91 episodes

Ever wish you could pull back the curtain and see how other nonprofit consultants run their businesses? Well, we’ve got you covered! Welcome to the Confessions podcast, hosted by Jess Campbell and Cindy Wagman. We are two former in-house nonprofit pros turned coaches and consultants to purpose driven organizations. 
In this podcast, we are giving you access to the business leaders who serve nonprofits as their clients - you know - the people who truly get it. No more gatekeeping, no more secrets - this podcast is going to give you an inside look at what running a successful nonprofit coaching and consulting business looks like. Basically, we’re asking people how much money they make, how they get paid and what has and hasn’t worked in their businesses.
After building our own successful 6-figure nonprofit coaching and consulting businesses, we are on a mission to help other nonprofit coaches and consultants looking to start or scale their own businesses by pulling back the curtain. 
Whether you are still working inside a nonprofit and thinking of one day going out on your own or have been running your consulting business for years - you understand that working with nonprofits is just different. Listen in as sector leaders and other experts share their insights, their numbers, and the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to building a nonprofit coaching or consulting business. 

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Confessions with Jess and Cindy Cindy Wagman and Jess Campbell

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    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Ever wish you could pull back the curtain and see how other nonprofit consultants run their businesses? Well, we’ve got you covered! Welcome to the Confessions podcast, hosted by Jess Campbell and Cindy Wagman. We are two former in-house nonprofit pros turned coaches and consultants to purpose driven organizations. 
In this podcast, we are giving you access to the business leaders who serve nonprofits as their clients - you know - the people who truly get it. No more gatekeeping, no more secrets - this podcast is going to give you an inside look at what running a successful nonprofit coaching and consulting business looks like. Basically, we’re asking people how much money they make, how they get paid and what has and hasn’t worked in their businesses.
After building our own successful 6-figure nonprofit coaching and consulting businesses, we are on a mission to help other nonprofit coaches and consultants looking to start or scale their own businesses by pulling back the curtain. 
Whether you are still working inside a nonprofit and thinking of one day going out on your own or have been running your consulting business for years - you understand that working with nonprofits is just different. Listen in as sector leaders and other experts share their insights, their numbers, and the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to building a nonprofit coaching or consulting business. 

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Unlocking Fun and Flow with Maryanne Dersch

    Unlocking Fun and Flow with Maryanne Dersch

    Bored of boring? This conversation on the Confessions podcast brings a spark of joy.Maryanne Dersh of Courageous Communication infuses playfulness into the often too-serious nonprofit sector. She shares how she’s been able to move beyond heaviness and limitation into ease and flow — in a way that’s sustainable as a business owner.We discuss the root causes of nonprofit drudgery and how to transform that energetically. Maryanne explains why it’s essential we give ourselves permission to ...

    • 42 min
    Owning Ambition with Jenny Mitchell

    Owning Ambition with Jenny Mitchell

    Should nonprofit consultants write a book to grow their business? Many purpose-driven entrepreneurs ponder this strategic question as they aim to establish their authority and reach new audiences. Jenny Mitchell generously shares her first-hand experience collaborating with 11 women leaders to produce the book “Embracing Ambition” in just 12 months. She breaks down the full process from initial conception to securing a publisher and coordinating author retreats for writing and editing. J...

    • 43 min
    From Panic to Profit: Demystifying Money with Carleen Dehaney

    From Panic to Profit: Demystifying Money with Carleen Dehaney

    How can nonprofit consultants better manage their finances, cashflow, and profitability?It's a common pain point that keeps many consultants up at night. You're not alone!Tune into this conversation on Confessions with Jess and Cindy with Carleen Dehaney, Founder and Principal of FXO Consulting. With over a decade of experience guiding consultancies and nonprofits, she shares her proven framework for getting your numbers in order.Learn how to calculate your gross and net profits to know where...

    • 42 min
    Managing Risk (because consulting can be risky)with Rosalie Ennes

    Managing Risk (because consulting can be risky)with Rosalie Ennes

    Shit happens. As much as we plan and organize, there is so much about running a business that is out of our control.Which is why we invited risk expert Rosalie Ennes to the podcast - to talk about how to manage risk in your consulting business. A risk management strategy can help you plan for the future, protect yourself from bad things happening, and also help you consider and calculate the upside of your business.This is Rosalie's story:Rosalie's journey into the world of risk manageme...

    • 39 min
    From Start-Up to Six Figures with Luz Reyna

    From Start-Up to Six Figures with Luz Reyna

    If you're feeling stuck in the feast or famine cycle of consulting, wondering if you'll ever achieve consistent success, then you are not alone! Building a thriving business as a consultant can feel like a rollercoaster, with moments of abundance followed by periods of uncertainty and doubt. It's time to break free from this cycle and create a sustainable, fulfilling business that brings you steady income and joy. Let's explore how to make that transition from consultant to successful busines...

    • 36 min
    How I Grew My Nonprofit Consulting Biz to 7 Figures with Shavonn Richardson

    How I Grew My Nonprofit Consulting Biz to 7 Figures with Shavonn Richardson

    Running a 7-figure nonprofit consultancy is a dream for so many consultants, but we’re often held back by the fear of being overworked or overwhelmed. Find out how this business owner achieves success while maintaining balance and flexibility. This is Shavonn's story:Shavonn Richardson, the visionary behind Think and Ink Grant Consulting, was inspired to start her nonprofit consulting business after facing the intricacies of grant writing firsthand as a nonprofit leader and a funde...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

SaraR74 ,

Better than business school

If you don’t listen to this podcast, you’re missing out! I’ve been listening to it since well before I opened my own business and it’s better than most paid programs out there. I’ve learned so much on how to productize services, set boundaries, and think about sustainable growth. Thank you, Jess and Cindy, for your transparency, always delivering value and teaching me so much!

JordanPatrick322 ,

Great Show Jess & Cindy!

Outstanding content and a really quality show! Really enjoyed the episode with Krista Miller! Keep up all the great work you do!

Diana FH ,

You get it OMG

Finally business advice that gets where I’m coming from! Working with nonprofits IS different. And while I’d apply many other business tactics to my work, it’s good to hear from successful entrepreneurs who get it. LOVE!

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