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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.

Jun 12, 2020

COVID-19 has caused budgets to shrink, not just for nonprofits, but for corporations too. Fortunately, there are still plenty of opportunities to partner with businesses and executives to get pro bono support for your organization! This week on the Nonprofit Jenni Show, we’re talking about best practices for navigating relationships as your nonprofit collaborates with corporations.

Before we dig into tips for pro bono relationships, Jenni shares info about her new COVID-19 Awareness Kits which can help your nonprofit protect seniors, people living in long-term care facilities, and people with underlying health conditions that make them especially vulnerable to the virus. Go to to find the free and full versions of this kit, which both include four tools to help you spread awareness about how to stop transmission of COVID-19.

First, Danielle Holly (CEO of Common Impact) talks about how her nonprofit organization helps connect charitable corporations with small nonprofits in need. She explains the importance of cross-sector partnerships and highlights some resources for nonprofits to identify potential pro bono partners. Danielle is also on the boards of directors for Fan4Kids ( and Women in Innovation (

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Then Brenda Jimenez (CEO of MENTOR New York) describes how Common Impact helped connect her organization with JP Morgan Chase. She explains how she nurtured a strong relationship with C-suite executives at this giant corporation and offers advice for nonprofit leaders who want to enter pro bono relationships with for-profit companies.

Our guests this week include:
--Danielle Holly from Common Impact:
--Brenda Jimenez from MENTOR New York:

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