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Nonprofit professionals are faced with more challenges to accomplish their missions and the growing pressure to do more, raise more, and be more for the causes we hold so dear. With bootstrapped budgets and staff, the community of do-gooders are seeking camaraderie along the journey, a safe place to grow and learn and find connection and inspiration. Join Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE as they learn with you from some of the best in the industry; sharing the most innovative ideas, inspiration and stories of making a difference. You’re in good company and we welcome you to our community of nonprofit professionals, philanthropists, world changers, innovators, and others to bring a little more goodness into the world. Get cozy, grab a coffee, and get ready to be inspired. We are for good. You in?

We Are For Good


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    204. Strategic Planning 101 + How to Help Your Board Become Better Fundraisers - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 38:30

    Meet Sabrina. You asked for a strategic planning conversation, and oh wow, did this incredible expert deliver! She's answering how to keep your strategic plan alive and why we should constantly review, activate and refine it. If you're wondering what to do with your strategic plan now that the world is entirely different, then is your episode. Icing on the cake? We're talking engaging and activating your board + goal setting using your strategic plan as a roadmap too.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSSabrina's story and journey to where she is today (2:47)Mini strategic planning session (5:00)Diving into deep conversation that will lead to meaningful change (9:00)How to handle strategic plans that were disrupted by the pandemic (12:00)RASI - Roles, Accountability, Support, and the Influence (18:00)Mobilizing board members to become fundraising powerhouses (20:00)Goal setting (27:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Sabrina's life (31:00)Sabrina's One Good Thing: Hang in there. (33:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/204Get to Know Our Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodGet to Know Our Sponsor, Cosmic, a Social Impact Creative AgencyYou hear us talk often that the greatest scarcity in today's digital age is people's attention. So, how is your organization creating and sharing content that stops people in their scroll and drives engagement with your mission?Enter Cosmic. The design agency we trust to nail your impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. Cosmic is the team to help you do just that. They're so much more than just a Creative Agency. Cosmic's deep expertise in the social impact space, helps nonprofits and social enterprises grow their digital fundraising, launch and mobilize advocacy platforms and mobilize your supporters to join you.  Learn more today at designbycosmic.com.

    203. Next Gen Nonprofit Leadership: Embracing Risk - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 26:42

    We've heard you. You liked our focus on young professionals and kindergarten habits, but it's time for us to dig deeper with nonprofit leaders. And here's the spoiler - everyone can be a leader in their role. You simply need the grit and tools to feel comfortable to rise. We got you! Our new Friday series:  Next Gen Nonprofit Leadership launches today as we dive into Embracing Risk. Glad you're here.Episode OverviewTone setting for embracing risk (1:30)Get clear on vision + valuesGet clear on what happened (during pandemic)Get clear on how we are moving forward7 places to start today (5:30)Pro Tips + Case Studies (15:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/203Get to Know Our Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodGet to Know Our Sponsor, Cosmic, a Social Impact Creative AgencyYou hear us talk often that the greatest scarcity in today's digital age is people's attention. So, how is your organization creating and sharing content that stops people in their scroll and drives engagement with your mission?Enter Cosmic. The design agency we trust to nail your impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. Cosmic is the team to help you do just that. They're so much more than just a Creative Agency. Cosmic's deep expertise in the social impact space, helps nonprofits and social enterprises grow their digital fundraising, launch and mobilize advocacy platforms and mobilize your supporters to join you.  Learn more today at designbycosmic.com.

    202. Hope is Alive: How Shoes That Fit Continues to Innovate to Reach More Kids - Amy Fass

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 32:10

    Meet Amy.  She's the rockstar executive director of Shoes That Fit providing new athletic shoes to underprivileged children nationwide. You may think why shoes? But when a family has to choose between rent, utilities, food AND shoes, shoes often come last especially recently as families struggle during COVID-19. Their mission is to tackle this variable, as one of the most visible signs of poverty in America, by giving children-in-need new sneakers to attend school with dignity and joy, prepared to learn, play, and thrive.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSAmy's story and journey to where she is today (2:40)An overview of Shoes That Fit (3:45)Community based fundraising and lessons learned throughout Amy's career (6:00)Building dynamic partnerships (13:00)Pivoting their model and leaning into innovation to advance impact (18:30)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Amy's life (21:00)Amy's One Good Thing: People are everything. (27:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/202Get to Know Our Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodGet to Know Our Sponsor, Cosmic, a Social Impact Creative AgencyYou hear us talk often that the greatest scarcity in today's digital age is people's attention. So, how is your organization creating and sharing content that stops people in their scroll and drives engagement with your mission?Enter Cosmic. The design agency we trust to nail your impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action. Cosmic is the team to help you do just that. They're so much more than just a Creative Agency. Cosmic's deep expertise in the social impact space, helps nonprofits and social enterprises grow their digital fundraising, launch and mobilize advocacy platforms and mobilize your supporters to join you.  Learn more today at designbycosmic.com.

    201. From Sales to Fundraising: Lessons Learned After Knocking on Nearly 100,000 Doors - Jake Savage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 33:18

    Meet Jake. Every wondered what possesses someone to run 50 miles? For Jake - it's about passion. After learning about the plight of women and children who are trafficked around the world, he redirected his career in persuasive sales firmly toward helping the nonprofit sector. Join this convo with someone who's knocked on nearly 100,000 doors and is leveraging those corporate sales methods for good.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSJake's story and journey to where he is today (2:20)Knocking on nearly 100,000 doors in his sales background (6:13)A powerful story that connected Jake to the philanthropy world (8:00) The story of running 50 miles to spread awareness and raise funds to fight human trafficking (12:00)The intersection of sales and fundraising to help you raise more money (16:45)Barriers to fundraising that Jake has seen (22:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Jake's life (26:00)Jake's One Good Thing: You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the levels of your systems. (29:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/201Get to Know Our Amazing Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.We believe in the power of community. We've seen the greatest philanthropic movements happen when people work together to achieve common goals. Neon One can help you do just that. They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Want to be a more connected fundraiser? Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodAbout the PodcastThe We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWatch our free streaming workshop with our friend, Pledge CEO, James Citron. In this power hour, you'll gain clarity and the framework to build your strongest year-end giving campaign ever. Watch it for free today at weareforgood.com/pledge. And to learn more about Pledge and see how they can help your organization, head to www.pledge.to We Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    200. Growing a Global Kindness Community - Mark Longbottom, Purposely Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 38:16

