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Welcome to The Common Good Hour, a podcast for people in the nonprofit and social sector committed to creating communities where all people can thrive. Here we interview subject matter experts and community practitioners who will provide you the information, resources, and data you need to be informed and equipped to advance the Common Good in your community.

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Welcome to The Common Good Hour, a podcast for people in the nonprofit and social sector committed to creating communities where all people can thrive. Here we interview subject matter experts and community practitioners who will provide you the information, resources, and data you need to be informed and equipped to advance the Common Good in your community.

Website: www.commongooddata.com/podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommonGoodHour/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CommonGoodHour
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/commongoodhour/

    Food security and faith-based nonprofits, #BLM and racial justice

    Food security and faith-based nonprofits, #BLM and racial justice

    This week, we invite Rusty Price to the podcast to discuss the work of Camino Community Center, a nonprofit that works in solidarity with the Latino and immigrant community in Charlotte, NC. Rusty describes how the spirit of “dale” - do it! - helps his staff stay mission-focused and open to opportunities of growth and newness. Rusty also describes how Camino transitioned with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic to drastically increase the capacity of its food bank to address rising food insecurity needs among community members. We also discuss the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake by a White police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as questions and next steps for nonprofits to consider in continuing the work of advancing racial justice.

    • 58 min
    Serving family needs through Covid-19

    Serving family needs through Covid-19

    This week, we explore how working families with young children are navigating the Covid-19 pandemic. To do this, we’ve invited social worker Jamie Lackey, CEO of Helping Mamas (https://paddlefish-cobalt-sn35.squarespace.com/podcast/2020/08/31/When%20moms%20can%E2%80%99t%20afford%20diapers,%20who%E2%80%99s%20there%20to%20help%20them?), to share about her work supporting families in Georgia and beyond. Helping Mamas is a nonprofit that aims to provide diapers and baby supplies to families on the brink. On this episode, Jamie shares what’s she’s hearing about the challenges faced by families who may lack baby supplies and other basic needs. She also shares how as a leader of a nonprofit organization she has been navigating fundraising, donor and volunteer engagement, and providing services through the pandemic.

    • 21 min
    DACA, The Sanctuary Movement, and stories of the immigrant experience with Theo Rigby

    DACA, The Sanctuary Movement, and stories of the immigrant experience with Theo Rigby

    This week, we explore the immigrant experience in the United States through the lens of film and storytelling with director, cinematographer, and interactive storyteller Theo Rigby. We begin with Rigby’s film Waking Dream, which follows 6 young undocumented people with DACA permits over two years and highlights how they navigate their documentation status in their day to day lives. We then explore Sanctuary Rising, a film about two families staying together in the face of deportation and the communities of faith that accompany them through sanctuary. We discuss a number of topics including the complexity of legal status, the challenge of the term “the American Dream”, and what it means to be an ally working alongside undocumented and mixed status communities.

    • 57 min
    Advocacy and policy change in mental health and criminal justice with Valerie Arendt and Kathy Rogers

    Advocacy and policy change in mental health and criminal justice with Valerie Arendt and Kathy Rogers

    Policy is often discussed a national level. But most social policy that actually impacts the lives of those served by nonprofits and other social sector organizations happens at the state and local level. With the social transformations currently being brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and #BlackLivesMatter, we invited two professionals to discuss their policy and advocacy work in the areas of mental health, criminal justice, and more. First, Valerie Arendt, Executive Director of NASW North Carolina, discusses the critical role NASW has played in making state-level changes to policies in telemental health, criminal justice, and school social work. She also shares perspectives on racial justice and the social work profession. We then invited Kathy Rogers, Executive Director of Mental Health America Central Carolinas, to share resources for community mental health wellness and discuss the importance of prevention in mental health work. We also remember the life and legacy of Representative John Lewis and his call for all of us to make “good trouble” for social change.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Crisis, evictions, and financial challenges for the working poor with Tchernavia Montgomery and Chuck Jones

    Crisis, evictions, and financial challenges for the working poor with Tchernavia Montgomery and Chuck Jones

    Many cost-burdened families were struggling with housing, childcare, and utilities payments before the pandemic. How is Covid-19 affecting the working poor, and what can we do to help? To answer this question, we've invited Tchernavia Montgomery, Chief Program Officer at Crisis Assistance Ministry, to talk about the challenges many families are facing and how her organization is working to provide financial assistance and resources to families on the brink. Tchernavia also talks about inequality through the lens of racial disparities for Black families - and how working to reduce poverty must also address systemic racism. We also invited Chuck Jones, Executive Director of Commonwealth Charlotte, to talk about financial wellbeing and education for cost-burdened families. Chuck talks about how his work makes banking and financial products more accessible to working families.
    Learn more about this episode and more at www.commongooddata.com/podcast. Love this episode? Subscribe, rate, review, and share. The Common Good Hour is hosted by Drew Reynolds, Roger Suclupe, and Keri Revens. Produced by Common Good Data. ©2020 Common Good Data Consulting, LLC, All Rights Reserved.

    • 57 min
    Cultivating individual donors and writing successful HUD grants with Maria Azuri and Greer Hannan

    Cultivating individual donors and writing successful HUD grants with Maria Azuri and Greer Hannan

    Fundraising is a challenge for many nonprofits, particularly during Covid-19. On this episode we invited Maria Azuri from Network for Good to share strategies for effective fundraising during the pandemic, with a focus on how to get beyond the grant cycle and fundraise with the long-term in mind. She also talks about the importance of cultivating relationships with individual donors as a key piece to the fundraising puzzle. We then spoke with Greer Hannan from St. Vincent DePaul of Louisville, Kentucky, who discusses a new grant her organization has received to support individuals at the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness. She also shares her expertise on how to prepare a successful HUD grant application.
    Learn more about this episode and more at www.commongooddata.com/podcast. Love this episode? Subscribe, rate, review, and share. The Common Good Hour is hosted by Drew Reynolds, Roger Suclupe, and Keri Revens. Produced by Common Good Data. ©2020 Common Good Data Consulting, LLC, All Rights Reserved.

    • 56 min

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