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Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn

Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn

By Jocelyn Van Coney & La Juana (LJ) Chambers Lawson
Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn is your one stop place for everything nonprofit organization business. This is advice and consultation that they have given to their clients, governments, and community groups for years and you get an inside seat.

With more than 40 years of nonprofit experience between them, each week you can expect to hear something new on their take on nonprofit business. They will cover fundraising, grants, boards, programs, staffing, donors, and everything else that makes a nonprofit business successful.
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The Pick Your Brain Request
In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about "Pick Your Brain" requests and why "no" needs to be in your vocabulary. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
38:46
May 18, 2022
Going from Caterpillar to Butterfly
In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn discuss how organizations and businesses change along with their owners, founders, and leaders over the years.  They explore why it is important to not abandon what you are doing but rather embrace change and new directions. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
40:50
May 11, 2022
Putting The Best Foot Forward
In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about how organizations and businesses are really letting themselves and others down when they do not strive to encourage individuals to put their best foot forward in all that they do. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
34:60
May 04, 2022
Setting A Standard For Excellence
In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about setting excellence standards and culture expectations in businesses and organizations. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
39:42
April 27, 2022
The Business Culture of Instant Gratification
In this episode LJ and Jocelyn talk about when instant gratification and entitlement come into play in a business and how those two elements put the entire entity into a not sustainable landscape. They talk about how there has to be a sacrificial component in business and life which does not leave room for instant gratification. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
52:03
April 20, 2022
The Key Internal Business Partner: An Intra-Prenuer
LJ and Jocelyn discuss in this episode the key business partners every business needs, Intra-prenuers. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
33:21
April 17, 2022
The Invest In Your People Plan
Since you never know what will happen since these are raw unscripted discussions that LJ and Jocelyn have and share with the world, this episode kicks off with a discussion of red lava and blue hair.   On the serious side though this episode is all about pouring into and training your team in a way that only LJ and Jocelyn can talk into the subject at hand. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
27:43
December 01, 2021
Effective Leadership In Pandemic Times
LJ and Jocelyn discuss during this episode the pandemic and how effective leadership is a must for getting your organization and business through challenging times. Learn more about Tacit Growth Strategies Learn more about Van Coney Business Strategies LLC
36:06
November 24, 2021
The Intra-prenuer Advantage
In the Season 2 kickoff episode LJ and Jocelyn talk about Intrapreneurs and why having and developing Intrapreneurs is so important to business growth and success. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
31:11
November 17, 2021
Civic Participation and Why It Matters for Leaders
Leaders need to be engaged in their organizations and in their community not only helping others but also involved in the civic process.  In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about why it matters that leaders of organizations are involved and engaged as citizens where they live and in society as a whole. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
37:52
February 03, 2021
Growing Social Capital to Propel Nonprofit Business
During this episode, LJ and Jocelyn discuss the importance of social capital growth and nonprofit business advantage utilizing social capital.  They also check in on how Jocelyn's coming with her new skill development talking on camera and why it is important to develop new skills now. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
21:50
January 27, 2021
The End is the Beginning, the Beginning is the End!
In this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about fall, cherry blossoms, and how everything good and bad in life and business has a cycle/season but it doesn't need to be seen as a bad thing.  In fact, it is just the beginning to something bigger and better. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
36:16
November 18, 2020
Business As Usual Is Dead!
2020 has certainly been a year for the record books to put it mildly.  One of the biggest changes has been to how businesses operate in the new.  On this episode, LJ and Jocelyn talk about how business as it was is dead and there is no going back.  They discuss ways business owners and organizations need to pivot to transgress this new landscape that is changing every day through 2020. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
41:40
October 21, 2020
Three Reasons To Rethink Starting A Nonprofit Business
