109 episodes

A weekly podcast interviewing everyday superheroes and the services & technologies they provide to nonprofits. The goal is to help nonprofit organizations be more effective and efficient in their mission.

Agents of Nonprofit Alexander Lapa

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A weekly podcast interviewing everyday superheroes and the services & technologies they provide to nonprofits. The goal is to help nonprofit organizations be more effective and efficient in their mission.

    Smooth Transitions with Mike Prosserman

    Smooth Transitions with Mike Prosserman

    In this episode of Agents of Nonprofit, I sit down with Mike Prosserman to discuss the intricacies of succession planning within nonprofit organizations. Drawing from personal experiences and professional insights, Mike sheds light on the importance of proactive planning, board involvement, and maintaining trust and communication throughout the succession process.

    Topics We Cover:
    Mike's  journey into the nonprofit sector, starting with a passion for breakdancing and mental health advocacyThe distinction between succession and transition planningTriggers for succession, practical aspects of planning, and the critical role of the board chairCreating timelines, updating job descriptions, and transferring relationships to set the organization up for successThe human element of succession planningMissed opportunities in celebrating outgoing leaders
    To Learn More and Connect with Mike:
    EpicLeadership.ca
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    • 47 min
    Smiles Through Challenges with Operation Smile's Kristie Porcaro

    Smiles Through Challenges with Operation Smile's Kristie Porcaro

    In this episode of Agents of Nonprofit, I sit down with Kristie Magee Porcaro from Operation Smile to unravel the organization's extraordinary journey from a humble medical mission to a global humanitarian powerhouse. Christy sheds light on Operation Smile's founding principles, innovative strategies, and impactful collaborations, offering insights into the future of global healthcare.

    Topics We Cover: 
    The heartwarming story behind Operation Smile's inception, sparked by a life-changing medical mission in the Philippines and fueled by a relentless commitment to transforming children's livesHow Operation Smile has evolved over four decades, expanding its reach to 36 countries, mobilizing thousands of volunteers, and performing life-altering surgeries for nearly 400,000 children worldwideComprehensive Care Beyond SurgeriesThe role of technology in Operation Smile's work, from cutting-edge surgical equipment to advanced 3D scanners, and explore how partnerships with corporate sponsors drive innovation and efficiency.Secrets to successful partnerships, as Operation Smile collaborates with NGOs, corporate sponsors, and healthcare professionals to build sustainable healthcare systems and empower local communitiesPractical tips for nonprofits seeking to amplify their impact, emphasizing the importance of trust, respect, and shared valuesTo Learn More and Connect with Kristie:
    Operation Smile Website
    Kristie on LinkedIn
    Operation Smile Student Programs
    Operation Smile Corporate Partnerships
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    • 31 min
    The Philosophies of Community Impact with Diana Coyle

    The Philosophies of Community Impact with Diana Coyle

    Join host me in a captivating conversation with Diana Coyle, executive director of a small community-based nonprofit, as we explore the abstract nature and philosophy of nonprofits. From superhero origin stories to collaborative efforts blurring sector boundaries, this episode goes into the dynamic landscape of nonprofit work and its transformative impact on individuals and communities.

    Topics We Cover:
    Diana shares her journey into nonprofit work, shaped by childhood community involvement and a passion for making a difference
    The diverse spectrum of nonprofits addressing societal needs
    Discover how nonprofits, for-profit companies, and government sectors join forces to tackle shared challenges and serve communities effectively
    Finding meaningful opportunities for engagement and skill development within nonprofits
    Personal reflections on the emotional rewards of volunteering and the transformative power of nonprofit experiences for both individuals and communities

    To Learn More and Connect with Diana:
    Hamilton County Leadership Academy
    Diana Coyle on LinkedIn
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    • 42 min
    Technology, Transition and Strategies with Paul Morris

    Technology, Transition and Strategies with Paul Morris

    Today we get into the dynamic world of nonprofit technology with special guest Paul Morris. In this episode, we explore the pivotal role of technology in empowering nonprofits to scale, innovate, and better serve their communities. From navigating the abundance of choices to embracing a growth mindset, discover how nonprofits can leverage technology as a strategic investment for long-term success.

