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Next in Nonprofits interviews nonprofit leaders and service providers to keep you up to date with the best ideas in social good. Learn more at

Next in Nonprofits interviews nonprofit leaders and service providers to keep you up to date with the best ideas in social good. Learn more at


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Next in Nonprofits interviews nonprofit leaders and service providers to keep you up to date with the best ideas in social good. Learn more at






Microdonations and outside partners with Dominique Calixte

Dominique Calixte is the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Special Events for YW Boston. She spends a lot of time considering the mix of support options to pay for mission work in the world, and has been a previous guest on the Next in Nonprofits podcast. Check out Fundraising While Black to learn more! Dominique joins host Steve Boland to talk about the pluses and minuses of outside organizations partnering with nonprofits for what Dominique calls "microdonations." A prime example...


Personalization and automation with Tim Kachuriak

Tim Kachuriak is the CEO and Founder of NextAfter, which "combines the perpetual learning of a fundraising research lab, the practical application of a digital-first agency, and the rigorous instruction of a training institute." Tim joins host Steve Boland to talk about how "people give to people" and the tools and tactics nonprofits can use to maximize the personal connection to donors while using some levels of automation to keep the process fast and affordable. Tim talks about the...


Racial Equity Journey with Nneka Allen and Chris Conroy

Nneka Allen is the principal and founder of The Empathy Agency, which "offer(s) a better understanding of dominant cultures' impact on organizational culture because we are all responsible for the environments we create." Chris Conroy is a partner at The Wellspring Group, "a complete Human Resources and training consultancy helping healthcare providers, educational institutions, and social impact/nonprofit organizations build more inclusive, higher performing teams." Nneka and Chris join...


Cash, debt, and management with Stephen King

Stephen King is Founder and CEO of GrowthForce, whose mission is " is to become a trusted partner leaders can rely on to provide actionable financial insights needed for making data-driven decisions." Stephen joins host Steve Boland to talk about this moment in time of changed community expectations in a pandemic, new debt tools not previously available (including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the SBA with a 30 year repayment), and more. Stephen talks about the use of debt,...


Management changes after COVID with Jennifer Katrulya

Jennifer Katrulya is a partner at Citrin Cooperman, "a top-25 nationally recognized full-service assurance, tax, and advisory firm with offices conveniently located throughout the United States." Jennifer works with nonprofits and other companies in all stages of development, and joins host Steve Boland to talk about the long-term changes charities may see from the COVID crisis. Jennifer discusses changes in work places, the potential longer-term needs in real-estate and remote locations,...


Fundraising Innovation with Joe Burnett and Ken Burnette

Joe Burnett is the contributing editor, and Ken Burnett is a trustee, of Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration (SOFII). SOFII "aims to be the most comprehensive, best organised, and most inspiring collection of fundraising related content from around the world." The site hosts case studies of fundraising from around the world and throughout recorded history. SOFII hosts the "I Wish I’d Thought of That (IWITOT): The Americas" event on January 26, 2021, and a series of IWITOT...


Easy Board with Nate Nordstrom

Nate Nordstrom is the Founder and CEO of Easy Board, "The easy way to organize board meetings, documents, and people." The tool is designed to help boards of directors share information with the least amount of barriers to use. Nate joins host Steve Boland to talk about the ongoing challenge of coordinating information for boards, some of the decisions for Easy Board in their tools, the decision to launch a new product targeted for this use specifically, and much more.


Black Funding Denied with Janay Richmond and Ryan Schlegel

Janay Richmond is the Director of Marketing and Membership for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), and Ryan Schlegel is the Director of Research for NCRP. The NCRP "promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness." Janay and Ryan are among the co-authors of the report Black Funding Denied, which analyzes pubic...


Donor records and accounting with Courtney DeRonde

Courtney DeRonde is Managing Partner at TDT CPAs and Advisors, which outsourced accounting services at varying levels for businesses, including nonprofit organizations. Part of how TDT works with clients is in decision-making on what accounting systems do versus what information should be left in other data-management systems. Host Steve Boland talks with Courtney about integrating accounting software like Quickbooks with outside systems (specifically donor relationship management...


Sponsorship revenue with Ken Ungar

Ken Ungar is the president and founder of CHARGE, whose "mission is to help clients unlock the power of sponsorship to enhance their brands and grow their business." The world of sponsorship had often been associated with events in the past, but in a world of limited numbers of people doing in-person gatherings, that opportunity is changing. Ken talks about having a sponsorship policy (learn what questions to ask in that policy with this template), to conduct a readiness assessment...


