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Nonprofit Radio for February 19, 2016: Innovation in Mississippi & Successful Giving Days

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

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Aisha Nyandoro & Cassandra Overton-Welchlin: Innovation in Mississippi

There are lots of stereotypes about social change in the deep South. We look at what’s really going on in one state. What are the challenges? What are the opportunities? Who’s doing the work? Aisha Nyandoro is executive director of Springboard to Opportunities and Cassandra Overton-Welchlin is a director at Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative.

Aisha Nyandoro
Aisha Nyandoro
Cassandra Overton-Welchlin
Cassandra Overton-Welchlin

Caryn Stein: Successful Giving Days

Caryn Stein

What is key to make your giving day successful? How do you activate your community to make them super fundraisers? Which technologies are critical? Caryn Stein is vice president of communications and content at Network For Good. (Recorded at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference, hosted by NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network.)

 


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Challenge The Status Quo

"Change" courtesy of busy.pochi on Flickr
courtesy of busy.pochi on Flickr

“We can’t.”

“Why not?”

Lots of times there isn’t a good reason. Or even an articulable reason.

(Happy New Year! You have my good wishes for 2013! This has nothing to do with that, though I suppose you could adopt “challenge the status quo” as a resolution.)

From questioning the way you track prospect visits to revamping a newsletter concept to adding a theme to an annual dull event, don’t accept that which can be changed–and should be.

Have the courage to question to find out what can be done differently.

There’s just no need to live with that which you can make better. And no one more qualified to call the question than you if you’re in the trenches, on the ground, doing the work, suffering the stupidity.

Question. Challenge. Reject. Revolt.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the only ones who do.

Change doesn’t come in enormous, monumental shifts. It comes from incremental steps.

Take the first step. Ask why.

Nothing is perfect when it first arrives, so don’t let fear of imperfection hold you back. Be willing to make the change, then learn, improve and hone.

A boy scout leader wisely admonished me in my teens: tradition is often a mistake made more than once.

Don’t fear change. Don’t fear the unknown.

Challenge the status quo.

Nonprofit Radio for April 22, 2011: A Conversation with Hildy Gottlieb

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

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A Conversation with Hildy Gottlieb:

Hildy Gottlieb is the author of “The Pollyanna Principles“.

She will share her transformative ideas for nonprofits to create monumental change in themselves, their communities and the world.

Listen in while she shares her ideas. This is going to be exciting.

Top Trends. Sound Advice. Lively Conversation.

You’re on the air and on target as I delve into the big issues facing your nonprofit—and your career.

If you have big dreams but an average budget, tune in to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio.

I interview the best in the business on every topic from board relations, fundraising, social media and compliance, to technology, accounting, volunteer management, finance, marketing and beyond. Always with you in mind.

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Here is a link to the podcast: 038: A Conversation with Hildy Gottlieb.

Hospitals Barter Care for Artist Talent

Blank canvas on easel

Two New York City public, nonprofit hospitals allow artists without health insurance (is there another kind of artist?), to barter their talent for medical care. The Artist Access Program is a brilliant, clever idea, and it could go further.

In the midst of our recession and high unemployment, all kinds of professionals are without insurance, while public hospitals are suffering short budgets and hiring freezes from cash-strapped states. Let’s expand the smart thinking at Bellevue and Woodhull hospitals to other professionals: attorneys; accountants; investment managers; social workers; the manual trades; nursing; technicians; human resources; and others.

Of course, there are hurdles, but with an attitude of “How can we do this?” rather than, “Here’s why we can’t,” there are considerable opportunities for hospitals with hiring freezes and Americans without health insurance.

I’d love to hear from hospital folks: how could your facility get this done?