    We're pretty sure Mark was one of our first WAFG friends. He found us early on from darn-near-halfway around the world, and our mutual admiration for each other's work endures. Jon and Becky were honored to join Mark's Purposely Podcast where we talk through business growth, how we check our mental health, and why we love growing global community. Do us a favor; hit subscribe on his podcast or listen to an episode or two. It's a good listen for the head and heart.Episode HighlightsThe purpose and mission of We Are For Good (2:00)Jon and Becky's background (4:00)Fostering the confidence to take a leap of faith (7:00)How the business model has changed since the launch of We Are For Good (12:00)The power of community and building movements (16:00)What the best day in the office is for Jon and Becky (19:00)Avoiding burnout and fatigue (21:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/200Get to Know Our Amazing Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.We believe in the power of community. We've seen the greatest philanthropic movements happen when people work together to achieve common goals. Neon One can help you do just that. They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Want to be a more connected fundraiser? Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodAbout the PodcastThe We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWatch our free streaming workshop with our friend, Pledge CEO, James Citron. In this power hour, you'll gain clarity and the framework to build your strongest year-end giving campaign ever. Watch it for free today at weareforgood.com/pledge. And to learn more about Pledge and see how they can help your organization, head to www.pledge.to We Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    199. Community Week: Personalization, Segmentation, and the Transformational Power of Gratitude - Aimee Furrie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:11

    198. Community Week: The Promise of Generation Alpha + the Mission of In a Perfect World - Manuela Testolini

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 49:32

    Meet Manuela. We met this L.A. founder in our Community and in PRO, and we positively fell in love with the simple beauty in her nonprofit's mission. After rolling up her sleeves to work on the frontlines of orgs she believed in, she moved from a homeless foundation to running Prince's foundation (yes, you read that right. "That" Prince

    197. Donor Engagement Kindergarten Style: Small Things Matter - Jonathan McCoy and CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 24:44

    We're concluding our final episode in our Friday series, Donor Engagement: Kindergarten Style with this week's discussion about why Small Things Matter. Relationships that are triggered by process may be reliable, but they can also feel mechanical. We're talking about exerting effort and delighting in the small things that creates true connection and deeper engagement

    196. Your Playbook for Creating an Engaging Digital Annual Report - Josh Kligman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 30:35

    Meet Josh. He believes it's time for your annual report to undergo a makeover. In fact, he believes your annual report has tremendous potential to get your donor engaged and actually reading that report by leveraging digital reports, polls, videos, and the kind of attention-grabbing features you couldn't include with your basic print version. Tune in and hear about the future of digital publications. We're also chatting about important annual report elements and the importance of digital storytelling

    195. Democratizing Donor Advised Funds to Grow Philanthropy for All - John Bromley

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 53:38

    Meet John. He's tired of seeing donor advised funds sitting around unspent. He's democratized the DAF world, and he wants you and your kids to be an active part of the giving community. You see, once he recognized a need to make giving more accessible and more effective, he launched Charitable Impact which nurtures generosity within each person and bring resources for creating change in the world to everyone. In short, it's a super cool giving platform that makes even a $5 feel like a serious investment in philanthropy.  Together, we're talking basics (what the heck is a donor advised fund?) but also talking about how to make our personal philanthropy intentional rather than reactive.Episode HighlightsJohn's story and journey to where he is today (2:00)Donor fatigue and the current state of giving today (8:30)Giving proactively vs. reactively (15:00)An overview of Donor Advised Funds (18:00)Features and benefits of DAFs (24:00)Addressing hoarding within DAFs and Foundations (31:00)An overview of Charitable Impact (34:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in John's life (41:00)John's One Good Thing: Ask yourself: Are you charitable? (46:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/196Get to Know Our Amazing Sponsor, Neon OneNeon One provides software solutions to growing nonprofits, but they do so much more than that. They're also incredibly passionate about creating community in the social good sector.We believe in the power of community. We've seen the greatest philanthropic movements happen when people work together to achieve common goals. Neon One can help you do just that. They created Year End Giving Connections, a community that brings fundraisers together and empowers them to learn from each other's experiences. Neon One experts will also provide helpful advice on meeting your fundraising goals this season. With weekly checklists and an active Slack community, there's no better way to prepare for your year-end success.Want to be a more connected fundraiser? Join their community today at http://neonone.com/weareforgoodAbout the PodcastThe We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/hello*Note: This collaboration was arranged through a listing on Nexus Marketing's HAPO (Help a Partner Out) page. Want to get your message out to other members of the mission-driven sector? Check out Nexus Marketing's HAPO (Help a Partner Out page). This collaboration was made possible by HAPO. Join us Tuesday November 16th at 1:00 Central Time for a free live workshop with our friend and CEO, James Citron. We're walking you through campaign steps starting on Giving Tuesday all the way through January stewardship. Sign up today at weareforgood.com/pledge

    194. Donor Engagement Kindergarten Style: Share Equally - Jonathan McCoy and CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 28:10

    We're diving back into another Friday series discussions, Donor Engagement: Kindergarten Style. This week we're discussing how to Share Equally. What happens when we democratize our good work, share frameworks, pass the microphone and share our seat at the table? Only the best things!

