Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

Doug Green // Thursday, July 12, 2018

Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

When it comes to involvement in fundraising there are a number of near constants: Nearly all board members want to be helpful, most staff members think their board members aren’t doing enough, and there is a general air of dissatisfaction surrounding the whole fundraising enterprise. What’s a leader to do?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, fundraising

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 10, 2018

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Miecha Forbes reflects on why her guiding light leads her to take a chance on potential, how she challenges bias in the world of recruiting, and why she considers herself a perpetual builder.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, human resources, management, organizational culture

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

La Piana Consulting // Monday, July 02, 2018

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

It may be that your current culture is well aligned with your organizational strategy. If so, fantastic! But if, like many organizations, you find a disconnect that’s keeping you from being more effective, it might be time for some culture work....

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management
Tags: implementation, innovation, organizational culture, strategy, vision

An Interview with Crystal German, Prosperity Labs

Makiyah Moody // Monday, June 25, 2018

An Interview with Crystal German, Prosperity Labs

Crystal German explores whether we are tilting at windmills, why data is far from objective, and what it looks like to own her space.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, , demographics, economy, financial model, networks,

An Interview with Michell Speight, Race Forward

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An Interview with Michell Speight, Race Forward

Michell Speight offers insights about why you need to be a whole person to bring the best to every situation, the impact of mentorship, and how her pursuit of happiness as a Black woman is a radical act.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, diversity, education, fundraising, grantmaking, social justice

An Interview with Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, Pahara Institute

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, June 13, 2018

An Interview with Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, Pahara Institute

Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, an extremist for love creating equity for true transformation, shares how faith in action exemplifies her life, why cultural humility is so important, and why community building fortifies us all.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cohorts, collaboration, community, diversity, education, learning communities, networks, organizational culture, organizational learning, organizational structure, social justice, social sector, vision

Leading Across Boundaries: A Conversation with GNOF’s Andy Kopplin

Makiyah Moody // Friday, June 08, 2018

Leading Across Boundaries: A Conversation with GNOF’s Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin reflects on the power of partnership between philanthropy and the public sector; the work required to create a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all; and GNOF’s markers of success.

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Categories: Foundations
Tags: collaboration, funders, fundraising, government, grantmaking, philanthropy, politics, policy

An Interview with Michele Mason, Newark Charter School Fund

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, May 29, 2018

An Interview with Michele Mason, Newark Charter School Fund

Michele Mason offers advice for disarming naysayers, shares how coaches help elevate performance in all dimensions of her life, and explains why we must stay hungry to get to the next level. 


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, education, politics, policy, social justice, vision

Succession Planning and Mentoring Emerging Leaders: Personal Perspectives

Melissa Mendes Campos // Thursday, May 24, 2018

Succession Planning and Mentoring Emerging Leaders: Personal Perspectives

Succession planning is essential, but how to capture and share the accumulated knowledge and experience of so many late-career nonprofit executives? In this post, we share some personal perspectives on passing the torch to a new generation of leaders.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership, Trends
Tags: coaching, executive transition, generational shift, human resources, organizational learning, planning

An Interview with Keisha Smith, MEd, PhD, The Data Center

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 16, 2018

An Interview with Keisha Smith, MEd, PhD, The Data Center

Keisha Smith offers her insights on the importance of community, the necessity of defining yourself for yourself, and why she hopes more Black women truly commit to supporting Black women in authentic, unconditional ways.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, organizational learning
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