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Dec 22, 2020

In this episode of Nonprofit Architect, Travis talks with Debbie Korge.

Starting from their own experience, they end up by giving some powerful tips to make your Nonprofit run smoother.

Listen in now and be informed.

Conversation Highlights:

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[03:30] Why Nonprofits?

[04:46] Debbie's experience in Nonprofits

[09:23] The need for policies and procedures

[10:24] What are the 3 main Policy Areas?

[13:50] What must be in your policy? How to make sure that you are doing it right?

[19:42] Do you need to spend all the money?

[20:55] Should you have a policy for everything?

[24:55] Know your data!

[26:54] What policies should you have in order to handle your documents?

[37:32] Do you really need a policy about job description?

[42:21] What kind of positions need to have a description?

[48:30] Disaster preparednees

Remarkable quotes:

"Help those who are helping others."

"Have you told them what they are supposed to do?"

"By-laws is the governing document."


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Born in Washington, DC Deborah D. Korge grew up “in the shadow of the Washington Monument” in Fairfax County, Virginia where her father was a public school teacher after retiring from the military and her mother was actively involved in local and community projects and organizations that improved the quality of life in the neighborhoods in which she grew up.
A graduate of James Madison University in Virginia, Mrs. Korge moved to Miami in 1988 where she has been active in the nonprofit community as she feels the best way to learn about a new community is to become involved. She became actively involved in the Junior League of Miami in 1991 where she held many leadership positions, including President. It is the training and leadership experience that led her to working and volunteering in the non-profit sector.
Her volunteer experience with the Junior League of Miami has helped her develop skills that have led to invitations to sit on numerous boards and advisory committees which include CHARLEE, a former foster care agency where she first learned about Casa Valentina; the Education Fund; Informed Families; the City of Coral Gables Beautification Committee and Education Advisory Committee; and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. While she always sees many opportunities to get involved, she has chosen to focus on issues that affect women and children.
Mrs. Korge sat on the planning committee for the early education program for Miami-Dade County which led to the formation of The Children’s Trust and the state’s voluntary Pre-K program as well as on former Mayor Alex Penelas’ Planning Committee on Health Care Access for the Disadvantaged.
Deborah D. Korge now provides consulting services to non-profits through her company, South Florida Philanthropic Consulting Services, LLC. She focuses on capacity-building support to ensure and sustain their growth as well as fundraising and operational support. Prior to starting her own business, she worked for and led several non-profits in the Miami-Dade County community, most recently with The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade which provided grants to organizations working with women and girls while advocating on issues to improve their quality of life. She was hired as their Director of Development and then became their Executive Director during a transitional period of the organization. Before that, she was the Executive Director of Casa Valentina, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to at-risk youth and youth transitioning from foster care to independent living. Prior to joining Casa Valentina, she worked at Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, best known as the statewide sponsor of the Red Ribbon Campaign, as Vice President of Development and Vice President of Operations.
She is married and has three sons. During her free time, she loves to travel, read, and cook.

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