SGI52: Recruiting Board Members with Nathan Webster

For a nonprofit, having a high performing board is essential. Unfortunately, many nonprofits struggle with this issue. In this episode. Nathan Webster with Dream Big Community Center in Vancouver Washington shares about a board challenge, what he learned from it, … Continue reading

SGI51: The New Economy with Godelieve Spaas

You may have noticed a shift that is happening among businesses and the nonprofit / NGO sector. Individuals, companies and organizations are becoming much more cognizant of their impact on the world. Our guest today, Godelieve Spaas, will be sharing … Continue reading

SGI50: Managing Change in an Unpredictable Environment with Jason Steinberg

Most of us work in environments that are in constant flux. It’s a sign of our times right? In this episode, Jason Steinberg shares some stories – and advice – from the unpredictable environment of a refugee camp. The key … Continue reading

SGI49: Creative Problem Solving (or Design Thinking) With Randy ‘Salz’ Salzman

Have you ever felt that your organization could achieve better results if they just faced problems differently? If so, this interview is for you. Randy Salzman shares some background about thinking through and addressing problems more comprehensively, or design thinking, … Continue reading

SGI48: Creating an Environment That Encourages Risk Taking with Dominique Callimanopulos

Travel sometimes sounds really glamorous, but the behind the scenes work can be crazy. In this interview, you’ll hear from Dominique Callimanopulos who is giving back through her travel business. She’ll be sharing about creating an environment that encourages risk … Continue reading

Engaging Your Nonprofit’s Board: 5 Tips to Boost Involvement

Your nonprofit’s board members are some of the most valuable individuals involved with your organization. Not only do they demonstrate an uncommon commitment to your mission by aligning themselves with your nonprofit, but they also are on the front line … Continue reading

Holistic Solutions to Combat Homelessness – Social Enterprise Alliance

Since its founding in 1979, CCC has helped many find a path to a self-sufficient life. Aside from initiatives like access to housing, primary and behavioral health care and an encouraging peer environment, CCC helps its clients gain steady income … Continue reading

SGI47: Impact, Community and Tech Partnerships with Scott Reichenbach

In this interview with Scott Reichenbach, we explore ways Cure Clubfoot has learned to extend their reach through various partnerships – with local professionals and affiliates as well as a partnership with RemitRadar, a payment processing company. While not a … Continue reading

A Collaboration that Saves Lives: Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

By bringing together nonprofits, faith-based groups and many others, the #American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is bringing smoke alarms and evacuation plans to households that don’t have them. What would be extremely difficult or impossible for just one organization become … Continue reading

Language Amigo: A Win Win in Providing Language Practice and Economic Opportunities

Have you ever tried to learn a new language? One of the most important things to do is to practice your new skill. If you don’t use it you lose it, as they say (don’t ask me who ‘they’ are, … Continue reading