Podcast Recap: The Small Non-profit

Our founder, Jesse Clarke, recently had the wonderful opportunity to be a guest on Cindy Wagman’s long-standing non-profit and fundraising podcast, The Small Non-Profit.  

Here are a few highlights from that conversation:

Key Takeaways:

  • The parallels between donor and government relations
  • The significance of government investment in the non-profit sector
  • Strategies to sustain and enhance funding from government sources
  • The importance of relationships in dealing with government funding
  • Navigating through the bureaucratic systems for effective government relations

Some Key Quotes from Jesse:

” Who is the person that I am getting emails from or I’m dealing with on a regular basis? Where are my reports going to? So start with that person. Right? And then what you want to try and do is find out, okay, so where do they fit into this system? What’s their job and what’s their role? What motivates them? How are they seen as successful by their bosses? Right? And I think that’s like, getting a really strong picture of all of that is really important. And I think that there are some fundamentals for many government officials that I think are relevant. I think often you want to be someone who is not creating headaches for anybody higher up the chain from you. Kind of a joke in Ottawa is that and I think it’s similar anywhere else is, you don’t want to land on the front page of the Globe and Mail. I mean, you don’t want your program to be high profile for the wrong reasons.” -Jesse Clarke

Make sure to check out the podcast and transcript for all the government relations tips and tricks! You don’t want to miss this chat between Cindy Wagman and Jesse Clarke.

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