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Friday, June 4, 2021
Facebook Live Video from 2021/06/04 - Meeting The Need - Nonprofit Resource Hub

Facebook Live Video from 2021/06/04 - Meeting The Need - Nonprofit Resource Hub


2021/06/04 - Meeting The Need - Nonprofit Resource Hub

[NEW EPISODE] Meeting The Need - Nonprofit Resource Hub

NRH is a trade association whose mission is to serve, be a resource to, educate, and connect its members to the nonprofit community.

At the same time, NRH serves the nonprofit sector as a bridge connecting nonprofit organizations to each other and to helpful resources.

Danette O’Connell, the Co-Founder and President of the Nonprofit Resource Hub and the CEO of Triumph International. Her passion is helping both national and international NONPROFITS by providing expertise in growth, sustainability, strategic planning, operations, technology, and financial management.

She had been assisting organizations for over 20 years with her entrepreneurial spirit.

Tune in for this sensible conversation at or watch the Facebook Livestream by clicking here.

Show Notes

Segment 1

Overlooked, underfunded, and underrecognized Tommy brings to light that nonprofit organizations are run by strong passionate individuals that want to help others. Danette and Tommy know each other as both took part in the creation of the Nonprofit Resource Hub. Tommy projects Danettes passion as he introduces her and all she has done in her 20 years of experience. Danettes passion to serve and to give back is what drives her to continue to reach out and not only educate, but connect with communities domestically and internationally.

Segment 2

Seeing that Danette is a Co-Founder and the President of the Nonprofit Resource Hub she has to go though a process of project management. Danette shares what she goes through when meeting with a client and observing what can be done to grow their business. Tommy and Danette go through opportunities that can be uncovered from project management for Nonprofits. She not only takes into consideration what will benefit the nonprofit as a whole but the individuals that are working as well.

Segment 3

Danette has had satisfied businesses in Malawi, Uganda, the United Kingdom, China, and more. Danettes experiences had led her to the creation of the Nonprofit Resource Hub. After countless nonprofits turning to her for resources and help she and the other founders brought the Nonprofit Resource Hub to life. It is a free resource that can connect the nonprofit community to resources that they need to thrive. For more information nonprofits can get in touch with the hub and become partners.

Segment 4

Tommy and Danette talk about hub offers to its members. Danette goes into detail about what connections can be made and the different opportunities the Hub provides to nonprofit organizations. One of the main functions of the Hub is to connect communities and reach out to others. If you need to reach out head to the Nonprofit Resource Hub or connect with Danette at


00:00:25.680 --> 00:00:26.460 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Friday morning.

00:00:26.820 --> 00:00:27.810 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: it's 10am.

00:00:29.040 --> 00:00:34.380 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: In my house everybody wants to be on philanthropy and even the train is trying to be a guest on my show.

00:00:34.920 --> 00:00:47.340 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: it's Friday morning it's 10am your boy the nonprofit sector connector comes to you live from the top of my house, you know it just below the roof right above the second floor.

00:00:47.880 --> 00:00:59.370 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: We are in the attic in my attic and that's where the show happens, you know if you've listened into these episodes before or if you know me, you know how passionate I am about this nonprofit sector of ours.

00:01:00.180 --> 00:01:13.530 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I feel that I tell you this all the time, every second of every minute hour day month year these organizations are making an incredible impact the people who work in these organizations.

00:01:14.010 --> 00:01:19.500 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: are solving the problems that our society need solved and they're addressing the issues that we need them to address.

00:01:20.190 --> 00:01:30.300 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And unfortunately I tell you this all the time, but unfortunately these organizations are overlooked underfunded, a lot of the time they're underfunded, we know about that.

00:01:31.290 --> 00:01:44.460 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And they're unrecognized and I decided goes back almost probably three years at this point, but I decided that my answer to this challenge was philanthropy and focus and I went around, and I said look i'm going to start a.

00:01:44.460 --> 00:01:57.690 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: podcast start a podcast podcast this podcast is coming I kept saying it and and it wasn't happening I didn't do it and January 8 of this year 2021 it happened went live here on talk radio.

00:01:59.670 --> 00:02:10.950 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: check us out talk radio dot nyc maybe you're listening in or look at look us up on the Facebook talking alternative broadcasting, but every Friday morning I bring on another leader of a nonprofit organizations to help them tell their story.

00:02:11.730 --> 00:02:14.850 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And you know amplify their message that's what we're all about here on.

00:02:15.300 --> 00:02:19.620 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: focus today is going to be a little different today's a little different in the sense that.

00:02:20.670 --> 00:02:29.490 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: i'm friends with most of the people I bring on the show, or they become my friends halfway through the show that's for sure, but the Net and i've been friends, for I guess about four or five years now and.

00:02:29.700 --> 00:02:43.020 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: How else do I need people, but through networking connecting and my friend Brendan levy knows how interested, I am in the sector, and he ended up mad and did that and I and my one of my business partners ED probes and Brendan we all had lunch.

00:02:44.490 --> 00:02:54.090 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Long island city restoring I think it was shout out to Queens right and we all got the veal and the joke, was it was the best deal in the city and it was good deal, so I apologize if.

00:02:54.600 --> 00:03:02.550 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: you're listening in right now, but we had we all have big plates full of feel that that day it was delicious but i've tried to bring you back to the message I can hear.

00:03:03.840 --> 00:03:13.890 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Connecting is what it's all about i'm the nonprofit sector connector and I have done that, on the show today, and I see it's a little different because a lot of the organizations that we bring on the show are.

00:03:14.640 --> 00:03:21.660 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Serving individuals who who need services, whereas Jeanette and I are really going to talk about an organization.

00:03:22.110 --> 00:03:28.530 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: that she and I were both involved in founding this organization and nonprofit resource hub, and the the.

00:03:29.340 --> 00:03:34.440 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: The ambition of the hub of the nonprofit resource of NRA or the hub is, we like to call it.

00:03:35.070 --> 00:03:44.460 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: is to be a service to the sector so few months back I had time to sign in on from nonprofit York for my nonprofit nonprofit coordinating committee.

00:03:44.970 --> 00:03:51.930 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Similar work, but again serving those who serve the others right so that's what we're going to talk about today so before we even jump into.

00:03:51.930 --> 00:03:53.580 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: The conversation before I even.

00:03:54.210 --> 00:04:03.420 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: read a little bit about the Net and her background and her bio I just like to say that what I say, every Friday morning to my guests who meet me in the attic welcome to the show.

00:04:05.640 --> 00:04:06.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: i'm psyched that you're here.

00:04:06.960 --> 00:04:14.850 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: This is a special thing, and I know you're traveling so I appreciate you making the time and getting in a spot where we can have this conversation and really.

00:04:15.240 --> 00:04:20.910 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: amplify the message of the nonprofit resource hub, I mean this is something that's been in your mind, for a number of years.