    193. Lead with We: The Revolutionary Power of Collaborative Leadership - Simon Mainwaring

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 49:25

    Meet Simon. He's a global brand expert who's on a mission to see social good brands embrace a radical, reimaged and reengineered way to do business based on the idea of collectivized purpose. By showing how we live, work, and grow together in new ways that restore and protect the social and living systems on which all of our futures depend, he believes the future of nonprofit is bright if we can be brave enough to seize it. This is the future of collaborative leadership. We have to build together. Tune in and prepare for your jaw to hit the floor - like ours did. Preach Brother Mainwaring

    192. The Great Resignation: The Great Opportunity for Your Organization Today - Sally Bryant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 42:24

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSSally's story and journey to where she is today (3:17)Sally's journey to the nonprofit world (6:45)The Great Resignation: what is it and what opportunities is it creating? (14:00)How to attract amazing talent to your organization (22:00)How to retain the talent you have (26:00)Sally's interview advice (28:00)How To Ace Your Interview - The Bryant GroupA powerful moment of philanthropy in Sally's life (32:00)Sally's One Good Thing: Always make decisions out of love and trust, and never make decisions out of fear or anxiety. (37:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/192The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloJoin us Tuesday November 16th at 1:00 Central Time for a free live workshop with our friend and CEO, James Citron. We're walking you through campaign steps starting on Giving Tuesday all the way through January stewardship. Sign up today at weareforgood.com/pledge

    191. Donor Engagement Kindergarten Style: Use Your Listening Ears- Jonathan McCoy and CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 20:57

    We continue to arm ourselves with graham crackers and apple juice to fuel these Friday series discussions, Donor Engagement: Kindergarten Style. This week we dive into Using our Listening Ears (said in the least condescending way possible). How are you consciously finding a way to listen not only to your top donors - but ALL donors, employees, & volunteers? Don't fret - we're breaking it down

    190. Virtual? Hybrid? What's Working Now In Fundraising Events - Rebecca Alfred

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 35:50

    Meet Rebecca. She's bringing her expertise in building donor experience events to the table for a conversation around virtual and hybrid fundraisers. Her advice: it's all about empowering modern fundraisers. She's breaking down the 4️⃣ different types of events, when to diversify the event and when to allow it to stand firmly on its own. Virtual? Hybrid? In-person events of the future? We're breaking it down here

    189. The Playbook for Building a Marquee Culture Within Your Organization - Mark Miller and Ted Vaughn

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:30


    Meet Mark and Ted. They know two how to build two things incredibly well: brand and culture. There's an invisible threat most companies don't realize is crushing their growth and success: culture. All too often, leaders think they have a “brand problem,” but oftentimes, it's really their culture. Mark and Ted are talking us through the six components of a "Marquee Culture” and navigating us on what to do with broken cultures. Tune in and learn some cool ideas their company is implementing to build culture.Episode HighlightsMark and Ted's stories and journeys to where they are today (2:30)Creating a “Marquee Culture” at your organization (8:00)The 6 layers of marquee cultures (10:00)Navigating and repairing broken cultures (18:00)Powerful moments of philanthropy in Mark and Ted's lives (21:00)Mark and Ted's One Good Thing: The more power you have in any organization, the more important it is for you to build a bridge over that power. (28:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/189The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloJoin us Tuesday November 16th at 1:00 Central Time for a free live workshop with our friend and CEO, James Citron. We're walking you through campaign steps starting on Giving Tuesday all the way through January stewardship. Sign up today at weareforgood.com/pledge


    188. Donor Engagement Kindergarten Style: Play Nice in the Sandbox - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 27:39

    We've been hearing great feedback from our new Friday series, Donor Engagement: Kindergarten Style. This week we dive into what we can learn from Playing Nicely in the Sandbox. Development is a team sport. Internal relationships are vital to your success, and external relationships can be creatively advantageous too (seriously, we're sharing some awesome examples!)

    187. Humility-Based Leadership Unlocking a Global Impact - Lola Adedokun

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 39:43

    Meet Lola. She's the director of the African Health Institute and the Program Director for Child Well-Being at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She is a powerhouse of ideas, experiences, and knowledge with a passion for closing the inequitable gaps we are all too aware of in our communities and across Africa. Today's chat centers on data, humility, and listening. We're also talking through leadership in this new era and making data-driven decisions for good. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSLola's story and journey to where she is today (2:00)An overview of programs Lola works with at Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and their impact (3:50)New pathways to leadership (particularly for leaders of color, young people, and community organizers!) (13:00)Making data-driven decisions (15:00)An example of leveraging data for deeper impact (20:00)How nonprofit leaders can use their voice to partner with policymakers to advocate for systems that are adaptive, learning and are built to respond quickly to the needs of the people it is meant to serve (26:00)Meeting the moment today (28:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Lola's life (34:00)Lola's One Good Thing: Have a great glass of water and take a walk outside. (37:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/187The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWe Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    186. Storytelling for Social Impact + Building Narrative Intelligence - John Trybus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 52:22

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSJohn's story and journey to where he is today (3:00)John's research around storytelling (10:00)The 5 essential building blocks of compelling stories (14:00)Formal vs. informal storytelling (19:00)Thinking of storytelling as an ecosystem (22:00)An applied example from John's work (24:00)“Embracing the Blur” for deeper social impact (35:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in John's life (39:00)John's One Good Thing: Experiment. Try different things. (47:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/186The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWe Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    185. Donor Engagement Kindergarten Style: The Golden Rule - Jonathan McCoy and CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 29:52

