SUCCESFULLY SCALE A BRANDFiguring out how to successfully scale a brand is much easier said than done. Not everyone has $20 million to build their food, beverage or beauty brand. Today's guest, Dr. James Richardson, author of Ramping Your Brand, has extensive experience scaling products in the consumer-packaged goods industry and offers valuable insights on what works and what doesn't. What You'll Discover About How to Successfully Scale a Brand (highlights & transcript):https://businessconfidentialradio.com/?p=107383&preview=true# (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * How connection and habits are the key to successfully scale a brand [01:38] * The illusion of innovation [03:32] * The role of packaging if you want to successfully scale a brand [06:00] * How appealing to a mass market to successfully scale a brand requires more than a mission [07:09] * The critical role of consumer feedback [09:32] * Why you must sell strategically to successfully scale a brand [11:56] * How small and early stage businesses can successfully scale a brand [14:49] * Commercialization challenges that create barriers to entry [16:52] * Best Practices to successfully scale a brand [20:02] * And much MORE. ♥ Share this episode with someone you think will benefit from it. ♥ ♥ Leave a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential (Lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential )♥ Guest: Dr. James RichardsonDr. Richardson is the founder of http://www.premiumgrowthsolutions.com/ (Premium Growth Solutions), a strategic planning consultancy for early-stage consumer-packaged goods brands. As a professionally trained cultural anthropologist turned business strategist, he has helped more than 75 CPG brands with their strategic planning, including brands owned by Coca-Cola Venturing and Emerging Brands, The Hershey Company, General Mills, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Brands, and Frito-Lay as well as emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Peatos, Ithaca Hummus, Mother Kombucha, Rebel Creamery, zaca recovery, and others. James is the author of https://www.amazon.com/Ramping-Your-Brand-Killer-Growth/dp/1733444602/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ramping+your+brand&qid=1631648730&s=books&sr=1-1 (Ramping Your Brand: How to Ride the Killer CPG Growth Curve), the #1 Best-seller in Business Consulting on Amazon. He also hosts his own podcast—Startup Confidential, and his thoughts appear regularly in industry publications such as Foodnavigator. Related Resources: Contact James and connect with him on https://www.linkedin.com/in/premiumgrowthsolutions/ (LinkedIn). For many small and early-stage businesses, scaling a brand is in essence scaling their entire business. For additional insights on scaling a business, listen to Jan Cavelle's interview https://businessconfidentialradio.com/reliable-ways-beat-the-odds-successfully-scale-your-business (Reliable Ways to Beat the Odds and Successfully Scale Your Business) . Join, Rate and Review:Rating and reviewing the show helps us grow our audience and allows us to bring you more of the rich information you need to succeed from our high powered guests. Leave a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential (Lovethepodcast.com/BusinessConfidential) Joining the Business Confidential Now family is easy and lets you have instant access to the latest tactics, strategies and tips to make your business more successful. Follow on your favorite podcast app http://bit.ly/bcnlisten (here) as well as on https://twitter.com/businessconfid (Twitter), https://facebook.com/businessconfidentialnow (Facebook), https://www.youtube.com/c/HannaHaslKelchner (YouTube), and https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/business-confidential-now-with-hanna-hasl-kelchner (LinkedIn). Download ♥...
Adaptive 3D is an innovative company that partnered with Desktop Metal and UT Dallas. Walter Voit discusses the innovation behind microarchitecture within material manufacturing and how partnerships in Richardson, Texas, have created a thriving innovation ecosystem. Innovating 3D Printing and University Research At Adaptive 3D, Walter focuses on using 3D printing to produce additive materials. […]
Local Fort Wayne author Terri Richardson authors "100 Things To Do In Fort Wayne Before You Die". How many do you think you will know? Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/100-Things-Fort-Wayne-Before/dp/1681063182/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=100+things+to+do+in+fort+wayne&qid=1634313029&sr=8-1#detailBullets_feature_div
Are you a ‘professional' entrepreneur or just an amateur founder? Start-up land is full of folks new to their industry and even new to capitalism itself. The hordes of amateurs are one reason that public firm employees look down on start-ups traditionally. But, increasingly, even in CPG, there is a caste hierarchy between the pros and the newbs. Despite the disadvantage new founders face, more and more are professionalizing to succeed, very well. But the need to professionalize is more urgent than ever if you want to compete with the growing number of pros in the space.Your Host: Dr. James F. Richardson of Premium Growth Solutions, LLC www.premiumgrowthsolutions.comPlease send feedback on this or other episodes to: email@example.com
In this episode, Chris sits down with IICLE New Lawyer Ambassadors Vaughn J. Richardson and Kimberly K. Cross to talk about the new program IICLE has created, what it's like to be a New Lawyer Ambassador, and how IICLE's innovative tools have helped them succeed.Come be a sponsor with IICLE! Sponsors get a $100 discount by using INRESP21 when signing up!SFX: "Windy Transition" by pcruznMusic: Fearless First Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Acid Jazz Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Do Black people support each other? The answer to this hugely subjective question is both yes and no. First, Black people do support each other. In fact, they don't just care about their families; they also care about the communities they live in. However, people in business who say Black people don't support each other often target the wrong audience. They complain that their families and friends do not support their hustle when, in fact, their products or services don't address their needs.It's no secret; businesses that help and support other people will always attract an audience that supports them the same way. But, as a business person, it's unfair to depend on family and friends to be your customers. Entrepreneurs need to find the people who are most in need of their product or service and create a mutual relationship where customers spend money on things they actually need, and the business gets to allocate resources to the right efforts. Check out the full session notes: www.evehudsonphd.com/2021/10/189 Join the movement: https://jointhemovement.evehudsonphd.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
“Union with Christ, our participation in Christ, means that we have been given a new identity that doesn't just save us from what was. It invites us into what could be. It becomes the grounds of our sanctification and our pursuit of holiness.” Today's interview is with Kyle Worley, Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Mosaic Church in Richardson, TX and co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast. He graciously talks to us about the doctrine of union with Christ, a foundational reality of the Christian life. Union with Christ definitions: “The intimate, vital, and spiritual union between Christ and His people, in virtue of which He is the source of their life and strength, of their blessedness and salvation.” (Louis Berkhof) Kyle's baseline definition: “Christians, God's covenant people, are in Christ Jesus.” Verses on this topic (in episode): Jn. 17; Rom. 5; 6:4-5; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 1:3-14; Heb. 10:14; also covenant language in the OT: Gen. 12; 15; 17; 22; Ex. 20-34; Deuteronomy; etc. Recommended Resources from Kyle: Michael Reeves, Rejoicing in Christ John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics Constantine Campbell, Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study Todd Billings, Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church Julie Canlis, Calvin's Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension Grant Macaskill, Union with Christ in the New Testament Grant Macaskill, Living in Union with Christ: Paul's Gospel and Christian Moral Identity Other Radically Normal interviews: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits w/ Dr. Ashley Hales (#76) The Importance of Deuteronomy w/ Dr. Kyong-Jin Lee (#73) The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus w/ Dr. W. Ross Blackburn (#70) The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self w/ Dr. Carl Trueman (#67) Religious Liberty for All w/ Dr. Andrew Walker (#64) Freedom from Sin w/ John Elmore (#61) God's Glory Above the Clouds w/ Captain Dan Griffin (#53) Hebrews 11 & Working to God's Glory w/ Trillia Newbell (#38) Courage, Integrity & the Future w/ Dr. Russell Moore (#32) Apologetics & Theology w/ Dr. Gavin Ortlund (#26) The Ascension of Christ w/ Dr. Patrick Schreiner (#23) Interview w/ Pastor Tommy Nelson (#14) Interview w/ College Pastor Nate Hilgenkamp (#12) Interview w/ OU Baseball Coach Britt Bonneau (#4) Radically Normal YouTube // IG: @radicallynormalpod // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org // Send us prayer requests or Q&A questions for the end of season 4!
