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The Nonprofit MBA Podcast with Stephen Halasnik
32 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
How To Read a Nonprofit's Financial Statements and Reports With Joseph Scarano
To make informed financial decisions, nonprofit leaders should learn to read and understand their financial statements and reports. The nonprofit's financial statements help you understand the organization's current financial standing and predict its future. In other words, if you know your data on revenues, expenses, and changes in assets, you will be able to assess the performance of your nonprofit and identify where you can improve for a stellar performance. In today's podcast, Joseph Scarano from Araiza and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how to read a nonprofit financial statement and report.
37 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Leveraging Social Impact from Influencers for Nonprofit Marketing With Nick Lynch
The social media space is full of talented, influential people who share your nonprofit values and want to work with your organization. As a nonprofit owner, you should strive to identify, connect, and partner with them to achieve your mission. People pay more attention to the recommendation of their major influencers, and leveraging the power of influencers can make a world difference in your nonprofit. In today’s podcast, Nick Lynch from Collidescope and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss Leveraging Social Impact from Influencers for Nonprofit Marketing.
31 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Nonprofit Marketing, the Cost of Lost Opportunities with Jane Pfeiffer
Today’s nonprofit landscape is filled with a whole lot of competition. There are numerous nonprofit organizations out there that are vying for limited funds. And that’s why you should make a concerted effort to set your organization apart through effective marketing and strong branding. Smart nonprofit Executive Directors consistently invest in marketing to avoid losing out on opportunities. In today’s podcast, Jane Pfeiffer from Fieldtrip and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions, a leading provider of loans for nonprofits in the form of a line of credit, discuss ‘nonprofit marketing: the cost of lost opportunities.
50 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Creating Great Nonprofit Board Engagement with Sabrina Hernandez
Your nonprofit’s board is your biggest asset, but if you don’t get your board deeply engaged, you will never access all the potential value they can offer. Creating nonprofit board engagement is critical for every organization that craves efficiency, improved fundraising, and a high level of performance. Engaged nonprofit board members are passionate about their duties and work harmoniously to help your nonprofit mission. In today’s podcast, Sabrina Hernandez from Supporting World Hope and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions, a leading provider of lines of credit for nonprofits, discuss how to create nonprofit board engagement.
36 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Building a Nonprofit Organization for the Future With Rathish Balakrishnan
In today’s podcast, Rathish Balakrishnan from Sattva Media & Consulting Pvt Ltd and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how to build a nonprofit for the future. Nonprofits that crave success and sustainability must factor in the acquisition of talents, innovative technology, strategic plan, stellar donor relations, and more to achieve their mission soon rather than later.
40 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Brand Strategy and Audience Targeting for Nonprofits With Beth Brodovsky
Nonprofit branding has become increasingly essential than ever. With many charity organizations with similar missions sprouting forth day by day, it has become imperative that you set your nonprofit apart from too much competition through an effective branding strategy. Strategic branding will help you cultivate donor loyalty and differentiate you from other organizations so that you can attract more donations to further your nonprofit mission. In fact, a well-defined and executed brand strategy affects all aspects of your nonprofit and connects directly to your target audience's needs and emotions. In today's podcast, Beth Brodovsky from Iris Creative and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss brand strategy and audience targeting for nonprofits.
48 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Moving Your Nonprofit Donors From Small to Large Donations With Dan Clark
Philanthropy is an indispensable aspect of nonprofit fundraising. And knowing how you can move your donors from casually engaged to deeply invested in your programs can help you reach your nonprofit mission quickly. Successful nonprofits know how to foster long-lasting stellar relationships with their donors, which allows for large donations. In today’s, Dan Clark from Westfall Gold and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how nonprofits can move their donors from small to large donations.
36 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Crypto Philanthropy and What Web3 Means for Nonprofit Organizations with Zach Bronstein
Crypto donations increasingly play an important and enduring role in the nonprofit sector. Today, a sizeable donor demographic supports charity organizations with varying cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USDC, and other digital assets, which can be automatically converted to US Dollars to further nonprofits' missions. This trend is continuing, and the donation volume has recently spiked. Cryptocurrency offers numerous benefits to nonprofits, including tax efficiency and ease of transaction, plus it makes it possible for the teeming population of crypto users to support philanthropic causes. In today's podcast, Zach Bronstein from Endaoment and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how crypto philanthropy and web3 affect the dynamic of nonprofit fundraising.
37 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
The Importance of Nonprofit Financial Statements Knowledge for Nonprofit Board Members With Melisa Galasso
Without an adequate understanding of the basic financial statements, nonprofit board members will struggle to make informed financial decisions that will significantly impact the organization's operation. Plus, they will run the risk of misappropriating funds, leading to poor program implementation and management. Therefore, to maintain a healthy financial outlook, nonprofit boards must become familiar with financial statements to prevent bad financial management and build a thriving organization. In today's podcast, Melisa Galasso From Galasso Learning Solutions and Stepehen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss the importance of financial statement knowledge for nonprofit board members. s
43 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
How A Small Nonprofit Positions for the Future
In today's podcast, Mark Rothman, Matt Harms, Jen Tomo from Walk With Sally, and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how small nonprofits can position themselves for the future. Well-positioned nonprofits are fully prepared to navigate challenges, generate more revenue and run a successful organization. Without positioning, your nonprofit might become inconsistent with communication and can be mistaken by donors and prospects for other organizations performing the same work you do.