    Are you aware that everything you ever wanted to know about NEXT LEVEL donor engagement is found in those time-honored lessons learned in kindergarten? We're launching a new Friday series, Kindergarten Principles Build Thriving Nonprofit Cultures. This week we dive into what we can learn from The Golden Rule. We're bringing principles, case study examples, and Pro Tips of how to infuse this in your culture to each discussion, so you know who's implementing this well and who's harnessing innovation to connect with their donors and communities. Episode OverviewThe principle of The Golden Rule: treat others how you want to be treated (3:00)Applying this principle (5:45)Case studies of who is doing this well in the sector: She's the First and Cornell University (12:00)Pro tips for implementing this today (16:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/185The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWe Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    184. How a Food Pantry Pivoted Mission Delivery to Deepen Impact - LaVal Brewer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 36:09

    Meet LaVal. As CEO of South County Outreach based near L.A., it's his goal to transform the organization's Food Pantry into a place where people who are in short-term crisis situations can feel like they are shopping for nutritious, healthy food in a normal grocery store environment without having to pay. He's sharing the unique way his org pivoted during COVID as well as insights for nonprofit leaders. It's an uplifting conversation about the power of local community and infusing dignity into our mission delivery.Episode HighlightsLaVal's story and an overview of South County Outreach (2:00)How the pandemic led them to innovate (5:00)The current state of homelessness around the country (12:00)Leading community based and community centered programs (14:00)Fundraising for the future (17:00)Leadership advice from LaVal after 20+ years in the nonprofit sector (21:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in LaVal's life (29:00)LaVal's One Good Thing: Make it easy for your team members to do their job. (32:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/184The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWe Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    183. The Key Ingredients to Rock Your Year-End Giving Campaign - Caroline Fothergill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 34:54

    Meet Caroline. She's a Marketer on a Mission, and today she's walking us through how to build a year end campaign. The time is now! She's giving an overview of the year end campaign, then double-clicking on how to design and power one. She's giving tons of creative examples of how to engage, and she's sharing her secret sauce for connecting on social platforms: show up like a friend. Boom! If you haven't framed out your year end campaign yet, there's still time. Tune in

    182. Friday Convos with Young Pros: How to Attract + Retain Young Pro Talent at Your Organization - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE, and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 31:05

    Join Jon and Becky for their final installment of the Young Professionals Series discussing how and why you should be attracting young professionals to your nonprofit. We're diving into the impact-affecting qualities of this GenZ audience, what connects them to purpose, how to build thriving cultures that attract them, and how to stand out with heartfelt benefits that see beyond dollar signs. Our sector is in a season of extreme change, and we see the path toward making it a GREAT change. This is one of the secrets of that sauce. Episode OverviewTone setting (1:00)The current landscape of the workforce (3:00)Millennials vs. Gen Z (6:00)Gen Z workplace statistics (15:00)Building a culture that attracts young professionals (16:00)Retaining talent on your team (22:00)We Are For Good CommunityWe Are For Good PROFor more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/182The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloWe Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

    181. Fundraising on Zoom?! + How Tech is Powering Missions to Grow Impact - James Citron

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 37:33

    Meet James. He's the CEO of Pledge, the leading charitable donation platform powering virtual, Livestream, and e-commerce fundraising. Pledge recently created the first Donate button built for Zoom, the first round-up application for Shopify, and today, over 25,000 nonprofits operating in 100 countries have received donations via Pledge. This hard-wired champion of kindness is walking us through the current state of virtual, fundraising and hybrid events and, what it all means for nonprofits in the future. And besides being just about the nicest guy in the room, his story of what Pledge did to save more than 1,300 Afghan refugees is the thing of philanthropic heroics. Episode HighlightsJames's story and journey to where he is today (4:00)History and mission of Pledge (10:00)The current state of virtual events, online fundraising, e-commerce fundraising, and text messaging (14:00)A powerful story of how Pledge was leveraged to create deep impact (22:00)Pledge's flagship features and how you can leverage them today (25:00)James's advice for leveraging an entrepreneurial mindset in nonprofits today (28:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in James's life (31:00)James's One Good Thing: Just try it. (34:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/181The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/hello

    180. Developing a Magnetic Brand + Using Instagram to Build Community - Carolyn Stine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 32:48

    Meet Carolyn. She worked in the fashion industry for a decade doing digital strategy, marketing and ops before leaving corporate America to start her own business. Today, this Messaging + Storytelling Coach teaches others how to leverage the platform while illuminating the incredible relationship-building that happens on IG. She's teaching us how to discover the magnetic elements of our stories, and how Instagram can help us take our nonprofit missions to the next level.Episode HighlightsDeveloping a magnetic brand (4:20)Developing your personal voice vs. your organization's voice (6:00)Carolyn's story and journey to where she is today (9:00)Leveraging Instagram to create magnetic brands (15:00)Types of content you can create for Instagram (20:00)Where to start today (26:00)Hone in on the crux of your messaging.Study your audience demographics.A powerful moment of philanthropy in Carolyn's life (27:00)Carolyn's One Good Thing: You can actually have everything you want. (29:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/180The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/hello

