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/.
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.
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 firms, consulting firms, financial services firms, fundraising companies, technology companies, and other providers grow, maintain, and serve their nonprofit clients.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
November 4, 2019
This episode is features our GivingTuesday.org feature webinar. For the visuals please check out wholewhale.com/university