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Wine on One- Would You Rather?
Nov 14
Would you rather write a grant or give a speech? Take a 5 hour flight with a board member to a meeting or drive for 5 hours with the same board member? Call a disgruntled donor or email them? Empty the trash after the staff potluck or empty the bugs out…
Dealing with a Difficult Coworker with Pamela King of Our Community Listens
Nov 7 • 32 min
A difficult coworker or boss is the main reason people move on from organizations. But there’s always that one person that makes our life difficult. Pam King from Our Community Listens asked, “What if we tried to change the way we deal with people before…
Wine on One- Repping the Brand
Oct 31 • 13 min
When was the last time a car cut you off, only for you to realize it was wrapped in your favorite charity’s logo. Or you witnessed someone being rude to a store employee while wearing (gulp) the tee shirt from YOUR fundraiser? There’s a lot to think about…
Creating Accessible Events with Christy Herzing and Sandy Jones of Paraquad
Oct 24 • 36 min
If you don’t work at an organization that doesn’t specifically work with people with disabilities, you don’t have to worry about making your fundraising events accessible, right? Wrong. So wrong. As our guest Christy Herzing from Paraquad says, “Making…
Wine on One- Silent Auction Do’s and Don’ts
Oct 17
It’s silent auction time! Marjorie and Natalie grabbed some wine (a great silent auction item by the way!) From what to do with items you don’t think you can sell, what’s an “Own It Now,” how big to make your auction, and so much more, we give our…
Building Relationships with Local Media with Elaine McNamara
Oct 10 • 27 min
Hosts Marjorie Moore and Natalie Jablonski explore nonprofits at the place where mission and people meet. Why does the Program Department hate the fundraisers? What’s that foundation thinking with those requirements? How can we get the board working…
Wine on One- Celebrating Holidays in the Nonprofit Office
Oct 3 • 16 min
Yep, it’s that time of year. Now that it’s officially ok to put a pumpkin spice shot of rum in your pumpkin spice latte, it’s also time to plan the office holiday party, figure out year end donor stewardship, send the holiday card, and figure out who has…
A Life in Development with Scott Lange of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners Live from AFP St. Louis
Sep 26 • 27 min
Scott R. Lange has done it all… university and hospital major gifts, capital campaigns, consulting, creating a CRM, and now as CEO and Executive Partner of Jerold Panas, Linzy, and Partners charged with maintain the legacy of the granddaddy of…
Wine on One- Passive Income Streams for Your Nonprofit
Sep 21 • 12 min
Sometimes it can be tough to raise money, but you need cashflow all the time. That’s the time that a nonprofit can lean back on its passive revenue streams. From bonus money from Amazon Smile, Facebook donations (start here to do that!…
Make Your Nonprofit Happy and Healthy with Beth Kanter On Location from AFP St. Louis
Sep 12 • 24 min
This week, 501Crossroads is on location at the AFP St. Louis Conference on Philanthrophy. Beth Kanter, Master Trainer, Author, Blogger, Speaker Extrodinaire sat down with Marjorie to talk about everything in the nonprofit and tech world, mindfulness, the…
Wine on One- Three Ways to Partner with Businesses without Asking for Money
Sep 5 • 15 min
Do the seas of people part when you walk through a Chamber event because no one wants to be asked for money by you and your organization again? The Nonprofit Ninja, Natalie Jablonski, shares her three tricks to partner with businesses to benefit your…
Growth of Giving Circles with Maranda Richardson
Aug 29 • 29 min
One in eight donors have given a gift through a giving circle and they’re on the rise. Giving circles are groups where each person in the group puts money in a pot and collectively decide where the money goes. For years, the image most people had of…
Wine on One- What’s All This Talk about Unlimited PTO?
Aug 22 • 13 min
More and more people are talking about Unlimited PTO… what does it mean? Who should be eligible? How does it work? And most importantly… How do you make sure that everything still gets done? After a 6 month experiment, Marjorie shares what she’s learned…
Advertising 101 for Nonprofits with Lisa Adams of Marketplace Magazine
Aug 15 • 33 min
A man who stops advertising is like a man who stops a clock to save time - Henry Ford Advertising can be a stumbling block for nonprofits. From being too expensive, to not having a good handle on strategy and what the ROI is, the thought of paying to get…
Wine on One- Is it Fundraising or Development?
