32-Nonprofit Ally Panel Rebroadcast

March 25, 2019

A rebroadcast of Nonprofit Ally Podcast #078 Panel Discussion on growing a small, newly formed nonprofit. Nonprofit Ally is a top podcast on our sector and one of the few (besides this podcast) designed for small organizations to grow.


31-Board Development

March 17, 2019

This is a rebroadcast of #7 on our list of the ten most popular episodes of our program. 

Today we take a break from our normal format of interviews. Instead Zoot will give a master class on best practices of board development for community benefit organizations... No BS.


30- Advocacy

March 11, 2019

Rebroadcast- 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. 

29-”Let’s Start A Nonprofit!”-BS (Rebroadcast)

March 2, 2019

In this rebroadcast of our second episode, we dispel the myth that if one has a good idea, one should start a nonprofit organization. We discuss how one should go about starting a community benefit organization, and discuss fiscal sponsorship with Community Partners Senior program director Cynthia Freeman.

28-”I Work in Nonprofits” BS (Rebroadcast)

February 24, 2019

In this rebroadcast of the very first episode of our show, we take on the BS of our very label we call ourselves- “nonprofits,” including an interview with Creating The Future’s Hildy Gottlieb.

27-Season 3 Opener

February 18, 2019

A short description of what is coming in Season 3 with a top ten list of past shows and new episodes from the G3X Conference at the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofits.

26-Talking Funding with Todd Hanson

May 14, 2018

Today on the 501(c)(3)(b)(s) Podcast, Zoot Velasco talks 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. 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.

25- Board Development

May 7, 2018

Today we take a break from our normal format of interviews. Instead Zoot will give a master class on best practices of board development for community benefiot organizations... No BS.

24- Collaboration

April 30, 2018

This week we talk about the importance of local collaboratives 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. 

23-HR BS

April 23, 2018

This week we head to Casa Teresa, a shelter for pregnant women in Orange County, CA where we talk to their HR consultant, and OC HR guru, Heidi Steele to dispel all our HR myths and BS.