The Nova Communities Podcast provides tips, tools, and insights to help volunteers and staff make a bigger impact on the organizations they serve.
Each episode takes you behind the scenes with successful influencers to share insights
and actionable takeaways to build and empower your communities.
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I'm a Community and Operations Strategist for mission-driven organizations who loves helping them see their potential so they can maximize their impact. I've seen firsthand how shared experience has the potential to inspire passion and positive action, so I'm thrilled to bring those experiences and more to you on the podcast.
... and I love volunteer driven organizations!
I'm Emily Hendershot
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Bill Coon, Founder and Board President of the Keep Swimming Foundation, joins us to share the mission of the organization, progress to date, and lessons learned. His powerful message showcases the impact being made through their work and will inspire you in yours.
April 11, 2019
We all know creating a strategic plan is important for our organizations, but how do we know if we’re doing it right? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. On this week’s episode of The Nova Communities Podcast, we speak with Sarah Olivieri of PivotGround on why we should ditch the way we’ve been doing strategic plans. […]
March 27, 2019
Ever wonder what a winning grants strategy looks like? During this week’s episode of The Nova Communities Podcast, we speak with Lesa-kaye Holtman to discuss a winning formula, tips for stakeholder engagement, and what do to if volunteers suggest grants that don’t align with the strategic direction of your organization. Her straightforward approach has been […]
March 20, 2019
As a society, content distribution has gone from print to radio, to television, to the age of the internet. And now it seems there is a significant trend towards digital audio. But when people think about audio, usually it’s about podcasting. Today’s guest is going to challenge that notion and help us learn how to […]
March 6, 2019
Building and cultivating a dynamic Board team requires more than simply training, but rather the creation of a thoughtful and intentional program to define, recruit, orient, engage, and evaluate your Board team.
January 23, 2019
Most organizations define their vision and focus through a strategic plan, but not all our organizations are good about evaluating the impact being made. Maybe we measure the number of people served or services delivered, but how do we track the overall difference we are making in our communities? Today’s guest is passionate about building […]
December 12, 2018
Relationship building is a critical and fundamental priority in our sector in order to grow effectively and achieve high impact. To do this, we must seek out opportunities to engage with a wide range of people and entities within our communities. This means identifying and valuing the inter-connectivity of the work we do and collaboratively sharing expertise.
December 5, 2018