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Dream of quitting your day job to become an entrepreneur? Making any big change? Get real, down & dirty advice from two real (awesome) women on how (and how not) to start your own business, deal with huge change & search for balance. Jenna Goodman and Nancy Jackson took the leap and quit their jobs as successful fundraisers to go all-in on Generous Change, their nonprofit fundraising consulting company. Come with them on their wacky entrepreneurial journey! Get inspiration to be more productive*, get organized, stop procrastinating & be generous - to yourself, your business & the people you love. *Wine...lots of wine.

Generous Change Jenna Goodman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Dream of quitting your day job to become an entrepreneur? Making any big change? Get real, down & dirty advice from two real (awesome) women on how (and how not) to start your own business, deal with huge change & search for balance. Jenna Goodman and Nancy Jackson took the leap and quit their jobs as successful fundraisers to go all-in on Generous Change, their nonprofit fundraising consulting company. Come with them on their wacky entrepreneurial journey! Get inspiration to be more productive*, get organized, stop procrastinating & be generous - to yourself, your business & the people you love. *Wine...lots of wine.

    Reflection

    Reflection

    2020 may have been the most tumultuous year on record. Generous Change crashed, burned and was reborn. This year shaped us in ways we never expected and, on day 1115 of entrepreneurship, we're reflecting on the good and the terrible. With insane gratitude, a new-found humility and dogged determination, we're asking big questions to make the most of this insane year. *4-letter words exist in this episode. 🤭

    • 56 min
    Selling

    Selling

    SLIMY, SMARMY, AGGRESSIVE: When author, Dan Pink, asked 5000 people for the first word that came to their minds when they thought of sales, these were the top three. But, the truth is we are ALL selling EVERY DAY. You sell project ideas to your boss, restaurant choices to your partner and picking up toys to your kids. On day 1087 of entrepreneurship, we're exploring the bright side of selling, its closely maligned cousin - fundraising! - and 4 critical keys to more successful, less slimy & smarmy selling.

    • 44 min
    Winterproofing

    Winterproofing

    WINTER IS COMING. On day 1077 of entrepreneurship, it's getting cold here in Kansas. Which means it's dark way too early and there's less time outside. Which just plain sucks. But we're not letting winter bring us down! This episode is all about winterproofing. What are the little things you can do to protect yourself from the winter blues? Can you redefine what cold really means? Will you stock up on soft, warm things and candles?

    • 49 min
    First Things First

    First Things First

    On day 1058, just a few days after our 3-year business-iversary, we're still experiencing firsts. The older we get, the less we experience firsts. When's the last time you were a beginner? How can you exercise your courage muscles and try something for the first time? In a year when time is both moving faster than ever and has completely stopped, how can you try something new and make some sweet memories?

    • 47 min
    Trick or Treat Yo Self?!?

    Trick or Treat Yo Self?!?

    In the Halloween spirit, we're digging deep into tricks: What tricks do you play on yourself to get through the day, week or tough times? And treats: What are your favorite Treat Yo Self moments? On day 1049 of entrepreneurship, we're at different places on the trick or treat yo self spectrum. Nancy's in the middle of 2 monumental changes and Jenna is...well...not. Listen for a few insights into tricks that are no longer serving us, what's working now and little teeny things that feel like big treats.

    • 46 min
    Rethinking Reviews

    Rethinking Reviews

    On day 1037, our 3-person start-up is just 2 months away from being three years old. We're doing grown-up business things like an 8-month review for our fabulous COO, Kelsey. Despite Kelsey's dislike of reviews, we all recognized the power of this one for our company. After many of the scariest months in our lives and the life of this business, we spent hours discussing where we've been, where we are now and where we're going.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

P is for Pam ,

Empowering & Knowledgeable

Jenna and Nancy have a lot to share if you’re starting a business or even thinking about it. Great tips on user friendly products, emotional ups and downs, relationships and just all the things. Delivered in a funny light-hearted yet semi-serious way, this podcast will get you enthused, empowered and motivated to become an entrepreneur! I know I am!

najwbshw ,

New to Development

Jenna and Nancy are funny, down to earth, and experts in the field of development. Their podcasts are entertaining and enlightening! Listen to it to learn more about fundraising, growth, and more about yourself.

KatieWLord ,

YES!

Every time I listen I am constantly yelling “YES!” Not only are Jenna and Nancy full of knowledge and authenticity but they are fun to listen to! Their practical advice and approachable style makes you feel like you are sitting at the kitchen table with them discussing your entrepreneurial spirit. Inspiring me and others like me to see the opportunity around me.

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