00:04:21.660 --> 00:04:29.520 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: We brought this to the other court sort of, say, the other for a family, so to speak, with you there's five of us original founders organizations there's.

00:04:29.940 --> 00:04:40.110 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I guess it's nine or 10 of US individuals involved, but when you brought this to us this was something that you, you were passionate about you knew that the sector needed a solution like the hub and.

00:04:41.430 --> 00:04:48.510 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Today we're just going to have a real easy breezy conversation about your background what brought you to nonprofit.

00:04:49.050 --> 00:04:59.970 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And then, how the hub, how you saw the hub is being a solution for what the sector needed so before we even jump into that Let me read a little bit for you all, so you know a bit more about my friend than that.

00:05:00.450 --> 00:05:08.640 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But the net holds an MBA in international business from excuse me a bachelor's in business administration.

00:05:09.330 --> 00:05:17.220 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And an associate's degree in computer management, she also holds certificates in leadership training from Dale Carnegie project management.

00:05:17.970 --> 00:05:27.240 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: A P amp D designation from project management academy she she also holds a degree in analyzing global trends for business and society for the wharton school.

00:05:27.810 --> 00:05:34.410 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: and on and on i'll even mentioned one of the governance of nonprofit organizations from the University of New York and a.

00:05:34.920 --> 00:05:43.410 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Certification in successful negotiation from essential strategies and skills from the University of Michigan so I always try to give that background for people, so they know.

00:05:43.680 --> 00:05:54.600 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: What people want their background that's what their interest level is when we get these degrees into our certificates it's really about, we went and got these things, because it was yes, it would be beneficial to our quote unquote clients.

00:05:54.870 --> 00:05:59.100 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But it's also what we're interested in, and I think you know as adults, we get to make those decisions.

00:05:59.550 --> 00:06:07.470 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You know, as kids we don't get to make decisions like that you take the courses that are put in front of you, but as adults, we get to make these different decisions so i'll go back and forth with.

00:06:08.010 --> 00:06:13.590 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: some more information about the Net and her background, but what i'd like to say she's been working in the nonprofit sector.

00:06:13.980 --> 00:06:23.670 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Since 2004 really on the finance and operations side with with international businesses and international nonprofits NGOs and we'll talk more about that.

00:06:24.000 --> 00:06:38.790 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: as we go forward, but then that from your perspective if you could kind of take us back and I always feel that there's a story how somebody got drawn to the nonprofit sector was there a specific story for you, was it something a catalyst that drew you to nonprofits.

00:06:40.470 --> 00:06:52.410 Danette OConnell: So, otherwise my two daughters i've always taught them to give back, and so we would always volunteer on several programs, as they were growing up, we host the children from.

00:06:52.740 --> 00:07:06.690 Danette OConnell: Other countries, and we did the same without I came from the tech sector and I had started several businesses and sold them my last one was a wireless company that I sold in 2004.

00:07:07.200 --> 00:07:13.110 Danette OConnell: And you know I just really wanted to serve the international nonprofits at that point.

00:07:13.950 --> 00:07:22.620 Danette OConnell: And so I enjoyed it, so much so, I was working with international Pittsburgh, which is where i'm from and so.

00:07:23.340 --> 00:07:30.240 Danette OConnell: You know I really just enjoyed it then I was asked to go to Delaware to help the.

00:07:30.930 --> 00:07:48.480 Danette OConnell: education sector, so one of the things that I found when I was hosting children from Germany and France and Spain is that they were further along they came in as ninth graders mastering our 12th grade, so I was like oh I gotta help do something about this.

00:07:49.590 --> 00:08:00.840 Danette OConnell: So I did so I moved to Delaware and on a six month contract and ended up spending three and a half years they're trying to help nonprofits and that serve charter schools.

00:08:01.980 --> 00:08:15.240 Danette OConnell: And the nice thing about charter schools is that there are specific to a certain background, so if you are, you know really answer technology, then you can go to a school that serves technology and so on, and.

00:08:15.810 --> 00:08:34.530 Danette OConnell: So on, but the main one was special needs and when I saw these schools that provides you know education to special needs like they can't some as special needs children just cannot be in a regular school, so I really enjoyed it, and so I chaired.

00:08:35.610 --> 00:08:46.560 Danette OConnell: A school and it was called the Delaware mad and what it did was it helps kids determine what they wanted to do when they grow up and what the school business.

00:08:47.850 --> 00:08:50.790 Danette OConnell: So I you know, help them through the application process.

00:08:52.170 --> 00:08:54.540 Danette OConnell: Excuse me to get the school up and running.

00:08:55.590 --> 00:09:03.150 Danette OConnell: And and that's a you know I decided from there, you know after I got to school up and running and help nonprofits there.

00:09:03.480 --> 00:09:09.660 Danette OConnell: I said okay let's you know I wanted to come to New York i've always wanted to live in New York, so I said let's go.

00:09:10.560 --> 00:09:23.550 Danette OConnell: And I literally picked up and moved to New York City didn't have a client didn't you know just said, you know what if you can make it anywhere, you can make it here and that's what I did you know the old saying says that but.

00:09:24.480 --> 00:09:43.020 Danette OConnell: Actually it came true for me so i've been serving the nonprofit sector as long as i've been here i've been here now seven years so so it's been wonderful and I enjoy it I work with international organizations that I work with the mystical so so so.

00:09:43.080 --> 00:09:53.790 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: How How does that that entrepreneurial spirit, the experience in the technology space, and again I know a lot about you, since we've been friends for a while.

00:09:54.480 --> 00:10:02.910 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I know, finance and operations is really paramount for what you delivered organizations, obviously I know you work in growth strategies and other strategies around that.

00:10:03.450 --> 00:10:09.810 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But talk to me a little bit about if you could from being an entrepreneur running your own businesses and how you're able to.

00:10:10.410 --> 00:10:22.800 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I mean numbers and numbers right so talk to me about how that kind of translated to bring that that that vibe that entrepreneurial spark into the nonprofit space and how you've done some of that work.

00:10:23.850 --> 00:10:33.690 Danette OConnell: So one of the things about an entrepreneur is that we think outside the box and that's what makes us kind of defiance and some you know executive directors and.

00:10:34.110 --> 00:10:38.550 Danette OConnell: And presence can do that, you know and That just shows their entrepreneurial spirit.

00:10:38.940 --> 00:10:50.400 Danette OConnell: And you know just that you have a problem in front of you, and how do you navigate to solve it and and that's what I do every day all day and and I really love that because it's really creative Thank you.

00:10:51.150 --> 00:10:58.350 Danette OConnell: So when I go to a nonprofit you know they say Okay, they want to grow okay well, what does that mean, because that can mean a lot of different things.

00:10:58.950 --> 00:11:06.210 Danette OConnell: So what I do is I create a growth plan and a growth plan is a short six six months to a year plan.

