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We interview leading experts working in the field of technology and marketing that are working on using tech for social impact. the podcast explores what tech is working to create impact, and how data is being used effectively within elite organizations. Past guests have included Google Analytics Chief Evangelist Avinash Kaushik, and digital experts from DoSomething.org, Kiva, The Environmental Defense Fund, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donor's Choose and many others.

Using the Whole Whale - A Nonprofit Podcas‪t‬ WholeWhale.com

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

We interview leading experts working in the field of technology and marketing that are working on using tech for social impact. the podcast explores what tech is working to create impact, and how data is being used effectively within elite organizations. Past guests have included Google Analytics Chief Evangelist Avinash Kaushik, and digital experts from DoSomething.org, Kiva, The Environmental Defense Fund, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donor's Choose and many others.

    215:(news) Are billionaire gifts really gifts, and how nonprofits may be the future of news.

    215:(news) Are billionaire gifts really gifts, and how nonprofits may be the future of news.

    WholeWhale.com Hosts Kariesha and Nick discuss the week in nonprofits to kick off March. 
     
    CEO Calls Billionaire Philanthropy A ‘PR Scam.’

    Dan Price, founder and CEO of credit-card payment company Gravity Payments, says that billionaire philanthropists who donate lots of money in return for glowing reviews and good press is “one of capitalism’s biggest PR scams.” In Washington state, billionaires pay 3% of their income on taxes while the poor pay 18%, says Price. In response to a proposed wealth tax, Price adds that “the amount [billionaires] donate is a fraction of what they would pay if their tax rates were in line with the working class.”Read more ➝
     Newsrooms Around The Country Are Turning To A Nonprofit Model
    News organizations across the country are embracing a nonprofit model at an increasing rate, according to the Institute for Nonprofit News, a consortium of nonprofit journalism organizations. The organization had a record 28% in membership growth last year. While the IRS is reportedly hesitant to categorize news organizations as commercial entities, “we have to subsidize reporting if we want democracy to survive," according to Elizabeth Green, the CEO and co-founder of the non-profit local news company Chalkbeat.Read more ➝ 
    ✅ The Summary...A Burgeoning Food Justice Movement Rises in Black AmericaStimulus Bill Would Make Some Large Nonprofits Eligible for Forgivable LoansReport: Pandemic's impact on nonprofits not as bad as projectedPrince Harry & Meghan Markle‘s nonprofit website gets a MAJOR makeover after duo ditches royal roles foreverNonprofit newsroom dissolves over allegations directed at founder 
     
    🙋‍♀️ Opinions & ResourcesNonprofits Survived 2020 — What’s Next?How to accept Bitcoin and other crypto donationsWhite development colleagues, we need to talk about fundraiser fragility7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021How to Download High-Quality Photos from Instagram
     
    😍 Feel-good stories from the Sector...College-dropout-turned-UPS-executive Calvin Tyler Jr donates $20 million to Morgan State UniversityPittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating stormsNonprofit takes 94-year-old WWII veteran on a flight around Mesa in WWII-era planeCancer survivor named to SpaceX flight promoting St. Jude hospital – Spaceflight Now
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    • 15 min
    214:(news) Nonprofit Revenge Giving for Rush Limbaugh & Nonprofit Job Trends

    214:(news) Nonprofit Revenge Giving for Rush Limbaugh & Nonprofit Job Trends

    Hosts Kariesha and Nick discuss nonprofit news highlights from 2/22/2021. 
     


