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Best Americorps podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Americorps podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Always Racing
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Everyday Service Interviews feature outstanding Everyday Humanitarians who are changing themselves and changing the world
 
In the past, a person who wanted to serve their country could join ‘the Service’ — or the armed forces. Today in addition to military service, people have a wide array of citizen service corps to choose from — opportunities like AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach For America — enabling them to serve their country and their community through a term of full-time service (usually lasting three to 27 months). We aim to connect you to “the new Service,” and educate you about transitioning to a so ...
 
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This Year & Beyond
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Join host and AmeriNerd Kyle Kline as he talks with AmeriCorps alumni about their service experience.
 
The Nonprofit Jenni Show explores nonprofit management, marketing, and development topics. Host Jenni Hargrove invites professionals from a wide variety of cause areas to weigh in with their experiences. Each episode also includes an Anonymous Q&A segment where Jenni answers controversial questions submitted by nonprofit staff and board members.
 
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"Changemakers LA” is the inaugural podcast series of LISC LA. It is a tribute to the people and the policies that work to make LA neighborhoods good places to live, work, and play. The series is a forum for contemporary change-makers and LISC partners to share how they tackle the pressing issues of Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Transportation, and Safety in a time of growing prosperity and growing inequity in LA.
 
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Sometimes your first idea for serving a mission may not be the best idea! For example, I talk to a lot of aspiring nonprofit leaders who want to help homeless animals, and their first instinct is usually to open a shelter… But most communities already have several shelters in place. In this episode, we meet two social sector leaders who are fil ...…
 
Prepare your nonprofit for a more effective, mission-driven New Year in 2020 with Nonprofit Jenni’s top fifteen favorite free and affordable nonprofit resources...and also learn which one free resource to AVOID! Podcast host Jenni Hargrove talks about the fifteen free and affordable resources she’s constantly recommending to her nonprofit clien ...…
 
When Jenni starts to speak about Giving Tuesday, she gets lots of eye rolls from nonprofit leaders who feel like Giving Tuesday is a waste of time for their organizations. In this episode, Jenni breaks down the four most common objections she hears from nonprofit leaders about why they don’t like to participate in this twenty-four hour giving d ...…
 
Union Pacific Railroad partnered with LISC in 2018, investing $3 million to connect unemployed and underemployed workers to LISC Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in four cities nationwide including Los Angeles. The funding supports connecting low-income residents to careers in the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) industry. ...…
 
Welcome to our podcast mini series about Artober Nashville! Even if you don’t live in Tennessee or have arts programs at your nonprofit organization, we hope this mini series will provide new insight about how the arts can strengthen the nonprofit sector, and even your specific mission! In Part 2, we explore four arts programs in Middle Tenness ...…
 
Welcome to our podcast mini series about Artober Nashville! Even if you don’t live in Tennessee or have arts programs at your nonprofit organization, we hope this mini series will provide new insight about how the arts can strengthen the nonprofit sector, and even your specific mission! In Part 1, we explore four arts programs in Middle Tenness ...…
 
For our 13th Changemakers LA episode, we discuss the logistical and financial obstacles facing public transportation services in Los Angeles and the work Move LA has done to address them. We are proud to have Move LA, Senator Ben Allen, and Kosmont Companies join us in exploring the ongoing relationship between public transit and community heal ...…
 
For our 12th Changemakers LA episode, we discuss the power and potential of Opportunity Zones, and how they can be utilized to increase business activity in LA County and revitalize traditionally under-invested communities. We are proud to have the LA Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Public Private Strategies join us in discussing thi ...…
 
It’s easy to overthink the process of copywriting and feel a lot of pressure to write the perfect appeal, but copywriting is like any other skill which just takes patience and practice. In the last episode of Season 4, we chat with a seasoned copywriter who faces the challenging task of writing uplifting stories for a nonprofit hospice care fac ...…
 
If you work for a nonprofit which has offices all over the country or world, you may have noticed some tension between the headquarters and its affiliate offices, or even between affiliate offices themselves when “turf wars” arise. This week’s episode addresses the natural tension between such offices to compare the positive and negative aspect ...…
 
“Grassroots marketing” refers to any type of free or inexpensive marketing tactic. So many nonprofit professionals have become obsessed with learning about the newest SEO algorithms and digital marketing tools that it may be helpful to be reminded that some situations really require face-to-face relationships. In this episode, get inspired by e ...…
 
Learn what it’s like to work with AmeriCorps as an individual or as an organization. Three AmeriCorps alumni share their unique experiences, each serving under a different branch of the AmeriCorps organization. Our guests this episode include:--Michelle Gustafson with Caritas of Austin--Joseph Gutierrez with Maddox Charitable Fund--Savannah But ...…
 
If you’re thinking about starting a social enterprise, you’ll need lots of support! In this episode, we’ll talk about two resources to help you get started, grow, and develop professionally to strengthen your impact. Our guests this episode include:--Rachel Schaffer Lawson from Schaffer Law Firm--Kila Englebrook from Social Enterprise Alliance ...…
 
