to take a trip to see the Titanic resting on the seabed or have a private dinner at a museum in Florence with Andrea Bocelli serenading you? Steve Sims has created these world-class events, a SpeakEasy coaching experience, and more! Discover what Steve says are essential elements to any event, how to keep the crowds engaged, and how to deliver true impact during fundraising events. These tips will have people begging to come to your next event.

 

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

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:57} Introduction of guest

{06:46} The world of publishing. 

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

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

{25:11} Comparing Nonprofits with the Speakeasy. 

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

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

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

I just wanted to know what made successful people tick. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Resources: 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims

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

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

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

 Bio: Steve Sims

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

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

 

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Sep 07, 2021
Steve Sims: Preview
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Ever wanted to take a trip to see the Titanic resting on the seabed or have a private dinner at a museum in Florence with Andrea Bocelli serenading you? Steve Sims has created these world-class events, a SpeakEasy coaching experience, and more! Discover what Steve says are essential elements to any event, how to keep the crowds engaged, and how to deliver true impact during fundraising events. These tips will have people begging to come to your next event.

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

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

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Sep 03, 2021
Juri Love: How to Close Your Nonprofit
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Juri Love, author, actor, motivational speaker, and single mother of two. Juri talks about what no nonprofit wants to talk about. Closing a nonprofit. When is it time to close the nonprofit? What is the process like? How do you move on after closing the nonprofit? I hope you enjoy this conversation with Juri Love.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:30} Introduction of Juni Love

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

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

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

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

{25:40} Finding your priorities as a mom  

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

 

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

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

It's important to set boundaries.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Resources: 

IG @juripanda

Facebook.com/juripanda

jurilove.com

 

 

 Bio: Juri Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 31, 2021
Juri Love: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Juri Love, author, actor, motivational speaker, and single mother of two. Juri talks about what no nonprofit wants to talk about. Closing a nonprofit. When is it time to close the nonprofit? What is the process like? How do you move on after closing the nonprofit? I hope you enjoy this conversation with Juri Love.

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

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

Aug 27, 2021
Ryan Matthews: What can non-profits learn from a world-class dog trainer?
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with K-9 Mentalist, Ryan Matthews.

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

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:22} Introduction of Ryan Matthews

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

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

{12:27} Retention with our volunteers

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

{19:27} Expanding your network

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

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

{37:41} Healthy boundaries, in leadership.

{41:10} How to delegate.

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Resources: 

https://www.facebook.com/IamRyanMatthews

https://www.instagram.com/worldofdogtraining

https://www.worldofdogtraining.com/

 

 

 

 Bio: Ryan Matthews

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

We make GOOD dogs, GREAT!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 24, 2021
Ryan Matthews: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Ryan Matthews.

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

You will enjoy this conversation with Ryan Matthews. 

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

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

Aug 20, 2021
Dee Dee Kiesow: Six-Figure fundraising framework.
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Dee Dee Kiesow.  Dee Dee is an internationally recognized, award-winning fundraising strategist, trainer, mentor. Travis and Dee Dee talk about finding the perfect donor and helping that donor feel like part of the team.  Dee Dee has been successful at finding great donors and raising money. You will enjoy our conversation with Dee Dee.

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:01} introduction of guest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

{42:20} The importance of gratitude.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

The six Figure fundraising formula… it's magic. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Resources: 

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

www.sixfigurefundraising.com

 

 Bio: Dee Dee Kiesow

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

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

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

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

 

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Aug 17, 2021
Dee Dee Kiesow: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Dee Dee Kiesow.

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

You will enjoy this conversation with Dee Dee Kiesow. 

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

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

Aug 13, 2021
Mark Bowers: How to know if You’re making an Impact
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Mark Bowers.  Mark has run a consulting business called Lighthouse One.  Mark and Travis talk about the importance of mission statements, identifying people to partner with, and knowing if you are making a difference.

 

Conversation Highlights: 

 

{01:20} Introduction of guest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Resources: 

 

mark.bowers@lighthouse-one.com.

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

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

https://twitter.com/markdbowers

https://lighthouse-one.com/

 

 

 Bio: Matt Browers

 

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

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

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

 

 

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Aug 10, 2021
Mark Bowers: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Mark Bowers.

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

You will enjoy this conversation with Mark Bowers. 

