E021 Helping Sick Children Take Flight

E021 - Helping Sick Children Take Flight ft Mark Brown

Las Vegas has a lot of secrets, but some of those secrets need to be told. Our community is home to many nonprofits who work tirelessly to help those who need it most. You may not know, though, that we are also the home base for a national nonprofit that’s helping children all over the country take flight.

In this episode of Small Biz Power, our guest is the CEO of Miracle Flights, Mark Brown. Mark talks about the work Miracle Flights does to help sick children fly to other cities to get specialized care or second opinions.

We talk about what inspired the founder to start the organization 32 years ago, how the organization has evolved (you may remember it as Angel Flights or Angel Planes) and what Mark and his team are doing to increase the number of flights they provide every month.

Mark has a business background. We talk about how that plays into how he runs the organization, and why he calls this the “best job in the world.”

Questions I ask Mark Brown:

  • What is it like running a nonprofit (when you have a business background)?
  • What do the families you’ve helped tell you about what this means to them?
  • What makes Las Vegas a great home base for Miracle Flights?
  • What are your goals for the organization?

What You’ll Learn If You Listen:

  • Why nonprofits have to be thought of as businesses and how there’s a change in the narrative around running them as such
  • The founder’s story – why she started Miracle Flights and how she’s been touched personally by its mission
  • The gap Miracle Flights fills within our country’s medical system (simple, but powerful)
  • A game-changing partnership with UFC – what it means for Miracle Flights
  • What Miracle Flights did to help the families affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival here in Las Vegas
  • How you can get involved in this amazing organization

Links to Things We Talked About & Follow Miracle Flights on Social Media:

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Nina Radetich is an Emmy-winning former news anchor who made the transition to digital marketing in 2012.In 2016, she became a certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant and founded Radetich Marketing & Media with the mission of solving the mystery of marketing for small businesses.
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