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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

03:35 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"Was talking about the fact that The narrative initiative is working on strategy. And sort of you know what they want to be and one of the questions that we ask if we do strategy strategic we call called strategic vision. Ing is if your organization disappeared from society's hard-drive tomorrow What gap would there be. Who would fill it and it's a really. It's a useful. It's a useful device to hone in on your real purpose or to determine conversely that it's not quite so clear or there isn't that big a gap or someone else would clearly fillets so. I think these are good questions. All and i go back to something that you said. Rinku that is there a need for centralized decision making or do you think there needs to be centralized decision making so. Are you risk averse such that. You believe centralized decision making somehow or another reduces your risk and i think that's maybe that's the big takeaway from this conversation. Today is is what rinku is talking about is that it is incumbent upon all of us to be open to what what form some things should take right and to focus what it is you actually want to accomplish and not necessarily default to the institution model because it may in fact actually swart your ability to have the kind of impact in the world that you want to have and that there is also a lesson in this thinking more boldly being a bit more provocative being a bit more. Innovative is something so many people muscle so many people exercised in twenty twenty. That we certainly don't want that to atrophy so i just wanted to say thank you rinku. I usually well. I talked a lot at the beginning. I usually talk more. But i i i so much from this conversation and your wealth of knowledge is So apparent and i can't thank you enough for sharing it with our listeners. Who are very lucky. Indeed to have had the opportunity to listen to you today. Well they're lucky to have you joan And to be your listeners. Well thank you. Thank you very much so that's it for us today. I i if need to have another. Listen to take notes if you were on the elliptical machine or something totally should and what a great conversation to tee up with your board. Could you imagine sending this out as a pre listened to your board at a retreat to just get them thinking expansively about what might be possible. We're going to have to stretch our board members muscles in this regard in all different kinds of ways in order to make new things possible. So there's a little advice for today so in the meantime thank you so much for all the work that you do. Thanks for listening and Please stay safe. Hey thanks for spending time with me today. I hope you the conversation. Valuable as you navigate the messy world of nonprofits checkout all my other resources at job gary dot com pokey find them helpful to lastly thanks for the work due to repair the world in ways large and small next..

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

06:03 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"So i think if you're going to build an organization the reason you do that is because permanence is going to help make the work better. It's going to bring more money into the work. It's going to bring more expertise into the work. It's going to provide an ongoing home for a constituency that really needs one. Those are the reasons to formalize and move from mobilization to so we have just a a little bit more time. And i'm struggling. Because i want to talk about honorable closings and i wanna talk about the questions that you feel are important to ask as you consider the form that your work should take. So is there a way you can do. A the closing is not my phrase. It's actually ring coups and This is you know the rinku was just talking about permanence. But then there are organizations. That should have honorable closings and can give us a quick snapshot on that. Because i wanna leave with the this sort of the questions. Folks should be asking themselves So let's talk about Honorable closings so sometimes the organization you've built has done what it needed to do. And has come to kind of natural and point the student on violent coordinating committees nick. There's hardly anyone who knows anything about civil rights in this country. Who does not know. The name snicks john. Lewis came out of snick. Jesse jackson came out of snick. Ella baker was a great supporter. from behind the scenes of snick but snicked in its In its most effective period. That was three years holy three years and get fifty years later. We're talking about sny's because of the affected had so so an honorable closing to me means that you've judged You've charged that. The closing is coming I'll do questions at the very end. And you've made a plan for closing so that you're not just you don't just have to disappear without a word to anybody about what you had been able to do. Commemorating your good work and your victories and And you are in control of the closing. That's what makes it honorable. You are in control. Not not the state not your sunders Not anybody your own members and staff and board of directors. Let's close with the questions. You think folks who are listening who may be thinking about a man we've got you've given them so much to think about today But the questions you feel are important to ask as you consider the form. Your work should take and i have self interest here because i have my my friends in oklahoma city who who give away free hugs and and. I think that they will find your advice to be helpful. Yeah my advice is to. I ask yourself whether an organization needs to exist I i did a panel this week with With a christian or keesa who whose father died of covid Last year in march very close to the beginning or host of the beginning of the pandemic and she started something called marked by covid. It is all volunteer. There is no need to raise money because they don't pay anybody and And yet it is an organization of has some permanence. It will certainly last as long as the pandemic does a potentially beyond that so the big question you have to ask yourself at the beginning is do we need an organization and for what purpose do we need it to raise money. That people can't raise on their own. Do we need it to centralise decision-making because that's a critical function of the work trying to do do we Have we volunteered so much. That people are finding it hard to survive continuing to volunteer. We need to actually start to have professional staff Those are the kinds of questions And it's important to ask yourself to. Is there an existing organization that could absorb our energy. Could help it grow from here so that we don't have to build a new one and then if you do decide you need an organization then think about is at a c three tax exempt operation do need the tax exemption is do you need political freedom in which case maybe you should build a c. Four or a pack. Because you're gonna be doing so much lobbying that you need that space is it an llc. Do we just need to start a business that can collect money and report on it But isn't subject to these tax limitations. Tax related lobbying limitations. And if you're in an organization I think it's always good to ask yourself periodically. Does this organization still need to exist. Have we done what we came to do. Our other people now doing what we started out doing so that there's a field. We don't need to do it anymore because because others are doing it even better than we did it. as we started so mead and purpose are really the questions you want to focus on. I before we started recording rinku.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

