Tips and tales of non-profit success in fundraising, board development, and doing good. Each episode features an interview with a non-profit director about the tactics they use to raise funds and have impact. Hosted by Julie Lacouture (non-profit consultant and founder of Good Ways Inc) and Trent Stamp (founder of Charity Navigator and CEO of the Eisner Foundation).
Here's the Latest Episode from How We Run: Tips and Tales of Non-Profit Success – Good Ways Inc:
Kelly Bruno, CEO of the National Health Foundation, shares tactics her organization uses to be responsive to employee needs including an employee engagement committee, a channel to provide anonymous feedback, and actions all leaders can take around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In this episode, Mike Lansing, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, joins us to talk about how his board, staff, and community adjusted everything in order to create new service lines to serve families and their broader community. From adjusting operations to creating and executing a fundraising plan to pay for it all, Mike walks us through the challenges and successes of pivoting program services.
Alan-Michael Graves is the National Director of National Programs at the Good+Foundation. When the COVID-19 crisis started, his program had to act fast to figure out how to continuing delivering services to their partners. They quickly moved from delivering training and in-kind good to making grants to directly support organizations and families. Alan-Michael shares how the idea evolved, how they pitched it to their funders, and the importance of having relationships and partnerships in the community.
Season 3, Episode 4 of the How We Run podcast is a crash course in social media.
In this episode, we’re talking to Nick Carranza, a multi-faceted content producer and senior strategist at UCLA Health. A photographer and art director, Webby Award winner and Emmy nominated; he's now putting all of those experiences to work helping UCLA Health develop content and communications during COVID-19. Nick shares will us how UCLA Health approaches social media strategy, how best to think about using social media, how he thinks about a perfect post, and more.
In this episode were talking to Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center Long Beach about how his organization been able to respond to emerging needs of the community.From technology to enable remote work, to fundraising to support extra services, to restructuring staff check ins, Porter shares how he has strengthened his organization in ever-changing times.
We're joined by Angela LoBue, the COO of the Coalition for Responsible Community Development who takes us through the changes her organization has been through in order to keep serving vulnerable youth in South LA. This episode covers staying on top of new guidelines, keeping staff motivated and informed, and working with funders to release funds for critical projects.
It's unfortunate but true, many fundraising events scheduled for the next few months will not be able to go on, leaving organizations that count on event revenue in a tough situation.
But there are options for your organization and your board.
In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture talk to Michelle Gilmore of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Darren Diess, a benefit auctioneer, about their advice to organizations faced with canceling a fundraising event. This episode covers moving events online, redirecting donors to your mission, and the right way to message to your guests.
A few months ago Trent said organizations need to be using their 990s as marketing documents. So we followed up with an organization that caught his eye as telling a great financial story. We found much more than just a well written 990; we found an organization that was using every tool available to show the value of its organization. Dr. Kristen Paglia, the CEO of PS Arts, shares how her organization communicates its value using evaluation and data, but also how they use the organization budget and financials to tell that story. Its inspiring to hear how intentional they are about showing people the importance of arts education.
We had so much fun talking about volunteers a few episodes ago we decided to have another conversation about how to be strategic with your volunteers.
Should your organization be thinking about a social enterprise? Vivienne Lee of REDF joins us to talk about the reasons they succeed and the reasons they fail.
How do you find a visionary leader? John Brauer from New Horizons and Allison Fuller of Envision Consulting talk to us about recruiting top non-profit management.
Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture talk about volunteer experience and managing volunteers. Joel Arquillos from 826LA discusses how his organization creates a sense of community with volunteers from recruiting, training, and retaining (and even getting them involved with fundraising!)
We're back for another season of How We Run. Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are aiming to find stories and advice from non-profits that you can put into action at your own organization.
In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about raising money from foundations. Trent shares some of the mistakes non-profits make when applying for funds. Our guest this week is Melissa Khamvongsa, Senior Director of Institutional Giving at PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Melissa shares how she builds relationships with funders, works with board members, and how, in applications, she answers the dreaded "sustainability" question.
Trent Stamp shares what funders look for on non-profit websites and reveals what worked for him in building an audience for Charity Navigator. The guest this week is Kamy Akhavan, CEO of ProCon.org, who shares his organization's journey from an audience of one to an audience of millions.
In this episode Trent and Julie talk about the issues around growing non-profit organizations and what happens when your vision exceeds the available funding. Our guest is Diane Brigham, the Executive Director of Ryman Arts, who talks about the creative tension between deepening services and serving more people.
Trent and Julie talk about what make a good board of directors and Trent shares what funders look for in a board. Nikky Canter Schulman, Chief of Staff of City Year Los Angeles shares how she manages a 30 person advisory board by making individual plans.
Sonya Passi, Founder and CEO of Free From, shares her journey from having an idea to starting a non-profit organization. Trent Stamp shares why he often counsels people not to start a non-profit.
Trent and Julie talk about how many fundraising events they've been to. Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and The LA Kitchen shares how his organization's fundraising event Shared Plates lets people stay home. And we get Trent's advice on better ways to build relationships with foundations.
Welcome to How We Run! Trent Stamp tells us about his career in the non-profit industry from working at Teach for America, founding Charity Navigator, and now running the Eisner Foundation. Nancy Goodhart, COO of EngAGE shares how her organization ensures quality across 40+ program sites, and we end with Trent's views on the state of non-profits today.