Welcome back to the Lead with Heart Podcast. I have Nichole Montoya with me and she is sharing with us how to create a company-wide culture of listening and flexibility.
Nichole is the CEO and co-founder of Cheddar Up – a platform that helps millions collect group payments and information. It is also a beneficial tool for nonprofits for fundraising, and Nichole is going to tell us all about it today.
In this episode:
- [02:49] Nichole’s Entrepreneurial Mindset
- [04:58] What is Cheddar Up and who does it serve?
- [08:28] Strategically adding team members to your business
- [14:43] Analyzing feedback to improve your business
- [16:11] Leadership traits that Nichole values
- [19:25] How Cheddar Up facilitates fundraising
- [24:05] Balancing running a company and being a mom
“I just ask a lot of questions and just make sure I’m really understanding and hearing them out before I react. That’s the one that comes to mind and works well for me in my communication style.”
“If there’s a nonprofit that is intimidated by moving things online, or using a tech platform, Cheddar Up would be a great place for them to go.”
“That is one thing about Cheddar Up that is very intentional, in terms of our culture, is we have a really deep culture of flexibility and family priority, because there are actually a lot of moms who work here.”
CONNECT WITH NICHOLE
Nichole Montoya is the CEO and co-founder of Cheddar Up – A platform that helps millions collect group payments and information. She has more than 20 years of experience helping to grow and build businesses. Nicole is part of the 500 startups accelerator in San Francisco and has presented at South by Southwest Interactive Women 2.0 and sat on numerous FinTech and female entrepreneur panels. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenage daughters
LinkedIn: Nichole Montoya
Facebook: Cheddar Up
CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.
LinkedIn: Haley Cooper, CFRE