15 episodes

We share the journey of creating a non-profit and the day-to-day operations of directing an international development organization. If you're a social entrepreneur, an international traveler, a social justice and service enthusiast, or passionate about non-profits, then this podcast is for you. Share your experience: www.thestarfishchange.org

Thoughts from a Starfish The Starfish Foundation's Beth Awalt

    • Government
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

We share the journey of creating a non-profit and the day-to-day operations of directing an international development organization. If you're a social entrepreneur, an international traveler, a social justice and service enthusiast, or passionate about non-profits, then this podcast is for you. Share your experience: www.thestarfishchange.org

    #14 - Now what?

    #14 - Now what?

    In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Jane Lorenzi chat about how to be involved in service and justice opportunities in your community, with Starfish, and in the world -- and why all of this is so important.
     
    Cool organizations discussed on the episode:
    Our Daily Bread: www.catholiccharities-md.org/our-daily-bread  Refugee Youth Project: http://www.refugeeyouthproject.org/  Camp Umoja article in local news: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/camp-umoja-unites-baltimore-city-suburban-youth/7094732   
    More about Starfish:
    Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book to our students: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2IN9SGUH3ODKW/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1  Visit Starfish this summer: http://www.thestarfishchange.org/volunteerintern 

    • 37 min
    #13 - Marketing, marketing, marketing!

    #13 - Marketing, marketing, marketing!

    In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Dr. Allison Poss of Girls With Ideas discuss marketing - specifically how to connect marketing to your business skills, the GOAT method (Goals, Objectives, Actions, and Tasks), the Agile method of management, and how to provide value to your social media posts -- among much, much more.
     
    Marketing courses and resources:
    Small Business Development Centers - here is a link to find an office near you. You can meet with them to get free marketing advice and talk to experts about any subject. https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/sbdc
    Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/  Gary Vee is a great person to follow for marketing ideas and content. Go to his website and search any topic! https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com 500 Startups Marketing Hell Week Videos - lots of great content fro experts. Here is the link to a past one. Allison's favorite video is 'One Metric That Matters': http://www.growth.500.co/previous-marketing-hell-week Sculpt: http://wearesculpt.com/  Nicholas Kristof article mentioned: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/opinion/10kristof.html   
    Opportunities to research in your area re: entrepreneurship:
    InnovateHER Accelerator programs  
    Ideas for Blog Content:
    Answer The Public - http://answerthepublic.com/ Uber Suggest https://ubersuggest.io/ SEM Rush https://www.semrush.com/  
    Web and social media tools:
    Add a pop-up for people to sign up for your newsletter with Privy: https://privy.com/ Buffer to schedule posts: buffer.com Hootsuite: www.hootsuite.com   
    Project management tools:
    Asana: https://asana.com/  Trello: https://trello.com/   
    More about Starfish:
    An Evening for the Stars, April 29: http://www.501auctions.com/starfishchange - or register at this link to bid virtually! Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book to our students: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2IN9SGUH3ODKW/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1  Visit Starfish this summer: http://www.thestarfishchange.org/volunteerintern 

    • 54 min
    A Surprise Message from Co-Founder Beth Awalt

    A Surprise Message from Co-Founder Beth Awalt

    Starfish's Co-Founder Beth, host of this podcast, shares a special message with you!
     
    More about Starfish:
    An Evening for the Stars, April 29: http://www.501auctions.com/starfishchange - or register at this link to bid virtually! Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book to our students: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2IN9SGUH3ODKW/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1  Visit Starfish this summer: http://www.thestarfishchange.org/volunteerintern 

    • 3 min
    #12 - Gabriela, a Scholar Story

    #12 - Gabriela, a Scholar Story

    In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Scholar Gabriela shares her passions and dreams.
     
    Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here:
    www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book
    They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!

    • 2 min
    #11 - Tips for leaders: operations, management, and strategy.

    #11 - Tips for leaders: operations, management, and strategy.

    In this episode, Starfish co-founder Beth Awalt and friend of Starfish Anna Custer-Singh discuss some amazing resources for managing teams, overseeing operations (including how to Start / Stop / Study), and leading non-profits. 
     
    Other resources discussed during the episode:
    La Leche League International – llli.org La Leche League Connecticut – lllct.org Live Baltimore – livebaltimore.com The Greater Cumberland Committee – greatercc.org HOBY – hoby.org CT HOBY – cthoby.org We mentioned “Love Languages.” A quick Myers-Briggs can be helpful, too, as far as team dynamics and what makes people tick: http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html   
    More about Starfish:
    Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtsfromastarfish/  Starfish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestarfishchange  Starfish Instagram: www.instagram.com/starfishchange  Starfish website: www.thestarfishchange.org  Donate a book to our students: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2IN9SGUH3ODKW/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1  Visit Starfish this summer: http://www.thestarfishchange.org/volunteerintern  Baltimore friends - An Evening for the Stars, April 29: http://www.thestarfishchange.org/an-evening-for-the-stars 

    • 31 min
    #10 - Eddy, a Scholar Story

    #10 - Eddy, a Scholar Story

    In Starfish's first book, When You Wish Upon a Starfish, Eddy discusses his dreams, his challenges, and his motivation.
     
    Interested in learning more about our book, or in purchasing a copy? Visit here:
    www.thestarfishchange.org/starfish-dream-book
    They make great gifts for teachers, as they are bilingual in Spanish and English, as well as for folks who have lived abroad or have volunteered long-term!

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

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Jenn29 ,

Excellent and very informative!

Very informative!! I'm new to podcasts and found this very interesting and dynamic!!

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A very informative session in how a meaningful educational non-profit got it's start. Looking forward to more podcasts, great start!!

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