The Small Nonprofit
By The Good Partnership and CharityVillage
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You are going to change the world. We can help. Running a small nonprofit is not for the faint of heart. With limited resources and fueled by a combination of caffeine and passion, small charity leaders are unsung heroes. The Small Nonprofit podcast, by CharityVillage and The Good Partnership, gives you down-to-earth, practical and actionable expert guidance on how to run a small nonprofit. From leadership and law to fundraising and finance, we’ve got you covered. Forget comparing your organization to the big shops, we’re creating a community of nonprofit leaders who are going to change the world, one small nonprofit at a time.
||CleanFundraising Refresh with Simon Scriver||With the start of a new year, we’re going back to basics - fundraising basics. In this episode, we chat with Simon Scriver, fundraising coach, consultant, and host of Simon Scriver’s Amazingly Ultimate Fundraising Superstar Podcast/em...||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrow or Bust? The Future of Small Nonprofits||The very first season of The Small Nonprofit is coming to a close and we’ve rounded up all of our guests for a very special episode! There is a huge emphasis on growth for all nonprofits, but especially small ones. It’s almost an obsession. How do w||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Work with Anil Patel||Many organizations are stuck with a donor database sitting on a server somewhere, a website that they can’t update themselves or files saved in random places where no one can access them. It can be overwhelming when searching for the right option...||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to apply Social Innovation to your Small Nonprofit - with Geraldine Cahill||Social innovation can be a bit of a buzzword but there’s a lot that organizations can earn and do around it without diving into the deep end. This week Geraldine Cahill, co-author of Social Innovation Generation and manager of programs and partne...||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnti-Oppression: Process not Principle with Adil Dhalla||Taking an anti-oppression framework and putting into practice is a process, and often times a difficult one. Join our conversation with Adil Dhalla, Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation Toronto, on his personal journey to understan...||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fundamentals of Anti-Oppression with Rania El Mugammar||Go beyond the buzzwords to build a foundational understanding of an anti-oppression framework and how it applies to your organization and its mission. In this episode with Rania El Mugammar, an anti-oppression educator, learn how to understand power...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Post-Millennial Workforce with Mary Barroll||We all know how millennials have impacted the workforce, but a new generation is emerging! Gen Z is now entering the workforce and they are poised to have a very different impact than the generation before them. Join our conversation with Mary Barro...||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoard Effectiveness Made Easy with Matt Fullbrook||Board governance and effectiveness lies at the heart of charities. We love our boards, but working with them can be very challenging. Matt Fullbrook from the Clarkson Centre for Board Governance walks us through some easy but impactful s...||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Marketing DIY with Avery Swartz||Ever wonder where to focus your digital marketing efforts? Or even what digital marketing means? Then, once you know what you *should* be doing, you actually have to get it done. Avery Swartz, founder of Camp Tech, walks us through digital marketing...||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS - announcing the new pension plan for the nonprofit sector in Ontario||In this quick bonus episode, learn more about the new nonprofit sector pension plan available to organizations in Ontario. This is a great initiative that helps promote employee retention and position sector employees for a better and more secure re...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Volunteers in Small Organizations with Camara Chambers||Volunteers are critical to small organizations, but managing them often requires a lot of resources that we don't plan for. Camara Chambers, Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto helps break down the ins and outs of managing volunteers to make sur...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Legal Mistakes Your Small Charity is Making and How to Fix Them with Mark Blumberg||Legal problems are something that all organizations face and the rules around them aren’t always clear. So how can we make sure we’re not only compliant, but doing it right the first time? Today we’re talking with Mark Blumberg, a thought-leader i||10/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorporate Fundraising Building Blocks with Heather Nelson||We hear all the time about corporate fundraising as an ~easy~ solution to all of our funding needs and we see a lot of organizations not do it quite right. Not sure how exactly to get started? We are joined this week by Heather Nelson, an incredible th.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeasure what counts - charity financials with Gordon Holley||If you think of your small nonprofit's financials as a chore more than an opportunity, this episode is for you. Gordon explores some best practices around finances that will help you have more meaningful conversations with funders. Plus, avoid some com.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemystifying Planned Giving with Paul Nazareth||Planned giving. It can be terrifying and uncomfortable for most small charities. Join in on the conversation as Paul Nazareth, Vice President of Education & Development at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and recent VP at the charity CanadaHel.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuccession Planning When There Is No One To Succeed You with Lianne Picot||Whether or not you think about it, succession planning is essential to future proofing your organization. Lianne shows us that succession planning isn’t necessarily about thinking of successors, but more about organizational development.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Craft Stories to Raise More Money with Vanessa Chase Lockshin||We all know that stories are important to fundraising, but do you know how to create one? Join us for a conversation with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, talking about how to craft good fundraising stories.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the focus on practicality!
This is a fantastic new podcast that I consider a must listen for anyone working in or leading a small nonprofit. The topics featured so far are fantastic - all are extremely relevant and include challenges I often see small nonprofit staff facing. The subject matter experts have immense knowledge to share but, also important, seem to have a real passion for the sector and are very enjoyable to listen to. My favourite thing about the podcast is the fact that it is focused on real, practical solutions to common problems, and isn't just a podium for consultants to talk about 'best practices' that aren't at all practical. Every episode leaves you walking away with tools to put into practice right away. Looking forward to the next episodes!
Wonderful resource for small non-profits!
Fabulous content. I have only listened to the first two so far but I have learned so much! I have ideas to take to my board that will be easy to implement for my very tiny/no budget non-profit.
A valuable resource
So many small organizations can’t afford a team or consultant to strategize around fundraising. This series, drawing on the expertise of two proven organizations fills that niche brilliantly, and offers an immense amount of value - for free! Well done and kudos for having the vision.