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The Classy Podcast

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Rank #84 in Government category

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The Classy Podcast tells the stories of today's leading founders and executives in the social sector. Each week, we unlock their founding stories and share them with you to inspire the next generation that is mobilized to drive change. Visit classy.org/podcast or classy.org.

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The Classy Podcast tells the stories of today's leading founders and executives in the social sector. Each week, we unlock their founding stories and share them with you to inspire the next generation that is mobilized to drive change. Visit classy.org/podcast or classy.org.

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By Alifeofhope - Jul 31 2017
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I have enjoyed every interview on the Classy podcast. I have been working on lauching a nonprofit called 3DP4ME. The content on the Classy podcast has been inspiring and extremely helpful in my journey. I appreciate the Classy marketing team for doing such an excellent job!

Excited for more

By Blacktninja - Aug 18 2016
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Listened to my first Classy podcast this morning and it was awesome! Can't wait for more.

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19 Ratings
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18
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1
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Thankful!

By Alifeofhope - Jul 31 2017
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I have enjoyed every interview on the Classy podcast. I have been working on lauching a nonprofit called 3DP4ME. The content on the Classy podcast has been inspiring and extremely helpful in my journey. I appreciate the Classy marketing team for doing such an excellent job!

Excited for more

By Blacktninja - Aug 18 2016
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Listened to my first Classy podcast this morning and it was awesome! Can't wait for more.

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The Classy Podcast

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The Classy Podcast tells the stories of today's leading founders and executives in the social sector. Each week, we unlock their founding stories and share them with you to inspire the next generation that is mobilized to drive change. Visit classy.org/podcast or classy.org.

Rank #1: Former COO of charity: water Shares His Keys to Growth

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In this episode, former COO of charity: water Rod Arnold discusses their emergence as a premier nonprofit brand and his years of experience as a nonprofit consultant. Tune in to discover what led to their success, how to leverage inbound marketing to capture target audiences, and Rod’s expert advice for tackling growth as a nonprofit organization.

Jul 28 2017

44mins

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Rank #2: Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED | Approaching Business With Head and Heart

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You’ve likely seen or even own Lauren Bush Lauren’s most popular product: a burlap tote that was inspired by the bags of food rations she saw being delivered by the World Food Programme in 2007. Nearly a decade later Lauren has inspired a movement of artisans and buyers and has established FEED as a leader within the intersection of business and social impact.

In this episode, the FEED Founder & CEO speaks openly about her early days founding the social business and the challenges and milestones that have carved her path since. She also reveals her hacks on finding balance in a busy world, where she finds inspiration, and mentors that have shaped her and FEED's trajectory.

Aug 17 2016

43mins

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Rank #3: How Classy's CEO Built a Top Fundraising Platform for the Social Sector

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Why does fundraising have to be so hard? It’s a question that guided Scot Chisholm as he transitioned Classy from a neighborhood fundraising event into a leading SaaS company in San Diego. Learn about his serendipitous journey from pizza parlor to CEO, how he handled challenges building an organization from scratch, how the for-profit and nonprofit worlds can work together, and how to create a work environment that drives professional and personal growth for employees.

Aug 04 2017

45mins

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Rank #4: Forbes Under 30 Entrepreneurs Share (Refreshing) Leadership Advice

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Two Forbes 30 Under 30 stars are building successful social businesses to address food access in two very different ways: Noam Kimelman through healthy meals on-the-go in Detroit, and Shobhita Soor through insect farming in Ghana. What they have in common is a keen sense for establishing a solid revenue stream for their budding nonprofits and re-aligning the way work shows up in their personal lives. 

