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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






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...


Coronavirus relief programs with Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Clinical Education & Global Programs at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, and Director of the Community Justice Clinic. Jeff joins host Steve Boland to discuss the federal government response to the Coronavirus economic impact, and in particular the relief programs funded in the CARES Act: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Nonprofits organizations are eligible...


Post-coronavirus fundraising with Martin Leifeld

Martin Leifeld is an author, consultant, coach and public speaker. During his 24 years of professional fundraising, Martin and his teams raised a staggering $500 million dollars. Martin joins host Steve Boland to discuss the big changes happening in fundraising in a post-coronavirus world. Martin emphasizes relationships with donors as a key driver of how to respond to rapidly changing forces in the development world. Outside tactics like GivingTuesdayNow can impact donors and...


Fundraiser Turnover with Mazarine Treyz

Mazarine Treyz is the Founder and CEO of Wild Woman Fundraising, which supports both organizations and individuals to become more successful fundraisers for their work. Mazarine joins host Steve Boland to talk about the long-standing issue of turnover in fund development staff for charities. Some staff may leave a position early for unrelated reasons, but often the high churn in development staff is due to poor expectations, poor communication of those expectations, or poor support to grow...



Chelsea Seabron is Manager with, and Larry Brown, Jr. is the National Director of the NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) program. ACT-SO " is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students." has announced a three year, $3 million dollar grant with accompanying Google employee volunteer hours to help bring ACT SO...


Allocating costs with Tosha Anderson, the Charity CFO

Tosha Anderson is The Charity CFO, which "was founded to offer accounting and thought leadership skills to nonprofit organizations." Tosha brings over 30 years of experience in nonprofit accounting to her clients, and serves groups of all sizes and missions. Host Steve Boland talks to Tosha about allocating costs for programs to better tell a nonprofit story. Some funders limit "management and general" or indirect costs to programs, but part of raising the necessary resources to support a...


Nonprofit Communications Engine with Sarah Durham

Sarah Durham is the CEO of Big Duck, a communications consulting organization which specializes in "developing the voices of determined nonprofits." Sarah's new book, The Nonprofit Communications Engine, "outlines a simple model for nonprofit communicators and leaders that makes it easier for them to leverage communications in order to advance their mission. " Sarah joins host Steve Boland to discuss the metaphor of the Engine to envision interrelated parts moving toward a goal, a...


Tech Impact Data Consulting with Erica Blake and Lee Broderick

Erica Blake and Lee Broderick are consultants with Tech Impact, a nonprofit whose mission is help other charities "realize the potential of technology to achieve their mission and improve outcomes." Tech Impact provides consulting services for nonprofits in several areas. Erica and Lee join host Steve Boland to discuss the choices and challenges faced by charities upgrading from their initial tools, such as moving from a separate donor system and communications to a more comprehensive...


Salesforce and Sustainable Development Goals

Salesforce is a customer relationship management platform which offers donated licenses to nonprofits under Salesforce holds an annual conference on their platform each year called Dreamforce, and this year emphasized the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a part of that conference. Naomi Morenzoni is Vice President of Philanthropy Strategy at Salesforce. Sunya Norman is Director, Sustainability at Salesforce. They join host Steve Boland to talk about...