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

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

 

Aug 06, 2021
Matt Scherer: Three Simple Things to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pop
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Matt Scherer.  LinkedIn is an important tool that can help us grow our connection database.  There are very specific things you can do today to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. 

 

Conversation Highlights:  

{00:50} Introduction of Guest 

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

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

{16:43} Designing your profile   

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

{22:10} Responding to Birthdays Matter!  

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

 

Remarkable quotes:  

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

What is your purpose for being on LinkedIn 

Number one, Have a great profile picture 

The banner behind that profile photo is like a billboard. 

Use something creative.  

Tell your story  

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

 

 

Resources:  

 www.linkedin.com/in/mattscherer 

 

 

 Bio: Matt Scherer 

 

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

   

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

 

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Aug 03, 2021
Matt Scherer: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Matt Scherer. LinkedIn is an important tool that can help us grow our connection database.  There are very specific things you can do today to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.

You will enjoy this conversation with Matt Scherer. 

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

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Jul 30, 2021
Catherine Ashton: Three Pillars for Growing your Grant Program
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Catherine Ashton.  Catherine tells us the three pillars to grow your grant program. She explains the importance of language choices, getting organized, and where to find the money. Catherine is passionate about helping nonprofits raise money. You will enjoy these conversations with Catherine. 

Conversation Highlights: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources: 

catherine@giantsquidgroup.com 

giantsquidgroup.com 

facebook.com/giantsquidgroup 

twitter.com/giantsquidgroup 

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

 Bio: Catherine Ashton

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Jul 27, 2021
Catherine Ashton: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Catherine Ashton.  Catherine tells us the three pillars to grow your grant program. She explains the importance of language choices, getting organized, and where to find the money. Catherine is passionate about helping nonprofits raise money. You will enjoy these conversations with Catherine. 

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

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

Jul 23, 2021
Sarah Olivieri: The Impact Method
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Sarah Olivieri.  Sarah Created the Impact Method, a framework that helps non-profits simplify their operations. Sarah and Travis talk about the process of improvement, the need to hear from the people on the ground, and why It is O.K. to pay your staff. 

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:35} Introduction of our guest

{02:39} Explanation of the Impact Method

{05:03} The Process of Improvement

{09:54} The analogy of a sailboat racer 

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

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

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

{28:12} How to be sustainable 

{30:47} There are no unsolvable problems

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We have a structured process of how to set goals.

Resources: 

sarah@pivotground.com

www.pivotground.com

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

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

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

 Bio: Sarah Olivieri

 

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

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

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

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

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Jul 20, 2021
Sarah Olivieri: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Sarah Olivieri.  Sarah Created the Impact Method, a framework that helps non-profits simplify their operations. Sarah and Travis talk about the process of improvement, the need to hear from the people on the ground, and why It is O.K. to pay your staff. 

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

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

Jul 16, 2021
Mark Pfister: How to Build your Board
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Mark Pfister.  His popular book, 'Across The Board: The Modern Architecture Behind an Effective Board of Directors,’ an Amazon best-seller with circulation in over 70 countries, has influenced a whole new generation of Board Directors.

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

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:48} About Mark Pfister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Resources: 

Mark@PfisterStrategy.com

 

 

 Bio: Mark A. Pfister

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Jul 13, 2021
Mark Pfister: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Mark Pfister.  His popular book, 'Across The Board: The Modern Architecture Behind an Effective Board of Directors,’ an Amazon best-seller with circulation in over 70 countries, has influenced a whole new generation of Board Directors.

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

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

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

Jul 09, 2021
Asha Curran GivingTuesday: What Good Can I Do Today?
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Asha Curran the CEO of GivingTuesday, and co-founder of the global generosity movement. Asha tells the story of how she started Giving Tuesday, and how it has become an international movement. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the organizations, and tips to make your GivingTuesday a success. 

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} How giving Tuesday started. 

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

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

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

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

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

{29:10} The pay it forward model.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

It is not a movement until it moves without you.

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

Resources: 

madelaine@givingtuesday.org 

@givingtuesday on IG, FB and Twitter 

@RadioFreeAsha on Twitter 

 

 Bio: Asha Curran

 

GivingTuesday reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity. 

