Diversity... Overhead... Sexism... Burnout... Equity... Wage Gaps... Oh My! 

The nonprofit sector is not without it’s difficult subjects. But are we really talking effectively about them? Are we digging deep enough to explore the universal and unique issues that plague us collectively and individually with a sense of earnest honesty and purpose? And ultimately, are we ever really discussing any form of true, productive solutions?  

Welcome to Unicorn Tartare

A show featuring YOU, hosted by Ben Bisbee, allowing nonprofit stakeholders of all types and backgrounds to talk about a difficult nonprofit industry issue of their choosing, why it matters, and then offer one real suggestion to impact change. Just you. On camera. Talking about what matters most.

Unicorn Tartare. The Nonprofit Sector Served Rare and Prepared.

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Unicorn Tartare Format Outline

  • This show is a seasonal video series, that will be featured on 31st Century Nonprofit Network on Facebook as a weekly series for 12 weeks and hosted on YouTube.

  • Season One starts March, 2020

  • Season One taping beings January, 2020.

  • Guests of Unicorn Tartare answer pre-planned questions about your chosen Hot Topic subjects matter on on camera, alone.

  • All guests will be responsible for taping their own sessions on their phone or camera and sending the raw footage to Ben for editing and production.

  • Every guest will get final viewing and approval on their episode ahead of airing and promotion.

  • Each show is introduced by Ben Bisbee and edited to be a 15-20 minutes show.

 

 

Unicorn Tartare Hot Topics

  • RACIAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff, leadership, beneficiary, donor, and/or volunteer diversity and inclusion

  • EQUITY - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of being fair and impartial to staff, leadership, beneficiaries, donors, and/or volunteers.

  • THE OVERHEAD MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of the false conception that financial ratios are the sole indicator of nonprofit performance.

  • BURNOUT & SELF CARE - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff and volunteer burnout and the  need to address self care as a business practice.

  • THE NON-BUSINESS MYTH - How the nonprofit sector often doesn’t see itself as a business but something different - when it truly is a faithful form of business.

  • SEXISM & INCLUSION - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff, leadership, beneficiary, donor, and/or volunteer sexism and inclusion.

  • VOLUNTEERS ARE FREE - How the nonprofit sector doesn’t realize that running a volunteer program and managing volunteers isn’t free just because volunteers donate free time.

  • THE TECHNOLOGY GAP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of having limited or out-dated technology, and struggles to make the case to invite donors to successfully support those needs with donations and investments.

  • THE WAGE GAP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of professional wage disparities within and outside of the nonprofit sector.

  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of maintaining effective and appropriate financial records to help support public trust and assurance.

  • INEFFECTIVE BOARD LEADERSHIP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of effectively finding, on-boarding, training and board members to be stewards, assets and advocates for organizations.

  • THE PROPRIETARY NONPROFIT MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of believing their mission or work is proprietary or a secret and can’t be shared or expressed publicly.

  • 501CMES - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of one-person-nonprofits, often lacking a board, support and/or volunteer stakeholders.

  • THE PUBLIC POLICY MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of the false conception that nonprofits are not able to engage in policy conversations or advocacy around issues that matter.

  • THE SECTOR STANDARD MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of of the false conception that we have true universal standards (titles, pay scales, processes, etc.) helping to support the systemic growth and governance of our collective industry.  

  • THE  DONOR/ CUSTOMER MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of of the false conception that donors are essentially “customers” and should be treated as such, often suggesting they are the most important human capital of any nonprofit - as opposed to beneficiaries, volunteers, staff or the community at large.

 

 
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UNICORN TARTARE | Interview Question Format

Unicorn Tartare uses a transformational question format allowing you, the guest, to approach your chosen Hot Topic in a less transactional way or black-and-white format. Transformational questions allows you to express your thoughts with critical thinking and expression front and center. This also allows both subject matter experts and impassioned people alike to speak from their true experience and insight just as effectively. This method also allows the listener or viewer to see inside the topic, as opposed to just being "told" about something. 

Below are the exact questions and order you will be asked to answer for your taped interview.

  1. Why the topic of ___________ for you?

  2. What always surprises you about _________ and the nonprofit sector?

  3. What is the nonprofit sector unintentionally learning by continuing the belief or practice of __________?

  4. How might ending or championing or solving the belief or practice of ___________ truly affect the industry?

  5. Why do you think this issue hasn’t been solved already?  

  6. What is one thing a person watching this exchange today can do to personally or professionally to move the needle when it comes to ___________?

 

Unicorn Tartare. The Nonprofit Sector Served Rare and Prepared.

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