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
Sam and Gina Mitchell: Preview
Would you rather recruit someone average or someone exceptional? Sam Mitchell visits us to discuss living with Autism and excelling. Autism, Rocks, and Rolls, his podcast and non-profit, helps people perceive Autism from a different perspective. (You can hear the whole episode on May 10th)
May 6
3 min
Video
How to be an Effective Funder: Sybil Ackerman-Munson
Do you know what type of funder you are? How can you make sure your money is being put to good? Do you understand who you are donating to? Make sure you're the right fit. Today we're talking to donors and funders, and we’re talking to the nonprofits about how to connect with these types of individuals.     Remarkable Quotes Sybil: People give away over $45 million in donations Sybil: You literally can give money to the wrong nonprofit, and then end up having you waste money Sybil: there are three different kinds of funders. A sustainer, campaigner, and launcher funder. Travis: It's the difference between setting your intentions versus setting the expectations or the outcome of the meeting, which you don't have control over   Sybil Ackerman-Munson bio Sybil Ackerman-Munson is a Philanthropy professional with over two decades of experience working with donors to establish best funding practices that will help them to avoid costly mistakes and instead make a true and impactful difference in the world. She has helped donors give away over $45 million in large and small donations throughout her career. Sybil has worked with almost every type of charitable funder from smaller family foundations and public charities to individual donors. She has an active and prosperous career working with philanthropists and is eager to share her constantly evolving and up-to-date strategies that are fresh and insightful.   Connect with Sybil sybil@doyourgood.com https://www.facebook.com/doyourgood https://www.instagram.com/doyourgood/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sybil-ackerman-munson-847b428/     Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course: Available at Harvard, Stanford, and Forbes 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   Want help getting your podcast started? Visit: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/   Get Fully Funded https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380  
May 3
1 hr 6 min
Sybil Ackerman-Munson: Preview
Do you know what type of funder you are? How can you make sure your money is being put to good? Do you understand who you are donating to? Make sure you're the right fit. Today we're talking to donors and funders, and we’re talking to the nonprofits about how to connect with these types of individuals.   (You can hear the whole episode on May 3rd)
Apr 29
4 min
Video
Benefits of an Operations Support Agency: Claire Crum
You can use strategic planning to streamline operations in your nonprofit, allowing you to focus on your mission, vision, and values. Clarie Crum and her team assist nonprofit and social entrepreneurship organizations in optimizing their operations by utilizing the resources they already have.   Remarkable Quotes Claire: when you're not clear on those pieces, you tend to take on superfluous activities and say yes to projects that are maybe a little bit outside the scope of your mission, and so ultimately, what ends up happening is that you dilute your impact. Travis: The values make the mission statement itself. Claire: Nonprofits and startups alike tend to be so focused on output and programming that, Yes, some of this operational stuff can end up on the back burner, but unfortunately, what happens when you don't pay attention to some of those foundational elements is you cap the level of impact that you can create, so there you can only scale to a certain degree without having some of these systems and processes in place. Claire: What is it that you're trying to track? Because that's the piece that a lot of people get wrong   Claire Crum Bio: Claire Crum is on a mission to support nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to increase their capacity to reach next-level milestones. The leaders she works with at Calm Ops value intentional action to build a foundation for growth that will support their goals for work-life balance and is tailored to the organization's unique mission, vision, and values.   Connect with Claire claire@clairecrum.com https://www.facebook.com/CalmOps https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairecrum https://clairecrum.com FREE Mission, Vision, Values Worksheet https://strategyforcalm.com/workbook     Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog   Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/   Ultimate Podcast Course: Available at Harvard, Stanford, and Forbes 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   Want help getting your podcast started? Visit: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/   Get Fully Funded https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380  
Apr 26
53 min
Claire Crum Preview
If you want to take your nonprofit to the next level, then you have to listen to this episode. Our guest shows you how to implement strategic planning in your nonprofit and helps streamline processes so you can focus on what is the most important. Full episode April 26.