07:43 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"Sort of if there's an example that comes to mind that We're something more from one to the other. Yeah i think black lives. Matter is a good example here and i think women's march is also a good example here as president of that board a little soc. Either it'd be great to talk about. Yeah in in both cases. Actually there was a a mobilization. At the beginning of it there was a framing of a social problem Black lives matters very clear. Framing and a women's march is a clear framing after the election of donald trump It wouldn't be as clear before trump was elected and it didn't happen before trump was elected that women's march was motivated by a very specific political Event and in in both cases. I think when you have a movement moment where millions of people get out on the streets or hundreds of thousands of people get out on the streets the likelihood that a whole lot of those people are new to organizing to protest to action is very high The first women's march seventy percent of the marchers had never marched before. They said they'd never gone to protest. They were not like weekend rally goers it was their first time and black lives matter. I think was That it probably wasn't seventy percent of newcomers but it certainly was a large percentage. And whenever you have a mobilization that brings a lot of new people into action One of the decision points is should we make organization out of this and not and occupy wall street decided not black. Lives matter decided. Yes and women's march decided yes and And i think women's march decided. Yes the most quickly because black lives matter actually The movement was grounded by organizations that did exist. They were called black lives matter organizations that they were black community organizations. That have been fighting on police brutality issues for decades right so I think you know. In both cases people decided to go on and build some organization or to support existing organization under the rubric of that movement. black lives matter or women's march and when they decided to do that because it felt like there was an opportunity to build something a little more permanent that needed to be built. I know all of the principals involved in both decisions. And i know that they weren't they weren't thinking. Oh let's build an organization just to build it just because we can they were thinking are people who hit. The streets need an ongoing way to intervene in local state national politics so that people can in the case of black lives matter End the cycle of police violence against black black votes so I'm never the one to judge whether some organization should have been built or not if it thought built then. I trust that the people involved made that decision thoughtfully and for for good reason so women's march. So what is it as an organization right so everybody knows what a women's marches right so the decision to become permanent I think i understand that sort of the the what propelled you to make a decision to become permanent. What is permanent. Look like for the women's march. Yeah so i wasn't. I wasn't part of women's march leadership in the first three three years But i but. I know some of the history and i think the purpose of it became to be an on ramp for new feminists and to Model multiracial feminism. To to do it. It's hard to bottle something. If you're not actually doing it. So i to build a A home for multiracial. Home for feminists of all ages and all identities and because women's march attracted so many first timers newbies. The organizational purpose has really become to provide an on ramp to ongoing organizing with your neighbors with your family members with your friends with other feminists. And so some of the kinds of things we do. Our we do a lot of education about how you organize and why people organized around the things they do. So why did black white is black. Lives matter organiz. We did a whole series of webinars are folks once When things happen minneapolis last summer so they could understand what protests against police violence has to do with feminism. What's the connection there. And so that we could Mature provide support In the form of money to black organizations in minneapolis We also did a ton of work on the election. And i remember one of my friends made calls with the democratic party on the front end and then During the election and the next week she made calls through women's march and she told me. I got so many more people willing to talk to me when i was calling from women's march than when i was calling from the party and i think i think that's because women's march is in fact a credible third party validated of Good politics so so it was You know we don't have self interest in who's an office except that they are good for women that do for women and that Opened up a road to a ton of election Turnout and registration that we We wanted to do and just to give you a sense of how women's march went around the limitations. We are a c. Four which means we can lobby but we still can't election year as a seat for you can't candidates you can to You can't spend all of your time and money doing election related stuff and so we built a packed because hats can do all of that So we we quickly saw the limitations of the form that we were in in the moment we were in and just built something else..

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

06:33 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"But but there is room here and And the institutions that has planned in their strategy for some level of risk taking year after year. Knowing that things are going to change. Things are going to come up new People efforts issues are going to emerge. I think smart institutions committed institutions. Leave themselves some space in there Program plans for that in their budgets for that and they talk about it with their eighties and board boards of directors and senior leadership to be ready for those moments. It's interesting and this is a little bit of a digression. But i you know this demands. The kind of collaboration you're talking about does demand that board leadership be Sort of think about themselves as as more than folks who monitor and provide oversight. And and i actually actually think there's been a moment and twenty twenty where organizations not necessarily in the ways you've described but in other ways have had to be and innovative and take risks and do different things in order to survive to thrive to be able to do remarkable work with let fewer resources all of those things. And if there's a lesson to come out of twenty twenty it should be to market like hell to your boards about what value innovation and being bold and taking chances and moving a little quickly can actually have for your organization. Because i've seen all through last year that there were organizations that survived because of that yeah organizations that have the freedom to pivot when conditions changed so dramatically that you could not ignore it like nobody can ignore a pandemic You know if the country goes to goes to war as we did. After september eleventh lots of institutions didn't really have to deal with that in fact and and the american people didn't have to deal with that there wasn't a lot of shared sacrifice in the in the war on terror as it shaped up after September eleventh happened and I think you know people in institutions no their institutions best and some institutions are never going to be able to make that pivot no matter how traumatic but the context change is but i think what has shocked so many people out of the pandemic Including disability rights activists is how quickly so many institutions that had resisted writing a accommodations around disability. Just did it right because everybody needed it. They went to remote weren't they bought people Whatever technology they needed to be able to work remotely they became very flexible with their time policies. Which just goes to show you that. All of that could have been happening. Yes as that. it's Kind of a us. It's a stuck nece that prevent says from It just meeting the needs of our people it it wasn't like no one at I'll just use my own race forward. Where i used to work at the president. You know we had a. We had a limited work from home policy but we have offices and and we also wanted to be able to hire people who weren't who didn't live near those offices so we could have gone all fully remote probably ten years ago and And i and. I suspect although i don't know the daily operations there anymore. I suspect that they won't come out of this pandemic period With the same office at co working for. I'm sure that they won't and just to go back to your how you know your work today that it is incumbent upon the organizations to tell the story the narrative of this innovation to their boards as as something that should be part of the dna of the organization going forward as opposed to these special little things we did because we because we were in the middle of a pandemic and how you shape that narrative with your board might just make all the difference in them seeing their own role and the power of innovation in a in a really different way so just to add quickly that when you're trying to set a new narrative whether it's at the organizational level or something larger some key things. Are you want to start with values. Why why did we do this thing. Because we value the health of our people and because we want them to have what they need to be able to do their work You want to start with values and you have to be prepared to do a ton of repetition. So just you're gonna say it every time you get on the phone with a board member it's going to be at the top of every memo you write about how things are going so values and repetition thinking about those two things. Well we'll help shift organizational. That is why rinku sen is my guest. Today is Is the executive director of the narrative initiative. Which is a project of the new venture fund that seeks to change an influence narratives surrounding issues of equity and social justice and she is a longtime writer and social justice strategist So rinku are there organizations. That began organically. And then we're either sort of giron evolved into organizations or institutions like. I'm kind of intrigued about.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

