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DIGITAL ADVOCACY AND STRATEGY:

A conversation with ePolitics creator, Colin Delany

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Digital Advocacy and Strategy
June 18, 2021

Digital Advocacy and Strategy

Episode Summary

Today we discuss digital advocacy and digital strategy. We talk with Colin Delany, creator of ePolitics.com and author of 3 books that cover the nuts and bolts of political campaigns and digital organizing.

We dig in and talk about the practical approaches to political advocacy, how nonprofits can create excitement on social media, the importance of list-building & social media relationships, deep organizing techniques, steps to planning an effective advocacy campaign, current tools used for success, and more!

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Creating Great Experiences for Today's Event Attendees
June 4, 2021

Creating Great Experiences for Today's Event Attendees

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk with Ryan Costello, Chief Strategy Officer of MemberSuite and all-around event guru.  We chat about the changes that have occurred over the past year (the year of "unprecedented" everything), how much we are looking forward to attending our first in-person conference, and about what we have learned from a year of virtual-only events.  

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Finding (and Keeping) Good People
May 21, 2021

Finding (and Keeping) Good People

Episode Summary

Today we are going to be discussing the importance of having good people at your nonprofit. Anyone’s who’s managed a nonprofit or who has been a board member knows it’s hard to find great employees and often harder to keep them. Unfortunately, that’s the case whether you are a mom-and-pop shop or a $100 million dollar a year operation.

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Trends in Volunteering
May 7, 2021

Trends in Volunteering

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We talk to Geng Wang, Civic Champs CEO and serial entrepreneur, about how Civic Champs got started and what his vision is for the company.  Geng shares his thoughts on how volunteering was affected by the pandemic and where the future of volunteering will be.  We get into how volunteers can be encouraged to make micro donations - and also discuss how Civic Champs was chosen as  one of 10 companies chosen as a finalist for the Reimagine Charitable Giving challenge.   Join us to learn how Civic Champs is reimagining how organizations engage with their volunteers!

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Creative to Creative
April 23, 2021

Creative to Creative

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk about the roles that "creatives" play in an organization and what to think about if you are an organization without a creative on your staff. This is a fun podcast!

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Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits
April 9, 2021

Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits

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Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics - oh my! Beth Kanter and Allison Fine join us to discuss what these terms mean for nonprofit organizations and how artificial intelligence is so much more than a new feature that software vendors are adding to their systems. If used correctly, AI can make a real difference for a nonprofit organization's ability to engage more effectively with their supporters.

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Wags to Riches
March 26, 2021

Wags to Riches

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With the inauguration of President Joe Biden, pets were once again welcomed back into the White House.  One of Joe and Jill Biden's 2 german shepherds, Major, also represented a first - he is believed to be the first shelter dog to reside in the White House. In this episode, we are going to learn how this small fact grew into a massive  event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for shelter pets.

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