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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.

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Creating a plan and policy that works within the human and financial resources of your organization is key to successful social media. Justin G. Roy, Director of Social Media at Nichols College, joins me for a chat on how to determine which... more

Since 1989 Community Media Workshop has worked to diversify the voices in news and public debates by providing a unique mix of communications coaching for grassroots, arts and other nonprofit organizations and sourcing... more

Today I'll be joined by "social architect" Sallomé Hralima, founder of iPromise, an online video campaign that encourages people to commit to fulfilling one action in the calendar year that will affect our society. Using innovative tech-organizing... more

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret is a volunteer, nonprofit association of cabaret professionals who believe in the inspiring power of simple kindness, and in the artistic value of cabaret. By bringing cabaret into the community at large, they... more

Today I'll be joined by Brian Loevner, Managing Director at Chicago Dramatists, a professional theatre dedicated to the development and advancement of playwrights and new plays. Its goal is to discover, develop and promote the new... more

Give Back Chicago's goal is to match an individual’s professional skills with the needs of local nonprofit organizations in a fun, social, and engaging networking atmosphere. They engage professionals who are currently employed,... more

Randi Frank of the Center for Enriched Living, JJ Hanley and Jake Joehl of JJ's List talk about advocating and empowering people with developmental disabilities. www.centerforenrichedliving.org www.jjslist.com The CEL is a private, charitable... more

Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a worldwide group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and impoverished children in China. We provide humanitarian aid in five key areas – Education, Foster Care, Healing... more

Every day, abused and neglected children in our community are taken from their homes and placed into temporary foster care because their parents cannot—or will not—take care of them. Today I will talk with Court Appointed Special Advocates... more

At age 17, Danya Steele was named one of Teen People Magazine’s “20 Teens Who Will Change The World” for her work in new media and youth culture. Since then, she’s gone on to do a wide variety of things. In early 2008, Danya... more
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