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 Season 3 Episode 10, I asked Tari Hughes, the CEO of Center for Nonprofit Management, how CNM’s consultants work with nonprofits to ask and answer the right questions as they scale up. I also spoke with Lauren LaViola, former Executive Director of Children Of Restaurant Employees (CORE), how her organization was able to grow on a national scale with all of their stakeholders spread across the country.
In Season 3, Episode 7, we’re addressing some of the most common challenges I hear about from organizations looking to expand, including the question about how to raise awareness about your cause in a new geographic area, the struggle to find new donors to support another branch, and even figuring out how your operations should change to fit your new surroundings. In this episode, Grant Hensel from Nonprofit Megaphone shares how you can use the Google Ad Grant to help support your expansion. We also hear from Brenda Mikec, the Executive Director of Ride For Reading, about how her organization has expanded to work on a national level.