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Barbara Talisman CFRE

Making A Difference


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Making a Difference radio provides information, inspiration and resources for nonprofit professionals and volunteers. It is 20 minutes for your commute to work via podcast or live. And on occasion we simulcast live webcasts. We talk to nonprofit leaders, volunteers and donors who are meeting challenges and making a difference. Their lessons provide nonprofit organizations with solutions they can use to cultivate donors and volunteers and raise more money.Be sure to mark Making a Difference Radio as a favorite and subscribe to receive updates when new shows are added, on air or available via podcast.

On-Demand Episodes

Join Barbara for a chat with staff and volunteers from Partners for Progress, a nonprofit that provides unique equine therapy-based programs for individuals with disabilities. They utilize trained volunteers, quality certified and/or licensed staff... more

This program will be a simulcast with National Safe Place as Barbara presents this webcast live. We will be discussing why it is important to have diverse sources of revenue. How to build a better giving pyramid from bottom to top. The... more

Oral health care is the last frontier of community-based health care, and the greatest unmet health need in Chicago’s low-income communities. To better position community-based oral health care providers within Chicago’s oral health... more

Join Barbara as she talks fundraising with David Pettigrew, Director of Nourish nfp based in Sydney, Australia. NOTE SPECIAL TIME! David is an internationally experienced fundraiser and regular giving specialist. David's fundraising growth... more

Join the conversation with Ethan Austin, co-founder of and Kristina Carlson, President of Ketchum, a Pursuant Company. GiveForward is a privately held social venture started by Desiree Vargas and Ethan. They had the... more

Join Barbara and Karen Alphonse from as we discuss tips you can use when looking for a job, interviewing, or getting your resume noticed. They will also discuss the do's and don'ts of interviewing. As a part of... more

Do you want to work and communicate more effectively? Use time well? Empower your staff and volunteers to be their best? This program will share real life, how to's that help you be the best you can be. We will discuss communication,... more

What does it take to be a leader? How do you learn to lead? Join me as I chat with Natalie Goldfein of Inspiring Leadership Partners about what it takes to successfully establish leadership in your organization. We'll give you tips on how... more

Richard Wollengberger, IT Director of Parents as Teachers talks podcasting from NTC 2010 in ATL.

George Westinghouse College Prep, a new-start school in Chicago, offers a rigorous College and Career program with three career pathways for students to choose from; Radio-TV Broadcasting, Medical Academy, Information Networking... more
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