Joining us are three guests who lead innovation efforts in Richardson, Texas, known for the “Telecom Corridor.” The Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ) lies within the city, a 1,200 square foot land where innovative companies and entrepreneurs collaborate. The Richardson Innovation Quarter Paul Voelker has been in the Richardson, Texas area for over thirty years. To Paul, being mayor is […]
No. 20 Florida topped Vanderbilt 42-0 on homecoming, but many fans left a bit disappointed that backup quarterback Anthony Richardson didn't get a bit more playing time. This episode of the Swamp247 Podcast narrows down on what kind of team Florida is at the halfway point this season. We also do a deep dive on the usage of Richardson and starting quarterback Emory Jones to attempt to provide some insight into how Dan Mullen is handling his quarterback situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
More jam packed than a jam packed sarnie - in this episode we combine two huge in-person events with live recordings and interviews from The Arnold Sports Festival 2021 as well as a preview of Therapy Expo 2021 with event director Shelley Williams and Liam Richardson. Liam and Shelley introduce us this this years Therapy Expo, telling us why it's "our" show and how they are catering for the needs of therapists. They have very kindly provided listeners of The Massage Matters Podcast with a 20% discount on tickets - use MASSAGE20 as the voucher code on checkout. Then we fly back in time to last weekend's extravaganza at The Arnold, where The School and Physio Matters joined forces to provide the event with physiotherapy and soft tissue therapy cover. Live recordings and interviews with our very own therapy team, motivational speaker Mark Ormrod and the legendary Wim Hof!
Zach Richardson is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader at his church. He finds joy in leading out for worship at his church as he is the director as well. Originally from Chicago, currently in Oregon, Zach has always had an excitement for worshipping God. Be sure to listen to the whole episode, as Zach shares some inspiring stories, how he writes praise worship music, and more. You'll be inspired, and encouraged as you hear part of Zach's story. Follow Zach on Instagram: ZachJRich Youtube: Zachary Richardson Want to support the PreacherGirl Ministry? Go to Rachel's website PreacherGirlPodcast.Com to give
Discussing Gun Control, Juneteenth, and Sha'Carri Richardson pt 3 HEADNOTES You are listening to a Discussions on the Distraction Network. On Discussions, we have a conversation between a comedian and [ … ]
What an absolute treat to have the badass Meredith Richardson on the pod! She is the stunt double for Amy Schumer, Rebel Wilson, Kate McKinnon and Jillian Bell...and let me tell you...this girl is fearless.We have an awesome conversation about how to be fearless, as well as hear about some crazy stories from the past 10 years of her life as a stunt double! Buckle up and hold on tight...this is going to be a wild one!Hope this episode inspires you to start punching fear in the face...by fearing a little bit less. :)At the beginning of the episode, I mention another podcast episode Meredith did on The Stunt Pod! For the Apple Podcasts version of that episode, click here! For Spotify, click here!Want to see how nuts Meredith is??? Check out her stunt reel!You can also check out Meredith's IMdb page here! Head to her IG to see some of the crazy stuff she has done, as well as stay updated on what films to catch her in next @bamastuntsFor the video version of this episode, head to the Accidentally Intentional YouTube channel!Join the conversation and follow along on Instagram! I respond to DM's! Let's converse! Say hi, or share your biggest takeaways! I'm all ears! @accidentallyintentional or @zoeasherSupport the show (https://venmo.com/zoeasher)
Series regular actor and humanitarian, Marque Richardson, shares his beginnings as a child actor and stories about his character Reggie on “Dear White People” from the film to the current tv series. Margie and Marque discuss racism and what we can do to be better. He also gives great tips on the zoom world of auditioning. Marquee's credits include series regular on “True Blood,” “The Middle,” “Genius” and his currently, “Dear White People.” Marque has been stalking Margie for years, ever since her book, “How to get the Part…Without Falling Apart,” came out 20 years ago!Marqueeontv.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Marque-Richardson-37568616652/https://twitter.com/SilkyRiiichhttps://www.instagram.com/silkyriiich/
In this episode I chat with artist Jon Flaming about his journey, his love for Texas, the different mediums that he uses (and prefers), his process, background about specific pieces, and everything in between. See all things Jon Flaming here: http://jonflaming.com Check out Jon Flaming on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jonflaming Follow Jon Flaming on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/jonflaming See what prints he has for sale online here: http://jonflaming.com/prints-for-sale Get a look at a number of his collections here: http://jonflaming.com/paintings Learn more about his BBQ joint work here: http://jonflaming.com/journal/2016/8/29/you-are-invited-to-meat-a-visual-narrative-of-texas-bbq-open.html See a great piece on Jon by Pat LaBlanc from Texas Monthly here: https://www.texasmonthly.com/tag/jon-flaming If you'd like to see AND purchase his work in person (and online) you can also go to: Artspace 111 in Fort Worth: https://artspace111.com/artists/139-jon-flaming/biography Foltz Fine Art in Houston: https://foltzgallery.com/show/foltz-fine-art-jon-flaming-print-intake-111220 He mentions Willow House in Terlingua: https://www.willowhouse.co The BBQ joint he talks about is: Ten Fifty BBQ in Richardson: https://ten50bbq.com
Today, we see an emergence of technologies in healthcare. Richardson Methodist Medical Center is at the helm of breakthrough medical innovations. Josh Smith joins us to discuss his work at the medical center around cardiology and electrophysiology. Technology Breakthroughs and Challenges Technology has allowed physicians and scientists to explore sub-specialties of specialties like cardiology. Josh […]
