AMERICA’S WEEKLY SHOW FOR NONPROFITS

The experts weigh in with Jarrett Ransom, host of NPO Talk Show.  Each episode connects nonprofit thought leaders, change makers and organizations across the globe doing amazing work.  Learn how to create meaningful achievements, motivate stakeholders and engage donors.  Ask each week’s guest about the latest fundraising trend or simply how to pivot towards new challenges.  This may be the most valuable 30 minutes of your week!

Meet the host of NPO Talk Show Jarrett Ransom.  Known as the “Nonprofit Nerd,” Jarrett is a nationally recognized author, speaker and CEO of the Rayvan Group.  Jarrett brings high energy and a dedication to the nonprofit sector.  In each episode of NPO Talk Show Jarrett leads a focused discussion that entertains, enlightens and engages nonprofits across the globe.  Tune in or view an archived episode of NPO Talk Show and get inspired!

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EPISODE 1    SOLD!  SOLD!  SOLD!

with guest Bobby D. Ehlert, CEO of Call to Auction

What is IN and what is OUT when it comes to benefit fundraising auctions.  Get the latest details on what is working in the from World Champion Auctioneer Bobby D.   As one of only 200 Benefit Auctioneers in the nation, Bobby D. is a hot talent whose fast talking takes him around the world raising millions of dollars!  He has an insider’s view of how donors make decisions to invest in a nonprofit and it might surprise you what makes them choose where to put their money.

EPISODE 2    MAKING MONEY PADDLE BY PADDLE

with guest Erin Ward, CEO of Inspire Heart Fundraising

Fund-A-Need, Paddle Raise or any other name that gets your event guests spending money is a huge trend.  For those patrons who are not dazzled by silent auction items, or squeezed out from super high-priced live auctions, the paddle call is a straight forward way to raise money.  The concept might be a bit daunting and new to some nonprofits but Auction specialist Erin Ward explains how the process works and WHY it works!

EPISODE 3    CHARMING YOUR NONPROFIT COMMUNITY

with guest Kay McDonald, CEO of Charity Charms

As a child, Kay McDonald was fascinated by her Grandmother’s charm bracelet.  Each ornament told a story!  Expanding on the notion of wearing stories, Kay took the idea of branding nonprofits via charms.  A national expert in cause marketing, Kay works with nonprofits worldwide to help them share their story in a unique way.  From thanking volunteers to celebrating milestones, Charity Charms has led the way with an innovative way to bringing attention to nonprofits.

EPISODE 4    IS YOUR BOARD STRONG & SUSTAINABLE?

with guest Michael G. Daigneault, CEO of Quantum Governance

Everyone buzzes about governance, but what does it really mean?  Learn from Michael Daigneault what makes a Board strong at governing and how it actually works.  From the legal aspect to leadership to the every day pro forma of working on Board compliance, Michael discusses strategies that will make your nonprofit function at a higher level with outcomes that drive sustainability.

EPISODE 5    DON’T BE LAZY – GET A LIAISON

with guest Julia C. Patrick, CEO of American Nonprofit Academy

If you are serving on a Board without a Board Liaison, your job is 100% harder, according to Julia C. Patrick of the American Nonprofit Academy.  Learn about the critical management piece to well functioning Boards.  Get ideas on how Board Liaisons work, what their tasks are and how much time it takes to get the job done.  Once you are on a Board with an effective Board Liaison, you’ll never join a Board without one!

EPISODE 6    HAVE YOU LAWYERED UP YET?

with guest Laura Lo Bianco, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Boards who don’t have a lawyer on their boat might face some rough seas or even sink.  Learn from attorney Laura Lo Bianco why a lawyer on your Board of Directors is a good idea.  Better yet, Laura discusses what type of lawyers will help guide your nonprofit.  As an attorney who specializes in nonprofit organizations from formation, mergers and acquisitions, Laura Lo Bianco has seen it all and is ready to share her insights.

EPISODE 7    SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:  BUSINESS OR BUST

with guest Kate Thoene of Social Enterprise Alliance

Social enterprise is a favorite topic in nonprofit circles.  Could running a business that profits enough to support a nonprofit actually work?  From thrift stores to restaurants and everything in between, nonprofits are getting into the for-profit side of things.  But, budding entrepreneurs beware!  There is a lot of work to be done if you want to make money.  And, it all has to be done on top of your nonprofit day job.

EPISODE 8    BE A DONOR DATA MASTER

with guest Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer of Bloomerang

Donor management software should be a key element of your nonprofit process.  But, all to often, nonprofits are content with simple spreadsheets.  Learn from Steven Shattuck, a nationally known nonprofit data guru about the ways your team can manage donor data.  It’s okay to admit you are keeping all your donor details in a coffee-stained folder, just be ready to get on board with a new plan.  You will be amazed how much a donor management software system can build your nonprofit!

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