How to raise $25,000+ with a charity gala, step-by-step

Alex Altman and Zeke Copic are longtime supporters of Students Helping Honduras. They have been organizing a charity gala each year in NYC called Brick By Brick to benefit SHH. In this episode, we discuss what [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|

How nonprofits can leave the treadmill of financial survival in 5 steps – Kathleen Janus

Countless nonprofit organizations are stuck on the treadmill of financial survival. Most of their energy is spent trying to make payroll at the end of each month—which means less time is spent maximizing their impact. Does that sound familiar to [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|

How to fundraise $45,000 on campus for Students Helping Honduras – Steve Sexton

"Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong," said Steve Sexton. His first major fundraising event as the chapter president of Students Helping Honduras at UMD—a 5K— was a "disaster that barely broke even." “I [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|

Using standup comedy & improv to help war veterans — Sam Pressler

While studying at the College of William & Mary, Sam Pressler learned about the post-traumatic stress disorder war veterans were facing as they reintegrated into civilian life.  So in 2015, he started Armed Services Arts [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|

Does your NGO need to carry out a randomized control trial? with Noam Angrist

Today’s guest is Noam Angrist, the founder of Young 1ove, an NGO providing sex education to 35,000+ young people in Botswana. Sex-ed is a complicated issue, and over the decades it’s been hard to tell [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|


Katy Ashe is the co-founder of Noora Health, a tech NGO in India. When she visited the hospitals of Bangalore as a graduate student, she saw a sea of people sitting around in the hallways. Who were they? [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|