We're excited to hop on the line with the founder of Rolling Thunder Game Calls, Spence Halford. Hosts Hunter Farrior and Austin SIlls get the spill on how his mission of providing value to the outdoors became the widely known household name that it is today and much much more! Just Released: Premium Olive Twill Leather Strap Hats are finally back in stock at springlegion.com! Click Here or Use Code "SLP36" at checkout for 10% off store-wide, including new throwbacks, rope hats, and a brand new Richardson 112 offering our first Signature Series design! Also in this episode: Do turkeys spurs really determine a turkeys age? Friday Forum entry from Will Dixon on the subject. Why Josh Grossenbacher is the real MVP. How the Mossy Oak Go Series "Rolling Thunder" began. Why Hunter is already dropping pins in Georgia. Want to start an Outdoor Brand of your own? Check out outdoorbrandingservices.com to see how you can build a hunting brand using Spring Legion's own growth model! Thank you to all who listen and share our podcast! We truly appreciate it and love to hear any kind of feedback from you guys. Shop and See the Latest at springlegion.com Follow along on social: @springlegion @hunter.farrior @sills_springlegion @rollingthundercalls
When 3-year-old Sherin Mathews goes missing in the affluent suburb of Richardson, TX the community rallies to find her. Soon, a shocking revelation comes to light. Who was responsible for what happened to Sherin & WHY were the stories constantly changing? Join me every Tuesday on Spotify Greenroom for my talk show ‘True Crime Convos'. I […]
Hello Folks! Welcome back to another episode. On this episode, I take a look back at the whole story surrounding Sha'carri Richardson. I think there was a lot to take from everything we saw that happened to her this summer. Especially how fast I felt we as a people turned on her when OUR expectations of her were not met. By looking back at this situation, it made me ask myself a few questions. " What is support?" and "Am I where I want to be in my life" In also delve into how putting the work in will outlast the opinions of naysayers. No matter what people may say about you, the work you put in to where you are in your life cannot be refuted. In addition, like always we have our real estate tip of the day. Since there is no guest on the show except Me, Myself, and I this one is a little bit longer than most. The tip of the day explains why using a realtor with helping you find a rental can help save you time, money, and stress . This was also my first video debut talking real estate so please be kind check the video out on Youtube and let me know what you think. Link to the video is in the description. Youtube: https://youtu.be/WeHW8hWnGG4Instagram: the_iiwii_podcast
GET 15% OFF ALL YOUR TACKLE HERE! The Reel Shot Tackle Store -https://bit.ly/2YtVLRLSMALLMOUTHCRUSHUSE CODE SMALLMOUTHCRUSH15 for 15% your order! Catching trophy smallmouth bass on a consistent basis can be a challenge. So many techniques and so many different patterns can sometimes make it confusing where to start when targeting smallmouth bass. Each Sunday join Travis Manson as he interviews guests who are at the top of their game when it comes to catching smallmouth bass.Season 1 Episode 40 Travis talks with Curtis Richardson who has caught a ton of smallmouth and knows the importance of taking care of the resource. He breaks down some of his favorite ways to fish for smallmouth bass and how to care for these fish so they can fight another day! This is a great interview if you are looking at becoming a better smallmouth angler!Follow Curtis Richardson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_curtis_richardson/Travis Manson is a passionate bass angler who loves catching trophy smallmouth bass. His popular YouTube channel SmallmouthCrush takes a raw, real life approach to bass fishing. His ultimate goal to help you become a better bass angler by providing unbiased reviews, bass tournament videos, and instructional videos. The purpose of this podcast is to take a more in depth look at the top smallmouth bass anglers in North America. We will learn about what it takes to catch trophy smallmouth bass on a regular basis, going beyond the sponsorship talk and baits, while digging deep into the minds of anglers who are at the top of their game. If you want to learn what it takes to locate and catch smallmouth bass by some of the top names on the water, you have come to the right place.
Cobb County Commissioner Jerica Richardson joins the Cobb Life Sunday Podcast. She shares of love for weather, life lessons from her experience as a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, and she gives some insight as to just how much power and authority the Cobb County Commission actually has. #CobbCounty #Georgia #LocalNews - - - - - The Marietta Daily Journal Podcast is local news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County. Subscribe today, so you don't miss an episode! MDJOnline Register Here for your essential digital news. Find additional episodes of the MDJ Podcast here. This Podcast was produced and published for the Marietta Daily Journal and MDJ Online by BG Ad Group on 10-2-2021. For advertising inquiries, please email email@example.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, I look back to explain why I tossed away $250,000 in billable work as I grew my own business and why my rationale is simply a B2B version of what you should be doing as you plot your own path to scale. Strategic growth requires saying ‘no.' In CPG, you will actually have to say ‘no' more as you start getting traction and industry visibility. That's an irony that professional services firms rarely encounter.Your Host: Dr. James F. Richardson of Premium Growth Solutions, LLC www.premiumgrowthsolutions.comPlease send feedback on this or other episodes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode of "Portraits in Music," Maestro Clay Couturiaux, Executive Director Laurie Garvie and Ross Sivertsen chat about the 60th Anniversary of the symphony, and the season opener. We also have a great conversation with our guest artist Will Hagen.
