Nonprofit Spark

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Host: Renee McGivern

Many of us are involved, as staff, board members or volunteers in new or emerging non-profits. Whether working with the homeless, the environment, children or others in need, every new staff and board faces myriad issues that can be both bewildering and overwhelming. Enter Renee McGivern, host of NONPROFIT SPARK. Renee and her guests walk through a new area of nonprofit work in clear, concise and fun themed shows. From Best Practices, developing and keeping a volunteer force, fundraising, effective governance, you can breathe easy now. Renee and NONPROFIT SPARK have arrived!

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Nonprofit Spark – A Nonprofit Spark farewell: Quintessential episode on nonprofit cash flow – 12/30/13

Download Episode This is my final episode of Nonprofit Spark. Over the three years I’ve hosted the show, I was delighted by my guests who are really good at what they do and so wiling to share it with all of you. I created Nonprofit Spark because I know how fun and even therapeutic conversations […]

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Nonprofit Spark with Renee McGivern

Through her company Spark Plug Consulting, Renee McGivern works with leaders of organizations who want to develop lasting relationships with members, clients and donors. She does this by authentically and effectively sharing who the leaders are, what they know and what their organizations do through a value-added blend of training and communications.

McGivern confidently taps into her 20-plus years of experience to provide solutions that are creative, pragmatic, delightful and quick.

McGivern’s experience includes:
• Association and nonprofit management for more than 20 years.
• Writing, editing and designing countless newsletters and brochures
• Managing communication projects like website redesigns
• Designing dozens of measurably-successful one and two-day training programs.
• Coaching trainers to be effective.
• Managing seminars and conferences for a dozen to 5,000 people.
• Conducting fundraising campaigns that raised $32 million from individuals.
• Building strong relationships with editors and reporters; writing editorials, letters to the editor and press releases.

As the host of Nonprofit Spark, McGivern taps into her experience gained from past nonprofit roles as development, communication and executive directors. She also has been a community volunteer and board member throughout most of her life.

The mission of her company and radio show is to inspire learning, communication and action so life works for people and organizations.

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