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Using the Whole Whale - A Nonprofit Podcast
42 minutes | 6 days ago
224: How to 10x $ to Build Inclusive Affordable Housing
Micaela Connery, Co-founder of The Kelsey talks about how they use financing and grants to 10x investment in affordably disability housing in San Francisco and San Jose. She also gives her reaction to the $60k per tent that San Francisco paid during the Pandemic. About Micaela Micaela co-founded The Kelsey with her cousin Kelsey, who continues to inspire and inform the mission and work today. Micaela has been working on inclusion in communities her entire life. She has seen firsthand the housing crisis facing adults with disabilities and their families. As a research fellow at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, she spent a year studying the issue in detail. The Kelsey exists to turn the challenge of disability housing into the opportunity of inclusive community. Micaela completed her MPP at Harvard Kennedy School focusing on housing, disability inclusion, and community development. She was a Cheng Fellow at the Harvard Social Innovation and Change Initiative where she worked on designing The Kelsey. In 2017, she received her MBA as a Mitchell Scholar in the Smurfit School at University College Dublin. She’s a proud University of Virginia Wahoo. Prior to The Kelsey, Micaela was the founder and CEO of Unified Theater.
17 minutes | 8 days ago
223:(news) Capitol Riot Fundraising & Good Econ Signals For NGOs
Weekly nonprofit news summary from the best sector. Positive Economic Indicators Welcome News for Nonprofits Positive economic predictors should be good news for nonprofits after a challenging year, according to experts. GPD, regional economic indicators, unemployment, government spending, and changes in the stock market are all indicators that might predict the fiscal health of nonprofits. While every nonprofit’s revenue stream and expenses are different, a growing economy might be a macro-level predictor of a less-grueling year for the nonprofit sector. Read more ➝ Extremists Raise Funds Through Direct Giving Increasingly, extremist and hate groups are fundraising through direct giving platforms. With a rise in the popularity of direct giving, extremists, Neo-Nazis, and other hate organizations are raising funds with increasingly minimal surveillance. "It's so predictable, and it's never going away," said Megan Squire, a computer science professor at Elon University. A multitude of platforms, including new ones catering to participants of the January 6th U.S. Capitol riots, create an intractable problem that’s difficult to solve. How platforms respond to the direct exchange of money between bad actors should be on the radar of nonprofits seeking to steer clear of controversy and hate. Read more ➝ Summary Fewer than 50 percent of Americans indicate religion is very important Extremist groups using pandemic isolation to lure people of all ages, anti-extremism nonprofit says Bank of America boosts commitment to racial equity to $1.25 billion Foundation Merger Pushes AI, Data Science For NPOs 5 Economic Indicators That (Mostly) Point to a Brighter Year for Nonprofits Windfall nabs $21M for AI that aids nonprofit fundraising Feel Good News Saturday Night Live NFT will donate proceeds to Stop AAPI Hate
20 minutes | 14 days ago
222:(news) Restrictive Voting, #StopAsianHate, & DAFS
Weekly summary of nonprofit news. Restrictive Voting Legislation In Georgia Indicative of Larger, Concerning Trend Last week, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed into law a restrictive voting bill decried by voting rights advocates and the President alike as “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” The new legislation comes less than three months after Raphael Warnock was elected as the first black U.S. Senator from the state. A legal complaint filed by multiple voter activation and progressive advocacy groups says that the new law levies “unjustifiable burdens disproportionately on the State's minority, young, poor, and disabled citizens.” The Brennan Center for Justice, which tracks restrictive voter laws, counts over 250 restrictive voter laws being pushed through state legislatures. Restrictions to voting could mean the difference between a federal government that prioritizes a fiscal stimulus the size of the American Rescue Plan and one that doesn’t. Read more ➝ Community Organizations Respond To Increase In AAPI Hate & Violence A devastating surge in violence and hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has led to a response from community organizations seeking to track and prevent anti-Asian violence. Coalition projects by groups like Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Stop AAPI Hate are working hard to respond to incidents of violence, hate, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of harrassment against the AAPI community. Dozens of rallies across the nation this weekend called for an end to anti-Asian hate, which has seen a surge since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ➝ Summary COVID-19 and Donor-Advised Funds in 2020: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? Corporations become unlikely financiers of racial equity How to Help Combat Anti-Asian Violence Congress Could Change Everything (voting rights)| Brennan Center for Justice 1 tree-sitter removed from Mountain Valley Protest protest site Hawaii man pleads guilty to embezzlement as nonprofit executive, accepting bribe as city coronavirus CARES Act administrator
28 minutes | 15 days ago
221: Making sense of Facebook Tracking vs IOS 14
Interview with Meghan Daly, Whole Whale's Paid Social Manager about the changes that will impact digital advertisers on Facebook. Simply put, iOS14 is Apple’s most current iPhone operating system. iOS14.5 is an update to this operating system that will include many things (including 200+ new emojis!), but the specific update that’s generating a lot of buzz is the launch of an in-app prompt. This prompt essentially asks users to opt-in and “allow” apps and websites to track their activity. Once the update goes live (currently projected for early Spring) this means an iPhone user with the update installed will open up an app like Facebook, for example, and see the following prompt: Source: Apple If a user opts into tracking, nothing really changes. But if a user opts-out, it will change how advertising giants like Facebook are then able to collect and utilize that user data. This means it will also change whether you, as a Facebook advertiser, have access to that data.
