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.
Mastering Your Nonprofit's Communications Strategy
In this episode, we learn from messaging master Mollie Waller the importance of having a solid crisis communication plan. She also reminds us how important it is to have a strategy to master your message for every other week of the year. Mollie gives practical wisdom, starting with building a crisis communications committee and how to focus on three core messages. What three things do you want readers/listeners to take away from what they're hearing?
What makes a confident fundraiser?
Ever notice how much easier it is to talk about or discuss something you're knowledgeable or passionate about? Even going on stage in front of a crowd becomes exponentially more effortless when you know your stuff. The same is true for fundraising! Barbara talks about equipping yourself or your fundraising team with the right tools and knowledge as a foundational piece of creating confident fundraisers. Without the tools and expertise, all that is left is bravado.
Technology as a Vehicle for Purpose
You wouldn’t think a fintech guru and founder of a revolutionary app rocking the sector would be all about authenticity and relationships, but Susan Langer is exceptional. In this episode, Susan and Katie discuss how the use and benefits of technology can never negate the purpose of the relationships it helps facilitate.
Understanding the Future of Individual Giving
There’s the Giving USA Report and the Foundation Stats, and I’m sure your CRM has produced something updating you on sector trends this quarter. So, which one is best? Is there a report that helps you gauge your nonprofit’s growth in the larger scope of the sector? What about donor trends? Corporate giving? Listen as Tim Sarrantonio shares key takeaways and makes the case that the Donors: Understanding the Future of Individual Giving Report is the “one report to rule them all.” Take a listen to see if you agree!
Branding Your Nonprofit on a Budget
You know branding is more than a buzzword - it’s a necessity for high functioning nonprofits. But, how do you cultivate a strong brand when you’re operating with limited resources? Katie interviews Lauren Muth, the creative director of Studio Humankind, about all the options charities can use to build a brand without a large budget. Learn how to build brand trust using digital tools, a freelancer or two, and an open mind when it comes to nonprofit brand management.
The Enterprise of Being a Small Nonprofit
Despite the vast majority of nonprofit organizations being small (operating budget of less than $500K), the sector seems obsessed with its most prominent members. These “enterprise-level” organizations are a tiny sliver of the good work, but we tend to give them disproportionate attention and esteem. Why? Is it wrong to be small? What if small is a better design for a particular mission? Katie talks to nonprofit expert Julia Campbell about the enterprise of being small. Julia shares why the shifting donor landscape may favor the more diminutive do-gooders.
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!