58 episodes

Busting the myths of the "nonprofit" sector for organizational growth.

501(c)3(b)(s): Deprogramming for Organizational Growth Zoot Velasco

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Busting the myths of the "nonprofit" sector for organizational growth.

    58: Innovation (Rebroadcast)

    58: Innovation (Rebroadcast)

    Episode 58 (Rebroadcast): What is innovation that transforms organizations? Peter Drucker defined innovation as "change that creates a new dimension of performance." But how does one do that? It is not what most people think it is. It is not some creative new thought and some wild idea that just happens to work. It is not thinking outside the box. It is eliminating the box, using the scientific method on a small scale to find what works, and then scaling it up. Zoot and the Gianneschi Center are in the middle of a research project on real innovation in small organizations. The G3X Conference this year is centered on the idea of innovation. Zoot discusses true innovation from his research and his own experience growing an organization 400% during the recession.

    • 22 min
    57-Lemonade Planning

    57-Lemonade Planning

    Episode 57: A broadcast of our live webinar (5-28-20) on creating post-CoVID interim plans (making lemonade from our lemons). This webinar was co-presented with OneOC and Sponsored by the Orange County Community Foundation and the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits at Cal State University Fullerton Mihaylo College of Business. To see the OneOC component or this full presentation with slides, visit the Gianneschi Youtube Channel at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bo3mbT3aGQ
    Here are some links to help you related to materials in the lecture:
    Two short videos we will discuss in the webinar to better understand the material presented (15 minutes total):
    Woods Center Economic Forecast (3 Mins)
    https://vimeo.com/415339258
    Ted Talk on Triaging decisions (12 Mins):
    https://www.ted.com/talks/darria_long_an_er_doctor_on_triaging_your_crazy_busy_life
    Also mentioned are our past podcasts on AB5, Board Development, Innovation, and Social Media.
    OneOC info can be found at 
    https://oneoc.org/covid-non-profit-resources/

    • 46 min
    56- Staff as Family-BS

    56- Staff as Family-BS

    Episode 56: “Our staff are like family” -BS
     
    This week, we look at this seemingly harmless statement with Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant of NYU Silver School of Social Work, and diagnose the harm that it does. This is a rebroadcast and among our 10 most popular episodes of the past three seasons.
     

    • 36 min
    55- Board Development

    55- Board Development

    This is a rebroadcast of one of our ten most popular episodes of our program. Today we take a break from our normal format of interviews. Instead, Zoot will give a master class on best practices of board development for community benefit organizations... No BS.

    • 28 min
    54-Queen of Social Media

    54-Queen of Social Media

    54: Social Media Communication has become more important than ever in a Post-CoVID world. So we are going to bump up a broadcast we originally had scheduled for later this summer:
    Today we introduce you to the Queen of All Social Media, who spoke at our G3X Conference last August. Stephanie L. Smith is the digital and social media lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she oversees the social media team and tweets on behalf of the Curiosity Mars rover. She holds conversations with the public and with journalists about more than 20 space missions via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Giphy and Reddit. A two-time Emmy and seven-time Webby Award winner, she was recognized by Time for running one of the “140 Best Twitter Feeds.” With more than 20 years of digital communications experience, this veteran of the “Let’s Go” travel guides, Idealab and “Channel One News,” is always game for adventures that make great stories. Stephanie holds a degree in history from Harvard, and mixes a mean #Marstini.

    • 35 min
    53- Funding BS

    53- Funding BS

    In this rebroadcast of our most popular episode of the first three seasons, Zoot Velasco talks with Todd Hanson, Vice President of the Center for Engaged Philanthropy at the Orange County Community Foundation, recognized as a “center of gravity” for philanthropy in Orange County. OCCF has now awarded more than $630 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 1989 (as of 2019). their dramatic growth has placed the Orange County Community Foundation as a stand-out among more than 780 community foundations across the nation, 8th most active grantmaker among its colleagues, and in the top 10% in total assets. For more than 16 years Todd has provided support to some of Orange County’s most generous families, helping them achieve their philanthropic goals and inspiring effective and impactful giving. He visits more than 100 nonprofit organizations each year to stay informed on the latest programs, services and results. He has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofits and is the former executive director of Camp Fire USA in Orange County. Todd and Zoot discuss the myths around fund development for organizations.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

501 Jedi trainee Chris ,

This is the podcast for everyone in the social profit world.

As a growing professional, I have learned so much from the deep conversations. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone looking to understand the organizational side of helping and community work. Zoot is truly a genius and his guest are phenomenal. Thank you!

Top Podcasts In Non-Profit

Listeners Also Subscribed To