Whether starting a nonprofit or taking an existing cause to the next level, The Good to Growth Podcast is about breaking down how nonprofits can grow. Each episode features an interview with a sector star who has insight, stories, or ideas that can take your nonprofit from good to growth. Your host, Katie Appold, a nonprofit native who knows the right questions to ask and brings her own perspective to each episode. So, tune in, take notes, and let's move your nonprofit from good to growth.
Are your board members driven by the right things?
Some just want to boost their resume, some have true intentions, and others simply can't say “no." The intentionality behind your board of directors' service is fundamental to a healthy and thriving board. In this episode, Katie interviews Andy Davis, the Associate Vice President of Education and Outreach for Boardsource. They talk about everything from board members asking for a "pass” on their duties to the goal of developing purpose-driven board leadership.
Stick to Your Vision
The issues most nonprofits are attempting to resolve are not static. They are changing and shifting over time. As we attempt to experiment and adapt, how do we hold fast to our mission? Funders, data, and the public can all have a stake in our nonprofit's story, but can they change the narrative? In this episode, Katie interviews Megha Desai of The Desai Foundation about mission drift's real and raw dangers and undue influence from outside forces.
Nonprofit Website Trends: Forego flashy for functionality
The only part of a nonprofit under more pressure than its employees is its website. Nonprofit websites have to do and be a lot of things to many people. Accessibility, functionality, easy navigation, and a beautiful design are just a few considerations when building a cause-driven site. In this episode, Katie talks to Cliff Persaud of Kanopi Studios about what makes a great nonprofit website and what bells and whistles aren't worth the draw on your bandwidth.
Moving Corporations from Sponsorship to Straight Support
An interesting corporate giving trend emerges post-COVID…
Although corporate giving remains a small slice of the philanthropic pie in the U.S., it still represents an alluring opportunity for most nonprofits. Corporate gifts often lead to individual support, legitimacy, and earned media attention. In this interview, Stephanie Brown, CFRE shares an emerging trend following the COVID-19 pandemic: the move of corporate giving from sponsorship to straight support. Listen to hear this philanthropic trend's pros, cons, and possibilities.
Learning to Tell Your Nonprofit's Financial Story
A financial story is not (typically) as exciting, stirring, or inspirational as one directly related to your programming. But, knowing your nonprofit's financial story and conveying it effectively to your supporters is critical to sustainability. In this episode, Katie talks to Sherry Quam Taylor, an expert in raising funds for overhead. Sherry will share practical logic around fund development and insight on how to get your donors, team, and board on the same path to be fully funded.
"Wait… didn't we paint this wall last year?" say a few too many volunteers each year. Corporate volunteerism is more vital than ever; however, many companies employ old techniques to engage their teams. And too many nonprofits are having the same wall repainted each year. We can do better! In this episode, Katie talks to Diana Riekse, the founder of Bondeed, a new platform designed to enhance the corporate volunteer experience for all involved.
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re well established as a non-profit executive, or just getting started identifying the impact you want to bring to the world through your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Randy does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving non-profit, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Great advice through candid conversation
A lot of nonprofit podcasts feel preachy and authoritative. The Hubcast is a real, genuine conversation between two thought leaders who care deeply for the subject matter. Never has listening to two people chat been so helpful.
This podcast always covers the topics I am curious about and even some stuff I didn't know I needed. It has been really helpful with starting my nonprofit. Randy and his guests give each topic attention and detail. They lay the foundation for me. Plus, it's free!