Nonprofit Architect  Podcast
Nonprofit Architect Podcast
Travis Johnson
The Nonprofit Architect Podcast is designed to build, launch, and improve your nonprofit! We will build the bridge from business to nonprofits by interviewing experts from both sides.
Wally Carmichael Preview
Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Wally Carmichael of Men of Abundance. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, April 13th, 2021! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/      
Apr 9
1 min
Video
Chris Suchanek; How to Plan and Execute A Holiday-Based Event
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Chris Suchánek, the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. Christopher leads Firm Media's client relationships and develops new business opportunities. As an experienced brand promoter, he has created some of the web's most prominent sites in the legal, medical, and dental industries.   Conversation Highlights: [00:42] Going from Good to Great…. [04:34] How did Chris get to the point where he is now? [08:30] Floyd Mayweather v/s Mohammad Ali [10:32] Nurturing up the feeling to Give! [16:24] Are you a COVID Hero? What you need to organize a smooth event? [23:01] How was the Thanksgiving event for the drive through? [25:48] The key to success is to keep going. [31:13] What actually is Failure? If you don't Quit, you Win!   Remarkable quotes: “The more your business grows, so does your responsibility to others.” “There has to be more to helping someone than just giving someone something.” “Boon, in Thai, means merit you get for doing a good deed." "Just because it's a nice to have, doesn’t mean it’s a have to have.” “If you get rejected, and never try again, you’re never going anywhere." Special Reminder:  "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"   Resources: Donate here: https://projectboon.org/donate/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectboonevents Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectboon/ Website: https://projectboon.org/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophersuchanek Email him at chris@firm-media.com Bio: Chris Suchánek is the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. He defines himself as a social entrepreneur and enjoys being connected to others. Project Boon is his opportunity to give back a little of what has been given to him and his wife, Karina Suchánek. He believes that Project Boon is a vehicle for all of us to leave a small dent in the world we live in by making life a little better for others and helping people reach their goals and achieve their dreams wherever possible. Chris’ underlying principle is that the receiver of the gift is the gift to the giver and that those at Project Boon are the ones who are blessed by the people who attend our events and receive our services.   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect          
Apr 6
34 min
Chris Suchanek Preview
Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Chris Suchanek, from Project Boon. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, April 6, 2021! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/      
Apr 2
1 min
Video
Greg Brooks Virtual Staffing: Leveraging the Best Talent All Over the World
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Greg Brooks, Rocket Station’s Director of Business Development.  Greg joins the Rocket Station team with an immense background in sales, both in the public and private sectors. He has led teams in many industries including sponsorship, fundraising, consumer packaged goods, military resale, and hospitality. His “People First” sales framework has allowed him to cultivate highly successful sales teams at each of his stops. This approach aligns perfectly with the core value at Rocket Station: Enhancing lives through better business. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Greg is not a huge fan of snow and now resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife and two sons. Conversation Highlights: [01:22] Rocket Station’s purpose:  Full Fledged Virtual Staffing [08:12] If you don’t have to be there in person… [10:57] McDonald’s prices for Mercedes Benz value [15:50] Free giveaway…Most beautiful beaches [18:23] We don’t call anyone Client; we call everyone Partner. [20:18] How does this really apply to Non-Profits? [22:32] Dedicated Virtual Staffing [24:17] Don’t burn out your great people. [26:38] “We can’t do it alone.  Where is your Zone of Genius?” [30:26] “Is this about you or is it about your Mission?” [32:15] Make your “Oh Shoot” list [38:04] Contact Greg Brooks@Rocketstation.com  Remarkable quotes: “Don’t burn out your great people.” “It’s easy, start with your “Oh Shoot” list”. “Is this about you or is it about your mission?” “It makes me feel good knowing that I made a difference in the lives of people.”  Special Reminder: "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!" Resources:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregbrooks711/ https://rocketstation.com/ Bio: Greg joins the Rocket Station team with an immense background in sales, both in the public and private sectors. He has led teams in many industries including sponsorship, fundraising, consumer packaged goods, military resale, and hospitality. His “People First” sales framework has allowed him to cultivate highly successful sales teams at each of his stops. This approach aligns perfectly with the core value at Rocket Station: Enhancing lives through better business. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Greg is not a huge fan of snow and now resides in Fort Worth, TX with his wife and two sons. Greg Brooks Rocket Station's Director of Business Development Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect   Podcast Guide: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/  
Mar 30
39 min
Greg Brooks Preview
Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Greg Brooks of Rocket Station. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 30th, 2021! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/      
Mar 26
59 sec
Cynthia Gregory; How to Know If You Are Suffering from Compassion Fatigue?
