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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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English


Episodes

Ep 102: Is Abuse of Power Epidemic in the Nonprofit Sector? (with Sarah Beaulieu and Kim Jones)

2/15/2020
I wrote an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on this topic and got a tremendous response. It seems abuse of power may be rampant. The post Ep 102: Is Abuse of Power Epidemic in the Nonprofit Sector? (with Sarah Beaulieu and Kim Jones) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:48:53

Ep 101: Managing the Tension of Change (with Michael DePass)

2/1/2020
while change can lead to growth, sometimes leaders fail to manage the tensions that growth brings, and this can cripple an organization’s impact. The post Ep 101: Managing the Tension of Change (with Michael DePass) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:49:24

Ep 100: The Professional Interim Executive Director (with Margo Amgott)

1/18/2020
When your Executive Director is actually the “Interim Executive Director,” it means something went wrong… right? Well, maybe not. The post Ep 100: The Professional Interim Executive Director (with Margo Amgott) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:46:37

Ep 99: What Visionaries Do Best (with Paul Rice)

1/4/2020
What kind of person does it take to build a movement? What are the strategies that take something seemingly small and turn it into a global game changer? The post Ep 99: What Visionaries Do Best (with Paul Rice) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:53:09

Ep 98: Movements are Like Relay Races (with Frances Kunreuther)

12/7/2019
I’m thrilled to give voice to a passionate change agent who knows how to build a movement, Frances Kunreuther, Co-Director of the Building Movement Project. The post Ep 98: Movements are Like Relay Races (with Frances Kunreuther) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:45:00

Ep 97: The Telltale Signs of Founder Syndrome (Part 2) with Rachael Gibson

11/16/2019
The founder of your organization is leaving and you’re coming in as the new leader. How do you follow a founder and be successful? The post Ep 97: The Telltale Signs of Founder Syndrome (Part 2) with Rachael Gibson appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:32:01

Ep 96: The Telltale Signs of Founder Syndrome (Part 1) with Rachael Gibson

11/2/2019
A fascinating discussion about the remarkable nature of founders, founder syndrome, and how do you get a founder to leave. The post Ep 96: The Telltale Signs of Founder Syndrome (Part 1) with Rachael Gibson appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:37:44

Ep 95: How Do We Ignite Our Volunteers? (with Tobi Johnson)

10/19/2019
Volunteerism is both noble and necessary in our polarized world. But how do you ignite them and keep them engaged over the long term? The post Ep 95: How Do We Ignite Our Volunteers? (with Tobi Johnson) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:56:29

Ep 94: Tales From the Trenches (with Darian Rodriguez Heyman)

10/5/2019
From messes to remarkable victories, boards who step up to those missing in action; from bad days to the days you save someone’s life… we all have tales. The post Ep 94: Tales From the Trenches (with Darian Rodriguez Heyman) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:47:31

Ep 93: Why Even a Good Executive Director Needs a Coach

9/21/2019
Professional development for nonprofit leaders - luxury or necessity? In this podcast I talk about how maximizing impact requires an investment in support. The post Ep 93: Why Even a Good Executive Director Needs a Coach appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:22:22

Bonus Episode: Small But Mighty Nonprofits

9/14/2019
Most folks are utterly clueless about the size and scope of the nonprofit sector. In fact it’s not really thought of as a sector. The post Bonus Episode: Small But Mighty Nonprofits (with Laura Zielke) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:34:46

Ep 92: The Lonely Nonprofit Leader (with Glennda Testone)

9/7/2019
You’ve probably heard of “Imposter Syndrome”. But have you heard of “Loneliness Syndrome”? The post Ep 92: The Lonely Nonprofit Leader (with Glennda Testone) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:41:35

Ep 91: The Diversity Problem in Our Sector (with Diahann Billings-Burford)

8/24/2019
Nonprofits have a diversity problem. Big time. And I believe this is one of the most important issues facing the sector today. The post Ep 91: The Diversity Problem in Our Sector (with Diahann Billings-Burford) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:51:24

Ep 90: Why People Don’t Donate (and What You Can Do About It) (with Phil Buchanan)

8/10/2019
There are so many people who want to make a difference and your nonprofit is a vehicle for them to do just that. So why can it be so hard to get people (or foundations) to open their checkbooks? The post Ep 90: Why People Don’t Donate (and What You Can Do About It) (with Phil Buchanan) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:47:02

Ep 89: Nonprofit Partnerships, Mergers, and Acquisitions (with Wendy Foster)

7/27/2019
Find out how partnerships can succeed and when they might fail and learn the origin story of the successful partnership between Uber and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The post Ep 89: Nonprofit Partnerships, Mergers, and Acquisitions (with Wendy Foster) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.

Duration:00:48:19

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

7/13/2019
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
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
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
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
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