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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.

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recently on the nova communities podcast

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 […]

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How to Engage Volunteers in Your Grants Process

Creating a successful legacy (or planned giving) program can result in additional funding for your organization for the future.

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Creating a Successful Legacy Giving Program

Today’s guest will share with us all about the importance of grant writing, the components for success, and the impact it can have on your organization.

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Grant Writing with Angela Boysel

Whitney Brimfield is the President and CEO of Spark Point Fundraising where they help organizations deploy strategies that will most effectively advance their missions and sustain their work.


Reinvigorating Your Fundraising Strategy


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Many association executives are overwhelmed by all the priorities they must juggle. With a clear action plan, you’ll find the clarity and focus you’ve been looking for to maximize your impact.