Effective communication is key to community building. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk generally about ways to think about communication as a way to bring people in to your community.
Hard problems require collaboration. But collaboration is hard! In this episode, Nancy and Sarah share some tips on how to think about collaboration and position yourself to build strong collaborations. They talk about starting small, building trust, and taking time to shape a relationship that will hold your shared work into the long run.
Most nonprofits are all volunteer run. People who care step forward to make a difference. That's what Nancy and Sarah talk about here.
Wildfire season is coming. Let's get ready.
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah implore board members not to pull out their old retreat agenda but to use this opportunity to refresh their purpose, culture, and focus.
We hear about culture a lot, but what does it really mean, and how do we influence it to help us deliver our mission? Nancy and Sarah pull apart what culture is and what makes up a culture. Culture is malleable, so they talk about how a small nonprofit can shift its culture to be… Continue reading Episode 22: Create a culture that people want to be a part of
Nancy and Sarah-- with special guest Rebecca Zanatta-- invite a live audience to ask their questions about what is most on their minds. The three categories of conversation they cover include fundraising, people, and resiliency. Questions to reflect on before you listen:What is most on your mind now? Discussion questions: What resonated with you about… Continue reading Episode 21: The Nonprofit Radio Show LIVE
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah recognize that fundraising can be overwhelming. Many nonprofit leaders set out with the simple goal of raising more money, which makes it hard to prioritize what to do. In this episode, we provide some focus around four metrics that matter the most. These are numbers that are accessible with… Continue reading Episode 20: The 4 Fundraising Metrics Every Small Nonprofit Needs to Know
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about ways to engage volunteers so they feel more commitment to your organization. Too often nonprofits see volunteers as free labor when in reality they are vital to your movement. Sarah and Nancy share tips for seeing volunteers in a new way and therefore strengthening the role that… Continue reading Episode 19: Seeing Volunteers in New Light
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah consider whether there are aspects of 2020 that we might hold onto in delivering purposeful gatherings in 2021. They talk about the role of purpose in shaping an effective gathering. Zoom has brought an interesting intimacy to our conversations, which can build deeper connections. Because being on Zoom all… Continue reading Episode 18: Purposeful Gathering