An Interview with Raël Nelson James, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bridgespan

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An Interview with Raël Nelson James, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Bridgespan

Raël Nelson James knows the importance of maintaining relationships and keeping in touch. In this interview, she shares which book she considers a "testament to the resiliency of Black people," lifts up philanthropy’s inescapable connection to the origination of wealth and wealth inequality, and explains why she doesn’t spin her wheels trying to convince people that racism is real.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, diversity, networks, organizational culture, social justice, social sector

An Interview with Indira Henard, Executive Director, DC Rape Crisis Center

Makiyah Moody // Friday, August 10, 2018

An Interview with Indira Henard, Executive Director, DC Rape Crisis Center

Naming that it’s lonely at the top, Indira Henard reveals what keeps her in the fight for women’s rights and how she turns crisis into opportunity.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, decision making, human services, networks, social sector

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

Scott Cotenoff // Monday, August 6, 2018

Old Ways Won't Open New Doors

How do we create a culture that encourages and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and other deep organizational change? Scott Cotenoff, Partner, shares observations, reflections, and actions nonprofits can take to open new doors.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: accountability, diversity, organizational culture, vision, workplace

An Interview with Shereen Williams, Charter Board Partners

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 31, 2018

An Interview with Shereen Williams, Charter Board Partners

A teacher through and through, Shereen Williams reveals why teaching is the foundation for her life’s work, how she keeps board members focused on those who are most impacted by the issues, and why her Peloton bike is staple to her self-care.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: board development, capacity building, nonprofit consulting

An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Aimée Eubanks Davis reflects on the milestones that prepared her to found and lead, Braven, an organization that empowers promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: coaching, cross-sector, diversity, education, generational shift, social justice, private sector

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

Doug Green // Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

No matter how much we want every board member to be all-in on fundraising, it may be that what you need to build to actually get money in the door is a fundraising Dream Team. And, you may need to look beyond your board to make it happen.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, committee structure, donors, fund deveopment, fundraising, resources

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 18, 2018

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Akaya Windwood illuminates why planning is nonsense, the role UC Berkeley played in her radicalization, and how she maneuvers in a world not set up for Black women’s authenticity.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, coaching, decision making, social justice, vision

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 2, 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
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