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Nonprofit Management isn’t easy. We’re here to help. The Snapcast is a new, interview-based podcast focusing on issues in nonprofit management—from board development, to fundraising, to volunteer management, and everything in between. We hope to inspire you and to illuminate the path to meeting your mission goals.
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Inclusion Catalyst

Mickey Desai & Susan Cooper

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Welcome to Inclusion Catalyst, with your hosts Mickey Desai and Julien Geiser. We bring diversity leaders to the table to hear about current issues in diversity and inclusion, deconstructing complex social justice issues to showcase the best practices in our workplaces and our communities.
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Chelsea Lamego and Alejandro Stevenson-Duran are Co-Founders of FundMiner, software that uniquely aggregates and organizes siloed fund data into its easy-to-manage platform, where fund managers can monitor their funds with access-based compliance tracking, data visualization, document workflow, and secure storage. Among the things we discuss: What …
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Matt Stokes is the President and Founder of Nonprofit Millionaires, a fundraising consultancy. We talk about leadership development. Among the topics we discuss: Finding a mentor and a sponsor Attending and networking at fundraising conferences Doing informational interviews for future fundraising positions of interest Joining and becoming involved…
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Mickey talks with Geng Wang, CEO and Cofounder of Civic Champs about Volunteer Management and adopting the right technology to significantly step up their game. Among the things we discuss: What technology already exists today and how is it used by nonprofits to support their volunteer programs? How could volunteer managers leverage tools like Chat…
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Anthony Dicks visits the SnapCast to talk about leadership, leadership development, and working with creative teams. He has spent over two decades preparing people with diverse responsibilities to reach their optimal leadership potential. He currently transforms leaders as the Senior Leadership Consultant for 180 Management Group. Some of the quest…
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This is the last of three episodes with Nonprofit Jenni, Jenni Getzy, host of the Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast, and the force of nature behind Nonprofit Jenni. We talk at length about Online and Silent Charity Auctions, examining step-by-step how to plan a charity auction, how to get items donated, how to maximize your revenue, etc. Questions we ad…
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Dr. Chris Lambert is the author of Next Level Nonprofit and Founder/CEO of Life Remodeled. In 2010 he started Life Remodeled, which repurposes vacant school buildings into one-stop hubs of opportunities and helps create neighborhood revitalization that lasts. Additionally, he and his dream team built and launched the Next Level Nonprofit organizati…
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The SnapCast welcomes Joey Goone to talk about XXX. Joey is the President of Utopia Experience, a full-scale event management company, that focuses on A/V, event production, videography and entertainment. Joey has cracked he code on utilizing technology to benefit nonprofits in their events, helping them capture data to help them make more informed…
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Nonprofit Jenni is on the SnapCast!! This is the second of three episodes with Jenni Getzy, host of the Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast, and the force of nature behind Nonprofit Jenni. We talk at length about email marketing, how to add people to your email list, the two types of email marketing you can use once you have a list, and what to include in…
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Anna Taylor, Executive Director of The Greater Sum Foundation, visits the SnapCast to talk about innovation and scalability in nonprofits. Among the topics we discuss: Greater Sum mission: supporting innovative & scalable nonprofits Types of innovation Greater Sum alumni are creating Factors that impede innovation in the nonprofit sector Working de…
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Anna Taylor, Executive Director of The Greater Sum Foundation, visits the SnapCast to talk about alternatives to starting a nonprofit. Among the topics we discuss: Greater Sum role in supporting startup nonprofits Preconceptions about increase in # of new nonprofits Alternatives to starting a nonprofit Who SHOULD start a nonprofit Potential partner…
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Dolph Goldenburg visits the SnapCast to talk about strategic planning for nonprofits. Dolph serves as a consultant, coach, and confidant for nonprofit leaders; and he is the Principal Consultant for Successful Nonprofits. A good strategic planning process re-energizes your nonprofit organization by engaging your Board, staff, funders, and constitue…
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Keis, Corvettes and Cappuccinos We discuss what it takes to bring in a car to the USA that is not already sold here by the manufacturer. What if you want to bring in that Lada, Nissan Skyline, Porsche 959, Honda Acty or Suzuki Cappuccino into the the USA? Is it better to order up a new one, get a used one or get an "antique" one? Can you do this yo…
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David Pisarek, founder of Wow Digital, returns to the SnapCast to talk about Giving Tuesday. We talk about the importance of the Giving Tuesday opportunity for nonprofits. Among the things we touch on: Prepping for Giving Tuesday Identifying the strategy and timeline Maximizing a Giving Tuesday campaign What happens once someone makes a donation? T…
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Nonprofit Jenni is on the SnapCast!! Mickey gets to do three episodes with Jenni Getzy, host of the Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast, and the force of nature behind Nonprofit Jenni. We talk at length about Giving Tuesday, and how you can still get ready to maximize the event for your nonprofit. Questions we address: What are the most important steps fo…
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Long-time friend Dave Paule, Principal & Managing Director of Our Fundraising Search joins the SnapCast to explore the results of their recent Nonprofit Salary & Satisfaction Survey. The results are in, and we are ready to share. This session was recorded live. Were there any surprises? Discover key takeaways and some significant observations. …
