Nonprofit Architect  Podcast
Nonprofit Architect Podcast
Travis Johnson
The Nonprofit Architect Podcast is the premier 'how-to' podcast designed to build, launch, and improve your nonprofit! We interview nonprofit leaders, business leaders, consultants, and those with special skills in order to give you the actionable steps needed to build stronger nonprofits. Our guests dive into their expertise, pull back the curtain, and give you the actionable steps you've been looking for! We go in-depth into these great topics: Board of Directors How to Build your Board World-Class Events Event Planning Holiday Events Fundraisers How to Start a Nonprofit How to Close a Nonprofit Leadership Six-Figure Fundraising Google Ad Grant Networking LinkedIn Facebook Groups Monthly Recurring Donations Grants Grant Programs How to make your Nonprofit Grant Ready Podcasting Podcasting for a Cause Communication Partnerships Sponsorships Abundance Mindset Virtual Staffing VA Virtual Assistant Mission Creep Compassion Fatigue Self Sabotage Marketing Branding Email Campaigns Policies Procedures Legislative Advocacy Merchant Services Credit Card Processing Ebooks Membership Model Signature Programs Governance Delegation Change Management Contacting Celebrities PTSD Combatting Suicide Veteran Veterans Volunteers How to find Volunteers Business planning Mail Chimp Networking Media Kit Media Appearances Collaboration over Competition Donor Retention How to start your own foundation Non Profit Architect Non-Profit Architect
How Curiosity Leads to Massive Donations with Corinne Lebrun
You're in the wrong group of people if you're not congratulating each other on your victories or if you don't think yours will be. We are all on a time crunch. Get in touch with those who can help you. Your nonprofit can start concentrating on raising awareness of unspoken social agreements in order to stimulate creative thinking.Remarkable Quotes:Corinne:  The first goal is to Figure out a way to get your base staff paid so they can fully focus on the mission and vision. Travis: Knowledge is potential power because it doesn't mean anything unless it's put into practice.Corinne:  Everybody is creative and it's a habit to keep it upCorinne: I think having the right people around you, first of all, is important to reflect on having this circle of friends who can reflect on who you are. Then you can be yourself.Highlights:{01:47} How Corinne got into the nonprofit world{09:40} How non-profits would change if they used the Corinne method{17:33} What is Corinne doing with her time{23:18} How holding back and building boundaries can affect your nonprofitCorinne Lebrun bio: Corinne is an author, scholar, educator, and business consultant. She is fascinated by the true human potential and mind-body science. Her academic studies focus on social psychology and how to become more aware of unconscious social agreements in order to inspire innovative thinking. She also studies how meditation can be used as a tool to become aware of unconscious cognitive constructs and bias, leading to greater human connection. She applies these themes in her work with organizations and individuals to inspire creativity and innovation. Corinne is working on her Ph.D. in Psychology at Walden University and is the author of A Handbook for Badass Spiritual Warriors.Connect with Corinne:  https://www.livecreatively.loveNonprofit Architect Podcast LinksMore Episodeshttp://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog Ultimate Podcast Guidehttps://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Ultimate Podcast Course fully WASC accreditedhttps://envisageconnect.com/education-training/partner-products/synergy-learning-institute/ Subscribe and Leave a Reviewhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481 Get Fully Funded by Sharing the Credithttps://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380
Aug 9
30 min
Corinne Lebrun: Preview
You're in the wrong group of people if you're not congratulating each other on your victories or if you don't think yours will be. We are all on a time crunch. Get in touch with those who can help you. Your nonprofit can start concentrating on raising awareness of unspoken social agreements in order to stimulate creative thinking. (You can catch the whole episode on August 9th)
Aug 5
2 min
How do you Prepare Your Team to Succeed with Otis McGregor
From the top down, everyone in your organization requires a periodic, if not daily, a reminder of vision, opportunity, and hope. Do you need to complete something more than once? Can you automate, delegate, get rid of, or hire someone to do it? Make sure you're assuming your queen bee role so your organization will prosper and flourish due to your laser-like focus on the right things. Using the after-action report, you can get your team ready for success. By receiving a hot wash, emotional feedback, acting on what you've learned, and rational feedback.   Remarkable Quotes: Otis:  Driving purpose is about finding clarity and resolve and your purpose. Otis: Don't try to sell hope of solving the problem; sell the hope of the organization. That's how you keep people.   Travis: It's a lot easier to get through the suck if it's a time limit. Otis:   Push through with a vision and hope; and the reality, so you balance the hope with the reality. Travis:  Are they creating a business, or are they creating a job for themselves?   