There are a few people who have had a significant impact on my life and Pete Richardson is one of them. This conversation is about living with a vision and a strategic plan, both in our day-to-day and in the long term. You're going to love it! Learn more about Pete here: https://patersoncenter.com/pete/Get 20% off your first Mani System: oliveandjune.com/madeforthis and use code madeforthis.
Dottie recently visited Danny in California so you get treated to the audio of from the car ride from the airport to Danny's house and then Debo joins in on the show as the three of them recap Dottie's trip to California!! Join us for all this and so much more! The Dottie Diary.(mp3)
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Today on the podcast, we are wrapping up our conversations about body image and body shame. I'm so excited to talk with my friend and fellow counselor, Whitney Russell. Whitney is the owner and founder of Brave Haven Counseling in Richardson, Tx. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor. Whitney began her counseling career at the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, working with struggling teens at a rehabilitative residential treatment center. From there, she started her journey as an expert in the field of eating disorders. Her experience in this area ranges from being a primary therapist at a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient setting at The Renfrew Center of Texas to being the Regional Director of Operations for Center For Discovery. She is also a wife, mother of 4, and an Enneagram 1. She is a lover of plants, Nutella, thrift stores, and collecting books. Things that we discussed : Body Shame is so subtle. Whitney and I share ways everyone shames themselves and how that impacts our mental health. How can parents have conversations with their children about body shame and body image? Our body is a gift from God, and we need to treat it as such. Stay in tune with your body and respect its biological urges and needs, and eventually, you will be liking and loving your body. Want to connect with Whitney: Website: www.bravehavencounseling.com On Instagram @whitneylpc Check out her podcast: realmessyrealhappy.com and on Instagram @realmessyrealhappy Resources The Intuitive Eating Workbook Life of the Beloved by Henri J.M. Nouwen American Psychiatric Association: Expert Q&A - Eating Disorders The Academy for Eating Disorders National Institutes of Health Information on Eating Disorders National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) If you loved this episode as much as I did, add some stars to the review! Melissa *DISCLAIMER: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek your doctor's advice or another qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have heard on the podcast or my website. If you require counseling, please check out Psychology Today or Nami for helpful resources.
Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens talks about his new collaborative album with Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner's Mind, and how it was inspired by watching classic films and campy sequels. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on a new book to check out: Genki Ferguson's debut novel Satellite Love. Music journalist and author Hanif Abdurraqib picks his favourite songs by A Tribe Called Quest and tells us why the hip-hop group is considered one of the greatest of all time.
On today's episode of 21st & Prime, Coach, Rone and The Professor discuss the shenanigans at the Emmys, the classiness of a certain fan from Pittsburgh, and a reaction from a few words Sha'carri Richardson had for Usain Bolt. It's a fun show today, enjoy!
In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid talk to Christian Richardson about marketing, branding, and storytelling to create a successful business. Join The Working Artist Project News Letter: SecondLineArts.org/newsletter Support this podcast
Are YOU ready to ride the Skate Ramp of exponential growth? Join in on the conversation as Dr. James Richardson shares why growth is so difficult for any business based on his 20 years of studying America's fastest growing consumer brands and why exponential growth is so powerful and necessary for success. Dr. Richardson is an expert in exponential growth in the consumer sector and author of Ramping Your Brand. At his company, Premium Growth Solutions, he works with fast-growing emerging brands such as Once Upon a Farm, Dr. Squatch Soap, June Shine hard kombucha and Proven skincare. Whether you're a seasoned designer or a total novice, with Visme, you can create engaging, dynamic branded content that makes people ask, “How did you do that?!” Visit https://tinyurl.com/seizevisme to explore. If you are a small business owner or salesperson who struggles with getting the sales results you are looking for, get your copy of Succeed Without Selling today. If you haven't seen all Audible.com has to offer, you don't know what you're missing. Sign up for a free trial at audibletrial.com/businessgrowth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For every Star Wars, there's a hundred middling films and outright flops. Plus, hear about movie so unlucky, they may actually have been cursed, in a sample of the Your Brain On Facts audiobook. Read the full script. Support the show. It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book. Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email. Music by David Fesliyan and Kevin McLeod Making a movie is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive propositions. While some projects come together naturally, others seem to have tragedy, misfortune, and just plain bad luck heaped upon them. Horror films are fertile ground for apparent curses and it a movie would be hard-pressed to seem more cursed than 1976's The Omen, the tale of an American diplomat who adopts a baby boy, ostensibly the Antichrist, and people around him begin dying. Even Robert Munger, who came up with the concept for the film, began to feel uneasy during pre-production, telling producer Harvey Bernhard, “The devil's greatest single weapon is to be invisible, and you're going to take off his cloak of invisibility to millions of people.” Releasing the movie on June 6, 1976, or as close as they could get to 666, probably did not help matters. Gregory Peck has only recently agreed to take the role of the ambassador when his son shot and killed himself, leaving no suicide note. Undeterred, or perhaps therapeutically focusing on his work, Peck flew to England to begin filming. While flying through a storm over the Atlantic, Peck's plane was struck by lightning, causing an engine to catch fire and nearly causing them to crash into the ocean. The film's other producer, Mace Neufeld, also had his plane struck by lightning. Even after those long odds, that was not the end of their aerial adversity. One of the first shots planned for the film was an aerial shot of London, to be shot from a rented plane. At the last minute, the rental company instead gave the original plane to a group of Japanese businessmen. The curse did not seem to get that update, because that plane crashed, killing everyone on board. One scene called for Peck to be attacked by “devil dogs,” in the form of a pack of Rottweilers. The dogs were supposed to attack a heavily padded stuntman. For reasons unknown, the dogs began to attack the stuntman in earnest, biting through the padding and ignoring their trainer's orders to stop. Another animal-based scene saw the big cat wrangler mauled to death by a tiger. As if being in a plane struck by lightning was not harrowing enough, the Hilton hotel Neufeld was staying at exploded. Luckily, Neufeld was not there at the time. Not to be deterred, the curse turned its sights to the restaurant were the producers and other film executives were going and it blew up, too. Neufeld missed the explosion by minutes. The actual perpetrator would turn out to be the Irish Republican Army and it was only Neufeld's dodgy luck that he was meant to be in both places. Special effects consultant John