00:11:06.810 --> 00:11:25.110 Danette OConnell: And so, and then, with my pan P background I project manage that out, and when I had my own businesses, we always had to do that, we had to project manage, because when I had my wireless company, we had to you know project manage all of our projects out because they were all over the US.

00:11:26.190 --> 00:11:34.230 Danette OConnell: So the same thing here, you know I always say like people will create strategic plans or growth plans and then just put them on a shelf.

00:11:34.620 --> 00:11:42.030 Danette OConnell: And if you don't project manage them, you know they may not get you know to success, so I project managed to success.

00:11:42.720 --> 00:11:57.240 Danette OConnell: So it's kind of converted my entrepreneur to the nonprofit sector, you know we're all businesses at the end of the day, yeah we're all here to solve a problem, and since nonprofits are serving special projects.

00:11:58.140 --> 00:12:09.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah you know I think of a lot of organizations and obviously there's grassroots startup organizations with maybe a handful of employees and they're trying to reach their constituents and trying to drive home.

00:12:10.320 --> 00:12:19.410 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: The value and impact that they're making and then there's large national thousands of employees, you know with and then there's large NGOs.

00:12:20.970 --> 00:12:27.330 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Maybe I wonder real quick before we go to a quick break I wonder to that, is there a certain is there a.

00:12:28.230 --> 00:12:40.890 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: hesitation, when you work with nonprofit organizations, is there a hesitation to think in terms of project management and growth plans and strategic plans or was it just the hesitation with strategy.

00:12:42.210 --> 00:12:56.640 Danette OConnell: And it's just what strategy and I like to walk with a small organizations, because I love to see them being small and they flourish and and we can make them larger and so, that is, you know that's very enjoyable to sit back and watch.

00:12:57.210 --> 00:13:07.290 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: it's awesome that's really good yeah and I listen I know i'm aware of some of the experience you have, and some of the mergers you've done and you've brought together certain NGOs and and.

00:13:07.770 --> 00:13:14.640 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: i'd love to maybe when we come back let's talk about that let's talk a little bit about you know, taking somebody from through a growth strategy taking them.

00:13:15.390 --> 00:13:25.950 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You know project manager doing out what they want to do, and then some either say i'm a suitor or or i'm looking for you know somebody to pick us up and.

00:13:26.670 --> 00:13:33.570 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And what that has looked like you know so when we come back we'll talk a little bit about that and we will be talking about the nonprofit resource hub shortly.

00:13:33.840 --> 00:13:38.940 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So it's probably the the nonprofit sector connector coming up to you, you know from the addict the whole thing top of the House.

00:13:39.360 --> 00:13:48.060 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Your boy here with the nettle coddle who was really came up with the concept for the nonprofit resource of which will be speaking about shortly see you guys in two minutes.

00:16:15.540 --> 00:16:22.530 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: That enjoy Tommy in the attic you know it's funny my one of my sons that I will watch some of my videos and this was his idea, I guess, some of the common Defense.

00:16:22.920 --> 00:16:32.070 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But there were other big Tommy Defense so he grabbed my phone because I want to see some of the videos on some of the shows and and and my kids go around singing that song gonna dig around the House singing.

00:16:34.530 --> 00:16:34.830 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: and

00:16:36.360 --> 00:16:44.880 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Pretty funny it's special and I don't know if you know this, but that's that's and I give him a shout out pretty much every week but that's friendly levy singing that song he wrote a song about the letter.

00:16:46.560 --> 00:16:47.610 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah yeah yeah so.

00:16:50.580 --> 00:16:52.020 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Together brandon put us together.

00:16:52.170 --> 00:16:57.030 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So a couple shout outs, I have to make Steve fry always checking in on Facebook my lovely wife.

00:16:57.330 --> 00:17:02.760 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: hey kid checking in on the Facebook she's watching us she doesn't always get a chance to watch us with kids stuff that she's here so.

00:17:03.360 --> 00:17:09.540 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: love you can alright so did that shout out to the side i'm sure i'm sure i'll do 10 or 20 of those more before the show is over but.

00:17:09.840 --> 00:17:12.360 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: That let's let's talk about this because I want to know.

00:17:12.690 --> 00:17:23.580 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You talk, we talk a little bit project management and and how you know Okay, a growth plan is growth plan and a strategic plan is a strategic plan, but if it sits on the shelf and it's not implemented it's nothing but paper.

00:17:23.880 --> 00:17:29.640 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Right it's nothing about ideas and concepts, so what i'd love to do to really kind of shine a light on the work you've done.

00:17:30.150 --> 00:17:43.050 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And, and because I think this all leads into what we do with the nonprofit resource hub, so if you could shine sort of a light on what what that looks like when you engage with a client a nonprofit organization, we can pick one of these not NGOs, if you want to.

00:17:43.470 --> 00:17:46.740 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: and your store you i'll just ask questions as we go through.

00:17:47.970 --> 00:18:01.050 Danette OConnell: Okay, so i'll give you an example, one of the nonprofit's that i've worked with and so when they asked me to come in and look at their finance and operations here in the US and.

00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:13.740 Danette OConnell: And their international flights, you know I go in and I examine the organization to make sure that the Foundation is solid, you can never grow an organization unless it has a solid foundation.

00:18:14.160 --> 00:18:28.440 Danette OConnell: So I go in and I look at the you know documents to make sure that you know all of their 990s are up to date and and any certificates that they have to have, and then I look at their.

00:18:29.280 --> 00:18:36.090 Danette OConnell: board governance by laws conflict of interest things like that so, then I look at their finances.

00:18:36.420 --> 00:18:48.240 Danette OConnell: And I looked you know how do they if they're international, how do you send money abroad because that's very important to make sure that you have the pipe paperwork that is needed to send money abroad.

00:18:48.750 --> 00:18:55.560 Danette OConnell: And then, how is the money handled there, especially if you have a large grant like a USAid grant or.

00:18:56.250 --> 00:19:04.920 Danette OConnell: So this one, they did, and so you just have to really make sure that all of that money is being managed properly and the right process and procedures are in place.

00:19:05.280 --> 00:19:16.710 Danette OConnell: So I first identify all of that, and then, if need be, I put it in a project management plan to say Okay, we have to do a B, C D E, F g.

00:19:17.250 --> 00:19:29.970 Danette OConnell: Now if there's only a few things that have to be done, I don't project managed it out, so it just if it if it requires multiple people and multiple projects, then I will project manager so.

00:19:30.750 --> 00:19:37.170 Danette OConnell: So at first with this organization, I did not, but then I merged this organization with another organization.

00:19:37.620 --> 00:19:48.510 Danette OConnell: And whenever you do a merger, you have to do a project management plan, because there are so many moving parts and so many people and what's involved whenever you do any type of a collaboration.

00:19:48.900 --> 00:19:58.500 Danette OConnell: And a collaboration can be multiple things it could be to nonprofits just working together, they could be to nonprofits that are applying for one grants.

