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Nonprofit Lowdown Rhea Wong

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    #192 - Lesson Learned From A Capital Campaign with Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    #192 - Lesson Learned From A Capital Campaign with Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    Capital campaign.  Sounds scary, right?  Doesn’t have to be!  Join me and Sabrina Walker Hernandez as she walks through how she raised $12M for a capital campaign in the third poorest county in the US.  We get into all the details and spill all the tea on how she did it, even as a newbie “accidental” fundraiser.



    To know more about Sabrina’s Supporting World Hope: https://supportingworldhope.com/

    To connect with Sabrina: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinawalkerhernandez/

    Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV - https://edinburgkids.com/

    Supporting World Hope - https://supportingworldhope.com/



    QUOTES

    “I was able to increase my operating budget from $750,000 to $2.5 million and complete a $12-million capital campaign in the third poorest county in the United States.” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “I've always acknowledged that I am very strategic in building relationships. So I surrounded myself with people who helped me along my journey…” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “One of my things is building relationships. I would not have been and still to this day would not be successful without people, like building those relationships are critical.” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “I had to change my mindset because what I valued thinking what I know about fundraising, I valued the ask. I wanted people to go out and ask. That's what I thought.” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “Going to conferences and professional development and learning more about fundraising, I finally figured out the secret sauce is relationships.” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “We lost some people. You have to be willing to lose some people and it's okay… Because, then, they're just not the right fit.” - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “It's not necessarily using people because they are not asking for money. You have to educate them and explain what fundraising means to us.”  - Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    “And it's the cultivation, it’s the stewardship and all of that… What role will you be willing to participate in this process, removing that fear of asking for money?”  - Sabrina Walker Hernandez



    TIME STAMPS

    TOPIC: The Story Behind Hitting the Million Dollars and Embarking on a Capital Campaign

    08:45 - 11:30



    To know more about Sabrina’s Supporting World Hope: https://supportingworldhope.com/

    To connect with Sabrina: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinawalkerhernandez/

    Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV - https://edinburgkids.com/

    Supporting World Hope - https://supportingworldhope.com/


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    • 43 min
    #191 - Board Conflict Resolution with Jonno White

    #191 - Board Conflict Resolution with Jonno White

    Conflict is inevitable in the workplace or in any organization when people with different backgrounds and work styles are brought together for a common business purpose. Conflict is part of dealing with humans. So join me and Jonno White to discuss healthy versus toxic conflict and how to manage it when it (inevitably) comes. We cover basic rules of engagement so that conflict does not have to mean destruction. On top of that, you will also learn the importance of setting up proper expectations and communication among people in the company or organization. Also, Jonno has a delightful Aussie accent!

    To get to know more about Jonno White, you can follow him on:

    LinkedIn (Jonno’s Account)

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonno-white-983486136/https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonno-white-983486136/

    LinkedIn (Clarity) - https://www.linkedin.com/company/clarity-for-large-enterprises/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Clarity-108805891004575

    Twitter - https://www.instagram.com/consultclarity/

    You can visit Jonno on his website:

    https://www.consultclarity.org/

    Resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Blue Ocean Strategy Book

    https://www.blueoceanstrategy.com/books/blue-ocean-strategy-book/

    Step Up or Step Out - How to Deal With Difficult People Even If You Hate Conflict

    https://www.amazon.com/Step-Up-Out-Difficult-Conflict-ebook/dp/B0925MB4SR

    Clarity

    https://store.consultclarity.org/step-up-or-step-out-sales-page-cn17hlpfdisc10



    Jonno White

    TOPIC: Talking About The Perfect Recipe For Conflict

    04:53 - 08:50

    Rhea Wong

    TOPIC: Setting Up Proper Expectations and the Importance of Communication

    08:56 - 10:20

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    • 39 min
    #190 - How Fundraising Accelerator Levels You Up with Rosemary Ellis, Drine Paul and Noelle Andreano

    #190 - How Fundraising Accelerator Levels You Up with Rosemary Ellis, Drine Paul and Noelle Andreano

    In this episode, I will be interviewing three alums of the fundraising accelerator program. We have Noelle Andreano, the Director of Development at The New School of Northern Virginia, which is a small Independent School in Fairfax, Virginia. Drine Paul is the Executive Director for Breakthrough Providence in Providence, Rhode Island. And Rosemary Ellis works in New York City. She’s the Interim Executive Director of the Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort.

    The three of them have pretty different roles and pretty different nonprofits. Drine Paul found out about the accelerator program and was really eager to grow her skills. At first, she thought that it wasn't something that she was good at before taking the role. She just spent a lot of time in the program to take advantage of the opportunity, resulting in her being inspired as one single woman of color who leads it.

