[PODCAST] How to Grow a Small Non Profit Organization

How to Grow a Small Non Profit Organization

In this episode of Nonprofit Hub Radio, host Delaney Mullennix interviews Beth Guckenberger. She is the Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries. The discussion focuses on strategies for growing a small non profit organization.

Initially, Back2Back Ministries was a very small non profit organization. Their annual revenue was less than $1 million. However, through planning and relationships, they grew. Now Back2Back Ministries is a $5 million mid-sized nonprofit.

Beth gives advice to other small nonprofit organization leaders. Her key advice is not to fear seeking help. When capacity is limited, consult experts. Collaborate with other successful small nonprofits too. Learn what has worked for their growth.

Looking ahead, Beth is excited. She wants Back2Back Ministries to evolve more as a mid-sized nonprofit. Her goal is to serve even more youth through orphan care globally. With additional staff and resources, she sees potential. Small nonprofits like Back2Back Ministries have the potential to increase their impact with additional staff and resources.

Additionally, Beth reminds small nonprofit leaders about staying connected. Conferences and associations allow positive news sharing. This episode provides valuable insight overall into the opportunity for growth. The focus is on small nonprofits looking to scale their impact.

Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. After graduating from Indiana University, the Guckenbergers moved to Monterrey, Mexico where they lived for 15 years. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised eleven children.

Beth is the author of eleven books including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services about reckless faith. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts.

For more information about Beth’s speaking schedule and contacting her, please visit recklessfaith.com

Check out her latest book, Throw the First Punch.

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Delaney Mullennix, MPA

Delaney joined the Nonprofit Hub team in 2021, leading strategic partnerships, and now serves as the Executive Director. She helps to manage and sustain the organization's growing national presence, modern partnership profile, and highly trafficked educational media platform. Delaney plays a major role in curating and creating educational content with a network of innovative nonprofit service, product providers, and professionals that empower organizations to go from good to growth. Delaney got her master's degree in nonprofit management and administration from Grand Valley State University, where she served on the executive board of the Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization. She's an alumna of Michigan DECA and serves as a competitive event judge to help evaluate high school students' marketing and management skills. You can find her jet-setting to a new place in her free time, volunteering for a good cause, and exploring the great outdoors.

August 18, 2023

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