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The Make An Impact Podcast

Mar 29, 2021

A question about the non-profit sector that gets me really fired up?

“How much of my donation goes to the mission vs. overhead?”

This is an antiquated and outdated question about non-profits and we. need. to. stop. asking. It. It is suffocating the sector, keeping our talent pool down, and isn’t an adequate number...

Mar 22, 2021

Did someone say, “the youngest Muslim elected official in the United States?” 

Bushra Amiwala is a Pakistani-American who was elected to her first public service position at just 19-years-old in Skokie, Illinois. While this interview talks about the fun stuff, like the fact that she’s been on the cover of Time...

Mar 15, 2021

Have you ever thought to evaluate how well your organization was doing in terms If a non-profit was a body, how is each area really doing? And how does that translate to the outside world?

It’s an interesting, but incredibly useful perspective, that Jess Cooper developed after her years in non-profit...

Mar 8, 2021

It’s no secret that the marketing and advertising space becomes more crowded by the second. Everything in our lives can feel like an ad is attached to it, or like our phones are listening to us (targeting the next brand of vacuum cleaner we just discussed in the creepiest way, right?) For non-profits trying to...

Mar 1, 2021

The secret to finding your most powerful story that is waiting inside of you to come out is not always easy, nor a natural feeling process. 

Carlos Maestas is a standup comedian, turned bestselling author, and is a fantastic storyteller. He uses these skills to help nonprofits, universities and foundations tap into the...