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Nonprofit Radio, February 15, 2013: Some Raise Money While Some Raise Hell & Pinterest and SlideShare

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

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Tony’s Guests:

Marcia
Marcia Stepanek
Marcia Stepanek: Some Raise Money While Some Raise Hell

I’m talking about women in philanthropy with Marcia Stepanek. She was founding editor-in-chief of “Contribute Magazine” and is the new media advisor to the New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy. We’ll talk about Limbaugh and Komen; leadership roles; traditional giving; and how women organize themselves.

 

Amy Sample Ward
Amy Sample Ward: Pinterest and SlideShare

Amy Sample Ward returns. She’s our social media contributor and membership director of Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). She shares how small- and mid-size nonprofits can reap definite value from these lesser-known social sites.

 
 


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.

When and where: Talking Alternative Radio, Fridays, 1-2PM Eastern

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Here is the link to the audio: 129: Some Raise Money While Some Raise Hell & Pinterest and SlideShare. You can also subscribe on iTunes to get the podcast automatically.

Nonprofit Radio for June 8, 2012: Got Women Donors? and Lovin’ LinkedIn for Prospect Research

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

This is a rebroadcast of Nonprofit Radio from August 12, 2011.

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Tony’s Guests:

Travis Fraser
Michele Walsh & Travis Fraser: Got Women Donors?

From the Fund Raising Day conference in NYC in June, we talk about successful initiatives to expand your female donor base through targeted and appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

My guests are Michele Walsh from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Travis Fraser from United Way of New York City.

 

Maria Semple
Maria Semple: Lovin’ LinkedIn For Prospect Research

Our regular contributor, Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder, is with me to share strategies for using LinkedIn to find people and organizations who can be your next employee, board member, donor or sponsor.
 

 

Here is the link to the podcast: 096: Got Women Donors? & Lovin’ LinkedIn for Prospect Research.


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.

When and where: Talking Alternative Radio, Fridays, 1-2PM Eastern

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Nonprofit Radio for August 12, 2011: Got Women Donors? and Lovin’ LinkedIn for Prospect Research

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

You can subscribe on iTunes and listen anytime, anyplace on the device of your choice.

Tony’s Guests:

Travis Fraser
Michele Walsh & Travis Fraser: Got Women Donors?

From the Fund Raising Day conference in NYC in June, we talk about successful initiatives to expand your female donor base through targeted and appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

My guests are Michele Walsh from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Travis Fraser from United Way of New York City.

 

Maria Semple
Maria Semple: Lovin’ LinkedIn For Prospect Research

Our new regular contributor, Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder, is with me to share strategies for using LinkedIn to find people and organizations who can be your next employee, board member, donor or sponsor.
 

 

Here is the link to the podcast: 054: Got Women Donors? & Lovin’ LinkedIn for Prospect Research.


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.

When and where: Talking Alternative Radio, Fridays, 1-2PM Eastern

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Work-At-Home Moms Rock

Working Mom by rankun76 on Flickr

During Women’s History Month, I want to salute and commend a group of women who have helped me considerably: work-at-home moms.

WAHMs are energetic, motivated, serious and fun to work with. It’s been my pleasure to work with Cary, Tracey and Kristine. They help me build my Charity Registration practice, pitch me and promote me.

Cary has a seventeen-month-old and was worried about her son crying or fussing in the background while she’s on phone calls, which is often. Maybe having to excuse herself. I told her my company isn’t merely friendly to families, we embrace families. That if anyone ever hints (because they probably wouldn’t say) that she or the company is in some way unprofessional because there’s a child crying in the background, I want to know about it and I’ll speak to the person. It’s never happened, and she’s been back with me since her son was 3 months. We also worked together before and during her pregnancy.

Tracey and Kristine have older children. That means different but no less significant issues. Nothing insurmountable. I just have to be flexible. In exchange I get committed, exemplary workers.

My suspicion is that if someone in an office hears a child in the background of a phone call, they’d be envious; wishing they could be home with their kids. If it’s someone who doesn’t have kids, they’d be hopeful that if they do, they can work at home. Really, though, it doesn’t matter to me what someone might think. I know how good we are.

Maybe I’m more tolerant because I don’t have children. Whatever my initial motivation was, it’s now clear that work-at-home moms are good for my business. I want to make it as easy as I can for work-at-home moms to work for me.

They’re rock solid, and they rock.

Sexism Confirmed

Office sexual harassmentWhat a way to start off a New Year!

I feel naive.

I posed a question last November: “Do Professional Women Still Face Sexism?” I should have skipped the interrogatory and gone straight to the declarative, “Professional Women Still Face Sexism.” Every comment confirms what I feared, but wasn’t certain about.

I have no uncertainty now.

It seems the best we can conclude is that women are better off than they were 40 years ago, but sexism–overt and subtle–remains. “Better off than 40 years ago” doesn’t give me great comfort.

This disturbs me because nonprofit fundraising is predominantly female. Something like two-thirds of fundraisers are women. I don’t like my colleagues suffering. I’m sure the stories run much deeper, more hurtful and more dangerous than the disrespect reflected in your comments to my first post. I wonder if every woman recalls a serious incident while reading this. I’m sorry.

For a week, I’m disabling the requirement to provide an email address to post a comment. If you have a story you want to share in total anonymity, use a bogus name (so I and others have something to refer to) and tell your story.

Male sexism doesn’t stop with professional colleagues; it runs to donors. (It obviously runs into personal lives, too.) A comment from LinkedIn describes how a fundraiser has been ignored after expressing interest in making planned gifts to nonprofits where she is a donor. Her friends have suffered the same disregard. She says they have, “dropped hints, left messages, sent emails or boldly said” they want to include gifts in their estates. They’re ignored. I’m astounded.

I apologize for my viridity.

I’m not going to preach to men. If you’re over 12 and haven’t learned equality, nothing I say will teach you.

It’s all very sad.