On today’s episode of the Lead with Heart Podcast, I am speaking with the driving force behind FarmHouse Rescue, Danielle Judd.
Her remarkable abilities have propelled the organization to new heights, enabling it to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those it serves, and she is going to share just how she does that with us today.
We talk about just how important it is to define your nonprofit’s mission and purpose and how to keep that at the forefront of all your decisions.
In this episode:
- [01:55] What led Danielle to start FarmHouse Rescue
- [12:16] The therapeutic aspect of animals
- [17:10] Steps to narrow down your nonprofit’s mission and purpose
- [25:09] How to keep the mission of your nonprofit at the forefront of all decisions
- [28:47] How to build a team that enables you to do the visionary work that a CEO should do
- [31:50] Building a strong volunteer program
- [35:51] What is bringing Danielle joy right now
“When your organs are failing and you realize that you’re going to die, all you want to do is just give back. You think, how did I leave this world better than I came into it? What did I give back? Yes, I succeeded in my professional career of doing what I needed to do. But what did I actually do to leave a mark to make it better?”
“Animals can be such powerful beings, and they can help really save people from themselves because you start to see outside yourself”
“The biggest thing that you can do to heal yourself is to do service. And that’s something that I knew from my personal experience.”
“When we’re lonely, we want to take care of someone, we want to feel a sense of purpose. And these animals give us purpose.”
CONNECT WITH DANIELLE
Danielle is the visionary leader who founded FarmHouse Rescue, a distinguished 501c3 nonprofit organization, in 2018. This came after surviving a life-threatening illness that left her with enduring effects including memory loss.
Through her unwavering determination and passion, she sought to heal both animals and humans alike. As the driving force behind FarmHouse Rescue, Danielle expertly manages and executes all programs and activities related to marketing, operations, and fundraising. Her remarkable abilities have propelled the organization to new heights, enabling it to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those it serves.
LinkedIn: Danielle Judd
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