A podcast for lovers of nonprofit organizations BY lovers of nonprofit organizations! The NPOmg! Podcast spotlights "Do-Gooders", best practices, trends and, of course- OMG moments from guests from organizations doing GOOD for the community!
David Jessup, Jr- Creating Funding Opportunities For Your NonProfit and the Impact of Digi-Bridge.
This week's guest is David Jessup Jr. David is the founder and chief executive officer of Digi-Bridge, a federally recognized Charlotte-based nonprofit working at the nexus of technology and education. The organization believes that the “digital divide”- a reality that affords only some students with the access needed in order to be successful in a global economy- is exacerbating the country’s educational achievement gap. Employing a three-pronged strategy to eradicate this divide, David oversees advocacy activities, consultancy efforts and educational course offerings carried out by Digi-Bridge. On this episode, David talks to us about the impact of Digi-Bridge and generating revenue as a nonprofit organization.
You can learn more about Digi-Bridge at www.digi-bridge.org ; on IG at @digibridgeus ; on FB https://www.facebook.com/digibridgeUS/ and on Twitter https://twitter.com/DigiBridgeUS
Creating EPIC Experiences for Your Corporate Volunteer Team!
Tonjameka (Meka) Turner aka The Sassy Nerd is a Technical Writer at AvidXchange Inc., board member for the AvidXchange Foundation, and special events planner. As a technical writer, she is responsible for internal and external documentation for partner accounting systems. A native Charlottean and big believer in community service and partnerships, Meka has been a volunteer, and supporter of many local and national organizations such as Ace and TJ’s Grin Kid’s, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, the Salvation Army SHIP Program, Kicking it with Cam, A Child’s Place, The Learning Collaborative and many others.
Meka lives by a few mantras “Be impactful, not relevant,” “Impact stays, relevance fades,” “Take what you need, and leave the rest!” “Beast with a budget!” Drawing from her varied background as a special events planner, technology trainer/workshop facilitator, and sale representative these mantras are a reminder to stay focused on the purpose and heighten the experience. Passionate about corporate events and community initiatives, Meka provides guidance and planning assistance to foundation volunteers and partners, while establishing meaningful relationships to ensure the continued success.
Meka is a qualified communications enthusiast and event professional who holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Charlotte in Communications Mass Media, a master’s degree in New Media and Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University, and she received a certificate from the Meeting and Event Planning course at UNC-Charlotte.
To contact Meka for corporate partnerships email firstname.lastname@example.org, and for all other inquiries email email@example.com.
Khalia Braswell - TechTalk!
Khalia Braswell received her first computer in the 4th grade and was instantly hooked. As a result of her early interest in tech, she enrolled in Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, in Charlotte, North Carolina, for high school, where she fell in love with computer programming. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from North Carolina State University College of Engineering in 2013, Braswell attained a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016.
Throughout her journey in tech, Braswell interned at several companies and noticed that few people, both in academia and in the workforce, looked like her–a Black woman. As a result, she founded the INTech Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry. To date, INTech has reached over 500 minority girls across North and South Carolina, through hosting one-day camps, mini-camps, and summer camps.
INTech has worked with the National Center for Women in Information Technology, Teach For America - South Carolina, Google, UNC Charlotte, the STARS Computing Corps, Red Ventures, AvidXchange, SAS, and the Urban League of Central Carolinas. INTech has gained social entrepreneurship coaching while participating in the Queen City Forward ImpactU summer accelerator, the Tiny Fellowship from 4.0 Schools, as well as, the SEED20 Competition.
In December 2015, Braswell was invited to attend the inaugural White House Computer Science Tech Jam, which kicked off Computer Science Education Week. She was also named to the 2016 Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce 30 Under 30 list and the 2017 North Carolina State University Computer Science Outstanding Young Alumni list.
Braswell was a user experience engineer at Apple in Cupertino, California where she helped design enterprise applications, which reached all Apple employees.
Follow Braswell on IG, FB & Twitter at @khaliaBraswell
Learn More about InTech by visiting www.khaliabraswell.com
The Importance of Effective Communication in NPOs - featuring Jason D. Perry
Charlotte based Communications Strategist, Jason D. Perry talks about the importance of effective communications in your nonprofit organization. Perry, a graduate of NC A & T SU, discusses telling your nonprofit's story, how to get board members engaged in advocacy by story telling and methods of communicating your nonprofit mission.
ABOUT JASON: Jason is the Founder of Communication with You in Mind LLC, a communications consulting company. Jason uses communication as the springboard to equip youth, career professionals, organizations and teams with the skills and awareness needed to achieve optimal outcomes. Before devoting his work to Communication with You in Mind full time, he served as a non-profit Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Family Support Coordinator for ten interconnected Out of School Time programs and served as the Director of Operations and Strategic Partnerships for an education advocacy non-profit.
Jason holds a B.A, Journalism and Mass Communication, an M.S, Leadership and Organizational Change and is a Certified DISC & Values Communications Coach.
In addition to his career as a communications consultant, Jason volunteers his subject expertise to benefit organizations dedicated to advancing and stabilizing the lives of youth, collegiate students, and families. He currently serves as a Council for Children’s Rights Young Ambassadors Group Board Member, NCA&T Alumni Council President, and a Community Building Initiative (CBI) Graduate Advocate. Jason also enjoys binge watching anything in the historical fiction genre.
YOU CAN FIND JASON ON:
Social Media Links
• Instagram: @comm_wyim
• Twitter: @comm_wyim
• LinkedIn: Jason D. Perry Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-d-perry-ms-60ba8a41/
• Facebook: Communication with You in Mind, LLC Link: https://www.facebook.com/Comm.WYIM/?ref=bookmarks
Volunteers: How to get them, How to Keep Them! featuring Guest- Tanise Love
Volunteers: How to get them, How to Keep Them! featuring Guest- Tanise Love by Shannon McKnight
Episode 3- Jonell Logan, The League of Creative Interventionists
On this episode, we welcome the dynamic Executive Director of The League of Creative Interventionists-Charlotte -- JONELL LOGAN! Jonell will take us through her nonprofit journey, her love of the arts and the impact being made by The League of Creative Interventionists.
LIKE, FOLLOW, SHARE Jonell and The League of Creative Interventionists on:
IG: @jonell_logan @Theleagueofci
FB: Jonell Jaime Logan https://www.facebook.com/CLTLOCI/
TWITTER: @jonell_logan @theleagueofci
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