Aug 8 • 9 min
Is what you’re doing everyday really development or are you just fundraising? Semantics is important! Natalie turns into the Nonprofit Grammar Ninja to break down exactly what the difference between the two is and how knowing the difference will lead to a…
Tips for Higher Education Selection for Nonprofit Leaders with Cindy Manjounes
Aug 1 • 35 min
Finishing a bachelors, taking on a masters, or going for that doctorate can be a daunting use of a nonprofit professional’s time and money. Dr. Cindy K. Manjounes knows… she has two doctorates! Marjorie and Natalie talk to Dr. Cindy about how to choose…
Wine on One- Love Them or Hate Them… Giving Days
Jul 26 • 12 min
Love them or hate them, Giving Days are here to stay. Marjorie and Natalie grabbed a big glass of wine to talk about the pros and cons of participating in events like Giving Tuesday and your local Big Give or Giving Day. From ideas on how to succeed and…
When is it Time to Hire a CFO with Katie Zahner of Brown Smith Wallace
Jul 18 • 29 min
When we invite a guest back, you know she’s great! Katie Zahner from Brown Smith Wallace is back to help Executive Directors and boards of all sizes understand what the difference between an accountant, comptroller, and CFO is, how much each should be…
Wine on One- Social Media and Work-Life Integration
Jul 11 • 16 min
Friending volunteers… at mentioning board members on Twitter… LinkingIn with staff… attending networking events three evenings a week… dinner with a colleague from another organization. Forget work-life balance, for those of us that live the nonprofit…
Wine on One- Partnering with Businesses to Raise Funds
Jul 6 • 10 min
What makes a good nonprofit/corporate partnership? How do you navigate around a company’s needs and your nonprofit’s needs? How do you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to days a company will give a part of their sales to your mission… and is…
Working with the Government with Irene Agustin
Jun 28 • 25 min
They say two things are inevitable, death and taxes. You might be pretty sure where you’re headed after death, but do you ever wonder where your hard earned money is going? The government of course! But working with the government can be tricky. How to…
Wine on One- Office Furniture and the Nonprofit Life
Jun 20 • 11 min
When was the last time your nonprofit got new furniture… no, real new furniture, not a hand me down from your spouse’s office or a well loved couch covered in animal hair… real new furniture. Should nonprofits spend donated dollars on furniture? Does…
Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready to Play with Teresa Pedigo
Jun 7 • 29 min
Are you ready for the big leagues? A coach can help you get there! Teresa Pedigo is a business accountabliyt partner with AdviCoach. She dropped by to talk to Marjorie and Natalie about why you might need a coach, choosing the right coach for you, the…
2, 4, 6, 8 Who Do We Appreciate? Volunteers!