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

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

 

 

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

 

  

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Jul 06, 2021
Asha Curran: Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Asha Curran from GivingTuesday

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

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

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

Jul 02, 2021
Wes and Debora Jones: Podcasting for Your Cause
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Wes and Debora from The Multipurpose Room Podcast about using podcasting to promote your non-profit. Podcasting is the best way to get your message heard by today’s audience.  Wes and Debora talk about finding topics that matter to your audience, using social media, the length of your podcast and so much more.

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

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

{35:32} The pre-call is essential. 

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

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

{52:26} The importance of staying committed.

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Resources: 

djones@k12clothing.com

www.k12clothing.com

www.facebook.com/k12clothing

www.instagram.com/k12clothing

podcast: themultipurposeroom.school

 

 Bio: Wes and Debora

 

Wes

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

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

Debora

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

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

 

  

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

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

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

Jun 25, 2021
Courtney DeRonde: What are the 5 Blind Spots Encountered when Trying to Grow your Organization?
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Courtney DeRonde, a CPA and Co-Managing Partner of TDT CPAs and Advisors, a boutique advisory and accounting firm for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. They help overwhelmed, successful leaders, understand and maximize financial information so they can achieve better results and move their organization to the next level. 

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:51} Courtney explains her role

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

most people just match someone up with the next person available

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

 Nonprofit is a tax status, not a business plan. 

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

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

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

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

 

Resources: 

Courtney DeRonde 

courtneydr@tdtpc.com 

tdtpc.com 

515-657-5814 

in/courtney-de-ronde-10381180 

 

 Bio: Courtney DeRonde

 

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

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

 

  Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

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

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

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

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

Jun 18, 2021
Katie Blomquist: Going Places
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Katie Blomquist, a  Speaker, coach, and nonprofit strategist. Katie uses her own success story as the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Going Places to teach others the how-to, to create impactful messaging, and navigate the media for maximum fundraising results while creating their own successful nonprofit.

 Conversation Highlights:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

Remarkable quotes:  

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

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

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

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

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

  

Resources:  

Katie Blomquist 

katie@goingplacesnonprofit.org 

www.facebook.com/KatieBlomquistLLC 

www.facebook.com/GoingPlacesNonprofit/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitGroup101/ 

~GP insta: @going_places_nonprofit 

~Personal insta: @KatieBlomquist 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katieblomquist1/ 

www.GoingPlacesNonprofit.org 

 

  

Bio: Katie Blomquist 

  

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

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

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

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

 

  

  

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org   

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

 

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

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

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

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

Jun 11, 2021
Nick Valentine Nonprofit Funding and DOD Skillbridge
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with John “Nick” Valentine, the CEO and Founder of Operational Phantom Support. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, grew up as a Navy Brat. At age 19, John joined the US Army.

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

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

 

 

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:27}  What is Operation Phantom?

{04:59} Stories from the food pantry support

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

 

Resources: 

https://www.phantomsupport.org/

 

 

Bio: 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

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

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

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

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

Jun 04, 2021
Toni Panea, around the world with Crmble
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Toni Panea, the founder and CEO of Crmble. Crmble turns a Trello board into a powerful sales CRM… for free. Crmble has achieved 35,000 downloads in only 6 months. They are a perfect solution for freelancers, small to medium business owners, and nonprofits. Nonprofits get Crmble free for life.  

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

Conversation Highlights: 

{00:44} Tony explains how crmble started 

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

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

{11:17} Life in the Middle East 

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

Humor… is everywhere the same.  

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

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

Decide to do it and then move forward with your life  

 

Resources: 

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

https://twitter.com/_crmble  

https://www.facebook.com/crmble  

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

https://www.bluesphinxconsulting.com/ 

 

Bio: 

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

  

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

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

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

 

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

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

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

May 29, 2021
Alan Stein Jr: How to Raise your Leadership Game
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Alan Stein, Jr. who teaches a proven strategy to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Conversation Highlights: 

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

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

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

{14:06} The importance of caring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

A leader is a leader is a leader.

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

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

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

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

 

 

Resources: 

https://alansteinjr.com/ 

https://twitter.com/AlanSteinJr 

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

https://www.instagram.com/alansteinjr 

https://www.facebook.com/AlanSteinJr 

 

Bio: 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

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

 

May 25, 2021
Alan Stein Jr. Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews

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

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

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

May 21, 2021
Jaime Weinfeld; How to Create World- Class Events
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Jaime Weinfeld, who founded JW Designs with the belief that all people should have access to the expert event, design, and photography services for all of life's special moments. Growing up in the special event industry, Jamie had the pleasure of viewing the good and bad in all aspects of these special moments. 