Highlights: {01:33} Introduction to Otis {05:35} Ground Pounding {12:45} Is your mission missing in your Business or nonprofit  {19:15} Embrace the Suck {26:40} The difference between starting a business and creating a job {33:15} The Queen Bee Role {41:00} Learning from your experiences   Otis McGregor bio: Leadership Expert, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Project Management Trainer, Rugby Coach, LTC, Special Forces, US Army, Retired My passion lies in helping people succeed. I've used this passion through years in the Army Special Operations, coaching rugby and Business. It now drives me to create better leaders. I believe that better leaders create better organizations, better organizations create better communities, and better communities will create a better world. I worked as a Business Development Manager, Director, and Chief Strategy Officer for several companies. In 2009, I founded LTO Enterprises, LLC to help businesses win government contracts. In 2021, I rebranded LTO to become Tribe + Purpose, aligning with how we operate and our business purpose. We focus on creating better leaders to lead high-performing teams. I am a certified business performance coach and certified project director and trainer through The Institute of Project Management. I retired from the US Army in 2009 as a Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel following 25 years of service. While in the Army, I had a broad range of experience from being a private driving tank five years older than me; to an engineer in the Arctic, running heavy equipment in the most extreme arctic conditions, to leading Green Berets on complex and dangerous missions around the world. I also had the unique experience of being part of new organizations and creating these new units into cohesive, effective organizations. This experience ranged from Arctic conditions in Alaska to counter-terrorism units in Iraq and Afghanistan to NATO Special Operations Headquarters. Being part of these organizations from the ground up has given me immense experience in creating successful organizations I've used those skills and experiences to build successful teams, business units, and companies in the business world. I've led capture efforts and proposal development for large and small firms. These efforts have ranged from small task orders to multiple large entity Joint Ventures. In addition to my business development efforts, I ran multi-million-dollar programs for the government spread across the US and overseas. I possess a BS-Engineering Technology, from Texas A&M University; MA-International Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School; Certified Professional Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC); COR.E Leadership & Performance Dynamics Specialist, IPEC; Certified Project Director and Certified Project Trainer, Institute of Project Management (IPM); USA Rugby Level 300 Coach. I create better leaders, host a podcast, build high-performance teams and wrote the book Enable Your Teams Success. I live in Colorado with my wife, Suzanne. We have three grown children living in the USA. Connect with Otis: https://www.tribe-purpose.com   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course fully WASC accredited https://envisageconnect.com/education-training/partner-products/synergy-learning-institute/   Subscribe and Leave a Review https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481   Get Fully Funded by Sharing the Credit https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380
Aug 2
56 min
Otis McGregor: Preview
Everyone in your organization, from the top down, requires a periodic, if not daily, reminder of vision, opportunity, and hope. Do you need to complete something more than once? Can you automate it, delegate it, get rid of it, or hire someone to do it? Make sure you're assuming your queen bee role so that your organization will prosper and flourish as a result of your laser-like focus on the appropriate things. Using the after-action report, you can get your team ready for success. By receiving a hot wash, emotional feedback, acting on what you've learned, and receiving rational feedback. (You can hear the whole episode on August 2nd) 
Jul 29
3 min
How to Shift Your Focus from Money to Purpose with Eric Levine
Do you need to shift your focus from money to purpose? When you have a goal of improving people’s lives your focus will shift and your nonprofit will succeed.  Remarkable Quotes: Eric: Success in any way is to have a disciplined morning  Travis: Provide value to people first, when you're focused on money, you end up closed-handed Eric: You want to be at the beginning of the wave, ride it up to the crest. Timing is everything, Eric: We're all architects of our own lives   Highlights: {01:15} The importance of starting your day off right.  {05:00} Going to Asia to build a Gym Empire {10:25} Trusting your instincts  {16:15} Be at the Beginning of the Wave {26:15} Having the goal of improving people’s lives, not just making money {39:32} Knowing your self worth   Eric Levine bio: Eric Levine started in the fitness industry in 1979, when he was the first franchisee for Golds Gym, and opened a chain of six clubs. These six clubs were the most profitable in the entire Gold chain of more than 100 clubs. During that time Mr. Levine established Super Gym Advertising and Marketing company, the exclusive worldwide agency for all Gold’s Gyms, winning many international awards including the silver medal at Cannes! Eric then became a partner with Ray Wilson Family Fitness Centers, which grew to 72 locations. Eric went on to Asia and created California Fitness in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia. His clubs broke every imaginable record for fitness centers around the world. Eric then sold the chain of California Fitness centers to 24Hour Fitness, retaining a share in that company. In 2004 24Hour Fitness sold for an incredible US$1,700,000,000. Eric was also the founder of Planet Yoga and Bikram Yoga in Asia, the first large yoga studio anywhere! Eric is currently an investor with Mark Mastrov in New Evolution Ventures which owns and manages such companies as UFC gyms worldwide. Eric has an exciting new company, combined with Revolution Recrafted, in a partnership with world champion boxing legend Manny Pacquiao! The new company is called Hitt by Manny and provides a boxing and full-body workout in a boutique setting. Eric is also the CEO of Eric Levine Global Fitness Expert, a fitness consulting company specializing in all aspects of the industry! Connect with Eric: ericlevine55@gmail.com   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course fully WASC accredited https://envisageconnect.com/education-training/partner-products/synergy-learning-institute/   Subscribe and Leave a Review https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481   Get Fully Funded with Sharing the Credit https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380
Jul 26
49 min
Eric Levine: Preview
Do you need to shift your focus from money to purpose? When you have a goal of improving people’s lives your focus will shift and your nonprofit will succeed. (You can hear the whole episode on July 26th)
Jul 22
3 min
Comments Build Relationships Faster and Better than Posting Content with Ira Bowman
Is your non-profit in need of assistance with its digital media? How can you boost your SEO, drive more visitors to your website, and manage your social media? A good place to start is LinkedIn. Begin to form genuine relationships rather than just posting on social media. Remarkable Quotes: Ira: Your first, second, and third-level connections on LinkedIn allow you to see more of the board.   Travis: It's amazing what happens when you have a pretty good idea that's not self-centered Ira: Understanding the mechanics of LinkedIn is the first part. Ira: The word is authentic if you keep it authentic, it's better.   Travis: You've got to engage, and you've got to be different than everyone else.   Highlights: {02:24} Who is Ira Bowman {08:14} The difference between a connection and a follower {14:38} Project “help you grow” {28:50} Going beyond posting to building relationships   Ira Bowman bio: Professionally Ira is a marketing and sales expert, photographer, graphics designer, website builder, philanthropy owner, Search Engine Optimization content writer, and TEDx speaker.  Ira has built a large social media following with six-figure following counts on both LinkedIn and Instagram. Ira Bowman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University where he graduated with a 3.916 GPA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Business and Religion. This says a lot about who Ira is, as he has many interests, and he strives to do things with excellence. Over his 25-year career to date, Ira has worked in the restaurant, e-commerce, print, and marketing industries. The majority of Ira’s career has been spent in a sales role in the print and graphics industry helping small and medium-size businesses gain market share and increase sales. Since June of 2020, with the launch of Ira’s business, Bowman Digital Media, Ira has focused on helping increase visibility for his clients on social media and increasing website traffic. The internet has become the main source of commerce and visibility is important to increase sales. Ira Bowman has been married to Alicia Bowman since June of 2000 and is a proud father of eight children with several of the kids now in college. The family is located in Southern California just outside Los Angeles. Bowman Digital Media   The new superhighway of business is found online.  The equivalent of buying property along a busy street or near the highway is increasing your website domain authority and following on social media. At Bowman Digital Media, we help our clients increase their digital visibility by creating content, writing blogs, building backlinks, and more, so they can focus on running their business without fear of becoming obsolete.  We create websites, design graphics, write blogs, take photos, edit videos, and improve SEO all at prices that won’t break the bank on a month-to-month basis as we’re happy to earn the business on a proven basis. Want to discuss how BDM can help your business?  Book a free 30-minute consultation.   Connect with Ira: ira@bowmandigitalmedia.com https://bowmandigitalmedia.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ira-bowman/ https://www.instagram.com/irambowman/ https://www.youtube.com/c/IraBowman_ProjectHelpYouGrow https://twitter.com/irambowman Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course fully WASC accredited https://envisageconnect.com/education-training/partner-products/synergy-learning-institute/   Subscribe and Leave a Review https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481   Get Fully Funded with Sharing the Credit https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380  