May 30 • 12 min
You dn’t have to save volunteer appreciation for one week every April! You can show your love and appreciation for people who make your mission happen (for free!) all year long! Marjorie and Natalie sat down with a glass of wine to brainstorm great ideas…
Nonprofits and Chambers, Making the Most of Your Friendship with Landon Brooks of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce
May 23 • 29 min
What’s your relationship with your friendly neighborhood Chamber of Commerce? Landon Brooks from the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is here to talk about how to get out from behind the cheese tray and start effectively networking. From after hours…
Wine on One- Tragedies in Your Nonprofit Family
May 17 • 11 min
The death or critical illness of a volunteer, a board member, a donor, or a client can be so tough. Relationships that start professonally in nature turn personal, and it’s hard for the people outside of your nonprofit to understand just what the members…
Understanding the Executive Director Search Process with Dan Sise
May 9 • 34 min
Finding an job as an Executive Director or being on a board trying to find a new Executive Director doesn’t have to be a mystery! Dan Sise from University of Missouri- St. Louis’ Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program stopped by to talk about the…
Wine on One- Onboarding New Staff Members
May 2 • 15 min
New staff often come in at a time where you’ve been short staffed for too long so you need them to get started FAST! But it’s easy to forget the simple everyday things while getting them set up, like how to make a phone call (Dial 9, turn clockwise 7…
Your Financial Statements are Cordially Required to Change- Updates to FASB Standards with Katie Zahner
Apr 25 • 31 min
Big changes are coming to your financial statement within the next few years, and it’s something you need to start preparing for now! You’ll find Net Asset Classification, Liquidity Disclosures, Expense Reporting, Presentation of Investment Return and…
Selecting the Best Credit Card Processor with Lisa York
Apr 18 • 30 min
Percent plus fees… tiered vs interchange plus… AmEx up charges… and more. When shopping for the best company to process your organization’s credit cards, it seems intentionally confusing. Lisa York of Beacon Payment Systems stopped in to make it easy and…
Wine on One- My Brain is Taxed Out
Apr 11 • 12 min
It’s Tax Season, and you know what that means… donors calling to get copies of their tax receipts from last year! Marjorie and Natalie grab a glass of wine and break down ideas to make your donor’s tax season extra easy next year. Connect with Us! Natalie…
Debunking the Myth- Whose Responsibility is it to Give Back to the Community with David Sandusky of BEAST Craft BBQ Co.
Apr 4 • 31 min
You probably read the article from the Charleston City Paper by Angel Postell entitled Constantly Asking Restaurants to Give Freebies to Charities has Got to Stop. Owner of BEAST Craft BBQ Co. in Belleville, IL, David Sandusky had to respond to Angel and…
Wine on One- It’s Our Anniversary!
Mar 29 • 17 min
We can’t believe it’s been a year! Whether you’ve been listening the whole time or just jumping in, take a listen as we reveal our secrets to the show and our favorite moments from the past year! Connect with Us! Natalie on LinkedIn-…
Wine on One- Tattoos and Piercings in Today’s Nonprofit
Mar 21 • 11 min
When it comes to body art, tattoos, piercings and other means of personal expression, what’s appropriate in today’s nonprofits? Marjorie and Natalie grab a big glass of wine to tackle this one as they talk about how body art affects the job search,…
Wine on One- When to Promote the Mission
Mar 7 • 11 min
When your work and life balance really looks like work life soup, it’s hard to know when it’s the right time to promote your mission to your friends and family. Is Christmas dinner the right time to ask if Aunt Ethel will come to the Gala? Is after church…
Terrific Third Party Events with Maureen Barber Hill
Mar 1 • 27 min
What’s better than a party in your honor that you don’t have to plan? Maureen Barber Hill, President and CEO of the ALS Association, St. Louis Region stopped by to talk about how to find great community partners to throw events to benefit your…
Wine on One- A Love Letter to Great Board Presidents
Feb 22 • 10 min
What’s better a week after Valentines Day and the day after Presidents Day than to write a Valentine to a really great board president? Natalie and Marjorie pop open a bottle of wine and talk about a very special board president and what makes great board…
Ditch the Drama- Restoring Happiness to the Workplace with Rob Otrembiak
Feb 14 • 29 min
