Meet Travis. This nonprofit ED spent years in the women’s microcredit movement in Asia and Latin America, which taught him a couple of critical lessons: how a mother has an unyielding commitment to improve her family’s situation, and how education plays a pivotal role in breaking free of cyclical po
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Meet Travis. This nonprofit ED spent years in the women’s microcredit movement in Asia and Latin America, which taught him a couple of critical lessons: how a mother has an unyielding commitment to improve her family’s situation, and how education plays a pivotal role in breaking free of cyclical poverty and making informed choices. We're talking about creating a launchpad for donors and fundraisers to talk about the power dynamics in their relationships that help break the victim-hero narrative. It's one of our most moving convos yet. Tune in!Episode HighlightsTravis’s story and journey to where he is today (3:30)The mission of MAIA: Unlocking and maximizing the potential of young women to lead transformational change (4:00)The current state of Guatemala (10:00)MAIA’s unique curriculum (13:20)The Awareness Accord: how to be better at doing good (19:20)Changing the power dynamics in philanthropy (20:00)How to have difficult conversations around power dynamics with your donors and breaking the hero-victim narrative in nonprofits (29:00)1. Align Expectations2. Dignified Engagement3. Can We Share the Story?A moment of philanthropy in Travis’s life that deeply moved him (37:00)Travis’s One Good Thing: Remember Karma. You never know what side of the coin you will find yourself on. Be generous. We're gonna need help, we always need help (42:00)QUIZ: What type of philanthropist are you?“Today, over 129 million girls are currently missing out on an education, 96 million of whom should be enrolled in secondary school. In Guatemala, fewer than 20 percent of Indigenous girls graduate from high school, and only 2 percent go on to university. At MAIA, we believe in connecting talent to opportunity, ensuring that this population is no longer overlooked and that they have the tools they need to achieve their dreams.”For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/142The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout our Sponsor GivebutterGivebutter is Loved by over 30,000 nonprofits, student groups, sports teams, schools, companies, and individuals just like you, and PS: it’s also loved by the three of us who are superfans of their incredible giving platform. 💛 Givebutter helps you collect donations like a boss. It's never been easier to add a donate button to your website, collect dues from group members, or link a payment form to just about anything.Re-think the way you run fundraising events. Sell tickets to your event while also collecting additional donations from attendees and supporters, with all of Givebutter's unique fundraising features built right on top. It’s buttery goodness at its fin