This podcast is designed for do-gooders - people who want to give back to their communities by starting or growing their new nonprofit organization.
You'll hear from my start up clients and their journeys; industry experts as they share tips and strategies to successfully navigate the nonprofit space; and me! I'll provide training on topics that are important to you.
Join us every Wednesday at 7 pm EST for new episodes.
Breaking News! I am a first time, newly published author of The Nonprofit Legacy! Grab your copy at www.jaemellahkempconsulting.com/shop!
In this episode, I chat with Valarie Matthews, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Catherine's Family and Youth Services, Inc (CFYS).
We both lead "double lives" as nonprofit founders and consultants. We share candidly lessons learned from both aspects, how CFYS had to pivot in response to COVID-19, advice to aspiring founders, and more!
Valarie V. Matthews is a Baltimore native who heads Catherine’s Family and Youth Services Inc., as the Co-Founder and Executive Director. As a community servant and avid mentor, Valarie strategically implements enriching, engaging and quality programs focused on fostering relationships between children and their families in the Park Heights Community. Through Free Out of School Time and Summer Enrichment Programs that give at risk and troubled youth in Baltimore City a safe space in their community but also provides opportunities to experience cultural, social, recreational, philanthropic, and professional experiences within the City and surrounding areas through field trips and daily youth development that teaches young people to grow and enhance their life, character, social and leadership skills.
In this episode, I chat with Dr. Trenace Richardson, Founder of REAL Women, Inc. She shares candidly about why she started REAL Women, how they have stayed true to the mission, and her lessons learned on her nonprofit journey.
If you want to connect with a true sisterhood, REAL Women, Inc is a great option!
To learn more, donate, or volunteer, please connect here.
More About Dr. Richardson
Dr. Trenace Richardson is an international keynote speaker, expert group facilitator, award-winning educator, author, and nonprofit founder. Dr. Richardson is also a powerhouse singer who was recently featured on the Netflix series, Voices of Fire, produced by Pharrell Williams. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors, Dr. Richardson is a highly respected leadership researcher and practitioner. She has spoken to audiences across the country, helping businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals excel in the areas of personal and leadership development. She has an innate ability to connect with diverse audiences across various disciplines.
Dr. Richardson is currently the Director of the Organizational Development and Learning Institute at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) where she regularly creates and conducts professional and personal development training for over 500 CSM employees.
In this episode, I am joined by Spencer Brooks, Founder & Principal at Brooks Digital.
He is an expert digital firm that empowers health nonprofits to improve the lives of patients. He’s helped organizations such as The diaTribe Foundation scale their digital presence from a few thousand annual visitors and subscribers to over 2.5 million visitors and 200,000 subscribers. Spencer’s superpower is helping organizations get their complex, difficult-to-use website under control so they can provide the right information to the right person at the right time.
We're talking about:
What to digital metrics to measure and tactics that work
the User's Journey
The importance of the digital space
For resources from our chat, please click here.
In this episode, I am chatting with Kelsea Medard, CEO of Grow by Three, about a very relevant topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in the nonprofit space.
While Kelsea has an impressive legal background, receiving her JD from Boston University’s School of Law, her passions lie in making each space she is in better than it was before she entered.
Kelsea believes that with greater access to insight, we can better understand the world around us and evolve as stronger versions of ourselves. As a podcast guest, Kelsea can share insight with your audience on the following topics:
Tune in to hear more about:
How organizations can better implement tactics into their companies and communities to promote DEI and reduce bias
Why it’s important for managers to increase engagement and psychological safety for all employees
Deepening the level of professional development opportunities available to individuals within the organization
In this episode, I chat with past clients Sanita and Toney Mitchell, Co-Founders of Anaya's Project.
They share their experience with the loss of their baby girl Anaya, infertility issues, and how couples and families can effectively cope with the effects of such a loss.
Learn more about Anaya's Project here.
To support their current campaign to provide Cuddle Cots to families text GIFT OF TIME to 44321. Cuddle Cots allow families to spend precious moments with the loss of their child while in the hospital.
This is a special episode! I'm chatting with Dee Sapp, Keva Brooks Napper, and Sharon Anderson, a few of my co-authors of our newly published book, The Nonprofit Legacy! We all take you on our personal journeys of start up, lessons learned, successes, and actionable tools you can use to start or grow your nonprofit organization. From navigating paperwork, to successfully gaining grants and sponsorships, to filling your board and volunteer teams, The Nonprofit Legacy takes you step-by-step through the process. This book is a powerful tool for all leaders!
If one of the organizations resonated with you, please connect and support the Founder and co-author:
Dee Sapp, Founder & CEO
Accessibility Bridge Corporation, Inc
To purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Dee:
visit paypal.me/deesappWebsite: https://accessibilitybridge.com
Keva Brooks Napper, Founder & Executive Director
Beautiful Butterflies, Inc
IG - @keva_diva1
Twitter - @keva_diva
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/keva.napper
Beautiful Butterflies - https://www.facebook.com/mybeautifulbutterflies/
To purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Keva:
Sharon Anderson, Founder & Executive Director
Girl Speak, Inc
To purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Sharon:
Click here PayPal
This is another special episode! I'm chatting with Kaprece James, Allison Bryant, and Lori Practico, a few of my co-authors of our newly published book, The Nonprofit Legacy! We all take you on our personal journeys of start up, lessons learned, successes, and actionable tools you can use to start or grow your nonprofit organization. From navigating paperwork, to successfully gaining grants and sponsorships, to filling your board and volunteer teams, The Nonprofit Legacy takes you step-by-step through the process. this book is a powerful tool for all leaders!