06:18 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"That From being in the room with those folks and they took that knowledge A concepts that we thought and did other things with it Over over the years. During covid lockdown i took time from net flicks pinging to rewrite my book. Joan gary's guide to nonprofit leadership. I wanted to make sure that board and staff leaders had a new guy to help them to navigate a very different world. One where old rules don't apply and some new rules will be critical. To thrive in. This version is now in paperback. And you can learn more at book. Joan gary dot com a. What about talk about other movements. You have other kinds of movements you've seen and what they tell us about these these questions of form so one thing that's relevant to our discussion here is that If a five oh one c. Three organizations last long enough to become an institution. It tends to have reputational assets Leadership assets and financial assets And i want to just describe some of the differences. I see between institutions and movements institutions In order to get to that point they often have centralized a lot of things centralized decision making centralized resource generation centralized strategy and programs so that they can Control the quality of those and And pursue a set of goals together that makes sense. Movements are decentralized In fact one of the key ways that you check whether or not something is i won't meant is to see whether lots of people are picking up the demands and the tactics of that movement without being told to do it right. There's no one at the center saying do this now. That do this do this. there's there's there Lots of people get inspired off by the first example by qadi park so that they then occupy park in chicago and occupy it perkins seattle and occupy a park in la but in that decentralized movement. You can't control people's decision making you just can't and you shouldn't want to. Because the what is spurring. The growth is the ability of lots of people to enter in and do something without having to get permission and without having to raise a ton of money to do it so a movements are critically important to Changing public consciousness and challenging a challenging people to take action they they get much more attention than institutions. Do because they've created through their action a an a moment that you can't ignore so everyone has to report on it on tv all the time. streaming documentaries are made and streaming about them and it's in the interest of institutions that those movements take shape because i mean presumably the institutions have been fighting for the same things that they movements are also fighting for but but institutions have limitations. They have these seats reform limitations. They have to answer to their funders off in a significant number of them they They're run by a board of directors also institutions tend to be accountable to lots of players. Movements are always and together they can make enormous change. So what i love to see is movements that get institutional support. The working families party did a ton of support for occupy wall street and And got labor unions to support. Support them too so Occupy wall street would not have lasted as long as it did without that institutional connection but an institution had to decide not to be competitive stance but in a collaborative stance With that movement. I would assume also there had the had to be set up in such a way that the institution which has to protect its reputation right has to has to make some kind of a decision that's perhaps bolder than institutions are normally accustomed to making being right and my experience. It's always a little bit of a struggle. There are few institutions that when movement great breaks out are ready to supported. It's not it's not a thing that institutions think of as part of their core purpose always And there's often conflict inside the institution because it's a risk you don't know where that movements entirely. You can't tell them what to do. So they're at they're not checking with you either have a lot of trust and And enough relationships with a movement if you're the institution you have to have enough relationships in the movements phase which often means what younger people with People who are newer to organizational doings organizational things People who have been shut out of the whole nonprofit system in one way or another and and those are risks. So if you're in if you're in an institution You have to wait. what your what. Your risk profile is probably. You're not gonna have one hundred percent risk programs. You go out of business fairly quickly..