00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:07.920 Danette OConnell: Because you can have multiple nonprofits apply for one graph or is this the compliments compliments services, you know, using each other.

00:20:08.820 --> 00:20:22.620 Danette OConnell: So any you know if you have a larger going on, you know the boards are involved attorneys you know consultants, you know, there are so many moving parts, it has to be project management style so.

00:20:23.370 --> 00:20:29.220 Danette OConnell: If that's The easiest way to do that, and then you just take off little bites and there's many different software's out there.

00:20:30.120 --> 00:20:42.270 Danette OConnell: You know, which is one of the things that we have on the nonprofit resource hub website so you and and you just put the information in there, and as soon as one task is completed, the next person, you know picks it up from there.

00:20:42.450 --> 00:20:43.770 Danette OConnell: Believe it or not.

00:20:44.100 --> 00:20:58.050 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: If I can interrupt for one second just someone personally i'm naive or not well versed in project management as a as a duty as a as a field so, can you just kind of define that because, while.

00:20:58.680 --> 00:21:05.310 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You know, while organizations may not be familiar with the term they might be doing some of these components of what project management is.

00:21:05.700 --> 00:21:19.530 Danette OConnell: And sometimes people use excel to project manage and all of this is that you list all the tasks in one column let's just say it's excel and then across the top you have all the different people who are going to help implemented.

00:21:19.920 --> 00:21:22.350 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: The different people might have different duties to get.

00:21:22.380 --> 00:21:23.700 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Exactly okay.

00:21:23.730 --> 00:21:36.900 Danette OConnell: So it could be the executive director, the Director of fundraising the director of finance HR you know because it all is included whenever you're merging you have staff your programs, you have fun.

00:21:37.590 --> 00:21:45.120 Danette OConnell: You know, different offices that have to do, different things so board so, then you just listed across the top and then you just say okay.

00:21:45.360 --> 00:21:53.190 Danette OConnell: This person is going to do phase one this person's going to do phase two and then you know you just put that information across the cell.

00:21:53.730 --> 00:22:06.510 Danette OConnell: So a lot of people do I do it an excel because it's a little bit easier and everybody knows excel you know, so I use software that's pretty easy to use in the nonprofit sector.

00:22:08.310 --> 00:22:20.220 Danette OConnell: So that's easier for me, so it just really is what easier for the people who are going to use it, because if it's not easy for them and they're not going to use it and it's not going to get done so.

00:22:20.700 --> 00:22:27.300 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Sure yeah like anything else you know if you don't it's not something that was not user friendly and I can't get through it, or you know it's just it's just going to.

00:22:27.810 --> 00:22:37.890 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Get utilized yeah totally get it, I mean i'd want um and it's probably would have been easily to use I just didn't use it, but I bought like the it's probably appear in the attic with me somewhere.

00:22:38.550 --> 00:22:46.350 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I bought the rosetta stone now my wife's probably laughing but I bought rosetta stone I grew up like I grew up and.

00:22:47.460 --> 00:22:54.840 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: took Spanish in junior high school in high school I you know, and I don't speak very well I don't speak a lot of Spanish right now.

00:22:56.400 --> 00:23:07.410 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: truth be told, I I grew up in the restaurant business and we used to speak a little bit of Spanish spanglish we used to call it in it, you know mean the guys in the kitchen or whatnot, but a lot of the words I wouldn't repeat on my podcast is some of the.

00:23:11.550 --> 00:23:23.190 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah so I had the rosetta stone like I mean it probably we probably had it for 20 years and I don't think i've cracked the box open so so it might be easy to use, I mean back it was like CDs, so we don't have probably.

00:23:24.930 --> 00:23:35.190 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You probably website, but, but you know from that project management piece there it's got to be something that people can utilize you know I know for a fact from our conversations over the years that.

00:23:35.610 --> 00:23:42.660 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: When you go into an organization, and this will lead us right into where I think we can can jump into the hub, the nonprofit resource of a bit.

00:23:44.010 --> 00:23:48.150 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: When you go into an organization and you're looking at operations and you're looking at finance.

00:23:49.440 --> 00:23:54.960 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You you see gaps, you see things that are missing, you know it could be something as simple as.

00:23:57.180 --> 00:23:59.490 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Employee benefits, which is our business, you know vanguard.

00:24:00.210 --> 00:24:09.780 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: weren't benefits business for payroll are they paying too much and they doing payroll service are they doing their own people, should they outsource should they you know, should they look at other things on.

00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:19.320 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Different vendor relationships so talk to me a little bit about that, because I think, certainly in for profit, businesses, but maybe even more nonprofit.

00:24:20.160 --> 00:24:25.920 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: things get overlooked, just for the sheer fact that people have so many responsibilities and some things might not.

00:24:26.460 --> 00:24:34.800 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: They don't get eyes on these things enough so, can you talk a little bit about some of the things you want to cover you know, and some of the opportunities that you end up being a position to refer opportunities.

00:24:36.780 --> 00:24:42.240 Danette OConnell: Exactly what you said when I go into an organization, I always look at the finances, and when I can save money.

00:24:42.630 --> 00:24:52.950 Danette OConnell: So that's one of the first things and I look at the operations where I can save money in efficiency so which is technology so as you mentioned, I have degrees in.

00:24:53.310 --> 00:24:59.760 Danette OConnell: and technology that's where I came from so i'm always looking at, are you in the cloud, so you can work anywhere.

00:25:00.060 --> 00:25:13.050 Danette OConnell: What software, do you have is the software updated do you have the free software that Microsoft provides so Microsoft gives all of their products free to nonprofits so it's just a matter of how you access it so.

00:25:13.920 --> 00:25:24.000 Danette OConnell: If you look if you ask your it company, they can help you with that, so I look at the benefits do they have good benefits for the money that they are sending and are they overspending.

00:25:24.540 --> 00:25:33.300 Danette OConnell: So a lot of times these nonprofits are you know heads down moving forward with our mission and sometimes don't look at you know.

00:25:33.510 --> 00:25:40.710 Danette OConnell: Sometimes there's a bill in there that they've been paying for years, but they don't use the product or service anymore, they just don't you know.

00:25:41.250 --> 00:25:51.060 Danette OConnell: Sometimes you just don't have the time to look into these things, but I do I look at payroll services, you know what's more convenient for the for the employees.

00:25:51.510 --> 00:26:04.950 Danette OConnell: So what do they have a portal that they can go to to access their health benefits to their payroll you know, because a lot of these nonprofits I work with don't have an HR department I work with smaller nonprofits so I work from.

00:26:05.670 --> 00:26:10.530 Danette OConnell: With nonprofits from 1 million to 15 million, but my sweet spot one to 10.

