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  • 00:14

    Connecting NonProfits

    in Business

    Today on Community Voices with Carly Alyssa Thorne we talk with John Suffern, VP of Non-Profit Services and Solutions at Lumity. We talk about non-profits and about Lumity connecting nonprofits to vital resources.

    With 24 years of experience in information data management, workforce development, business development, customer relations and project management, John now leads the Non-Profit Services division at Lumity which includes Technology, Finance, Training, and NPO.net

    To Learn More about John Suffern and Lumity go to: http://www.lumity.org

    To see Full Blog post with Links, Bios, Embeds of Podcast and Videos Interviews go to: http://carlyalyssathorne.com/connecting-nonprofits/

    ?To become a guest on one of our Shows go to: http://carlyalyssathorne.com/be-a-guest-on-one-of-our-shows


  • 00:30

    100 Days of Giving Black with Linda Kelly

    in Non-Profit

    Since 2005, Linda Kelly has served as president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, and one of the oldest and largest of the approximately 700 community foundations in the country. Established in 1925, and now with more than 1,000 funds, the Hartford Foundation ended 2014 with approximately $930 million in endowment assets, and made 1,997 grants totaling $32.5 million over the course of the year.

    Linda Kelly is also a board member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the MetroHartford Alliance (Hartford’s Chamber of Commerce and the region’s economic development leader) and is past chair of the Connecticut Network of Community Foundations. She recently served on the Audit Committee and Community Foundation Leadership Team at the Council on Foundations, a national association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.  She has spent decades serving a variety of nonprofit and civic organizations in the Greater Hartford area, often in a leadership position.

  • 01:00

    Nonprofit Coach: Atlas of Giving's 2015 Mid-Year Report on US Charitable Giving

    in Social Networking

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    He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. ON THIS SHOW learn the latest from The Atlas of Giving's 2015 Mid-Year Report on US Charitable Giving PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Robert (Rob) D. Mitchell III has invested his 32+ year career in the non-profit world as a fundraising practitioner, nonprofit executive, consultant, and now leading two businesses that provide products and services to charities and churches. Mr. Mitchell  is currently CEO of Atlas of Giving, LLC and Philanthromax LLC. Philanthromax uses proven techniques from American business to create more financial fuel and greater efficiencies for nonprofits.  Atlas of Giving LLC is pioneering a major innovation for nonprofits.  The Atlas of Giving™ measures, analyzes, and forecasts US giving monthly by sector, by source, and by state.

  • 00:03

    Positively Autistic: Autism, God's Bright Kids--The Importance of Art

    in Lifestyle

    In this episode, Dana is going to be sharing about the importance of art for Autistic children and adults. Coming from a family of artists, Dana has seen the benefits of art in her son and husband, both of whom are Aspergers. She also will share several tips about facilitiating art from her years of experience as an arts and crafts facilitator.

    Dana is the owner of AngelArts, a Creative Arts Agency and Publishing House. Seven years ago, she discovered that her son and husband both have Aspergers. It's opened up a whole new world for her and her family. Yes, there are incredible challenges, but she chooses to see how God has blessed her family through it.
    Her son created a painting that became an inspiration for her Autism Awareness product line, Autism: God's Bright Kids. She also is publishing a book called "Angels in the Midst: Rising Above Autism and Aspergers," a collection of stories, poetry, videos, and artwork about how God uses ordinary people in the challenge of living with Autism and how He works in the midst of it. She is looking for submissions, sponsors, and nonprofits to give a portion of the revenue to.

  • 00:26

    Pink Marketing in October for eBay Online Sellers

    in Marketing

    Pink pumpkins can not only bring a bit of attention to your front porch but it can also bring some attention to an awesome cause as well as some traffic to any type of online website that needs a bit of marketing while supporting one or many nonprofits.

    Today's topic is about:

    Cause marketing
    Selling Pink Items online
    Supporting a nonprofit

    Helping your business while helping others can be a good thing as part of the October marekting plan.

    Tune into today's talk and consider it a "Whack on the side of the head" to get your brain going to seek out ideas to help your online business by "Thinking Pink!"



  • 00:45

    The Change Agents: Working the Inside/Outside Game

    in Non-Profit

     Revin Fellows has over 30 years experience in community activism and nonprofit management.  He is the current COO of Books Over Balls, a program geared to help inner-city youth make eduction a greater priority than sports. He has worked with Family Focus North Lawndale, managing programs to reduce teen age pregnancy and to prevent gang involvement and reduce truancy.  He has also been instrumental in advocating for the creation of the Illinois African American Employment Plan in an effort to bring the State’s employment of and contracting with African Americans on par with the percentage of African Americans living in Illinois.  Revin is an active participant in the Illinois African American Family Commission’s community advisory council, and Black Wall Street.  He has also been instrumental in the development of the A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter's Museum on Chicago's South Side. Regaradless of where he worked, Revin's personal goals remains constant: to empower African American constituents with the tools they need to control their eocnomic environment and become self-sufficient.   He will share strategies on how nonprofits, community activists and elected officials can perfect the inside-outside game to effect sustainable commuity change.

    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat.

    Visit Valeriefleonard.com.  Archived episodes may be found at http://Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

    Follow @VFLeonard and @NonprofitU

  • 00:32

    Viva Dallas Burlesque! Shoshanna Portnoy!

    in Entertainment

    Viva Dallas Burlesque! Grand Opening! Shoshanna Portnoy!

