Podcast Episode 31: From Passion to Action: Becoming a Not-For-Profit with Shelley Nizynski Reeseby Financial Design Studio, Inc. / November 27, 2023
We want our finances to make a difference, but how? In this episode Shelley Nizynski Reese, founder of A Better Life for Kids, shares her story and how she started her charity, becoming a not-for-profit. She talks about ways people can vet charities, maximize their donations, and make a real world impact.
Behind the Designs Ep. 31: From Passion to Action: Becoming a Not-For-Profit with Shelley Nizynski Reese
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0:56 Meet Shelley!
2:49 Why did you start A Better Life for Kids?
10:13 What needs does A Better Life for Kids help meet?
17:41 A little more about deaf kids in Ghana
24:38 How to make the most of your giving with financial planning
28:16 How to find the right charities to support
31:43 What is A Better Life for Kids’ philosophy on money?
39:29 Why giving more than just money matters
45:17 Why does kids helping kids matter?
Links for Passion to Action: Becoming a Not-For-Profit
Learn more about Shelley’s not-for-profit A Better Life for Kids.
Join us for the Gingerbread Event on Sunday December 3, 2023, at 12:30pm in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Research other charities with Candid’s Guidestar search!
Read more about some of our team’s favorite charities that we are personally involved with.
- Michelle: A Better Life for Kids
- Trevore: Student Ministry at the Chapel
- Rob: Sustainable Action International
- Lisa: Bible Study Fellowship
- Anna: Feed My Starving Children
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Credits for Episode 30
Executive Producer : Anna Lewis
Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®
Guests : Shelley Nizynski Reese, founder of A Better Life for Kids
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