Learn how forming a social enterprise can provide your nonprofit with an additional stream of revenue, support your mission, and tie into your existing programs. Our guests this episode include:--Brad Kimbler from Staff360 (owned by Safe Haven Family Shelter)--Daniel Furbish from Oasis Bike Workshop (owned by Oasis Center) Nonprofit Jenni provi ...…
 
For our 11th Changemakers LA episode, we discuss the disparity of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles based on an investigative report conducted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness. We are proud to have the St. Joseph Center and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) join us in discussing th ...…
 
When resources are scarce, you may feel like it’s impossible to build a healthy culture and climate for your team. Unfortunately, a toxic workplace leads to even more financial difficulties due to high turnover and burnout, recruiting and training expenses, and interrupted relationships with your constituents. How can you honor your team, your ...…
 
Young Professionals (YP) Groups can help your nonprofits spread awareness of its mission to new generations, increase your donor base, and plan for successions. Engaging young professionals is becoming ever more vital as Baby Boomers start to retire from their long-held leadership positions! Learn how to create an effective YP Group, YP Committ ...…
 
Hear from two Development Directors who recently completed capital campaigns. each fundraising millions of dollars. One campaign involved major renovations for a historic theatre, and the other built a brand new facility, including a commercial kitchen and revenue generating meeting space. Our guests this episode include:--Brooke Bernard with B ...…
 
For our 10th Changemakers LA episode, we explore the work we are doing to address the skills gap in low income communities through our Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program. This program meets the need of supplying skilled workers for local companies who have job openings that are hard to fill due to the advanced skills needed. It also ...…
 
The public can have trouble understanding why a social issue is so difficult to solve, and it’s up to you to explain all the layers that cause the problem. How do you explain why it’s so difficult to end addiction, sex trafficking, and other mammoth issues? Our guests this episode include:--Pamela Sessions and Savak Millis from Renewal House--E ...…
 
Learn how to make your organization resilient to change with a technology infrastructure you actually understand how to use. Even if you have all the right technology systems in place, they won’t do any good if you don’t know how to use them or if they all operate in silos! Our guests this episode include:--Blake Stockard from Kumwe Systems--Al ...…
 
In our first episode of Season 4, Jenni talks about how nonprofits can partner with companies beyond the standard event sponsorships and corporate grants. If your organization hasn’t considered how to involve businesses in your programming, client services, volunteer groups, and other creative approaches, get some inspiration from this episode. ...…
 
Before Season 4 of the Nonprofit Jenni Show is released May, I’m releasing two bonus episodes about The Big Payback! The Big Payback is Middle Tennessee’s annual “day of giving,” hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. In these bonus episodes, I’m interviewing nonprofits which have been hugely successful with their online giving ...…
 
For our 9th Changemakers LA episode, we are excited to have four leaders from various organizations for a conversation about economic inclusion in the City of Long Beach. Our expert guests joining us for this show are: *Jamila Henderson, Senior Associate at Policy Link *John Keisler, Economic Development Director at City of Long Beach *James Al ...…
 
Before Season 4 of the Nonprofit Jenni Show is released May, I’m releasing two bonus episodes about The Big Payback! The Big Payback is Middle Tennessee’s annual “day of giving,” hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. In these bonus episodes, I’m interviewing nonprofits which have been hugely successful with their online giving ...…
 
In this episode, LISC LA Assistant Program Officer Jessica Wackenhut, interviews Katherine Aguilar, an alum of the LISC AmeriCorps Program and now a Project Manager at LA Family Housing (LAFH). Katherine Aguilar is responsible for LAFH's development activities for selected housing and community development projects. She manages all phases of de ...…
 
Nonprofit organizations help make the world go round, but so do social enterprises...and sometimes they do it even better! In this episode, we’ll hear from social enterprise founders who help strengthen the social sector. This is a great episode for nonprofits who want to learn how to collaborate with social enterprises, and for aspiring nonpro ...…
 
Maybe you’ve heard of Foundation Center before, but you’re not quite sure how they can help your nonprofit. Or maybe you know they host networking events, or they offer workshops, but you don’t know if you’re missing out on one of their many other services. That’s why this week, we’re talking with Alexis Flannagan, the Community Outreach Manage ...…
 
In this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Rochelle Mills, an alum of the Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) and now President and Chief Executive Officer at Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO). Rochelle Mills is responsible for IHO’s housing development, new project and program initiatives, ...…
 
Every nonprofit has “pie in the sky” goals for growth, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to scale up in a healthy way before you jump in. In this episode, we’ll ask questions like, Do you have the infrastructure needed to scale your operations? Do you have plenty of support from your board, staff, and volunteers? How can you achie ...…
 
Before you take off for Christmas next week, make sure you have these 3 things ready to go! In this bonus Christmas episode, Jenni outlines her 3 biggest recommendations to make sure your nonprofit doesn’t miss an opportunity to engage with your supporters over one of the biggest holidays in the world. These recommendations apply to your organi ...…
 
Many nonprofit organizations I speak with have tried social media fundraising before with less-than-stellar results. However, I always preach about the benefits of social media, so I’m devoting this whole episode to the best practices for these online fundraisers! This week, we’ll talk about the importance of consistency in your social media st ...…
 
