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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.

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.



Episodes 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 of...

Duration: 00:28:14

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...

Duration: 00:53:44

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...

Duration: 00:22:15

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...

Duration: 00:47:05

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...

Duration: 00:45:25

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...

Duration: 00:24:15

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...

Duration: 00:29:41

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...

Duration: 00:56:01

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...

Duration: 00:20:50

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...

Duration: 00:44:13

Cookie Cart with Matt Halley

Cookie Cart “provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.” It is also one of the earlier examples of a charitable, social enterprise in the Twin Cities area. Executive Director Matt Halley joins host Steve Boland to talk about the Cookie Cart mission, how social enterprise is a mission-based tool and not a financial management solution (most often), and how a capital-intensive...

Duration: 00:56:33

GivingLoop with Abdallah Absi

GivingLoop is “a sustainable fundraising platform that helps non-profits focus less on fundraising and more on changing the world.” Abdallah Absi is co-founder and CEO and GivingLoop, and joins host Steve Boland to talk about the movement toward sustainable/repeat giving, the platform choices that impact charities, data integration in platforms and more. GivingLoop

Duration: 00:47:07

CommunityGiving with Steve Joul

CommunityGiving is the new entity launched to help grow and support community foundations and community giving in their service areas. The website describes their work: “Together we unite foundations in Alexandria, Brainerd, Willmar and the Greater St. Cloud area under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors.” Steve Joul is the President and CEO of the new Community Giving, but comes to the role with many years of experience as leader of the...

Duration: 00:45:45

Ecotone with Tim Roman

Tim Roman is a co-founder and partner at Ecotone Analytics, “a data analytics company working with clients who want to manage, monitor, and measure their social or environmental impact.” Ecotone helps charities and social good organizations understand their impact and structure visual communication to increase support. Host Steve Boland joins Tim to talk about nonprofits extrapolating their long-term impact, showing just who benefits from charities doing good work, and why philanthropic...

Duration: 00:44:03

Analyze This with Kevin Church

Analyze This! is “a Twin Cities meetup group for data science practitioners and enthusiasts to collaborate on practical, real world problems. Each quarter, a business or organization presents a specific issue that requires data science expertise.” Kevin Church is a data scientist and a co-founder of Analyze This!, and joins host Steve Boland in discussing the role of analyzing data in driving charitable donations, charitable outcomes, and future engagement in nonprofits. There are many...

Duration: 00:44:56

Diversity and inclusion with Jonathan Palmer

Jonathan Palmer is the executive director of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, and a seasoned nonprofit leader in a diverse community. Jonathan recently served on a panel at the Charities Review Council meeting on diversity and inclusion in nonprofit leadership. Host Steve Boland joins Jonathan for a conversation about moving past commitment to action in changing the course of nonprofit leadership, defining some terms, and being ready to be uncomfortable along the way. More...

Duration: 00:44:30

The Givers with David Callahan

David Callahan is founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, a site with a mission “To pull back the curtain on one of the most powerful and dynamic forces shaping society. Every day, our team of editors and reporters is digging into how foundations and major donors are giving away their money, and why.” David has written a new book, The Givers, about “wealth, philanthropy and power in a new gilded age.” Host Steve Boland asks David about the rise of extraordinary new amounts of wealth,...

Duration: 00:44:41

Crowdfunding with Robyn White

Robyn White is the associate director of digital marketing for the University of Minnesota Foundation, and part of the team which brought URaiseMN to life. The custom-built crowdfunding platform allows the University to contain costs, increase data collection, and offer more options to people who want to use crowdfunding tactics to support the wide-range of giving at the U of M. Host Steve Boland joins Robyn to talk about when and how to build a custom platform, what motivates...

Duration: 00:43:00

Monicat Data with Jasmine Russell and Kurt Blomberg

Monicat Data is “a data management and research agency specifically focused in bringing strategic data to design, visual, & performance artists & art supporting organizations.” Monicat provides research panels, analysis and so much more for organizations in the arts and supporting the arts. Jasmine Russell and Kurt Blomberg join host Shannon Forney for a conversation about what is measured now, what categories of measurement are possible, and how both art and data influence each other....

Duration: 00:43:00

Content marketing with Robert McGuire

Robert McGuire is the owner and managing editor of McGuire Editorial Content Marketing Services, which is “a very specialized content marketing agency that sticks to content strategy and content writing services. We develop high-quality, authoritative, well-edited and well-aligned content.” McGuire Editorial has created a series of posts for nonprofits called Give to Get, and emphasizes how charities can take advantage of the ideas behind creating and sharing relevant, shareable and...

Duration: 00:46:29

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