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We often know the "WHY" of a purpose-driven organisation. However, on this show, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Not for Profit and Social Enterprise leaders to uncover the "HOW" - the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to run them well.
How do they balance financial sustainability with their mission? What tools do they use to run their operations? What lessons have they learned as people leaders?

Join us on this podcast as we learn how to become better Executives with a Cause.

Executive with a Cause Tammy Ven Dange

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We often know the "WHY" of a purpose-driven organisation. However, on this show, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Not for Profit and Social Enterprise leaders to uncover the "HOW" - the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to run them well.
How do they balance financial sustainability with their mission? What tools do they use to run their operations? What lessons have they learned as people leaders?

Join us on this podcast as we learn how to become better Executives with a Cause.

    Pip Kiernan & Terrie-Ann Johnson of Clean Up Australia

    Pip Kiernan & Terrie-Ann Johnson of Clean Up Australia

    In this episode of Executive with a Cause, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Pip Kiernan, Chair of Clean up Australia and their Managing Director, Terrie-Ann Johnson.
    When Clean Up Australia’s founder, Ian Kiernan was shocked by the amount of litter pollution in Australian waters, he organised a local clean up. Over thirty years later, the organisation has become the country’s ‘largest community-based environmental event’, with partners including McDonalds, Coles and Sodastream.
    Clean Up Australia has developed a valuable data source on waste trends over time. Their data now provides input for government policy on areas such as single-use plastics and the container-refund schemes whilst remaining accessible as they believe it "belongs to the community."
    Technological enhancements have also improved how they capture this data. The organisation's 'Citizen's Science Project' is an example of how the team increases volunteer engagement and responds to emerging waste trends.
    We also discuss the importance of good partnerships and how Not for Profits should maximise the skills and resources these relationships can provide.
    Thank you for listening to the Executive with a Cause podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe and review this show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    IT in Plain English
    It’s every project manager’s nightmare! Yet, blowing a project’s budget is, unfortunately, an all-too-common occurrence when implementing new IT systems. In this episode of “IT in Plain English”, Tammy provides some advice on how you can protect your bottom line, and still achieve your IT objectives by opting for a standardised system solution.
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    Links & Resources
    Learn more about Clean Up Australia, and create or join a clean up on their website Register for the Citizen Science Project Discover products and partners from the Buy Recycled program Connect with Pip and Terrie-Ann on Linkedin Credits
    Thanks to our Producer, Nick Whatman, and the entire team at Lonsdale St. Studio. Thanks also to our Digital Content Creator, Laura Kleinrahm.
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    • 44 min
    Julie Nichols of Handmade Canberra

    Julie Nichols of Handmade Canberra

    In this episode of Executive with a Cause, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Julie Nichols, Founder of Handmade Canberra.
    Markets may not be a new concept, but when Julie Nichols, a trained milliner noticed there wasn’t a space for high-quality, handmade goods in Canberra, Australia, she decided to make one herself. The Handmade Markets are now iconic for their range of products and offering a platform for hobby and career product makers. In today’s episode, Julie discusses the value of providing resources to support small businesses, as well as the art of matching business with buyer, even when the demographic is broad. Julie also provides advice to potential makers, or those looking to replicate her social enterprise model, and emphasises the need for community in creating a sustainable business model.
    Thank you for listening to the Executive with a Cause podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
    IT in Plain English It can feel as though compliance activities are never-ending for organisations, and Purchase Card Industry (PCI) compliance may seem like just another box to tick on a very long list. However, in this edition of ‘IT in Plain English’, Tammy explains the importance of ensuring your business is up to scratch when handling payment data, or risk losing the ability to process payments. An important wake up call for Not for Profits and businesses alike.
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    • 50 min
    Carrie Leeson of Lifeline Canberra

    Carrie Leeson of Lifeline Canberra

    In this episode of Executive with a Cause, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Carrie Leeson, CEO of Lifeline Canberra and The Beacon Group.
    How does an established charity experiment with new opportunities, whilst bound by the necessary bureaucracy of the Not for Profit (NFP) sector? And how can an organisation develop resilience at a time when their service demands are at record levels, but with reducing government support?
    Carrie Leeson talks us through her creative approach of using one organisation to support another, with her work in ‘the sandpit’ as CEO of The Beacon Group. Here, she identifies and creates new growth and revenue opportunities for Lifeline, without the associated risk.
    Carrie also discusses the power of ‘compatibility’ and a shared cause when managing a NFP team, and provides insights into balancing purpose with good governance as the NFP sector continues its rapid growth.
    IT in Plain English In this week’s segment of ‘IT in Plain English’, what does a suitcase have to do with servers and the cloud? Find out in this episode of ‘Executive with a Cause’!
    Sign-up here to subscribe to the “IT in Plain English” newsletter. You can submit your question to Tammy Ven Dange by messaging her on LinkedIn, and maybe she’ll answer it on the show.
    Topics from this episode: 0.00 | Intro 0.55 | What is Lifeline Canberra? 2.50 | The Lifeline Book Fair 5.00 | Diversifying the organisation’s income 6.00 | The Beacon Group 9.00 | Deciding to create another organisation 11.30 | The Pandemic 15.30 | Mitigating physical and emotional risks for teams 19.50 | Utilising technology 22.00 | Tools to becoming a better leader 23.55 | Managing teams with volunteers and staff 27.50 | Commitment 29.40 | Identifying cultural fit 33.40 | Emerging themes for Lifeline 36.00 | The difficulty of collaboration for Not for Profits 37.50 | Advice for whether to start an Not for Profits 41.00 | Breaking down the role of a CEO 42.00 | Dealing with change 44.40 | Advice for running a better Not for Profit 47.00 | Where to find out more about Lifeline?  Links & Resources Learn more about Lifeline Canberra Follow Carrie on Linkedin

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    We often know the "WHY" of a purpose-driven organisation. However, on this show, host Tammy Ven Dange chats with Not for Profit and Social Enterprise leaders as we uncover the "HOW" - the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to run them well. How do they balance financial sustainability with their mission? What tools do they use to run their operations? What lessons have they learned as people leaders? Join us on this podcast as we learn how to become better Executives with a Cause.

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