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Nonprofit Jenni Show

The Nonprofit Jenni Show explores nonprofit management, marketing, and development topics. Host Jenni Hargrove invites professionals from a wide variety of cause areas to weigh in with their experiences. Each episode also includes an Anonymous Q&A segment where Jenni answers controversial questions submitted by nonprofit staff and board members.

Oct 7, 2019

Welcome to our podcast mini series about Artober Nashville! Even if you don’t live in Tennessee or have arts programs at your nonprofit organization, we hope this mini series will provide new insight about how the arts can strengthen the nonprofit sector, and even your specific mission!

In Part 1, we explore four arts programs in Middle Tennessee promoting equity for underrepresented populations, including those with disabilities, those impacted by homelessness, minorities (including women, LGBTQ identifying individuals, and people of color), and those with mental illness, and those recovering from addiction. Our guests include:

  1. Lori Kissinger from Borderless Arts, an organization using the arts to help prepare people with disabilities for their careers, including one man who was able to perform with Josh Turner at the iconic Grand Ole Opry! Borderless Arts is celebrating the 100th anniversary of RCA at the Country Music Association (CMA) on October 17 with a free musical performance and hosting a free Halloween party for individuals with disabilities on October 23. Visit for more info.
  2. Nicole Minyard from Poverty and the Arts (POVA), a nonprofit supporting people experiencing homelessness who are looking for healing, financial stability, and an opportunity to break down stereotypes about homelessness. During Artober, you can view POVA exhibits at the Belcourt Theatre Gallery, The Well Coffeehouse Downtown, The Good Cup, Patterson Intellectual Property Law offices, and Center 615. Learn more at
  3. Nettie Mae Kraft from Verge Theatre Company, a theatre group promoting women and LGBTQ artists to help audiences experience a different point of view. Nettie is working with Woven Theatre Company (another nonprofit theatre group prioritizing LGBTQ issues) to host “Tall Tales by AD Timms” in Artober at The Barbershop Theater. Visit for more tickets.
  4. Lynece Benton-Stewart from Healing Arts Project Inc (HAPI), an organization using the arts to provide purpose for people impacted by mental illness and addiction. HAPI’s Artober exhibit will be on display at the Nashville Public Library Edgehill Branch through October 31. Visit for more info.

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