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Today's landscape includes nonprofits acting like for profits and for profits acting like nonprofits, all working to advance important missions. Scott Curran is a social impact and legal advisor to the biggest global social impact organizations and initiatives in the world including the Clinton Foundation, UN Foundation, Starbucks Foundation, and m…
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Whether you are a new nonprofit CEO or simply new to your organization, leaders face many questions and challenges when they join an organization. Brian Quail, author of The Ultimate Guide for New Nonprofit CEOs, joins the podcast to share how his 5 frameworks can set leaders up for success.
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One of the most pivotal relationships in any nonprofit is between the CEO and Board Chair. TD Smyers joins the podcast for a lively and interactive conversation about the importance of this relationship, ways to foster a stronger partnership, and how to pivot when things go awry.
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How do the leaders and team members of your nonprofit view the organization? Is it from a mindset of abundance or deficit? Peter Heller joins the podcast for an engaging conversation about nonprofit self esteem and the many ways in which it can impact our accomplishments and challenges.
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Carmen Randolph is the Founding President and CEO of Women's Foundation of the South (WFS). WFS raises money and invests it in nonprofits and businesses across 13 states as the only permanent foundation dedicated to centering and investing in the collective health, wealth, and power of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian womxn and girls across the…
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Nonprofit impact comes in many forms, from quantifiable data to anecdotal stories. Both are critical for nonprofits to harness and articulate. Janeal Ford joins the podcast to discuss how you can start or refine impact measurement in your nonprofit and the vital linkage between impact measurement and fundraising.…
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Amy McIsaac of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) joins the podcast to kick off 2024 with a fascinating conversation on philanthropic efforts to strengthen democracy, including PACE’s Civic Language Perceptions Project.
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Fundraising for your nonprofit mission is part art and part science, and balancing the two can often be challenging. Kasey Maier joins the podcast to share practical insights and stories from her career that will leave you better prepared to elevate fundraising for your nonprofit.
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Mohan Sivaloganathan has seen the challenge of opening doors for the next generation of leaders of color firsthand over the course of 20 years, most recently leading a national movement of young leaders as the CEO of Our Turn, which mobilizes, amplifies, and elevates the voices of students in the fight for education equity. He joins the podcast to …
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Understanding your strengths as a leader as well as those of your team can be a powerful tool for enhancing performance. Beth Napleton joins the podcast to discuss the benefits of strengths-based assessment for leaders and teams.
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How equipped is your nonprofit to evaluate its programs and services? Sal Alaimo is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in philanthropy and nonprofit administration. He recently returned from the Czech Republic, where he conducted research exploring the capacity of Czech no…
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Nisha Anand is the CEO of Dream.Org, a nonprofit organization that brings people together across racial, social and partisan lines to solve our toughest problems. Nisha and Greg discuss the radical act of choosing common ground, sharing approaches for nonprofit leaders to find areas of agreement to advance meaningful solutions.…
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Darian Rodriguez Heyman is the former Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation and an accomplished social impact consultant, philanthropic advisor, and best-selling author. Greg and Darian discuss the importance of engaging nonprofit boards in fundraising with actionable steps for Boards to set clear expectations, receive and provide support…
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Fundraising and development professionals bring vital talent and resources for nonprofit organizations. Matt Stokes joins the podcast to share his reflections on the career journey of a development professional. Matt shares his recollections of entering the nonprofit sector and fundraising, what it might be like now for professionals transitioning …
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Telling your story tho those who believe in your mission is critical for nonprofits. While we all get flooded with emails, what are some best practices for getting your emails noticed?Jenni Getzy of Nonprofit Jenni joins the podcast to share best practices for email marketing excellence. Lots of fantastic tips and insights in this episode!…
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Leaders engage in a dynamic interplay between visionary guidance and empowering others to unleash their full potential. Jay Suggs joins the podcast for a lively and wide ranging conversation about leadership, from the importance of presence and being present to asking the right questions of your team, and managing the doubts that so often creep in.…
