“How We Run” investigates the multi-faceted approach needed to run a non-profit. We tackle topics such as managing your board, fundraising, and measuring your impact. Each episode features an interview with a successful nonprofit director who shares their insight about running an organization.
Hosted by Julie Lacouture (non-profit consultant and founder of Good Ways Inc) and Trent Stamp (founder of Charity Navigator and CEO of the Eisner Foundation).
We'll return in February 2022 with Season 5!
Our favorites from season 4
Since we're giving thanks this week, we thought we'd look back on all the fantastic guests we've had on Season 4 of the How We Run podcast and share what we've learned from them. Leslie Ito of Armory Center for the Arts, Tony Brown from HOLA, Johng Ho Song from KYCC, Roger Castle from the LA Regional Food Bank, and Mollie Marsh-Heine from Earthjustice.
For a transcript please visit: https://goodwaysinc.com/season-four-highlights/
Leading Through Crisis
Before Leslie Ito was the Executive Director of Armory Center for the Arts, she assumed the leadership at an organization that was struggling. Leslie shares with us how she approached that turnaround and what she learned about leading during a crisis (something that may have come in handy in 2020). Leslie shares with us what she prioritized, how she led the organization to be sustainable, and how she sees her big vision as a series of tiny steps.
Click here for a transcript of this episode
Embracing Community Centric Fundraising
Mollie Marsh-Heine joins us to talk about how and why the fundraising department at Earthjustice has embraced the principles of Community-Centric Fundraising. From conversations on race, inequality, and historic injustice with donors, to examining the ways they work together as a team, Mollie’s team has taken a thorough and methodical approach. Although they acknowledge this work will take time, they have seen very positive results from donors, staff, and partners.
(Before you listen, be sure to check out the resources at communitycentricfundraising.org)
For a transcript please visit: https://goodwaysinc.com/podcast-Mollie-Marsh-Heine-community-centric-fundraising
Transitioning from Fiscal Sponsorship and Building a Collaborative Culture
David Diaz is the Executive Director of Active San Gabriel Valley who has recently transitioned his organization from fiscal sponsorship to being an independent 501c3. He details how and why his organization made the leap. For him, it's a matter of building the collaborative culture that best serves his community and his staff. "We really try to mirror the approach that we want to see in our communities, that we want to see by government, that we want to see from other places or institutions, and so we really take a collaborative approach to how we do the work." From 32 hour work weeks, flexibility in schedules, and sharing power, learn how Active San Gabriel Valley runs.
For a transcript please visit: https://goodwaysinc.com/podcast-David-Diaz-fiscal-sponsor
An Unexpected Leap to Virtual Programs
Never in a million years did Sarah Walzer believe that virtual visits with parents and families would ever yield the same high-quality results at ParentChild+. But in March 2020, the organization was forced to go virtual anyway. Sarah was pleasantly surprised and she shares the organization’s secret to success in this interview.
Links and transcript here: https://goodwaysinc.com/podcast-Sarah-Walzer-virtual
It's All About Trust
"We need to ask ourselves on a monthly basis on a weekly basis, are we making a positive impact?"
Johng Ho Song has held nearly every job at KYCC since joining the organization in 1985. Today he is the Executive Director. In this episode, Johng Ho Song talks with Trent Stamp about his decades of leadership and how he’s managed to keep his organization responsive to community needs, even if it means changing the name.
For a transcript of this episode please visit: https://goodwaysinc.com/podcast-Johng-Ho-Song-trust