00:26:11.070 --> 00:26:22.650 Danette OConnell: So a lot of these people don't have HR services, so I go in there, I look at all their HR I look at their finance I look at their operations, do they have processes and procedures in place.

00:26:23.250 --> 00:26:31.020 Danette OConnell: How about the HR manual probably hasn't been looked at in years, one of the nonprofit's I work with have not even looked at it in six years.

00:26:31.470 --> 00:26:41.850 Danette OConnell: that's important because you know everything is changing so fast and the HR you know world, especially like what we just went through with the pandemic, you have to make sure that's up to date.

00:26:42.210 --> 00:26:50.670 Danette OConnell: So I go through, and I look at all of these things, how can I save you money, how can I save you on efficiency and is your foundation solid.

00:26:51.030 --> 00:26:59.820 Danette OConnell: In order to grow your organization sometimes they don't want to grow, they just bring me in just to go in and look at you know under as I always say under the hood.

00:27:00.240 --> 00:27:07.140 Danette OConnell: To see what is in there, that you know I can help her fix or make more efficient, or are you missing anything.

00:27:07.590 --> 00:27:18.360 Danette OConnell: You know, sometimes you know the organizations don't even have it, so you know, a software package or you know of benefits that they should like I always bring in supplemental insurance.

00:27:18.630 --> 00:27:19.710 Danette OConnell: You know aflac.

00:27:19.830 --> 00:27:26.730 Danette OConnell: Just you know which is great, you know a lot of organizations don't have that, and so I was like okay let's bring it in.

00:27:27.090 --> 00:27:36.090 Danette OConnell: You know the the staff as employee base and employees have to pay for it, but it's a great benefit, you know, for you know for the employees to have it's an extra thing.

00:27:36.450 --> 00:27:47.010 Danette OConnell: nonprofits count always pay their employees, you know, the way that all profits can so every benefit that you can bring them as a you know special to them.

00:27:47.430 --> 00:27:57.450 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah that's awesome and it's you know where we talk about that all the time and I don't talk too much about it on the show everybody, but in my firm our profession my business is.

00:27:58.170 --> 00:28:01.770 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: One of the partners in the bank or an insurance agency, which is an employee benefits firm.

00:28:02.280 --> 00:28:13.830 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And we focus on the nonprofit sector we focus on working with organizations around attracting and retaining talent that's that's a big part of what we're talking about and yet is supplemental benefits it's making sure that.

00:28:14.280 --> 00:28:22.350 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: We talk a lot about employer contribution strategies and how that affects the employees, experience and we're huge on education.

00:28:22.710 --> 00:28:28.380 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: we're very, very focused on one on one education, with all the employees in our employer groups at vanguard so.

00:28:28.650 --> 00:28:39.030 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: we'll talk actually about being garden SEC, because when we come back from this quick break we're going to dive right into the nonprofit resource hub it's apparent that dinette has has found ways to.

00:28:40.500 --> 00:28:49.170 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: really make an impact on the organizations that she works with and that's kind of what really led us into a bit of a teaser that's what led us into the nonprofit resource hub.

00:28:49.440 --> 00:28:55.680 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: we're gonna take a quick two minute break it's your boy Tommy D, this is philanthropy and focused and that'll cause in the attic with me so you guys in two minutes.

00:31:42.090 --> 00:31:43.920 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Definitely a statement, maybe it's a command.

00:31:43.980 --> 00:31:56.730 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: every Friday morning today and join me in the attic man it's easy couple flights of stairs and for you all its virtual so you don't even have to walk up the stairs boys and girls, what do I say how do I say this, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.

00:31:57.990 --> 00:32:08.850 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Of all ages welcome back to the show alright so here's the deal, the net o'connell has over 20 years of proven track a proven track record of positioning organizations from dynamic startup.

00:32:09.510 --> 00:32:22.050 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Through turnarounds through mergers and accelerated growth periods she's focused on building and managing all aspects of business transformation and what we've been talking about so far as strategic planning some financial planning.

00:32:22.590 --> 00:32:29.700 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And she has gained a reputation through satisfied customers and growing business here's some of the places that has gone Okay, and this is through.

00:32:30.060 --> 00:32:43.200 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Her involvement with nonprofits Burundi Cambodia China Kenya, Malawi Nepal Uganda, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vietnam, it says United States but we're in the US now, so I didn't think we should say that but here's the thing.

00:32:44.280 --> 00:32:49.200 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Anyway, so I remember talking to you before we jump into energy, I remember talking to you about.

00:32:49.560 --> 00:32:58.890 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Your like tell me i'm going to Africa and I had to get like all these shots and I was like really like get to get all these shots just to not get sick while you were away right, I mean what was that experience like.

00:33:01.860 --> 00:33:09.480 Danette OConnell: The different countries, and so you do and sometimes you do end up getting stuck I probably have done.

00:33:10.110 --> 00:33:26.790 Danette OConnell: At least four or five times by going abroad it's just and what makes you l is the water, so if you drink the water are you monster toothbrush or you know, sometimes it's just the food that you eat the elephant yes it's different food that your body just those yeah.

00:33:31.530 --> 00:33:33.630 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah exactly I hear that I hear you.

00:33:33.660 --> 00:33:42.480 Danette OConnell: So that's the experience alone to go and to these countries and really see how you impact their lives.

00:33:42.960 --> 00:33:49.620 Danette OConnell: You know, through a nonprofit whatever they serve are the one that I mean we did was mental health and human rights.

00:33:50.190 --> 00:34:01.350 Danette OConnell: And so, see how you impact their lives and change their lives and make it better it's worth any illness i've ever gotten you know it's not permanent it's 24 hours it's all good.

00:34:01.770 --> 00:34:18.120 Danette OConnell: And you know and the people that you help is just remarkable now you see these little kids that are you know one two years old and they're putting their arms up for you to take them and it's just not smelter heart and so and you're helping people all over the world.

00:34:18.480 --> 00:34:24.420 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: it's very special work and and that's what this show is all about it's shining a light on the special work of the organizations and.

00:34:24.780 --> 00:34:29.040 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So let's talk about this organization that we we, together, let me say who's this way well.

00:34:29.400 --> 00:34:36.390 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You know mouse in your pocket Tommy do you know, the way is my partner has been vince philosophy and approach with vanguard insurance agency.

00:34:36.810 --> 00:34:41.130 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Our buddies and pals Christine desk of Frank corazon nonprofit sector strategies.

00:34:41.910 --> 00:34:42.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Can serena.

00:34:43.200 --> 00:34:47.550 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: serena and associates, founder of the imagine awards New York City long island where.

00:34:47.610 --> 00:34:55.560 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Dan and I are both about the New York City imagine awards i've done work on the long island imagine awards committee vanguard has sponsored This is our space getting this is where we hang out nonprofit.

00:34:55.980 --> 00:35:10.200 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And can't forget David Goldstein or certain invalid here on long island David runs the nonprofit governance and charity practice over there is entire practices focused on the sector, so we can always connect you with David if you're looking for a resource like that, and then.