Whether your nonprofit organization is looking to expand to a new area of town or an entirely new city across the country, you’re sure to face unexpected challenges. This week, we’re addressing some of the most common challenges I hear about, including the question about how to raise awareness about your cause in a new geographic area, the stru ...…
 
Lately Ive received lots of Anonymous Questions about the role of a board of directors in relationship with the Executive Director. There are many legal grey areas associated with this relationship, so I asked my favorite nonprofit attorney Rachel Schaffer Lawson to come back to the show and answer all the questions you have submitted. Please k ...…
 
In this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Daniel Huynh, an alum of the Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI) and now Vice President of Real Estate at LA Family Housing.Daniel has been working within the Los Angeles’ nonprofit affordable housing field for more than a decade and has contributed to ...…
 
Grantwriting involves a lot more than simply filling out an application asking for money. The infrastructure and operations of your organization play a big role in determining which types of grants and how much funding you qualify to receive, so it’s important to make sure every part of your organization is working together as you enter your ne ...…
 
You’ve probably heard a dozen and half times that nonprofits need to stop duplicating services...but that’s a lot easier said than done. There’s also a lot more that goes into successful nonprofit work than just trying to be different for the sake of being different. We need to shift our focus back to our mission. When we do that, we realize we ...…
 
Giving Tuesday is coming up fast on November 27! If you haven’t made a fundraising or marketing plan yet, our guests have some suggestions for putting together a great campaign in just a couple days. Plus, most Giving Tuesday campaigns are extremely inexpensive to set up, so any nonprofit can participate. Our guests today include:--Hayley Levy ...…
 
If you’re struggling to find new sources for volunteers, or suffer from frequent volunteer turnover, you need to start looking at these two types of nontraditional volunteers. Learn from nonprofit leaders who regularly recruit and retain volunteers with special needs, and volunteers under the age of 18. Our guests today include: --Sharie Loik f ...…
 
Learn how to set up your first planned giving campaign, or improve the one you already have in place. While most nonprofit professionals know what planned giving is, and some may even have an initiative started at their organization, many nonprofits fail to make strategic asks for planned gifts and lose out on gifts 200-300 times the size of th ...…
 
Changemakers LA Episode #5: Get Hands On Experience With The Housing Development Training InstituteIn this episode, LISC LA Community Development Officer Alexandra Dawson interviews Denice Wint, a LISC Americorps and HDTI Alum and now Director of Projects and Services of Innovative Housing Opportunities, to discuss her career path in affordable ...…
 
This is the last episode of Season 2! A strategic plan guides your nonprofit through the next stage of growth, or can help you through a transition, such as a leadership change or a shift in your mission. But most nonprofit professionals and board members will only go through the strategic planning process a couple of times in their lives...if ...…
 
The Google Ad Grant isn’t a normal grant, because you don’t get any actual money from it--but it offers amazing benefits for your organization by giving you $10,000 of free search engine advertisements every single month, for the rest of time. In this episode, a Google Ad Grant manager answers all kinds of questions about how you can use Google ...…
 
There are dozens of various types of grants your organization can apply for, but each grant is unique in its grant writing requirements, reporting standards, and selection process. In this episode, I chat with two grant reviewers who work with community giving circles and community foundations to learn how their review processes work. My guests ...…
 
Whether you’re in the middle of creating a new program for your nonprofit, you have a crazy idea for a unique program no one else offers, or you just want to know how program development works, I’ll probably answer all your questions in this episode. My guests in this episode work in very niche spaces, and didn’t have any sort of roadmap to tea ...…
 
Sometimes controversial issues such as gun control, LGBTQ issues, racism, unplanned pregnancy, and political elections can cause division among your nonprofit’s supporters and team members. It can be extremely stressful to feel like you could lose a major funding source, public favor, and staff and board members over one controversial issue. In ...…
 
It’s only been in the last decade or so that professionals have started to aspire to become CEOs and Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations… In the past, many nonprofit leaders have stumbled into the nonprofit sector without initially realizing they were creating a long-term career for themselves. Now, however, many professionals new to ...…
 
If you feel like your nonprofit has run out of fundraising ideas, OR you just feel like youre wasting too much time and money setting up your fundraisers, you need to hear this episode! My guests and I talk about three fundraising ideas which require very little time and money to implement. My guests this episode include: --Jon Fraser from DipJ ...…
 
In this episode, nonprofit attorney Rachel Schaffer Lawson talks to me about legal mistakes I see lots of nonprofits make without meaning to. We cover HR issues, donation solicitations, and programs which don’t benefit your mission. My guest this episode is: --Rachel Schaffer Lawson from Schaffer Law Firm Plus, don’t miss my Anonymous Q&A segme ...…
 
This special 2-part episode is all about events--fundraising events, volunteering events, community awareness events, client-serving events, all of them! My guests and I talk about how to plan the events, how to afford all the costs involved, current nonprofit event trends, and more. My guests this episode include: --Emily Layton from Waves, In ...…
 
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