    Shoshana fell in love with studying people at an early age, and photography a little later when she received an SLR 
    as a birthday present. She merged the two passions and found a love of portraiture. Shoshana went on to graduate 
    with a BA in Photography from Texas A&M University- Commerce and taught photography while launching her 
    successful freelance editorial photography business for an impressive client list of magazines, businesses, and nonprofits.
    A professional photographer and lover of big band and swing, burlesque, and vintage culture for over a 
    decade, she launched Through the Looking Glass Studio in 2008 (in her home garage). She opened Dallas Pinup 
    and moved the studio there in Fall 2011. Shoshana has been producing Viva Dallas Burlesque since 2009, at 
    Lakewood Theatre 2010- Jan2015, then monthly with Viva Dallas Burlesque, and then monthly also with Cirque du 
    Burlesque- making two shows monthly. Her productions have sold the most tickets in a calendar year- the largest 
    burlesque show in the country. Aside from being Viva Dallas Burlesque's producer, Shoshanna  also shoots pinup 
    photography, edits Pin Curl Magazine, and also produced Hot Rods n' Heels through 2013 -- an annual burlesque 
    and car show held at the Lakewood. 

  • 00:39

    Ducking the Boomerang: Tips and Tactics for Adults and Adult Children to Engage

    in Family

    With even more Millennials and young people between the ages of 18 and 34 returning home to live with older parents, there are all kinds of issues that arise around expectations, assumptions and stages of life.
    According to a recent Fortune Magazine article, the share of younger adults living at home has increased from 24% to 26% over the last 5 years, while the number of young adults living independently has decreased by two percentage points from 69% to 67%. (The Pew Research Center Study)

    While there has always been a population of younger adults living with their parents, this has become more acute since 2008, leading to the term “boomerang kids.” (Financial Literacy Tips for Boomerang Kids)

    There are three actionable tips that both younger adults—and their older adult parents—can do to make this situation less conflict prone:

    • Discuss and establish expectations early
    • Address issues on an adult-to-adult level, rather than on a child-to-adult level
    • Focus on individual situations as they happen, rather than attaching them to a family history, or a shared set of           experiences that may no longer be relevant

    Jesan Sorrells is the principal conflict engagement consultant at Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT) based in Endicott, NY.

    HSCT focuses on delivering solutions in the area of conflict communication and leadership through coaching, workshops, trainings and seminars for higher education organizations, nonprofits, small businesses and individuals.


  • 00:31

    Transition in the Itinerant Ministry

    in Christianity

    Join the discussion with our guest Rev. Anne Hennings Byfield, Presiding Elder and 2016 Candidate for Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also serves as managing partner of  the consulting firm AHB and Associates. Rev. Byfield has done extensive training and consulting in organizational transformation and leadership development with universities, nonprofits, and faith based institutions. A multitalented individual, she has worked in diversity management, research, training and development. She has a gift of combining multiple mediums with a unique approach to leadership and change.

  • 00:56

    Patrick Hibbard: Social Enterprise, Lean Startup and More!

    in Entrepreneur

    Host Dr. Victoria Boyd welcomes Patrick Hibbard, Sr. National Consultant, Social Enterprise Ventures, LLC and owner of Patrick Hibbard Consulting. Hibbard has a MBA in Policy & Planning and International Management, and has worked with nonprofits on strategy, organizational structure, and social enterprise issues; as well as with small businesses on how to incorporate issues of social and environmental impact in their strategy and how to use this as a competitive advantage. Summer of 2014 he travelled to Guatemala to work with the Social Entrepreneur Corps and consulted with local organizations on achieving social impact through the entrepreneurial model. He helped set up entrepreneurs in communities that sold products with high social impact; such as water filters, reading glasses, fuel-efficient stoves, etc.

    Today we will continue our discussion on Social Enterprise and also the beeiftis and limitations in applying the Lean Startup Methodology to SE. 

  • 00:53


    in Lifestyle

    Sandi Mitchell is President and CEO of APEX Leadership Coaching, a firm dedicated to both people and profitability through intentional emphasis on leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence for extraordinary leaders. Sandi knows leadership requires more than simply having followers. Her passion is working with high-achieving leaders who want to transition from leading followers to leading leaders. 

    Sandi works with leaders from major corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits to help improve and/or accelerate in areas such as: leadership presence and capability, senior team alignment, strategic planning, emotionally intelligent negotiations, and employee engagement. Her approach utilizes hands-on experiential learning, resulting in the highest impact and results through sustainable, long-term productivity improvements. 

    Her experience and skills come from over 30 years working in the corporate world, as a business owner, and as a certified Executive Coach. Sandi is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Coach with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching, and a certified EQ-i 2.0, EQ-i 360, and DiSC facilitator. 

    Previous to starting APEX Leadership Coaching, Sandi was the Dean of Tech Learning Institute, a corporate university she created in the Technology department at Sabre Holdings, training over 4200 employees in more than 46 countries. There Sandi focused on the communication, emotional intelligence, alignment in virtual teams, leadership development, and coaching of the Technology leaders and their teams. She also spent 6 years as Chief of Staff in the Legal and HR departments at Sabre.