Using the Whole Whale Podcast
122: How to Run an Apps for Good Gathering

122: How to Run an Apps for Good Gathering

April 15, 2019

We attended the http://publicgoodapphouse.org on March 29th, 2019 to learn more about this great event and the showcased apps. Then the organizer, Susan Tenby, the Director of Community + Partnerships for Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup shared how she organizes these gatherings. 

121: Start your Nonprofit Capital Campaign Right Now

121: Start your Nonprofit Capital Campaign Right Now

April 9, 2019

We discuss why right now in 2019 is the absolute best time in history to start a capital campaign for your nonprofit. Increased wealth, wealth transfer events, and tax climates are aligning and who knows how long it will last before the next economic slowdown. 

CJ Orr of The Orr Group walks us through the why now AND how-to for running your capital campaign. 

 

Resources

 

120: (short) Facebook is not a social media platform

120: (short) Facebook is not a social media platform

April 2, 2019

A short monologue about why Facebook is not a social media platform if you are an organization, it is an Ad Platform. We talk about basic ads strategy and how to think about using $100 per month to test it.

119: Why 350.org Dismantled Their ‘Digital Team’

119: Why 350.org Dismantled Their ‘Digital Team’

March 27, 2019

How 350.org, a very tech-savvy, global environmental organization changed their approach to the internal digital team. Hanna Thomas, the Chief Product Officer explains how the organization made this transition to a product mindset. 

118: Elevator Pitch-off with 37 Vendors at #19NTC

118: Elevator Pitch-off with 37 Vendors at #19NTC

March 19, 2019

We gave 37 software vendors 15 seconds to pitch what their product is and what it does. This is a fun tour around the Nonprofit Technology Conference and an opportunity to listen for what you think works and might work for your organization. 

117: Using Local Podcasts for a Purpose

117: Using Local Podcasts for a Purpose

March 6, 2019

We interview Lucas Griffin about how he is using the Bushwick Podcast to share stories and news happening in Bushwick. The series celebrates local culture, explains the factors driving change in the community, and shares resources to help people in the neighborhood shape the future of Bushwick for the better.

116: The logic of good IA to improve websites

116: The logic of good IA to improve websites

February 14, 2019

We interview Sam Raddatz, CEO and Lead Information Architect of the Logic Dept. She also plays an active part of the international IA community, Sam was elected to Information Architecture Institute’s board as Director of Events and Programming where she oversees the coordination of World Information Architecture Day.

Nonprofit podcast resources available on our site.

 

115: Breaking into the $100B inside Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

115: Breaking into the $100B inside Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

February 1, 2019

Sue Schwartzman, an expert in advising family philanthropic dollars shares her insight into Donor-Advised Funds. A market that currently controls over $100B in assets earmarked for charities. Sue is the founder at Schwartzman Advising and has years of experience understanding this market and how to position your organization for those larger dollars. 

114: Understanding Lean Impact for Nonprofits

114: Understanding Lean Impact for Nonprofits

January 22, 2019

We interview Ann Mei the author of Lean Impact. She is a leading advocate for social innovation and the former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She draws on her rare experience as an executive across the tech industry, nonprofits, and the U.S. government to offer a unique perspective on tackling the most pressing social challenges of our times.

 

https://www.annmei.com/book 

113: Startup using bottles to save the environment

113: Startup using bottles to save the environment

January 16, 2019

https://www.soulbottles.de/

We interview Patrick Boadu from Soul Bottles, a B-Corp making custom glass water bottles in Germany that also gives a portion of sales to water-focused nonprofits. Their work has prevented 800kg (1,760lbs) of wasted plastic and given 42,000 people access to clean drinking water.