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Hosted by Joan Garry, the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, Nonprofits Are Messy is a discussion of the most pressing issues faced by nonprofit leadership. Joan and her guests tackle topics like the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, and so much more. At times hilarious, uplifting, and frustrating, the stories told in this podcast should feel very familiar to anybody working in a nonprofit today. Topics include fundraising, leadership development, building a great board, Executive Director / Board relations, communications and messaging, staff management, nonprofit career advice, crisis management, digital marketing, social media, and so much more. Listen to real stories of nonprofit leaders like you and how they handled the mess. Because the truth is, nonprofits ARE messy. There’s not enough money, too many cooks, and an abundance of passion. Leading nonprofits isn’t easy. This podcast will help.

Hosted by Joan Garry, the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, Nonprofits Are Messy is a discussion of the most pressing issues faced by nonprofit leadership. Joan and her guests tackle topics like the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, and so much more. At times hilarious, uplifting, and frustrating, the stories told in this podcast should feel very familiar to anybody working in a nonprofit today. Topics include fundraising, leadership development, building a great board, Executive Director / Board relations, communications and messaging, staff management, nonprofit career advice, crisis management, digital marketing, social media, and so much more. Listen to real stories of nonprofit leaders like you and how they handled the mess. Because the truth is, nonprofits ARE messy. There’s not enough money, too many cooks, and an abundance of passion. Leading nonprofits isn’t easy. This podcast will help.
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Hosted by Joan Garry, the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, Nonprofits Are Messy is a discussion of the most pressing issues faced by nonprofit leadership. Joan and her guests tackle topics like the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, and so much more. At times hilarious, uplifting, and frustrating, the stories told in this podcast should feel very familiar to anybody working in a nonprofit today. Topics include fundraising, leadership development, building a great board, Executive Director / Board relations, communications and messaging, staff management, nonprofit career advice, crisis management, digital marketing, social media, and so much more. Listen to real stories of nonprofit leaders like you and how they handled the mess. Because the truth is, nonprofits ARE messy. There’s not enough money, too many cooks, and an abundance of passion. Leading nonprofits isn’t easy. This podcast will help.

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Episodes

Ep 88: Everything You Wanted to Know About Planned Giving (with Judi O’Kelley)

7/13/2019
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Planned giving can be a fantastic way for nonprofits to raise significant funds and can greatly benefit both the organization and the donor. The post Ep 88: Everything You Wanted to Know About Planned Giving (with Judi O’Kelley) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:34

Bonus Episode: Nonprofit Workspaces (Joan Garry on the “Dear HBR” Podcast)

7/1/2019
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Does standard work advice not apply to you because you’re at a nonprofit? In this episode of HBR's advice podcast, Dear HBR:, cohosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Joan Garry. The post Bonus Episode: Nonprofit Workspaces (Joan Garry on the “Dear HBR” Podcast) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:31:59

Ep 87: True Confessions of a Five Star Board Chair (with Daryl Messinger)

6/15/2019
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I have met many first rate board chairs and even had a few during my tenure as an Executive Director, but my guest today is the entire package. The post Ep 87: True Confessions of a Five Star Board Chair (with Daryl Messinger) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:55:28

Ep 86: An Artful Approach to Social Media (with Robin Cembalest)

6/1/2019
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Learn how Robin Cembalest has built an enormous social media following and take away lessons that any nonprofit can implement. The post Ep 86: An Artful Approach to Social Media (with Robin Cembalest) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:48:02

Ep 85: Managing Rapid Growth – the Story of charity: water (with Lauren Letta)

5/18/2019
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charity: water’s growth and impact has been nothing short of remarkable. Here’s the story of how they scaled their organization. The post Ep 85: Managing Rapid Growth – the Story of charity: water (with Lauren Letta) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:44:04

Ep 84: Passion, Conflict, Diversity, and Leadership (with Parisa Parsa)

5/4/2019
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Are you read to develop the skills, and manage the conflict that accompanies passionate and diverse points of view? As a leader, this is critical! The post Ep 84: Passion, Conflict, Diversity, and Leadership (with Parisa Parsa) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:56:54

Ep 83: You’re Doing Meetings All Wrong (with Priya Parker)

