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How Nonprofits Can Use Facilitators! [Video]

Abby Wilkymacky, founder of MindFlower Studio, joins us to shed light on the role of professional facilitators in nonprofit organizations. As an advocate for mindful facilitation, Abby provides wise perspectives on the importance of bringing in external facilitators to guide key discussions and strategic processes. Abby highlights the essence of facilitation, emphasizing its role in easing processes, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation within nonprofit settings. She describes her role as a graphic facilitator, utilizing visuals to aid understanding and navigate complex conversations, thereby enhancing problem-solving and strategic planning efforts. One key insight Abby shares is regarding the neutrality of external facilitators. She emphasizes how their impartiality brings fresh perspectives and enables them to guide discussions without biases or preconceptions, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and productive environment. Throughout the interview, Abby addresses various aspects of facilitation, from navigating diverse personalities within boards and staff to adapting to the evolving landscape of virtual meetings. She underscores the importance of setting a conducive culture for engagement, whether in-person or digital, and provides tips for maximizing participation and collaboration. In discussing the financial aspect of hiring facilitators, Abby highlights the wide range of costs associated with facilitation services, emphasizing the need for customized solutions tailored to each organization's unique needs and goals, and shares words about the potential for funding support from foundations and other sources, making facilitation accessible to nonprofits of all sizes. Abby's passion for empowering organizations through facilitation is evident throughout the interview, as she leaves with a compelling message: "Facilitation is not just about getting back to business; it's about how we do business." Abby's dedication to mindful facilitation serves as a beacon for nonprofits looking to navigate complexity, foster collaboration, and achieve their mission-driven goals. Learn more at mindflowerstudio.com. You can also listen to the show on your favorite podcast channel. The American Nonprofit Academy provides news, inspiration, and training for the entire nonprofit and social impact community. #fundraising #nonprofit #socialimpact

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Boys & Girls Club of North America partners with chain merchandiser to raise funds [Video]

February 10 kicks off the Ross Dress for Less and The Boys and Girls Club of America fundraising partnership. When you shop at Ross, youll be asked if you want to donate to The Boys and Girls Club, and every donation will be matched by Ross nationwide.

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Police in Kent County get microchip scanners to reunite pets with owners [Video]

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Police departments across Kent County are getting pet microchip scanners to help officers reunite lost pets with their owners. The Kent County Animal Shelter is using part of a $4,700 grant from a local nonprofit to provide the scanners to local police departments. Angela Hollinshead, the shelters director, said the []

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On The Ground: Franklin Graham Dedicates Ambulances in Israel [Video]

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, joined hundreds of Israeli citizens last week to dedicate 14 new ambulances to Israel’s emergency services agency, Magen David Adom. Each ambulance was given in memory of fallen medics who lost their lives due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. While on the ground, our podcast correspondent, Stephen, spoke with partners and those we are helping. ResourcesSamaritan’s Purse Provides Ambulances in Honor of Fallen Israeli Medics.https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/samaritans-purse-provides-ambulances-in-honor-of-fallen-israeli-medics/Listen to our recent episode where Kristy talked to two Israeli first responders who were serving their communities when Hamas attacked Israel on the morning of October 7.https://ontheground.samaritanspurse.org/podcast/first-responders-in-israel-the-morning-of-october-7In God’s Providential Hand: A Conversation with Jim Dailey, hear how the vice president of communications at Samaritan’s Purse has persevered in times of trial.https://ontheground.samaritanspurse.org/podcast/gods-providential-hand-a-conversation-with-jim-dailey

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Seniors and Bankruptcy | SeniorLiving.org [Video]

Before filing for bankruptcy, its important to consider all of your options. If youre an older adult wondering whether bankruptcy is the right option for you, watch the video above. You can also read the transcript below. In the video, SeniorLiving.org editor-in-chief, Jeff Hoyt, speaks with attorney Eric Olsen about why most seniors may not need to file for bankruptcy.