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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 67: Busting the Overhead Myth (with Dan Pallotta)

9/8/2018
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Donors won’t give to charities with “high overhead.” Right? But what structural problems does this cause? My guest, Dan Pallotta, busts the nonprofit overhead myth. The post Ep 67: Busting the Overhead Myth (with Dan Pallotta) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:39:25

Ep 66: When it’s Time to Leave Your Org (with Kate Kendell)

8/25/2018
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Why do Executive Directors sometimes overstay their roles? Inertia? Love of the job? A board that doesn’t want them to leave? How do you know when it’s time to go? The post Ep 66: When it’s Time to Leave Your Org (with Kate Kendell) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:47:30

Ep 65: The Case of the Serial Nonprofit Founder (with Robin Steinberg)

8/11/2018
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Nonprofit founders are superheroes. Robin Steinberg is certainly one. In fact, she keeps on creating new nonprofits! And she has a wealth of knowledge to share. The post Ep 65: The Case of the Serial Nonprofit Founder (with Robin Steinberg) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:50:50

Ep 64: Donors That Know More, Give More (with Roxie Jerde)

7/28/2018
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How educated do you think most donors are about the organization they support and invest in? Not very. And this is a big problem we must solve. The post Ep 64: Donors Who Know More, Give More (with Roxie Jerde) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:46:47

Ep 63: How To Think About Mergers and Collaboration (with Nadya Shmavonian)

7/14/2018
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Mergers can help nonprofits increase reach and impact, but they can also become a disaster. Here’s how to decide if you should go for it. The post Ep 63: How To Think About Mergers and Collaborations (with Nadya Shmavonian) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:52:29

Ep 62: Hiring the Perfect Executive Director (with Dara Klarfeld)

6/30/2018
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What is the secret sauce to finding and hiring the perfect ED for your organization? How can you become a “rockstar” candidate? Find out in today’s episode. The post Ep 62: Hiring the Perfect Executive Director (with Dara Klarfeld) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:41:59

Ep 61: How to Build a Smart Communications Plan (with Ben Wyskida)

6/16/2018
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In this episode, Ben Wyskida, CEO of Fenton Communications explains what you must do to build a successful communications plan for your nonprofit. The post Ep 61: How to Build a Smart Communications Plan (with Ben Wyskida) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:41:08

Ep 60: Why Nonprofit Journalism Matters (with Christa Scharfenberg)

6/2/2018
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Nonprofit media fills an important gap. Local and regional newsrooms have been decimated and the expense of investigative journalism is very high. In this episode, Christa Scharfenberg, the acting CEO for the Center of Investigative Reporting, explains the specific challenges nonprofit journalism faces. The post Ep 60: Why Nonprofit Journalism Matters (with Christa Scharfenberg) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:40:45

Ep 59: Scaling up Your Nonprofit (with Kathleen Kelly Janus)

5/19/2018
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Your nonprofit has hit a wall and you want to scale up. But how? Why do some organizations grow and others do not? In this episode, Kathleen demystifies the process for “biggie-sizing” your nonprofit. The post Ep 59: Scaling Up Your Nonprofit (with Kathleen Kelly Janus) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:45:46

Ep 58: Is It Time to Leave Facebook?

5/5/2018
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Facebook has broken trust with the public. Should your nonprofit think about leaving the platform? Learn how Cambridge Analytics purchased data from people who did not explicitly give permission and how this affects your nonprofit. The post Ep 58: Is It Time to Leave Facebook? (with Julia Campbell) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:02:24:00

Ep 57: You Can Do Hard Things

4/14/2018
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How can you run a nonprofit with so little staff? You want to make a difference with that budget? There is so much hard work to be done - surely you can’t do these hard things, can you? Guess what… you can. Here’s the proof. The post Ep 57: You Can Do Hard Things appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:24:01

Ep 56: Anatomy of a Crisis (with Emily Klehm)

4/7/2018
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When a major crisis hit – an employee had been mugged at gunpoint and a dog stolen – Emily Klehm stepped up big time as the leader of the South Suburban Humane Society. But she never could have guessed what would happen next. The post Ep 56: Anatomy of a Crisis (with Emily Klehm) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:47:55

Ep 55: The Nonprofit Sector Has Serious Money Hangups (with Belinda Rosenblum)

3/31/2018
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Do you get anxious asking people for donations? How much salary should the leader of a nonprofit make? How do you feel about wealthy people? The answers to these questions all come down to your deeply rooted feelings about money. How can we recognize and understand these feelings so we can make them more productive? The post Ep 55: The Nonprofit Sector Has Serious Money Hangups (with Belinda Rosenblum) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:08

Ep 54: The 15-Year-Old Nonprofit Superhero (with Kayla & Andrea Abramowitz)

3/17/2018
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Kayla Abramowitz is AMAZING. At 11 years old, she founded a nonprofit that helps sick kids feel a whole lot better. In this episode, Kayla and her CEO-mom share what they’ve learned over the last 4 years running their nonprofit, and provide some well-earned wisdom for every nonprofit founder out there. The post Ep 54: The 15-Year-Old Nonprofit Superhero (with Kayla & Andrea Abramowitz) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:00

Ep 53: Asking for Money Isn’t Sexy... But Philanthropy Is (Claire Axelrad)

3/3/2018
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Neuroscientists confirm that when somebody gives a donation, it lights up the same part of the brain as having sex or eating chocolate. So why does fundraising give so many adults the creeps? And how to you build a culture of philanthropy where everyone understands how they can effectively contribute? The post Ep 53: Asking for Money Isn’t Sexy… But Philanthropy Is (with Claire Axelrad) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:43:44

Ep 52: Personal Politics vs. Public Responsibilities (with Anne Wallestad)

2/17/2018
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Every person who joins a board comes with opinions and points of view. But what happens when your responsibility to your organization as a board member conflicts with your personal politics? Should you keep it to yourself? The post Ep 52: Personal Politics vs. Public Responsibilities (with Anne Wallestad) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:39:00

Ep 51: A Symphony of Shared Leadership (Jim Roe and Bernard Labadie)

2/3/2018
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At arts orgs, how should power be shared when, in addition to the Executive Director, there is also a creative director who is, perhaps, the most important leader of all? My guests explain how their very successful shared leadership model really works for them, and ultimately results in a beautiful symphony. The post Ep 51: A Symphony of Shared Leadership (with Jim Roe and Bernard Labadie) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:44:30

Ep 50: Why Bartenders Make Great Leaders (with Helen Rothberg)

1/20/2018
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Based on lessons she learned working as a bartender while pursuing degrees in business and behavioral science, Dr. Helen Rothberg identifies leaders by a cocktail of choices they make; how to approach obstacles, managing conflict, facilitating groups and connections, adapting to current realities, and much more. The post Ep 50: Why Bartenders Make Great Leaders (with Helen Rothberg) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:01

Ep 49: How To Make 2018 a Whole Lot Better

1/6/2018
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This podcast is about resolving to bounce back. It’s about living in a world of unease while keeping your passion and desire to improve it -- alive and well. In this episode, I share 15 things worth a shot in 2018. These non-resolutions have three things in common. They are doable, universal, and meaningful. The post Ep 49: How To Make 2018 a Whole Lot Better appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:42:11

Ep 48: Building a Culture of Gratitude

12/16/2017
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A strong leader builds an organizational culture of gratitude. It impacts your staff, board, volunteers, donors, and more. But how do you do it? And when? The post Ep 48: Building a Culture of Gratitude appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:43:39