Apr 22
1 min
Video
How to 5x Your Business Donations: Will Black
If your nonprofit is struggling to raise money, you need to listen to this episode!  This secret method could bring in all of the funds you need. Conversation Highlights {02:25} What is Sharing the Credit? {02:57} How to turn a business into into a money making machine for charity.  {05:17} How to fund your charity without having to constantly seek donors. {7:10} Comparing Miliary Recruiters to Fundraisers. {8:44} The two most expensive things that non profits do. {12:47} How to turn volunteers into paid employees. {15:19} Why business like Sharing the Credit. {21:25} Why Sharing the Credit is a good business decision   Remarkable Quotes Will: We turn that business into a money making machine for charity.  Travis: we got off the fundraising cycle and we get to enjoy seeing our donors and throwing friend raisers instead of fundraisers.  Will: I don't want these guys sitting there struggling to raise money. I want them to spend  Very tiny little bit of time, raising money and then I want to get them out there doing their cause, because that's that's a real Superman.  Travis: Money is not the problem. Money is a symptom of the problem and it's the symptom of I don't have good fundraising practices in line.  Will Black Bio Will started redirecting funds to charity in 2011 and started his foundation in 2012. His foundation donated $50,000 during its first two years and $250,000 by year four. Now they have given away millions of dollars to dozens of nonprofits. They wrk with animal shelters, housing groups, veterans organizations, faith-based groups, and schools. They recently started a Spanish-speaking arm to work with Hispanic/Latino Chambers-of-Commerce. Connect with Will Black LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-black-43288111/ Email: will.black7725@gmail.com   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Ultimate Podcast Course: Available at Harvard, Stanford, and Forbes  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 Want help getting your podcast started? Visit: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/ Get Fully Funded https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380  
Apr 19
44 min
Will Black Preview
If your nonprofit is struggling to raise money, you need to listen to this episode!  This secret method could bring in all of the funds you need. You can listen to the full episode on April 19
Apr 15
1 min
Video
Revolution in Learning: Rachel Paling
Your nonprofit can use new science as a tool to help others and to understand how the brain functions and learns. Rachel Paling, author of Brain Friendly and Language Learning and Founder of Neuro Heart Education Foundation, dedicated her life to training educators and helping educators to use coaching as a vehicle of communication.  Conversation Highlights {00:52} Introduction of the guest {01:54} Some positives for the current education model {04:15} The importance of teaching the teachers {08:54} Neuroplasticity  {11:51} Reinforcing areas where you have strengths  {21:13} Learning form triggers instead of reacting to them  {24:38} The neural Heart Education Foundation    Remarkable Quotes Rachel: There is a trend towards educators adapting to their learners. Rachel: I grew up thinking that the brain could not change. Travis: We are not our thoughts. We are not our feelings. Rachel: We need to adapt the way we deliver information, adapt it to the learners of today. Rachel: How do we as adults, children, teenagers take control of our brains and manage ourselves.   Rachel Paling Bio Rachel Paling started teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults over 30 years ago and after obtaining a BA Honours in Law and Spanish (with distinction in spoken Spanish) at the University of Sheffield (UK), she went on to do a master’s in human Rights and Democratization (EMA) at the University of Padua, Italy and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. This concept called Neurolanguage Coaching emerged through her own experience of teaching languages over the past 34 years. This combined with her own experience of learning languages, namely French, Spanish, Italian, German, and some Catalan, with basics of Arabic and Russian and a hunger to learn more, such as Chinese. In 2019, Efficient Language Coaching and Neurolanguage Coaching® won the Re-Imagine Education Bronze award in the Science of Learning category. In March 2020, Rachel completed her Master’s in Applied Neuroscience and continues to study Neuroscience to develop and enhance her knowledge. In the same year, Brainz Magazine included me in their top 500 Companies, Entrepreneurs, Influential Leaders, and Business Owners who are recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements, or dedication to helping others. The following year, she was delighted to be awarded the Crea Global Award by Brainz Magazine. In addition, her own personal development as a life coach over 11 years and burning interest in what we are now discovering through modern neuroscience about