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Carrie Roberts’ Interview on The Jerry Doyle Show

Jerry Doyle interview recording (Listen to what Jerry Doyle said about us!)

Forthecharitablecommunity.com’s Fearless Fundraising was featured Monday on the nationally syndicated Jerry Doyle radio show in Las Vegas. Jerry called the upcoming Fearless Fundraising teleseminar and diligent efforts of our CEO Carrie Roberts, a refreshing inspiration. He commended Carrie for her wisdom, insight, and valiant efforts in raising over $80 million dollars for the nonprofit sector during her 20 year tenure as a nonprofit consultant. He underscored the extreme value Carrie has brought to nonprofits nationwide with her fund-raising training. He praised our Fearless Fundraising teleseminar as an empowering event that could be of potential benefit to millions of people.

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One of Our Fearless Fundraising Focus Groups

We want to thank Jerry Doyle and his producers for featuring us on his show. It was an honor to speak with him. Check out the compelling interview with our CEO Carrie Roberts: Jerry Doyle interviews Carrie Roberts.

Follow our Fearless Fundraising link to learn more about the upcoming webinar.

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ForTheCharitableCommunity.com CEO on BBS Radio!

carrieavatar ForTheCharitableCommunity.com CEO on BBS Radio!Celebrate Leap Year with us! Don’t forget to listen to our CEO Carrie Roberts, February 29th at 9:25 P.M. EST as she is interviewed on Today’s Entrepreneurs on BBS Radio.com. Today’s Entrepreneurs is a two-hour broadcast hosted by Jason Williams and Michael Calloway on BBS Radio.com. The show features entrepreneurial spirits and inspirational guests who are motivated business owners. Carrie will discuss nonprofit marketing, our upcoming nonprofit training events and other exciting and helpful insights for the nonprofit sector.

Don’t miss it! Tune in February 29th to Today’s Entrepreneurs at 9:25 P.M. EST at http://www.bbsradio.com/bbs_talk_radio_station2.php.

About Jason and Michael of Today’s Entrepreneurs

Jason Williams is the owner of Virgo Management, a real estate management company. Jason has 15 years of experience in management, marketing, entertainment and entrepreneurial ventures. He received his education and degree from Johnson andWalesUniversity. His passion for marketing and business management allowed him to showcase his skills within a variety of business ventures. Jason’s business savvy and love for music propelled him into the next phase of his stellar career as owner of Aggravated Entertainment and Recording Studios.

Michael Calloway is the founder and CEO of Mailcallonline LLC. He has a 10 year background in sales, marketing, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is founder of M.O.E.E.R. Entertainment, Finishing Touch LLC, and most currently Mailcallonline.com. In today’s global community, Michael is passionate about keeping friends and family connected across the world, which was the impetus for developing Mailcallonline.com.

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Bad PR is More Than Anecdotal… It’s a Nonprofit’s Nightmare

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By Shelley M. Johnson

When unplanned publicity or rumor leaches into the public domain as negative commentary, it becomes fodder for a media frenzy. It is exactly that kind of firestorm we recently saw as reporters foraged for every morsel they could find surrounding the Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle. With determined resolve, journalists searched and goaded to gain information from Komen staffers. And got it they did! Much of the emerging rhetoric seemed to lack the customary media protocol and safeguards by the nonprofit in question. A lot of the information was contradictory and reactionary at best.

Media Message Mis-Steps?

What fueled the media blitz and public reaction? Why did Komen media responses seem defensive, haphazard and unprepared? Is it because they didn’t release a formal statement before the story broke? Did the lack of oversight with media inquiries cause some of the angry backlash that eventually pushed Komen to reverse their funding pullback? Inconsistencies prevailed as statements streamed from Komen spokespeople and staffers. All this occurred, while Planned Parenthood was conspicuously quiet. That was an offensive media strategy that actually protected them from the media fray.

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One Misstatement Can Fuel a Firestorm of Bad Press

Nonprofits Should Have A Solid Media Plan

All businesses and nonprofits must be keenly aware of the fact that random comments and statements made in the social media landscape can come back to roost. Copious attention must be paid to what is said inside and outside the organization. Formal statements are the rule of thumb. A media strategy must be firmly in place to deal with media inquiries and interviews. Organization officials should be briefed before they accept an interview. To do otherwise can lead to dubious results.

If there is anything we have learned from the Komen foundation media response, it was an example of what not to do. Organizations must be mindful that anything they say is subject to public scrutiny. Statements must be reviewed before being released. Failure to do so can be disastrous. Arbitrary comments should be avoided. Case in point, a spurious comment allegedly made by Komen Vice President Karen Handel in a re-tweet to a Planned Parenthood advocate after the initial story broke, actually intensified the Komen opposition, hastening a lot of negative fallout.

Good Media Policies Mitigate Bad Press

It is just common sense to have a policy in place on handling media queries, especially during a crisis. A guideline should exist that explains: what statements are allowed; what statements are appropriate and what statements best reflect the mission of the organization. All statements must reinforce and protect the integrity of the organization. This is especially true, if there is ever an incidence of bad publicity.

