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158: Where Tech and Criminal Justice Intersect - Alia Toran-Burrell

158: Where Tech and Criminal Justice Intersect - Alia Toran-Burrell

January 13, 2020

Alia Toran-Burrell walks us through how the Code For America app, “Clear My Record,” went from connecting convicts with attorneys to replacing attorneys altogether. We learn about the sobering reality of criminal record clearance in America, and the incredible ways tech is stepping in to fix the problem.

 

For more information on how to dismiss or reduce a criminal record, visit https://www.clearmyrecord.org/

157: “Transform Your Board Into a Fundraising Force” - Kay Sprinkel Grace

157: “Transform Your Board Into a Fundraising Force” - Kay Sprinkel Grace

January 8, 2020

Renowned non-profit consultant, Kay Sprinkel Grace, reveals how to maximize board member engagement and bolster fundraising efforts with her “AAA” solution. Speaking to findings in her new book, "Transform Your Board Into a Fundraising Force: The Essentials You Need to Know," Kay Sprinkel Grace breaks down the Ambassador, Advocacy, and Asker components of board membership. Her AAA management tool has been successfully implemented in philanthropies around the world, bringing a new sense of confidence and commitment to thousands of organizations.

 

Check out her book Transform Your Board Into a Fundraising Force for further information. 

156: The 9 Nonprofit Trends to Know From 2019 - Cause IQ

156: The 9 Nonprofit Trends to Know From 2019 - Cause IQ

December 23, 2019

We interview Josh Hurd, the Founder of Cause IQ a leading nonprofit data aggregator about the top nonprofit trends of 2019

Cause IQ used their data to compare nonprofit financials from 2018-2019 versus 2017-2018 for the same 5,000 most popular organizations, and found that revenues are growing more than previously for most organizations — but investable assets are growing more slowly. Interestingly, employment isn't growing much at all. Rather, nonprofits are spending much more money on outside vendors and service providers. 

 

Cause IQ provides web-based information and tools to help accounting firmsconsulting firmsfinancial services firmsfundraising companiestechnology companies, and other providers grow, maintain, and serve their nonprofit clients.

155: The 2020 Privacy Protections Coming - SHIELD & CCPA

155: The 2020 Privacy Protections Coming - SHIELD & CCPA

December 13, 2019

There are two new major online privacy policy changes coming in 2020, the CCPA in California and SHIELD act in New York. The New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Security act and the California Consumer Privacy Act. There are also multiple bills moving through legislature in no less than 25 other states and the federal government (COPRA) that could become law in 2020.

Our guest, Joshua Peskay, VP of Technology Strategy of RoundTable Technologies and Whole Whale University Cyber Security teacher explains what nonprofits need to know about the coming changes. 

Full resources and guide on the SHIELD and CCPA privacy changes.

154: Adventures at AfroTech 2019

154: Adventures at AfroTech 2019

December 9, 2019

Whole Whale's Advertising Fellow, Kariesha Martinez shares her experience and interviews at AfroTech 2019. AfroTech is the largest conference gathering of Black techies created by Blavity, an American Internet media company and website based in Los Angeles, created by and for Black millennials. Their mission is to "economically and creatively support Black millennials across the African diaspora, so they can pursue the work they love, and change the world in the process. 

 Learn more about MediaHaven, an online community of diverse professionals navigating the early stages of their careers. NYC meetup coming in 2020.

153: Using analytics to answer: Who are my donors? - CauseVox Webinar

153: Using analytics to answer: Who are my donors? - CauseVox Webinar

December 2, 2019

What motivates new donors versus returning donors? What content do they favor? What series of interactions drove them to donate in the first place? Using Google Analytics, along with your donation platform and social media insights tools, you can get the answers to these questions and more. Join George Weiner, CEO + Founder of Whole Whale, along with Rob Wu, CEO + Founder of CauseVox, as they walk you through where to find key demographic and behavioral insights, how to leverage that data to improve your fundraising efforts, and how to acquire new donors and upgrade existing ones.

 

 

https://www.wholewhale.com/university/using-analytics-to-answer-who-are-my-donors/

152: Why we should save .ORG Domains - Jacob Malthouse

152: Why we should save .ORG Domains - Jacob Malthouse

November 22, 2019

In an interview with Jacob Malthouse, founder of .ECO domains and former VP of Global Partnerships of ICANN. Jacob explains how domains are run by ICANN and the Internet Society, making the case for why they should be saved. 

Support the message at: SaveDotOrg.org

 

The nonprofit that runs .ORG domains is being taken over by a private equity fund.

The Internet Society, who runs .ORG, also plans to sell the other key nonprofit domains .NGO and .ONG. All three domains will be privatized.

This is a tremendous loss for nonprofits everywhere: 

  • .ORG prices are going up. Price caps have been removed. The new owners can raise .ORG domain fees as much as they want. 
  • $94 million dollars in revenue lost. The .ORG domain makes $94 million dollars a year. Instead of supporting nonprofits, those funds will disappear into a private company. 
  • .ORG is the online home for nonprofits. It represents millions of non-profits and advocates around the world. As a symbol of the nonprofit community it should be accountable to them
151: Private Equity Company Buys .ORG Public Interest Registry PIR

151: Private Equity Company Buys .ORG Public Interest Registry PIR

November 18, 2019

On November 13th, 2019 the Internet Society and Public Interest Registry (PIR)  announced that they have reached an agreement with Ethos Capital, under which Ethos Capital will acquire PIR and all of its assets from the Internet Society. What does it mean that a private equity firm now own the .ORG and .NGO domains nonprofits rely on for their websites?

We interview Joshua Peskay a trusted nonprofit internet expert about what this means and what nonprofits should do now. Joshua Peskay is the Vice President of Technology Strategy at RoundTable Technology and an accomplished technology leader with more than two decades of experience leading technology change for over a thousand New York City nonprofit organizations.

150: Navigating the Future of Jobs - Brynne Kennedy

150: Navigating the Future of Jobs - Brynne Kennedy

November 12, 2019

A conversation about the Talent Mobility Revolution, a concept Brynne Kennedy breaks down in her book Flat, Fluid and Fast. Brynne is also a candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District and shares larger thoughts on what leads in business and government should be doing to prepare.

 

 

 

About Brynne

Brynne Kennedy is an American entrepreneur and candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District (CA-04). She is the founder of Topia, a relocation and talent mobility company in California, used by customers worldwide. While CEO, she grew the company to global operations, raised more than $100 million and helped tens of thousands of families transition to new jobs and communities. Brynne also started Mobility4All, a charitable initiative that supported refugees and worked with TechNet to advise lawmakers on policies for economic growth and entrepreneurship. Brynne holds a B.A. in History from Yale and an MBA from London Business School. You can find her online at: BrynneForCongress.com.

149: The 2019 Giving Tuesday Webinar - expert advice

149: The 2019 Giving Tuesday Webinar - expert advice

November 4, 2019

This episode is features our GivingTuesday.org feature webinar. For the visuals please check out wholewhale.com/university