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April 1, 2022

Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits w/ Bilen Mesfin Packwood

Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits w/ Bilen Mesfin Packwood

“Some folks get excited about musicians or movie stars, I get excited about folks who have ideas for how to make our world better,” says Bilen Mesfin Packwood, CEO, and Founder of Change Consulting. In today’s episode, host D-Rich and Bilen sit down for ...


“Some folks get excited about musicians or movie stars, I get excited about folks who have ideas for how to make our world better,” says Bilen Mesfin Packwood, CEO, and Founder of Change Consulting. In today’s episode, host D-Rich and Bilen sit down for an in-depth discussion about marketing strategies for nonprofit organizations. 

 

Bilen was initially inspired to start Change Consulting because she wanted to support changemakers in her community. While starting a nonprofit requires taking more risks than a for-profit company, it has the potential to help all members of the community. According to Bilen, the key to a successful nonprofit is hidden in the messaging, so you must find a creative way to reach your intended audience. Through her work, Bilen is dedicated to helping other nonprofits improve their communication strategies so they can make a difference on important issues such as racial injustice, voting rights, and financial equity. 

 

Tune into this week’s episode of Southern Soul Live Stream - Podshow to learn more about the fundamentals of running a nonprofit, the importance of communication, and how you can participate in nonprofits to make a difference in your community. 

 

Quotes

• “No assholes. No toxic culture. No individual ascendency at the cost of relationships. No trying to have high egos or a lot of drama. I really believe in low ego, high impact.” (12:47-13:11)

• “I’m learning and growing through this process and so I want to be just as transparent about that.” (16:10-16:15)

• “I really do believe in progress over perfection.” (16:58-17:01)

• “I started Change Consulting because I really believe that change makers are superheroes. Other folks get excited about musicians or movie stars, I get excited about folks who really have ideas for how to make our world better.” (21:34-21:45) 

• “I think we are seeing both the issues and the solutions play out on a bigger stage than we ever have before. Hopefully that is all leading to real change and real transformation.” (30:37-30:47)

• “Take any issue and there is probably a change-maker in your community working on it right now so figuring out how to support these folks is super important.”(34:07-34:15)

 

Links

Connect with Bilen Mesfin Packwood:

 

Website - https://change-llc.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChangeConsultingLLC/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ChangeConsulting/

 

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