Using the Whole Whale - A Nonprofit Podcast
199: BUILDING SMART NONPROFITS: A Roadmap For Mission Success - Author Interview

199: BUILDING SMART NONPROFITS: A Roadmap For Mission Success - Author Interview

November 2, 2020

Our host Kariesha Martinez interviews the authors of Building Smart Nonprofits. 

BUILDING SMART NONPROFITS shows how nonprofits can improve sustainability by highlighting organizations and leaders who are taking advantage of cutting-edge trends in the sector, operating in smart, innovative ways. Through practical, real-world examples based on interviews with a cross-section of more than sixty industry leaders representing foundations, nonprofit organizations service providers, and philanthropists, readers will learn how to best position their nonprofit organization for a sustainable and long-term future.

O’Brien and Craig provide examples of nonprofits deploying best practices and emerging industry trends – such as the rise of socially conscious investing – to position their organizations for the long term. 

198: The Philanthropy Revolution - Author Interview

198: The Philanthropy Revolution - Author Interview

October 26, 2020

Our host Kariesha Martinez interviews Lisa Greer, entrepreneur and author of PHILANTHROPY REVOLUTION: How To Inspire Donors, Build Relationships, And Make A Difference

The largest wealth transfer in the history of mankind and world crises is creating an
existential threat to the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. In her book, Lisa Greer provides practical, urgent guidance on how to cultivate meaningful, lasting relationships with the new generation of philanthropists to not only survive but thrive.

 

 

197: Is Your Nonprofit Getting to the Damn Point?

197: Is Your Nonprofit Getting to the Damn Point?

October 19, 2020

Our host Kariesha Martinez interviews Lewis D. Chaney, Business Storytelling Consultant / Public Speaking Coach. 

Most of the time, people think this soft skill is just about speaking on stage and it's not. Or it was something for C-suite and managers, it's not. It's for every person on your team because they are ambassadors for your organization, which includes your volunteers.

Not to mention how effective this is in saving time in meetings and encouraging ideas from people who otherwise might be too afraid to speak up. It's giving them the tools to be able to do these things.

 

About Lewis

TEDX Alumni, Award winning Speaker, Photojournalist and Director with extensive background in Television News, Entertainment News, Commercial Advertising and Independent Film.

E-book "THE COSTLY BUSINESS PROBLEM NO ONE EVER NOTICES" :

https://www.gettothedamnpoint.com/pl/210119

TEDX talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/you_won_t_die_from_public_speaking_but_your_deal_might

 

196: Is a full MBA worth it? Talking through the options

196: Is a full MBA worth it? Talking through the options

October 12, 2020

On this episode, George Weiner interviews Marielle Sumergido, Digital Marketing Whaler about her early career journey and the role a micro-MBA from Rutgers University played. 

We talk through whether full programs are worth it in our agency and nonprofit industries and what students actually get from an MBA. 

Full episode article.

195: Giving Tuesday Tips and Predictions for 2020

195: Giving Tuesday Tips and Predictions for 2020

October 5, 2020

This week Kariesha Martinez and George Weiner discuss ideas and factors impacting Giving Tuesday, the day of giving on Dec 1st, 2020 this year.

They also talk through the annual Whole Whale prediction for funds raised. Based on our analysis that incorporates an adjusted linear regression, trends in Google Search terms around “Giving Tuesday,” and national giving trends, we predict that $605 million will be raised on Giving Tuesday 2020. This will be a 18% or $94 million increase over 2019’s record-breaking estimated pull of +$400 million.
Giving Tuesday 2020 Predictions and Statistics, courtesy of Whole Whale

194: How to Build a Cryptocurrency Donation campaign - Giving Block

194: How to Build a Cryptocurrency Donation campaign - Giving Block

September 28, 2020

This week we dive into the world of cryptocurrency donations with The Giving Block. Pat Duffy, the Co-founder of The Giving Block shares how and why the cryptocurrency owners are interested in donating. 

Setting up donation pages that accept cryptocurrency can open the door to new donors. Pat also shares how they are working on BitcoinTuesday to increase giving around #GivingTuesday. 

193: (2 for 2) Impact ideas: Smart speaker donors, Marketplace for giving days, Donor Thank you service, white label GoFundme

193: (2 for 2) Impact ideas: Smart speaker donors, Marketplace for giving days, Donor Thank you service, white label GoFundme

September 21, 2020

This week's 2 for 2 episode of Whole Whale's podcast focused on social impact ideas invited Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Neon One. These ideas are evaluated based on their impact, financial viability, and reach. 

Impact ideas from Tim: Smart speaker donor management and giving, Marketplace for giving days to be created and listed.

Ideas from George: Donor Thank you service, white label GoFundme.

 

 

192: (2for2) Impact ideas with Joe Magee - Kids media channel, UGC child symptoms, Family podcast history

192: (2for2) Impact ideas with Joe Magee - Kids media channel, UGC child symptoms, Family podcast history

September 14, 2020

On this 2 for 2 series, we share and evaluate social impact business ideas with Joe Magee.  The ideas are evaluated across Impact, Financial viability, and Scalability. 

Ideas

  • Modern day, digital first PBS: A direct to consumer education “channel” delivered via app
  • Crowd-Sourced Children symptoms platform to help parents understand the conditions/dynamics kids are dealing with during this pandemic.
  • Daily Digest on Media consumed by kids with conversation talking points.
  • Personal Family podcast history in-a-box

 

About Joe

Joe Magee is a serial entrepreneur. He has created multiple businesses and recently exited his last venture, Rallybound, which has evolved into Neon One. He currently advises and invests in early stage companies while he's working on his next venture. You can find him on Twitter @KJMagee or his writings on Medium: https://medium.com/@kjmagee

 

Resources: https://storycorps.org/

191: (2 for 2) Under Profiled day, Homeless donation marketplace, and shower Social Impact Ideas

191: (2 for 2) Under Profiled day, Homeless donation marketplace, and shower Social Impact Ideas

August 31, 2020

This week we trade social impact ideas with Adam Soclof, senior Brand Marketing expert. 

We exchange 4 social impact/b corp/nonprofit ideas. We thrash on the idea, 'why would this fail', 'why would it succeed', the difficulty of execution. Not being precious with the idea, knowing that others may take it and run. 

We then score the idea based on Impact, financial viability and scalability. The loser donates to the winner's charity of choice. 

This week's ideas:

- Sponsored shower stations in cities.

- Under Profiled day, helping underserved people become seen on LinkedIn.

- Homeless donation platform itemizing ways to help as a service.

- Don't Profile Me Day, raising awareness about camera facial recognition.

 

190: (2 for 2) Ideas for social impact with Visceral

190: (2 for 2) Ideas for social impact with Visceral

August 26, 2020

Jay Buys the co-founder of B-corp design agency Visceral joins as a guest for the new 2 for 2 Whole Whale interview format. 

We trade 2 ideas with each guest that also comes with 2 social impact/b corp/nonprofit ideas. We thrash on the idea, 'why would this fail', 'why would it succeed', the difficulty of execution. Not being precious with the idea, knowing that others may take it and run. 

We then score the idea based on Impact, financial viability and scalability. The loser donates to the winner's charity of choice. 

 

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