00:35:10.200 --> 00:35:23.850 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: The fifth of the five families, then that o'connell from triumph who's here with us today didn't you brought this to us what was it in your experience that he said, you know what their needs to be we didn't know what it was then but there needs to be a nonprofit resource hub.

00:35:25.020 --> 00:35:36.570 Danette OConnell: yeah so, as you know, Tommy we've been working for years on executive director roundtables or you know senior management Roundtable of for nonprofits.

00:35:37.080 --> 00:35:44.760 Danette OConnell: And for that you know with they're always asking us, you know, do you have this resource, do you have that you know, do you know how to get on the web, with.

00:35:45.090 --> 00:35:59.130 Danette OConnell: You know, say project management software or you know how do you get in touch with Microsoft to get free software, like everybody was asking us this and sort of like you know what we need to create a nonprofit that.

00:35:59.790 --> 00:36:15.510 Danette OConnell: nonprofits can come and get all of their resources and but I don't want to charge them I don't want them to have to pay a membership fee, and you know no offense to the council's out there, you know they charge and they told them an annual fees.

00:36:15.540 --> 00:36:16.680 Danette OConnell: But if you belong.

00:36:16.710 --> 00:36:26.190 Danette OConnell: To five of these, you know that adds up for nonprofits so I wanted to make sure that in no shape or form, where they have to pay a membership fee, and that is by design.

00:36:26.490 --> 00:36:36.120 Danette OConnell: You know there's a lot of value in organization, you know just because it's free doesn't mean that there's not any value there's tons about you it's by design that we made it free and our.

00:36:36.420 --> 00:36:53.910 Danette OConnell: that's our differentiator is that we provide free resources so and we wanted to bring job boards to them and platforms volunteer platforms and technology different technology that's out there and they'll also.

00:36:55.650 --> 00:37:06.630 Danette OConnell: hire hired help you know, so you could get a contractor in a we have that on our website so and and not only that White Papers like we have a lot of white papers on our website written by.

00:37:07.320 --> 00:37:17.340 Danette OConnell: You know Oregon for profit that serve nonprofits or nonprofits we have a calendar of events, so I wanted to make sure that we brought all of this.

00:37:17.700 --> 00:37:22.470 Danette OConnell: and any resources needed and we stay in touch with our nonprofits and we asked them.

00:37:22.740 --> 00:37:32.970 Danette OConnell: What do you need we want to hear from you, we don't want to keep making this stuff up in our head we don't have make sure that it's what you need and so by keeping in touch with our Members.

00:37:33.630 --> 00:37:44.670 Danette OConnell: Our partners our nonprofit partners, because we are truly partners, they give us the feedback and not how we know what what our next benefit or resources, going to be.

00:37:45.360 --> 00:37:57.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So being intimately involved with this organization is is unusual for me on this particular program because I, you know I sit in the meetings I know what's going on with the home and where we're going in the ambition we have.

00:37:58.200 --> 00:38:03.840 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So, but I want to read something real quick and nonprofit resource of is a trade association, whose mission is to serve.

00:38:04.320 --> 00:38:09.480 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: be a resource to educate and connect its members into the nonprofit community.

00:38:10.350 --> 00:38:19.230 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: At the same time, and our reach serves the nonprofit sector as a bridge connecting nonprofit organizations to resources end to each other so.

00:38:19.800 --> 00:38:32.310 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: How do we do that how what is it so let's let's define a couple of things, so we have there's really two opportunities for Members quarter whole Members to be part of affiliation with an rh and.

00:38:32.940 --> 00:38:48.030 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: i'll be referring from here on out at the nonprofit resource office NRA for everybody, is it the website is nonprofit resource nonprofit research so did that talk to me about the two different categories of people involved or organizations businesses involved with.

00:38:48.990 --> 00:38:58.110 Danette OConnell: Okay, great so we have two different memberships and it's really not membership, so we have one that are called the associate members.

00:38:58.560 --> 00:39:10.650 Danette OConnell: And they are for profits that serve the nonprofit sector and we bet them, so we have one per category and it kind of takes the guessing game out of it, so if you're looking for an accountant let's just say.

00:39:11.010 --> 00:39:23.640 Danette OConnell: So do your 990 so our farm to you to do your 990 you know you go on to life, you know, and I hate to refer back to but to a Council website and there's plenty of them listed, there will, how do you know which one's good.

00:39:24.030 --> 00:39:33.000 Danette OConnell: So what we do is we vet them and we only have one per category, so that we make sure that we have the best of the best organizations out there.

00:39:33.900 --> 00:39:44.610 Danette OConnell: And so, when we're you know reading through them it's an extensive vetting process, they have to fill out an application, we have meeting after meeting to make sure that we have the best of the best.

00:39:45.000 --> 00:39:51.930 Danette OConnell: And so it takes the complete guessing game out of it for the nonprofit, then we also have nonprofit partners.

00:39:52.710 --> 00:40:03.750 Danette OConnell: So they are non paying members, and you know that's why we don't even call them Members, we call them partners because truly there are partners yeah we walk forward together with them.

00:40:04.260 --> 00:40:15.570 Danette OConnell: What do you need, how can we help you how can we serve you because really we are serving the nonprofit sector, and so we always want to hear back from them so they are our nonprofit partners.

00:40:16.350 --> 00:40:21.480 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So so we're looking for two things folks so if you're a nonprofit organization and your.

00:40:21.510 --> 00:40:22.110 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You need.

00:40:22.170 --> 00:40:30.330 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: access to resources you go to the website go to nonprofit resource or should they contact you dinette or.

00:40:30.750 --> 00:40:44.550 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: For more information about the hub, or what would be the best way for a nonprofit partner or, on the other side a potential associate member who does a lot of work in the sector, wants to continue adding value to the sector what's the best way for them to get in touch with the hub.

00:40:45.660 --> 00:40:53.340 Danette OConnell: And they can go to the website, the nonprofits can go to the website and just go to nonprofit become a partner or.

00:40:54.210 --> 00:41:01.140 Danette OConnell: And they fill out an application it's a very short application as the organization's name the contact information.

00:41:01.440 --> 00:41:08.580 Danette OConnell: And their summary and the logo, we take that information and we put it on our website and we list every single one of our nonprofits.

00:41:09.120 --> 00:41:16.830 Danette OConnell: on our website, if you are, if you want to become a an associate member that there's also an application on there.

00:41:17.250 --> 00:41:23.310 Danette OConnell: If you go under contact us if you have any questions feel free to contact me I can walk you through it.

00:41:23.580 --> 00:41:36.030 Danette OConnell: I can talk to you about you know for the associate members normally normally I have a phone call with them beforehand, just to walk them through what you know what to expect you know the expectations for the nonprofit's.