    179. Real Talk: Lynne's Mental Health Journey - Lynne Wester

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 45:43

    Welcome to Day 5 of Mental Health Week on the We Are For Good Podcast.  Don't miss our roundup of resources to dig deeper at weareforgood.com/mentalhealthMeet Lynne. Welp, actually, you likely already know her. And not just from the many industry keynotes she undertakes. But also, because Lynne's our first repeat guest in our show's history, and we brought her back to share a little-known story. And it's deeply personal, because it's her mental health story. And some of us may have been on the sidelines as it was unfolding. She wants you to know the signs and know what to say if you or a staff member experience something similar. It's raw and real. Pull up a chair. We think there's much to be learned from this shared experience.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSLynne's story and journey to where she is today (3:00)Lynne's mental health journey (9:00)Give yourself permission to make decisions that help you become the healthiest version of yourself (21:00)What Lynne has learned about establishing and implementing boundaries (28:00)The state of mental health in the nonprofit sector right now (36:00)Lynne's Blog: The One Where We Talk About Mental Health (38:00)Something you can implement today: Do something disruptive every week to take care of yourself. (40:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/179The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter powers more than 35,000 good causes with their end-to-end fundraising solution - and we love it because it's completely free. Givebutter empowers missions across the country and those on the frontlines of de-stigmatizing mental health, like NAMI Nevada.Throughout the pandemic, quarantine and social distancing requirements were contributing to a massive increase in anxiety and depressive disorders across their state. So NAMI Nevada put together an innovative fundraiser powered by Givebutter to introduce the greater Nevada community to ways they can move forward—no matter the circumstance they were dealing with. They eclipsed the goal of their crowdfunding campaign and shared how much they loved Givebutter's ease of use and the power of its human-to-human connectivity to grow their impact.You can watch their full success story at the link in our shownotes, and or learn more at givebutter.com.

    178. The Experience of Being a Black Fundraiser + Well-Being Through the Prism of Mental Health - Nneka Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 45:15

    Welcome to Day 4 of Mental Health Week on the We Are For Good Podcast.  Don't miss our roundup of resources to dig deeper at weareforgood.com/mentalhealthMeet Nneka. She is the author and joint editor of a book featuring first-person narratives of 15 Black fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada. It's a painfully raw glimpse into the harsh realities that still exist for our black fundraiser friends (many of whom you've heard on this podcast). Unwinding systems of power start with sharing story. We hope you'll join us around Mom's Kitchen Table to talk about how to be a Pioneer and Champion of this movement. We need you.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSNneka's story and journey to where she is today (5:30)Our Right to Heal (13:00) Individualized and systemic racism Nneka has experience during her career (16:00)Collecting Courage: Joy, Pain, Freedom, Love (21:00)The current state of mental health in the nonprofit sector (32:00)Pioneers and Champions: It is only in community where we thrive (35:00)What you can do today to become a champion: focus on proximity. (39:00)Where do you need to lay your gifts to work in the direction of justice? (41:00)Nneka's One Good Thing: Focus on these 4 ingredients: Humility, Courage, Community and Well-Being.For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/178The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter powers more than 35,000 good causes with their end-to-end fundraising solution - and we love it because it's completely free. Givebutter empowers missions across the country and those on the frontlines of de-stigmatizing mental health, like NAMI Nevada.Throughout the pandemic, quarantine and social distancing requirements were contributing to a massive increase in anxiety and depressive disorders across their state. So NAMI Nevada put together an innovative fundraiser powered by Givebutter to introduce the greater Nevada community to ways they can move forward—no matter the circumstance they were dealing with. They eclipsed the goal of their crowdfunding campaign and shared how much they loved Givebutter's ease of use and the power of its human-to-human connectivity to grow their impact.You can watch their full success story at the link in our shownotes, and or learn more at givebutter.com.

    177. Combating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue - Eleanor Wells and Ashley Cauley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 46:27

    Meet Eleanor and Ashley. One's a nurse and personal coach and the other is an organizational psychologist and educator. Put them together - WOW - they may just be the most powerful mental health team in our sector (and they've got loads of resources to help too.)

    176. The Trevor Project: LGBTQ Advocacy and Suicide Prevention - Muneer Panjwani

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 48:30

    Meet Muneer. As the VP of Foundation, Government, and Corporate Partnerships at The Trevor Project, Muneer's team focuses on building impact-centered long-term partnerships with some of the world's largest companies and foundations to help end LGBTQ youth suicide. Companies are not experts in impact. So when we walk into a room with our corporate ask, Muneer says we need to do that through education steeped in our expertise. He's taking corporate partnerships and ethical movement-building to the next level with his wise counsel and vulnerable storytelling.Episode HighlightsMuneer's story and journey to where he is today (3:00)The story, mission, and programs of The Trevor Project (15:00)Values based fundraising and partnerships (24:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Muneer's life (33:00)Current stats around LGBTQ youth and how you can help (42:00)Muneer's One Good Thing: Do not be afraid to exercise the power your seat at the table gives you. (45:00)Find SupportCall 1-866-488-7386Text ‘START' to 678-678Send a chatFor more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/175The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter powers more than 35,000 good causes with their end-to-end fundraising solution - and we love it because it's completely free. Givebutter empowers missions across the country and those on the frontlines of de-stigmatizing mental health, like NAMI Nevada.Throughout the pandemic, quarantine and social distancing requirements were contributing to a massive increase in anxiety and depressive disorders across their state. So NAMI Nevada put together an innovative fundraiser powered by Givebutter to introduce the greater Nevada community to ways they can move forward—no matter the circumstance they were dealing with. They eclipsed the goal of their crowdfunding campaign and shared how much they loved Givebutter's ease of use and the power of its human-to-human connectivity to grow their impact.You can watch their full success story at the link in our shownotes, and or learn more at givebutter.com.

    175. "Do I Have Permission to Take Control?" - Becky's Mental Health Story - Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 54:03

    Welcome to Mental Health Week on the We Are For Good Podcast. It's Day 1, and today's episode cuts close to home. Becky is sharing her personal mental health journey. We're glad you're here.You know Becky. For the most part, she's bubbly, outgoing, happiest when she's juggling a million tasks and never misses an opportunity to effusively love on someone. But there was a season where she was just wasn't any of those things. She was not ok. And the great irony was she was working on a multimillion dollar mental health campaign when she experienced her own mental health collapse. It was scary. It was isolating. It was all too much. And she doesn't want anyone experiencing those feelings alone. She's busting through stigma to share her mental health crisis story, and she's hoping doing it in community will help you recognize symptoms for yourself and others. It's not a sad story. It's an empowering one. Join us

    174. Friday Convos with Young Pros: Money, Promotions + Difficult Conversations - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE, and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 45:25