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

06:28 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"Or an entire population of state all at once. Great points all so you talk about sort of organizing and what it can look like and let's talk about what you're what you're seeing in terms of organizing and you know maybe talk about some kind of examples of folks might be familiar with. I mean clearly. We're familiar with marches and protests as models of organizing and many of us remember one of the most high profile self organizing models was different. From what many of us had seen before in occupy wall street. So tell us about what can you tell the either about occupy wall street. How it was if it was organized. Did the movement have a goal. And and what do you know about its impact so this is grab onto occupy wall street for just a second as a as a little bit of a deep dive share. Thank you I live in queens new york or at least at the time of occupy wall street. That's where i lived. And i see the purpose and the goals of that movement as A couple of things. The biggest one i think was that they wanted to challenge. Capitalism as the unquestioned way we run this society you know corporations produce things human beings by things Other human beings Worked for maybe okay wages. Maybe not maybe sir survival wages maybe not even that To create things that consumers will buy and that owners will profit from that that consumption. So i think what they were trying to do is create a very visible Physically present way of introducing americans to the idea that capitalism isn't the only way we can do things and that fact capitalism has created enormous harm in this society yet enormous harm on actual human beings so a lot of their purpose was educational and actually narratives. They were trying to create new narrative. I was just going to say. I was just gonna say that. That was what they were trying to do is create a new narrative. And i'm i'm not sure that their alternate narrative worked for them that well. Well i think it depends on. It depends on what you think. The ultimate narrative needed to be fitted. Did it disrupt support for capitalism enough that donald trump could get elected clearly. Not because he got elected. And if he is the quintessential capitalist however what it what it did do was introduce a ton of particularly young activists to the idea that we could build pockets of new practice The fact that occupy wall street went on as long as it did that. The that new york city could not shut it down in the brutal ways it wanted to initially because there was actually public support building around occupation of zuccotti park so so the challenge that occupy wall street created was heavily a narrative. But it was also a practical challenge in that. They had to make that to unity functional. They had to be able to eat and sleep and keep people warm and be safe. And what i think they hope to do was proved that could happen outside of the context of capitalism. That could happen when there was no profiteering going on when there was a nothing being sold but things just being produced an exchanged and that a community could could be resourceful at us to gather what it needed. Now lots of important Offshoots came out of occupy wall street. So alexandria ocasio. Cortez was was a member of occupy wall. Street bends coty park and it took that experience and moved. It moved herself into a form of change making into an arena. Where a in my views done quite well. There are other folks who started organizations coming out of occupy wall street and i think actually what we see now so clearly. That is a thread between occupy wall. Street and the pandemic is an enormous rise of mutual aid schemes organizations efforts in the pandemic which muir occupy wall street showed us. Which is that in the absence of an effective government and corporate structure. We have to be able to do it. i cells. we have to just keep keep each other alive. In fact actually the the example. I used in the intro in brooklyn the mutual aid. Slack that those organizers went to a training that that eos c was part of bringing to communities so that they that they understood their own power to organize and provide mutual support. So you're totally spot on right. And i think another big function of by wall street west to bring new people into the struggle for social justice and to And if they weren't all new to social justice to still introduce them to other ideas and organizations that they needed exposure to. I did a training on structural racism for occupy wall street. That four hundred people came to it was Standing room only mostly white but not exclusively and And i learned a ton of things from from being in.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

08:38 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"You know broadly of public benefit that it does something good for set of people who who need things and It has three important limitations because it is primarily attacks designation and. I'm going to just name those as i see them. And then we can talk about them. The first quite serious limitation. Is that it. If you are a five oh one c. three organization. There is a limit on what you can do. That is considered political. So if you are running a slowed bank and you want to advocate for a change and food stamp policy in this in the central snap program or you are a community organization even like the ones that i spent my time in early in my career and you want to change your local school system to be more just and fair. There are limits on what you can do. That's considered lobby. So if you're going directly to legislators or a politicians and saying we want you to meet this demand or we want you to support this new piece of legislation than the irs. Is going to check to make sure that not more than twenty percent of your budget is going through the going to those kinds of activities. Now it's really important for me to say twenty percent because there are lots of people in a one c three non profits who Don't do any political activity because they understand that there some limitation but not really how deep the limitation is. It's important for us to know that you have twenty percent twenty percent of face and i encourage everybody to take bets phase if you're you're in an organization that aims to do well and wants to see some policy change right so just to just to clarify that too. Is that a lot of five. Oh one c. Three so the five. Oh one c. Three status says that you can raise awareness and educate but you can't lobby or advocate kind of you know advocate and many boards are terribly risk-averse around that so is an important piece of information to really mark as you. Listen to this podcast. That a five. Oh one c. Three can can lobby twenty percent not a bad percentage as you know as percentages go anyway limitation number two so limitation number two. Is that very often. People start a c three organization like some of the groups that you mentioned in your introduction because they wanna be able to give their supporters a tax deduction I am here to tell you after. Almost two years of being on the women's march or which is not a c three organization That especially Donors making small donations. Don't care about the tax deduction so the idea that we have to have a c. Three in order to raise money is not the case. Particularly for individual donors and small dollar donors had however foundations if that's where you're raising your money from do often require that you are a c. Three operation and so it it ends up meaning quite often. That are five. Oh one c. Three nonprofits are heavily. Reliant on foundation fund raising and on foundation grants and Anyone who has done even six months of foundation fundraising knows that can be a very slow process. It can easily take a year to two years to cultivate that ultimately results in a grant to your organization and that Sunders if they're not keeping you general operating support which means you can take their money and do anything you need to do with it. They're actually giving you project support Signed a particular aspect of what you do That can really limit you in your ambition and your ability to pivot when your community needs you to take on something that you haven't actually been funded to do so That funding base can be a limitation and the last limitation is that in order to be comforting to foundations and off to other kinds of supporters to a lot of our nonprofits adopted very corporate hierarchical structure. There's a board of directors there is an executive director. It doesn't have to be this way. There's nothing in the c. Three law that says you have to run in this exact structure but it's really easy to adopt that structure because it's what we all know super well even if we don't like it so so You know groups that want to operate in a more slat situation where there isn't much Compensation difference may be or not much power difference between the different between the people who are actually doing the work of the organization. feels forced into a hierarchy. That doesn't actually Match their needs and their internal culture so excellent and probably news to people so I hope you're taking notes Looking at the current model through an equity lens rinku there are also some built in limitations kind of cooked into the model and i wondered if you might speak to that well a big part of the advocacy limitation prevents for example service organizations with boards of directors that are risk averse from even using their twenty percent which ends up. Meaning that your community doesn't get the level of change that it could get if if we were scared of using the twenty percent or if we were to build other kinds of organizations that have more political freedom. I like to say that. Not every collective effort needs to wind up as the five. Oh one c. three organization it is. It is the status quo. It's what most people do. But you don't have to do it. That way as i mentioned Women's march when it moved from mobilizing to organize the first thing they built was a c. Four organization by one c four. That doesn't have limits on lobbying. It can't support candidates for example There are electioneering roles that that even c. four organizations camp break but it meant being formante. We could speak about any policy at anytime that are our members and Constituency wanted to have addressed so So if you're working in a community of color you're working in a poor community. You're working in a feminist community and that community needs structural change. Systemic change change that can affect more than one person at time and the more durable than a nonprofit locally decides. It's going to provide a service when you need durable structural change which People who love racial justice and gender justice and liberation of other kinds. labor rights They they need organizations that are capable of fighting at the systemic and structural level fighting on policies finding on regulations fighting on on election rolls than the shape of our democracy so over reliance on the c. Three four cuts us out of those kinds of strategies quite often that communities need to have happening so that their actual material conditions change and not just one household by one household but for an entire community.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

