Denise Fernandes On Removing Silos for A More Collaborative Team

      Nonprofit silos are the enemy of productivity and collaboration. There is nothing that hinders success more than hiding information and leaving staff members in the dark. Now more than ever, organizations need to think of new and innovative ways of collaborating for a better future. One that is more inclusive and encouraging of new ideas.  Denise Fernandes is the current Executive Director of Planned Giving and...
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Gillian Smith Demystifies the Wonderful World of Fundraising

      Fundraising is a hard job. It takes more than skill and knowledge. You have to be a special type of person to succeed in the fundraising space.  Fundraisers are motivating, determined and charismatic to invite people to become supporters, and, in my opinion, that takes a lot of work. Whether you’re a volunteer or an employee, the best way to learn is from experience, and that is precisely what today’s guest Gillian Smith...
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Andre Vashist Explains How To Check Bias and Build Inclusivity in the Nonprofit Sector

  //   2020 didn’t just mark the start of a new year, but a new decade. Even though the last few months have been more than challenging, it is time to move forward and look beyond COVID. How will we pave the way for new communities to thrive, and how can we get new generations of donors and philanthropists involved within the sector?  Andre Vashist is a Network Developer & Co-Creator of Verge Capital. He is committed to...
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Karen Link on Building Resiliency While Coping with the “New Normal”

  //   How have your daily operations changed since March? Whether it’s you had to adapt to working from home, taking extra precautions or trying new ideas we all had to be resilient in some capacity over the last few months. Facing new challenges means finding ways to work through them and bounce back, but what does that mean when we’re defining a new normal? Karen Link is the Executive Director of Volunteer Alberta and has been...
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City Kidz Founder Todd Bender on Finding Success and Growing Across Canada

    //   Todd Bender didn’t always run a nonprofit. In fact, although he originally went to bible school in the hopes of becoming a minister, now he runs City Kidz , an organization helping children in poverty by showing them they aren’t alone.  After meeting a young boy named Shawn, Todd knew this was his calling and devoted his life to growing his organization. He has learned some incredible lessons along the way,...
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Take the Major Gifts Challenge with Special Guest Amy Einstein

    //   How much time are you dedicating to major gifts a week? Well, fundraising consultant and industry legend Amy Eisenstein suggests  that committing 5 hours each week to your major gift strategy can make a huge difference.  Working in the industry for over 20 years, Amy has helped nonprofits raise millions by simplifying the development process.  Today she joins us on the show to share how you can...
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Dot Org Solution’s Sara Lundenberger Gives Her Advice on Board Communications

//   Have you ever disagreed with a board member? Or had a board leader who didn’t quite understand how your nonprofit works? Depending on your board’s beliefs, backgrounds and professional experiences, they may not see eye to eye with everything you do in your organization. When that happens, you need to communicate effectively to see it through.  Sara Lundenberger is Director of Nonprofit Consultant at Dot Org Solutions in...
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Sabine Soumare From Ryerson’s Diversity Institute On Becoming Better Allies In the Nonprofit Industry

  //   How can we do better? The Black Live Matter movement has made the world aware of the injustices affecting the black community. It’s time for change.  Ryerson University recently released their Diversity Leaders Report from the Diversity Institute and found that although there are more female leaders on boards there is still a long way to go for black and marginalized communities. With over one fifth of...
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Julia Campbell Founder of J Campbell Social Marketing On Social Media Strategy

      Your social media shouldn’t be stressful. As a key part of your digital strategy , your social channels are a great place to tell your story, connect with your audience and have fun! Julia Campbell has been helping nonprofit organizations for years, fine-tuning and teaching ways to simplify their social media strategy.  Julia Campbell is a consultant and author who specializes in online fundraising and communications. Her book...
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