In this episode, Noam and Shobhita share:

  • Their founding stories building Fresh Corner Cafe and Aspire Food Group
  • Why they opted for a new revenue model outside the traditional nonprofit route
  • How they’re working towards financial self-sustainability
  • The business advice that influenced their early days
  • How this generation accepts entrepreneurship as a way of life
  • What they stand for: rebelliousness and opportunity

Apr 11 2017

44mins

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Rank #5: How Susan G. Komen’s SVP of Development Gets People to Invest in Possibility

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Christina Alford had over a decade of nonprofit experience when she came on as senior VP of development at Susan G. Komen. She shares a few of the lessons she’s learned along her journey, including why diversified revenue is key to successfully forecast and innovate, how to prioritize tasks in a resource-constrained environment, anecdotes about a major rebranding initiative, and more.

Mar 23 2018

54mins

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Rank #6: Charity Navigator's Chief Development Officer on Modern Donor Expectations

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In this episode, Shannon McCracken, chief development officer at Charity Navigator, discusses how the roles of the fundraiser and marketer have transformed over the past two decades, and how the modern donor expects to be engaged. Learn how connected data creates stellar donor experiences, Shannon's tips for nonprofits whose impact can be difficult to explain, how experiments impact their fundraising success, and more.

Mar 09 2018

50mins

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Rank #7: How Heifer International’s Director of Influencer Marketing and Brand Partnerships Activates Power Players

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Before joining Heifer International, Linda Rogers oversaw the corporate social responsibility arms at two companies you might have heard of: Disney and Coca-Cola. When it comes to corporate partnerships, she’s a seasoned expert that has sat on both sides of the fence—and she’s using her wealth of knowledge to engage influencers. Learn how to identify a strong partner and steward them from start to finish, create ambassadors of your brand, conduct change management, and more.

Nov 15 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Bridging the Gap Between Nonprofit Business and Technology

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Michael Prodor, Classy's technical engagement manager, shares the unique insights he’s gained from helping nonprofits implement fundraising software and solve business problems with technology. Learn how technology helps nonprofits grow and scale, the mistakes you might be making with your current tech stack, why you need to lean into conversations with technical-minded people to solve business problems, and more.

Jun 23 2018

30mins

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Rank #9: How The Honor Foundation's CEO Maintains a Growth Mindset

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In this episode, the CEO and founder of The Honor Foundation discusses the unconventional mindsets and practices that grew the organization’s online revenue by 191 percent in one year. Tune in to discover how to stay close to your mission through growth, overcome challenges unique to founders, and hire the right team to take you to the next level.

Jul 14 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #10: How PBS’ SVP of Development Services Engages New Generations of Donors

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In this episode, we sit down with the senior vice president of development services at PBS Betsy Gerdeman to learn from her 20 years in public television. Hear her expert insights on managing a large network of affiliates, adapting to an ever-changing sector, and balancing suppor for hundreds of chapters that each have their unique challenges. You’ll see why Betsy believes a core message doesn’t change, only the way it’s articulated.

Mar 16 2018

56mins

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Rank #11: Cindy Jones-Nyland, Heifer International | Leading With Intuition

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In early 2016, Cindy Jones-Nyland stepped down as CMO of Heifer International, citing in a recent blog that “intuition spoke very clearly about needing to allow more time and space for other things I am passionate about, and for spending more moments with my family.”

This trust in her own judgment and courage to take new steps are exactly what define Cindy as a leader.

Her advice on authenticity in leadership and using intuition to make important life and career decisions, as well as her healthy opposition to the work/life balance debate, will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated in your own position. Not to mention, she shares a behind-the-scenes take from her experience running the marketing team of one of the largest, most trusted nonprofits in the world.

Aug 27 2016

44mins

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Rank #12: Convoy of Hope’s ED of Integrated Marketing Talks Excellence in Leadership

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From selling cars for about a decade, to launching and running a couple publicly traded companies, to stepping into his current role as Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and feedONE at Convoy of Hope, Jeff Roman has cultivated a rich history of diverse leadership experience. Over the years, he’s honed a leadership style that has built and drives a nonprofit department rooted in excellence.

