Entries for May 2018

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. 


Continue Reading
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.

Continue Reading
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.


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

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

Managing change is a critical competency for nonprofits, their staff leadership, and their boards. While organizational change is never easy, we have found frameworks such as the three highlighted here useful in making it more manageable for nonprofits for whom constant change is the new normal.

Continue Reading
Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: management, organizational culture, planning, social sector

Interview: Monica Sylvain, PhD, EVP, Chief Diversity Officer, IBERIABANK

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Interview: Monica Sylvain, PhD, EVP, Chief Diversity Officer, IBERIABANK

Monica Sylvain offers reflections on why a hallmark of her career is service to others, how empathy makes her a better leader, and her rationale for eating the same breakfast every day.

Continue Reading
Categories: Leadership
Tags: decision making, education, management, impact, vision