60-80% of all difficulties in an organization are caused by strained relationships between employees. 2 hours a day per employee is lost to employees complaining. A typicla manager spends 25-40% of her time managing conflicts. How do you ditch the drama?!…
Wine on One- Liking LinkedIn
Feb 7 • 10 min
Pop open a bottle of wine and your internet browser while Natalie walks you through how to optimize your LinkedIn page for maximum views and professionalism to get you noticed by higher ups everywhere! Connect with Us! Natalie on LinkedIn Marjorie on…
New Kid on the Nonprofit Block with Kimberly Richey
Jan 31 • 31 min
The first months and year in the nonprofit world can be scary and amazing. Kimberly Richey knows first hand. After years as a teacher and Mary Kay Director, Kimberly took the leap into the world of nonprofit work. She talks with Natalie and Marjorie about…
Wine on One- Working on Extracurriculars
Jan 24 • 16 min
How do Chamber events, Lions and Rotary and Kiwanis meetings, AFP and CSPRC meetings and board and committee meetings and committee meetings for your national organization fit into your calendar? Are they work? Are they paid? Are they on your time? Can…
Wine on One- Dressing for Nonprofit Success
Jan 17 • 15 min
In our latest Wine on One, Marjorie and Natalie look into the world of dressing yourself each day for your nonprofit jobs. From Granimals for adults, to sweatpants, to suits, 501Crossroads look into the culture of nonprofits so you know what’s appropriate…
On the Road Again- The Nonprofit Job Search Journey with Barbara Deters
Jan 11 • 46 min
New Year, New Job? Learn the seriously easy way to increase your chances of getting your next job by 10%! Marjorie and Natalie bring you a super sized episode today that covers everything you need to know to find and land your dream role. Barbara Deters…
Predicting 2017 for Nonprofits with a Magic 8 Ball
Jan 3 • 11 min
Since we don’t have a crystal ball, we got out the best thing we could, a Magic 8 Ball app, to predict how 2017 will go for nonprofits. From social media, to collaboration, to intersectionality, we cover the whole nonprofit sector, so grab a drink and…
7 Steps to Fundraising FREEDOM with Mary Valloni
Dec 27, 2016 • 30 min
Have you ever wanted to run a fundraising event? Maybe one that raises $500k in it’s first year in a small town? It’s not magic, but it does take work and following the 7 Steps. Mary Valloni comes back to the show (our first return guest!) to share her…
Using the Interwebs to Find the Good Charities
Dec 20, 2016 • 10 min
We know you’ve seen it… the dreaded Think Before You Donate meme that flies around every holiday giving season. We’re just going to let Waffles at Noon debunk that here: http://wafflesatnoon.com/think-before-you-donate-charity-claims/. But if you can’t…
Wine on One- Gift Giving in the Nonprofit Office
Dec 13, 2016 • 15 min
It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas… and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and so many other holidays! What’s the right protocol for giving gifts in the office. Should you give your boss a gift? What about your office BFF? The mean cube dweller in Finance?…
The Challenges and Benefits to Working in a Small Shop with David Garris
Dec 7, 2016 • 31 min
Have you ever heard development advice and automatically thought that it didn’t work for you because it came from the mouth of someone whose expertise was in big national nonprofits? Then today’s show is for you! David Garris, Foundation Director of The…
Wine on One- Process Improvement
Nov 29, 2016 • 14 min
Whether it’s streamlining your intake process or fixing your checkout process at an event, we can all benefit from thinking about the best ways to improve our processes. Today, Natalie throws down her knowledge about Process Improvement so we can all…
Wine on One: Legit Thanks
Nov 22, 2016 • 10 min
Right before Thanksgiving, Marjorie and Natalie crack open a bottle of wine and talk about something that drives Marjorie completely nuts… requests for donations pretending to be thank you or holiday cards. Pros and cons, rights and wrongs, we cover them…
Through the Ranks- Becoming the Boss after Being a Peer with Katie Rahn
Nov 15, 2016 • 33 min
Imagine this, you’re toiling away at your career, you’re putting in the time, making the sacrifices and it finally happens. You get the top job! Suddenly you go from being one of the gang to The Man. You’re learning management and leadership all under the…
Wine on One 5- Savoring Your Staff Meetings
Nov 8, 2016 • 16 min
Done wrong, a staff meeting can be a colossal waste of time, but done right, staff meetings can optimize operations across the organization. Natalie and Marjorie sat down with a bottle of wine to dissect the perfect staff meeting in the latest Wine on One.