Jul 19
59 min
Ira Bowman: Preview
Is your non-profit in need of assistance with its digital media? How can you boost your SEO, drive more visitors to your website, and manage your social media? A good place to start is LinkedIn. Begin to form genuine relationships rather than just posting on social media. (You can hear the whole episode on July 19th)  
Jul 15
2 min
What are the Benefits to Cultivating Emotional Intelligence with Phil Johnson
Emotional intelligence leads to a better level of awareness. These forms of resistance, which are rooted in your amygdala patterns and sociocultural boundaries, will result in inspiring leadership. Energy physics is the answer to drama, turmoil, and conflict. Stop squandering your energy and increase your awareness. The Master Businesses Leadership's Phil Johnson joins us today to discuss the value of emotional intelligence.   Remarkable Quotes: Phil: We need the ability to feel the fear and anxiety that change, and innovation always create in us.  Travis: People don't buy for need; they buy for want they buy for that desire.  Phil: You can't fake being authentic. You can't fake being real. Phil: If your employees don't feel engaged, neither do your customers.   Highlights: {01:33} The Master of Business Leadership {02:00} Three things we need to know about outputs {03:00} Emotional Intelligence {04:20} Benefits of stretching your comfort zone {10:00} How to work through the fight-flight-freeze  {29:00} What the world would look like if everyone had emotional intelligence   Phil Johnson bio: Phil was born in Brantford, Ontario Canada on December 1, 1953. His family lived in a small 2-bedroom post-WWII bungalow where his mom and dad raised 3 boys. Phil was the youngest and quite surprised as his mother was in her early 40s when I was born. Three boys in one small bedroom with a coal-burning furnace with no air conditioning. Phil was born 6 weeks prematurely, weighing approximately 4 pounds. His first 6 months were spent in an incubator at the local Brantford General hospital. Phil has dyslexia. It is a neurological disorder he was born with. He failed Grade 3 and Grade 5 and was labeled as a “slow learner”. Phil started working when I was 9 years old pulling copper wire out of factory dumpsters and selling it for 5 cents a pound. By the time Phil was 12, he had a part-time job working in a production factory loading boxcars and working as a caddy at the local golf course. On December 3, 1967, Phil’s mother died from cancer. It was two days after Phil’s 14th birthday. Phil made a decision that was to change the trajectory of his life. It was a snowy January night around midnight and Phil was taking his dog Duke for a walk. Standing behind a local factory Phil decided to “go for it”. He was going to see what was on the other side of the hill and come back and help his friends that had already given up on life. That decision began the 54-year journey that continues today. Phil became an “A” student throughout the rest of grade school and high school. His dad died in May 1974 as he was completing Grade 13. Four years later he graduated at the top of my class from the De Groote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. He also played football and basketball.  Phil spent 5 years studying Electrical Engineering while beginning what turned out to be a 20-year career in the semiconductor industry. By the time his career in that industry had ended, he had become a corporate executive. He was traveling over 60,000 miles per year throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. Phil eventually decided to leave corporate America, breaking away from the herd to lead it in a better direction. A short time later he turned down two Vice Presidential roles so that I could begin the creation of what has become the Master of Business Leadership program. For the past 21 years, I have been an executive coach assisting executives and organizations to bet on themselves by developing their emotional intelligence.   Connect with Phil MBL Newsletter ==> https://lnkd.in/dqxVrFZK PhilJohnson@bell.net https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipjpjohnson/   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course fully WASC accredited https://envisageconnect.com/education-training/partner-products/synergy-learning-institute/   Subscribe and Leave a Review https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nonprofit-architect-podcast/id1481292481   Get Fully Funded with Sharing the Credit https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380
Jul 12
38 min
Phil Johnson: Preview
Emotional intelligence leads to a better level of awareness. These forms of resistance, which are rooted in your amygdala patterns and sociocultural boundaries, will result in inspiring leadership. Energy physics is the answer to drama, turmoil, and conflict. Stop squandering your energy and increase your awareness. The Master Businesses Leadership's Phil Johnson joins us today to discuss the value of emotional intelligence. (You can hear the whole episode on July 12th)
Jul 8
4 min
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