    This week's Friday Convos with Young Professionals dives into building a personal career path while navigating those stressful conversations around money, promotions and difficult conversations. Jon's already sweating this chat around tough conversations like asking for more $$$ (when, how and why you should) and why professional development is crucial to your increased worth. We'll be examining how to find your strengths and passions while intentionally chasing opportunities in the sector. Episode OverviewMoney, promotions + navigating difficult conversations (1:00)Building a professional development plan for yourself (4:00)Every season, a puzzle piece is being built in your story (13:00)Determining your career path: leverage personality tests and discovering your purpose (14:50)Asking for more $$$ (when, how and why you should) (17:00)Negotiating your first job offer (23:00)Powerful statistics around job negotiations (Forbes) (25:00)Navigating difficult conversations and conflict (29:00)Difficult conversations at work: 9 tips + templates (Blog post by Tom Anderson, Haven Life) (30:00)Closing rapid fire questions (32:00)We Are For Good CommunityWe Are For Good PROFor more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/174The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.


    173. How to Make Sense of Social Media + Find Your Unique Voice - Christina Edwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 39:52

    Meet Christina. This digital expert works with all types of nonprofit clients from multi-million dollar organizations to small-but-mighty volunteer-led teams. She's passionate about empowering nonprofits to step into their expertise, be bold and find their unique voice and audience online. Today, she's our social media handler and talking through setting goals, tracking metrics, finding your unique digital voice and measuring your success. If you've ever had a leader say, “how do we track our social media metrics?” then this is your episode.Episode HighlightsChristina's story and journey to where she is today (2:30)Where to start: setting your mindset around your social media (6:00)Building a digital soul (10:30)Email lists and voice style guides (14:00)Common mistakes made by organizations with their social media (16:30)Loaded captions and scroll-stopping content (18:00)Maximizing Canva (24:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Christina's life (29:00)Christina's One Good Thing: Talk to yourself more than you listen to yourself. (35:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/173The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    172. Channeling Pain to Purpose + The Mission of Roc Solid Foundation - Eric Newman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 41:06

    Meet Eric. As a pediatric cancer survivor, he's all too familiar with the battle a family faces when their child is diagnosed. And that's what drove him to start the Roc Solid Foundation building hope for kids fighting cancer by offering opportunities for them to do what they do best – PLAY. Tune in to hear their story, and hear about Eric's goal to inspire people to start businesses based on significance and success. It's an inspiring story of resilience and self-discovery.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSEric's story and journey to where he is today (2:20)Meet the Roc Solid Foundation (8:00)Roc Solid Foundation's flagship programs (13:00)Eric's Book: What Hope Looks Like: Use Your Pain to Fuel Your Purpose (19:00)Leveraging entrepreneurial mindsets to fuel your purpose (22:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy that has stuck with Eric (32:00)Eric's One Good Thing: Teach adherence to the values above anything else. (36:50)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/172The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    171. Friday Convos with Young Pros: What To Do In The First 30 Days of Your New Job - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE, and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:39

    We heard plenty of feedback that you liked our new series Friday Convos with Young Professionals, so we're excited to dive into what happens after you've landed the job. It's week two, and we're chatting about What to Do in the First 30 Days on the Job. We're walking through how to connect with volunteers, integrate with the team and instilling habits into your work. So fun having this "do as I say, not as I did" conversation we wished we would've known 20 years ago.

    170. Bring Out Your Best! How to Align Your Passion with Purpose - Amy McLaren

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 31:29

    Meet Amy. She turned a holiday trip into a fundraising challenge, and $17,000 later, everything changed. Today, the Village Impact is unleashing the power of education to transform communities in Kenya, and Amy's dreams are still growing. Her wanderlust for travel and embracing new cultures found its way into her business, and today she's empowering others to find their purpose. She's outlining seven steps to shed self-doubt and chase the thing that pairs your passion with purpose. If you're struggling through your Why right now, this episode is sure to put some fuel in your tank to do good.Episode HighlightsAmy's story and journey to where she is today (1:50)Village Impact: Empowering Girls Through Education (8:30)Step into your purpose (11:00)Amy's book - Passion to Purpose: a seven-step journey to shed self doubt, find inspiration, and change your life (and the world) for the better. (13:00)Creating a movement (20:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Amy's life (25:30)Amy's One Good Thing: Honor what you love. (28:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/170The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    169. The Reluctant Fundraiser's Guide to Raising Money (+ Tips for Small Nonprofits!) - Cindy Wagman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 41:00

    Meet Cindy. She's had a heartfelt goal to unlock the potential of small nonprofits through fundraising. Having spent her entire career in fundraising, Cindy knows how to make it accessible to small nonprofits in a way that is mission-enhancing and empowering. Join us as we break down how to set up small shops for success. There are incredible lessons here for orgs of all sizes, and Cindy's even giving tips on using volunteers to make your life easier. We found a growth mindset friend in Canada, and we are here for all she's teaching

    168. Friday Convos with Young Pros: Finding + Landing Your First Nonprofit Job - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:09

    We've been wanting to have a heart-to-heart chat with one particular audience in the nonprofit sector, so we decided to turn that convo into a series: Friday Convos with Young Professionals. This week we're kicking off the 4-part series by chatting about Finding and Landing Your First Nonprofit Job. We're walking through internship tips, interview Do's and Dont's, cover letters and resumes, digital networking (LinkedIn here at centerstage!), and how to start building your professional network. It's all the stuff we wish we knew, what we would do differently and how to have your passion stand out from the crowd.Episode OverviewOur company's heart for pouring into young professionals (1:30)Warming your network (6:30)Cover letters and resumes: focus on authenticity! (10:00)4 things to include on your resume (15:00)1. Show how you have led2. Share an example of how you have galvanized support around something3. Share how you activated that support4. Show how you hustledActivate your network (16:00)Leveraging LinkedIn as young professionals (18:00)Interview do's and don'ts (23:00)Building your network (32:00)NEW: Young Professional Workshop Series inside PRO - sign up today!For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/168The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    167. How to Harness Innovation to Scale Meaningful Impact - Evan Feinberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 47:13

