I got the chance to interview Susanna Spiccia from Re:imagine ATL about her amazing Non-Profit that helps the youth in our country have a voice. I first met Susanna at the Spanx headquarters in Atlanta. The Sara Blakely Foundation teamed up with the Center for Civil Innovation and Susanna was one of the awesome female social entrepreneurs doing amazing work. Her story of how she began with a passion and gained National Sponsors to support her non- profit truly amazed me.
I was immediately drawn to Susanna and her organization, especially her vision for No Comment, a news media organization run solely by teens covering topics from teen homelessness, gender challenges, to mental health issues that are currently a struggle for the youth in our society. I wanted to interview her for two reasons:
Her organization is one that I TRULY believe in and is worth bringing awareness to.
She has attracted impressive sponsors, support, and celebrity attention for her organization that anyone with a business, especially a non-profit, would LOVE to do.
Points of Interest from this episode:
3:08 – Susanna tells us all about Re:imagine ATL
4:20 – The new launch of NOCO Media (No Comment)
5:48 – How Six Man got involved with re:imagine ATL
6:40- Learn why large companies like Turner, Sara Blakely, and the Grammy’s sponser Re- Imagine
11:05 – Susanna shares how she got the support of national brands
11:52- How Linkedin helped Susanna reach out
13:34- How having fun and entertainment makes this organization stand out among the rest when it comes to investors
16:20- How Susanna brings in investors through sweat equity vs. money and the success that brings
17:20- The concept behind No Comment Launching April 1st through social media live stream.
20:30 – How the power of gratitude brings a steady flow of volunteers to her organization.
22:00 – Skill-based volunteers vs. Cash donations
23:34 – How important the ask is when you need something done for your business
24:30 – April 1st, 2017 – You do NOT want to miss this!
27:20 – Susanna’s top takeaways for running a successful non-profit
28:00 – The importance of staying connected to the end product and the good that comes from all of the hard work scaling a non-profit takes
29:00 – Finding, and connecting, to donors who will naturally care about YOUR cause
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