Ep. 2.6 - Doing What the Taxpayers Aren't Willing to Pay For (feat. Tracy Hitchcock, Create Common Good)
(Heads up, there's some swearing in this episode. And it wasn't Jimmy!) By taking jobs like this, are we martyrs? Are we sacrificing money we could be earning elsewhere? Tracy Hitchcock, the CEO of Create Common Good, breaks down the work of Create Common Good. And challenges us to change the way we think about leading nonprofits - pay better, be unafraid of learning from business colleagues, and do better!
Also, next month, Tracy is moving on to other opportunities. We wish her well! She left a great legacy at Create Common Good and as a leader in the nonprofit community. Thank you for all you've done and all you will do, Tracy.
Ep. 2.5 - The Barriers to a Wish (feat. Sarah Shinn, Make A Wish Idaho)
"Build a narrative around the child." Sarah Shinn, CEO of Make A Wish Idaho, wants to turn their ears to the community to tell their story better. Is having an organization that's so well known a barrier to uncover the assumptions behind people's view of a child's health? A wish isn't a novelty. It can be a key part of a child's treatment plan. Studies have shown that a wish is impactful.
Ep. 2.4 - Masculinity Training for Jimmy & Wyatt (feat. Bryan Lyda of Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence)
It takes a bit of vulnerability. A dash of trust. And a willingness to explore all that privilege that we were gifted. Bryan Lyda sits down with Jimmy and Wyatt and explores how sexism and racism impacts leadership in the nonprofit sector. As two white male leaders, what responsibility do we have?
Ep. 2.3 - Building a Healthy Culture (feat. David Duro of Treasure Valley YMCA)
How do you build a healthy culture at a nonprofit? The YMCA is an institution, a lasting legacy. Because of that, what is it like to manage hundreds of staff? How do you stay healthy when your organization is pushed to be all things to all people. David Duro, the CEO of the Treasure Valley YMCA, unpacks building a culture and foundational goals.
Ep. 2.2 - Social Entrepreneurship & 6 Years of Patience (feat. Kenton Lee of The Shoe That Grows)
What do you do if you have an idea that you are convinced is compelling? How many years would you pursue it? Kenton Lee went to Africa and saw how powerful it would be if there was a shoe that grew as a child grows. But it took 6 years and countless rejection for his innovation to come to life. Hear Kenton detail the winding path that his practical compassion, his evolving storytelling, and his cultural ethos that has now impacted so many lives for the better.
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Ep. 2.1 - Women Leaders & Politics (feat. Holli Woodings of Girl Scouts of Silver Sage)
Does your role as a nonprofit leader or a social justice warrior change after an election like 2016 happens? Wyatt and Jimmy take that question to a live taping of We All Do Better. We sit down with Holli Woodings, City of Boise Councilwoman and Board President of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. Holli breaks down the role of women leaders, how Girl Scouts manages its politics, and our role as concerned citizens.
We've missed you. We've missed telling you stories about nonprofit leadership, the struggles and joys of leading social justice movements, the vulnerable moments that shape who we are as a community. We are back with Season Two. The first two episodes drop on Thursday, November 15th. Stay tuned for more! We're excited to bring you an episode a week for the rest of the year.
Ep. 1.10 - What's Inspiring You? And the story of Making We All Do Better (feat. lots of people)
It's the finale of Season One! We did it, everyone. Thank you for being amazing listeners and for joining us for this ride. And now, the (can we call it grand?) finale!
Part 1 - Bill Manny, Engagement Editor of Idaho Statesman, interviews Jimmy and Wyatt on why they created We All Do Better and how nonprofit professionals can support each other.
Part 2 - Interviewees from Season 1 check back in and answer the questions: what has happened with your company since we last talked and what is inspiring you right now?
Part 3 - Jimmy and Wyatt reflect on the lessons they learned from these interviews and how it's impacting their companies. And share what's in store for Season Two.
Aug 18 2017
Ep. 1.09 - "If You Don't Have a Compelling Story, People Tune it Out." (feat. Bill Manny of Idaho Statesman)
"They appreciate that authentic conversation. There's a hunger for that kind of conversation." What does it look like if we take the shouting and the elbowing out of the dialogue and actually listen to each other? What would the news look like then? Bill Manny, the Engagement Editor of the Idaho Statesman, is trying to figure that out. He's sick of the lack of civility. Jimmy and I changed up the format: the three of us sat down for a deep conversation on storytelling and how the nonprofit sector interacts with the media.
What stories do you have to tell? Have you lived in that tension that Bill describes, trying to push your social justice solutions but only get covered on the sensational? Tell us about it on Facebook at We All Do Better.
Jul 26 2017
Ep. 1.08 - "I Didn't Know What I Was Going to Have for Dinner." (feat. Grant Jones of Metro Meals on Wheels)
"She opened up the fridge and there was a hot dog. A green hot dog. We need to get you on Meals on Wheels." Every mealtime, think about opening up your fridge and not being sure what you're going to eat. That's the reality that faces Grant Jones every day as he shows to work as the Executive Director of Metro Meals on Wheels. He talks with Jimmy about serving seniors in need, how the federal budgeting impacts his sleep, and the ultimate solution to hunger.
After the interview, Jimmy and Wyatt get political.