    Meet Evan. This starry-eyed dreamer sought to change the world first through politics before pivoting into the nonprofit sector after finding his passion awakened in social service. In five years, his organization built one of the largest and most effective anti-poverty nonprofit communities in the country. Tune in and hear how the Stand Together Foundation viewed poverty as an innovation problem and began to look for solutions in new spaces to unleash human potential. It's a brilliant discussion into innovation, storytelling & they're even giving funding away to high-impact orgs who are breaking cycles and changing lives. You might be one of them!Episode HighlightsEvan's story and journey to where he is today (2:20)An overview of the Stand Together Foundation (5:50)Mee The Phoenix (10:00)The Catalyst Program at the Stand Together Foundation (21:00)Watch: Catalysts Mini Documentaries (25:00)Treating counting metrics as value metrics (26:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Evan's life (35:00)Evan's One Good Thing: Focus on hope. (40:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/167The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    166. Leading Through Seasons of Change at Your Organization - Aila Malik

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 39:25

    Meet Aila. She loves molding strong leaders and getting organizations pointed toward success - which means she joins them in the trenches. She's come to know that if leaders enter from a place of humility and ready to learn from everything/everyone, then great partnerships are built from the ground level. We know many leaders are asking now, "How can I lead well during this crazy season of change?" Well, Aila's taking our hand and walking us through the steps to be an in-tune, inspiring leader. BONUS: she's providing tips for rolling out a new vision too.Today's GuestAila Malik, Founder + Principal, Venture Leadership ConsultingEpisode HighlightsAila's story and journey to where she is today (2:40)Navigating seasons of change in organizations (7:00)Key steps for a leader that is stepping into a new role (14:00)Translating vision into plans (21:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Aila's life (28:00)Aila's One Good Thing: Opportunity without intentionality equals distraction. (34:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/166The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    165. How Movember Grew a Worldwide Digital Community (+5 Million Moustaches Too!) - Katelynn Whitaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 34:38

    Meet Katelynn. When you've helped to build one of the most iconic, viral campaigns-turned-nonprofit like Movember, you know a thing or two about building digital community. We're talking mobilizing volunteers and crowdfunding campaigns as well as creating innovative marketing strategies to meet millennials / GenZers. Tune in to learn how to be an agent of remarkable experiences from the world's first digital-only nonprofit.Episode HighlightsKatelynn's story and journey to where she is today (2:20)The history and mission of Movember (4:30)How innovation has really driven Movember's connection with millennials and Gen Z (12:00)Lessons learned on managing successful crowdfunding campaigns (20:00)Provide your community with toolkits (24:00)Leveraging storytelling with crowdfunding (25:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Katelynn's life (27:00)Katelynn's One Good Thing: Be an agent of remarkable experiences. (30:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/165The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    164. Be the PRO. Launch Party + What's In It For You! - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 24:03

    In this episode we're ready to show you a peek behind the biggest curtain our company is finally opening. We Are For Good PRO launches TODAY, and we are so thrilled to share why this matters... specifically for you right here, right now. We built it for you in mind. So join us as we talk through bells & whistles, benefits, stories, people, and toolkits fueling this digital classroom. We'll be introducing you to your first two Good Guides, giving you a preview or two of live classes, revealing roadmaps, and even unveiling a way that everyone can be involved - despite financial challenges. We are ready for this product to be in the world. Let's do this, Do Gooders

    163. How New Story Uses Innovation to End Global Homelessness - Sarah Lee

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 37:18

    Meet Sarah. The best days are when we get to talk with some of our nonprofit hero organizations

    162. 10 Must Do's Before Year End - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 23:08

    We're coming up on the final quarter of 2021, so let's ensure your year-end finale has a dang plan that builds incredible community (as well as dollars!) around your mission. Jon and Becky are breaking it all down in this Friday's episode: 10 Must Do's Before Year-End. And when you consider nearly 1/3 of annual giving happens in December plus 12% of all annual giving occurs in the last three days of December, we just want to ensure you have all the right tools in the toolbox.Episode OverviewConversation tone setting (2:00)Key elements to year end giving (3:00)10 Steps to Revolutionize Your Year End Giving (3:15)Free Website Workshop! We Are For Good PROFor more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/162The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    161. A Haitian Founder's Guide to Recruiting + Activating Volunteers - Jean Pierre-Louis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 36:12

    Meet Jean. Or JPL, as we now call him. This Haitian-born New Yorker has THE most inspiring story of taking his education back to Haiti in the form of a nonprofit healthcare and education organization benefiting his childhood community. He's also a savvy founder at capracare, and he breaks down how to recruit the right volunteers and board members to your organization. Get those tips, and find out how you can help JPL and our suffering Haitian friends with your support.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSJPL's story and journey to where he is today (2:20)The landscape of Haiti today (4:40)The mission of capracare (6:00)Life in Haiti today (9:00)Community based programming and innovation (11:30)Recruiting and activating volunteers (14:00)Finding the right spot for your volunteers in your organization (17:00)Recruiting, engaging, and leveraging board members (20:00)Fostering community within a global team (22:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in JPL's life (25:00)JPL's One Good Thing: Expect the unexpected. (29:00)Support capracareFor more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/161The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    160. Disruption for Good + The Business of Changing the World - Raj Kumar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 45:32

