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Supercharge Your Funding Program with Smartphones

Supercharge Your Funding Program with Smartphones Interview with Dr. Greg Sanders and Adam Bricker form EZCard Note: is a sponsor of SynerVision Leadership Foundation SynerVision is using a new web based tool called EZCard and it's the best thing we've ever seen for connecting early with our tribe! We asked Adam and Greg to come on the show to show you a new way of promoting your nonprofit to supporters. Use this tool to raise funds, promote events, provide information to...


Improving Donor Relations with Wordsprint CEO Bill Gilmer

Improving Donor Relations: Getting The Right Message To The Right People With The Right Rhythm Interview with Wordsprint CEO Bill Gilmer Read the Interview Hugh Ballou: Hey, folks, it’s Hugh Ballou. Another chapter of The Nonprofit Exchange. Russell David Dennis, last week you and I were in Florida. It’s a good thing we’re not there this week. Russell Dennis: Yes, it’s a bit windy down there now. I’m hoping everyone is okay. It’s looking like the storm is turning off and it’s not going...


What are the Secrets to Scaling Your Nonprofit with Lauren Cohen

What are the Secrets to Scaling Your Nonprofit with Lauren Cohen (archive) Global entrepreneur and #1 bestselling author Lauren A. Cohenis an attorney licensed in both the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is an expert concierge immigration and business legal advisor boasting a stellar track record of success. Lauren has first-hand knowledge of the visa process, having herself immigrated from Canada in 2001, and later becoming an American citizen in 2012. In 2008, Lauren started e-Council Inc. an...


Nonprofit Money, You Don’t Manage it Alone with Chyla Graham

Nonprofit Money, You Don’t Manage it Alone with Chyla Graham Remembering the Enron and Worldcom scandals, Chyla Graham never wants to see a nonprofit in their place. She’s adamant that financial transparency is vital to a healthy organizations and serves nonprofits so they understand what’s happening with their money, feel more confidently speaking about money, and can ask for the support they need. Managing the finances isn’t just the job of the finance team. It’s a team effort from the...


Sharing Your Story can Change the World

Sharing Your Story can Change the World: How to tell your np story that will open pocketbooks Interview with Erin Loman Jeck Erin Loman Jeck is CEO of Transformational Speakers Agency, Executive Speaking Coach, TEDx Speaking Coach, and the Creator of Speakers Success Summit. This highly sought after business coach, transitioned to opening her own Speakers Agency and she is the leading authority on assisting thriving purpose-driven entrepreneurs in how to monetize their message, make an...


The Tug of War with Time: How to Gain Control Of Your Life (Archive)

NPC Interview with Penny Zenker Hugh Ballou: Welcome to the Nonprofit Chat tonight. We have a really, really, really good topic tonight. My co-host on these has been Russell David Dennis. I’m Hugh McPherson Ballou. We have a good time on these, and we introduce great things to the world by introducing great people who have great products and services. We have a long time friend of ours tonight, Penny Zenker. Russ is carrying the heavy weight tonight. I am waiting in an airport to board a...


Nonprofit Leadership Book Reviews by Hugh and Russ

The Nonprofit Exchange Book Reviews Watch the Episode [embed][/embed] Read the Episode Hugh Ballou: Greetings, we’re back with The Nonprofit Exchange. This time, Russell and I have been wrestling with this for a while. We have had so many great guests that it’s hard for us to find a spot to do this. We wanted to, at least once or twice a year, highlight some great books. Some are from our guests, and some are not. We have six books for you...


Community Groups Can Be Accountable w/Suzanne Smith

Community Groups Can Be Accountable Why community organizations struggle with accounting and what we can do about it Interview with Suzanne Smith Suzanne Smith has lived and worked abroad for over 20 years. Her focus is on training and capacity building. She began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, working at a rural clinic and focusing on child survival. She went on to work in Bangladesh and then Mozambique, where she managed a microcredit program. She then turned her focus to working...


The Less You Work the More You Make with Jarrod Haning

The Less You Work the More You Make with Jarrod Haning As an award-winning speaker, Jarrod Haningtrains companies in the psychology of music. When you know how music creates inspiration in you, then you know how to create inspiration in other people. By revealing the subconscious mechanism that drives our emotional response to music and language, Jarrod is able to give his audiences some very unique tools for increasing their income and influence. My clients normally double their income in...


