Make the Arts Relevant to Everyone Everywhere

Happy Artober, everyone! In honor of Artober, I’ve partnered with my local community foundation to explore how the arts can be used to support all kinds of philanthropic causes through a short podcast mini-series. In Part 2, I highlight four organizations in my home base of Tennessee which are making the arts relevant to everyone everywhere to support a wide range of causes. Whether we’re talking about STEAM education, inclusive activities for people with disabilities, promoting fearlessness and ingenuity, or even improving your professional conduct at work, the arts are present and needed.

How the Arts Can Promote Equity for Underrepresented Populations

Happy Artober, everyone! In honor of Artober, I’ve partnered with my local community foundation to explore how the arts can be used to support all kinds of philanthropic causes through a short podcast mini-series. In Part 1, I highlight four organizations in my home base of Nashville, TN to discover how arts programs can help promote equity for underrepresented populations including people with disabilities, people impacted by homelessness, minority gender and sexuality groups, people experiencing mental illness, and people recovering from addiction.

Copywriting (writing content) to tell your story and earn support

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 requires patience and practice. In the last episode of Season 4, we chat with Liz Haas from Alive Hospice, who faces the challenging task of writing uplifting stories for a nonprofit hospice care facility. We also hear from Drew Reynolds, a data expert who help nonprofits communicate hard facts and figures without detracting from the passion and heart behind their message.

What to do about tension between Headquarters and Affiliate offices

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 different affiliate offices when “turf wars” arise. In Season 4 Episode 11, the Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast addresses this natural tension to compare the positive and negative aspects of working for a far-reaching charity organization. Two anonymous nonprofit employees offer their perspectives on what it’s like to work for the home office, for an affiliate office, and even overseas where cultural norms are completely different. They also provide advice on how you can work within the system to improve relations among your staff and between offices.

Why nonprofits should advocate against child separation, and how to do it legally

If you work in Texas, Ohio, or Mississippi, I’m sure you’re already looking at how you can personally support the families impacted by these tragedies. But today I want to urge you to take action professionally to help end child separation and reunite children with their parents. If your nonprofit has never engaged in advocacy before, I know this can be scary to think about, so I want to help walk you through it.