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  • 00:28

    Rhiannon Chatnoir on Second Life (SLB10) & NonProfit Commons

    in Current Events

    Marie chats with Joyce (Rhiannon Chatnoir), Community Manager for NonProfit Commons in Second Life, about her involvement in Second Life, SLB10, Nonprofit Commons and upcoming speakers. For more information about NPC, check out

  • 00:26

    Talk! with Marie Presents Gentle Heron, Virtual Ability & IDRAC in Second Life

    in Non-Profit

    Marie interviews Gentle Heron of Virtual Ability in Second Life. Virtual Ability, Inc. is a non-profit based in Colorado. Its mission is to enable people with a wide range of disabilities by providing a supporting environment for them to enter and thrive in online virtual worlds like Second Life. This weekend (November 13-14) is the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference. The theme is: It’s All About the People. Listen in to learn more about Gentle's work, Virtual Ability, Inc and the upcoming conference. Make sure to check out Virtual Ability's page. Connect with Marie on Twitter and Pinterest!


  • 00:33

    Increasing Fundraising Through Transparency

    in Non-Profit

    Join us for a lively discussion on  how nonprofit organizations may increase their fundraising capacity through transparency and enhanced disclosure utilizing GuideStar Profiles.  Our special guest will be Jasmine Marrow, the Director of  Nonprofit Strategy for GuideStar. Jasmine develops strategy for and oversees the GuideStar Exchange program, GuideStar's primary initiative to engage nonprofits. She is also the Product Manager for  the TakeAction initiative, GuideStar's primary initiative to engage individual donors. Jasmine oversees GuideStar’s Philanthropedia program, which rates verified, financially responsible charities according to how much great work they're doing. Jasmine leads Philanthropedia's research efforts, including developing international expansion, rerunning old causes, and expediting strategy for continued growth into new causes.

    GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations. 

    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, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

  • 01:00

    Nonprofit Coach: Cheryl Kester & Karen Cassidy: Writing to Win Federal Grants

    in Social Networking

    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.  PAGE 2 GUEST EXPERT: Cheryl Kester (CFRE) is Principal of The Kester Group, a grants consulting firm specializing in assisting education, non-profit, public-safety, health care and county/municipal clients across the nation in winning state and federal grants. She has helped secure more than $123 million in funding from grants and contracts. The firm also serves as an external evaluator. She is co-author of Writing to Win Federal Grants and the accompanying Writing to Win Federal Grants Workbook published by CharityChannel Press with Karen Cassidy, GPC, is Principal of Governmental Grant Professionals, LLC, a firm focused on the successful development, management and evaluation of programs in the education, health and human service, and public sectors. With more than 24 years of experience, Karen has raised in excess of $250 million for projects benefitting communities around the globe. She is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and presently sits on their Board of Directors. 

  • 02:20


    in Military


    Ross Delafield was born and raised in New York City.

    A walk across the United States was the daunting idea – 2,700 miles from Camp Pendleton, CA to Washington, DC, all to raise awareness for their wounded brothers and sisters in arms. In April 2013, Adam and Chris started planning their journey – planning their route, notifying friends, and spreading the word of wounded veterans in need.Over several months, thousands of miles, and many pairs of shoes, Adam went on to complete the journey and inspire a nation. 


    To create experiences that empower veterans to help themselves and others. The Wounded Walk is a nonprofit organization located in Leesburg, Virginia. Our goal is to challenge, motivate, and empower physically and mentally wounded military veterans by leading wilderness excursions, camping treks, and mountaineering expeditions. The Wounded Walk also advocates for the advancement of post-combat treatment for wounded veterans.
    The log is a 40lb Memorial that represents those who have taken their own lives. We carry this everywhere we go in honor of those who lost their grip.

    Nearly 22 US Veterans take their own lives EVERY day. That is over 8,000 per year. 40,000 since 2010.



    Jonathan Murillo

    From San Diego, CA. Joined the marine corps straight out of high school in 2011. Infantry mos (0311). Went on a deployment with the 31st MEU from 2012-2013 with 2/1 E machine gun section. Afterwards spent a few months with the 2/1 scout/sniper platoon before going to Advanced Infantry a course and moving to 2/1 E 1st platoon. Deployed again from 2014-2015. Favorite pass times are reading and working out. Also a film fanatic. Have two brothers. Raised a non-denominational Christian.

