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

11/2/2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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