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Creating Community for Good

We are all in this together.

Welcome to Creating Community for Good, a podcast dedicated to philanthropy: the love of humankind. Here we will band together across disciplines within the ecosystem of the nonprofit sector to illuminate perspectives, decode motivations, and leverage strategies in the business of generosity. On this show, your host, Lindsay Simonds, invites you to a friendly conversation about contributing to good. With this, we will ultimately increase empathy, create stronger bonds and make more impact on mission-driven work. Whether you are a nonprofit executive, a legacy donor, a major gifts fundraiser, a crowdsource hacker, program director, impact investor, corporate partner or beneficiary, this space is for all of us to inform, inspire and evolve.

Latest Episodes

Eric Heininger | Ethics Awareness, Gift Acceptance Policies, and Harassment Prevention
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Eric Heininger | Ethics Month: Gift Acceptance Policies and Harassment Prevention

October 28, 2020
October is Ethics Awareness Month, and we acknowledge the importance of this topic with fundraising consultant Eric Heininger, CFRE, managing...
Sara Lomelin: Giving Circles are the Future of Philanthropy
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30: Sara Lomelin | Giving Circles: Educational, Democratic, Accessible and FUN!

October 21, 2020
Sara Lomelin, discusses the importance and evolution of giving circles and how she and Philanthropy Together are taking ‘giving’ back...
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29: Mike Spear | End of Year Giving (Everything you Need to Know)

October 14, 2020
Mike Spear and I talk about End of Year Giving, #GivingTuesday, and what you can do in January to steward...
Darcie Champagne Wells | Celebrating $100 Million Milestone
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28: Darcie Champagne Wells | Celebrating $100 Million Milestone

October 7, 2020
I invite you to dive deep into your passion and let your fears behind as we take a plunge into...
Tracy Vogt | Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary
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27: Tracy Vogt | Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary

September 30, 2020
My latest guest on the podcast is Tracy Vogt, founder of Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization caring...
26: Brad Black | Do Good by Doing Good Business
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26: Brad Black | Do Good by Doing Good Business

September 21, 2020
For our latest guest on the podcast, Brad Black, co-founder and Chairman of the Board at EO and Everyone, to...
25: Troy Alexander | Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves
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25: Troy Alexander | Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves

September 15, 2020
We take a dive into the mind of a kid behind bars turned into a successful entrepreneur raising $2.5 million...
Celia Tejada | Design and Creativity Build Communities
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24: Celia Tejada | Design and Creativity Build Communities

September 8, 2020
In today’s episode, Lindsay Simonds chats with Celia Tejada to discover why creativity means being able to live in the...
Kelley O'Brien: Being an Event Planner During a Pandemic
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23: Kelley O’Brien | Being an Event Planner During a Pandemic

August 31, 2020
In today’s episode, Lindsay Simonds explores the universe of events and fundraising with premier event producer Kelley O’Brien. Subscribe on...
Corey Newhouse: A Shift from Monitoring and Evaluation, to Learning and Quality Improvement
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22: Corey Newhouse | A Shift from Monitoring and Evaluation, to Learning and Quality Improvement

August 25, 2020
In today’s episode of Creating Community for Good, Corey Newhouse sheds light on the evolution of evaluating nonprofit work via...
Ryan Oliver: How to Re-enliven a Defunct Advisory Board
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21: Ryan Oliver | How to Re-enliven a Dormant Advisory Board

August 18, 2020
In today’s episode of Creating Community for Good, we’ll learn from Ryan Oliver how he assembled his team and how...
The Impact of COVID on Philanthropy and Community Foundations
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20: Jim Becker | The Impact of COVID on Philanthropy

August 11, 2020
In this episode, we chat with Jim Becker, President and CEO of Richmond Community Foundation, an organization dedicated to building...
Andrew Kaufteil: Career Transition from the Non-profit Industry to the For-profit Sector
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19: Andrew Kaufteil | Career Transition from the Non-profit Industry to For-profit Sector

August 4, 2020
Today’s guest, Andrew Kaufteil, successfully transitioned into the for-profit space over five years ago, after 15 years in the nonprofit...
Michaela Colbert: Millennials Rely on Meaningful Community Engagement
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18: Michaela Colbert | Millennials Rely on Meaningful Community Engagement

July 28, 2020
In this episode, Lindsay sits down with her cousin Michaela — a keystone millennial engaged in doing good while having...
Richie Kendall: The Revolution of Philanthropy
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17: Richie Kendall | The Revolution of Philanthropy