    Topics We Cover:
    Paul's transition from security to freelance consultancy driven by confidence in professional abilitiesThe hesitance of nonprofits towards technology investment and the importance of adopting a growth mindset to view technology as a strategic assetExperienced partners in guiding nonprofits through technological transitions, providing support beyond software implementationStrategies for overcoming the abundance of choices in nonprofit technologyMaking informed decisions aligned with the organization's vision and future needsCRM systems, mass communication tools, social media management platforms, and project/program management tools for enhancing efficiency and resultsArticulating an organization's impact and effectively sharing it with stakeholders
    To Learn More and Connect with Paul:
    Auxilia Website
    PMorris@theauxilia.com
    Paul@FoundryFundraising.com
    Paul Morris on LinkedIn
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    • 32 min
    Rethinking Nonprofit Investments for Lasting Impact with Sarah Lange

    Rethinking Nonprofit Investments for Lasting Impact with Sarah Lange

    Join us in an enlightening conversation with Sarah Lange, a trailblazer in the philanthropic world, on this episode of Agents of Nonprofit. Sarah shares her journey from childhood activism to empowering nonprofits with effective fundraising strategies. Discover her revolutionary approach to philanthropy and how it's reshaping the nonprofit landscape.
    Topics We Cover:
    Sarah's childhood incident sparks a lifelong passion for social justice and activismHer mission: Empower nonprofits by raising over $100 million and teaching effective fundraising strategiesEmbracing a global vision: Nonprofits as agents of positive change for humanityChallenging traditional beliefs: From minimizing overhead to focusing on outcomes and impactShifting from spending to strategic allocation of resources for long-term growthA compelling example of a nonprofit doubling its budget to provide trauma-free servicesFostering a culture of innovation and effectiveness in nonprofitsTo Learn More & Connect with Sarah Lange:
    Website: sarahblange.com
    Podcast: sarahblange.com/blog
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    • 36 min
    Navigating Nonprofit Engagement in Online Spaces with Lou Adducci

    Navigating Nonprofit Engagement in Online Spaces with Lou Adducci

    In this episode of Agents of Nonprofit, we welcome guest Lou Adducci to explore the untapped potential of micro communities and influencers within the nonprofit sector. Lou shares the journey from the nonprofit arts world to tech and back again, offering valuable insights into effectively engaging with diverse online communities for fundraising and advocacy.

    Topics We Cover
    Defining micro communities and micro influencers as smaller-scale content creators with passionate followingsEmphasizing the importance of authentic connections and shared values between nonprofits and micro communitiesThe benefits of collaborating with micro influencers beyond fundraising, including creative content partnerships and advocacyAddressing concerns about aligning nonprofit missions with seemingly unrelated communities and dispelling stigmas associated with certain groups.Predicting continued growth in online communities and advocating for genuine engagement and relationship-building strategies.
    To Learn More and Connect with Lou:
    Lou Adducci on LinkedIn
    HeroByClicking on X/Twitter
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

thesavvyfundraiser ,

Informative and inspiring to become more efficient

As a nonprofit leader, it is so important that you have the right tools to spend your limited time and resources to achieve your mission. This podcast provides informative episodes on how to become more effective and efficient in your mission.

Heather B, SMM ,

Great tech info!

This podcast has a lot of valuable tech insights for nonprofits. If you want to learn about all the tech products and services available to you as a nonprofit, this is the podcast for you!

NYC Entrepreneur ,

Love the topics!

It’s so easy to think that nonprofit impact and tech are completely separate topics- This podcast does an excellent job of showing how connected they are, and why it’s important to think of them together!

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