    Revenge is a powerful emotion when used for giving and forgiving?    
    Viral Fundraiser Highlights Real Impact of Revenge Giving
    Rage giving is all the rage. When Tommy Marcus, a 25-year-old University of Michigan graduate learned of Rush Limbaugh’s death, he felt it appropriate to donate to Planned Parenthood. After a screenshot of his donation to the organization went viral, the fundraiser generated more than $1.2 million from more than 44,000 donors.
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    Nonprofit Jobs Not Expected To Recover for Two Years
    According to a study released by Johns Hopkins University, it may take up to two years for the job market within the nonprofit sector to fully recover. Industry jobs are still short of February 2020 levels by more than 950,000.
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    ✅ The Summary...
    College basketball games on NBA TV to celebrate Black History Month
    Nonprofit innovates clear masks for people deaf, hard of hearing
    Dallas nonprofit provides inclement weather shelter for people experiencing homelessness
    Two pledges from South Korean billionaires to donate half of wealth
    Nonprofit Job Growth Flat in January


     


    🙋‍♀️ Opinions & Resources
    Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid (SSIR)
    $20+/hour Nonprofit Minimum Wage
    Millennial donors don't matter -(Philanthropy Daily)
    Philanthropy’s Rural Blind Spot (SSIR) 
    7 Emerging Trends That Could Impact Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategies in 2021 (Nonprofit Technology)
    The #1 Secret to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising(Amy Eisenstein) 



     



    😍 Feel-good stories from the Sector...

    Fueled by donations, nonprofit gives hotel rooms to Jackson homeless amid frigid conditions
    Helltown Brewing, nonprofit fire up Hellping Hops hazy IPA
    A nonprofit is trying to lift strangers' spirits through handwritten notes and cards

    • 17 min
    213: (news)GoFundMe Charity shutting down, CEOs resigned and removed

    213: (news)GoFundMe Charity shutting down, CEOs resigned and removed

    Nonprofit News Summary from NonprofitNewsFeed.com
     
    Hosts Nick, Kariesha, and George from WholeWhale.com discuss a week in nonprofit news. 
     
    GoFundMe Charity is being shut down
    GoFundMe Charity will end support for third-party integrations and the public Application Programming Interface (API) after March 31, 2021. "The shuttering of GoFundMe Charity is concerning for many nonprofits, said Megan Anhalt, chief strategy officer at consultancy WholeWhale. The move “makes us question whether GoFundMe will be a reliable home for nonprofits moving forward,” she said."
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    Open CEO positions
    Following the sexual harassment allegations at United Way Worlded, CEO Brian Gallagher resigned and Bronx Parent Housing Network founder Victor Rivera was terminated last week.And for very different reasons, Robin Hood Foundation's CEO Wes Moore announced that he is stepping down on a high note after leading the foundation to one of its best years in history raising over $230 million and supporting New Yorkers in their greatest time of need. 
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    • 13 min
    212: (news) Abuse At Homeless Shelter, Racketeering, and Puppy Bowl helps shelters

    212: (news) Abuse At Homeless Shelter, Racketeering, and Puppy Bowl helps shelters

    Weekly nonprofit new summary with hosts Kariesha and Nick from Whole Whale, a social impact digital agency.  
     
    More info on how donor-advised funds work from our podcast. 
     


    Reminder: just because an organization is a 501c3, doesn't mean it is scandal-free.  
    New York Times Reporting Spurs Investigations Into Abuse At Homeless Shelter Nonprofit
    After a New York Times investigative report revealed allegations of sexual assault and harrassment against a prominent homeless shelter CEO, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has ordered a formal investigation. The allegations against Victor Rivera, CEO of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, come from ten women and are now being investigated by an outside firm. DeBlasio wrote on Twitter, “Victor Rivera must understand that no, he is not untouchable.”
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    Political Nonprofit Charged With Federal Racketeering Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scandal
    A political nonprofit has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges for its role in the largest bribery scheme in Ohio history. The organization, Generation Now, funneled more than $61 million in bribes to ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.
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    ✅ The Summary...
    After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny
    A nonprofit will plead guilty to funneling $61 million in FirstEnergy bribery money, so what’s that say for F
    Giving through DAFS increased 29.8 percent in first half of 2020
    NRA Bankruptcy Lets Critics Peer Into Gun Lobby’s Inner Workings
    Nonprofit with similar name to Robinhood benefits from attention on stock trading app
    United Way Worldwide investigation finds no 'actionable' harassment
    Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

