Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%
[EPISODE] Buy-In Bitches and Process Blocking Your Progress?
I gave that title to Carie Lewis Carlson and Lara Koch as they explained how to get your boss to listen to you; to get your boss’s buy-in when you get it—and they don’t. They’re savvy, they’re straightforward and they shared tons of strategies. They’re bitchin’. Carie is now with United Way and Lara is at Smithsonian Institutions.
Process Blocking Your Progress?
Stefanie Zasyatkina wants you to pay attention to your org’s workflow. Identifying and overcoming pain points and inefficiencies will put your methods in line with your mission. She’s with InReach Solutions.
This week Tony Martignetti talks with special guests Carie Lewis and Lara Koch, owner of CLC and Carie is now with United Way, and Lara is at Smithsonian Institutions.Tony gave them the name Buy In Bitches because Carie and Lara discuss how to get your boss to buy-in and advocate for yourself with your boss.
Carie and Lara continue discussing their wins and failures and how the battles can wear you down sometimes. Carie touches on the different kind of strategies and tactics that can be utilized in the non-profit organization. She also talks about being around the office and getting the executives to trust you. Lara talks about the importance of being seen and making a choice to be in the office especially if you are in a leadership role. Carie and Lara also talk about putting together a fundraiser for low income people who can’t afford pet care for their pets. Lara talks about the importance of confidence and how difficult it can be to voice your ideas to your boss. Carie and Lara stress that confidence is key and come to your boss with a solution not a problem. In closing Carie talks about creating boundaries and advocating for your staff. In closing, Lara touches on how she had to learn how to be assertive in her work life.
Tony welcomes special guest, Stefanie Zasyatkina, from Inreach Solutions. Stefanie discusses the importance of workflow and how to identify what the workflows are. Stefanie also talks about identifying and overcoming pain points and inefficiencies in workflow. Stephanie states that not everything in your organization process needs to change and the exercise she uses to demonstrate by using toast.
Stefanie and Tony continue talking about process and progress. Stefanie talks about part of the process is going back and aligning with your organization’s mission, your donations and acknowledgments. In closing Stefanie states the importance of reflecting on your organization and going back to your mission statement. Helping your team to relate to your organization’s mission.