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The Nonprofit MBA purpose is to provide new business insights and fresh creative ideas for Nonprofit Executive Directors and their teams that will help them improve their Nonprofit organizations. Hosted by Stephen Halasnik, Managing Partner at Financing Solutions. Financing Solutions is the leading provider of Lines of Credit to Nonprofits.

The Nonprofit MBA purpose is to provide new business insights and fresh creative ideas for Nonprofit Executive Directors and their teams that will help them improve their Nonprofit organizations. Hosted by Stephen Halasnik, Managing Partner at Financing Solutions. Financing Solutions is the leading provider of Lines of Credit to Nonprofits.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Nonprofit MBA purpose is to provide new business insights and fresh creative ideas for Nonprofit Executive Directors and their teams that will help them improve their Nonprofit organizations. Hosted by Stephen Halasnik, Managing Partner at Financing Solutions. Financing Solutions is the leading provider of Lines of Credit to Nonprofits.

Language:

English

Contact:

9739172019


Episodes

5 Strategies to Keep Fundraising Alive During Uncertain Times

4/6/2021
In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his Guest Margaret Katz Cann discuss five strategies to keep fundraising alive during uncertain times. There are many circumstances that throw nonprofit organizations for a loop, and uncertain times arise regardless of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, even during difficult and uncertain times, nonprofits are given an opportunity to advocate for their organization's mission and values.

Duration:00:30:16

Why Nonprofit Leadership & Storytelling Are Critical To Grow Your Nonprofit

4/6/2021
In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his Guest Pam Sherman discuss why nonprofit leadership & storytelling can help grow your nonprofit. It is no secret that in order to have a successful, high functioning organization your nonprofit management and leadership have to be great. In addition to that, the messenger behind your organization also plays a large role in nonprofit success. Having compelling stories and strong nonprofit leadership can help take your nonprofit to the next...

Duration:00:29:34

What Your Board Needs to Know About Nonprofit Fundraising

4/1/2021
In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his guest Gayle Gifford discuss everything your nonprofit board needs to know to help execute your ideal fundraising plan. Nonprofit board fundraising can come with its challenges, especially when not every board member is fit for fundraising. However, successful fundraising can be accomplished with a combination of organization awareness and having proper roles for nonprofit board members.

Duration:00:30:29

What Nonprofits Can Do Online to Cultivate Donors

3/25/2021
In today’s podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his guest Tanja Sarett discuss what nonprofits can do online to cultivate donors. The online world opens a brand new fundraising aspect to nonprofits. The main focus when it comes to donors, especially online, is being able to enhance donor relationships and keep donors engaged so that there can be a bond.

Duration:00:32:37

How to Hire a Consultant for Your Nonprofit

3/25/2021
Stephen Halasnik and his guest Nancy Halpern discuss how to hire a consultant for your nonprofit. Nonprofit needs vary from organization to organization and hiring a consultant to help tackle those issues can be crucial to addressing various needs. However, in nonprofit consulting, it is important that you are able to find the best fit in order to maximize your investment.

Duration:00:27:46

How Nonprofits Can Compete Using Technology

3/16/2021
Technology has evolved immensely over the past decade and has opened up many more opportunities for businesses while saving money and time. The idea to leverage technology in a small nonprofit can receive mixed reactions. Some may not be open to exploring the options with information technology, IT, and cybersecurity. Executive Directors may believe that using a computer or TechSoup can not solve all of their problems, but IT is one of the most powerful tools ever created.

Duration:00:31:32

Using Scholarships to Secure Major Gifts For Your Nonprofit

3/11/2021
Stephen Halasnik and his guest Dr. Allen Abbott discuss how to use scholarships to secure major gifts for your nonprofit. It is no secret that in order to make things happen and achieve a nonprofit's mission, you need the resources to do so. Sometimes fundraisers and other means of securing small donations just don't seem to cut it. This article will go through the three tips for securing your gift; establishing trust, understanding your donor, and collaborative efforts.

Duration:00:33:01

How Nonprofits Can THRIVE, Not Just Survive in a Pandemic Economy

3/9/2021
In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and his guest Margit Brazda Poirer discuss how you can thrive during all seasons, no matter how the economy is doing. During the Coronavirus pandemic, many nonprofits have struggled immensely. Maybe you had to furlough employees, fundraising was cut back, or simply your overall business model was forced to turn around, you are not the only one.

Duration:00:37:56

The Tell-Tale Qualities Of a Strong Board of Directors

3/1/2021
Stephen Halasnik and CEO of Pink Trumpet Hawwa Muhammad talk about what it takes to put together an exemplary Board of Directors for any non-profit. Having a good Board of Directors is crucial to a non-profit’s success, and hinges on the proper allocation of work, great organization, and impeccable hiring. It is important to understand the core values of your non-profit to be able to put people to work for those values in action. Whether you are a new nonprofit looking to build the best...

