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Diving Deep into Fiscal Sponsorship with Andrew Schulman

This week on the Nonprofit Build Up, Nic is speaking with Andrew Schulman. Andrew is the founder and a principal at Schulman Consulting: America’s only consulting and advisory firm exclusively focused on the fiscal sponsorship sector, guiding dozens of clients – fiscal sponsors and sponsored projects, large and small – in overcoming a variety of challenges.

 

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About Andrew Schulman:

Andrew Schulman is the founder and a principal at Schulman Consulting: America’s only consulting and advisory firm exclusively focused on the fiscal sponsorship sector, guiding dozens of clients – fiscal sponsors and sponsored projects, large and small – in overcoming a variety of challenges.

Schulman Consulting combines Andrew’s nonprofit leadership experience with background in the for-profit sector, to bring an analytical approach to problem solving with the ability to find solutions that account for impact, equity and efficiency.

Prior to founding the firm, Andrew held senior operations roles at a number of early stage and fast-growing nonprofits after more than a decade in for-profit roles focused on operations, marketing, and digital product development. He’s an active member of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors and a fellow of the Southern California Leadership Network. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a dual Bachelor’s of Science from Northwestern University in Communication Studies and Psychology and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and young daughter.

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Effectively Communicating Your Organization’s Mission with Eric Ressler

This week on the Nonprofit Build Up®, Nic is talking with Eric Ressler, Founder and Creative Director of Cosmic, a social-impact creative agency with a mission to help organizations that aim to move humanity forward fulfill their goal by refining their approaches towards design and communications. He has substantial experience with brand and digital-based strategies and has worked on projects on a national *and* international scale.

Listen in as Eric shares insight on how to use storytelling and branding to not only communicate your organization’s mission, but also connect with those who can work with your organization to help create meaningful impact.

 

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About Eric Ressler:

Eric Ressler is the Founder and Creative Director of Cosmic, a social-impact creative agency with a mission to help organizations that aim to move humanity forward fulfill their goal by refining their approaches towards design and communications. He has substantial experience with brand and digital-based strategies and has worked on projects on a national *and* international scale. His expertise lies in: brand strategy, messaging & positioning, marketing, design, photography & video.

 

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The Role of Technology In Infrastructure with A. Nicole Campbell 

Have you thought about the way technology is impacting your infrastructure?

Are you certain that the way your organization views and uses technology is not weakening your infrastructure?

You see, technology is about more than just having the latest app. It’s also a critical way to share information and resources with vulnerable communities that need them most. And we cannot close the digital divide (or the wealth and the equity gap) without leveraging it to strengthen our infrastructure.

In this episode, Nic shares 4 key considerations about technology that inform nonprofit needs, practices, and ultimately, culture and policy.

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Receiving and Managing Significant Grants With Organizational Integrity with A. Nicole Campbell 

Do you think your nonprofit infrastructure allows you to seamlessly receive and manage significant grants? We spend a lot of time talking about good grant making, but not as much time talking about good grant “receiving.”

This week’s episode talks how to receive and manage significant grants with organizational integrity.

Having built infrastructure for nonprofits all over the world to receive and manage significant grants, Nic shares her 3 recommendations to design an infrastructure that allows an organization’s values to confidently guide how that organization accepts funding.

How are you managing and receiving grants?

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How To Successfully Form A Corporate Partnership with A. Nicole Campbell 

Many for-profit companies are getting involved in supporting change, *especially* throughout the holiday season; and it’s something your organization might be interested in!

Do you know which you one(s) should be working with? How to strengthen your partnership(s)? How to remain compliant with nonprofit laws while partnering with a for-profit company?

Having structured many of these partnerships, Nic knows that regardless of the amount of leverage or resources you bring to a partnership, you should control key aspects of the partnership.

In this episode, Nic talks about how to successfully form a corporate partnership; sharing 2 considerations to help guide how you engage with corporate partners.

Strong partnerships can have strong impact and change the narrative and course for so many communities. So, let’s make sure they are built well.

What do you think about corporate partnerships?

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