Everyone should know who is authorized speak for the organization. There should be a review process to vet the statements ahead of time. There should be an official spokesperson from the organization who speaks to the media. Random comments from other staffers should be highly discouraged, if not prohibited. That only convolutes the information a nonprofit is trying to convey. If a representative from the nonprofit is interviewed by the media, he/she should be prepared for the line of questioning that will be encountered and be coached so as not to appear unprepared or uneducated in the public limelight.

Nonprofits Are Not an Island

When a tale is told about a nonprofit that it is not fully vetted and verified, it can spread like wildfire with few ways to stop it. The most dangerous publicity is public comment of a dubious nature that questions the very intent of a nonprofit’s mission Remember. We don’t live in a vacuum. What we say on the Web or anywhere else can be tracked down and verified by the media. It can be mis-interpreted and taken out of context. It can also turn a simple sentence into a lifetime of prose for a savvy journalist.

 

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ForTheCharitableCommunity.com CEO Carrie Roberts on BlogTalkRadio

Nonprofit Guru Carrie Roberts Shares on BlogTalkRadio

Carrie Roberts, CEO of For The Charitable Community visited recently with author and talk show host Bernadine Feagins on BlogTalkRadio. On Feagins’s program, Social Networking for Women, Roberts explained what inspired ForTheCharitableCommunity.com and talked about the needs of today’s nonprofits. Roberts highlighted For The Charitable Community’s upcoming webinars, Fearless Fund-raising, Nonprofit TuneUp, and an as-yet unnamed event on damage control and counteracting bad publicity.

Listen to the recording of Carrie’s and Bernadine’s conversation on BlogTalkRadio.com’s Social Networking for Womenhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/girlpower/2012/02/13/conversation-with-motivational-speaker-nonprofit-mentor-1

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CEO Carrie Roberts Speaks on BlogTalkRadio.com

Get Acquainted With Nonprofit Guru Carrie Roberts!

For The Charitable Community’s CEO Carrie Roberts will be interviewed on BlogTalkRadio on February 13th at 1 p.m. PST.  She is the featured guest on Social Networking for Women, with author and talk show host Bernadine Feagins. Carrie will talk about what inspired ForTheCharitableCommunity.com and provide helpful tips for the nonprofit sector. She will also highlight our exciting upcoming webinars that include Fearless Fund-raising, Nonprofit TuneUp and a media webinar on Damage Control: Counteracting Bad Publicity. Don’t miss it!

Be sure to tune in on Monday, February 13th to listen to Carrie and Bernadine on Social Networking for Women on BlogTalkRadio.com!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/girlpower/2012/02/13/conversation-with-motivational-speaker-nonprofit-mentor

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Lost and Found and Nonprofit Consulting

by Carrie Roberts

Have you ever been lost? Like really lost? I’m talking physically lost; unsure of your geography. Not spiritually lost, or any other kinds of lost, but unsure of where you are and where you need to go.

I got lost today on the metro in downtown D.C. and I got scared; really scared.  In fact I sort of had a meltdown because I did not know how to get back to my hotel.  I knew I was lost when I saw the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building go by. I knew I was even further lost when I took train after train to get back to my original location and kept getting farther and farther away from where I needed to go. Not even looking at a metro map helped because, apparently, I didn’t know what side of the metro station I needed to be on to get on the right train.

I thought I was super smart: downloading an iphone app. Yeah, big help. Eventually, after a bout of tears and asking metro employees, I found my way back two hours later than expected.

The day taught me a valuable lesson; one I probably didn’t expect to learn: when you’re lost, sometimes it’s important to stop and ask, get guidance and directions, and not try to be a pioneer figuring this stuff out on your own.

The lesson applies for those in nonprofits as well.

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I met with a client this week struggling under a mountain of paperwork. For him, the work was monumental, and in fact he was “lost.” He was unable to provide the services he wanted to because of obstacles in his way.

For the Charitable Community, Inc. provides road maps, and guidance to help nonprofit organizations find their ways; maneuver through rough spots; and handle their fears recruiting board members, raising money, and evaluating programs.

You might need some tears and crying for help along the way. Remember that we are here to help. Our experienced associates have navigated these choppy waters for over 20 years. We may not know all the answers, but we know where to find the resources you need. Moreover, we will not just provide you with information but will help you implement and execute your plans.

Hand-holding can be a very nice thing when you’re lost.

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Nonprofit Resources and Development is the blog of For The Charitable Community, Inc. As we grow, this blog will become an important focal point for For The Charitable Community.

Here we’ll present news relevant to nonprofit and public sector companies. We’ll provide tips to help with business operations, marketing, legal issues, human resources, recruiting, fundraising, grant writing, technology, and more.

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Beverly Molander of Unity Online Radio interviewed Carrie Roberts on the air. Carrie talked about the financial challenges that nonprofits face and she explained important issues for nonprofit start-ups. Carrie and Beverly discussed the mission of For The Charitable Community, and Carrie explained what makes the upcoming Fearless Fundraising webinar unique. Listen here: Unity Online Radio Interview.

For The Charitable Community in the news: Our own Carrie Roberts was a guest on The Jerry Doyle Show. Listen here: Jerry Doyle interviews Carrie Roberts.

Carrie Roberts interviewed on Blog Talk Radio: Social Networking for Women. Learn more about our mission.

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