If one of the organizations resonated with you, please support the Founder and co-author by purchasing their book using their respective links:
Kaprece James, Founder & CEO
Stella’s Girls, Inc
Facebook - Stellas Girls, Inc | Twitter - @StellasGirls
Purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Kaprece at
Lori Practico, Founder & Executive Director
Girl Noticed, Inc
Facebook - Girl Noticed | Instagram, Twitter - @girlnoticed
Purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Lori at
Allison Bryant, Founder & Executive Director
Tilted Crowns, Inc
Facebook - Tilted Crowns Inc | Instagram - Tilted_Crowns_inc
Purchase The Nonprofit Legacy from Allison at
In this episode I chat with the self proclaimed, rightly-deserved "Killer Pitch Master" herself, Precious L. Williams. She can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches. Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. With over 25 years of experience in creating unique speaking and public speaking techniques, Williams is also known for her innovative training programs and services to her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies. These companies include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.
Tune in to hear how her public speaking expertise translates for nonprofit organizations. She also shares her journey that includes assistance from a nonprofit organization that was the catalyst to becoming who she is today. She has a story - so listen in and tighten your seat belts!
This is a fire cracker of an episode filled with hope, motivation, tips, and laughter.
Ms. Williams is the Owner of Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC.
Purchase a copy of my new co-authored book, The Nonprofit Legacy here!
In this episode, Jazzmine and I talk business - the business side of doing good.
Jazzmine Nolan is a North St. Louis, MO native , holds a Bachelors of Arts in Healthcare Management from Harris Stowe State University, followed by her Masters in Public Administration from Lindenwood University and now her doctorate in Public Administration-Public Health from Walden University.
Jazzmine is a nonprofit Founder providing mentorship, step team coaching, pageantry scholarships, entrepreneurship training and housing to young women ages 16-25 since 2007. Jazzmine established her own nonprofit consulting firm called Marie Management after 10 years in the nonprofit sector so she speaks from experience from both sides of the industry.
She builds corporate responsibility programs, community initiatives, trusts, nonprofits and non-government organizations for for-profit companies nationally and internationally. Her for profit clientele has a minimum net income of $1M annually with goals of incorporating nonprofits into their business model that impact vulnerable populations. However, 75% of the profits earned from Marie Management are donated directly to her self titled nonprofit to ensure continued youth programming.
In this episode, I talk with Toni Moore, Esquire and Robert Jones about law and finances - major topics for nonprofits. You'll hear ways to stay compliant, stay out of court, and out of financial trouble.
We talk boards, Donor Advised Funds and how nonprofits can benefit from them, as well as including your Executive Director/CEO salary in the first year's operating budget.
Toni Moore, Esquire is an attorney and business strategist with over twenty years of business structuring, real estate, asset protection and estate planning experience. For more than 15 years, Toni has created companies, restructured companies, developed and assessed Corporate Compliance Plans to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations. In addition, Toni Moore serves as a Wealth Empowerment Coach to inspire women to become more bankable in everything they do.
Robert Jones was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. Robert holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Taxation. He has 10 years of experience working with nonprofits, helping them to grow and succeed. He prepares and consults for small and large organizations including Supporting Organizations (501(c)(3)), Private Foundations(PF), Charitable Lead Trust(1041) and Charitable Remainder Unitrust (5227). Robert is actively involved with his community. He is the President of a local nonprofit in his community for early childhood education. He loves golfing, motivational speaking and is addicted to cruises.
In this episode, I chat with two of my start up clients about life as a nonprofit founder, lessons learned, services their organizations provide, and advice to other nonprofit founders.
Dahlia Freeman-Downs is the Founder & CEO of Seeds of Courage, Inc whose mission is to provide financial assistance to domestic violence victims to obtain financial freedom and independence. Dahlia was once a victim of domestic violence and did not know the full impact of her financial situation until she left her abuser. It wasn't until she was left with no money and three children to provide for that she realized that there was a lack of services that provided financial assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Jamais Burts is the Founder & CEO of Bro Code Baltimore, Inc. Through Bro Code Baltimore K-12 students receive academic enrichment, life skills workshops, cultural enrichment, and comprehensive mentoring services. In 2011, she unfortunately loss her brother to gun violence. With this loss, she knew something greater had to come from her pain. After years of working with and for other nonprofits she decided it was time to start her own.
Tune in to hear their powerful journey of impact.
In this episode, I chat with Cortland Jones, Co-Founder & CEO of The Better Place, Inc, and Taylor Williams, Founder & CEO of The Girls Room, Inc.
Both populations serve youth - one through mentoring young girls, and the other through education and literacy. Hear their journeys, advice, and lessons learned.
Ways to give and volunteer with The Girls Room, Inc:
Instagram - @thegirlsroominc_
Facebook: The Girl's Room, Inc
In this episode, I chat with the Program Queen herself, Tykeysha Boone, and she is Educating the Sector!
We're talking programs, working in the nonprofit industry as a consultant, how nonprofits can create viable programs, how to become fundable. and how she's helped organizations raise MILLIONS of dollars over the past 20 years! She's also a member of my Nonprofit Start Up Team!
Major nugget: start your program small.
Connect with her on Facebook in her group Nonprofit Success with Ty, LinkedIn, and Instagram!
In this episode, I talk with my first two clients after launching Jaemellah Kemp Consulting in 2014, Alicia Stukes and Charvette Rush, about their nonprofit start up journey, lessons learned, and how they create impact through their missions. They also share advice to aspiring nonprofit founders.
Alicia Stukes is the Founder & CEO of I'm Bruised but Not Broken, Inc which supports victims of domestic violence. Charvette Rush is the Founder & CEO of Men Embracing Non-Violence.
As you can see, both organizations focus on domestic violence but from different perspectives.
This is a much needed conversation and we're digging deep for my first show. Tune in!