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Have you ever wanted to start your own non-profit organization? Become a social entrepreneur? Just make an impact in the world? Where do I possibly start in being the CEO of a non-profit?

Welcome to The Make An Impact Podcast! Your host, Susan Fochs, launched a national non-profit organization at 18-years-old out of her freshman college dorm room. Now with almost a decade of experience under her belt, she is here to teach you her tried and true tips and tricks for starting your own organization and how to build it from the ground up.

Along with sharing her tips, tricks, and how tos, Susan interviews some of the best in the non-profit and social enterprise sector to bring you tangible information that you can take action on right away.

Susan believes that every person on this planet is capable of making amazing impact on someone else's life - whether that be a person, animal, environment, or whatever you're passionate about. Furthermore, she doesn't think that people should have to choose between making an impact and making an income. We're going to fight for a new world of service work and I promise, it starts with you. 

Now, let's make an impact together. 

The Make An Impact Podcast Susan Fochs

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to start your own non-profit organization? Become a social entrepreneur? Just make an impact in the world? Where do I possibly start in being the CEO of a non-profit?

Welcome to The Make An Impact Podcast! Your host, Susan Fochs, launched a national non-profit organization at 18-years-old out of her freshman college dorm room. Now with almost a decade of experience under her belt, she is here to teach you her tried and true tips and tricks for starting your own organization and how to build it from the ground up.

Along with sharing her tips, tricks, and how tos, Susan interviews some of the best in the non-profit and social enterprise sector to bring you tangible information that you can take action on right away.

Susan believes that every person on this planet is capable of making amazing impact on someone else's life - whether that be a person, animal, environment, or whatever you're passionate about. Furthermore, she doesn't think that people should have to choose between making an impact and making an income. We're going to fight for a new world of service work and I promise, it starts with you. 

Now, let's make an impact together. 

    33: From Non-Profit Founder to Professional Speaker (and How You Can Too) with Jake White

    33: From Non-Profit Founder to Professional Speaker (and How You Can Too) with Jake White

    One great way to make an impact and make an *income*?! Speaking. Becoming a public speaker - even when slow and steady is your method for getting gigs - can be a game changer to those who hear the message that you have, and also for your bank account. This is a great way to add a mutually beneficial income stream that still supports your non-profit or business, and the mission you’re looking to put into the world. 
    A fellow UW-Oshkosh alumni who started his own non-profit centered on the idea that college students can have fun and be social without drugs and alcohol, has done exactly that. Jake White turned his mission of PARTY.0 from a non-profit in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to a social enterprise, and now to his full-time speaking career. He focuses on the education system to share his programs and is able to make his living while still creating a massive difference in the lives of youth and adolescents everyday. 
    In this episode, Jake will walk you through the basics to forming your speaking career, how to identify your first keynote theme, and how to market yourself as a speaker. He offers so many invaluable tips and advice to pivoting your career (even if it’s just one portion of it!) into becoming a paid speaker. 
     
    This episode is sponsored by: The ONA Boutique! Head to theonaboutique.com and use code IMPACT for free shipping on your order today!

    • 51 min
    32: Millennial Investing 101 with Katie Perry

    32: Millennial Investing 101 with Katie Perry

    Does talking about money make your palms sweat? Do you know how, when, or where to invest? Does it all seem too overwhelming and like you just want to hide from the topic of money/retirement/investing? 
    Well, let’s conquer that fear! This interview with Katie Perry from Public will be the single most useful thing you’ve heard today. We talk about the reasons behind why women, people of different races, and millennials have all historically been at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding finances, the stock market, and the idea of investing. And most importantly, how we can change that. 
    Katie offers an incredible overview of how to invest as easy as possible with the Public app, which offers fractional investing, and how to take steps in understanding what’s going on in the stock market. This conversation touches on everything from diversifying your portfolio, to capital gains tax, and everything in between. It’s 40-minutes of easy-to-understand information about this traditionally intimidating subject and I promise that you will finish this episode ready to take your first step towards a new financial future. 
    For more great wisdom and to check out more of the Public App, head to: 
    Instagram: @publichello 
    Twitter: @katieeperry @public
    BONUS: if Make An Impact listeners sign up today, you will get $10 in free stock! Just follow this link to download the app: https://public.com/?yay=2oacimh 
    When you sign up in the app and have your account approved, you will start with $10 in free stock. Once you join from the link, you are also welcome to join the ‘Make An Impact’ chat group to discuss trends, ask questions, and get insight into the world of investing and financial literacy. Happy Investing!
    **Disclosure: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures/

    • 52 min
    31: BONUS - Meditation for Healing Trauma and PTSD with Casey Dohse (Train Like a Warrior Campaign)

    31: BONUS - Meditation for Healing Trauma and PTSD with Casey Dohse (Train Like a Warrior Campaign)

    EPISODE 31: BONUS - Meditation for Healing Trauma and PTSD with Casey Dohse, LMFT (Train Like a Warrior Campaign) 
     
    In week 2 of the Train Like A Warrior Campaign with Operation Not Alone, we thought in light of this weeks’ events in the United States, there couldn’t be a better time to release this meditation. Taking just 10 minutes to breathe deeply, become aware of your body and surroundings, and do a mental health check on yourself is beyond important. 
     