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Cynthia Gregory, as a nonprofit leader with more than two decades in the field and as a certified Co-Active Coach, Cynthia Gregory knows that no one works harder or deserves more validation than nonprofit fundraisers, executives, and cultural change-makers. Cynthia works with nonprofit leaders to develop smart strategic plans, steward their staff to achieve top performance, and make more powerful decisions. Conversation Highlights: [01:57] Who is Cynthia Gregory? [03:13] What is Leadership Wellness? If you don’t make your matrix then you can’t serve your mission. [05:33] The story of two Woodcutters….. [09:56] How to rejuvenate yourself? Chronic stress is not our friend. [18:34] The journey from journalism to Nonprofits…. Should Nonprofits write a book? [23:46] How to live the 4-hour Work Week? [27:58] How can someone change your life? [32:19] You don’t have to have all the answers!   Remarkable quotes: “You give so much that it eventually becomes hard for you to say NO!” “You can’t make good decisions when you are stressed out.” “You are worth taken care of!” “You can’t get what you want if you don’t let people know what you want.”   Special Reminder: "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"   Resources: Cynthia Gregory Coaching + Consulting: https://www.facebook.com/coachcynthia.gregory Website: https://cgregorycreativity.com/ LinkedIn: com/in/GregoryCynthia Cell: 503-360-6570 Email her at: cgregory@eldercarealliance.org   Bio: Through her executive coaching practice, Cynthia supports nonprofit leaders with individual and team coaching, and through Nonprofit Leadership Mastermind Group facilitation. Cynthia earned her BA, journalism from Gonzaga University, and her MFA, creative writing, from Mills College. Cynthia is widely published, and author of Journaling As Sacred Practice: An Act of Extreme Bravery. She helps her clients make more strategic life and business decisions, develop better work-life balance, and change outdated beliefs that hold them back.   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect          
Mar 23
36 min
Cynthia Gregory Preview
Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Cynthia Gregory, Certified Co-Active Coach. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/
Mar 19
36 sec
Video
Major Ed Pulido; Why start your own Foundation
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity that provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical, and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom, and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story. Conversation Highlights: [00:49] The ventures of Major Ed Pulido... [04:32] How to Build Relationships with people In the Nonprofit world, storytelling is one of the most impactful things. Lifting people up is the most important thing. What is your end goal? [14:02] The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed; Heart of a Lion Foundation. [22:56] Getting back to the roots... [25:33] The map to success! [28:21] Exploring the unfavorable side. [35:12] What is the Dirt Bag Mentality? [39:39] The small organizations grow into the bigger ones! Define your Mission! How to choose your Board Members?   Remarkable quotes: “My goal is to give people the advice and the steps they need to help their Nonprofit work better.” “It’s always Mission first, People always!” “Sometimes the hardest things to do are when it’s the hardest times.” “We are stronger together!”   Special Reminder:  "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"   Resources: Major Ed’s Book: https://majored.org/shop/ Bio: Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical, and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for AROGA Health. Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom, and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story. Finally, Major Ed is Co-Founder of the John Daly, Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation. The mission of the John Daly and Major Ed Heart of a Lion Foundation is to provide mental, physical, and wellness support to our nation’s children, first responders, and America’s Veterans. JDME supports St. Jude's Children’s Hospital and Boys and Girls of America by providing financial support to them from events where John Daly participates. Major Ed Pulido; Army (retired) https://www.jdme.org/ Cell:  405-833-9092 Email him at epulido@jdme.org   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect      
Mar 16
55 min
Major Ed Pulido Preview
Check out this video preview of The Nonprofit Architect Podcast where Travis interviews Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation. You don't want to miss the full episode, which will be released Tuesday, March 16th, 2021! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast player!  i.e. Apple Podcast, Google Play, or Spotify Excited to announce we made Feedspot's Top 45 Nonprofit Podcasts! Check out the full list at https://blog.feedspot.com/nonprofit_podcasts/    
Mar 12
1 min
Video
Judy Skilling:  Are You Sabotaging Your Success?
In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Judy Skilling, a mother, an emergency room nurse, a High-Performance Coach, and a U.S Navy veteran. She served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years as a Hospital Corpsman. She helps military and veteran entrepreneurs maximize productivity by minimizing distractions, enhance wellness to increase day-to-day energy, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Starting from their own experience, they end up giving some powerful tips building a strategic plan for your NonProfit that actually works. Listen in now and be informed.   Conversation Highlights: [05:20] Are you sabotaging your own success? [09:04] Recognising the process of Self-Sabotaging…. [15:18] How to tackle the Shiny Object Syndrome? Our Brain thrives on our novelty! Say NO to Shiny Objects unless you are aligned with your Goal! [25:38] How can taking on too many projects sabotage your end goal? [28:31] You get 80% of your result from 20% of the work you do! [32:26] Establishing the boundaries…. Learn to say NO! [38:48] How to implement the tips in your life?   Remarkable quotes: “Once I understood the power of coaching, I fell in love with it.” “If you win, I win!” “If I won’t wash dishes, I won’t have anything to cook.” “Ideas mean nothing without action!”   Special Reminder:  "Don't just listen to the podcast, but also implement the things you hear in your life!"   Resources: Judy's Website:  https://www.judyskilling.com/ Bio: Judy Skilling is a Certified High-Performance Coach and a U.S. Navy Veteran.  She helps military and veteran entrepreneurs maximize productivity by minimizing distractions, enhance wellness to increase day-to-day energy, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.  Outside of coaching, her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Medium, Elephant Journal, and Addicted2Success.  Judy is passionate about contributing to the veteran community so that they can reach levels of success beyond the military.  In her free time, Judy enjoys cooking for friends and family, reading books, and creating bucket list adventures.   Judy Skilling Email her at:  judyskilling@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judyskillinghpcvet/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judyskillingHPCVet Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links  Website: http://nonprofitarchitect.org  Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NonprofitArchitect          
Mar 9
48 min
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