Entries for August 2018

An Interview with Linda Caradine-Poinsett, MJ, MBA, PhD, American College of Prosthodontists

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, August 29, 2018

An Interview with Linda Caradine-Poinsett, MJ, MBA, PhD, American College of Prosthodontists

Linda Caradine-Poinsett shares some gems on knowing when to walk away from a position, the two books that enhanced her skills to navigate organizational politics, and how mentorship changed her career trajectory in a powerful way.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: decision making, education, health, organizational culture, organizational structure, workplace

An Interview with Alicia Robinson, Senior Managing Director, Talent and Equity, Flamboyan Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, August 22, 2018

An Interview with Alicia Robinson, Senior Managing Director, Talent and Equity, Flamboyan Foundation

Alicia Robinson reflects on her career in “education reform,” why black and brown kids don’t have the same access or opportunity for no good reason, and her experience with racial healing.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: education, policy, impact, social justice, social sector

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

Lara Jakubowski // Monday, August 20, 2018

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

For organizations facing a financial crisis, strategic planning can seem like an impossible luxury. However, nonprofits that routinely find themselves maxing out a line of credit or scrambling to make payroll need to ask themselves some hard questions – and the process of answering those questions is what strategy is all about.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: business models, financial model, market awareness, planning, scale, strategy, sustainability

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