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The "In Systems We Trust" podcast is where owners and leaders of businesses talk about the systems, processes, and operational efficiency practices they use every day to make their organizations successful.

If you love order, structural organization, and productivity, then this is for you!

In Systems We Trust Marquis Murray

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The "In Systems We Trust" podcast is where owners and leaders of businesses talk about the systems, processes, and operational efficiency practices they use every day to make their organizations successful.

If you love order, structural organization, and productivity, then this is for you!

    Scaling Ventures with Effective Systems with Chris Ronzio of Trainual

    Scaling Ventures with Effective Systems with Chris Ronzio of Trainual

    In this episode of "In Systems We Trust," we're joined by Chris Ronzio, the Founder and CEO of Trainual, a leading software platform that simplifies onboarding and training for businesses. Chris is on a mission to help business leaders streamline operations through effective systems and processes, allowing them to focus on what truly matters. He explains how Trainual's centralized platform empowers businesses to document their processes, ensuring faster onboarding, consistent operations, and efficient scalability. Chris also reflects on his proudest accomplishments, including the growth of Trainual, its positive impact on thousands of businesses, building a dedicated team, and achieving the flexibility to enjoy quality time with family and pursue personal interests. Tune in to discover how Trainual is transforming business operations, enabling growth and success.

    • 49 min
    Streamlining Non-Profit Operations with Asana with Gudrun Hofmeister of Philanthropic Fundraising, LLC

    Streamlining Non-Profit Operations with Asana with Gudrun Hofmeister of Philanthropic Fundraising, LLC

    In this episode, Marquis Murray chats with Gudrun Hofmeister, a seasoned fundraising consultant with over 15 years of experience in securing major gifts for nonprofit organizations.
    During the episode, Hofmeister discussed the importance of systems and processes in nonprofit fundraising. She emphasized the significance of building relationships and having a clear vision to secure major gifts.
    Hofmeister, who has managed capital campaigns, feasibility studies, and annual fund campaigns for a fundraising consulting firm for eight years before launching her own business in 2016, shared that her passion lies in securing six to seven-figure gifts for her clients. She said that these transformational gifts often come from a small group of philanthropists who provide the majority of support for nonprofits.
    Hofmeister also highlighted the role of Asana, a project management tool, in their work. She explained that while Asana does not replace a CRM, it is useful in managing donor relationships and making tasks more actionable. She mentioned that they use Asana to keep track of prospective donors, manage donor data, and plan fundraising campaigns.
    Discussing the future of nonprofit fundraising, Hofmeister predicted that systematization and automation would play a crucial role. She stated that people's time would be better spent on building relationships rather than handling transactional tasks, as the money comes from relationships.
    LinkedIn: Philanthropic Fundraising: Overview | LinkedIn
    Website: Philanthropic Fundraising

    • 40 min
    74: Building Customized Solutions for Modern Businesses with Anna Bullock of Custom Solutions

    74: Building Customized Solutions for Modern Businesses with Anna Bullock of Custom Solutions

    Welcome to another episode of In Systems We Trust! Today, we are thrilled to have Anna Bullock, a seasoned Business Ops Workspace Architect, and Low-Code + API Automation Expert.
    Anna's expertise lies in implementing online workspaces for companies using a range of powerful software like Asana, ClickUp, and Monday.com. Not stopping there, she goes above and beyond by seamlessly connecting these workspaces to the rest of a team's tech stack through integrators like Make.com, Zapier, and API integration.
    There's so much to learn from Anna's expertise and experience, making this episode a must-listen for anyone seeking to improve their business operations, project management, and online work collaboration.

    • 44 min
    How to Grow Your Business with Automation Tools with Paul Kortman of Connex Digital

    How to Grow Your Business with Automation Tools with Paul Kortman of Connex Digital

    Join host Marquis Murray in this episode of "In Systems We Trust" as he interviews Paul Kortman of Connex Digital, to explore the world of Zapier, automation, and integrations.
    In this episode, you'll learn how Zapier goes beyond social media and can parse emails to store data in various platforms like CRM, PM tools, contracts, and tasks. Plus, explore advanced use cases for Zapier and high-level concepts such as workflows, events, and actions.
    Paul's professional accomplishments include building an agency while traveling the world with four kids, automating his marketing agency, and helping 300+ companies improve through automation.

    • 51 min
    Embracing Human Connection for Effective Marketing with Ali Schwanke of Simple Strat

    Embracing Human Connection for Effective Marketing with Ali Schwanke of Simple Strat

    In the latest episode of "In Systems We Trust" hosted by Marquis Murray, we sit down with Ali Schwanke, the founder of Simple Strat, a Diamond HubSpot solutions partner and B2B content marketing agency. Ali's expertise lies in sales and content marketing for B2B tech companies, and she shares three specific HubSpot strategies to grow any content platform from scratch.
    In this interview, Ali dives into the application of marketing automation in business growth and provides valuable insights into its effectiveness. She also explores strategies for building and expanding content platforms and sheds light on the importance of innovative sales strategies in today's modern consumer landscape.
    As a past president of the Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association, Ali brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the table. Her expertise has made her a sought-after speaker, marketing advisor, and podcast guest, known for her fresh ideas and strategies in HubSpot, marketing strategy, and content-driven lead generation.

    • 50 min
    Technology Management in the Age of AI with Oshri Cohen

    Technology Management in the Age of AI with Oshri Cohen

    In the latest episode of “In Systems We Trust,” hosted by Marquis Murray, Oshri Cohen joins as a guest. Oshri is an expert technologist and ex-executive at multiple startups. He is disrupting the popular thought that startups need a full-time CTO and could save on average $400K per year in direct technical leadership costs through the use of a Fractional-CTO, which is his primary business. During the interview, Oshri will discuss technology management at startups, including why bringing on an executive early can tank a startup, the importance of knowing the hiring hierarchy in successful startups, and how to build internal infrastructure to better leverage AI. Some of Oshri’s proudest professional accomplishments include rising through the ranks from a junior developer to lead architect in three short years at a subscription video distribution company and building a consulting firm at the young age of 25. Tune in to hear Oshri’s insights on AI and technology management at startups.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Amy Metherell ,

Amazing Podcast!

Marquis makes systems and processes easy to understand and implement. He’s relatable and down to earth. What a fantastic podcast for entrepreneurs of all kinds!

Jonathan JF ,

Great Experience with Marquis Murray on "In Systems We Trust"

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the "In Systems We Trust" podcast with Marquis Murray, and it was a fantastic experience. Marquis was an excellent host, guiding the conversation with ease and asking thoughtful questions that helped to draw out key insights and ideas.

What I appreciated most about my time on the podcast was how streamlined and efficient the whole process was. Marquis was extremely professional and organized, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and that we stayed on track throughout the episode. I felt very well-prepared going into the recording session and appreciated the clear communication and guidance I received from Marquis every step of the way.

Overall, I highly recommend "In Systems We Trust" to anyone who is interested in exploring the intersection of technology and society. Marquis is a talented host who brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to each episode, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the show. Thank you, Marquis, for a great experience!

chloe000011112222 ,

Super entertaining and informative

Marquis hosts a wide variety of systems experts across the globe. So cool to hear from various entrepreneurs and business owners across the globe and hear their approach to processes and systems.

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