07:33 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"Five. Oh one c. Three applications and the overwhelming majority of these applications sale through the paperwork may be a pain. But let's just say that. The united states government is not particularly selective. I found myself wondering if that was the right path for the folks who apply or just the obvious and then as they continue to wonder the question gets broader. Still this overall pass in the standard model. How's it holding up. Is that the right pass or do folks just do what others have done. You know the path your organization likely travelled this way an individual or a group of individuals found themselves fired up about something they saw gap. Todd crawford realized that there was no organization out there. Raising awareness of the symptoms of a brain aneurysm. Have there been one his wife. Lisa call grassi. Might be alive today. How others see a new approach to solving a societal problem. Like robin steinberg at bronx defenders. These folks were relentless and they brought people to the cause before they knew it. Perhaps folks were offering funding and this ignited the need for five. Oh one c. Three to accept the donations and grow the work. The work grows it gets visibility and poof. It's an institution a beast that needs to be fed if you will board members staff and the quest for funding. We do this because that is how we do it. And yet we're seeing other models different ones. The most visible maybe black lives matter but there are many lindsay. Hoffman from my team is part of a group that has organized via slack to support people during covid. It started as a small group in brooklyn of about twenty people. They wanted to help neighbors who could not get out during the pandemic. it's now over. Five thousand folks who have raised over one million dollars that's been passed through to over twenty two thousand households. I'm working with this organization. Oklahoma city called free. Mom hugs sarah cunningham. Deep christian faith led her to reject her gay son when he came out. Her journey brought her to acceptance during her first pride march. She made and wore a button. It said simply. Free mom hooks. She strolled through. She strolled through the parade and a young woman walked up to her and asked for hug a warm hug. And then this. I have not gotten a hug from my mom in four years and so it began if you viral social media posts and today over eighty thousand people from all over the country are hungry to get involved but the question is how to do what could it just be an organization that hugs lgbt people from non affirming households or does it have to be an organization at all. Maybe it's a movement of folks who self organize and make choices to hug literally or metaphorically however they choose we're working through this with them and hoping they will be open to considering different bottles to help in our work. I thought i should seek out some expertise on this topic. Tell me seeing through questions like is the current model working us. What other models are out there. How do they work. What are the pros and cons building institutions. Well today i found myself one hell of a good source. And then i realized that all of you would benefit from this expertise to so. I thought i'd have the conversation here on this podcast with that expert so you can hear a to greetings. Welcome to nonprofits her messy. I'm your host joan. Gary founder the nonprofit leadership lab where we help smaller nonprofits thrive. I'm also a strategic advisor for executive directors and boards of larger nonprofits. I'm a frequent keynote speaker. Blogger and an author on all things. Leadership and management learn. More at joan gary dot com. I'm a one with a mission to fuel. The leadership of the nonprofit sector my goal was each episode is to dig deep into an issue. I know that nonprofit leaders grappling with. I find just the right person to offer advice and insights. Today is no exception. Rinku sen is a writer. Social justice strategist. She is formerly the executive director of race forward and was publisher of their award. Winning news site color lines under her leadership race forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years including drop. The i word it compan- from media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as illegal resulting in the associated press usa today the l. a. times and many more outlets changing their practice she was also the architect of the shattered families report which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books stir it up and the accidental. American sierra is a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race gender class poverty sexuality and other systems as a consultant rinku has worked on narrative and political strategy with numerous organizations at foundations including policy link. The aclu and the nathan cummings foundation. She serves on numerous boards including the women's march where she co president and the foundation for national progress publisher of mother jones magazine. And i don't even think we've told folks what you do today so rinku. Thank you so much for joining us for helping me think through. I'm glad you're here and welcome. Thank you so much joe. It's a real thrill to talk with you today. So and well actually. You just listened to me for the last several minutes so the goal here is to get you talking so i re as i read your bio. I realized that we actually didn't talk about what you do today. So you wanna you wanna give folks sense of that. The new adventure. You're on now. Sure i in early december. I became the executive director of narrative initiative. Which is an organization that puts different kinds of creative people together to make interventions In the big stories we tell and live into so We do a lot of work with right now. The green new deal network to help them. Think through what what kinds of messages and frames they need to move out until the world that will build support for progressive policies and we We also provide a ghost writing service for grassroots organizations. That need help getting things written. So we're here to help. People change the big stories that shape so many of the institutions that in turn control our lives. What a what a fabulous organization and that is words words. Absolutely matter don't they. They do words matter and pictures matter to yes absolutely before we start a conversation about different models for having impact in the social sector. Let's start with the standard model that i described that we all know pretty well. Is it working. i mean goodness knows. There are a lot of them but the model has limitations right. Let's talk through those looking at the. Let's talk through those. Yeah i think it's the five. Oh one c. Three model that we're talking about and the most important thing to remember is that that is a legal taps designation It doesn't say anything about the purpose of the organization other.