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Lisa Ireland is President and CEO of the Longevity Science Foundation, an international nonprofit funding research to extend the healthy human lifespan. Lisa joins the podcast to share thoughts on leading an international nonprofit, the importance of solid infrastructure in nonprofit leadership, and the critical collaborations that are a hallmark o…
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Nostos Homes is a youth-led UK-based charity that provides first-of-its-kind sustainable homes for forcibly displaced families around the world. Nostos Homes and its leadership have received extensive international recognition and support including from the World Bank, IFC, Goldman Sachs, HRH Prince William, Royal Commonwealth Society, and The Dian…
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Grants provide a vital stream of revenue for many nonprofits that allows them to develop and implement critical programs and services. Holly Rustick, best selling author, speaker, and consultant, joins the podcast to share strategies for creating effective systems for grant writers so nonprofits can grow capacity, increase funding, and advance miss…
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Amid the stresses and strains of leading or governing a nonprofit organization, it is common for conflicts to emerge. The key is understanding how to productively embrace and engage opposing views. Carol Bowser joins the podcast to discuss navigating conflict productively and positively in nonprofits and the importance of core values.…
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Christal Cherry joins the podcast as we celebrate Women's History Month and honor the countless contributions women have made and continue to make on the nonprofit community. In a wide ranging conversation, Christal and Greg discuss how nonprofits can welcome, honor, and elevate the voices of women throughout the organization.…
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Responsible fiscal management and financial oversight is critical to maintaining the public trust for nonprofits. Melissa Galasso joins the podcast to discuss important considerations for Board members in meeting their fiduciary duties with respect to organization finances. Melissa discusses the pivotal role of the Treasurer and shares practical in…
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The four-day work week has been getting a lot of attention these days. But is it all hype? Sean Kosofsky of Mind The Gap Consulting, LLC researched the four-day work week for 9 months before implementing a pilot at his national climate change nonprofit in 2022. Sean joins the podcast to discuss lessons learned and important tips for nonprofits inte…
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Kristina McKean has felt a deeply rooted kinship with animals for as long as she can remember. When she traveled through Thailand and witnessed baby elephants on the streets of Bangkok being exploited for money, she was devastated. She has successfully drafted petitions, protested circuses, and created social media campaigns to help amplify and spr…
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Hiring, developing, and retaining talent is vital to the success of nonprofits. Nevertheless, this persistent challenge can sometimes feel like an endless ride on the merry-go-round. Teri Beckman joins the podcast for a thoughtful discussion of the strategies, structures, and culture necessary to hire, develop, and retain your amazing staff.…
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One of the most challenging transitions for organizations occurs in the period after a new strategic plan has been approved when it is time to move into implementation. Head of School Alison Tyler and Board Chair Mary Stone join the podcast to discuss how organization and Board leaders can work together to ensure that the important work of planning…
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As the calendar turns to 2023, nonprofit leaders embrace the opportunities and confront the challenges of a dynamic, changing landscape. Ted Bilich, author of Managing Your Nonprofit For Resilience, joins the podcast to share insights for leaders as the enhance resilience within their organizations. We discuss an innovative approach to creating a r…
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Developing and driving strategic growth for your nonprofit requires a delicate balance of vision, programmatic goals, and the resources to attain them. Joshua Borenstein joins the podcast to discuss the importance of integrating funding strategy with your vision and programmatic goals.
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While gratitude is best expressed year-round, this time of year serves as a gentle reminder to thank those who have been meaningful in our lives. In this special podcast episode, Greg shares 4 tangible ways in which Board members and others can demonstrate their gratitude for the tremendous talent and value nonprofit leaders bring to the mission. W…
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Nonprofits have always been entrepreneurial, identifying and implementing creative ways to address systemic challenges. Increasingly, nonprofits are exploring social enterprises as a means to advance their mission while enhancing their sustainability. Marc Lane joins the podcast to discuss key considerations and effective strategies for nonprofits …
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One of the most costly expenses your nonprofit bears doesn't live on the balance sheet. Instead it is the high cost of IDK -- I don't know you. Jane Pfeiffer joins the podcast to discuss actionable ways in which you can better understand and communicate your organization's story to the community.
