Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Humanitarian Entrepreneur podcast! My guest today is Rachel Ramjattan. Rachel is an experienced social change ally and fund development expert with almost forty years of experience working alongside 500+ nonprofit organizations seeking to reduce systemic poverty.
Recognized as an engaging storyteller, Rachel has spoken to fundraising and social impact audiences nationwide with one goal: to empower under-served leaders and grassroots organizations to create diverse movements of people working together to make a positive impact on their communities.
Celebrated as “a nonprofit coach with equal parts creativity and compassion,” Rachel’s passion is to help build just communities where people from diverse backgrounds feel like they belong.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The importance of building relationships as an entrepreneur
- The biggest myths in fundraising
- Common mistakes that nonprofits make
- And more!
I hope you find my conversation with Rachel insightful. And please don’t forget to let us know how we’re doing by leaving a review wherever you’re listening.
In This Episode:
[01:37] – Rachel tells us about her story and what led her to the nonprofit space.
[02:40] – These are the challenges Rachel faced as an immigrant starting a nonprofit.
[04:22] – Rachel discusses the importance of building relationships for entrepreneurs.
[07:33] – We hear Rachel’s approach to fundraising.
[09:45] – What is the biggest myth in fundraising? Rachel lets us know her thoughts.
[12:40] – The mistakes and time-wasters that nonprofits make, according to Rachel.
[15:02] – This is the best time to have a conversation about board governance.
[16:40] – Rightsizing expectations is crucial when building a working board. Rachel explains why.
[19:20] – Rachel explains where we can find the solutions she’s providing to nonprofits.
[20:47] – Advice for organizations that are struggling.
[22:54] – How do we know where to spend our time? Rachel gives away a guide that helps entrepreneurs identify who their VIP donors are.
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