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Cars from the 1950's and 60's that you've probably never heard of. Do you think you know about classic cars? What about rare cars? Some car buffs might recognize the brands Frazier or Devin but mention "Grantham" and they might think you are talking about Downton Abbey. What about Allied, Glasspar, Ferber, LaDawri or Voodoo? We speak with Geoff Hac…
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Dan Plan from the Midwest Racing Connection, an expert on short track racing, visits the gang on Dawn's birthday and sees us at our befuddled best. Dawn relives her 21st birthday. Misty's new nickname is "Racing Nugget." We start a conspiracy theory that JFK was killed by Mr. Bean. Phil the Bollard survives bollard carnage. And, we learn which car …
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We apologize in advance for our our kitchen apparel fashion tips. With a three of our crew missing, the remaining cast members try to channel our missing mates (seance not included.) We discuss the action and results of the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race, which leads to creating The Thing About Cars Drinking Game. A tip of the hat is give…
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Ben's buddy Derek tells us about his road trips around the world. Namibia! West Africa! Kazakhstan! Connecticut! What do they have in common? You can find warm Coca-Cola everywhere in the world! We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. Support The Thing About Cars by contributing to their tip jar: https:/…
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On FI, Fuel Economy and Wafflehomes! Misty gets a surprise shipment from the states! The panel digs deep into the global socio-political implications on the "girlificiation of F1." Ben tees up a discussion on the closing of environmental loopholes for vehicles over 4,000 pounds. Ben teaches us how to hotwire a care through any exposed wire bus. And…
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Nobody here but us cheeckens with Micky away on the west coast. Misty is still moist, Dave drives the Grand Trivia Auto, and Ben pretends to know how to host a podcast. Tim staggers in late as we discuss how to get us all over to Paris for the big international hot-dang auto show next year. Those aren't pillows! Which of us speaks the worst French?…
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Misty sets a new record for getting to moist, our guest is a no-show, and Dave sheds some light on J.D. Power. We explore our peanut-fetish before moving on to some listener questions, but the peanut-cheese just won't go away. We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. Support The Thing About Cars by contri…
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Mickey is going to send Misty a mystery-box and also announces that he's purchased a house that will eventually have his dream-garage, and we're all waiting for the garage-warming party! Yelotus makes its first car-show appearance. Dawn wants to know if a fuel-additive that promises to make a car with a bad catalytic converter pass an emissions tes…
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Loxley Browne of Club Athena makes a quick visit to talk about a special event in partnership with DHL and Andretti Autosport. Seven dedicated “Athenians” will be chosen to spend two days trackside with Andretti and DHL Express team members as they learn from industry experts and have fun with hands-on experiences. Girls interested in joining the p…
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Our guest no-shows, so the panel goes on a corvette-conversational-out-of-body experience. Where did the GM "bow tie" logo come from? When was the first Corvette produced? What cities are home to Corvette assembly facilities? What city is the home to the most Corvettes? Mickey, Dawn, Misty, Ben and Dave longingly over Corvettes they have known and …
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Dave Paule of Our Fundraising Search makes a quick visit with Mickey to talk about their Nonprofit Salary & Satisfaction survey: We’d be honored if you’d spare just 4 minutes of your day to take the Nonprofit Salary & Satisfaction Survey. Thought leadership is an important part of what Our Fundraising Search does. The goal is to give nonprofit …
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Misty's in a mood; can she get a new MX-5 or upgrade her existing one before she "meets Sarah?" (Plus a secret message in Dutch.) What have cars been used for other than transportation and sport? If you were forced to drive a fast Ford for four hours in a traffic jam, which would it be? Some impromptu air travel advice. Importing vehicles and M.O.T…
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Jenni Craig visits the SnapCast to talk about Affinity Programs, how to develop them, and how they benefit any philanthropic endeavor. Jenni has over fifteen years of experience in higher education, and is currently the principal at Affinity Makers, helping nonprofits to define and build their affinity programs. (Prior to Affinity Makers, Jenni's e…
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Today on the show, guest host Josh Miller of Josh Miller Ventures and IDEAS xLab talks to Lori Frisher as part of his Uncovering Your Value series. Frisher is a leader, an advocate, an entrepreneur, an athlete, a two-time cancer survivor, and a public speaker who dares to dream beyond her present circumstances to discover what is possible. She was …
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Today on the show, guest host Josh Miller of Josh Miller Ventures and IDEAS xLab talks to Marija Abney as part of his Uncovering Your Value series. Abney is a community organizer, the arts curator at The Soapbox Presents, a Broadway performer and actress having starred in movies including both Black Panther films and Avengers: Infinity War and Aven…
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Jonathan Lucus visits the SnapCast to talk about NSITE, placing individuals who are blind or have low vision in great jobs, and partnering with corporations to make it easier to hire, onboard, and retain these individuals. They offer training programs for workers who are seeking to get into (or back into) positions in IT, finance, HR... NSITE also …
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Today on the show, queer changemaker and public speaker Josh Miller kicks off a multi-part series on the topic of covering: downplaying, hiding or filtering parts of ourselves at work, with different social groups, at school and with family. Miller believes that being visible can shift culture, and that sharing our stories can be the catalyst that …
