The Power of Charms Podcast
Since 2004, Charity Charms have been used as a vehicle for non-profits and organizations of all types to creatively brand, fundraise, and engage with their community. We began this journey as a way to meet the growing demand for socially conscious brands. Being socially conscious has grown into an international movement founded on collaboration, giving, and awareness. Our mission is to empower organizations and their supporters, employees, and customers through symbolic pieces that bring their important work to life. Charms have the power to tell a story, connect people in a meaningful way, and build a legacy of love.
The Power of Charms podcast features Charity Charms founder and CEO, Kay McDonald, in conversation with inspiring leaders sharing stories of their mission, how they have utilized charms in their organization, and other bits of wisdom for navigating a fast-paced, constantly evolving world.
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An Animal Shelter Story to Melt Your Heart
May 3, 2022
Join Kay and Ginny as they chat about Heidi’s Village, the founding of nonprofits, their recent branded line with Charity Charms, and more!
Symbol + Mission = Impact, Be Inspired
April 15, 2022
Join Kay and Gay as they chat about Bridges Reentry, their recent project with Charity Charms, their upcoming event, and more.
The WILD Success of the Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary
April 1, 2022
Join Kay and Kelley as they discuss the Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary, their partnership with Charity Charms, the incredible efforts of the Phoenix Zoo, Traveling, and more!
Showing Up Authentically
March 15, 2022
Join Kay and Debbie as they discuss the incredible initiatives of the YWCA, how they are helping the Phoenix community through its challenges, the power of being authentically yourself, and more.
Truth, Ritual, Heritage, and Symbolism
March 1, 2022
Join Kay and Alicia as they discuss career transitions, embracing one’s heritage, her artistic pursuits, rituals and more!
Becoming the CEO of YOU!
February 2, 2022
Kay and Cheryl as they discuss 50Something Lifestyle, combating the stigma of aging, identifying your passions and strengths to become the CEO of you, and more!
Mini episode: Catching Up with Deborah Bateman
February 2, 2022
Join Kay and Deborah as they chat about what Deborah has been up to lately and how to follow her latest adventures!
November 18, 2021
Join Kay and Jessica as they discuss her company Personalized Solutions, its new division and its future, her tips for nonprofits and businesses alike, and more!
Meet Kim Adams: The Corporate Hippie!
November 11, 2021
Join Kay and Kim as they discuss The Corporate Hippie, her tips for raising your vibration, the importance of recognizing symbols, their meanings, and more!
Inspired to Lead
November 2, 2021
Join Kay and Colleen as they discuss Lead Up for Women, her tips for time management and success, the importance of supporting other women, and more.
Delivering Health & Hope to the World
October 20, 2021
Join Kay and Ruth as they discuss Project C.U.R.E, the incredible work they do, the challenges presented by the pandemic, and more!
Law, Order, and Giving Back
October 4, 2021
Join Kay and Ashley as they discuss her career, her philanthropy with various valley nonprofits, starting her own foundation and more!
The Sweetness of Artistry & Philanthropy
October 11, 2021
Join Kay and Sharon as they discuss her company Cakes By Whisk, how she uses her artistry for good, her advice for young businesswomen, and more!
The ESG Revolution
October 4, 2021
Join Kay and Tyler as they discuss ESG, the importance of sustainability, what inspires her to do the incredible work she does, and more!
Defining Your Design Style
August 13, 2021
Join Kay and Barbara as they discuss her design philosophy, The Bajaro Method, her tips for designing healing spaces, defining your design style, and more.
The Power of Productivity and GSD
August 6, 2021
Join Kay and Julie as they discuss the Adventures of Julie Jones, her 3 hacks for increasing productivity, her upcoming book, and more!
Meet Carol Cone: The Queen of Purpose
June 14, 2021
Join Kay and Carol as they discuss her long career in purpose-driven marketing, her advice for nonprofits and businesses alike, and a dream project of hers!
thanking donors…A Key Strategy
June 2, 2021
Join Kay and Shelley as they discuss Paz de Cristo, their recurring donor program – Lifeline, the importance of storytelling for organizations, and her advice for nonprofits!
Media Maven Making Waves
May 6, 2021
Join Kay and Clarissa as they discuss her multi-media empire In the Limelight Media, her new book, and her passion for helping others.
Meet Mom, My Hero, My Heart
May 4, 2021
In this special Mother’s Day episode, Kay interviews her mom Sydna. Join them as they discuss her guiding principles to life, sharing the wisdom she’s learned along the way, and just what makes Sydna who she is!
embracing your higher calling
April 18, 2021
Kay recently spoke with Skye about her nonprofit StreetLightUSA, their programs, sex trafficking education and prevention, and more.
Love for her brother inspires autism enterprise
MARY ANN LAROCHE
April 5, 2021
Kay and Mary Ann discuss Autism Awareness Month, SEEDs for Autism, how they pivoted through COVID, and the future of their organization.
the exhilaration of a career pivot
March 29, 2021
Kay recently spoke with Becky on the Power of Charms podcast about her triad of talents, her new consulting business, and her view on the importance of collaboration among other things.