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Choosing the Right Nonprofit Business Model With Rinku Sen

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

02:28 min | 9 months ago

Choosing the Right Nonprofit Business Model With Rinku Sen

"Rinku sen is a writer. Social justice strategist. She is formerly the executive director of race forward and was publisher of their award. Winning news site color lines under her leadership race forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years including drop. The i word it compan- from media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as illegal resulting in the associated press usa today the l. a. times and many more outlets changing their practice she was also the architect of the shattered families report which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books stir it up and the accidental. American sierra is a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race gender class poverty sexuality and other systems as a consultant rinku has worked on narrative and political strategy with numerous organizations at foundations including policy link. The aclu and the nathan cummings foundation. She serves on numerous boards including the women's march where she co president and the foundation for national progress publisher of mother jones magazine. And i don't even think we've told folks what you do today so rinku. Thank you so much for joining us for helping me think through. I'm glad you're here and welcome. Thank you so much joe. It's a real thrill to talk with you today. So and well actually. You just listened to me for the last several minutes so the goal here is to get you talking so i re as i read your bio. I realized that we actually didn't talk about what you do today. So you wanna you wanna give folks sense of that. The new adventure. You're on now. Sure i in early december. I became the executive director of narrative initiative. Which is an organization that puts different kinds of creative people together to make interventions In the big stories we tell and live into so We do a lot of work with right now. The green new deal network to help them. Think through what what kinds of messages and frames they need to move out until the world that will build support for progressive policies and we We also provide a ghost writing service for grassroots organizations. That need help getting things written.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

02:28 min | 9 months ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications

"Rinku sen is a writer. Social justice strategist. She is formerly the executive director of race forward and was publisher of their award. Winning news site color lines under her leadership race forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years including drop. The i word it compan- from media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as illegal resulting in the associated press usa today the l. a. times and many more outlets changing their practice she was also the architect of the shattered families report which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books stir it up and the accidental. American sierra is a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race gender class poverty sexuality and other systems as a consultant rinku has worked on narrative and political strategy with numerous organizations at foundations including policy link. The aclu and the nathan cummings foundation. She serves on numerous boards including the women's march where she co president and the foundation for national progress publisher of mother jones magazine. And i don't even think we've told folks what you do today so rinku. Thank you so much for joining us for helping me think through. I'm glad you're here and welcome. Thank you so much joe. It's a real thrill to talk with you today. So and well actually. You just listened to me for the last several minutes so the goal here is to get you talking so i re as i read your bio. I realized that we actually didn't talk about what you do today. So you wanna you wanna give folks sense of that. The new adventure. You're on now. Sure i in early december. I became the executive director of narrative initiative. Which is an organization that puts different kinds of creative people together to make interventions In the big stories we tell and live into so We do a lot of work with right now. The green new deal network to help them. Think through what what kinds of messages and frames they need to move out until the world that will build support for progressive policies and we We also provide a ghost writing service for grassroots organizations. That need help getting things written.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"A field you often there are attorneys on I've been seeing it on Twitter but it's probably happening on other social media as well saying if you get arrested I will support you for free I will defend you all come to you know help you sell right down from their number the first thing take keep phone numbers next thing make sure you have a lot of water certainly mascot please take a map and pick a few and and mascot you might want to think about covering your hair as well and just covering up as much as of yourself as you can without overheating it's really important to say I think that if you encounter care gap the best thing is actually not milk the best thing of water so I have a lot of water or figurine collection and take out your contacts if you if you get hit code no milk no and asked that no Democrat they'll work for a minute but they might actually make things worse and and her he is so and one of the very last thing is you know with your technology take off anger or I think that our facial recognition to save all that on your phone so that you have to use that code or somebody have to force you to use the code which I can't so those are the things your technology take your phone number so early if you can and use water instead of milk yeah I'll get it back and wear your mask all good advice Rinku sen author of stirred up lessons in community organizing and advocacy thank you so much for all the good advice tonight Rinku thank you you listen WNYC's call in special W. NYC at curfew after the break we'll talk to W. N. Y. C.'s John Shaffer about protest songs will check in with one of our reporters in the ground it will take a few more of your calls stay with us at W. NYC we rely on listener support but what exactly does that mean I'm Nancy Solomon W. N. Y. C.'s managing editor for New Jersey because of our listener support we have journalistic independence when reporters pitch story ideas to me I do not think about advertisers I think.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"To one Steve coming in their brief filed today house impeachment managers argue the Senate must eliminate the threat president trump poses to America's national security the managers had a deadline of five o'clock this evening to make their case which they did and more than one hundred pages the impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday president trump's team has until noon Monday to file its response feminist demonstrators took to the streets of DC for the fourth year in a row for the women's March board member I so Yola talked about some of the priorities for this year's March reproductive health rights and justice climate and immigration however the right center and supporting an intersectional movement for all women and I'm really interested in answering the question what is feminism look like in the fight for our planet in the fight for immigration for immigrant rights in the fight for community that are incarcerated and criminalize and so we have a role to play some critics have questioned whether the marches which started after president trump's inauguration have accomplished anything Cole president of the board Rinku sen says since the first March and twenty seventeen more women have become cynically active and a run for office with a wintry mix today maybe you're dreaming of lying on a warm summer beach gazing at the Atlantic in nearby Ocean City that's a pristine view that millions of people enjoy each year and the changes in the size of these turbines is offer that dramatically that is what our concern watched wind turbines.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"For impeachment I'm Evan Hannah Harry Megan and she will always be much love members of my family great Britain's Queen Elizabeth said she wanted to settle the question of prince Harry and his wife Meghan separation from the royal family in days not weeks and she apparently has reading from today's statement by the queen correspondent on the stored reports Elizabeth said she supported prince Harry's desire for a more independent life and offered a specially kind words for her daughter in law and I'm particularly proud of how Megan has they quickly become one of the family it is my family's hope that today's agreement allows and stop building happy and peaceful new life the couple will no longer use the titles he is in her Royal Highness but will retain them that leaves open the possibility that they may change their minds and return sometime in the future house lawmakers managing president trump's impeachment trial filed a brief shortly before this afternoon's deadline laying out their arguments that the president abused power and obstructed Congress correspondent zero west would reports trump's legal team is responding forcefully ahead of Tuesday's opening arguments now substantively on the articles of impeachment the sources close to the legal team say that this response will argue that the Democrats in their pursuit of the president on these specific grounds will do lasting damage to separation of powers arguing that the president was well within his rights to do everything that the Democrats accuse him of particularly and that first article of impeachment abuse of power more travel headaches is another winter storm shut down major roads and cancel air travel this weekend the storm system began moving through the plains and Midwest yesterday green blizzard conditions with powerful winds to the Dakotas Minnesota and Iowa people are being urged to stay inside if possible in Nebraska at least one death is being blamed on the storm I'm Evan handing WMAL news at seven OO to I'm Steve coming thousands of people marched around the White House this afternoon in the fourth annual women's March four of the priorities for this year's March reproductive health civil rights and justice climate and immigration this year there are three new board members to replace three who stepped down after being accused of anti semitism board member Lisa all y'all as says despite the change much is staying the same what it's saying is our commitment to the fight what it's saying is that the women's March is a random organization who has so much to win courthouse so much stuff by far and so much to gain some critics have questioned whether the marches which started after president trump's inauguration have accomplished anything Cole president of the women's March board Rinku sen says they prompted a resurgence of the feminist movement with a precipitation and DC expected to end this hour Baltimore's health commissioner has issued a code blue extreme cold alert from Sunday evening through Monday morning with temperatures expected to fall into the teens with wind chill some residents and their pets will be at risk so far this season there have been three cold related deaths in Baltimore city a Pennsylvania judges slashing the amount Johnson and Johnson must pay to a Maryland man who sued because a son develop breasts the original judgment against the company was four eight billion dollars in punitive damages the Philadelphia court of common pleas reduce that to six point eight million that lawsuit was the first of more than thirteen thousand filed over the anti psychotic drug Risperdal Maryland resident Nicholas Murray sued after being prescribed the drug when he was nine in two thousand three to treat autism a suspect is in custody following a Friday afternoon police pursuit through Baltimore county and the city police spotted a stolen SUV in Owings mills but the driver.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"And obstruction of Congress this admission comes after news that the president his name to nationally known lawyers can start Alan Dershowitz to his defense team the president maintains he did nothing wrong his Senate impeachment trial opens Thursday and many you would probably like to see him impeached are walking through the streets of Washington this afternoon the women's March is under way for the fourth year in a row board member ease that we all like talks about three of the priorities for this year's March reproductive health rights and justice climate and immigration lower the right sense again supporting an intersectional movement for all women and I'm really interested in answering the question what is feminism look like in the fight for our planet in the fight for immigration for immigrant rights in the fight for community that are incarcerated in criminalized and so we have a role to play some critics have questioned whether the marches which started after president trump's inauguration of accomplish anything co president of the board Rinku sen tells us that since the first March of twenty seventeen more women have become cynically active and run for office protesters at a pro gun rally in Richmond Monday will not be able to bring their firearms on capitol grounds last night the Supreme Court of Virginia op held governor Ralph north Ms temporary ban on firearms there attorneys for the Virginia citizens defense league and gun owners of America appeal the judge's ruling upholding the band back group said it violated their second amendment rights but the justices on the state's highest court said they didn't have enough information to decide whether that lower court judge ruled appropriately up next traffic and weather it said now a distinct honor and privilege to welcome to Larry o'connor shows president Donald Trump thank you for joining us Sir well thank you very much Larry and I greatly appreciate the nice things you've said Washington's power players come to talk Gingrich morning Mister speaker thank you so much W. M. eight Alfa Mike please senator of Utah thank you for joining us on early thank you for being with you one of five point nine FM thank you Washington small W. M. A. L..