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

Conversation Highlights: 

{01:07} What is JW Designs  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

{35:25} Social Media tools for making graphics 

 

Remarkable quotes: 

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

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

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

Zoom fatigue is a thing.  

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

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

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

 

Resources: 

facebook.com/jaime.weinfeld  

www.linkedin.com/in/jaime-weinfeld/  

Jaimewdesigns.com  

jaimeweinfeld@gmail.com   

 

Bio: 

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

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

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

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  

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

May 18, 2021
Jaime Weinfeld Preview
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Jaime Weinfeld.

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

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

May 14, 2021
Roman Roberts; Communication in a changing world
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Roman Roberts, a former foster Child and Army interrogator who deployed multiple times and supported various special operations teams.

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

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

realtalkwithroman@gmail.com

 

Remarkable quotes:

Is your verbal message matching what you are actually doing?

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

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

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

 Safety does not always mean comfortable. 

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

 

Resources:

realtalkwithroman@gmail.com

@realtalkwithroman on Facebook/IG/Parler

@realtalkwithrom on Twitter

https://realtalkwithroman.buzzsprout.com/

https://www.bluesphinxconsulting.com/

 

Bio:

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

 

 

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

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

 

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

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

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

May 07, 2021
Eddie Brown; How to create a network with a REAL impact
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Eddie Brown. Saving families one Car at a time.

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

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

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

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

{11:58} How to use “giving Tuesday”.

{14:21} Non-Profit at Christmas.

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

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

{27:14} Getting participants involved with #momstorymonday

eddieb@givingwordsva.org

www.givingwordsva.org

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Resources:

Eddie Brown

eddieb@givingwordsva.org

www.givingwordsva.org

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

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

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

 

 

Bio:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

May 04, 2021
Eddie Brown Preview
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Check out this video preview of the Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Eddie Brown the founder of Giving Words.

You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, May 4th

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

 

Apr 30, 2021
Jeremy Harrell: Why it is important to partner with other organizations
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NPA 81 Jeremy Harrell Veterans Club The importance of partnership  

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

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

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

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

 

 Conversation Highlights: 

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

{6:31} Jeremy explains how Equine therapy works 

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

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

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

{18:33} How to get the family involved 

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

{29:54} The importance of youth council 

{34:56} A success story from Veterans Club 

{38:11} Contact Jeremy 

jharrell@veteransclubinc.org  

 

Remarkable quotes: 

“You cannot hide your feelings from horses” 

“When an opportunity presents itself, I hop on it” 

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

“Money is secondary I want vets to leave feeling like family” 

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

“Refuse to lose” 

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

 

Resources: 

Jeremy Harrell  

jharrell@veteransclubinc.org  

Facebook.com/jeremy.wayne.harrell  

Instagram: jeremy_w_harrell_official  

linkedin: Jeremy Harrell  

veteransclubinc.org  

 

 

Bio: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr 27, 2021
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Jeremy Harrell from Veteran’s Club Inc in Kentucky. The importance of partnership

 

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

 

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Apr 23, 2021
Spencer Brooks; Using your website to empower your non-profit
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Spencer Brooks, the Founder & Principal of Brooks Digital, an expert digital firm that empowers health non-profits to improve the lives of patients. He’s helped organizations such as The Diatribe Foundation scale their digital presence from a few thousand annual visitors and subscribers to over 2.5 million visitors and 200,000 subscribers.

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

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

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

{27:19} How to evaluate your website.

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

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

 

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

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

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

Special Reminder:

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

Resources:

 spencer@brooks.digital

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

Twitter: @spencerbrooks / @Brooks_Digital

Website: https://brooks.digital

 

Bio:

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

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

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

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

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Apr 16, 2021
Living Abundantly, Leveraging positivity and Networking: Wally Carmichael
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Wally Carmichael, the host of Men of Abundance Podcast. Wally is a retired Army Medic, Founder and Host of the Men of Abundance Podcast, Business Owner Growth Podcast and Founder of Abundance & Prosperity Business Mastery LLC. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Wally joined the Army to get an education that college could not provide, travel the World and to escape what was clearly a destructive lifestyle. Wally is grateful to have traveled to 23 countries on five continents. He and his family have lived in Panama, Germany, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii and currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

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

 

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

[13:33] something brand new

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

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

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

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

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

wally@menofabundance.com

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Special Reminder:

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

 

Resources:

wally@menofabundance.com

www.menofabundance.com

 

Bio:

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

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

 

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Apr 13, 2021
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Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Wally Carmichael of Men of Abundance.