42 minutes | 20 days ago
220: How Issue Voter is shifting the focus
George Weiner interviews Maria Yuan, the CEO and Founder of Issue Voter. Issue Voter is an online service that according to their site helps people: "Track your rep's activity. We tell you how your rep voted, how often your representative agrees with you, and whether or not they’ve attended a vote. Encourage open discussion. You can share an issue on your favorite social network, without revealing your personal opinion. Act on issues that don’t make headlines. We don’t only tell you about what is breaking the news; we check for updates every hour to make sure you have the latest information. Become an informed voter. Using IssueVoter year-round informs you before elections and keeps money's influence out of your opinion. Only re-elect reps who truly represented you." Related Links IssueVoter Twitter Instagram Facebook Blog About Maria Maria Yuan is passionate about fixing significant, systemic problems by leveraging creativity and determination to achieve world-changing results and impact. Prior to IssueVoter, Maria's policy and political experience includes passing a bill as a constituent, working for a Representative, and managing and winning one of the most targeted races in Iowa - an open seat in a swing district. Maria's professional experience also includes investment banking, strategy, corporate development, recruiting, social enterprise, and consulting. Maria's writing has appeared in Real Clear Politics, The Hill, and Huffington Post, and she has spoken at conferences, companies, and universities across the U.S. about civic engagement. Maria currently serves on the Bridge Alliance Board of Directors and Keep Families Giving Foundation Advisory Board and has served on the boards of Gibney Dance, The University of Texas Co-Op, and Friends of the Children New York. Maria earned degrees from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Texas at Austin.
17 minutes | 22 days ago
219: (news) NYC and ICE need to spend millions for nonprofit support
Weekly NonprofitNewsfeed.com summary with hosts Nick Azulay and Kariesha Martinez from digital marketing agency WholeWhale.com. NYC Owes Homeless Nonprofits Millions In Unpaid Invoices The City of New York owes its homeless nonprofit organizations over $150 million in unpaid invoices, according to a survey of homeless shelter operators. Catherine Trapani, the executive director at Homeless Services United, the umbrella organization that represents shelter operators, says “there needs to be a recognition of just how on the precipice of a system’s failure we are.” The crisis comes as the city faces its own struggles with cash flow due to the pandemic. Read more ➝ ICE Signs $86.9 Million Contract With Nonprofit To House Migrant Families U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has signed an $86.9 million contract to house migrant families at the border. The contract is with Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors, and will provide up to 1,200 beds as a short-term housing solution for families not turned away at the border. Nonprofits again prove that they are the last stop-gap for providing critical services during crises. Read more ➝ 👋 Did someone share this with you? Considering subscribing for weekly updates. ✅ The Summary... Having trouble reading these articles with popups? Use the Feedly Boards linked at the bottom to quickly go through curated articles. Amy Klobuchar and Other Democrats Push $50 Billion Aid Package for Nonprofits Increased PPP Eligibility for Larger Nonprofits Jesuits pledge to raise $100 million to atone for slave labor, sales Federal support has shored up nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic, but many groups are still struggling Bill Ackman donates stock worth $1.34 billion to charity
20 minutes | a month ago
218: (news) $1B Stimulus for AmeriCorps + Rise in Giving Trend
Nonprofit News for the week of 3/15 summarized by Kariesha and Nick from WholeWhale.com. 2020 Saw 10% Jump In Giving According to the Quarterly Fundraising Report, nonprofit fundraising was up 10% overall in 2020 compared to 2019. While this represents the highest volume of donations in 5 years, donor retention continues to drop (approximately by 4%), even after new donors are acquired or re-activated. A decline in retained, repeat donors is a trend the industry must be aware of in 2021. Read more ➝ Americorps Receives $1 Billion Influx of Stimulus The Biden Administration’s new stimulus relief bill includes a $1 billion increase in funding to AmeriCorps, the nation’s national service program. The extra funding is applauded by nonprofit sector advocates and proponents of national service, which has seen increased public support particularly from Congressional Democrats over the past several years. Read more ➝ The Summary... > $1B Stimulus for AmeriCorps > Church Funding Lagged Other Nonprofits In 2020 > The Met Considers Selling Its Art To Stave Off Financial Shortfall : Coronavirus Updates : NPR > Jack Dorsey will convert NFT tweet auction proceeds to bitcoin and donate them to charity > Baltimore Sun deal sets up major test for nonprofit news model > A NEEDED BOOST: Paycheck protection loans aid nonprofits hit hard by COVID-19
