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Some smaller news outlets in swing states can’t afford election coverage. AP is helping them WSB-TV Channel 2 [Video]

The Associated Press says it will provide free campaign and election night coverage to dozens of small and independent newsrooms located in swing states, through a program funded by a Knight Foundation grant

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EP36 | The 100% Funding Model: The foundation for New Story’s team, mission, and vision [Video]

Originally shared 03.04.21EPISODE SUMMARYBrett Hagler · CEO and Co-founder, New Story | Brett has spent his career in both the startup world and the nonprofit sector, mixing the two to achieve success in both, and to that end, Brett is a vocal supporter of the 100% model of nonprofit funding that’s used by New Story, charity: water, and other high-performing charitable organizations.EPISODE NOTESBefore we start the conversation, let us give you a little context: about a month ago, in January 2021, Funraise CEO and Co-founder, Justin Wheeler, put up a relatively controversial post on his LinkedIn page talking about the 100% model. Specifically, he wrote, “This won’t be popular, but the 100% model charities adopt is broken.At best, it makes a donor feel good about giving to you.At worst, it perpetuates the idea that overhead spend is bad.In reality, the reason why nonprofits that have adopted this model are growing fast is that they are spending MORE on overhead, not less.”While Justin stands by that perspective, he also loves open and productive discourse between passionate people, so when Brett and the team at New Story (an awesome team, btw) responded to that post with some solid counterpoints and a suggestion that we bring the discussion here, to the Nonstop Nonprofit podcast, Justin was all about it.Normally, this is where we’d sum up the episode in a sentence or two, but today we’re going to ask that you listen to Justin’s conversation with Brett as they discuss his take on the 100% funding model and Brett shares why it’s the foundation for New Story’s team, mission, and vision. Afterward, Justin would love to hear your take on these ideas—don’t be shy! Hit him up on his LinkedIn page or email him directly at justin@funraise.org and get your voice heard!—For all Nonstop Nonprofit Podcast episodes:https://nonstopnonprofitpodcast.com/— Subscribe to Our Channel: @Funraiseplatform Funraise provides exceptional, friendly digital fundraising technology. Built with innovation and nonprofit experience, Funraise’s state-of-the-art donation management tools centralize fundraising management in one platform, making it easy to create lasting impact with nonprofit-first technology. Experience why organizations like United Nations HCR and National Wildlife Federation trust Funraise to power their fundraising. Because your cause is our cause.—-For more for your nonprofit, find us online:Website: https://www.funraise.org/Strategy & Inspiration: https://www.funraise.org/resourcesMore Resources: https://www.funraise.org/blog

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Strengthening Nonprofit Leadership [Video]

From the author of “Aha Moments: Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Nonprofit Leadership.”, discover key strategies for strengthening nonprofit leadership, tackling challenges in board governance, staff development, and innovative fundraising. Michael D. Dozier’s extensive experience managing large organizations will give you actionable insights to inspire and lead your nonprofit team effectively. Michael shares his journey from leading large organizations managing a staff of over 300 with a budget of $14 million, providing a rich backdrop for the conversation. He begins with emphasizing the importance of leadership development and fundraising as critical areas for nonprofit success. “One thing that motivated me to write this book was the variety of challenges nonprofit leaders face, from board governance issues to staff development,” Michael explains. “Sharing practical tips can help others avoid the mistakes I made and navigate their paths more smoothly.” With host Julia Patrick, the two dig into the evolution of nonprofit management resources. Reflecting on the past, Michael notes, “When I started, there weren’t many resources available. It was a baptism by fire. Nowadays, leaders have access to so much more information and training opportunities.” This access to resources is a game-changer for current and future nonprofit leaders. A large part of this rapid-fire conversation focuses on the challenges and dynamics of leadership in the nonprofit sector, highlighting the importance of adapting to new fundraising strategies and technologies. Michael points out, “Young people bring fresh ideas to the table, especially with technology. They are more inclined to use platforms like social media for fundraising, which can be incredibly effective.” He also stresses the key value of continuous learning and development for leaders at all stages of their careers. Addressing the concern of leadership burnout, Michael points to the pressures and demands that come with managing large teams and significant budgets. “It’s crucial to offer professional development and cross-training within organizations,” he advises. “This not only prepares individuals for leadership roles but also helps in managing the workload more effectively.” Co-host Julia Patrick concludes by highlighting the book’s role in providing actionable insights for nonprofit leaders. “Aha Moments” is not just a reflection of Michael Dozier’s experiences but a practical guide filled with strategies to inspire and lead nonprofit teams effectively.#nonprofitleadership #nonprofitmanagement #nonprofitsupport

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How a Strategic Audience Journey Doubled the California Symphony’s Attendees & Quadrupled Donors [Video]