    Meet Raj. He's not just the Founding President & Editor-in-Chief of Devex, he's noticed the little guy ever since he was a boy playing soccer in the streets of India. This former political strategist built Devex, a global news platform, in grad school alongside his friends to inform development professionals and aid workers all over the world. Today we launch Season 4 exploring the new era of global development and how to set zero goals for yourself (we had to have him define that too, but we were LOVING the answer). Tune in

    159. Do This. (Not That!) 6 Lessons Learned in Year One of the Podcast - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 31:23

    We're reflecting on the lessons learned from our expert guests, what we see as industry trends and what we would go back and tell ourselves if we were leading organizations today. Get ready for an honest conversation that has takeaways for how to deepen relationships, scale your impact and lean into more meaningful work. [insert heel kick] Episode OverviewDo's and Don'ts that we have learned throughout the last year that we would go back and tell ourselves (4:00)Don't preserve tactics, do fight for your vision (4:10)The digital playground is real, and it's here to stay. (6:00)Be brave, not perfect. (10:50)DEI hiring practices (13:30)It's time to be human, express who your organization is authentically, and place actual people in the center. (17:30)Invest in yourself and your team (19:53)We Are For Good ProJulie's One Good Thing: We have something to learn from everyone. Lock arms with people around you (or halfway around the world!) (23:00)Jon's One Good Thing: It's all about the ripple. It's the power of believing everyone matters and the power of an abundance mindset coming together. (24:00)Becky's One Good Thing: It's time to awaken your base. (26:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/159The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    158. The Best of Season 3 - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE, Becky Endicott, CFRE, and Julie Confer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 37:22

    We're wrapping up Season 3 with a wrap-up style convo that hits all the high notes. If you missed any of our best episodes - no worries. This Wednesday Jon, Becky and Julie are taking you behind the studio curtain. Learn our favorite episodes, biggest pinch-me moments, favorite freebies and the greatest takeaways offered these last four months. If you're a CliffsNotes-kind of learner, this is the quickest way to learn about the best-of-the-best of our convos since May. Episode OverviewSeason 3 recap (1:00)Key Theme 1: Dream Bigger (2:00)Key Theme 2: Clarity of Vision (7:09)Key Theme 3: Get a Dang Plan (8:00)Key Theme 4: Start with basics. Get those right, build from there. (10:00)Season 3 marketing powerhouses (14:20)Powerful mission stories in Season 3 (17:30)Greatest freebies throughout Season 3 (22:00)Our team's favorites throughout this season (27:00)Reimagine how you invest in your education and development with We Are For Good Pro (34:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/158The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    157. Back to Basics: Professional Development - Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 23:10

    We're closing out our summer Friday Back-to-Basics series with one final conversation about the conversation that grounded every one of these past 11 conversations: professional development. It may not be popular, but we're going for it. And we're talking about why you need to be fighting for your own growth in our sector. Will be pointing you to teachers who can help (some are even free!) then we're going to be dropping the mic on what we've been working on for nearly a year to revolutionize the nonprofit professional development sector - for good. Tune in to hear it here first

    156. Minisode: How Nonprofits Can Navigate the Fiscal Tightrope - Chyla Graham

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 18:59

    Meet Chyla. She might be the only CPA you'll ever meet who swings on a trapeze in her spare time. Chyla is a nonprofit operations whisperer - breaking down even the most complex topics into easy relatable nuggets. In this quick minisode, we dive into how to build a strong financial infrastructure for your nonprofit: finding the key steps and jumping off points (just make sure there's a safety net just like any good trapeze artist knows!) and let's get going.Episode HighlightsTrapeze and Chyla's philosophy of business success (2:51)A starting place for breaking down the intimidation of talking about financials (4:15)Understand and preventing fraud in our organizations (6:17)Key steps to building a sound infrastructure at your organization (10:00)Common financial mistakes nonprofits make and how to avoid them (13:50)Chyla's One Good Thing: Utilize an App Blocker. (16:15)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/156The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    155. How to Activate Your Personal Network to Grow Your Mission - Prabhat Gautam

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 32:15

    Meet Prabhat. He's one of L.A.'s leading voices in the worlds of entertainment and activism, but he's also pretty passionate about doing good too. Prabhat created Positive Television which has produced 800 charity events in L.A. in 21 years and connected him with plenty of movers and shakers in the philanthropic world. Today we're talking events -  from taking it from the idea phase to launch phase with this event guru.Episode HighlightsPrabhat's story and journey to where he is today (6:00)Inspiring stories of philanthropy throughout Prabhat's life while working in events (11:50)Taking projects and events from idea phase to launch (16:00)We Are For Good Ungettable Get List (18:50)Dream big, share your vision, and go for it (22:40)A personal story of philanthropy in Prabhat's life (23:00)Become a Bone Marrow DonorBecome an Organ DonorPrabhat's One Good Thing: Do 5 introductions a week, and reach out to people who inspire you. (28:00) For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/155The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

    154. Podcast Replay: As Seen on School of Ethical Impact Podcast - Jenny Nuccio and Hayley Adamski

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 45:29

    Meet Jenny & Hayley. They're the voices and brainpower behind the School of Ethical Impact, an institute + community equipping changemakers with the confidence to create real impact through business. Plus, they are two of the brilliant minds behind Imani Collective, a purpose-driven company employing more than 80 Kenyan women and men to make ethically-sourced artisan products. This is a special episode. We are re-releasing a conversation from their podcast - turning the tables on Jon & Becky. Listen Now and hear the story of how our two companies met - it is one for the books. We also dive deep into our mission + vision, the community that inspires us + what's to come from We Are For Good.Episode HighlightsJon and Becky's story behind the launch of We Are For Good and the Podcast (1:06)What has surprised Jon and Becky over the last year (10:10)The community We Are For Good is serving (13:40)Playing the long game (16:43)We Are For Good Pro - Coming soon! (27:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy (31:00)What ethical impact means to Jon and Becky (36:50)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/154The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it's also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform.

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