43 minutes | a month ago
217: Managing Cash Flow Through Crisis - GrowthForce
Kariesha Martinez interviews Stephen King, CEO and President of GrowthForce. They discuss how to manage cashflow in crisis with their 5-Step Framework. Managing Cash Flow Through Times of Crisis - Having successfully navigated five recessions as an entrepreneur and fundraiser, Stephen knows how to read the numbers to make data-driven decisions - and this unique vantage point has helped him develop a framework for getting through a recession.
19 minutes | a month ago
216:(news) $61k for a tent and what $1.9T stimulus means for nonprofits
Whole Whale discusses current nonprofit news from NonprofitNewsFeed.com $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Passes With Expansion Of Unemployment Benefits And PPP The Biden administration’s new COVID Relief bill has passed the House and Senate, clearing the way for approval of an expansive new bill designed to expand unemployment benefits, the federal PPP, as well as support for vaccine distribution and fiscal relief for states. This critical piece of legislation expands the definition around non-profit entities entitled to PPP loan assistance, while providing additional protections and relief around housing, paid leave, and access to healthcare. Read more ➝ Why Is San Francisco Paying $61k For Tents For People Who Are Homeless? The city of San Francisco is paying upwards of $61k to provide a tent for folks experiencing homelessness. The tent shelters, provided by the city in response to the threat of COVID-19 exposure and increasing pressure to address systemic homelessness, are not eligible for federal reimbursement, and come at a time when the city is facing increasing budget deficits.Read more ➝
15 minutes | a month ago
215:(news) Are billionaire gifts really gifts, and how nonprofits may be the future of news.
WholeWhale.com Hosts Kariesha and Nick discuss the week in nonprofits to kick off March. CEO Calls Billionaire Philanthropy A ‘PR Scam.’ Dan Price, founder and CEO of credit-card payment company Gravity Payments, says that billionaire philanthropists who donate lots of money in return for glowing reviews and good press is “one of capitalism’s biggest PR scams.” In Washington state, billionaires pay 3% of their income on taxes while the poor pay 18%, says Price. In response to a proposed wealth tax, Price adds that “the amount [billionaires] donate is a fraction of what they would pay if their tax rates were in line with the working class.” Read more ➝ Newsrooms Around The Country Are Turning To A Nonprofit Model News organizations across the country are embracing a nonprofit model at an increasing rate, according to the Institute for Nonprofit News, a consortium of nonprofit journalism organizations. The organization had a record 28% in membership growth last year. While the IRS is reportedly hesitant to categorize news organizations as commercial entities, “we have to subsidize reporting if we want democracy to survive," according to Elizabeth Green, the CEO and co-founder of the non-profit local news company Chalkbeat.Read more ➝ ✅ The Summary... A Burgeoning Food Justice Movement Rises in Black America Stimulus Bill Would Make Some Large Nonprofits Eligible for Forgivable Loans Report: Pandemic's impact on nonprofits not as bad as projected Prince Harry & Meghan Markle‘s nonprofit website gets a MAJOR makeover after duo ditches royal roles forever Nonprofit newsroom dissolves over allegations directed at founder 🙋♀️ Opinions & Resources Nonprofits Survived 2020 — What’s Next?How to accept Bitcoin and other crypto donations White development colleagues, we need to talk about fundraiser fragility 7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021 How to Download High-Quality Photos from Instagram 😍 Feel-good stories from the Sector... College-dropout-turned-UPS-executive Calvin Tyler Jr donates $20 million to Morgan State University Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms Nonprofit takes 94-year-old WWII veteran on a flight around Mesa in WWII-era plane Cancer survivor named to SpaceX flight promoting St. Jude hospital – Spaceflight Now 👋 Considering subscribing for weekly updates.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
214:(news) Nonprofit Revenge Giving for Rush Limbaugh & Nonprofit Job Trends