    • 14 min
    211: (news) Nonprofit Job losses, Giving Blck and Money making mittens

    211: (news) Nonprofit Job losses, Giving Blck and Money making mittens

    NonprofitNewsFeed.com 
    Hosts Kariesha and George talk through the top Nonprofit industry stories of 2/1/2021
     


    Nonprofit Sector Still Seeing Net Loss of Nearly 1 Million Jobs
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies has released a new report that shows that nonprofit employment is still well below pre-pandemic levels. While the sector has recovered from its losses of nearly 1.64 million layoffs last spring, the industry is still facing a deficit of 929,000 jobs compared to before the pandemic. In fact, nonprofits lost 50,000 jobs in December, signaling that recovery will be a long time coming.
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    $2B Gap Exists In Giving To Black-led Organizations
    Despite trends in increased levels of giving in both 2019 and 2020, the racial giving gap continues to remain large. In 2019, only 4% of grants and contributions went to organizations with a Black, Indigenous, or Latino/a/x leader. To further highlight this disparity, “combined funding to Black communities makes up 1 percent of all community foundation funding” representing an underfunding of $2 billion, according to the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy. Give Blck seeks to advance racial equality in giving.
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    ✅ The Summary...

    Charity Navigator: Why Give Black?

    Nonprofit Employment Remains below Pre-Pandemic Levels
    United Way CEO’s Fate Uncertain Amid Growing Crisis At The Nonprofit
    COVID-19 Exposes Mental Health Coverage Gap in Both US and Canada
    NewSchools Venture Fund launches new strategy, commits $100 million
    What we know about the nonprofits that received grants from MacKenzie Scott
    The New Face of Charitable Giving During the Pandemic



     



    🙋‍♀️ Opinions
    Vaccines for major donors, and how our fundraising practices perpetuate unethical behaviors and inequity
    MacKenzie Scott, Melinda Gates, Priscilla Chan: On Women Philanthropists
    An Open Letter to Community Foundations from a Concerned Executive Director
    A more equitable charitable tax policy

    • 10 min
    210: Human-centered Design - teenyBIG

    210: Human-centered Design - teenyBIG

    How do you strike the balance between  qualitative data and quantitative data for your marketing efforts? This week on the pod, we talk with Emily Taylor, Principal of teenyBIG, about how she defines human centered design and striking the balance between qualitative and quantitative data to make sure you're engaging your audience.
    Emily Taylor, Principal of teenyBIG, coaches nonprofits to meaningfully engage their audiences. She uses her experience with both the nonprofit and for-profit worlds in human-centered design, a process that digs into a user’s experience and perspective, to turn their lackluster followers into passionate supporters. Learn more about Emily Taylor and teenyBIG, Webpage: https://www.teenybig.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-taylor-teenybig/Check out this free download on "5 Questions to Ask Before Spending More Marketing $$

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established leading a nonprofit, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Kariesha and the entire Whole Whale team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

NickAndrew51! ,

Must-Listen for Nonprofit / Social Impact Professionals

The hosts, George and Kariesha, are knowledgeable, dynamic, and really understand the industry. The guests are top-notch, and the podcast covers a wide array of topics relevant to nonprofits. Always interesting. Keep up the good work!

yoshinyc ,

Absolute must-listen if you do digital work in the nonprofit sector

George and the team at Whole Whale get terrific and engaging experts in their fields (Lisa Rau, PhD in AI, Lucy Bernholz from Stanford PACS, freakin’ Seth Godin!)

And of course, the knowledgable and always engaging George Weiner himself. The podcast does not shy away from dense, but important content (State Compliance Laws for FundRaisers, GDPR, etc.) and keeps everything digestible and engaging.

If you work in the nonprofit digital space, this is a great resource. If you’re a nonprofit digital marketer, It’s a must-listen.

Thanks to Whole Whale for this great resource!

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