  • 00:57

    How can Veterans help Students and Employees with Learning Disabilities Succeed?

    in Education

    Ask Dr. Applewhite (Host, Counselor. Educator and Army Veteran),  how Veterans with Disability can help others overcome the fear of asking for accommodations at school and work. Many students and employees hide their challenges to read, listen, and communicate until their performance is affected.  Guests address asking for accommodations from Disabled Student Resources and Employee Assistance Programs. Hear Special Guest, Dr. Beverly Poellnitz, Educator, Entrepreneur, from Maricopa Community College and others, as they enlighten us on how cultural considerations must be given when discussing any issue of learning, mental health,  and performance. To support our students and Veterans with disabilities reach their education and workforce goals visit http://whiteappleinstitute.org (Veteran operated nonprofit) and click on DONATE. This show previously aired in 2014 as Ask Dr. Applewhite About Support for Learning Disabilities.

  • 00:53

    Team Clarity Week 35/53: Overview Chapter Eight: Performance Based Contracts

    in Women

    Team Clarity's Episode 35 tackles the realities of performance based contracts (PBC's).  How do PBC's help or hurt our sense of worth?  How do PBC's support or ruin the foundations of daily life?  What happens when PBC's work or fail?  Listen to four women as they explore and create simple, effect PBC's less then four lines long!

    Team Clarity is on a year-long journey led by Christina Ervin. Each week Team Clarity shares this journey with you for two primary reasons:

    They want those they hold near and dear to know about the changes they're making on multiple levels.  As they change, by listening to these classes, people who know Team Clarity members may opt to change along with them.
    To share their stories with you. Follow their stories and life lessons to awaken all sorts of ah-ha's for you too!

    While you listen and before you go . . .

    Join Christina in her next class.  Click this link to explore how to join us today.
    Click to access on all our on-demand shows.
    Click the follow button above to keep up to speed with Team Clarity.

    Music: Aretes and The Complex by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

  • 01:30


    in Motivation

    Join me on Saturday, November 28, 2015, 9:30 am with Founder/ Chief Empowerment Coach Calvin Miller. Coach Miller founded  TRUTH GENERATION,a nonprofit corporation created to help young achievers ages 12-18 in eastern North Carolina. The organization is committed to helping 64 children in: Duplin, Sampson, Pender, Wayne, and Onslow counties pursue their destiny. The young people are from various cultures, and socio economic backgrounds, electing to make a difference in their communities. The TRUTH GENERATION organization requires a standard of excellence for the youth in the following areas: academics, personal development, personal achievement, sports(five teams), pre-college preparation/post-college follow-up,career path coaching, community leader/generation changer. Coach Miller is honored to have an opportunity to make a difference. If you would like to help with the vision,  TRUTH GENERATION IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION and your tax deductible gifts are needed. 

  • 00:30

    Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Quick Tips "Are YOU Prepared?"

    in Non-Profit


    Nicky Dare, founder of iDARE®, Inc. non-profit and a CERT member, sharing tips for Disaster and Emergency Preparednes.

    Visit www.iDAREworld.com to learn more of Programs, How to get involved.


  • 00:31

    Starting A Nonprofit? Here's the Best Knowledge You Will Ever Receive!

    in Entrepreneur

    Every week, the Nonprofit Nation hosts #EverythingNonprofit. Join us for this great episode on starting a nonprofit. 

    Far too many think that starting a nonprofit is as simple as forming a corporation, getting tax-exemption and then making requests for grant funding.  There is, however, so much more to do.  A nonprofit should be thought of as a small business, not just a place to provide help to others.  The foundation is critical.   

    If you have an interest in starting a nonprofit, you won't want to miss Nonprofit expert Simone Joye, founder of several successful nonprofits including the National Association of Nonprofit Professionals (NANPP) and Young People Matter (YPM) share her proven strategies for success .  

    Call-In Your Questions for the Q&A period - (347) 855-8700




  • 00:18

    Holiday Blues Buster Series - Support from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day

    in Goals

    Welcome!  Get ready to navigate every day with far less drama, doubts, guilt, shame and worry! This show provides an overview of our 11 week program. Click this link for more details.

    Step 1:  Listen to this class.

    Step 2: Register to access our LIVE conference call classroom on Tuesday night (8:30 p.m. Eastern / New York USA) phone call.

    Option 1: $12.00 per class (click to register)

    Option 2: $75 for entire series (click to register) - Save $57 when you pay for the entire series in one payment.

    Soul here, your host for the Holiday Blues Buster Series. Who am I? What I do? Click this link to explore all sorts of details!

    Intro Music:  Wish Background / Outro Music:  Bright Wish  Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0