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EP46 | Turning nonprofit innovation into action [Video]

Originally shared 09.09.21EPISODE SUMMARYMelissa Vine · Executive Director, Beacon of Life | Melissa Vine is an entrepreneur, licensed mental health counselor, JD candidate, and nonprofit ED at Beacon of Life—basically, a changemaker in every sector!EPISODE NOTESToday, we’re talking in paradoxes: The secret to transparency, why nonprofits are twice the businesses that for-profits are, and the reason nonprofits need to choose donors carefully—instead of the other way around.And to help shed light on these opposite viewpoints, we’ve got Melissa Vine in the house! Melissa is an entrepreneur, licensed mental health counselor, JD candidate, and nonprofit ED at Beacon of Life—basically, a changemaker in every sector!I’ve long evangelized for nonprofit innovation and transparency—if you’ve listened to this podcast or read my LinkedIn, I probably sound like a broken record! But this message bears repeating because it’s central to the growth of our sector… which means that these topics are the key to infinite nonprofit impact.Melissa shows that these principles aren’t all talk—in her first year as ED of Beacon of Life, she overhauled policies and programming, reduced investment in low-ROI efforts, and nearly doubled donations. And then she put that money back into her team in the form of raised compensation, advanced training, and increased diversity. The result? Donors who know what their donations fund, a strategic, radically transparent team, and clients who’ve been impacted in significantly expanded ways.Listen in as Melissa and I discuss method and mindset and turning ideas into action.—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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Creating an Unforgettable Event Experience with Joey Goone [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) What if you could turn every event you host into an unforgettable experience that leaves attendees feeling inspired and connected? I’m hanging out with Joey Goon today, President of Utopia Experience (https://www.utopiaexperience.com/) , and we’re uncovering ALL the secrets to creating impact and genuine connections at events. Joey takes us behind the scenes of a high-profile mastermind event in San Diego with celebrities and influencers, and how an event structure and schedule led to a successful impromptu $100,000 fundraising effort for a terminally ill girl. Joey and I discuss why having a top-notch production team matters, and how integrating psychological safety and neuroscience principles into event planning can create transformative experiences. Looking to elevate your virtual and hybrid events? We also explore effective strategies for using Zoom breakout rooms and how Joey approaches attendee matchmaking. There are so many valuable tips in this episode for transforming your events into powerful, impactful experiences! And, don’t forget to register for my Monthly Giving Summit coming up on Sept 5-6 from 1-4 pm ET – the ONLY virtual event designed to help nonprofits build, grow, and sustain subscriptions for good. RSVP for FREE here! (http://monthlygivingsummit.com/) Resources & Links Learn more about Utopia Experience on their website (https://www.utopiaexperience.com/) and connect with Joey on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joey-goone-58225758/) . You can also tune in to his podcast, Impact Roadmap on Apple (https://podcasts.apple.com/dk/podcast/the-impact-roadmap-events-leadership-nonprofits/id1609638788) and Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/0qinlniZRu009Y2Td6qI9f) . Check out the Unforgettable Events ebook for FREE (https://www.utopiaexperience.com/unforgettable-events-ebook/) and learn Joey’s powerful frameworks for creating memorable events. 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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Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Urbana City Council discusses alternative response for emergency calls [Video]

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) The Urbana City Council began to discuss how alternative response would look in Urbana at Monday nights meeting. The council began the process of identifying alternate ways to respond to certain emergency calls. In particular, calls for police and fire. Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin said theyd like to send a responder []