I don’t know about you, but radio plays an important role in my life. I used to live in my car traveling from client-to-client throughout the Midwest when I was an internal consultant. After opening my own consulting practice, I now travel much shorter distances, but I still spend a decent amount of time in my car. So, the radio is where I turn for a decent amount of news and entertainment, especially when I’m on the road. However, when I’m at home I don’t listen as much because I don’t get very good reception in the house, which is why I was so elated the other day when I discovered the Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio online.
On Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (eastern time), Tony broadcasts his show online and focuses on non-profit topics that will excite many non-profit professionals and board volunteers who read this blog. Here are just a few topics from the last month:
- #GivingTuesday & New Low Facebook Reach?
- Can Planned Giving Prospects Reply On Your Reply Card?
- I Had A Great Interview But Didn’t Get The Job & Storytelling
- I Love Planned Giving
Click here if you want to check out the last 100 radio shows by Tony in the iTunes store. They are free to download.
You’re probably asking yourself, “Who is this Martignetti guy?”
In a nutshell, Tony started his work with non-profit organizations 16-years ago in 1997 as a planned giving officer. He created the planned giving programs for Iona College and St. John’s University. Along the way, he obviously spun off and created his own consulting practice. For more about Tony, you can click here to view his extensive profile.
I suspect that I will start tuning in on Fridays when I’m sitting at my desk and not on the road working with a client.
I need your help
This online radio show is one of many different sources for non-profit news, information and best practices. Here is where I get much of my information on a variety of non-profit subjects:
- eNewsletters from other consultants and thought-leaders
- Old manuals and books
- Conferences and in-person training events
What about you? Where are you getting most of your information on non-profit best practices?
I am trying to update the DonorDreams blogroll, and I am taking suggestions from readers on what to add to this section of the blog. Please scroll down and share your thoughts and ideas. Please remember to also share the web address so I can include a link to it.
Here’s to your health!
Founder & President, The Healthy Non-Profit LLC
Strongly recommend Clairification (by Claire Axelrad)
Thanks, Julia! I recently heard that Claire is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. I will definitely add her to the blogroll. Nice suggestion!
Oh, Erik, thank you so much! Your comments are very thoughtful and I’m so grateful. Radio is an intimate medium and I want our listeners to feel that they’re part of a valuable conversation for small- and mid-size nonprofits. I’m glad you feel it. I thank you for your generosity.
P.S. Claire Axelrad is an excellent addition to your blogroll! She’ll be my November guest on a podcast I host monthly for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Fundraising Fundamentals.” We’ll talk about creative thank you’s for your year-end donors.
Thanks, Tony. Your work is awesome. Thanks for what you do for the sector!
I’m humbled and honored by Julia and Tony’s kindness, and would be more than pleased to be included in your blogroll. Tony provides a remarkable service to the nonprofit community, and Julia is a shining light among EDs who really walk the talk. And Erik, of course, is focusing on just the right thing: it’s about the donor and helping them to fulfill their dreams — as long as they align with those of our organization. That’s the match made in heaven. It’s a pleasure to be in all of your company.
Thanks for checking in Claire. Your comment was perfect. Keep up the great nonprofit work.