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

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

Makiyah Moody // Friday, June 8, 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

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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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

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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Frameworks That Can Help Your Nonprofit Manage Change

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, May 8, 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.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership

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

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 2, 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.

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An Interview with Wanda Speight, Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, April 18, 2018

An Interview with Wanda Speight, Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Wanda Speight reflects on the value of self-determination and defining herself on her terms, the importance of mentorship, and why a supportive network can be a game changer.

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