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THRIVERS: Nonprofit Leadership for the Next Normal

This is a podcast for nonprofit leaders. Why?

The landscape has never been more challenging. Lots of noise competing for revenue. Staff turnover is at an all-time high. Burnout is real.

Many leaders are trying to do everything by themselves. The truth is you’re not meant to do it alone.

Welcome to THRIVERS. This is a community of nonprofits leaders sharing the best ideas, cheering each other on in their wins, and innovating in a rapidly changing world.

Get nonprofit leadership insights right here online or on your favorite podcast player.

Having Gracious DEI Conversations Leveraging the XCHANGE Approach with Carolyn Colleen

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work is incredibly important. And yet, conversations around DEI can often be emotionally charged and difficult to navigate, leaving people feeling frustrated, confused, or even hurt. While many nonprofit leaders have good intentions when it comes to DEI conversations, they may not always know how to approach it in a […]
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Using Impact Forecasting to Set the Stage for More Revenue with Skyler Badenoch and Stephanie Skryzowski

Sometimes from fear and shame, sometimes from overwhelm, sometimes from just too much on the plate — nonprofit leaders don’t go deep into their financials and forecast out what they want their impact to be and what revenue it will take to get there. In this episode, Tucker discusses the next normal in forecasting impact […]
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Capacity Building 2.0 – Part 2: Go Beyond One-Off Trainings to Create Systemic Change

“Capacity Building” is a phrase that gets tossed around quite a bit in the nonprofit world, but what does it really mean, and how do you know if it’s even working?  Many capacity building models struggle with:  Overvaluing the expertise of experts vs. the wisdom of nonprofit leaders  Being one-off or transactional, rarely leading to […]
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Rethinking How to Attract and Hire Good People with Alli Horst & Andy Magel

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent? You’re not alone. A recent survey by Nonprofit HR’s found that 42% of responding nonprofit leaders expected their employee turnover rates to increase in the coming year, with 80% of respondents saying that their organizations did not have a talent retention strategy […]
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Rhythms for Effective Collaboration and Scale with Charlee Tchividjian & Alessandra Thomas

In this episode, unlock the power of rhythms for effective collaboration and scaling impact in your organization. Learn how to establish clear and consistent rhythms within your team and empower your staff to be the CEO of their responsibilities.
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Capacity Building 2.0 – Part 1: Building a Collaborative Learning Environment

THRIVE IMPACT and Pikes Peak Community Foundation are working together to increase resilience, build social capital, and empower community based nonprofits to do their best work. Hear directly from a nonprofit leader on how this has impacted his work.
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2 Activities + 6 Questions to Enter 2023 with Energy & Clarity

Are you scrambling after a hectic year? That means it’s time to pause and reflect. You’re not a machine. When humans pause and reflect, we learn. Discover 2 activities and 6 powerful questions that can take you into 2023 with more energy and clarity.
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Creating a Generosity Experience with Tim Sarrantonio

Do you want to know a secret to unlocking revenue? Don’t focus on the revenue. Focus on the donor by creating a generosity experience that encourages your donors to give in a self-actualized way that results in healthy, long-term giving relationships.
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How Skateboards Help Get Things Done Faster (& Better)

Get. Stuff. Done. We’ve all heard it. We all KNOW it needs to be done. And we even all WANT to do it. So what stops us? Enter the skateboard analogy. The tool (toy?) you didn’t know you needed that will increase productivity AND buy-in.
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Ditching Top-Down Approaches to Change: Interview with Indy Frazee

How can nonprofit EDs & CEOs get more buy-in and create a more inclusive environment where their team feels like their voices are valued and part of the creation of strategy? It’s time to ditch the “top-down” leadership style and co-create.
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What We’re Learning: Straight Up

We love learning. And helping others learn. One of the best methods is sharing what you’re learning with peers. Tucker and Sarah do exactly that through an open discussion about what they’re learning, including a recent moment of interpersonal conflict.
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The Case for Leadership Development

There are a lot of levers to pull around increasing the impact nonprofits can have in the world. Strangely, the most impactful is also the most overlooked: leadership development. Let’s talk about why that is and why some leadership development programs f
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