Nonprofits- Let’s Cut to the Chase is a micro-podcast series brought to you by the Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News - your connection for nonprofit news and jobs.
In each episode you will join Jane Page-Steiner, Owner & Publisher of the Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News as she talks with leaders and professionals about topics and issues of interest to the nonprofit community. Tune in as we “cut to the chase” and help you quickly gain knowledge and insights on important nonprofit issues.
Episode 6 - Creating Accountability
Every nonprofit must grapple with how to create the best oversight and accountability for their organization. Strong accountability builds trust and confidence in your nonprofit. Creating effective accountability and ownership of oversight can be challenging and feel overwhelming. In this episode we speak with CPA, Judy Simpson, from Blue & Company about the challenges and strategies for creating accountability.
Judy Simpson is an Assurance and Accounting Manager at Blue & Co., a regional CPA firm ranked as the 56th largest CPA firm in the U.S by Accounting Today for 2021. Judy moved to the Greater Cincinnati area in the summer of 2021 and brings with her nearly 10 years of experience specializing in not-for-profit accounting. She has a passion for serving her clients and being the person that you can call upon when questions come up. In addition to client work, she has worked hands-on with several organizations serving on various boards and committees throughout her career, including currently serving as Board Treasurer for Kentucky’s state-wide nonprofit association - Kentucky Nonprofit Network, and more recently accepted a board position with CASA for Clermont Kids in Ohio. Her passion for the community spills outside of work – Judy is a proud graduate of BOLD through the Leadership Council, a member of Junior League of Cincinnati, and Impact 100.
Contact for Judy Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org or direct 513-834-6901 www.blueandco.com.
Episode 5 - My Job - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Like all industries today there is lots of movement in the nonprofit job market. Are you thinking of switching jobs? How do you decide if it is the right time to make a move to another nonprofit? Making the decision to stay or leave isn’t as easy – what should you consider before you making the leap? In this episode we speak with Dedra Perlmutter, Senior Career Coach and Human Resources Manager at JVS Careers.
If you are considering switching jobs or careers in the non-profit world, our website is a great resource for postings and news!
Dedra Perlmutter, CPCC, CPRW, SHRM-CP, PHR, is the Senior Career Coach and Human Resources Manager at JVS Careers. Dedra provides extensive knowledge to clients in the areas of job searching, interviewing, networking, personal branding, image and career strategies. With almost 20 years of HR experience, in a variety of industries, Dedra is well-versed in recruiting and employment, and brings with her “insider knowledge” of what employers are looking for in potential employees. By leading workshops and working with clients individually, Dedra is able to serve as a resource for those that are looking to make a career change or to enhance their current career path.
Dedra is known for her positive motivation and her upbeat approach to the job search process. She also has a sincere interest in getting to know her clients and helping discover their goals. Dedra holds a CCPC, Certified Professional Career Coach, PHR, Professional Human Resources Certification, a SHRM-CP, Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional, as well as a CPRW, Certified Professional Résumé Writer.
To contact Dedra Perlmutter, call (513) 745-2904, or email email@example.com.
Episode 4 - Marketing Your Nonprofit – Tips & Trends
Does your nonprofit have a marketing plan? Often nonprofits underestimate the value and benefits of a marketing strategy for their organization. In this episode we speak with Kelli Tarantino, President of Cincinnati Marketing Solutions, and Tamie Sullivan, Senior Marketing and Nonprofit Specialist from Cincinnati Marketing Solutions. We explore marketing tips, trends and mistakes nonprofits should avoid.
Kelli Tarantino, President/Small Business Marketing Expert, Fractional CMO/Editor, GC Nonprofit News. Kelli has over 30 years’ experience in marketing, sales and management in a wide variety of industries. She is passionate about and specializes in working with small business owners and nonprofit leaders who understand the value of marketing, but simply lack time, resources or expertise to develop and implement results driven marketing strategies and tactics on a consistent basis. Kelli is also the editor of Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News, she takes great pride in serving the nonprofit community and understanding their unique marketing challenges. Kelli has lived in the Cincinnati area for over 25 years and support the community through networking and volunteer opportunities.
Tamie Sullivan, Sr. Marketing & Nonprofit Specialist
Tamie Sullivan is a strategic communications consultant with more than 30 years of nonprofit management and public relations experience. Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation for leveraging strategic partnerships, high-value cause marketing and public relations services to raise awareness for her clients and their causes. Her experienced project management goes beyond marketing/communications to include brand positioning, message development, public relations and development strategy, government and community relations, and collective impact.
Sullivan is founder of Girls with Pearls, Cincinnati, which became a program of Most Valuable Kids in 2018. She has held positions with a variety of nonprofit and government organizations. Tamie is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 30 and currently serves on several local boards.
Episode 3 - Need to Fire Someone? Practices & Protocols
Firing someone on your staff is one of the most difficult task for any employer. Terminating an employee can cause anxiety and raise legal issues. Does your nonprofit have effective termination protocols and practices in place?
In this episode we discuss strategies and practices that will help you effectively prepare and manage the termination of an employee. Our guests are Faith Whittaker a partner with DInsmore & Shohl and Erin Stars an Attorney with Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio.
Episode 2 - Remote Work – Trends & Practices
A recent study found most organizations are heading towards or already have a hybrid workplace. COVID forced many nonprofits to quickly rethink and embrace remote work. How is this trend impacting your work place? Does your organization have in place the practices and policies to effectively manage your remote workers? In this episode we discuss remote work trends and practices and how they are impacting nonprofits.
Episode 1 - Legal Pitfalls that Impact Nonprofits
Does your board and leadership recognize and manage the legal risks that can impact your organization? Nonprofits face unique legal challenges that can compromise their organization and mission. In this episode we speak with Erin Childs, Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio about legal pitfalls that can impact nonprofits — and how to avoid them.
Erin was hired as the Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio when it was founded in 2014. She is responsible for advancing the mission of PBPO and leading the staff and legal programs. Involved in all areas of the organization, Erin sets strategy, provides operations and financial oversight, recruits volunteer attorneys, promotes client outreach and education, and frequently lectures about nonprofit and tax-exempt organization law.
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