Richardson created The Omen's unforgettable death scenes, including one in which a man is beheaded by a sheet of glass sailing off the top of a car. Two weeks before the film was released, Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a head-on collision. Moore was killed, cut in half by the other vehicle's wheel. Richardson opened his eyes after the collision a kilometer marker reading “Ommen 6,66,” The closest town was Ommen, Netherlands, and the accident happened at kilometer 66.6. The highest-grossing horror movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation) and the only horror movie to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture is 1973's The Exorcist. In it, a young girl named Reagan, played by Linda Blair, is possessed by a demon and forced to commit horrible acts as two priests fight to save her. The trouble started before filming even began, when the set caught fire, destroying everything except Regan's room. The malefactor had talons, and black, beady eyes, and was a harbinger of disease--a pigeon had somehow gotten into a circuit box, which caused a short that caused the fire. Reverend Thomas Bermingham, the technical advisor, was asked to exorcise the set, but he refused. Both Blair and Ellen Burstyn, who played her mother, were badly injured during the shoot. One scene has the demon violently throwing Reagan around on her bed. The rig to do this broke during one take, injuring Blair's back. Another scene called for the demon to throw Burstyn across the room and into a wall, which the crew achieved with a wire rig. Director William Friedkin was unhappy with the first take and told the crewman operating the rig to use more force. He did not warn Burstyn. Her cry of alarm and pain in the film is genuine. Colliding with the wall at speed injured her lower spine, leaving her in permanent pain. They were comparatively lucky. Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, whose characters die in the movie, both died while it was in post-production. At least four other people, including a night watchmen, died during filming. Max Von Sydow's brother died on Sydow's first day on set. Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon Pazuzu, had to face her son murdering his wife and children before committing suicide. Many believed that the physical copies of the film were cursed and that showing it was an open invitation to evil. A church across the street from an Italian theater was struck by lightning during a showing. One movie-goer was so frightened they passed out in the theater and broke their jaw falling into the seat in front of them. They sued the filmmakers, claiming that subliminal messages in the film had caused them to faint. Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Not everything bad can be blamed on demons, though. Regular old people sent thirteen year old Blair so many death threats that the studio had to provide her with bodyguards for six months after the movie came out. Speaking of demonic possession, the 2012 movie The Possession centers on a young girl who falls under the control of a malevolent spirit that lives inside a cursed antique box. The story is based on an account of an allegedly haunted dybbuk box. Even though director Sam Raimi would not let the dybbuk box's owner bring it anywhere near the set, strange and frightening things happened on set. Lights exploded directly over people's heads, strange smells and cold air blew in from nowhere, and immediately after filming wrapped, all of the props were destroyed in a fire for which the first department could not determine the cause. Sometimes a movie's bad karma takes time to manifest and the misfortunes only crop up after the film had been released. Horror classic Rosemary's Baby, released in the summer of 1968, was based on the premise that God is dead, but the Devil is alive and returning to earth with the aid of a cult. The film's composer, 37 year old Krzysztof Komeda, fell off a rock ledge at a party that fall. He lingered in a coma for four months before finally dying. His death was quite similar to the way the witches rid themselves of a suspicious friend of the titular Rosemary. The producer, William Castle, already suffering considerable stress from the amount of hate mail he had received about the film, was incapacitated with severe kidney stones. While delirious in the hospital, he cried out, “Rosemary, for God's sake, drop the knife!” Castle recovered his health, but never made a successful movie again. Director Roman Polanski suffered no physical harm after the film. The same could not be said for his heavily-pregnant wife, Sharon Tate. She and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the cult known as the Manson Family, while Rosemary's Baby was still in theaters. In his autobiography, Polanksi recalled he had had a “grotesque thought” the last time he saw his wife: “You will never see her again.” Conspiracy theorists and other non-traditional thinkers believe these events were set in motion by an elaborate Satanic plot, at the behest of the Beatles. Their White Album was written at an Indian meditation retreat, which the movie's star, Mia Farrow, attended. The song title Helter Skelter was written in blood on a wall at the Tate murder, albeit misspelled. A decade later, John Lennon was shot and killed across the street from the Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed. 1982's Poltergeist tells the story of a family that is tormented by vengeful spirits because their new house was built over a graveyard with the bodies left in the ground. When it came time for the prop department to source skeletons for the infamous scene with JoBeth Williams in the muddy pool, contrary to what one might expect, it was actually cheaper to buy real human skeletons than realistic plastic ones. (They only told Williams about that afterwards.) In a case of ‘life imitating art,' specifically with regards to disrespectful treatment of dead bodies, the cast seemed to be plagued by bad fortune. The curse extended not only the original film, but to its sequels as well. Shortly after Poltergeist was released, Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was strangled to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, ending her career before it began. Heather O'Rourke, the adorable blonde girl who uttered the iconic line “They're heeere,” died during bowel obstruction surgery after suffering cardiac arrest and septic shock due to being misdiagnosed by her doctor. She was only twelve years old. Julian Beck of Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer before the film was released. Will Sampson, also known for playing Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died the following year from complications of a heart-lung transplant. Bonus fact: Some fans claim Poltergeist foretold O'Rourke's death. There was a poster in the 1982 movie for Super Bowl XXII in 1988. Heather O'Rourke was hospitalized the day of Super Bowl XXII and died the following day. The game was played in San Diego, the city in which O'Rourke passed away. Choosing the right location to shoot a film is a pivotal decision. You have to take into account things like lighting conditions, availability of utilities, and proximity to noisy things such as airports. What you should not have to consider is the radiation level, but you should not ignore it either. The producers of the film 1956 movie The Conqueror chose an area of Utah desert a hundred miles away from the Nevada Test Site. (They also chose to cast John Wayne as Genghis Khan.) Throughout the 1950's, approximately 100 nuclear bombs of varying intensities were detonated at the Nevada Test Site. The mushroom clouds could reach tens of thousands of feet high; desert winds would carry radioactive particles all the way to Utah. The area in which The Conqueror filmed was likely blanketed in this dust. The Conqueror, co-starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, was a moderate box office success, but a critical failure and soon found itself on ‘worst films of all time' lists. The true legacy of the film