Hosts Kariesha and Nick discuss nonprofit news highlights from 2/22/2021. Revenge is a powerful emotion when used for giving and forgiving? Viral Fundraiser Highlights Real Impact of Revenge Giving Rage giving is all the rage. When Tommy Marcus, a 25-year-old University of Michigan graduate learned of Rush Limbaugh’s death, he felt it appropriate to donate to Planned Parenthood. After a screenshot of his donation to the organization went viral, the fundraiser generated more than $1.2 million from more than 44,000 donors. Read more ➝ Nonprofit Jobs Not Expected To Recover for Two Years According to a study released by Johns Hopkins University, it may take up to two years for the job market within the nonprofit sector to fully recover. Industry jobs are still short of February 2020 levels by more than 950,000. Read more ➝ 👋 Did someone share this email with you? Considering subscribing for weekly updates. ✅ The Summary... College basketball games on NBA TV to celebrate Black History Month Nonprofit innovates clear masks for people deaf, hard of hearing Dallas nonprofit provides inclement weather shelter for people experiencing homelessness Two pledges from South Korean billionaires to donate half of wealth Nonprofit Job Growth Flat in January 🙋♀️ Opinions & Resources Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid (SSIR) $20+/hour Nonprofit Minimum Wage Millennial donors don't matter -(Philanthropy Daily) Philanthropy’s Rural Blind Spot (SSIR) 7 Emerging Trends That Could Impact Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategies in 2021 (Nonprofit Technology) The #1 Secret to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising (Amy Eisenstein) 😍 Feel-good stories from the Sector... Fueled by donations, nonprofit gives hotel rooms to Jackson homeless amid frigid conditions Helltown Brewing, nonprofit fire up Hellping Hops hazy IPA A nonprofit is trying to lift strangers' spirits through handwritten notes and cards
13 minutes | 2 months ago
213: (news)GoFundMe Charity shutting down, CEOs resigned and removed
Nonprofit News Summary from NonprofitNewsFeed.com Hosts Nick, Kariesha, and George from WholeWhale.com discuss a week in nonprofit news. GoFundMe Charity is being shut down GoFundMe Charity will end support for third-party integrations and the public Application Programming Interface (API) after March 31, 2021. "The shuttering of GoFundMe Charity is concerning for many nonprofits, said Megan Anhalt, chief strategy officer at consultancy WholeWhale. The move “makes us question whether GoFundMe will be a reliable home for nonprofits moving forward,” she said." Read more ➝ Open CEO positions Following the sexual harassment allegations at United Way Worlded, CEO Brian Gallagher resigned and Bronx Parent Housing Network founder Victor Rivera was terminated last week.And for very different reasons, Robin Hood Foundation's CEO Wes Moore announced that he is stepping down on a high note after leading the foundation to one of its best years in history raising over $230 million and supporting New Yorkers in their greatest time of need. Read more ➝
14 minutes | 2 months ago
212: (news) Abuse At Homeless Shelter, Racketeering, and Puppy Bowl helps shelters
Weekly nonprofit new summary with hosts Kariesha and Nick from Whole Whale, a social impact digital agency. More info on how donor-advised funds work from our podcast. Reminder: just because an organization is a 501c3, doesn't mean it is scandal-free. New York Times Reporting Spurs Investigations Into Abuse At Homeless Shelter Nonprofit After a New York Times investigative report revealed allegations of sexual assault and harrassment against a prominent homeless shelter CEO, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has ordered a formal investigation. The allegations against Victor Rivera, CEO of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, come from ten women and are now being investigated by an outside firm. DeBlasio wrote on Twitter, “Victor Rivera must understand that no, he is not untouchable.” Read more ➝ Political Nonprofit Charged With Federal Racketeering Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scandal A political nonprofit has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges for its role in the largest bribery scheme in Ohio history. The organization, Generation Now, funneled more than $61 million in bribes to ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder. Read more ➝ 👋 Did someone share this email with you? Considering subscribing for weekly updates. ✅ The Summary... After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny A nonprofit will plead guilty to funneling $61 million in FirstEnergy bribery money, so what’s that say for F Giving through DAFS increased 29.8 percent in first half of 2020 NRA Bankruptcy Lets Critics Peer Into Gun Lobby’s Inner Workings Nonprofit with similar name to Robinhood benefits from attention on stock trading app United Way Worldwide investigation finds no 'actionable' harassment Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex
