This is a rebroadcast of one of our 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.
54: Social Media Communication has become more important than ever in a Post-CoVID world. So we are going to bump up a broadcast we originally had scheduled for later this summer:
Today we introduce you to the Queen of All Social Media, who spoke at our G3X Conference last August. Stephanie L. Smith is the digital and social media lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she oversees the social media team and tweets on behalf of the Curiosity Mars rover. She holds conversations with the public and with journalists about more than 20 space missions via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Giphy and Reddit. A two-time Emmy and seven-time Webby Award winner, she was recognized by Time for running one of the “140 Best Twitter Feeds.” With more than 20 years of digital communications experience, this veteran of the “Let’s Go” travel guides, Idealab and “Channel One News,” is always game for adventures that make great stories. Stephanie holds a degree in history from Harvard, and mixes a mean #Marstini.
In this rebroadcast of our most popular episode of the first three seasons, 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. OCCF has now awarded more than $630 million in grants and scholarships since its inception in 1989 (as of 2019). their dramatic growth has placed the Orange County Community Foundation as a stand-out among more than 780 community foundations across the nation, 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.
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.
Episode 51: Today we are broadcasting our G3X Zoom workshop on AB5 hosted on April 14, 2020 by Zoot Velasco of the Gianneschi Center, Sarah Efthymiou of the Public Law Center of Orange County, and Todd Hanson of the Orange County Community Foundation. Our presenter is Michael Olsen, the attorney specializing in AB5 issues for the Public Law Center.
California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) extends employee classification status to gig workers. Companies must use a three-pronged test to prove workers are independent contractors, not employees. AB5 is designed to regulate companies that hire gig workers in large numbers, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash but are making big waves with arts groups, truckers and many more. What does this law (and the supreme court decision behind it) mean to the social sector?
What Is The Borello Test: https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2012/01/31/the-test-for-employee-vs-independent-contractor-in-california/
Episode 50: This podcast is the audio version of a Zoom workshop held on April 9, 2020 with information on SBA emergency loans for organizations, Orange County’s Funder’s response to the crisis including information on grants, and stories of organizational success through crisis.
- Victoria Torres, Director of Community Impact, Anaheim for the Samueli Foundation
- Taryn Palumbo, Executive Director of Orange County Grantmakers
- Craig Russom, Business Consultant for the Finance Center for the Orange County/ Inland Empire SBDC Network, Hosted at California State University, Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Links to Resources:
- EIDL Loans Resources from SBDC:
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance:
- Link for the OC Community Resilience Fund:
- Send your OC “feel good” stories of getting through the crisis for OC Grantmakers Newsletter to:
- Victoria’s OC Facebook Group to stay connected during the crisis and beyond:
This rebroadcast examines a Bureau of Labor Statistics study done in 2012 and 2016, showing that public benefit corporations have pay equity with for-profit corporations dispelling that old myth that we make less. We talk to the BLS researcher who did the study.
A rebroadcast of one of our favorite episodes on the mythology around fundraising events. Do you really make money on these events when everything is calculated? Would your staff make the organization more money in other ways if they didn't have the event? Listen and decide for yourselves. Help us by following us, sharing us in social media, and rating us with a 5-star review.