Oct 20 2017

58mins

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Rank #13: How Teach For America's Managing Director of Annual and Major Giving Engages Alumni

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As the managing director of annual and major giving at Teach For America (TFA), Meghan Cressman is focused on expanding the organization’s individual giving from the national level. Learn how she supports 53 TFA regions—each with their unique philanthropic landscapes—to cultivate a culture of giving within their communities, especially among their alumni. 
 
Get ready to learn how TFA motivates their alumni to contribute financially, how they leverage and activate their national and regional boards, how Meghan helps maintain consistent branding across 53 regional chapters, and more.

Feb 23 2018

53mins

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Rank #14: Massachusetts General Hospital on Creating a Phenomenal User Experience

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As the director of interactive solutions in the fundraising office at Massachusetts General Hospital, Noam oversees the organization’s marketing communication stack, peer-to-peer solution, and marketing automation solution. He works with the data team and various IT stakeholders to streamline all of these components, optimizing their content production and creating a phenomenal user experience that influences donor behavior. 
 
Tune in and learn how to solve for the user’s experience so they get the best-in-class online experience that they expect, why WordPress has been a great open-source technology for their team, how they’ve leveraged APIs to architect custom integrations and scale up their marketing, and more.

Jun 18 2018

49mins

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Rank #15: Data Tips From the Director of Development, Information Systems at Shriners Hospitals for Children

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Joe Kraynak shares how an organization that’s over 90 years old is holding its own in the online fundraising space. Tune in as he shares how to use technology in order to streamline business and the back-end, how he relates consolidated donor data to social media platforms, how Shriners Hospitals for Children are evolving their fundraising model and growing their network with peer-to-peer fundraising, and more.

Jun 08 2018

48mins

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Rank #16: From Apple to The Salvation Army: Lessons From the Southern Territory’s Director of Digital Strategy and Engagement

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After working at Apple for three years, Piper LeJeune brings important lessons learned from her time with one of the most forward-thinking companies in the world to The Salvation Army, Southern Territory. Hear how her leadership and philosophies are moving the organization’s marketing into the future.

Oct 27 2017

55mins

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Rank #17: How Oxfam’s Digital Engagement Director Drives a Winning Team

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As the director of digital engagement at Oxfam America, Mason Weintraub shares how they built a digital team that thrives on a culture of collaboration, creativity, and empowerment. As a leader, they know that their team environment translates directly into the success of their digital efforts. You won’t be afraid to try bold, new ideas after listening to this episode.

Oct 17 2017

43mins

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Rank #18: How the UW Carbone Cancer Center Grows Their Annual 5K

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Among her many responsibilities, Murphy Dunne spearheads the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center’s online fundraising and runs one of their largest annual events, Race for Research 5K. Learn how she constantly upgrades the run/walk to increase participation, implements modern tools that drive success, and successfully engages communities year after year.

Mar 02 2018

48mins

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Rank #19: How Team Rubicon's CIO Is Spearheading a Digital Transformation

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As CIO and CTO of Team Rubicon, Raj is spearheading a digital transformation that builds a strong technology framework for the organization. In this episode, he shares how he's preparing the groundwork and implementing the change management process that will help Team Rubicon scale. You'll also learn why Raj focuses on collaborative partnership models for his tech and IT teams, his beliefs on the future of the API, the only way you can set yourself to make data-driven decisions into the future, and more. 
 
This episode is brought to you by Qlik.

May 25 2018

57mins

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Rank #20: How the Karam Foundation Takes On the Syrian Refugee Crisis

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The Karam Foundation began when Lina Sergie Attar and her friend started holding social events with a humanitarian spin for Chicago’s Arab-American community. But when the Syrian Civil War created the largest humanitarian crisis of recent times, Lina (a Syrian-American herself) and her team were called to move from small-scale funding to on-the-ground programs. Learn how they stay grounded with a mission of immense scale.

In this episode, Lina shares how Karam adapts their fundraising strategy in response to current events, how her expertise in architecture and design informs Karam’s web presence, where she finds inspiration and motivation to keep going, and more.

Jul 21 2017

40mins

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