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Does your nonprofit build trust with the community and embody your core values through its financial practices? Alex Romero is a virtual CFO, experienced nonprofit Board member, and highly respected accountant. Alex joins the podcast to discuss sustainable impact for nonprofits through sound financial controls and strategies to promote transparency…
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Is self-care a part of your job description as a nonprofit leader? It should be! However you choose to care for yourself, it is important to prioritize this time both for your benefit and that of your team. Joe Duffy joins the podcast to discuss the importance of self-care, tips for integrating it into the culture of your organization, and strategi…
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In India, patients must pay upfront for medical treatment but not everyone can afford to do so. The Soondra Foundation believes that everyone deserves to see a doctor and therefore provides direct cash grants to people in India during medical emergencies, ensuring they remain healthy and do not sink deeper into poverty. Soondra Foundation CEO Dr. G…
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How many live auction items should you feature at your next gala? How can you develop an often under-utilized moneymaker for your event? What are best practices for building your guest list? Dean Crownover -- My Benefit Auctioneer -- has a track record of raising millions of fundraising dollars for his nonprofit clients with his popular Auctiontain…
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A strategic plan provides a critical roadmap for your organization to set goals and strategies to advance your mission. Equally important is the ability to take these high-level goals and strategies and operationalize them, developing concrete action plans for Board and staff members. Claire Crum of Calm Ops joins the podcast to discuss strategic m…
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Addressing complex issues begins with a recognition that these issues do not occur in isolation, but rather are often linked to other factors. One innovative nonprofit -- BOMA -- recognized the linkage between gender, extreme poverty, and climate change and sought to reverse the tragic cycle. BOMA’s mission is to provide the people & governments of…
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Have you ever felt as though the balance between your work life and home life is out of balance? We all have! Developing a healthy blend between work and home is both an individual challenge as well as an opportunity for leaders to establish an organizational culture that values an appropriate balance. Gilda VanderHeyden joins Greg to share some ap…
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Nonprofits often address the most challenging and entrenched issues facing communities. Driving change requires promoting civic engagement and mobilizing supporters in a common vision. Aaron Hamlin of the Center for Election Science joins Greg to discuss approval voting and other tips for increasing civic engagement in communities.…
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Communication is the foundation of a healthy, thriving culture in nonprofit organizations. Periods of change can test our communication skills. Lizabeth Wesely-Casella joins Greg to discuss the value of clear communication in driving change, tips for reflecting on your own communication style, and strategies for promoting clear, concise, and though…
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Nonprofit organizations continuously evolve and adapt to changing times. One of the most visible evolutions in recent years has included a move to virtual or hybrid fundraising events. Anca Trifan, Founder of Tree-Fan Events, joins the podcast to discuss planning tips and strategies to execute successful virtual and hybrid fundraising events.…
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Fiscal sponsorship is growing in recognition and usage, with potential benefits for existing nonprofits as well as those with innovative projects. Andrew Schulman joins Greg to discuss all things fiscal sponsorship, including how to find a fiscal sponsor, the most common models used, and considerations when separating from a fiscal sponsor.…
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Continuous learning and curiosity are hallmarks of effective nonprofit leaders. Ensuring that nonprofit leaders have the tools and resources to thrive is essential to the success of the sector and our organizations. Mindy Muller joins Greg to discuss asynchronous learning and other professional development options and trends to benefit nonprofit le…
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Board engagement tends to ebb and flow over the course of a year. However, the resource and governance needs of nonprofits don't lessen. Sabrina Walker Hernandez joins Greg to discuss approaches to keep Board members appropriately engaged in governance and resource development throughout the year.
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We would all love to think that our data and our information is private and protected. For nonprofits, however, this is increasingly not the case. Charity fraud is on the rise and nonprofits are challenged to be proactive in their security measures. Rob Shavell, CEO and co-founder of DeleteMe, joins the podcast to discuss charity fraud -- who's tar…
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Inclusion is a core value for many nonprofit organizations. However, we all continually challenge ourselves to examine how we can ensure our places and events are truly inclusive for all. Dr. Daniela Ferdico of Sensory Access joins the podcast to discuss approaches to bring inclusivity and accessibility to the forefront, both for disabilities and c…
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While nonprofits across the country are confronting staffing challenges, opportunities exist to alter the way we approach these challenges and use this moment as an opportunity to fundamentally reimagine the relationship between our organization and our team. Dr. Cristina DiPietropolo and Dr. Vera Alves of Leader Essentials Group join the podcast t…
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At one time or another, we have all wondered... why won't our Board members do what we want them to do? Hardy Smith joins the podcast to discuss the common causes of Board member disengagement and how nonprofit and Board leaders can transform the Board experience into a dynamic and healthy partnership.…
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If there is one thing we could all use a bit more of right now, it is hope. Amidst countless challenges, there are many reasons for hope for nonprofit leaders. Mazarine Treyz joins Greg to discuss what gives her hope in 2022 and discusses tools to realize the promise that hope provides.
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