    This is a meditation created by a veteran, for veterans. However, the messaging for healing trauma and PSTD can be utilized and benefited by anyone experiencing this. 
     
    Remember to take care of you ♥️
     
    **Disclaimer that this meditation is not designed to treat or diagnose PTSD. If you are struggling with PTSD and/or trauma, please seek out a professional for help. For immediate assistance, please call the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

    • 9 min
    30: Tips & Tricks for Successful Affiliate Marketing with Annie Jorgensen

    30: Tips & Tricks for Successful Affiliate Marketing with Annie Jorgensen

    2021 is the year for side hustles, am I right? Well, it’s getting easier and easier to earn extra money on the side while you fight for your big, impactful goals. One easy way, you ask? Affiliate marketing. 
    Annie Jorgensen started out being Miss Georgia 2018 on a broadcast journalism path, hoping to land her anchor spot on Good Morning America. But, by the end of that year, she would make a huge pivot, and head to New York City for a new career in marketing and public relations. She also runs a couple of side hustles with her affiliate marketing deals and consulting for her #IGotThis program. 
    She is a rockstar in the influencer marketing and affiliate marketing world and is here to share all of the behind the scenes secrets on how YOU can do it too - even if you have no idea where to start. She speaks both as someone who has leveraged great affiliate deals, and as someone who works on the back-end of these campaigns from the agency perspective. So no matter where you’re coming from, this episode has something for you! 
     
    This episode is sponsored by: The ONA Boutique! Head to theonaboutique.com and use code IMPACT for free shipping on your order today!

    • 56 min
    29: BONUS - Train Like a Warrior with Operation Not Alone

    29: BONUS - Train Like a Warrior with Operation Not Alone

    Operation Not Alone is kicking off 2021 with the Train Like A Warrior Campaign! 
    But what the heck is it? Check out this episode for an in-depth explanation, how it came to be, some love for our partners, and what you can expect to see all year long! 
     
    Plus -- if you know of anyone who would like to be a part of this campaign, whether it's an in-person gym, or a professional in any area of health that would like to be a video partner for us, DM us! Or send me an email at: susan@operationnotalone.net! 
     
    We can't wait to train like the warrior within you all - mind, body, and soul. 

    • 26 min
    28: How to Get Free Media and Press Coverage in 2021 with Lilian Sue

    28: How to Get Free Media and Press Coverage in 2021 with Lilian Sue

    If you felt like 2020 was a struggle year to get good, or any, media/press coverage - you are not alone! With everything feeling heavy between politics and pandemics, it felt nearly impossible to cut through the noise as a business owner, or non-profit professional. Well, not anymore! 
    As you finish up your strategic plan for 2021, you *need* to make sure that a killer media/press/PR plan is on the list. And it doesn’t need to be any of the fancy paid stuff - you can get high quality and needle moving press coverage for FREE! 
    Lilian Sue is the owner of In Retrospect Writing Services, providing strategic copywriting, publicity and social media services to a large variety of services, with a special place in her heart for the non-profit sector. She is also a co-founder of The Ignite Universe, an innovative audience engagement and growth platform, designed to help filmmakers to take control of their marketing and build engaged audiences by creating their own ‘Worlds’, giving audiences, investors and distributors a chance to learn about a film’s development & production journey. 
    Make sure to take notes as she goes through the steps to create a great media kit, write a great headline, talk to the press, and more. Plus, you can follow her amazing (and free!) advice on Instagram: @liliansuecopywriterpr
     
    This episode is sponsored by: Door County Coffee! Head to www.doorcountycoffee.com and get 15% off your order by using code: IMPACT and get caffeinated today! 

    • 40 min

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25 Ratings

jakeaverywhite ,

Great resource for social entrepreneurs!

I love Susan’s story and take on social entrepreneurship and non profits! She does a great job interviewing her guests to bring out the nuggets that will help all of us. Best of all, she’s doing it too and her story is powerful. I’d definitely recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to make an impact while making an income.

Me.Kenzie ,

Golden Nuggets of Wisdom

I find myself often recounting Susan’s advice and the words she shares during each of her episodes. These nuggets of wisdom are applicable to the professional world and the personal world we each live in. She is super relatable and has a wonderful ability to connect with the audience in a personable, informative manner. Highly recommend!

SinaPahlevan ,

You Guys Need To Listen To This

I’m going to make this short and authentic. When I look for a podcast, all I’m looking for is delivery and value. Susan does just that AND MORE in this show, I can’t recommend it enough. Whatever you guys do... listen to this show. At least give it a try.

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