Passion In Action
March 26, 2021
Join Kay and Ginger as they discuss her business Elontec, its reinvention over the years, The Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, and how it is helping solve the challenges faced by single mothers through the pandemic and beyond.
Creating a Community of Support
March 23, 2021
Join Kay and Michele as they discuss Everything Home, its Purpose Driven Platform, how it’s driving collaboration and helping nonprofits.
Charms With Heart
March 5, 2021
Join Kay and Celina as they discuss the common myths about Heart Disease, her efforts to help the world improve their health, how she overcomes challenges, and more.
Finding Higher Purpose in Business and Life
February 25, 2021
Join Kay and Laura as they discuss the beginnings of Pure Potential, how businesses can find their higher purpose, what inspires her, and how it’s important we listen to ourselves.
A Global Force for Good Supporting Women Worldwide
February 17, 2021
Kay chats with Linda about the creation of the Women Like Us Foundation, her new podcast/radio show, and her yearly trips to Kenya in support of women and the Women Like Us Center.
The Importance of Women’s Corporate Communities
February 2, 2021
Kay chats with Lisa Wester about the Women’s Empowerment Network within LabCorp and how it is helping women across the globe.
Going GREEN in business and life in 2021
GREEN LIVING MAGAZINE
January 5, 2021
Kay chats with Dorie Morales from Green Living Magazine about ways to make eco-conscious choices personally and through your business.
Aligning Your Company’s Give Back Philosophy with Your Passion
November 30, 2020
Kay chats with Teri about her business Sierra Signs mission is to both create and support long-term change that leads to financially stable and healthy individuals and families
Creating a Global Caregiving Culture
November 13, 2020
Kay chats with Debbie about her mission to change the way the world looks at caregiving and how she finds purpose and balance in her life.
Solving the Challenge of Hunger
November 9, 2020
Kay chats with Kate Thoene about her history working in the nonprofit sector, Waste Not’s innovative solution to solving hunger, and more!
The Challenges of Domestic Violence
October 20, 2020
Kay chats with Cindy Quenneville about Sojourner Center’s involvement in Key to Strength and the increased need for support through donations and financial support.
The Perfect Balance of Purpose and Life
ANDREA TYLER EVANS
October 20, 2020
Kay chats with Andrea Tyler Evans about how her passion for volunteering and helping others helped her develop her career assisting nonprofits, her involvement in the Key to Strength, and how she balances purpose and life.
The importance of Finding Your WHY
October 15, 2020
Deborah shared with Kay McDonald, Founder, and CEO of Charity Charms, about the power of discovering who you are and honoring your life’s calling. Risk Blossoming encourages you to move on, speak out, change, and fulfill dreams and desires.
A Life of Business With Purpose
ARIZONA FACIAL PLASTICS
October 7, 2020
Kay chats with Felicia about Arizona Facial Plastics adding a Giving Mission to their business, their involvement in Key to Strength, and why it’s important for them to help victims of domestic violence regain their lives.
The Art of Collaboration as a Leader
NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA
September 29, 2020
Kay chats with Mary Holman from the National Bank of Arizona about the power of collaboration, how her background molded her into being a supportive leader, and how knowing the community’s needs can help breed new ideas!
The Butterfly effect of doing good
AMANDA HOPE RAINBOW ANGELS
September 22, 2020
Kay chats with Lorraine Tallman, founder of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, about the current challenges facing nonprofits, finding solutions, our Key to Strength campaign, and their upcoming Night of Hope Gala!
Tips for Nonprofits to Succeed
THE NONPROFIT NERD
September 10, 2020
Kay chats with Jarrett Ransom the self-professed Nonprofit Nerd about fundraising, utilizing power players, the existing landscape of nonprofits, and our exciting campaign raising money for kids with cancer, Key to Strength!
Creating a Community of Purpose
THE AMERICAN NONPROFIT ACADEMY
July 31, 2020
Kay chats with the founder of the American Nonprofit Academy about the growth of her daily web series The Nonprofit Show, the state of nonprofits today, and her commitment to helping and guiding them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Importance of Women As Leaders
TAKE THE LEAD WOMEN
July 22, 2020
Kay chats with Gloria about the amazing programs and Power Tools put forth by Take The Lead Women, and her commitment to helping women define their power and thrive in the world as it is, while working to change the world around them.
Crafting a Movement & Making It Happen
THE KNOW WOMEN
July 13, 2020
Kay chats with the founder and CEO of the Know Women, Sarah Benken, about ways for women to successfully pivot during the Covid pandemic, remaining connected to a supportive community, and her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity among women business owners.
Creating a Unique Model of Giving
100+ WOMEN WHO CARE VALLEY OF THE SUN
June 5, 2020
Kay sits down with the co-founder of the local philanthropic group 100+ Women Who Care about their quarterly giving circles, how they select the charities they raise money for, and the exclusive membership bracelets created by Charity Charms!
A Concept Driven to Help Other Kids
May 6, 2020
Kay sits down with one of Charity Charms clients, Stella White of Spreading Rainbows. They discuss how Stella got the idea for her charity, raising money for No Kid Hungry, and how she partnered with Charity Charms to grow her mission of ending childhood hunger.
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