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.
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.
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.
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. In Season 4, Episode 7 we spoke with Brad Kimbler from Staff360 and Daniel Furbish from Oasis Bike Workshop about the social enterprises they run to support nonprofit organizations.
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. In Season 3, Episode 6 of the Nonprofit Jenni Show, learn how you can honor your team, your mission, and your budget all at the same time.