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Nonprofit Management Institute Podcast Archive

Below you will find links to podcasts from past Nonprofit Management Institutes, 2007 through 2009.

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Social Change With a Networked Mindset
Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant with the Monitor Institute, author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
In this audio lecture, Heather McLeod Grant explores how to use collaborative practices and networked approaches to further social impact.
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Social Networking for Nonprofits
Jeff Patrick, president and founder of Common Knowledge
In this audio lecture, Jeff Patrick clarifies exactly what social networking is, how it works, and why it is valuable for nonprofits. He offers insights, in particular, as to how such organizations can use social networking on the Web to reach constituents and fundraise.
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The Psychology of Giving
Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic professor of marketing at the Graduate School of Business
In this podcast, drawing from research on what makes people happy, Jennifer Aaker talks about how to garner more volunteers and money in an era in which the giving of time and money is shrinking.
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Ethics in the Nonprofit Sector
Deborah Rhode, General Atlantic professor at the Stanford Law School, founder and former director of Stanford’s Center on Ethics
In this podcast, Deborah Rhode considers some of the temptations to which nonprofits have succumbed, resulting in the public’s shaken trust in charities.
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Learn to Love Lobbying
Fraser Nelson, consultant to nonprofits
In this podcast, Fraser Nelson confronts some of the negative associations lobbying has and the reasons why most nonprofits don’t use it—but should.
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Can Nonprofits Get More Bang for the Buck?
Robert Searle, partner at the Bridgespan Group
In this podcast, Robert Searle asserts that learning how to produce higher-quality items more effectively leads to lower costs both for businesses and consumers.
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How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength
Diana McLain Smith, partner at the Monitor Group
In this podcast, Smith shares findings from her book, Divide and Conquer: How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength, about how work relationships can make or break the success of individuals, teams, and entire enterprises.
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Moving From Insight to Action
Mark Kramer, founder and managing director of FSG Social Impact Advisors
In this audio lecture, Mark Kramer explores different approaches to evaluation to improve planning, implementation, and operations, as well as track progress on the social issues an organization is trying to affect.
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Tax Incentives for Philanthropy
Rob Reich, associate professor of political science and, by courtesy, education, at Stanford University
In this audio lecture, Rob Reich discusses philosophical justifications for tax incentives, and asks some tough questions: Should taxable income exclude charitable contributions? Are gifts to religious organizations, for example, really public goods?
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Missions that Really Inspire
Chip Heath, professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
In this podcast, Chip Heath shares why an organization in the social sector needs a mission, what a good mission statement should do, and what the components of a successful mission statement are.
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Creating Strong Nonprofit Brands
Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic professor of marketing at the Graduate School of Business
In this podcast, Jennifer Aaker shares with her audience the basics of how nonprofits can apply lessons from global business about using brands to build strong relationships with customers.
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How Nonprofits Get Really Big
William Foster, partner at the Bridgespan Group
In this podcast, William Foster offers nonprofits with growth on their mind rules for the road about whether to diversify or concentrate funding sources, what types of funders might best fit with their mission, and the organizational changes a nonprofit needs to make if it truly plans to “go bigtime.”
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Myths and Truths About Negotiation
Margaret A. Neale, John G. McCoy-Banc One Corporation professor of organizations and dispute resolution at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In this podcast, Maggie Neale reveals five major myths that have arisen around negotiation, and teaches you what to do and what not to do when it’s your turn in the hot seat.
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What Makes Great Nonprofits Great?
Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant with the Monitor Institute, author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
In this podcast, Heather McLeod Grant reveals how organizations ranging from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation engage in a number of sometimes counterintuitive practices—often focused outside their walls—in their work to change the world.
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Building a Civilized Workplace
Robert Sutton, professor of management science and engineering in the Stanford Engineering School
In this podcast, Robert Sutton, author of the best-selling book, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, reveals the huge TCA (Total Cost of Assholes) in today’s corporations.
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