Fair Labor Standards Act- Are You Ready with Karen Milner
Nov 1, 2016 • 31 min
We all know it’s coming – a major change to the Department of Labor Fair Labor StandardsAct is scheduled to go into effect December 1st, 2016. We know that the FLSA applies to organizations of all structures, but will it impact nonprofit organizations…
Magical Nonprofit Unicorn Vu Le
Oct 25, 2016 • 24 min
They say never meet your heroes, but we did and we’re even more impressed! Vu Le is the writer behind Nonprofit with Balls, a nonprofit humor blog taking the sector by storm. He fights nonprofit inferiority complexes each and everyday as the founder of…
Making a Case in a Crowded Enviornment with Bret Heinrich
Oct 18, 2016 • 29 min
A lot of coverage in the media about nonprofits is about just how many organizations are out there vying for the same dollars. Bret Heinrich, Chief Development Officer at St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System and Immediate Past President for AFP St.…
Wine on One- Interviewing at a Nonprofit
Oct 13, 2016 • 13 min
Interviewing can be a stressful experience, but Marjorie and Natalie sat down with a glass of wine to tell you how to get through it stress free! Connect with Us! Natalie on LinkedIn Marjorie on LinkedIn 501Crossroads on Facebook
Managing Change
Oct 4, 2016 • 33 min
It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In the spirit of that concept, we know as nonprofit leaders that change is inevitable – and it’s necessary for not only our…
Wine on One: Starting a Nonprofit? Start Here.
Sep 27, 2016 • 14 min
Starting a nonprofit isn’t for the faint of heart! It takes commitment to the mission, business savvy, fundraising expertise and a whole lot more. Marjorie and Natalie got out the bottle of wine for another Wine on One to tackle this tough topic of how to…
Super Supervisors
Sep 20, 2016 • 35 min
Working at a nonprofit isn’t unicorns and rainbows everyday! Supervising nonprofit employees takes extra finesse to navigate the world of low pay, varied benefits and all nighters on grant applications. Marjorie and Natalie share their tips and tricks…
Wine on One-The Art of the Handwritten Thank You
Sep 15, 2016 • 13 min
Natalie and Marjorie took time for another Wine on One to talk about Natalie’s trick for writing more handwritten thank you notes than anyone you know. Learn how she knocks people’s socks off with her attitude of gratitude! Connect with Us! You can find…
Wine on One- Bursting Out of Burnout
Sep 2, 2016 • 12 min
That time Marjorie and Natalie got a bottle of wine… In our first Wine on One episode where we tackle questions from our listeners… and ourselves, we talk about how we combat burnout in ourselves and with our staffs. Marjorie has a two night rule that’s…
Making the First 100 Days on the Job Awesome
Aug 26, 2016 • 32 min
The first 100 days of an executive director’s job can be crucial. Missteps made by the Executive, the board and the staff can reverberate through the organization and take years to correct. Today we are going to look at some tips to help EDs and Boards…
The Value of the Feasibility Study with Ellen Howe
Aug 23, 2016 • 33 min
Everyone knows that when you are nonprofit organization the magic behind the mission is fundraising. Simply put, no money no mission. And fundraising has a three-phase cycle – you are either starting a campaign, in a campaign, or ending a campaign. Today…
Helping Nonprofits Cover Their Bases with Jen Vacha
Aug 5, 2016 • 29 min
In the spirit of baseball season, we love to root for our favorite team. Well today, we are rooting for everyone’s favorite team – our Nonprofit Organizations! And here as our guest to help make sure all of our NPOs cover their bases is Jen Vacha,…
Engaging Alumni and Former Board Members with Jan Misuraca
Jul 29, 2016 • 29 min
Those who have gone through our programs and schools and have served on our boards can be a nonprofit’s greatest resource. However, so often nonprofits just let them fade away. Jan Misuraca, retired Executive Director of the Parkway Alumni Association,…
Walks, Runs, and All That Jazz with Amanda Kernan
Jul 22, 2016 • 30 min
Although some experts note that charity run/walk events began back in the 1960s, they really took off in the fitness-focused 1980s and have continued to grow since then. So today we welcome our guest, Amanda Kernan, who is currently a Community Manager…
The Role of the Executive Director with Cheryl Compton
Jul 15, 2016 • 31 min
It’s the person you count on to lead your organization and build trust in the community. The role of the Executive Director is pivotal to the well being of any nonprofit organization. Cheryl Compton, an Executive Director with over 40 years of experience…