Duration:00:34:04

Handling Your Boss, The Nonprofit Board

2/22/2021
The sustainability of a nonprofit organization lies in its board members having the fiduciary responsibility to guide and act honestly for the good of the organization. The board can be challenging to the executive director, so you have to figure out a strategy or fundraising plan to get the board on the same page.

Duration:00:31:24

Building a For-Profit Model to Help Your Nonprofit’s Cash Flow

2/15/2021
Today, Stephen Halasnik and his guest John Sessa discuss how nonprofits can increase cash flow projections by integrating a for-profit model into your nonprofit. For many nonprofits, funders change over time, budgeting may start to increase, and overall financial management can become a stress factor. However, just because this happens doesn't mean you can't manage to have a high-functioning nonprofit. Today's podcast will help your board of directors and board members have a better...

Duration:00:29:57

How Outsourcing Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More With Less

2/15/2021
In today’s podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and Eric Thomas discuss how outsourcing can benefit nonprofit organizations. Effectively staffing a nonprofit can be a difficult task, and outsourcing is a viable option for nonprofits looking to optimize their budgets and back-office functions. Many nonprofits may be unfamiliar with outsourcing, so Stephen and Eric will fill you in on how to get started and what you can outsource.

Duration:00:24:31

How to Finance a Building or Property for Your Nonprofit

1/19/2021
In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and Todd Tarbert discuss some of the possible ways in which nonprofit organizations can finance real estate. Working within a nonprofit, there comes a time when board members and the board of directors come together and analyze their mission and organization, and often come to the conclusion that purchasing real estate is smart. But where do you start? It is no secret that financing and fundraising for a building can be a challenge at first for...

Duration:00:25:01

What Makes People Donate to a Nonprofit?

1/15/2021
Understanding the psychology of why people donate, and applying this concept nonprofit can increase your fundraising. Finding out the core of why somebody would consider donating to a nonprofit organization can be a large combination of reasons. However, being able to better understand what these reasons are and why people have them, may have the ability to scale your charitable donations. In today's podcast episode, Stephen Halasnik and Tim Kackuriak discuss what they think drives donation...

Duration:00:30:37

Being a Nonprofit Leader: A Guide For Board Members

1/14/2021
In today's episode, Stephen Halasnik and David Langiulli talk about the basic foundation in nonprofit organizations and what it means to have effective board members and board performance. It is no secret that open communication helps an organization run more effectively and avoid potential conflict, but what does this look like for day to day operations? With strategic planning and a proper board culture, your nonprofit will be able to run more effectively and reach your organization’s...

Duration:00:31:26

Why a Positive Management Style Can Propel Your Nonprofit Forward

12/31/2020
With major influence, a leader should show a positive attitude to the employees in order to create a healthy work environment, motivate, and welcome innovational ideas. People naturally respond better when they are treated with respect and appreciation rather than with constant criticism. In today's podcast, Stephen and Deborah will dive into their recommendations for any leader. They believe that showing appreciation to your employees has deemed to be most effective. They also review...

Duration:02:35:09

How to Build a Nonprofit Culture of Fundraising and Philanthropy

12/31/2020
In today's podcast, Stephen Halasnik and Laurie Herrick discuss key factors that impact nonprofit culture of fundraising and building a culture of philanthropy. Major points discussed include taking a deeper look within your organization, reevaluating your staff and values, and being able to take the next steps to improve your organization. Changing an organization or company's culture is not going to happen overnight, and really takes effort from all different angles of staff members,...

Duration:00:32:58

Goal Setting and Excellent Execution for Nonprofits

12/24/2020
In any nonprofit organization, it is important to stay focused and working toward a specific goal. You must analyze your organization's situation to understand what objectives and goals require the most amount of attention. Once your goals are set in place, execution comes into play. In today's Podcast, Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions speaks with consultant and coach, Robin Carbal about the importance of setting goals and executing your goals. They will identify key measures to...

Duration:00:36:18

How do Foundations Approve Nonprofit Grants?

12/3/2020
Understanding what foundations look at when approving grants before you apply can give you an inside advantage. Each organization has its own decision-making models, so tailor your application and proposal to fit the organization's requirements effectively. In today's podcast, Sarah Miller will offer insight as to what the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation looks for in their applicants and what stands out to their grant committee. Host Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions...

Duration:00:26:29

State of Board Chairs: preparing, selecting, supporting board chairs

11/13/2020
There is no doubt that serving as a committee chair comes with significant board leadership and decision-making tasks. However, it is not just a chairperson's responsibility to use their power for getting things done, but it is also their responsibility to oversee the board committee members and senior management team. Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions talks with Mike Burns from BWB Solutions about Nonprofit Boards.

Duration:00:26:29