00:41:37.500 --> 00:41:51.000 Danette OConnell: They can just they can also contact me, but the application is much easier and very short and sweet, and you can go to our website under nonprofit partners, and you can see a list of all of our organizations there.

00:41:51.510 --> 00:42:03.240 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: that's great, so I think we've really provided an incredible opportunity to incredible service, and you know some of the folks that listen to my show our nonprofit leaders.

00:42:03.660 --> 00:42:17.730 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So if you're not part of the hub well let's fix that so reach out to me, you can always get me, you know that Tommy at philanthropy and focus calm pH O C U s focus that's how you spell it in well, at least in the attic that's how you spell it and.

00:42:18.750 --> 00:42:22.890 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You can reach out to Jeanette Jeanette what's the best way to get in touch with you, if they have questions directly.

00:42:24.180 --> 00:42:24.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: On the website.

00:42:25.380 --> 00:42:37.320 Danette OConnell: It was her you can contact me, as do cano it's my first initial last name at the nonprofit resource that's the CEO and and.

00:42:38.640 --> 00:42:43.380 Danette OConnell: At nonprofit resort so.

00:42:43.620 --> 00:42:50.130 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So that's how you get to the Net, you know how to get me by now, if you just Google Tommy didn't know that I don't know if that'll work, yet we.

00:42:53.220 --> 00:43:00.870 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Do you Google Tommy Davidson she's in the attic that would be I gotta work out something like Google Doc is I would be fun so look.

00:43:01.440 --> 00:43:09.270 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: we're gonna come back in about a minute or two and we're going to bring the show to a crescendo but what I want to talk about we come back to is that when.

00:43:10.980 --> 00:43:20.220 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: there's a couple of different opportunities for these groups to come together we have meet and greets we have different educational seminars webinars from our associate members.

00:43:20.610 --> 00:43:30.810 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So when we come back i'd like to talk about that what those offerings look like and then what we have upcoming on the calendar, I know there's at least one event already scheduled for I believe later this month, so we'll talk about that when we come back.

00:43:31.980 --> 00:43:37.200 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: cool sounds good alright guys Tommy we will be back in two minutes for three focus see you soon.

00:45:53.790 --> 00:45:55.620 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: join me in the attic fortunately it's too.

00:45:55.680 --> 00:45:57.840 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: hard to work is if people start showing up in the attic.

00:45:58.020 --> 00:46:01.770 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: It says join me an attic and i'm like i'm working here you got to get out of here yeah.

00:46:03.090 --> 00:46:12.480 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Thank you for doing the song, for me, thank you for being my friend, and thank you for always laughing at my jokes even when they're not so great so listen we're going to draw this show to a quick close, which happens to me.

00:46:13.140 --> 00:46:18.660 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: happens every week man time flies I mean we get all we get all anxious we're all fired up and then all of a sudden we're like.

00:46:19.410 --> 00:46:30.630 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: wow that was fast so let's talk about where the hub kind of goes forward, you know talk before we talk about the future let's talk about actually what I said at the break there, I want to know.

00:46:31.920 --> 00:46:40.440 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: What does he think what does the hub offer for people to get involved with aside from being you know either a partner or a Member what talk about that for me didn't.

00:46:42.150 --> 00:46:55.740 Danette OConnell: Have webinars and meeting great so I mean great for the Panda my Korean person through the pandemic, we did them virtual and it really allows the nonprofit's to get to know other nonprofits.

00:46:56.160 --> 00:47:06.930 Danette OConnell: And our associate members, but really the purpose is you and there's no agenda there's you know it's just really what it is it's a meet and greet you just show up.

00:47:07.200 --> 00:47:12.780 Danette OConnell: When it's in person, what tends fall, we will have it in person in New York City and then one in long island.

00:47:13.140 --> 00:47:26.880 Danette OConnell: And it says person you come have a you know have some drinks have some food just talk and just you get to know the other nonprofits because you know that could you know lead into a collaboration with them, you know.

00:47:28.200 --> 00:47:35.070 Danette OConnell: gaining new grants or just saying hey you know and just being aware of the other nonprofits out there, so that you can.

00:47:35.430 --> 00:47:48.030 Danette OConnell: someone says hey I need this help you can say Oh, I know a nonprofit that does that you know this really getting to know each other, and you know, and of course the associate members that are involved, you know, having the nonprofit's get to know them.

00:47:49.410 --> 00:47:58.620 Danette OConnell: associate members also do webinars So is there informational to get information I just did one on nonprofit growth and collaboration.

00:47:59.250 --> 00:48:12.450 Danette OConnell: With see teams and you know it's just really providing the information to them, we also have a calendar out there, where they can post all of their fundraising events so if you have a fundraising events you know, maybe you know.

00:48:13.320 --> 00:48:21.750 Danette OConnell: Five K plan or whatever the case Shelby and the summer fundraiser are just you know, asking for volunteers who can put that on our.

00:48:22.530 --> 00:48:34.350 Danette OConnell: website there's also a job board so any jobs that you have come in, please you know join it at join the habits, free and you can post your job.

00:48:34.830 --> 00:48:39.690 Danette OConnell: And you do have to become a partner to be able to do some of these things so.

00:48:40.350 --> 00:48:47.490 Danette OConnell: You can post a job if you're looking for volunteers for your organization, we have a platform there where you can go in and.

00:48:47.790 --> 00:48:58.200 Danette OConnell: You know, put what volunteer positions that you're looking for, and it has a database of people looking to volunteer so we have so many things and we will continue to grow.

00:48:59.130 --> 00:49:09.570 Danette OConnell: July of last year, you know I really came in and just expanded the organization to what it is today, and we have over 110.

00:49:10.200 --> 00:49:26.910 Danette OConnell: nonprofits that are involved, and we have 18 or 17 sorry about that associate members, and that is, including the board of not including the board, so we have additional five board members as Tommy months and all of the five founding partners.

00:49:28.560 --> 00:49:34.440 Danette OConnell: And it founding families rather so so there's a lot of great offerings that we have.

00:49:34.620 --> 00:49:42.150 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So i'm gonna put something out there and didn't you know, have to figure out how to track this but i'm just i'm just gonna say it and then we'll we'll kind of pick up the pieces.

00:49:42.600 --> 00:49:52.590 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So here's what you do again if you are not a member of the nonprofit resource hub yet send me an email after you connect with the Net and connect with nonprofit resource up so.

00:49:53.970 --> 00:50:01.650 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: send me an email Tommy D at philanthropy and focus pH oC us that you become a member and from now until.

00:50:02.430 --> 00:50:13.080 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: It is six for 21 it's June 4 2021 from now until July 15 if you become a member of a nonprofit partner of the nonprofit resource hub.

00:50:13.980 --> 00:50:24.690 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: i'll pick out to organizations and i'll send them a check for $250 each so it'll be random but it'll just come from finance been focusing me pick based on my commitment to the sector and for the great work.