the brain – and how the brain functions, reacts, and learns – have all contributed to the creation of this concept and method. Using this method, Rachel has trained over 1200 language teachers worldwide, certifying them as Neurolanguage Coaches – certified by taking our training courses which are some of the only language coaching certification courses in the world accredited by International Coach Federation USA. She now delivers this course to teachers of all disciplines with a vision to transform and enhance the learning process. Connect with Rachel Paling rachel@efficientlanguagecoaching.com https://www.facebook.com/rachel.m.paling/ https://www.instagram.com/rachelmariepaling/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelpaling/   Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links   More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Ultimate Podcast Course: Available at Forbes School of Business and Technology  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 Want help getting your podcast started? Visit: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/ Get Fully Funded https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380  
Apr 12
43 min
Rachel Paling Preview
Your nonprofit can use new science as a tool to help others and to understand how the brain functions and learns. Rachel Paling, author of Brain friendly and language Learning and founder of Neuro Heart Education Foundation, dedicated her life to training educators and helping educators to use coaching as a vehicle of communication.  You can iisten to the full episode on April 12
Apr 8
1 min
Video
Website Design Tips for Nonprofits: David Pisarek
Your website is essential to the success of your nonprofit. How can you make sure people return to your website? Is your branding clear and concise? You can make sure your website is serving the purpose of your organization. Conversation Highlights {01:34} Introducing Wow Digital. {03:52} How to make sure people have a reason to return to your website. {08:41} Creating a branding that is clear and concise. {14:10} How to get specific donors and specific companies to come on board. {16:47} Getting engagement on your website. {21:06} The brand experience. {25:47} How to create content your website needs. Remarkable Quotes David: Is your website serving the purpose of your organization? David: Money tends to be a good motivating factor to help people really deliver. Travis: Make sure branding messaging on your website are all clear and concise. David: Are you thinking outside of your own walls, and the box your organization runs in? David: You can look at your website from an outsider's perspective. David: Ultimately your website is about creating relationships. David Pisarek Bio David lives to break things - it all started when David was about 2 years old and his parent’s poor judgment. They bought him a tool kit. Yes, real metal tools, some of which he still uses to this day. One day while at his grandparent's house, David (2/3) was sitting in the hallway, playing with something on the wall. It turned out to be their phone jack. A week later, they had a working phone again - keep in mind that this was 1980/81, there was no other way to communicate without going and seeing people in person if you didn’t have a phone. David was always curious, from learning command lines to run games on the family Apple II computer, to taking apart electronics and putting them back together - they always worked afterward. This curious spark grew into a love of technology and gadgets. David started by learning how to work with graphics and build web pages in 1991. He worked in the dot-com era of 1999 as a senior developer - helping a startup e-commerce company raise $1M within 2-months before they went public on the TSX. He worked at a college and university for 11-years in their marketing and communications teams, then moved on to a hospital for nearly 5 years. In 2017, David decided that there has to be a better way to help the organizations dedicated to society. His company, Wow Digital Inc., designs and creates brands, websites, intranets, interactive kiosks, and even games for non-profit, NGO, charitable, and community-based organizations in Canada. Connect with David Pisarek david@wowdigital.com https://wowdigital.com https://wowdigital.com/webinar https://www.facebook.com/wowdigitalinc https://www.linkedin.com/company/wowdigital https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkbJJz4ps4Bw3hCn8DaVEPw Nonprofit Architect Podcast Links More Episodes http://nonprofitarchitect.org/blog Ultimate Podcast Guide https://nonprofitarchitect.org/ultimate-podcast-guide/ Ultimate Podcast Course: Available at Harvard, Stanford, and Forbes 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 Want help getting your podcast started? Visit: https://nonprofitarchitect.org/podcast-production-services/ Get Fully Funded https://mpro.sharingthecredit.com/appointly/appointments_public/form/DBF73E8A-7D93-438E-B42C-6683022EE380
Apr 5
50 min
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