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Next in Nonprofits interviews nonprofit leaders and service providers to keep you up to date with the best ideas in social good.
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Next in Nonprofits interviews nonprofit leaders and service providers to keep you up to date with the best ideas in social good.




The War for Fundraising Talent with Jason Lewis

Jason Lewis is the Managing Partner at BetterSchools, and author of the book The War for Fundraising Talent. The book “is an honest yet hopeful critique of professional fundraising, intended especially for small shops that find it difficult to consistently achieve their fundraising goals.” Jason talks with host Steve Boland about the changes and challenges in nonprofit fundraising, including a shift in focus from initial gift to more meaningful donations, how staff supports these growth...


Cause Way with Angela Titus

Cause Way “is a boutique consultancy providing advisory services to business, non-profit and institutional clients with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, nonprofit capacity building, community revitalization, and social innovation.” Angela Titus is the Founder & Chief Strategist for Cause Way. She joins host Steve Boland for a focused conversation on what makes a 21st Century nonprofit. New organizations starting today approach problems differently from organizations which...


Appolition with Tiffany Mikell and Kortney Ziegler

Appolition is a service that “Automatically give(s) your spare change from everyday purchases to help prevent the detrimental impact (of millions of people incarcerated because they cannot afford bail).” Learn more about the issue of mass incarceration, discriminatory practices in bail, and more at National Bail Out. Tiffany Mikell and Dr. Kortney Ziegler are the co-founders of Appolition, and join host Steve Boland to talk about the creation of the platform, building on existing “spare...


Facebook Pages and Nonprofits with Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer is the founder of, specializing in Facebook ads, marketing and digital reach. Jon provides information, training and consulting services to help organizations improve their Facebook marketing. Jon wrote a post in January 2018 about changes to the Facebook news feed, and how those changes may impact Facebook Pages. Jon’s fun, honest way of imploring all Pages to not “screw this up” by trying to game a system is the focus of this conversation. Honest engagement is...


Eisner Foundation with Trent Stamp

Trent Stamp is the CEO of the Eisner Foundation, a family foundation whose mission “…identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities.” The decision to move to intergenerational capacity building as a focus area has yielded some multiple-bottom line results for the Eisner grantees. Host Steve Boland talks with Trent about long-term outcome results in multiple generation funding, general...


APM Research Lab with Craig Helmstetter

Craig Helmstetter is the Managing Partner of APM Research Lab, a new effort from American Public Media with a mission to “foster an engaged democracy by inspiring curiosity, inquiry and discussion through fact-driven, credible research and analysis.” Craig (formerly of Wilder Research ) joins host Steve Boland to talk about nonpartisan, non-biased research and discussion,. how partnering with nonprofit media helps choose topics for research, philanthropic support for this work, earned...


Social Startup Success with Kathleen Kelly Janus

Kathleen Kelly Janus is the author of the new book, Social Startup Success. The book focuses on “…best practices for testing ideas, measuring impact, funding experimentation, leading collectively and storytelling with purpose.” Host Steve Boland talks to Kathleen about falling in love with fixing a problem rather than with a specific solution, measuring outputs vs. outcomes, testing and revising programs or interventions, design thinking in problem solving, and...


Autodesk Foundation with Joe Speicher

Joe Speicher is the Executive Director of the Autodesk Foundation, which “supports the people and organizations using design for positive social and environmental impact.” Autodesk creates design software, and the Autodesk Foundation focuses on “lighthouse” roles in bringing attention to design thinking and projects as well as software donations and related support. Joe talks about the renewed work of the Foundation in design thinking, collaboration with other partners in this space, and...


Kiva and Springboard with Caroline Taiwo

Caroline Taiwo is the Economic Opportunity Program Director for Springboard for the Arts, whose mission is to “cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.” Springboard has recently announced a new partnership with microlending site Kiva to help artists access resources to create sustainable businesses and projects. Caroline talks with host Steve Boland about how borrowed capital can be a part of...