46 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Keys to Participatory Nonprofit Strategic Planning with Dolph Goldenburg
Regardless of your nonprofit's size and objectives, you need a plan to define where you want your organization to be in the years ahead as well as the actions you will take to actualize it. A nonprofit's strategic plan is the playbook with the strategies and tactics you will employ while performing your nonprofit's duties. However, a nonprofit strategic plan must have the buy-in of every stakeholder to generate maximum impact. In today's podcast, Dolph Goldenburg from Successful Nonprofits and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss the keys to participatory nonprofit strategic planning.
49 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
How to Scale a Nonprofit Program with Rita Soronen
To increase impact, nonprofits need to scale up by seeking innovative ways to expand their programs so they can reach larger populations, easier. The scaling process involves identifying a gap that needs to be filled and finding where you can step in by leveraging a working strategy. In today's podcast, Rita Soronen from Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Stephen from Financing Solutions discuss how to scale a nonprofit program.
44 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
Email Marketing and Design Best Practices for Nonprofits with Roland Pokornik
In today's podcast, Roland Pokornik from Chamaileon.io and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions, a leading provider of unsecured business lines of credit, discuss how nonprofits can use email marketing and design best practices to strengthen their competitive edge. Email marketing offers many benefits to nonprofit organizations, such as allowing for highly personalized marketing with higher reach and conversion rates, among other things. Despite email being one of the oldest digital communication platforms, it is still at the cutting edge of digital marketing. However, nonprofits must have the best design practices and strategies to get the most out of this inexpensive but effective platform
44 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
SEO for Nonprofits: How to Get Free Advertising with Alison Knott
SEO has undoubtedly proved to be an excellent tool for business brand-building and publicity. Still, despite its promising capabilities, some nonprofit leaders do not know how to effectively leverage this inexpensive marketing campaign strategy to assist their fundraising efforts, leaving money on the table that otherwise would be invested in more community projects. However, with the help of SEO, nonprofit organizations can generate more traffic that can be converted into donors or volunteers. In today's podcast, Alison Knott From Alison K Consulting and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss how nonprofits can use SEO to get free advertising to be on the front foot.
39 minutes | May 18, 2022
Find, Fix, Fill Your Nonprofit's Leadership Gap with Candice Gottlieb-Clark
In today's podcast, Candice Gottlieb-Clark from Dynamic Team Solutions and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss the importance of effective and dynamic leadership in running nonprofit organizations. Quality leadership helps nonprofits seamlessly navigate challenges in order to grow and develop.
39 minutes | May 5, 2022
Managing the Performance of the Fundraising Team with Ellen Bristol
You can bring greater effect to your fundraising effort through the adequate management of your fundraising team. In today's podcast, Ellen Bristol from Bristol Strategy Group and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions highlight the importance of leveraging actionable data to make informed decisions in managing the performance of the fundraising team. Using data and metrics helps nonprofits to build objective fundraising campaign-and compare progress against targets.
37 minutes | May 2, 2022
Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership with Patton McDowell
In today’s podcast, Patton McDowell from PMA Nonprofit Leadership and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss key ingredients to nonprofit leadership. Effective leadership is critical to the successful operation of every nonprofit. Therefore, every nonprofit leader should acquire the requisite leadership skills that will help make a huge impact in their organizations.
38 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Mobilizing Sponsors & Donors With Podcasting For Nonprofits with Tina Dietz
On today's podcast, Tina Dietz from Twin Flames Studios and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss the importance of using podcasts by nonprofits to mobilize sponsors and donors. If you want to tell a story about how your nonprofit is impacting people in the country or in different parts of the world, you have a room in the podcast to be able to tell those stories and create that deep human connection that builds loyalty and inspires people to action. Podcasting has proved to be a critical tool in brand building, and nonprofits cannot afford to miss out on this great opportunity made possible by podcasting, especially in mobilizing donors and sponsorships.
45 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Workplace Strategies for Nonprofits with Nancy Long
On today's podcast, Nancy Long from 501 Commons and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss workplace strategies for nonprofits. There's a compelling need for the management of nonprofits to take the welfare of their employees seriously for effective service delivery. Many nonprofits fail to progress because of their inability to adopt a formalized system that prioritizes and values the workforce's needs. Nonprofits should be structured so that they operate like for-profits organizations to attract and retain qualified employees.
45 minutes | Mar 26, 2022
Digital Marketing and Social Media For Your Nonprofit
Summary: In today's podcast, Julia Campbell from J Campbell Social Marketing and Stephen Halasnik from Financing Solutions discuss the importance of digital marketing and social media for nonprofits. The advent of digital and social media has opened many opportunities for organizations. Today, no business or nonprofit can successfully operate without leveraging digital marketing and social media. Nonprofits that have adopted digital marketing and social in their operation are setting milestones in their performances.
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