10 minutes | 2 months ago
211: (news) Nonprofit Job losses, Giving Blck and Money making mittens
NonprofitNewsFeed.com Hosts Kariesha and George talk through the top Nonprofit industry stories of 2/1/2021 Nonprofit Sector Still Seeing Net Loss of Nearly 1 Million Jobs The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has released a new report that shows that nonprofit employment is still well below pre-pandemic levels. While the sector has recovered from its losses of nearly 1.64 million layoffs last spring, the industry is still facing a deficit of 929,000 jobs compared to before the pandemic. In fact, nonprofits lost 50,000 jobs in December, signaling that recovery will be a long time coming. Read more ➝ $2B Gap Exists In Giving To Black-led Organizations Despite trends in increased levels of giving in both 2019 and 2020, the racial giving gap continues to remain large. In 2019, only 4% of grants and contributions went to organizations with a Black, Indigenous, or Latino/a/x leader. To further highlight this disparity, “combined funding to Black communities makes up 1 percent of all community foundation funding” representing an underfunding of $2 billion, according to the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy. Give Blck seeks to advance racial equality in giving. Read more ➝ 👋 Did someone share this email with you? Considering subscribing for weekly updates. ✅ The Summary... Charity Navigator: Why Give Black? Nonprofit Employment Remains below Pre-Pandemic Levels United Way CEO’s Fate Uncertain Amid Growing Crisis At The Nonprofit COVID-19 Exposes Mental Health Coverage Gap in Both US and Canada NewSchools Venture Fund launches new strategy, commits $100 million What we know about the nonprofits that received grants from MacKenzie Scott The New Face of Charitable Giving During the Pandemic 🙋♀️ Opinions Vaccines for major donors, and how our fundraising practices perpetuate unethical behaviors and inequity MacKenzie Scott, Melinda Gates, Priscilla Chan: On Women Philanthropists An Open Letter to Community Foundations from a Concerned Executive Director A more equitable charitable tax policy
37 minutes | 2 months ago
210: Human-centered Design - teenyBIG
How do you strike the balance between qualitative data and quantitative data for your marketing efforts? This week on the pod, we talk with Emily Taylor, Principal of teenyBIG, about how she defines human centered design and striking the balance between qualitative and quantitative data to make sure you're engaging your audience. Emily Taylor, Principal of teenyBIG, coaches nonprofits to meaningfully engage their audiences. She uses her experience with both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds in human-centered design, a process that digs into a user’s experience and perspective, to turn their lackluster followers into passionate supporters. Learn more about Emily Taylor and teenyBIG, Webpage: https://www.teenybig.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-taylor-teenybig/Check out this free download on "5 Questions to Ask Before Spending More Marketing $$
17 minutes | 3 months ago
209: Giving Tuesday results, Coercive Control language - NonprofitNewsFeed.com
This week on the podcast we talk about the most recent nonprofit news for the week of 1/25/2021. Whole Whale has created a weekly newsletter and article board for people in the industry interested in staying up-to-date with the sector's most important news. Pulling from over 100 sources, NonprofitNewsFeed.com is a free way to stay updated about nonprofit news. Top articles: GivingTuesday Generates Garganutan Giving GivingTuesday saw its biggest single-day fundraising amount since its inception, generating $2.47 billion in revenue from donors. This represents a 25% increase from 2019, which saw $1.97 billion in total donations. Online giving in the United States, which B Corps Digital Agency Whole Whale predicted would surpass $605 million, actually came in at over $808 million. This represents a stunning increase of 58% compared to the previous year. Updating Definition of Domestic Violence To Include “Coercive Control” Lawmakers and activists alike are engaging in important conversations about “coercive control,” a new and critical way to describe patterns of domestic violence that are not physical, but cover a variety of behaviors related to “social, financial and psychological abuse.” While select countries and states have already started to introduce laws to address coercive control, experts also emphasize the need for “evidence-based training to identify and respond to coercive and controlling behaviours for police, lawyers, judicial officers, frontline health workers, child protection workers” and others.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
208: How to Make Meaningful Media Content - FirstStage.org