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Apr 09, 2021
Chris Suchanek; How to Plan and Execute A Holiday-Based Event
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Chris Suchánek, the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. Christopher leads Firm Media's client relationships and develops new business opportunities. As an experienced brand promoter, he has created some of the web's most prominent sites in the legal, medical, and dental industries.

 

Conversation Highlights:

[00:42] Going from Good to Great….

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

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

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

[16:24] Are you a COVID Hero?

  • What you need to organize a smooth event?

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

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

[31:13] What actually is Failure?

  • If you don't Quit, you Win!

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

Special Reminder:

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

 

Resources:

Bio:

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

 

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Apr 06, 2021
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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!

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Apr 02, 2021
Greg Brooks Virtual Staffing: Leveraging the Best Talent All Over the World
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Greg Brooks, Rocket Station’s Director of Business Development.  Greg joins the Rocket Station team with an immense background in sales, both in the public and private sectors. He has led teams in many industries including sponsorship, fundraising, consumer packaged goods, military resale, and hospitality. His “People First” sales framework has allowed him to cultivate highly successful sales teams at each of his stops. This approach aligns perfectly with the core value at Rocket Station: Enhancing lives through better business.

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

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

[15:50] Free giveaway…Most beautiful beaches

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

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

[22:32] Dedicated Virtual Staffing

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

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

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

[32:15] Make your “Oh Shoot” list

[38:04] Contact Greg

  • Brooks@Rocketstation.com

 Remarkable quotes:

“Don’t burn out your great people.”

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

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

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

 Special Reminder:

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

Resources:

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

https://rocketstation.com/

Bio:

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

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

Greg Brooks

Rocket Station's Director of Business Development

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Mar 30, 2021
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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!

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Mar 26, 2021
Cynthia Gregory; How to Know If You Are Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Cynthia Gregory, as a nonprofit leader with more than two decades in the field and as a certified Co-Active Coach, Cynthia Gregory knows that no one works harder or deserves more validation than nonprofit fundraisers, executives, and cultural change-makers. Cynthia works with nonprofit leaders to develop smart strategic plans, steward their staff to achieve top performance, and make more powerful decisions.

Conversation Highlights:

[01:57] Who is Cynthia Gregory?

[03:13] What is Leadership Wellness?

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

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

[09:56] How to rejuvenate yourself?

  • Chronic stress is not our friend.

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

  • Should Nonprofits write a book?

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

“You are worth taken care of!”

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

 

Special Reminder:

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

 

Resources:

 

Bio:

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

 

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Mar 23, 2021
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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!

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Mar 19, 2021
Major Ed Pulido; Why start your own Foundation
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity that provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical, and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom, and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story.

Conversation Highlights:

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

[04:32] How to Build Relationships with people

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

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

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

[25:33] The map to success!

[28:21] Exploring the unfavorable side.

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

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

“We are stronger together!”

 

Special Reminder:

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

 

Resources:

Bio:

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

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

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

Major Ed Pulido; Army (retired)

 

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

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

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Mar 12, 2021
Judy Skilling: Are You Sabotaging Your Success?
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Judy Skilling, a mother, an emergency room nurse, a High-Performance Coach, and a U.S Navy veteran. She served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years as a Hospital Corpsman. She helps military and veteran entrepreneurs maximize productivity by minimizing distractions, enhance wellness to increase day-to-day energy, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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

Listen in now and be informed.

 

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

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

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

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

[32:26] Establishing the boundaries….

  • Learn to say NO!

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

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

“If you win, I win!”

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

“Ideas mean nothing without action!”

 

Special Reminder:

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

 

Resources:

Bio:

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

 

Judy Skilling

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Mar 09, 2021
Judy Skilling Preview
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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!

