Episode 53

Published on:

7th Oct 2022

Partnerships for Nonprofits

On this week’s episode of IMPACTability® we are joined by James Woller, the International Executive Director for Thrive For Good. James discusses partnerships in the nonprofit sector, giving expert testimony on how to find the right partners, the challenges you may face, and the benefits you can gain. By the end of this episode, you'll learn how to change your organization's culture in order to strategically find beneficial partnerships that will grow your nonprofit to a higher level of impact!

Thrive For Good empowers people with the training and simple tools they need to grow an abundance of healthy, organic, disease-fighting foods for life — sustainably. He started his first partnership when he was nine years old, using the money he made from cutting lawns. His experience over the years has helped him take small organizations and scale up, and his work at Thrive is impacting hundreds of thousands of people.


  • Introductions 0:30
  • James Woller - Background info 2:40
  • First steps of finding the right partner 4:50
  • James' 5 signifiers of a successful partnership 7:00
  • Example of how two nonprofits can work together and grow from a partnership 8:40
  • Why are nonprofit organizations hesitant to partner with other organizations? 10:50
  • How can your nonprofit organization be optimized for working with others? 17:00
  • Forecast for the future of nonprofits, will partnerships change the game? 20:10
  • Wanna get started today? Here's what you need to know 21:15
  • Coaches Corner - "Given the recent hurricane, what tips do you have for emergency preparedness?" 24:40

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About the Podcast

IMPACTability: The Nonprofit Leaders' Podcast
Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.
The show explores the landscape of the nonprofit organization and best practices from nonprofit experts. Get advice on how to solve the problems plaguing your nonprofit with your host Joe Turner of Soukup Strategic Solutions, a full-service nonprofit consulting company helping nonprofits across the country. Each week, we feature an expert in their nonprofit field, discussing topics that range from fundraising and nonprofit management to Board development and marketing.

About your host

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Joe Turner

For more than 20 years, Joe had successfully programmed radio stations in Detroit; Lansing, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and southwest Florida. Joe left the day-to-day radio world in 2007 for the nonprofit world when he joined Hodges University as its Director of Public Relations and Alumni Services. In 2021, he joined Soukup Strategic Solutions as the Director of Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications. Joe continues to run his own voice over company where he offers commercial and narration voice over services and has won three Telly awards for his work. He is a native of Detroit where he attended Wayne State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. In his spare time Joe loves to cook, is a musician and a self-professed “foodie.”