Fundraising software guide with Amadie Hart

Amadie Hart is the lead researcher of the recently updated "A Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Fundraising Software published by Tech Impact, which helps charities consider " that facilitate work from any geographic location, that allow them to collect donations online, and that allow them to communicate directly with their donors." Amadie joins host Steve Boland to discuss how the team decided which systems to review (for example, these systems are all cloud-based now), how use...


Nonprofit outreach and HIPAA with Spencer Brooks

Spencer Brooks is the Founder and Principal of Brooks Digital, which "believe(s) in your mission and know(s) you have the tools and information to help your constituents, you just don’t know how to orchestrate it all together to boost traffic, engagement, memberships, and subscribers." Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations exist to protect health-care consumers, and charities want to stay on the right side of those rules while asking their clients and...


Facebook fundraising with Mark Cross

Mark Cross is the Sales Director at GoodUnited, which is "is the worldwide leader in 1:1 conversational messaging between nonprofits and their donors." Mark joins host Steve Boland to talk about the "why" of using Facebook for fundraising, including the fact it is going to happen with or without your nonprofits engagement. Mark also gets into the "how" of using Facebook tools, including a blog post from GoodUnited with information about how to get approved with Facebook to get more...


Fundraising While Black with Dominque Calixte

Dominque Calixte is "a millennial and fundraising professional" with "an interest in helping to activate millennials as change-makers through philanthropy and effective DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practice in the fundraising space." Dominque joins host Steve Boland to talk about her perspective on Fundraising While Black. She shares her insights into systemic problems in hiring and advancing people of color in the fundraising space, and in nonprofit work more broadly. Topics...


Google Ads and donations with Steven Aguiar

Steven Aguiar is the founder of Good Goes Further, which "empowers nonprofit leaders to understand, embrace, and wield their digital marketing powers for good." Steven joins host Steve Boland to talk about using Google Ads to drive donations to charities. The Google Ads program donates search advertising to clients (learn more in our podcast on Google Ads) but once in the system it takes strategy and testing to direct search traffic into financial support for a mission. Steven talks about...


#StopHateForProfit and Facebook with Megan Anhalt

Megan Anhalt is the Chief Strategy Officer and COO of Whole Whale, "a B Corp digital agency that leverages data and tech to increase the impact of social impact organizations." Megan joins host Steve Boland to talk about the #StopHateForProfit campaign, sponsored by groups such as ADL, NAACP, Color of Change and more. The sponsoring groups are urging for-profit companies to "pause" all advertising spending on Facebook, hoping the platform will make changes to "stop generating ad revenue...


Video for nonprofits with Doug Scott

Doug Scott is the Founder and CEO of Tectonic Video, which believes "Video is the future, and nonprofits need to quickly adapt to this new reality." Doug joins host Steve Boland to talk about logical steps in video production and measurement for nonprofits. When to use the camera in your phone, when to hire a professional, and how to think about video as both a tool for expanding support for your work as well as a mission-accomplishing tactic.


The post-Coronavirus future with Vanessa Wakeman

Vanessa Wakeman is a Nonprofit Futurist, speaker, and CEO of the Wakeman Agency, "a social change agency that helps amplify the voices of mission-driven causes and the people that lead them." Vanessa joins host Steve Boland to talk about what we changes may echo into the longer-term future as a result of the pandemic. Charities should consider faster responses with more remote actions, building audiences regardless of geography, more equitable financial support to leaders of color in the...


FunFunding with Corey Harnish

Corey Harnish is a Partner at FunFunding, an "online games platform (which) enables our users to support causes they choose through prizes provided by corporate sponsors." Corey joins host Steve Boland to talk about the FunFunding platform, how it works, sponsorship, connections with players and the pathway to supporters, the impact of gamification as a tool on engagement, and much more! Listeners may also wish to review the episode on Virtue Reality to learn about building custom games...


#GivingTuesday and New Power with Henry Timms

Henry Timms is the CEO of the 92nd Street Y, which "promotes individual and family development and participation in civic life within the context of Jewish values and American pluralism." Henry founded #GivingTuesday in 2012, a growing global day of giving, and has continued to evolve the ideas and values of #GivingTuesday through a new book co-authored with Jeremy Heimans, New Power. The book - and much of the values behind #GivingTuesday - emphasize a new paradigm of decentralized, shared...