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Being a Fearless Leader in a Moment of Crisis with Steve Johns, OneCause

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What does it actually take to navigate a business through the challenges of a global pandemic? I’m so excited to be speaking with Steve Johns, CEO of OneCause, about the importance of open communication and innovation as they faced unprecedented obstacles in 2020. Steve’s inspiring story of resilience and adaptability offers valuable insights for organizations facing their own storms.

Steve shares how he sent weekly updates to his team, providing reassurance during uncertain times and creating a connective tissue that kept them motivated and connected. As the conversation unfolds, we discover how OneCause embraced innovation by creating their Virtual Event Center in just FOUR months (!), transforming the future of their fundraising platform. Drawing inspiration from the Lotus Bud parable, we delve into the concept of “fearlessness” and Steve’s quest to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to his organization.

But how did OneCause achieve fundraising success amidst all this turmoil? Steve reveals the power of transitioning in-person events to virtual platforms, expanding their reach and donor base. We also discuss the vital role of social media in connecting with supporters and the exciting prospect of a hybrid approach to events moving forward.

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Resources & Links

Check out Steve’s new book, Fearless: Leadership Lessons at the Crossroads and connect with him on LinkedIn. You can also learn more about OneCause’s powerful fundraising software solutions and follow them on LinkedIn.

Steve recommends the How I Built This Podcast and The Daily Stoic, by Ryan Holiday.

Applications for my Monthly Giving Mastermind program are now open. If you have been wanting to start a monthly giving program but haven’t had the time or the team to make it happen, this is for you. We start in July, so apply now!

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