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Mar 05, 2021
Kalley Dunn: Fundraising Insights from the pros at AmFund
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Kalley Dunn, the Senior Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives at AmFunds. Goal-oriented, mission-focused Director of Development and Strategy who thrives on helping others help themselves. With over nine years of professional client-focused management experience, she profoundly values positive relationships and partnerships. Does your non-profit organization have a shortage of funding? If so, be proactive and connect with her today!

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

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

[20:12] Invite yourself to the Party!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

“You just need to start with your research.”

“There is no rest in Fundraising.”

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

 

Special Reminder:

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

Resources:

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

 

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Bio:

Kalley Dunn, Senior Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives

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

Contact Kalley Dunn:

Mar 02, 2021
Kalley Dunn Preview
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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
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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
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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
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In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Sarah Jean Knox, a fundraising, benefit, and charity auctioneer who raises revenue for organizations and nonprofits around the nation.

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

Listen in now and be informed.

Reminder

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

Conversation Highlights:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Have you asked your network to share this post?

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

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

 

Remarkable quotes:

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

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

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

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

 

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

Resources:

 

Bio:

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

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

 

Sarah Jean Knox

Email her at sarahjeanknox@gmail.com

Follow on Twitter @sarahjeanknox

 

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Feb 16, 2021
Sara LeCarno; Shifting Perspectives From A First Responder
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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
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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!
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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 Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect
Jan 26, 2021
Lane Belone; Unleash your Humble Alpha
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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
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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
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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

Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links

Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org

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

Jan 05, 2021
Kurian Tharakan: The Seven Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell
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You can move people with the power of a story. Your brand will be created and clarified in storytelling. You must learn to tell stories to be successful. Kurian shares the seven essential stories charismatic leaders tell.

Conversation Highlights

{00:37} Introduction of Kurian Tharakan

{02:51} One story Kurian tells

{08:59} Your brand revolves around meaning embedded in storytelling

{11:34} Building off a story and painting a picture of a person

{13:29} A customer is the same thing as a donor

{17:53} How to make sure you are not wasting advertising money

{17:59} Being specific on your channels

{21:27} The key elements of an origin story

{26:36} Getting the headlines

{29:51} You need to spend some money to reach the people you want to reach

{31:20} Kurian tells the story of the mighty winds

{31:23} What is a story about

{37:10} You must be professional

{38:57} Roadblocks you need to avoid

Remarkable Quotes

Kurian: “There're obstacles in the way of obstacles”

Travis: “You can draw the potential donor into the story to understand there's a problem.” 

Kurian: “We are storytellers. We need to master storytelling to master communication.” 

Kurian: “The whole purpose of communication is response.”

Kurian: “Youth Emergency Shelter. Such a clear brand. Such a clear purpose.”

Kurian: “You can't market to a 25-year-old donor the same way you can market to a 45-year-old.”

Resources

Book: The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell

https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Stories-Charismatic-Leaders-Tell-ebook/dp/B083JL4D44

 

Infographic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uavv5hi1u8izn1d/The%207%20Essential_Stories%20Infographic.pdf?dl=0

 

Website: https://strategypeak.com/

 

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

 

Twitter: @KurianTharakan

 

Email: kurian@strategypeak.com

 

PodMatch Profile: https://podmatch.com/guestdetailpreview/1615425122673x429504082216496200

Bio for Kurian Tharakan 

Kurian Mathew Tharakan is the founder of the sales and marketing strategy firm, Strategy Peak Sales & Marketing Advisors, and a 27-year veteran of the sales and marketing industry. He has consulted for companies in numerous sectors. Mr. Tharakan is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders Tell,” which details how anyone can move people and mountains with the power of story.

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Jan 05, 2021
Eric Johnson; What are the 5 Capitals?
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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.cchttps://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivingleadershipgroup/ https://www.facebook.com/ejthrive/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejthrive/

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Dec 29, 2020
Debbie Korge; Do you Need A Policy For Everything?
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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.comhttps://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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
How to Improve Leadership Performance: Cory Myres
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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

Businesshttps://www.facebook.com/LubbockConsulting

Podcast (About Business)https://www.facebook.com/InspireThriveLead/

Lubbock Consultinghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuFYAfvJYv44f2i_cyZDMw

Inspire Thrive Lead Podcasthttps://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
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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
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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.orgWebsite: http://www.trenacerichardson.com

 

Aug 25, 2020
What is your signature program; An Interview with Jaemellah Kemp
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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”.