4/20/2019
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Learn from my guest Priya Parker how to create super effective meetings, resolve tough conflicts, and throw killer dinner parties. The post Ep 83: You’re Doing Meetings All Wrong (with Priya Parker) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:48:49

Ep 82: Helping the Helpers

4/6/2019
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I get to work with thousands of amazing nonprofit leaders inside the Nonprofit Leadership Lab. Allow me to introduce a few of them to you. The post Ep 82: Helping the Helpers appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:22:13

Ep 81: How to Grow a Movement and an “Army of the Engaged” (with Rashad Robinson)

3/23/2019
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In a polarized world, power to effect change comes from building an “army of the engaged”. Here's how my guest, Rashad Robinson, did just that. The post Ep 81: How to Grow a Movement and an “Army of the Engaged” (with Rashad Robinson) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:52:40

Ep 80: Why is Change So Hard? (with Lisa Lahey)

3/9/2019
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Nonprofits want to change the world in ways large and small. And yet, when it comes to bringing change into our own orgs, it’s really hard! The post Ep 80: Why is Change So Hard? (with Lisa Lahey) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:51:01

Ep 79: How a Film Festival Impacts Community Building (with Evelyn Colbert)

2/23/2019
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Learn more about the birth of a film festival and the superpower of this type of non profit in building community. The post Ep 79: How a Film Festival Impacts Community Building (with Evelyn Colbert) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:51:19

Ep 78: What Nonprofits Can Learn from Tech Start-ups (with Ann Mei)

2/9/2019
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Organizations of all kinds know they must innovate or die out. But this word causes nonprofit leaders to break out in cold sweats. Why? The post Ep 78: What Nonprofits Can Learn from Tech Start-ups (with Ann Mei) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:16

Ep 77: Navigating the Tension Between Development and Communications (with Steve Ralls)

1/26/2019
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Learn more about common tensions between Development and Communications and whether merging them under one umbrella works or muddies the water. The post Ep 77: Navigating the Tension Between Development and Communications (with Steve Ralls) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:42:06

Ep 75: What’s Your One Big 2019 Goal?

12/29/2018
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Name a big goal you have for the coming year. That’s what I asked more than a dozen nonprofit leaders. Here’s what they told me. The post Ep 75: What’s Your One Big 2019 Goal? appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:20:09

Ep 74: Good People, Hidden Biases, and Navigating Your Blind Spots (with Anthony Greenwald)

12/15/2018
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You’re a nonprofit person, so you probably want to change hearts and minds, but your blind spots may be getting in the way. The post Ep 74: Good People, Hidden Biases, and Navigating Your Blind Spots (with Anthony Greenwald) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:45:37

Ep 73: The Arc of a Successful Capital Campaign (with Eric Javier)

12/1/2018
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You need to make a huge leap in your nonprofit. And so you require a significant amount of money in a certain period of time. You may need a capital campaign. The post Ep 73: The Arc of a Successful Capital Campaign (with Eric Javier) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:42:28

Ep 72: Successful Year End Fundraising (with Gail Perry)

11/17/2018
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We’ve reached prime-time giving season, and I have some good news. It’s absolutely not too late to exceed your goals, no matter where you currently are in your process. The post Ep 72: Successful Year End Fundraising (with Gail Perry) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:44:40

Ep 71: A Smart Nonprofit Budgeting Process (with Hilda Polanco)

11/3/2018
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Is your nonprofit budgeting process a royal pain or a living, breathing plan for your leaders to determine your organization’s priorities? The post Ep 71: A Smart Nonprofit Budgeting Process (with Hilda Polanco) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:48:50

Ep 70: Unicorns, Superheroes and Nonprofit Leaders (With Vu Le)

10/20/2018
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s a nonprofit leader. The work you do matters more than you know and more than anyone will ever tell you. The post Ep 70: Unicorns, Superheroes and Nonprofit Leaders (With Vu Le) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:46:24

Ep 69: New Power and the Building of Movements (with Henry Timms)

10/6/2018
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Giving Tuesday, #MeToo, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the out-of-nowhere victories of Obama and Trump… They all have something important in common – they were movements forged by “New Power”. The post Ep 69: New Power and the Building of Movements (with Henry Timms) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:52:49