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Anti semitism last year remember I sat we a lot is among those new members despite the change she says much is staying the same what what it's saying is our commitment to the fight what is saying is that the women's March is a rather organization who has so much to win so much stuff by far and so much to gain some critics have questioned whether the marches of accomplish anything co president of the women's March board Rinku sen says they prompted a resurgence in the feminist movement the star power president Donald trump's legal team just went out he's added Ken Starr the independent counsel who investigated president Bill Clinton and retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz Dershowitz describes the part he'll play in the impeachment trial my role is limited I'm only going to appear on behalf of the constitution making the arguments against impeachment based on the constitution I'm not part of the strategic legal team I won't be involved in the debate over whether there are witnesses are no witnesses or whether or not facts to come out one way or the other the Senate's expected to transform into an impeachment court as early as Thursday at a run official says Iran will send the black box flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner accidentally shot down last week to Ukraine for further analysis the head of accident investigations for Ron civil aviation department says it's not possible to read the black boxes in a run he says French American and Canadian experts will help analyze them in Kiev the Ukrainian capital if that doesn't work the black boxes will be sent to France Iran's revolutionary guard says it accidentally shot down the plane killing all one read seventy six people on board when it mistook it for a cruise missile in a time of soaring tensions with the US SpaceX's delaying the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule this weekend because of rough seas lift off is now set for Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center the falcon rocket was supposed to blast off this morning on a ten minute flight to demonstrate the capsules emergency escape system before astronauts climb aboard in a few months but the wind and waves were too high up next traffic and weather Friday's are fandango Friday.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Were cancelled at Chicago's o'hare airport is fast moving storms went through the area the forecast in our area is exactly ideal for an outdoor March but the women's March is going on this plan today it's the fourth annual March there will be some changes this year there will be a state or formal rally co president of the women's March board Rinku sen it's really because we wanted to be with a market share not be up on a huge fire so and we wanted the focus should be on the marchers at their hopes and dreams she says the issues they're focusing on a reproductive health rights and justice climate and immigration another change there's a new board with three Jewish women on it three founding members resigned last year after they were accused of anti semitism semitism a meeting today in Ocean City to protest a plan to build giant wind turbines off the coast Ocean City mayor Rick me and says he doesn't oppose wind power but says the turbines are too tall and too close to the beach all we're asking that the turbines be moved further offshore so they do not have to create the horizon dozens of turbines would be over eight hundred feet tall hundreds of feet taller than the Washington Monument if you don't want to to be told turbines they can contact the Maryland public service commission they could like to the Maryland public service for this commission or they can email barber brit WMAL WMAL dot com an attorney for one of the companies planning to build the turbines previously told the Baltimore sun the city's request to build the project farther off shore it's just another attempt to jeopardize the project president Donald Trump accounting minute by minute details of the US strike that killed Iran's top military commander while talking to Republican donors that his South Florida state the president told the donors what happened in the minutes and seconds leading up to the Iranian generals death excellent service only eleven Hey next traffic and weather storms or small weekends or weekday and on the W. M. A. else center winter weather advisory.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"The afternoon he says it could potentially switch over to rein in DC but it could stay as either snow or sleet and freezing rain north and west of the see through the afternoon protesters at a pro gun rally in Richmond Monday will not be able to bring their firearms and capitol grounds last night the Supreme Court of Virginia up held governor Ralph north Ms temporary ban on firearms there attorneys for the Virginia citizens defense league and gun owners of America appealed a judge's ruling upholding the band the groups say it violates our second amendment rights the justices said they did not have enough information to decide whether a lower court judge had ruled appropriately north them says in a statement he's grateful the executive order stance and it will help to ensure the safety of all Virginians Monday a day after six man linked to a violent extremist group the base were arrested police in Georgia arrested three more men believed to be a part of that group and charge them with conspiring to commit murder the FBI believes three of the six man arrested Thursday plan to go to the rally enrichment winter weather won't stop feminists from taking to the streets of Washington today for the fourth annual women's March eleven this morning more than four hundred thousand people are estimated to have turned out for the first one that happened the day after president trump was in all the rated the permit with the National Park Service for today's March is for up to ten thousand people I wouldn't expect our numbers to reach that twenty seventeen he that the election had just happened the outcome of that election was shocking to a lot of people it co president of the women's March board Rinku sen but I think that our numbers continue to be a robot some critics have questioned whether the marches have accomplished anything sense as they've prompted a resurgence in the feminist movement with a wintry mix today maybe you're dreaming of lying in a warm summer beach gazing at the Atlantic in nearby Ocean City doctor Christine view that millions of people enjoy each year and the changes in the size of these turbines is offer that dramatically that is what our concern watched wind turbines plan for all short.