Community Indicators Consortium with Ruth Hamberg

Ruth Hamberg is the research associate with the Community Indicators Consortium, which was “organized in the belief that information sharing, collaboration and open dialogue — across geography and disciplines — are key to the advancement of people, the quality of community life and the sustainability of our shared environment.” The Consortium is building new tools and seeing new support from partners such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which began contributing to this work years ago with...

Duration:00:51:57 with Josue Estrada

Josue Estrada is the Senior Vice President for Marketing and Industry Solutions at, which “puts the world’s best technology into the hands of nonprofits and schools so they can create more impact.” Josue talked to host Steve Boland live at Dreamforce 2017, the annual Salesforce conference, about the changes and new offerings for charities using the Salesforce solution. The Trailhead training systems, Einstein predictive assistant, gamifying learning and much more are part...


Classy with Scott Chisholm

Scot Chisholm is the CEO and Co-Founder of Classy, “the world’s fastest growing fundraising platform for social impact organizations.” Classy offers many tools to support individual donor campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising, event-based fundraising and more. Scot joins host Steve Boland live from Dreamforce 2017 to talk about the Classy platform, integration to tools like, and to announce the brand-new “Classy Passport: The First Cross-Currency Fundraising Solution for...


Sierra Club with Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas is the Chief Innovation Officer of the Sierra Club, whose mission is to “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.” Chris joins host Steve Boland live from Dreamforce 2017 to talk about the uses of technology in supporting the mission work of the Sierra Club. Using tools highlighted from, Chris talks about improving advocacy engagement, helping supporters participate in the mission in individualized ways, and leveraging the mobile technology...


NerdKind with Ginger Sorvari Bucklin

Ginger Sorvari Bucklin is the executive director of the Nerdery Foundation, which “works to bridge this gap [between potential and technical barriers] , bringing together highly-skilled technologists with the community-based organizations who most need their help.” Nerdery Foundation is now launching new project, called NerdKind, which is ready to pair a wide range of skilled professionals in the technology field with charities seeking their help. Ginger joins host Steve Boland to talk...


FormAssembly with Cedric Savarese

Cedric Savarese is the Founder and CEO of FormAssembly, which provides “Streamlined visual editing and publishing makes it easy for anyone in your organization to create and manage complex forms.” The service integrates with many other tools, and has nonprofit clients collecting information for donations, volunteers, program data and more. Cedric was at Dreamforce 2017, a conference which includes technologies and partners focusing on nonprofit mission growth, outcomes, and...


SPCA International with Meredith Ayan

Meredith Ayan is the Executive Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International, which “works to stop the abuse and suffering of animals with innovative programs that serve both animals and their human caretakers.” SPCA International was at Dreamforce 2017, a conference which includes technologies and partners focusing on nonprofit mission growth, outcomes, and more. Meredith talks with host Steve Boland about SPCA International choosing new...


Oracle Netsuite with Peggy Duvette

Peggy Duvette is the Director of Social Impact for Oracle+NetSuite, whose mission is “to accelerate the social impact of nonprofit and social enterprises globally, regardless of ability to pay, with our software donations and pro bono services.” Nonprofit organizations are eligible for donated software, but also support services over time to help grow into a full implementation of the software. Peggy talks with host Steve Boland about helping charities gauge their readiness to use...


GrantAdvisor with Carolyn Egeberg and Jon Pratt

GrantAdvisor is a “ web service that facilitates open dialogue between nonprofits and grantmakers by collecting authentic, real-time reviews and comments on grantseekers’ experiences working with funders to encourage more productive philanthropy.” Caroloyn Egeberg is Vice President of Strategy and Communications for the Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations, and a member of the National Leadership Panel for Grant Advisor. Jon Pratt is the Executive Director of the Minnesota...


MCN Annual Conference 2017

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits had it’s annual conference on October 12 and 13, 2017. The conference theme was Evolve, and host Steve Boland spoke with many attendees about what they learned, what they had to share, and challenges still to be resolved. The conference website features a download area where people can review the conference program (including presenter information), presentations or materials from sessions, and more. The interviews in the podcast are in the following...


Global Giving 2017 with Heather Mansfield

“The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes donor data across six continents about how online and mobile technology effects giving. The report also explores the impact of gender, generation, and ideology upon giving and...


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