BioJaemellah 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
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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. MurrayHead of School, Episcopal Day School, Augusta, GAFounding President and Senior Consultant NRM ConsultingWith 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 MurrayTwitter: @nedrmurrayLinkedIn: Ned Murray

 

Aug 11, 2020
How to be a Master Delegator; An interview with Rick Carlson
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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
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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.agencyjustin@knucklehead.agencyhttps://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
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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 314.399.6944www.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
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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/oneninedesignwvLinkedIn: 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
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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
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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.

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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
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IntroIn 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.solutionswww.etavelesolutions.com

 

 

 

 

Jun 23, 2020
How Do I Contact Celebrities; An interview with Vincent James
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In this episode of The Nonprofit Architect, Travis features Vincent James, the founder of “Keep Music Alive”, a nonprofit organization that focuses on musical education and support of kids with an interest in music. He shares his experience as a startup and gives a breakdown of the journey so far.

Conversation Highlights

[01:40] Vincent shares some of his background with music and the startup if his nonprofit organization.

[07:30] NPOs can insert their cause into a particular date or week dedicated to it yearly and benefit from the awareness and support it generates.

 [09:56] Take away #1: E-mails get a better response when they are personalized rather than spammed.

[12:56] What to do when there is no reply to your emails.

[16:37] Take away #2: "Polite persistence, keep asking".

[19:23] Vincent gives a few tips on how to locate contacts of celebrities

[25:15] Take away #3: Be an "Ask-aholic".

[26:03] Raising funds for "Keep Music Alive".

[28:38] Focusing on the reason for starting your nonprofit organization, makes it easier to ask for help.

Remarkable Quotes

[18:24] "Silence never means no".

[19:19] "Don't write people off just because they said No the first time".

[21:11] "If you don't ask, it's a guaranteed No"

[36:22] "A rising tide lifts all boats".

Who is Vincent James?

Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico are the founders of the national non-profit Keep Music Alive and two international music holidays: Teach Music Week (March) and Kids Music Day (October). Each year, they partner with 750+ music schools and stores in over a dozen countries to offer free lessons to new students and to hold special events that benefit and celebrate kids playing music. These events range from student performances, instrument petting zoos, drum & ukulele circles, instrument donation drives and more. Over a dozen celebrities have signed on as Kids Music Day Ambassadors lending their name and image for the cause including Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Sarah McLachlan, Kenny Loggins, Michael Feinstein, Vanessa Williams, Pat Benatar and more.

When not rallying around Teach Music Week and Kids Music Day, they can also be found putting on Musical Instrument Petting Zoo events throughout the Philadelphia region. Over a dozen instrument petting zoo events were held in 2019 at schools, libraries, and other public spaces with keyboards, guitars, ukuleles, and dozens of different percussion instruments.

Vincent & Joann are also authors of the “88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life” book series with each edition featuring over 100 inspirational music stories from around the world. 80% of the proceeds from the book series are donated to several music education and service non-profits.

Resources

How to Contact Celebrities PDF

Contact Info:

vincent@keepmusicalive.org

http://www.Facebook.com/KeepMusicAliveMission https://www.instagram.com/keepmusicaliveorg/ https://twitter.com/4keepmusicalive

Jun 16, 2020
Fundraising in your community as a nonprofit; An Interview with Angi Francesco
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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: Alesha Mathis
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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.comhttps://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
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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. 0Fax: (844) 400-7284

www.savivets.org

 

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

Websitewww.PaulVibes.com

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/paulvibestalks/

FaceBookhttps://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
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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
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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
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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
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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 - chaoticspyderWS - chaoticspyder.orgTwitter – PTSDspyderkids

 

Apr 14, 2020
Interview with Becky Caldwell; What is Strategic Planning and why is it important?
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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_execIG: @beckybrettcaldwellWeb: https://virtualexecutivedirector.com/

beckybrettcaldwell@gmail.com

 

 

 

Apr 07, 2020
Interview with Preston Cone; Facebook Ads, email copy and secrets behind the Google Ad Grant.
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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 ConeCEO Cone Creatives / Donor CurveDigital 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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.comwww.facebook.com/trucepodcastwww.twitter.com/trucepodcast

 

Feb 05, 2020
Interview with James Snow; Legacy, Volunteering and Business Plans
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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.

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