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Podcast stories of data and tech in the nonprofit world.






140: Crash Course in NGO State Fundraising Compliance

When is it OK to drive above the speed limit when it comes to registering your nonprofit in each State? With millions being raised across the digital landscape this decision could cost your nonprofit thousands in fines if you don’t understand the rules. Ronald J. Barrett, VP, Nonprofit Services at Cogency Global and Author: Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo’s 50-State... Read more »


136: Managing Facebook Fundraisers Effectively – GoodUnited.io

Facebook fundraisers are raising hundreds of millions for nonprofits. This new avenue of giving continues to grow with Instagram donation stickers and increasing use of the Birthday fundraiser feature. Jeremy Berman, Founder and President of GoodUnited.io discusses the process of managing and thanking the donors giving on Facebook. The work of thanking and engaging with... Read more »


134: Raising $50M from online gaming with Extra-Life.org

E-Sports are on track to be a billion-dollar market in 2019 and the opportunity for peer-to-peer giving is just starting. Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 million USD for sick and... Read more »


133: Is it a mission or vision statement?

Whole Whale’s COO, Megan Anhalt dives into how to create a mission and vision statement, what the difference is and helps us tell the difference. This podcast builds on our popular Mission Statement Generator resources. In short, the vision statement is the destination and the mission statement is the path – the how you get... Read more »


131: (short) US Giving Drops 1.7% – What Gives?

The Giving USA report came out on June 18th and announced that interest adjusted giving dropped 1.7% in 2018. A big culprit is the tax deduction changes, however, the data show several shifts that may be moving this trend. Internal podcast with Megan Anhalt, CSO of Whole Whale and George Weiner, Chief Whaler discuss the... Read more »


130: How to manage thousands of volunteers – FoodForward.org

Interview with Joe Bobman, the Technology & Engagement Manager of Food Forward. Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. They do this with the help of thousands of volunteers that are carefully managed through communication tech. Resources Foodforward.org http://learn.volunteermatch.org/ https://volpro.net/... Read more »


129: The Story of a Free Fundraising Platform – GiveLively.org

We interview David DeParolesa, Chief Executive Officer of Give Lively a free fundraising platform. In the nonprofit software landscape full of fees for donation processing, this company is a true standout offering their myriad platform features at 0 extra cost. Their journey of building a free platform has taught Give Lively a lot about what works... Read more »


128: RoundUp App: Making Change Matter for Charity

Interview with Grant Hensel, founder of the RoundUp App and Nonprofit Megaphone. The app allows supporters to round up the change from their credit card purchases for the charity they care about every month. Learn how this app got started and how it is helping nonprofits build their recurring giving campaigns. How the RoundUp App... Read more »


127: LinkedIn Strategies for Nonprofits

We talk with Megan Anhalt, the Chief Strategy Officer at Whole Whale about using LinkedIn more effectively. Why LinkedIn for nonprofits? It’s one of the largest social networks: More than 610 million users in 200 countries and territories around the globe are on LinkedIn. Over 260 Million monthly active users: An estimated 100 Million of... Read more »


126: Using AI for Ethical Impact with Lisa Rau

In this episode, we interview AI expert Lisa Rau, Founder of Fionta. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and is a part of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group. She also led AI research for eight years at GE Corporate Research, where she published 50-some articles in peer-reviewed journals... Read more »


125: How to Grow App & Podcast Audiences – Charity Miles

We talk with Gene Gurkoff, the founder of Charity Miles about how he has grown their user base to over 250k monthly active users and a successful podcast that supports their community. Charity Miles is an app that allows donates money from corporate sponsors to the charity you care about for every mile you exercise. Resources... Read more »


124: Instagram Donation Stickers #MakeStoriesMatter

On May 1st, 2019 Instagram launched a new giving tool, we discuss how to make Instagram donation stickers. Olivia Marlowe-Giovetti from our team about different story strategies to try to raise money for your nonprofit.


123: Storytelling through the press

We talk with Chandra Hayslett, Communications Director at Center for Constitutional Rights about how she leverages the press to tell CRR’s story. Chandra is a Pulitzer-prize winning executive with 21 years’ communications experience (10 in communications and 11 in journalism) with sound awareness in developing and implementing integrated marketing and communications plans that advance clients’... Read more »


122: How to Run an Apps for Good Gathering

We attended the http://publicgoodapphouse.org on March 29th, 2019 to learn more about this great event and the showcased apps. Then the organizer, Susan Tenby, the Director of Community + Partnerships for Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup shared how she organizes these gatherings. Resources http://stophatespeech.eventbrite.com – next event: Wed, April 24, 2019 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT... Read more »


121: Start your Nonprofit Capital Campaign Right Now

We discuss why right now in 2019 is the absolute best time in history to start a capital campaign for your nonprofit. Increased wealth, wealth transfer events, and tax climates are aligning and who knows how long it will last before the next economic slowdown. CJ Orr of The Orr Group walks us through the... Read more »


120: (short) Facebook is not a social media platform

A short monologue about why Facebook is not a social media platform if you are an organization, it is an Ad Platform. We talk about basic ads strategy and how to think about using $100 per month to test it. If you spend time making posts on Facebook, you are spending money. Each year, the... Read more »


119: Why 350.org Dismantled Their Digital Team

How 350.org, a very tech-savvy, global environmental organization changed its approach to their internal digital team. Hanna Thomas, the Chief Product Officer explains how the organization made this transition to a product mindset. Her Medium article about removing their digital team inspired this conversation. Resources Find 350.org on Twitter @350 New/Mode advocacy campaign tools Your... Read more »


118: Elevator Pitch-off with 37 Vendors at #19NTC

We attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#19NTC) from March 13-15 in Portland, OR and gave 37 software vendors 15 seconds to pitch what their product is and what it does. This is a fun tour around the Nonprofit Technology Conference and an opportunity to listen for what you think works and might work for... Read more »


117: Using Local Podcasts for a Purpose

We interview Lucas Griffin about how he is using the Bushwick Podcast to share stories and news happening in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The series celebrates local culture, explains the factors driving change in the community, and shares resources to help people in the neighborhood shape the future of Bushwick for the better. Lucas shares how they use the... Read more »


116: The logic of good IA to improve websites

We interview Sam Raddatz, CEO and Lead Information Architect of the Logic Dept. about the importance of information architecture (IA) and the process of doing user testing to improve websites. Sam explains how we can avoid the ‘curse of knowledge’ and see our websites through the eyes of others and then make changes necessary to... Read more »