Host Kariesha Martinez interviews Antonio L. Davis, Jr. Digital Marketing & Content Manager of FirstStage.org. Organic social can feel like the unsung hero of audience engagement. It feels almost random what content works and what doesn't. This week on the pod, we talk with Antonio Davis about how he is able to listen to his audience and create content that engages his audience and represents them at the same time. Listen as he walks us through his strategy for utilizing user-generated content for his organization while making sure the audience his organization serves is heard and represented. Antonio Davis is a content creator, who believes in the power of writing and digital marketing. As the Digital Marketing & Content Manager at First Stage, one of the nation's leading theaters for young people and families, he’s leading the organization’s digital growth efforts. Most notably the Google Arts & Culture collaboration, bringing 10 of First Stage’s plays to its global audience through immersive exhibits. He’s also a freelancer — providing multimedia content creation services to individuals, groups, nonprofits and agencies. Org. website: https://www.firststage.org/ Link to Google Arts & Culture webpage: g.co/milwaukee Org. social: Facebook: First Stage () Instagram:@first.stage Twitter: @FirstStage LinkedIn: First Stage YouTube: First Stage Personal: Instagram: @leandre_davis Twitter: @Leandre_Davis LinkedIn: Antonio L. Davis, Jr. First StageFounded in 1987, First Stage is one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second-largest theater company in Milwaukee. First Stage strives to be the national leader and driving force behind the creation of the best and most innovative plays for family audiences, theater training programs for young people, and education initiatives for our schools and our community. These three interwoven programming pillars are accessible to, and reflective of, our increasingly diverse community. Through our exceptional leadership, dedicated team, and commitment to financial sustainability, First Stage will broaden the reach and impact of our transformational programs, thus enabling dreams to be fulfilled, hope to be fostered, and families to enjoy the lasting legacy of a profound shared experience.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
207: Flexible Work and Job Sharing Strategy - Marathon Kids
Host Kariesha Martinez interviews Cami Hawkins, CEO of Austin-based non-profit, Marathon Kids, to talk about her experience creating a flexible workspace and how other organizations can implement one for their employees. Cami discusses: Job share: For increased flexibility, Cami has hired people on a job share basis which entails hiring two people to do one job, each working 20 hours a week. How she adapted during COVID: Marathon Kids already offered a flexible work culture, but she has made it even more flexible by letting people take off during the day to help their kids with school. Marathon Kids engages kids in a positive, simple, goal-driven program that challenges them to run the equivalent of up to four marathons over the course of a season or school year. It allows kids of all abilities to unlock their potential, one mile at a time.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
206: The V-Shaped Volunteering Outlook - VolunteerMatch
Our guest Greg Baldwin, CEO of VolunteerMatch discusses the historical drop in volunteering in 2020. Overnight listings and attendance to in-person volunteering events fell off a cliff as stay-at-home orders rolled across the country in March. VolunteerMatch has released Quarterly updates on the state of US volunteering that we discuss. There were some spikes in virtual volunteering but as Greg puts it "You can't build a house over ZOOM". There are many reasons to be optimistic for a V-shaped recovery as vaccines roll out and a potential surge of people ready, willing, and able are more motivated than ever to volunteer in the US.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
205: Building Small Homes for the Holidays - Smalltimore Homes
Host Kariesha Martinez interviews LaQuida Chancey, the founder of Smalltimore Homes. Baltimore, like many cities, struggle with housing insecurity which has been made even more dangerous during COVID and now the winter. LaQuida's solution is simple: build homes, small ones. These micro-shelters offer protection from the cold and allow social distancing for people experiencing homelessness. Smalltimore Homes, is driven by a single goal; ending homelessness. This simplistic goal can be reached by creating more affordable housing through micro shelters and tiny homes. Their approach is informed by comprehensive research studies and high-quality data evaluation. They strive to build strong communities, productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of their pursuits.
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