I'd love to hear from you! Send me a text message here and let me know what you thought about the episode. 🙂 (https://www.buzzsprout.com/twilio/text_messages/1927203/open_sms) Is it time to reimagine your donor pipeline? With a track record of doubling crowds and quadrupling donors for the California Symphony, Aubrey Bergauer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubreybergauer/) has been likened to the Steve Jobs of classical music. In her tenure from 2014-2019 as Executive Director, she walked into the role during a state of financial crisis and alarming churn rates. Why were 80% of first-time donors not renewing and 90% of first-time buyers not coming back to see another show? There had to be a better way. My conversation with Aubrey is a MASTERCLASS in change management. We cover how she created a systematic customer journey for the symphony (without over soliciting), including her secrets to turning first-time attendees into lifelong patrons. Plus, we talk through her tech stack and how data was her most persuasive partner in piloting new fundraising ventures. Aubrey's vision doesn't rest on data alone–it's about creating an all-encompassing experience for every symphony-goer. From UX overhauls to copy changes on their website, she details the subtle, yet powerful shifts in the user experience that helped increase their ticket sales by 20%. Let’s hear how she made it all happen! Resources & Links Connect with Aubrey on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubreybergauer/) and through her website (https://www.aubreybergauer.com/) . You can also check out her new book Run It Like a Business: Strategies for Arts Organizations to Increase Audiences, Remain Relevant, and Multiply Money – Without Losing the Art (https://www.aubreybergauer.com/book) . Want to make Missions to Movements even better? Take a screenshot of this episode and share it on Instagram. Be sure to tag @positivequation so I can connect with you. Can we meet in Nashville? The 8th annual Raise fundraising conference, hosted by OneCause, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN September 9-10, 2024. Use code MISSIONS200 to receive $200 off: https://bit.ly/4bNqihi Let's Connect! • Send a DM on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/positivequation/) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danarsnyder/) and let us know what you think of the show! • Head to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Fg6ATRUYyvgxx3IwY0JWA?sub_confirmation=1) for digital marketing how-to videos and podcast teasers • Want to book Dana as a speaker for your event? Click here! (https://positiveequation.com/speaking)

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Opening day for North Alabamas first freestanding emergency department [Video]

A long-awaited addition has finally come to the city of Harvest and its surrounding communities. Tuesday morning, Crestwood Medical Center opened the doors to the first freestanding emergency department in North Alabama.

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These Are the Worst Phone Plan Providers [Video]

The big three providers that dominate the market—AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon—aren’t in the top 5 when it comes to value, customer support, data service, or cellular reception. Learn more at https://www.consumerreports.org/electronics-computers/cell-phones-services/best-and-worst-phone-plan-providers-a7549256764/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YTJoin CR at https://CR.org/joinviaYT to access our comprehensive ratings for items you use every day. CR is a mission-driven, independent, nonprofit organization.

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Legion baseball memorial tournament in Clinton County dedicated to local veteran Floyd Rock [Video]

KELLY CREDITED WITH THE WIN AFTER FIVE INNINGS OF SCORELESS BALL IN THE NORTH COUNTRY A LEGION BASEBALL POWERHOUSE IS STARTING A NEW TRADITION TO HONOR ONE OF ITS BIGGEST SUPPORTERS. N-B-C FIVES ERIC KERR TELLS US WHY THIS TOURNAMENT MEANS EVEN MORE THIS YEAR 12 TEAMS – DIVING INTO THE ACTION ON THE FIELD – PAYING TRIBUTE TO SOMEONE VERY IMPACTFUL TO LOCAL LEGION BASEBALL. “Floyd Rock who was a longtime member of the legion he was the baseball director of operations at the legion (Clinton County) he just loved North Country baseball.” BILLY HUNT — IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS – FOR THE FIRST FLOYD ROCK MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT. ROCK – WHO DIED THIS FEBRUARY – PLAYED A PIVOTAL IN SUPPORTING A LOCAL LEGION TEAM IN THE NORTH COUNTRY – – THE CLINTON COUNTY MARINERS. “He helped fundraise, he helped get us uniforms, this field, he was a big advocate for this program.” ROCK WOULD BE PROUD TO SEE ALL THE TEAMS – COMPETING AT TWO FIELDS IN PLATTSBURGH THIS WEEKEND — WITH COMPETITION CLOSE TO THE NORTH COUNTRY AND EVEN AS FAR AS CANADA. “Bigger the variety of competition the better it is for us get better, it’s not good for us to play the same teams over and over again we try to find teams everywhere to see competition from other places.” THE LIST THAT WILL BE TESTING THE 27 TIME DISTRICT CHAMPION MARINERS — INCLUDE AN ESSEX POST 91 SQUAD — WHO IS TRYING TO ADD ANOTHER TROPHY TO ITS COLLECTION – AFTER WINNING THE VERMONT LEGION BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP – FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW. “We have a ton of team chemistry; I know a bunch of these kids so I think we work great together. Hard work, we come in, we have fun we love the game and we work hard.” TWO MORE DAYS OF BASEBALL – GIVING MORE OPPORTUNITIE

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“Raising Fame”: Insights from Celebrity Parenting [Video]

According to Sonya Curry, “Raising Fame” originated from her collaboration with TracyChutorian Semler andEricSemler who run a nonprofit supporting inner-city youth in Brooklyn. Initially, they developed a podcast to guide parents navigating sports scholarships and college admissions.