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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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Episode 21 - 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.
February 3, 2021
Episode 20 - 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.
January 27, 2021
Episode 19 - 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.
November 18, 2020
Episode 18 - 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.
October 21, 2020
Episode 17 - 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.
October 14, 2020
Episode 16 - 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.
September 30, 2020
Episode 15 - 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.
September 27, 2020
Episode 14 - 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.
September 26, 2020
Episode 13 - 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.
August 21, 2020
Episode 12 - 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.
August 20, 2020
Episode 11 - 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.
August 19, 2020
Episode 10 - 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.
August 19, 2020
Episode 8 - Grant Writing FOMO
During this episode LJ and Jocelyn discuss the fear of missing out on grants that organizations believe they can use.
August 19, 2020
Episode 9 - 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.
August 19, 2020
Episode 7 - 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.
August 19, 2020
Episode 6 - 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.
July 15, 2020
Episode 5 - 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.
July 15, 2020
Episode 4 - 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.
July 15, 2020
Episode 3: 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. 
June 15, 2020
Episode 2: 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.
June 15, 2020
Episode 1: 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.
June 3, 2020