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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 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 ...
Hiring Non-profit Leaders

Hiring Non-profit Leaders

Season 2, Episode 3 of the How We Run podcast explores how to recruit and interview non-profit leaders. Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture are joined by John Brauer from New Horizons and Allison Fuller of Envision Consulting who talk to us about recruiting top ...
Creating a Community of Volunteers

Creating a Community of Volunteers

Season 2, Episode 2 of the How We Run podcast Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture talk about volunteer experience and managing volunteers. Then we are joined by Joel Arquillos from 826LA who shares how his organization creates a sense of community with volunteers from ...
Season 2: More on Non-profit Leadership

Season 2: More on Non-profit Leadership

And we are back for Season two of the How We Run podcast. This season we'll be exploring topics around leading a non-profit and sharing some tips and best practices. Listen to Trent Stamp talk about how "it's lonely at the top" for non-profit ...
Building an Online Audience for Your Non-profit

Building an Online Audience for Your Non-profit

Is it worth the work to build an online audience for your non-profit organization? Trent Stamp shares what funders look for on non-profit websites and reveals what worked for him in building an audience for Charity Navigator. The guest this week is Kamy Akhavan, ...
Engaging Your Board

Engaging Your Board

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about the board of directors. Trent shares what he looks for in a board and what makes a rewarding board experience. Our guest this week is Nikky Canter Schulman, chief of staff of City Year LA, a ...
Starting a new non-profit

Starting a new non-profit

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about starting a new non-profit. We take a look at why funders often advise against starting new organizations. Our guest this week is Sonya Passi, founder of Free From, a non-profit dedicated to ...
Growing a non-profit

Growing a non-profit

In this episode, Trent and Julie talk about the issues in growing non-profit organizations. What happens when your vision exceeds the available funding? Our guest is Diane Brigham, the Executive Director of Ryman Arts, who has led the organization through growth ...
Grant Writing and Management

Grant Writing and Management

We discuss how to manage a grant writing program from building relationships with foundations to managing the reporting process. And Trent shares some of the mistakes non-profits make when applying for funds. Our guest this week is Melissa Khamvongsa, Senior ...
Non-event fundraising events

Non-event fundraising events

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, Trent and Julie talk about how many fundraising events they've been to and what makes them special to donors. Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and The LA Kitchen shares how his organization's fundraising event Shared ...
Replicating a program, ensuring results

Replicating a program, ensuring results

In this episode of the How We Run podcast, we talk to Trent Stamp, CEO of the Eisner Foundation, about his career in the non-profit sector and why he started Charity Navigator. We also talk about his work at the Eisner Foundation and their investments in ...