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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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James will join us for a stimulating conversation about corporate giving, employee engagement and how he focuses on creating win-win opportunities in communities. You can read more about James and his ideas at his blog Citizen... more

Join the conversation with Karen Foley, President of Scholarship Chicago. A graduate of Wharton, she was the first in her family to apply to college. Listen to how her experiences – and those of many other first generation and... more

SPECIAL BROADCAST Maura Hernandez and Justin G. Roy talk about Give Back Chicago. Maura and Justin will join me as we talk about how and why we started Give Back Chicago. Our work in social media and making a difference.... more

Google Gives Back - Making a Difference - Ted Souder, Head of Travel, Central Region and Head of Chicago office, Community Relations and Development Listen in as Ted and I discuss corporate social responsibility, giving back... more

Adam created the Summer of Social Good and launched it nationwide through Mashable and social media. We will talk about his commitment to social service, giving back and how social media can facilitate, motivate and empower people... more

Laura will share with us the how United Way is making a difference. We will discuss how United Way has changed to meet community needs. They are launching their campaign and Laura will share the successes and challenges of... more

I am delighted to have the opportunity to talk with Jon about how non-profits make a difference through their fundraising events. As President/Owner of Finesse Cuisine, Jon has seen many successes. He will also share his personal stories... more

This week Angie Chaplin will join Barbara for a discussion on leadership and its impact on the growth of a nonprofit organization. Angie is a nationally respected consultant, facilitator and nonprofit executive with Lutheran Services in Iowa's... more

Join me and Juan Calixto, CFRE as discuss the successes and challenges of Mujeres Latinas en Acción. Mujeres empowers Latinas by providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that... more

I am delighted Kathleen Casey, Founder and President of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation will be with us! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and I know Kathleen will share how her nonprofit organization... more
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