00:50:25.170 --> 00:50:32.460 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: That, I believe the hub, is doing and providing so you got to get to me you got to let me know that you became a member of the net and I work on behind the scenes.

00:50:32.760 --> 00:50:40.920 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But i'll pick out to randomly i'm not going to pick them because I like them, I, like you, all it's like my children I don't like I don't have favorites well some days I do but don't tell them that.

00:50:42.390 --> 00:50:52.560 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: No, but I don't have any favorites it'll be randomized sure the Internet can help us out with that, but that's it that two organizations will get a grant for 250 from from your voice in the attic.

00:50:53.310 --> 00:51:05.640 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So what I just really would want you to have access to the hub and see what he's up there, you know it's not about gathering your information it's about getting you expose we're working on that we do have something coming up later this month I started to talk about right.

00:51:06.690 --> 00:51:08.790 Danette OConnell: Right, so we have a webinar on June.

00:51:09.960 --> 00:51:10.650 Danette OConnell: and

00:51:14.340 --> 00:51:15.210 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: July man.

00:51:17.670 --> 00:51:18.420 Danette OConnell: background.

00:51:20.250 --> 00:51:20.760 Danette OConnell: So.

00:51:21.150 --> 00:51:25.830 Danette OConnell: This is June 10 we have technology.

00:51:27.750 --> 00:51:28.260 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You good.

00:51:28.440 --> 00:51:39.570 Danette OConnell: webinar that's all right technology webinar and then we also we have it on the first or the second and fourth Thursday of every month we have webinars.

00:51:40.590 --> 00:51:41.940 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Do I have it here, if you want me to read it.

00:51:42.810 --> 00:51:46.020 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: It says join jm T consulting as we share trade secrets and.

00:51:46.020 --> 00:51:55.200 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Feedback gathered from thousands of software implementations we've conducted with our nonprofit clients of all shapes and sizes shout out the GMT they do a lot of work in the nonprofit sector.

00:51:55.530 --> 00:52:03.390 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And they are an associate member of the nonprofit resource hub they'll also be talking about common denominators found in in successful software implementation projects.

00:52:03.690 --> 00:52:17.490 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And tips, how you can be the best prepared for any software related changes that your organization decides to undertake that's June 10 from 12 to one, and you can register on the hub website nonprofit resource correct.

00:52:17.940 --> 00:52:21.180 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: That is correct, see where a team i'd high five you, but where we get a high five.

00:52:24.810 --> 00:52:25.440 Danette OConnell: High five.

00:52:25.500 --> 00:52:36.330 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah so so do that real quick before we start to break up here and and I feel like that scene in Mary poppins when uncle Albert and they're dancing and I love to laugh.

00:52:36.600 --> 00:52:45.030 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: hahaha I feel like it's Mary poppins just came in and said, we have to go and the table and chairs come down from the ceiling because that's what my show feels like when it ends because it's over.

00:52:45.330 --> 00:52:53.010 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: But we can always bring people back so that's fun, so what aside from the hub triumph international business consulting which is your business.

00:52:53.670 --> 00:53:04.530 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: We talked about strategic growth plans we talked about project management, how does, how does an organization get in touch with you personally directly if if they might need you for that sort of consulting work.

00:53:05.970 --> 00:53:26.460 Danette OConnell: My you can contact me via email, what is the o'connell at triumph tr U MP, a B Deism boys C, as in cat COM that's my first initial last name at triumph

00:53:26.700 --> 00:53:34.530 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: And you'll set up a meeting with them and do an analysis with the organization and see what kind of work, you might be able to provide to them correct.

00:53:34.920 --> 00:53:36.630 Danette OConnell: That is correct, all right.

00:53:36.660 --> 00:53:42.330 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Very cool all right anything you want to leave us with regarding the homework or anything else going forward.

00:53:43.050 --> 00:53:59.850 Danette OConnell: yeah I just thought you know feel free to go on the hub website and like we said before it's free to join and a lot of benefits and the benefits only keep coming and so we'd love to have you and.

00:54:00.900 --> 00:54:09.420 Danette OConnell: You know to be able to help you in any way that we can, and if you need help it's not on the website feel free to contact us and say you know what.

00:54:09.930 --> 00:54:27.300 Danette OConnell: I need this and we will make sure that we get it, I mean people have called me and said hey I need X, Y and Z and it's not on our website that's fine we'll find it for you and we'll bet it whenever you know we bring to you, we make sure that we have done this, you know that resource.

00:54:28.230 --> 00:54:30.570 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: yeah 100% and and it is sort of.

00:54:31.680 --> 00:54:39.720 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Driven by what the SEC, the sector comes to us and tells us what they need, and what they're looking for so yeah that's that's critically important where we're going to.

00:54:40.200 --> 00:54:50.190 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: You know where we're not determined to we have not decided exactly where we're going to land this plane it's really about how you guys influenced us as the sector and what we should do.

00:54:50.700 --> 00:54:58.020 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: So speaking about landing a plane I don't like the fly anymore, but that's a whole nother story my wife can tell you about that at the plane was.

00:54:58.020 --> 00:55:06.210 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: shaking I didn't like how the plane was shaking anyway let's land the plane Tommy D so every single Friday morning.

00:55:06.540 --> 00:55:16.860 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: we're here in the attic we bring on another important ambitious leader of a nonprofit organization to tell their story about the sector today was my friend, that that o'connell, thank you for being here, I appreciate.

00:55:17.100 --> 00:55:21.660 Danette OConnell: It very much for having me it's been a pleasure, and I really enjoyed our time together.

00:55:21.780 --> 00:55:30.000 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I always enjoy hanging out with you, this is a good one very cool, ladies and gentlemen, come see me next week here in the attic that is a command get hear me me in the attic.

00:55:30.510 --> 00:55:33.330 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: don't really show up at my house just come to the website.

00:55:34.140 --> 00:55:43.950 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: come here check in with me see who we're talking to see which message which mission we're amplifying that day and let's tell tell stories together and make this sector stronger, day in and day out.

00:55:44.460 --> 00:55:52.080 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Stay tuned to this talking radio day here talking radio dot nyc that's not what it's called talk radio dot nyc.

00:55:52.470 --> 00:56:04.140 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: After me my boy he's probably cleaning his sunglasses right now Steve fry it's always Friday, with him, Stephen fry followed by the entrepreneurial a web with Jeremiah Fox and Joseph.

00:56:04.620 --> 00:56:13.830 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: Franklin McElroy winding down this SMB nonprofit segment block for our block, I will be back here next week, excuse me.

00:56:14.760 --> 00:56:28.080 Tommy D #TheNonProfitSectorConnector: I will be back here next week and I hope you will be here as well, if you got to get in touch me Tommy D dot nyc on the instagram Tommy at philanthropy in pH will see us, but you knew that make it a great weekend i'll see you guys you.

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