had yet to be revealed. Of the 220 people who worked on the production, 92 developed some form of cancer, with 46 dying of it, including Wayne, Hayward, Moorehead, and Armendáriz. The director, Dick Powell, died of lymphoma in 1963. Wayne developed lung cancer and then the stomach cancer that would ultimately kill him in 1979. Wayne would remain convinced that his chain-smoking was to blame for the cancers, even as friends tried to convince him it was from exposure to radiation. Wayne's sons, who visited the set during filming and actually played with Geiger counters among the contaminated rocks, both developed tumors. Susan Hayward died from brain cancer in 1975 at 57. The authorities in 1954 had declared the area to be safe from radioactive fallout, even though abnormal levels of radiation were detected. However, modern research has shown that the soil in some areas near the filming site would have remained radioactive for sixty years. Howard Hughes, producer of The Conqueror, came to realize in the early 1970's that people who have been involved with the production were dying. As the person who approved the filming location, Hughes felt culpable and paid $12 million to buy all existing copies of the film. Though the link between the location and the cancers that cannot be definitely proven, experts argue that the preponderance of cases goes beyond mere coincidence. MIDROLL My grandmother had a lovely cross-stitched sampler above her fireplace with a quote that I really took to heart and have carried with me through my life, “Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.” … I wish my grandma had a sense of humor like that. Every movie that fails does so for a reason. Several, usually, a veritable swarm of failure bees, ready to sting the audience right in the brain and the studio right in its wallet. And sometimes, that sting is fatal. For the studio, I mean. I don't know of any cases where someone died because the movie they were watching was so bad it killed them. At least that gives Tommy Wiseau something to reach for. Like we saw with the banking crisis, there is no such thing as ‘too big to fail' in Hollywood, either. Take Eddie Murphy, for example. He was already established for his roles in 48 Hrs and Trading places before 1984's Beverly Hills Cop. [sfx axel f] I'll risk the copyright strike, I don't care. If Hollywood were a lady, she was throwing her panties at Murphy until around, let's call it 1995's Vampire in Brooklyn. Since then, for every Shrek, there are three Norberts, or one Pluto Nash. Did you see this fart bomb of a movie when it came out in 2002? Yeah, neither did anyone else. His first foray into live-action family comedies stank like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years war. The sci-fi comedy (and we use the term loosely) didn't receive one breath of praise, with everyone lambasting the script, humour, acting and visual effects. And they dragged poor Rasario Dawson into it. Its 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it all, though the audience gave it 19%. One of the biggest box-office flops ever, the movie had a $100 million production budget but earned only $7.1 million at theaters worldwide, meaning it lost a whopping $92.9 million. Sometimes the likely cause for a movie's failure is staring us all right in the face, but it feels like no one talked about, even though we *alllll talked about it, the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘are you sure there's nothing else in the bottom of this barrel' elephant in the room, 2013's The Lone Ranger. Depp was joined by fellow Pirates of the Caribbean alums Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and the House of Mouse must have felt confident this wonder trio could bring home the gold. Yeah, no. The production ran into trouble, costs escalated and the whole thing was nearly shut down before it was completed. When it finally hit cinema screens, The Lone Ranger was slammed by critics and shunned by audiences. [sfx it stinks] But it did still manage to garner two Oscar nominations, for 'Visual Effects' and 'Makeup and Hairstyling.' Must have been a light year. The Lone Ranger lost almost Pluto Nash's production budget, being in the red by $98 million. If you look at film losses as the ratio of budget to loss, you've got to tip your hat to 2016's Monster Trucks. Paramount hoped to launch a franchise, because there is literally no other way to run a movie studio, but kids can be as fickle with their entertainment options as they are with the sides on their dinner plate. The $125m CGI romp's opening barely scraped over $10 million at the box office, meaning a loss of $115 million. If it needed to be said, this section is about films with wide releases and big ad budgets. Projects from smaller producers have a riskier time with it. When my (GRRM doc, five tickets at Byrd). If you look up the lowest-grossing film of all time, you'll find a film that was mentioned in the scam health retreat episode To Your Health (Spa) (ep. 101), but it happened on purpose, from a certain point of view. 2006's Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, in a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000. The filmmakers wanted a limited release. They didn't want to release the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, buuut they had to do the domestic release to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films. Low-budget is actually quantified as those with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not meant to be direct-to-video. That strategy made Zyzzyx Road the lowest-grossing film in history; officially, it earned a whopping box office tally of $30, from six patrons. Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20, after the leading man refunded two tickets to the movie's makeup artist and the friend she brought. Lots of films fail, happens every day, but some films fail so spectacularly, they take the whole studio down with them, sometimes nearly and sometimes very actually.. Students of movie history with a penchant for disasters know all about 1963's Cleopatra, starring disserviacably diva-ish Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The period epic had such a disjointed production that actors sometimes didn't know which scenes were being shot until they arrived on set that day. With a budget swelling uncontrollably to $44 million, the largest at the time, equivalent to $392mil today, the movie faced a real uphill battle to break even, let alone turn a profit. Movie tickets cost $.85 then and there was no home video market, so 20th Century Fox would have needed to have sold 56 million tickets to stay in the black. Quick google, the population of the US was 190 million at the time, so...yeah, ain't gonna happen, Cap'n. They were pretty much screwed. Cleopatra holds the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing film that year that lost money. Although the studio didn't fold, Fox was forced to sell off 300 acres of its lot and postpone other productions to avoid permanently closing its doors. Cleopatra did eventually recoup its budget with foreign distribution, but 1964's historical epic The Fall of the Roman Empire wasn't so lucky. Samuel Bronston Productions spent a fortune re-creating the 92,000-square meter Roman Forum that once served as the heart of the ancient city, in turn building Hollywood's largest ever outdoor set. It had Sophia Loren in it, for gods sake. Do you know what she looked like in 1964?! Sadly, Fall of the Roman Empire only managed to earn back a quarter of its $19 million budget. Just three months after its release, Bronston's own empire fell, into bankruptcy. Speaking of big decisions at Fox, one of the people who greenlit Star Wars was Alan Ladd Jr, who left to form his own studio, Ladd Company. For my British listeners, feel free to pause and imagine an all-lad movie studio, oi-oi, we'll wait. The Ladd Company pursued ambitious projects like The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe's book about the early days of the space program. That was a big hit, wasn't it? I