The 5 Top Secrets of Unstoppable Leaders with Rocio Perez

Rocio Perez is an executive leader with more than 20 years of experience providing relevant insight to leaders around the world. She has delivered hundreds of inspiring and life-changing leadership trainings, keynotes and presentations to people around the world. Rocío helps leaders gain confidence, presence and step into their personal power, pave their own way, discover and eliminate their blind spots, spark self-awareness and maximize their overall impact. More… Read the...


The Nonprofit Exchange Highlights with Russ and Hugh

Highlights and Key Points from Recent Interviews of The Nonprofit Exchange [caption id="attachment_258" align="alignleft" width="150"] Hugh Ballou Hugh Ballouand Russell Dennis, co-hosts of The Nonprofit Exchange provide highlights from interviews over the past few months. Russell Dennis Russ and Hugh distill some of the key points and sound bites from these wonderful interviews with people making a difference in nonprofit leadership. Co-Hosts, Hugh Ballou and Russell Dennis share...


Tips to Becoming an Exceptional Board Member w/Jeb Banner

Tips to Becoming an Exceptional Board Member with Jeb Banner As the CEO and a Founder of Boardable, Jeb Banner is passionate about community nonprofits, entrepreneurship, and more. He also founded SmallBox, a creative agency for mission-driven organizations, and is co-founder of The Speak Easy and founder of Musical Family Tree, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Interview Transcript Jeb Banner: More and more. I was running another business at the time, which worked mostly with nonprofits...


The 45 Minute Business Breakthrough

The 45 Minute Business Breakthrough Creating More Income with John Gies After more than two decades in corporate, John Gies heard a potential client say that $400,000 tax free was not worth his time. John knew then that he wanted to work where he could make a difference. Over the next several years he gained his Coach Certification, He has taught and coached organizations around the country and he now works with small business owners and non-profit organizations to help them create the...


Why horses are perfect PTSD co-therapists…

Why horses are perfect PTSD co-therapists......Join together in advocating for effective trauma therapy with Michele Fisher Michele Fisher is a Univ. of Michigan educated ( early childhood development) and 16-year CASA volunteer advocating in court and in life for traumatized children in our foster care system. Ms. Fisher has made it her mission in life to connect changemakers with effective mental health offerings, to compromised populations. The impact of this groundbreaking work speaks...


Sustainability - Will the Path You Are On Lead You There?

Sustainability - Will the Path You Are On Lead You There? Interview with John Sebesta John Sebestahas experience working in the government, private sector, and non-profits, which provides a diverse perspective with which John views and analyzes the world. The foundation of his career took place in the private sector, where he has extensive experience in financial and business strategy. He previously served as the business manager for international programs at Lockheed Martin, leading the...


Marketing Laws of the Golden Triangle

David Dunworth is a certified Magnetic Marketing Advisor serving Nonprofits, and Clinicians through attraction marketing and automation to grow capacity and sustainability to fulfill their mission. Nonprofits he’s worked with in the past are Michigan Cancer Foundation, Leukemia Society of America, Michigan Bach Festival, Detroit International Wine Auction benefiting the Institute of Music and Dance, and many others. Donors get inundated with appeals daily, yet only a few receive attention....


Developing Relationships For Winning Partnerships with Barbara Jaynes

Developing Relationships For Winning Partnerships with Barbara Jaynes Barbara Jaynesis the founder of Positively-Funded. A Business Development firm focused on making nonprofits THRIVE. Barbara came to the nonprofit sector after having spent over fifteen years in large scale commercial real estate development. Bringing with her savvy negotiation skills and durable relationship development between the private and public sectors. Positively-Funded assists nonprofits with creating authentic...


Google AdWords Grant Help with Hank Robinson

While attending college in Gainesville, Florida Hank Robinson created and internet marketing software solution. This software provided Environmental Consulting firms with a bidding platform for government proposals. The business grew to cover the entire Southeastern United States and later sold. While working for an Internet start-up in Tampa, he created tracking and reporting software for internet advertisers and Google Ads advertisers. This tracking software led to establishing – Internet...


Wine and Community for Nonprofits with Ross Halleck

Wine and Community: How Wine Events Build Community and Income with Ross Halleck [caption id="attachment_2166" align="alignleft" width="313"]Ross Halleck, Founder of Halleck Vineyard[/caption] Ross Halleck, Principal and Founder of Halleck Vineyard is a man of many talents and a colorful history. After traveling halfway around the world with a backpack, in his early 20s, he settled in Western Kenya to teach secondary school in a small village on Lake Victoria. Returning to the US, he...