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Partnerships for Nonprofits
Episode 537th October 2022 • IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast • Soukup Strategic Solutions
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On this week’s episode of IMPACTability® we are joined by James Woller, the International Executive Director for Thrive For Good. James discusses partnerships in the nonprofit sector, giving expert testimony on how to find the right partners, the challenges you may face, and the benefits you can gain. By the end of this episode, you'll learn how to change your organization's culture in order to strategically find beneficial partnerships that will grow your nonprofit to a higher level of impact!

Thrive For Good empowers people with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life — sustainably. He started his first partnership when he was nine years old, using the money he made from cutting lawns. His experience over the years has helped him take small organizations and scale up, and his work at Thrive is impacting hundreds of thousands of people.


  • Introductions 00:30
  • James Woller - Background info 02:40
  • First steps of finding the right partner 04:50
  • James' 5 signifiers of a successful partnership 07:00
  • Example of how two nonprofits can work together and grow from a partnership 08:40
  • Why are nonprofit organizations hesitant to partner with other organizations? 10:50
  • How can your nonprofit organization be optimized for working with others? 17:00
  • Forecast for the future of nonprofits, will partnerships change the game? 20:10
  • Wanna get started today? Here's what you need to know 21:15
  • Coaches Corner - "Given the recent hurricane, what tips do you have for emergency preparedness?" 24:40

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