Ready To Board, with David Paule

Mickey talks with David Paule about Ready to Board, a program of Our Fundraising Search, recruiting and qualifying board members for nonprofits. David says: “In healthy, functioning nonprofits, the board of directors is the CEO’s most valuable tool. Unfortunately, most boards do not understand the value of a board seat, and do not recruit board… Continue reading Ready To Board, with David Paule

Preparing For 2021, with Cindi Phallen

Visiting with Cindi Phallen, President of Create Possibility, to talk about Scenario Planning as an essential exercise in identifying the internal and external factors which may impact business and service delivery for nonprofits. We cover: How to conduct Scenario Planning. Identify the drivers that might be at risk, and determine what your trigger points may… Continue reading Preparing For 2021, with Cindi Phallen

Architects Are Community Problem Solvers, with Marci Reed

Mickey speaks with Marci Reed, Executive Director, Architects Foundation at The American Institute of Architects about the organization’s focus on empowering a diverse, next-generation of architects. Among the topics we cover: Architecture is a profession held in high regard, although it’s mysterious to people who aren’t exposed to it either as a possible career, or… Continue reading Architects Are Community Problem Solvers, with Marci Reed

Moving Up in Your Fundraising Career, with Robin Cabral

Talking with Robin Cabral on the topic of Fundraising Career Advancement: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career By Building Your Personal Brand. Among the topics we cover: Leveraging social media to advance in your fundraising career. How does your fundraising resume fits into today’s digital world? Creating a digital fundraising persona that stands… Continue reading Moving Up in Your Fundraising Career, with Robin Cabral

Circuit Riding with Che Casul

The Center for Social and Environmental Stewardship is an organization founded under the name Circuit Rider in 1976. Returning to its original name, Circuit Rider has a long and storied history in Sonoma county of being an incubator for young leaders. Many people in positions of power in the community started their career with Circuit… Continue reading Circuit Riding with Che Casul

Voter Engagement in Nonprofits, with Katharine Hill and Tanya Rhodes Smith

Mickey talks with Katharine Hill and Tanya Rhodes Smith about Political Social Work, and the role all nonprofits should play in encouraging their stakeholders to vote. Our conversation covers: Nonpartisan voter engagement is legal, ethical and professional and central to building power in the communities that nonprofits work within. Communities with high voter turnout report… Continue reading Voter Engagement in Nonprofits, with Katharine Hill and Tanya Rhodes Smith

Untapped Volunteer Potential Among Teens, with Alejandro Morles

Our guest is Alejandro Morles, Founder and President of the Warm Ears, Warm Hearts Foundation. We talk about his journey starting a nonprofit at the age of fifteen, and the importance of reaching out to young volunteers as ambassadors of the organization. We cover the following topics: Teens are not inexperienced and are quite willing… Continue reading Untapped Volunteer Potential Among Teens, with Alejandro Morles

Seeking guests

Nonprofit SnapCast seeks guests.

The Nonprofit SnapCast seeks guests. We’re always looking for philanthropic and nonprofit professionals to share their wisdom. This time, we’re keenly looking for people (maybe HR pros?) who can talk with me about: Nonprofit organizational culture. How funding pressure shapes competition within the organization. Listening & Transparency among nonprofit staff. How to keep staff cooperative,… Continue reading Seeking guests

Building A Better Mouse, with Carol Hamilton

With more than 20 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Carol works with organizations to help them get clarity on strategic challenges for greater mission impact. Carol keeps a list of free resources on her firm’s website: Grace Social Sector Consulting. We talk about design thinking and human centered design: What is design thinking? How… Continue reading Building A Better Mouse, with Carol Hamilton

Getting Nonprofits Ready For Grants, with Patrina Pelton-Smith

Our second episode with Patrina Pelton-Smith, the principal consultant with The Business of Charity. This time we talk about dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s when it comes to getting nonprofits prepared to properly engage in a grant-writing agenda: Getting procedurally clear on programs & services vs activities and events. Receiving the grant is… Continue reading Getting Nonprofits Ready For Grants, with Patrina Pelton-Smith