501(c)3(b)(s): Deprogramming for Organizational Growth
44-Real Innovation

44-Real Innovation

July 8, 2019
What is innovation that transforms organizations? Peter Drucker defined innovation as "change that creates a new dimension of performance." But how does one do that? It is not what most people think it is. It is not some creative new thought and some wild idea that just happens to work. It is not thinking outside the box. It is eliminating the box, using the scientific method on a small scale to find what works, and then scaling it up. Zoot and the Gianneschi Center are in the middle of a research project on real innovation in small organizations. The G3X Conference this year is centered on the idea of innovation. Zoot discusses true innovation from his research and his own experience growing an organization 400% during the recession.
43-The Care & Feeding of Interns

43-The Care & Feeding of Interns

June 17, 2019

There is much BS around the use of interns: "They are a waste of time," "They are there to get coffee," "They are hard to get," "They are hard to keep." In my position as CEO of a cultural center, we hosted about 60 interns each year which did a great deal of work on our behalf. Of our 17 staff positions, 15 were filled by volunteer interns.

Today we are talking with Robert Pierce and Andrew Gonzalez of the Center for Internships & Community Engagement at California State University Fullerton. Together we are going to clear up the myths around internships.

42-G3X 2018 Panels (Part 2)

42-G3X 2018 Panels (Part 2)

June 9, 2019

(Part 2 of 2) In the vein of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything," a panel of esteemed experts at the 2018 G3X Conference took questions from the audience and dropped some pearls for the audience and you! Experts for the two days of panels include:

  1. Zoot Velasco, Gianneschi Center Director
  2. Sally Lawrence of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Orange County and a professional fund development Officer
  3. Victoria Torres of OneOC, a local training, and volunteer recruitment organization
  4. Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits and our 2018 keynote speaker
  5. Frances Phillips, co-author of theNonpfoit Kit for Dummies (who will return as a keynote speaker for G3X in 2019).
41-G3X 2018 Panels (Part 1)

41-G3X 2018 Panels (Part 1)

June 3, 2019

(Part 1 of 2) In the vein of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything," a panel of esteemed experts at the 2018 G3X Conference took questions from the audience and dropped some pearls for the audience and you! Experts for the two days of panels include:

  1. Zoot Velasco, Gianneschi Center Director
  2. Sally Lawrence of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Orange County and a professional fund development Officer
  3. Victoria Torres of OneOC, a local training, and volunteer recruitment organization
  4. Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits and our 2018 keynote speaker
  5. Frances Phillips, co-author of theNonpfoit Kit for Dummies (who will return as a keynote speaker for G3X in 2019).
40- Jan Masaoka on Boards

40- Jan Masaoka on Boards

May 28, 2019

In part 3 of our trilogy of Jan Masaoka, Jan returns to discuss all the BS surrounding board issues based on another well-known book she wrote, "The Best of The Board Cafe: Hands On Solutions for Nonprofit Boards."

39- Jan Masaoka on Planning Rebroadcast

39- Jan Masaoka on Planning Rebroadcast

May 20, 2019

Since so many enjoyed last week's podcast with Jan Masaoka as keynote at the 2018 G3X conference, we thought we would rebroadcast the two podcasts she did with us in 2017. The first is based on her book on planning which redefines how organizations should do their plans.

38- Jan Masaoka at 2018 G3X

38- Jan Masaoka at 2018 G3X

May 12, 2019

As we prepare for the 2019 G3X Conference on Aug 9-15, we look back at last year’s keynote by Jan Masaoka, best-selling author, advocate and CEO of California Association of Nonprofits. Jan gives some great information and surprising facts about our sector in her own inimitable style!

37- Talking Funding with Todd Hanson (Rebroadcast)

37- Talking Funding with Todd Hanson (Rebroadcast)

April 29, 2019

We have been counting down our top 10 episodes and today we reach #1, the most downloaded episode of our podcast:

This is a rebroadcast of our 2018 conversation with Todd Hanson, Vice President of the Center for Engaged Philanthropy at the Orange County Community Foundation, recognized as a “center of gravity” for philanthropy in Orange County. Since this administration came to the Foundation, their assets have increased from $43 million to $378 million, and OCCF has now awarded more than $510 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 1989. (These are 2018 numbers.) This dramatic growth has placed the Orange County Community Foundation as a stand-out among more than 780 community foundations across the nation, placing OCCF as the 8th most active grantmaker among its colleagues, and in the top 10% in total assets. For more than 16 years Todd has provided support to some of Orange County’s most generous families, helping them achieve their philanthropic goals and inspiring effective and impactful giving.   He visits more than 100 nonprofit organizations each year to stay informed on the latest programs, services and results. He has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofits and is the former executive director of Camp Fire USA in Orange County. Todd and Zoot discuss the myths around fund development for organizations.

36-My Story

36-My Story

April 22, 2019

In counting down the top 10 episodes of our podcast, we get to #2! This is a rebroadcast of our 12th episode, in which Zoot Velasco, our host, gave the keynote speech on mentorship at the Utah State Poverty Conference for Utah Community Action Partnership this week. He explained the importance of our work and how it affected him personally... no BS.

35- Collaboration

35- Collaboration

April 15, 2019

This week, as we count down the top 10 podcasts of all time, we reach the #3 most downloaded podcast on Collaborations. In this rebroadcast, we talk about the importance of a local collaborative in developing community, dovetailing our mission with more general community benefit, creating collective impact, and using a "high tide to raise all ships." As our example, we talk with Fullerton Collaborative CEO Debra Stout and Barry Ross, one of the founders of this collaborative and several other collaboratives in Orange County CA.