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Today on the show, Julien speaks with Richard Mireles, the Director of Communications at the Oakland-based non-profit CROP Organization. CROP stands for Creating Restorative Opportunities and Programs and their mission is to reimagine reentry (for justice-involved folks) through a holistic, human-centered approach to advocacy, housing, and skill de…
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Returning guest Dean Case tells us about his involvement with the Society of Automotive Engineers' student programs including racing. If you or someone you know is interested in a career in automotive engineering, you should listen to this. Tim searches for Sasquatch but finds a Fratzog instead. We welcome your support via Patreon and your question…
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Joli Cooper of GreenLight Atlanta visits the SnapCast. Launched with more than 50 local philanthropic investors, GreenLight Atlanta represents the city’s extraordinary philanthropic spirit and ambition to find innovative approaches created and proven elsewhere to help make significant, measurable progress toward a brighter and more equitable future…
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Listeners can take advantage of some free offers along with a coupon for Mighty NPO: SNAPSHOT70. Find details within the podcast... David has been smashing the non-profit sector for over 20 years, and now he's living out his dream: to change the world one website at a time, by designing and building websites, leading design and branding projects, a…
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We speak with Hot Wheels historian and brand ambassador Mike Zarnock about all things Hot Wheels. We learn about the origins of the coolest little cars, the world record for loops, how the cars are created, how passionate collectors can be, and we even have a look at the Hot Wheels coloring book! Mickey wants a Hot Wheels track that runs all throug…
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Join LeNaya Hezel, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) as she chats with three alumni of the WSP program, Army veteran Chris Twigg, Navy veteran Desaree Edwards, and Marine Corps veteran Jessica Nelson. In this episode, they’ll discuss life after military service, the role higher education plays in transiti…
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We welcome Kristina McKean to the SnapCast. Kristina is an animal rights activist and founder of The Elephant Project. Kristina has been volunteering and making a direct impact on wildlife and conservation efforts both at home and abroad for years now. She has successfully drafted petitions, protested circuses, and created social media campaigns (#…
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The crew starts with culinary bravery- what don't you want in YOUR sammich? We welcome Greg Barner back to the table to discuss tires. Is Goodyear's new sustainable tire as good as it sounds? What about Michelin's airless tire? Will Mickey's fat ass fit in a 350Z? Misty is still moist and Dave wants to try the pine schnapps- just don't let him driv…
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Join LeNaya Hezel, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) as she chats with WSP’s director of education, Dr. Cassie Sanchez, about how the WSP program supports transitioning service members in their pursuit of higher education by meeting the nontraditional student veteran community “where they are.” The two al…
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How much intelligence is required for defensive driving? Misty is no longer contemplating sewing underwear for her cats but still has a serious grudge against Ford. How much charge can you get from an electric Dodge Charger? How much cheezy fake exhaust-noise does it need? Does Mickey need a muscle-car or an SUV? Tune in and be offended!…
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Dave sounds phlegmish and has BeeGees in his carburettors. Do you really need those BG services that dealers offer? Should you kiss your mechanic? Misty rants about Dutch Mazda dealers. Tim's rental car REALLY wants him to BRAKE!!! And just what the heck does Escalade mean anyway? Support The Thing About Cars by contributing to their tip jar: https…
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Today on the show, Julien speaks with Maurice Jones, the CEO of the non-profit OneTen. OneTen is a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies who are coming together to upskill, hire, and promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years who do not yet have a four-year degree into family-sustaining jobs with opportunities fo…
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Today on the show, Julien speaks with Alana Beard. A philanthropist and entrepreneur, Alana utilizes the power of business and sports to shift how women and girls experience opportunities. She is the Founder of Transition Play, a talent firm that specializes in helping women athletes live prolific lives across their personal, professional, and publ…
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Hardy Smith visits the SnapCast to talk about his book: Stop The Nonprofit Board Blame Game. We talk at length about the book, why he wrote it, and how to address the frustrations often felt by board members and nonprofit executives. We touch on the following: Nonprofit leaders consistently share frustration about board engagement. Why don't board …
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Carla Fowler visits the SnapCast to talk about her practice as an Executive Coach. We discuss elements of human performance, the culture of over-work, and the concept of Brutal Focus as a means of avoiding burnout and increasing efficacy for nonprofits. We welcome support of the Nonprofit SnapCast via Patreon.We welcome your questions and feedback …
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Film-maker Scott Hardie made a documentary about Paul Moller, who has worked for decades to make flying cars a reality. Is Moller a genius or a crackpot? Are flying cars still 15-20 years away, as people have said since the 1960s? Misty is still moist and worried about her family's gene-pool. We park in gear, but wonder if our warranty will cover i…
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Today on the show, Julien speaks with Ashanti Branch. Ashanti is a key-note speaker, advisor to the US Surgeon General, a Fulbright Fellow and 4x TedX Speaker. His work with youth has been featured at SXSW, on CNN with Lisa Ling, on the Kelly Clarkson Show, and in the documentary about American masculinity 'The Mask You Live In', which premiered at…
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