Author Archives: Rob Harter

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How a philanthropic initiative is providing reliable funding to help nonprofits move forward

Risk is a four-letter word for many in the social sector and the nonprofit world. Inadequate planning for risk has derailed many social impact projects and shut down creative initiatives set up to move nonprofits forward. How can the social sector keep impact on track in an unpredictable world? Fast and flexible funding can certainly help.

My guest today is Caroline Bressan, Director of Social Investments for Open Road AllianceOpen Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative and offers fast funding to nonprofits and social enterprises facing unexpected roadblocks. It made its first grant in 2012 and now offers loans as well.

About Open Road Ventures:

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What does successful leadership look like?

What has made the New York City Marathon the largest and arguably the most successful race in the country? Hint: It has a lot to do with the Director of the Marathon.
My guest today is Peter Ciaccia. Peter is the globally respected Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon and President of Events at New York Road Runners (NYRR). He has announced that he will retire following this year’s New York City Marathon.
We are excited to have him on the show and share about the secret to his leadership success.
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Why Building Leaders is Your Most Important Job

Organizations live or die on leadership. As the leader goes, so goes the organization. My guest on the show today knows about the critical nature of leadership. She is Tami Heim and she has three decades of executive leadership in a variety of industries including department stores, specialty big box retailing, publishing, strategic brand development, technology, and nonprofit work.

She currently serves as the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, where she leads a team dedicated to providing transformation learning experiences for over 6,000 nonprofit leaders and the organizations they serve. She seeks to inspire and engage leaders in higher thinking for greater impact.

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Building a Digital Fundraising Framework

There is no doubt that we are living in a world where technology is ever changing. Keeping up with latest software, newest ap, and most cutting edge technology takes work. My guest today on the show is going to talk about how we can maximize current technology to benefit your organization.

Jesse Lane is the CMO at the technology company called Pure Charity. They work with hundreds of nonprofits through their software, donation platform, and they provide coaching to nonprofits on how to grow their organizations through innovation, storytelling, digital marketing, online fundraising, and leadership.

Today, we want to focus our conversation on how nonprofit leaders can build a framework to fuel digital fundraising. And for this show, if you are interested in getting help for your website, they have set up a page just for listeners of my show. Check that out here.

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What’s the most effective way to alleviate poverty?

What is the most effective strategy to alleviate poverty?
My guest today would answer that very simply: Create Jobs. He would go on to say, creating dignified and sustainable work, is the most effective way to alleviate poverty over the long haul and actually serves as the foundation that brings about transformative change in people and communities.

My guest today is Atul Tandon. He is the CEO of Opportunity International. Opportunity International is a Nonprofit Organization that has been around for 50 years. They support over 10 million from across the world with microenterprise loans, technology and other resources that help them break the cycle of poverty and become prominent business leaders. Opportunity International is active in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Atul Tandon brings 35-plus years of experience that spans both the For-Profit and the Non-Profit sector. I know you are going to really benefit from hearing Atul share his unique perspective on how to alleviate poverty in some of the world’s most difficult places.

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Thanks Eric Burgess for the shoutout about my podcast

The Best Nonprofit Podcasts

They seem to be popular again. You remember podcasts, right? According to Google, a podcast is “a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading, typically available as a series, with new episodes that can be received by subscribers automatically.” While this is an accurate description, many podcasts today can be played right from a site like Soundcloud or iTunes without ever needing to be downloaded.

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