Podcast & Articles

Our podcast episodes and articles both contain tips and tales of non-profit success in fundraising, board development, and doing good.

Each of our podcast episodes feature an interview with a non-profit about the tactics used to raise funds and create impact. Click here to ask a question or be a guest on our podcast.

How to Have Meaningful Employee Engagement

How to Have Meaningful Employee Engagement

Season 3, Episode 7 of the How We Run podcast covers the importance of employee engagement and how to put meaningful engagement strategies into place. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Kelly Bruno, CEO of the National Health ...
Adjusting Operations and Fundraising for Program Pivots

Adjusting Operations and Fundraising for Program Pivots

Season 3, Episode 6 of the How We Run podcast covers operations and fundraising for program pivots. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Mike Lansing, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles Harbor, to talk about how ...
Pivoting to a Responsive Grant Making Program

Pivoting to a Responsive Grant Making Program

Season 3, Episode 5 of the How We Run podcast takes a look at a drastic program pivot. In this episode, Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Alan-Michael Graves, the Director of National Programs at the Good+Foundation, who shares how his organization ...
Social Media for Nonprofits (in pandemics and normal times)

Social Media for Nonprofits (in pandemics and normal times)

Season 3, Episode 4 of the How We Run podcast is a crash course in social media. In this episode, we’re talking to Nick Carranza, a multi-faceted content producer and senior strategist at UCLA Health. A photographer and art director, Webby Award winner and Emmy ...
Online Fundraising On A Shoestring Budget

Online Fundraising On A Shoestring Budget

Full disclosure: I have cried at my desk. Sometimes it was because the nonprofit I was working at had a hard case or a bad day, but a lot of time I was crying big sloppy tears of frustration. Frustration at how much money we needed to raise. Frustration over the ...
Instructions for a Virtual Fundraiser

Instructions for a Virtual Fundraiser

Thrilling Adventure Hour - a virtual event raising funds for food banks On March 22, 2020, we cobbled together some technology to do a live streaming fundraiser based on the long-running scripted stage show and podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour. We ended up ...
Responding to Emerging Needs

Responding to Emerging Needs

Season 3, Episode 3 of the How We Run podcast shows how one organization is moving quickly to respond to the emerging needs of their community. In this episode, we’re talking to Porter Gilberg, Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center Long Beach about how his ...
How To Keep Services Going During a Pandemic

How To Keep Services Going During a Pandemic

Season 3, Episode 2 of the How We Run podcast examines how one organization is continuing to deliver essential services in this time of crisis. We're joined by Angela LoBue, the COO of the Coalition for Responsible Community Development who takes us through the ...
What To Do When You Cancel A Fundraising Event

What To Do When You Cancel A Fundraising Event

Season 3, Episode 1 of the How We Run podcast covers something that is on everyone's minds these days: canceling your fundraising event. Many fundraising events will not be able to go on, leaving organizations that count on event revenue in a tough situation. But ...
How to Make Your Case to Funders

How to Make Your Case to Funders

Season 2, Episode 6 of the How We Run podcast we follow up on Trent's advice that organizations need to be using their 990s as marketing documents. So we followed up with an organization that caught his eye as “telling a great financial story.” We found much more ...
How to Be Strategic with Volunteers

How to Be Strategic with Volunteers

Season 2, Episode 5 of the How We Run podcast revisits volunteer management and specifically how organizations can be strategic in recruiting, valuing, and engaging their volunteers. A few episodes ago we talked about volunteer management and this episode goes ...
Creating a Social Enterprise

Creating a Social Enterprise

Season 2, Episode 4 of the How We Run podcast takes a look at Social Enterprises. Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by Vivienne Lee from REDF who talks about her work investing in social enterprises that create jobs. This episode covers the right time to ...