Team Rubicon is a veteran service organization that uses emergency response to reinvigorate better sense of purpose. Matt, as the Senior Development Officer, has grown the organization’s recurring giving program, pioneered its donor engagement efforts and scaled its donor management system with the Salesforce plus Classy Integration. Now, he’s also helping other organizations grow their online fundraising efforts with his consulting firm CauseMic.
Since childhood, Kennedy Odede faced intolerable hardship, but he never let a bad draw undermine his determination to uplift both himself and his community. It’s not until you hear Mr. Odede speak that you can believe he holds such a positive and hopeful outlook on life. Together with his wife, Jessica Posner, Kennedy has grown Shining Hope for Communities into a powerhouse of change for Kenya’s largest slum and beyond. Last October they released their book Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum, which has recently been released on paperback.
In this episode, Kennedy and Jessica discuss the key to community-driven solutions to poverty. Both inspiring and practical, they reveal the challenges behind empowerment and the methods that have worked well for their organization. You’ll learn:
- How to adopt a partnership mindset that’s actually fruitful
- Why empowerment isn’t just in the hands of nonprofits
- How SHOFCO enables leaders within the communities where they work
- How SHOFCO’s holistic approach to poverty works
- How to tell the stories of beneficiaries on the ground to donors in the US