July 21, 2020
We chat with Richie Kendall, Co-founder and CXO of Cheerful, the first Millennial-native giving platform that rounds up purchases for...
Mary Hiland and Linsday Simonds on Capital Campaigns
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16: Capital Campaigns | Extraordinary Fundraising for Bold Visions

July 14, 2020
We flipped the script to have Mary Hiland interview me as a guest for her show, Inspired Nonprofit Leadership. Subscribe...
Mary Hiland: Unleashing the Potential of Nonprofit Boards
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15: Mary Hiland | Unleashing the Potential of Nonprofit Boards

July 7, 2020
In this episode, Mary Hiland shares how we can help leaders transform their nonprofits with the potential of boards. Subscribe...
Nathan Chapell: Artificial Intelligence and the Evolution of Philanthropy
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14: Nathan Chappell | Artificial Intelligence and the Evolution of Philanthropy

June 30, 2020
Lindsay sits down to chat with Nathan Chappell, one of the world’s foremost experts on the intersection between Artificial Intelligence...
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13: Stewardship is the Strategy | A webinar

June 23, 2020
In this episode, Lindsay shares her expertise to discover why stewardship is intrinsically connected to the culture of philanthropy. Subscribe...
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12: Quentin Wheeler-Bell and Liza Fox | Black Lives Matter

June 16, 2020
Lindsay sits down with her long-time friends Quentin Wheeler-Bell and Liza Fox to address the Black Lives Matter movement and...
Jamie-Alexis Fowler | Listening via SMS: How to Make Others Feel Truly Heard
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11: Jaime-Alexis Fowler | Listening via SMS: How to Make Others Feel Truly Heard

June 9, 2020
How would you make a stranger feel safe with just words? In this episode, Lindsay chats with Empower Work’s founder...
Renee Rubin Ross: Running Inclusive and Interactive Virtual Meetings
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10: Renee Rubin Ross | Running Inclusive and Interactive Virtual Meetings

May 26, 2020
Renee Rubin Ross Ph.D., talks about inclusive and effective tools to lead virtual meetings that get participants sharing ideas, interacting...
Sterrin Bird: Major Gifts Fundraising
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9: Sterrin Bird | Major Gifts Fundraising

May 19, 2020
Sterrin Bird is a nationally respected major gifts fundraiser and philanthropic advisor who thinks ‘get the money out of the...
Rick Happy: Philanthropy During a Time of Crisis
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8: Rick Happy | Philanthropy During a Time of Crisis

May 12, 2020
Rick Happy, Principal and Managing Director of CCS Fundraising, sits down with Lindsay to share insights on philanthropy and relevant...
Tim Sarrantonio: Giving Tuesdays, CRMs and Building the Future of Philanthropy
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7: Tim Sarrantonio | Giving Tuesdays, CRMs and Building the Future of Philanthropy

May 1, 2020
Nonprofit strategist Tim Sarrantonio talks Giving Tuesdays, CRMs and Building the Future of Philantropy Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, rate and...
Nikole Collins-Purit
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6: Nikole Collins-Puri | Techbridge Girls

April 28, 2020
Getting girls to get interested in STEM education is becoming a challenge for varied reasons.  Nikole Collins-Puri and her team...
Kevin Nichols: Building Your Social Media Presence
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5: Kevin Nichols | Building Your Social Media Presence

April 23, 2020
Kevin shares with us how to build an online presence and how to influence others using online resources, such as...
Diana von Welanetz Wentworth: Philanthropy and Giving Back to Society
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4: Diana von Welanetz Wenworth | Philanthropy and Giving Back to Society

April 21, 2020
Dynamic philanthropist, nonprofit leader, and creator Diana von Welanetz Wentworth is the founder of The Inside Edge Foundation for Education....
Maximize Impact with a Big Picture Focus and Goal Setting
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3: Maria Cristini | Maximize Impact with a Big Picture Focus and Goal Setting

April 16, 2020
Maria Cristini is here to share with us through real-life demonstration, how to see the big picture and achieve our...
Bart Skorupa: Start Something Good
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2: Bart Skorupa | Start Something Good

April 16, 2020
Bart Skorupa is a social entrepreneur that dedicates his life to inspiring leaders in crafting a better world. Subscribe on...
Aila Malik: Taking a Stand for a Culture of Kindness
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1: Aila Malik | Taking a Stand for a Culture of Kindness

April 14, 2020
Today’s podcast guest, Aila Malik, will teach us how to create positive change for good and build communities through small...