If you are thinking about starting a nonprofit business, we are hear to tell you that the competition is fierce and it is one of the most entrepreneurial things you can think of doing. LJ and Jocelyn talk in this episode about thinking through starting a nonprofit, the alternatives to starting one, and why you may want to rethink your strategy for business. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
23:06
October 14, 2020
The Art & Creativity in Writing Proposals & Grants
Creativity and artistic license is not limited to works of art that are displayed.  It is also very much present in the written word, including technical writing that revolves around proposals and grant funding applications.  The process of writing is a very creative process and there is an art to being able to properly tie writing to the various parts of proposals and grant applications.  LJ and Jocelyn talk about how being creative and knowing how to artistically describe and tie things together is so important including covering what not to do with trying to be creative and artistic. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
24:26
September 30, 2020
Board Leadership & The Autocrat
In this episode LJ and Jocelyn discuss board leadership and dive into The Autocrat leader as Joan Garry coined the term in Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
29:58
September 27, 2020
Transitions & Planning
Transitions are a part of life and business.  All businesses go through transition and how you manage it determines how much chaos or lack of chaos there is in your business.  Some we can definitely plan for and some we can only prepare a scenario plan for ahead of time to be able to manage the outcome.  LJ and Jocelyn discuss this very important business topic that is not spoken about enough. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
21:05
September 26, 2020
Forget the Competition!
The word "Competition" is one of Jocelyn's favorite words to not use.  On this episode LJ and Jocelyn talk about why forgetting the competition is necessary to grow your business. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
17:20
August 21, 2020
The Potpourri of Nonprofit Business Questions Episode
We answer your questions regarding nonprofit business on this episode of Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
33:54
August 20, 2020
The Art of Creativity and Innovation in Business
LJ and Jocelyn discuss why being creative and innovative in business can have a direct impact on teams, customers, and the bottom line. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
25:08
August 19, 2020
The Sweet Spot of Fundraising, Grants, and Donor Management
In this episode LJ and Jocelyn discuss how fundraising, grants, and donor management work together in order to have an effective development program that raises organizational funds. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
21:12
August 19, 2020
Grant Writing FOMO
During this episode LJ and Jocelyn discuss the fear of missing out on grants that organizations believe they can use. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
13:51
August 19, 2020
How To Be Sexy To Grant Funders
In this episode LJ and Jocelyn cover what makes your organization attractive to foundations, corporations, and government grant funders. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
12:17
August 19, 2020
One Basic Thing You Need To Know About Grant Writing
The basics of grant writing are often misunderstood.  In this episode we cover the basic cornerstones of understanding the grant writing process and how it is done. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
09:48
August 19, 2020
Grant Writing: Nomenclature
In this episode LJ and Jocelyn talk about grant writing and terms that are most commonly used such as restricted versus non-restricted grant funds. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
09:13
July 15, 2020
Having Fun With Getting Business Clients
On this episode we talk about the fun a business owner can have with obtaining and working with clients. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
14:02
July 15, 2020
You’ve Got To Pay The Cost To Be The Boss!
On this episode of Real Management Talk, LJ and Jocelyn are discussing the costs (sacrifices) of being a business owner. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
23:52
July 15, 2020
The Client Divorce
Most client relationships end amicably, then there are the ones that do not.  In business we do not like to talk about the ones that go wrong.  On this episode LJ and Jocelyn talk about ending client relationships including the end of contracts, making changes to the relationship, and even getting the client divorce.  Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
25:48
June 15, 2020
The Nonprofit and For Profit Business Difference
On this episode of Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn the differences between the nonprofit and for profit business models are the topic. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
13:36
June 15, 2020
Knowing Your Worth - Not Undervaluing Your Contribution
On this premier episode of Real Management Talk with LJ and Jocelyn we discuss one of the most important aspects of being in business: Knowing Your Worth! In business it is important to know your worth as it affects all aspects of your business if you do not including how much you do for and charge to your clients.  We often talk about self-worth as persons.  We do not often talk about self-worth in business dealings. Learn more about LJ and Tacit Growth Strategies. Learn more about Jocelyn and Van Coney Business Strategies LLC.
46:28
June 03, 2020