I am so excited to have Jenn Klein on the podcast today to talk about philanthropy. She’s the founder of You Are A Philanthropist, certified fundraising executive, major gift officer, health coach, mother of two, and soon-to-be author of a book coming out this spring called Giving is Selfish.
We’re going to talk about philanthropy, work-life balance, health and wellness, and the reasons why people give back.
In this episode:
- [04:45] How nonprofit leaders can embrace the idea of being a philanthropist and create a culture of philanthropy in their organizations
- [09:35] How you can ensure every team member feels included in the mission and believe what they do matters
- [12:00] Self-care as part of giving back: the concept of giving to yourself first so you can then give to others
- [18:06] Where to start if you want to give back
- [24:40] How nonprofits can make volunteering and giving back more accessible
- [27:35] How stewardship is a key component of fundraising and philanthropy
“There’s something hardwired within us to feel good when we give and I wanted more people to feel that excitement. I want more people to know the health benefits of philanthropy.”
“When you have a positive work environment, you just feel better. It’s easier to come to work. You have more energy to give. “
“When we talk about self-care, I think of giving to myself in order for me to give to others.”
“We have a lot of people that we can look to be grateful for. And gratitude is such an important component of philanthropy.”
“I believe we forget the value of time. Fundraisers tend to think of things in terms of who’s giving the most money, and I like to think of who’s giving the most time. Because we’re never going to get that time back […] You’re giving a piece of yourself that you can’t get back.”
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CONNECT WITH JENN
Founder Jenn Klein had an epiphany that after 10 years in nonprofits, she could call herself a philanthropist. She spent her career in community organizing and education. She spent hours working at lower-than-average nonprofit salaries and overtime working for charitable causes. She realized that being a philanthropist was also about how we spend our time—and what sacrifices we make.
Linkedin: Jenn Klein, CFRE, CHC
Podcast: You Are A Philanthropist
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