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"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"rinku sen" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Were examined for skin and long irritations although none at the time were taken to the hospital Wall Street still powering ahead ending the week with the Dow up fifty I'm Jim Johnson WMAL news in nine oh two I'm right here recorded Virginia rules to uphold governed or the fire arm pain on capitol square Richmond which is now under a state of emergency Attorney General mark hearing today urged the state Supreme Court in the Commonwealth did night petitions by gun rights groups after a lower court rejected their move to stop the ban governor Northam impose the temporary weapons ban as well as a state of emergency ahead of Monday's planned gun rights rally at the Richmond capital if you see those familiar white stripes out on the roadways can bad weather be far behind our crews are out there today are you might see as you're driving around a lot of lines in the road that's a pre treatment process we're putting that out chante Felix with Maryland state highway says crews will be out all day prepping and keeping a close eye out tomorrow we have a lot of specialized equipment bedside and in our in our trucks in our feet they go about three you will to determine the condition of the roadways and we we decide from that how to treat her as so keep us abreast every minute of what we need to do John F. use on WMAL and WMAL dot com for the fourth year in a row Dennis will take to the streets of the district tomorrow for the women's March the focus of this year's women's March reproductive health rights and justice climate and immigration women's March board copresident Rinku sen is that our people are feel like a big big big threat right now that feel super urgent for them in the past some of criticize the March for focusing on white women send says that's not the case if you take a look at our board we are enormously diverse even though there's snow and freezing temps in the forecast for tomorrow sense as many people have RSVP had occurred at some WMAL and WMAL dot com double nine nine oh four now WMAL traffic and weather for the hunt the carpet cleaning traffic center or still going into the weekend was so like always on I ninety five south on you're gonna be slow from Lorton road down to the occupied one and then again from center for parkway found with sound route seventeen with a long standing crash has been cleared we also are still seeing the latest from the parts were lane drop up to the truck scales in high it's town where the accident activity is still over on the left shoulder now from garage door repair dot com the W. M. A. L. weather channel forecast tonight cloudy low twenty six tomorrow morning snow wintry mix it in with rain high thirty eight this is ground with Julie pace if he's washed into fundraising for quite some time just to start unusual is what he has been able to do original unbiased news you need as America prepares for the twenty twenty election listen and subscribe to ground free the Westwood One podcast network where the conversation start finding great candidates to hire can be like well trying to find a needle in a haystack but not with zip recruiter it's powerful technology actively fines and invites qualified candidates to apply to your job so while other companies might deliver a lot of hay ziprecruiter finds you the needle in the haystack see why four out of five employers to post a job on ziprecruiter get a quality candidate within the first day try ziprecruiter for free at ziprecruiter dot com slash search that supercrew dot com slash search in two thousand seven ring first lieutenant Travis Manion was killed in Iraq after saving is teammates Travis is legacy lives on through the words he spoke before his final deployment if not me then who works there today fuel spirit of Travis.

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