    On the other hand, when Rosemary Ellis faced various challenges in her role, she reached the point when she needed to figure out which donors she should talk to and find donors where they didn't exist and do an end-of-year campaign and even understand how to frame the organization's story in a way that would resonate with people.

    To learn more about the fundraising accelerator program and the inspiring stories of Noelle, Drine, and Rosemary, please head on to the podcast. Together, let’s discover how their journey started, the reason why they joined the program, and how they've reached this far in their career.



    Ever wondered if the Fundraising Accelerator is right for you?  Join me and three alums to discuss my Fundraising Accelerator program, who it's right for and what they've gotten out of it.  

    To get to know more about our guests, you can follow and connect with them on:

    LinkedIn (Noelle Andreano) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/noelle-andreano-75b6a821/

    LinkedIn (Drine Paul) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwinepaul/


    Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Podcast:

    Free masterclass enrollment and more details - https://www.rheawong.com/

    The New School of Northern Virginia - https://www.newschoolva.org/

    Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort - http://www.doulaprogram.org/

    Breakthrough Providence - https://breakthroughprovidence.org/


    Episode Highlights

    TIME STAMPS

    TOPIC: Guests Introduction and How Did the Three Find the Fundraising Accelerator Program

    01:11 - 05:36

    TIME STAMPS

    TOPIC: The Reason Why They Joined the Fundraising Accelerator Program

    03:02 - 08:37


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    • 31 min
    #189 - Women of Color Fundraisers - Yolanda F. Johnson

    #189 - Women of Color Fundraisers - Yolanda F. Johnson

    Yolanda’s journey in philanthropy had very interesting inception. It all started when she was in college. She was part of one of the first programs at school that dived deeper into fundraising and philanthropy.

    In her whole life, she has been seeing generosity and creation, and whole communities come together to raise young people and send them on their way. Yolanda, certainly, was the beneficiary of that sort of community.

    So seeing that, she has always been philanthropic, looking back over it standing on the shoulders of giants. Yolanda was still hearing the voices of women of color in the sector who wanted to meet space for the unique experience of being them. So she decided to create that and never looked back.

    Moreover, Yolanda said that when you're building your team, make sure that you have an environment that is attractive to a woman of color. Don't make assumptions about it. When she's looking at the opportunity, is it something that's really going to be attractive, where she's going to flourish, where she's going to thrive.

    Anything more about it, please join me in today’s episode as we talk about women of color in fundraising with our guest Yolanda F. Johnson. She is the founder of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy, along with being the first African-American president of the Women in Development.

    Let’s hear it from her as she shares how she gets started on her own journey and dives deeper into fundraising and philanthropy. Let’s find out how she makes use of being a person of color to achieve her goals and be successful in life.



    To get to know more about Yolanda, you can follow her on:

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/yolanda-f-johnson-5778097/

    Resources mentioned in the podcast:

    Committee on Civil and Human Rights

    https://council.nyc.gov/committees/civil-and-human-rights/

    Radiant Leadership Institute

    https://www.woc-fp.com/radiant-comittee


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    • 47 min
    #188 - Four Frameworks to Living Liberation with Trish Adobea Tchume

    #188 - Four Frameworks to Living Liberation with Trish Adobea Tchume

    In this week's episode, we speak to the amazing Trish Adobea Tchume about her thoughtful piece in the Nonprofit Wakanda Quarterly about what it means to live liberation.  We define terms and discuss four useful frameworks to help us understand how to liberate ourselves, liberate others around us and to liberate our organizations.  I loved this discussion for its practicality and tactical bend to help all of us live free and to help others do so as well.



    To read Trish's piece: https://www.nonprofitwakanda.com/blog/four-frameworks-for-living-liberation

    To connect with Trish: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trishtchume/


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    • 42 min
    #187-Making Big Asks with Adam-Michael Royston

    #187-Making Big Asks with Adam-Michael Royston

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    Join  me and expert fundraiser Adam-Michael Royston as he unlocks the vault  on some of his secrets.  He's raised serious money for capital campaigns  and annual campaigns and he shares some of his stories from the  trenches.  We dive deep on details on how he prepares for the ask, where  he does it and what happens when things don't go his way.  The big  takeaway here is that Adam-Michael knows that his job is to prepare and  to swing at the ball, not to get too in-his-head about the outcome.

    For more about Adam Michael, check out: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-michael-royston-cfre-/


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    • 47 min

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