Throw the Greatest Gala with Jason Frazier
Jul 8, 2016 • 30 min
Galas are a main stay of any development plan, but we’ve all been to one… or 10 thrown badly. Today, we’re looking at the logistics of throwing the perfect party that each one of your guests will rave about for years to come. And, sometimes we don’t have…
Doing Donor Recognition Right with JoAnn Foppe
Jul 1, 2016 • 29 min
Multiple Choice Question: When in the donor cycle is the time to recognize and think about recognizing your donors? a. When Prospecting and Researching b. When Cultivating c. During Solicitation d. While Stewarding e. All of the above If you answered e,…
Nonprofit Communication During Tragedy and Disaster
Jun 27, 2016 • 29 min
In the wake of the horrific shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Marjorie and Natalie take a look at the role of nonprofits when tragedy strikes, whether made by man or mother nature. We talk about what happens to nonprofits who are first…
Emotions Vs. Effective Altruism in Fundraising with Wendy Dyer
Jun 10, 2016 • 30 min
Wendy Dyer has SIZZLE and has enjoyed helping hundreds of nonprofits over the last 22 years find theirs. She has helped pump millions of dollars into the economy – expanding programs and building schools, health centers and cultural places - bringing…
Targeted Marketing to Make Everyone Love You with Katie Mahoney
Jun 3, 2016 • 30 min
Nonprofits are always being told to segment their lists, spend less, raise more. Have you ever wondered how? Katie Mahoney, an Integrated Marketing Consultant and owner of the Mahoney Group, is on the show today- our first Skype interviewee- to talk about…
Nonprofit Golf Tournament Pros with Tom Sipula
May 27, 2016 • 29 min
Planning a golf tournament… STOP! Tom Sipula, a golf pro from the St. Clair CountryClub, chats with Natalie about the ins and outs of golf. They’re not just talking pars and strokes and clubs, you’ll hear about etiquette for golfers and volunteers and…
The Art of the Ask, Practical Tips for Fundraisers
May 20, 2016 • 29 min
At the time your organization has the potential, you as a fundraiser can be the most vulnerable. Marjorie and Natalie wade through the feelings and fears to get to the fun of fundraising! Girl Scout Fundraising is Very Unhealthy Amanda Palmer’s Art of…
Take Back Your Time
May 13, 2016 • 30 min
Nonprofitteers wear so many hats, sometimes it’s hard to keep them all on at once! Between our regular duties, email, meetings and social meeting, you can just hear your time sucking away. Marjorie and Natalie are here to give you concrete tips and tricks…
Public Speaking Perfection with Tracy Bianco
May 6, 2016 • 29 min
Public Speaking… a fear worse than death for many. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Tracy Bianco of Bright Side Training Solutions is here to give you some really easy tips to get over your fears and raise your voice. We’ll be talking about why some…
Your Networking Questions Answered- PLUS a New Co-Host!
Apr 29, 2016 • 31 min
Marjorie welcomes a new co-host who listeners should remember from Episode 1! Welcome Nonprofit Ninja, Natalie Jablonski, to the show!! Marjorie hates, hates, hates, networking. Natalie loves it. Together they talk through the social anxiety, paralysis,…
Fundraising Freedom with Committees with Mary Valloni
Apr 22, 2016 • 30 min
Do you struggle with getting your fundraising committees going and keeping them active? Mary Valloni is here to talk to us about the Seven Steps to Fundraising FREEDOM method. We talk about how to recruit new people to get the right people on the…
Nonprofitting while Millennial, a Conversation with Liz Smith and Alex Matthews
Apr 15, 2016 • 29 min
Millennials, you’ve heard the rumors… too selfish… too many selfies. Alex Matthews, a nonprofit graphic designer and social media manager, and Liz Smith, a realtor who spends her time serving on boards, stop by to bust the myths and maybe reaffirm the…
Getting Everyone on Board with Natalie Jablonski
Apr 12, 2016 • 29 min
Getting board and staff on the same page might be the biggest trick of them all in making nonprofits work right. Natalie Jablonski is here to talk about how to get everyone moving in the same direction and working towards the same outcome. Some of the…
Interns that Get Things Done with Cindy Lerick
Apr 8, 2016 • 29 min
Interns, the magic cure all for all problems! Unless you don’t have a plan in place for how to use them. Cindy Lerick, Executive Director of the St. Louis Art Fair talks about how to get interns working towards your organization’s outcomes from day one.