The hottest thing in fundraising is DIY- Getting your supporters to create small fundraisers for you, online and IRL (in Real Life). Zoot Velasco, our host has been tasked with developing a new webinar on the subject for CharityHowTo.com. He has cajoled and created many DIY fundraisers in his career. Today you will see how it is done.
Today we talk with David Talon, a researcher from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics who did a comprehensive national study comparing for-profit and non-profit sector pay with surprising results killing the myth that you can't make a decent living in the Social Sector.
Today we are honored to speak with Steve Vick, host of the Nonprofit Ally Podcast, Executive Director/Founder of Noble Paws (based in Fairbanks, Alaska teaching people with disabilities how to run a team of sled dogs), and a marketing guru with a passion for content creation, capacity building and program development. The Nonprofit Ally is among the top podcasts for the social sector. Steve and Zoot wade through all the myths and best practices of basic marketing for community benefit organizations.
Does Government funding help or hurt philanthropy? Dr. Jiahuan Lu, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark, takes on this question with his research. He joins Zoot as they debunk the myths that “Government funding is a waste of taxpayer money” or that grants “get you hooked on government support.”
Many in the Social Sector believe the myth that 501(c)(3) organizations are not allowed to advocate for themselves or their causes. Zoot discusses the myths and the reality of advocacy in the Social Sector with David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, our national advocacy group.
Zoot appeared live at the California Association of Museums Conference in Palm Springs to ask museum professionals what their Museum BS was. Special thanks to CAM CEO, Celeste DeWald. For more on CAM go to https://www.calmuseums.org/