never saw it, but it has good name recognition. While critics sang its praises and it won four Oscars, The Right Stuff failed to find an audience at the box office. The same thing happened with Twice Upon a Time, an animated feature executive produced by George Lucas, which did *not have good name recognition and when I do a Google image search, it doesn't look even 1% familiar. Even though they still had Police Academy in the chute, the Ladd Company was forced to sell its assets to Warner Bros. Speaking of name recognition, even films that are iconic these days bombed big time when they came out. Try to imagine TV in December without every single channel running Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life at least twice. Trivia fans, which should be every one here, already know that IAWL did not do well on release --a release in January, it's worth mentioning, which may have been part of the problem-- before lapsing into the public domain and being shown by every tv station needing content on the cheap. Hell, there was a local station where I grew up in north-east PA that used a jingle of the phrase “IAWL” as their tagline. The same thing ‘why would you even do that' release date misstep happened with Hocus Pocus, actually. It was released originally in July, well before social media made loving Halloween a major personality trait, then Disney sat on the movie for over a year before putting it out on home video the next September. Back to 1946, It's a Wonderful Life's disappointing performance was devastating for Capra, who had actually opened his own production studio, Liberty Films. Capra and fellow filmmakers George Stevens and William Wyler were trying to free themselves from meddling from studio executives' meddling, but their professional freedom was short-lived. With no track record, Liberty Films needed the film to get them to live up to Capra's usual standards of success. It didn't, as we've established, and Capra was forced to sell Liberty to Paramount and work for someone else. If you've been saying, I haven't heard of half of these people, how about Francis Ford Coppola? Coppola shapes the landscape of 1970s cinema. Ever hear of The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now? Yeah, thought so. The '80s, however, not so much. His first movie of the decade, One From the Heart, spent the majority of its high budget on pioneering visual techniques and a faithful recreation of Nevada's McCarran International Airport. He's a details guy. But fans of his earlier, dark, gritty, hyper-masculine work were left completely baffled when they sat down for a Coppola movie and found themselves in a candy-colored Vegas musical rom-com. The film failed to pull in even a million dollars against its budget of $27mil. Coppola's own studio, Zoetrope, never recovered from the financial loss. Speaking of film legends who stumble headlong into bankruptcy, we present for the consideration of several readers, Don Bluth. Bluth left his job as an animator at Disney in 1979 to create the animation department for 20th Century Fox. We're talking The Secret of N.I.M.H, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Bluth and crew at Fox Animation put those out while Disney delivered disappointing efforts like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company. But Disney found its footing again with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and they've been unquestionably unstoppable ever since. In 1997, Bluth released the critically acclaimed Anastasia; less than three years later, the studio was done. In June 2000, Titan A.E. hit theaters, a lush, traditionally-animated movie with great character designs and solid casting and acting that flew through space and braved alien worlds. It wasn't a bad movie. For some reason, despite having a hysterically bad memory, I can still remember the chorus of the song from the big ‘let's do cool things with the ship' sequence. Titan AE hit theaters, but not, ya know, hard. Fox Animation spent $85 million on the film targeted at a teen audience, who are not a big enough segment of the broader animation-viewing market. It earned $9 million on its opening weekend and the following *week, Fox announced it was closing the studio. The writing had already been on the wall. In December 1999, executives forced Bluth to lay off 80% of his animators after the box office bonanza that was the CGI Toy Story 2 led Fox execs to conclude that hand-drawn animation was on the way out. Prior performance is no predictor of future success. The Land Before Time didn't help Bluth with Titan AE, and not even the freaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with its many Oscars, could save New Line Cinema. From its creation in the 1970s and even after Warner Bros. bought a controlling stake, New Line Cinema was a mid-major movie studio that acted like an indie, taking chances on edgy, quirky movies like Pink Flamingos, Boogie Nights, and Mortal Kombat. If you don't think MK belongs in those examples, the only video game movies had been Street Fighter, blargh, Double Dragon, yawn, and Super Mario Brothers, a veritable kick in the nards to be gamers and moviegoers. Four years after The Return of the King ended the LOTR trilogy...eventually... New Line wanted another fantasy series cash cow, and it looked to The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman's first entry in the His Dark Materials trilogy. New Line pumped $200 million on the project, more than it had spent on The Lord of the Rings. To offset production costs, the company pre-sold the overseas rights, essentially getting an advance, meaning that when the film hit theaters outside of North America, they wouldn't see any more money. That made profit virtually impossible... as did the film's relatively small $70 million domestic take. Thus Warner Bros. absorbed New Line into its existing film production divisions, well, 10% of the studio. The other 90% got sacked. Sources: get ones from book https://www.triviagenius.com/5-movies-that-lost-the-most-money/XtY_ghx5DQAG1g4j https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643698/movies-that-bankrupted-studios https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/86201/6-movies-ruined-their-studios https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a843659/expensive-movie-flops-bombs-box-office-failure-justice-league/ https://chillopedia.com/15-movies-that-killed-careers/
Historian Kevin Starr described Carey McWilliams as "the finest nonfiction writer on California—ever" and "the state's most astute political observer." But as Peter Richardson argues in American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (University of California Press, 2019), McWilliams was also one of the nation's most versatile and productive public intellectuals of his time. Richardson's absorbing and elegant biography traces McWilliams's extraordinary life and career. Drawing from a wide range of sources, it explores his childhood on a Colorado cattle ranch, his early literary journalism in Los Angeles, his remarkable legal and political activism, his stint in state government, the explosion of first-rate books between 1939 and 1950, and his editorial leadership at The Nation. Along the way, it also documents McWilliams's influence on a wide range of key figures, including Cesar Chavez, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Davis, screenwriter Robert Towne, playwright Luis Valdez, and historian Patricia Limerick. Barbara Berglund Sokolov is a historian of the American West. She is also the convener of the Joy of History Book Club, an online history seminar open to anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Historian Kevin Starr described Carey McWilliams as "the finest nonfiction writer on California—ever" and "the state's most astute political observer." But as Peter Richardson argues in American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (University of California Press, 2019), McWilliams was also one of the nation's most versatile and productive public intellectuals of his time. Richardson's absorbing and elegant biography traces McWilliams's extraordinary life and career. Drawing from a wide range of sources, it explores his childhood on a Colorado cattle ranch, his early literary journalism in Los Angeles, his remarkable legal and political activism, his stint in state government, the explosion of first-rate books between 1939 and 1950, and his editorial leadership at The Nation. Along the way, it also documents McWilliams's influence on a wide range of key figures, including Cesar Chavez, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Davis, screenwriter Robert Towne, playwright Luis Valdez, and historian Patricia Limerick. Barbara Berglund Sokolov is a historian of the American West. She is also the convener of the Joy of History Book Club, an online history seminar open to anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies
Historian Kevin Starr described Carey McWilliams as "the finest nonfiction writer on California—ever" and "the state's most astute political observer." But as Peter Richardson argues in American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams (University of California Press, 2019), McWilliams was also one of the nation's most versatile and productive public intellectuals of his time. Richardson's absorbing and elegant biography traces McWilliams's extraordinary life and career. Drawing from a wide range of sources, it explores his childhood on a Colorado cattle ranch, his early literary journalism in Los Angeles, his remarkable legal and political activism, his stint in state government, the explosion of first-rate books between 1939 and 1950, and his editorial leadership at The Nation. Along the way, it also documents McWilliams's influence on a wide range of key figures, including Cesar Chavez, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Davis, screenwriter Robert Towne, playwright Luis Valdez, and historian Patricia Limerick. Barbara Berglund Sokolov is a historian of the American West. She is also the convener of the Joy of History Book Club, an online history seminar open to anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Grant writing. It's one of those things that every organization struggles with. Often grant writing seems like it's a bad investment of time and effort - you put 100 out there, you hear 1 back. So how can nonprofits be more “grant-ready” and less overwhelmed with the process. On today's podcast, CEO of Think and Ink Consulting, Shavonn Richardson, walks us through the key steps to prepare for a successful grant writing cycle. Myths that Shavonn wants us to walk away“Let's start writing right away!”. Getting straight into the writing without doing any pre-work is not necessarily a sign of proactiveness when it comes to grant-writing. There are steps to set your organization's grant strategy and writing up for success, See tips below.Shavonn's tips on preparing your organization to be grant-readyBuilding relationships with funders. Do the research to find funders that are truly in alignment with your needs and values and have a conversation with them before applying if possible. This step will help you narrow down the list of prospects. Conduct a logic model exercise. What is the theory of change that your program has, and how are you going to deliver the impact you want to deliver? Articulating the logic model of your program will help you anticipate and answer so many grant questions that by the time you write, it will feel effortless. Establish measure of success and track metrics consistently. You don't have to follow a grantor's definition of success, but you do need to establish your own measure of success and be able to track those metrics consistently. Regardless of which grant you're applying, have these measures in place and develop the habit for tracking metrics now. Have a detailed program/project budget. Build out a program budget that has a very detailed, line-by-line program budget so that if the funder asks for a detailed budget, you already have it, and if they don't, then you can simplify it. Train your board to take part in the process. The board needs to be involved in collaboration with the staff to come up with the strategic direction of programs, and they should be involved talking to funders when needed. Make sure your board understands their role and is supporting the staff.Favourite Quotes from Today's EpisodePost your favourite quote on social media to share with us!“Really take the time and focus on quality over quantity and do the research to only select foundations that are really aligned with what you do. Not a stretch. Not outside of your current program. But are really aligned with what you do. And if you take the time to cultivate a relationship with that funder, you will go much further when you go to submit an application.”“A logic model will pull out all those juicy details that funders ask for. They will ask what are your smart outcomes? What are your short term, intermediate term, and long term objectives? What's your overall vision? What are your activities? How are you measuring them? One logic model can answer 500 questions that a funder would ask you.”Resources from this Episode The Good PartnershipOur organizations are only as successful as the resources we can bring to them. Our missions, our desire to have ripples of impact throughout the world, to do good and pave change in society requires us to step up and raise money. If you are a reluctant fundraiser or work with someone who is, order Raise It! today.Raise It! Book Order Raise it! The Reluctant Fundraiser's Guide To Raising Money Without Selling Your SoulSupport the show (https://paypal.me/smallnonprofit)
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Steve Johnson and Edmund Richardson join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. Johnson after a stunning triumph at the Countdown Opening event at Maple Grove Raceway and Richardson after a larger-than-life reentry into NHRA sportsman racing with victories in consecutive weeks at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the Dodge SRT US Nationals. Steve Johnson is introspective and analytical about not only his win in Maple Grove but the arc of his career in NHRA drag racing. It is a career that thus far has not yielded a championship but this year he is sitting on the best equipment he has ever had and feels as though he is a legitimate contender. The results back this assertion up. Johnson talks about his mistakes, his growth, and how he has taken the points lead in pro stock motorcycle. Edmund Richardson is one of the greatest sportsman drag racers ever. After some time away from the sport he has back. His confidence high and his attitude highly positive. The man is having fun and plans to race for championships on the divisional and national level. The man who has done it all has goals and we're all going to get to watch him try and make them happen. Two great chats on this episode of the Insider!
In this episode, we are privileged to host the outstanding Trish Richardson, Director of Post-Acute Care Solutions at Relias. Trish shares her journey from a stockbroker to a board-certified nurse executive. She explains how her work at Relias makes a difference in the lives of many patients. She emphasizes that all nurses have a voice whether they have a title and continue encouraging and supporting others. Trish is an incredible nursing leader and strategist, and there are so many things to learn from her, so please tune in! Click this link to the show notes, transcript, and resources: outcomesrocket.health
Florida gets their second win of the season 42-20 over the USF Bulls, but the same questions about the quarterback position still linger as Anthony Richardson outplays Emory Jones once again. David Waters takes a look back at the good and bad from the victory. Also, David dives into the performance of both QBs and why Richardson should be the starter moving forward. JOIN Gators Breakdown Plus: https://gatorsbreakdown.supportingcast.fm/ Get Gators Breakdown merch: https://gatorsbreakdownmerch.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices