Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Three common roadblocks that crop up when nonprofit boards engage in diversity work, and some solutions and considerations to help you connect DEI efforts with your broader organizational strategy. 


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: board development, diversity, organizational culture, strategy

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, April 9, 2019

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Misha Charles, an outdoor aficionado, reflects on the leadership experiences that have defined her life, her approach to meaningful work, the restorative powers of nature, and why the success of mission-based organizations hinges upon the leadership of people of color, women, and marginalized communities.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, education, health, vision

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

Scott Cotenoff // Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

When organizations broaden their conception of “leadership” to extend beyond simply the people at the top of the org chart, they create an environment that values and includes the thinking of staff and helps advance the development of an engaging organizational culture. But what supports do such informal culture influencers, or "ambassadors," need to be successful?


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: implementation, organizational culture

An Interview with Candice C. Jones, President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, March 27, 2019

An Interview with Candice C. Jones, President & CEO, Public Welfare Foundation

Candice C. Jones has a calling. In this interview, she reflects on her leadership journey, moments of tension she has navigated, how she purposely takes up space, and why she is no longer apologizing.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, philanthropy

Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Financial Analysis When Contemplating a Nonprofit Merger

Nonprofits contemplating a merger or restructuring should be well-versed in these two types of financial analyses that can help inform and support their decisions and create a foundation for success.


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: decision making, financial model, implementation, mergers, planning, strategic restructuring, sustainability, integration, management services organization, parent subsidiary

An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 12, 2019

An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Christal M. Jackson has a heart for community and a vested interest in communities of color building wealth. In this interview, she shares what drives her work and why the disruption of the scarcity mindset benefits all of us.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, donors, networks, philanthropy, social entrepeneurship,

What Do You Read to Lead?

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

Marsha L. Semmel is a national museum leader and consultant who has spent much of her career exploring how cultural institutions can connect with their communities—and with one another—to achieve their missions. In this post, we interview her about her new book, Partnership Power, which offers a range of perspectives and real-world profiles that shed light on both the hard work and strategic payoff of collaboration.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, innovation, networks, organizational learning, social sector, strategic restructuring, strategy

An Interview with Soenda Howell, Principal, Charter School Growth Fund

Makiyah Moody // Monday, February 25, 2019

An Interview with Soenda Howell, Principal, Charter School Growth Fund

Soenda Howell reflects on her career highlights, her quest for equity and the upliftment of Black and Latinx communities, and why she has a “word ritual” that guides each year.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: decision making, diversity, education, philanthropy, social justice

An Interview with Tara Ranzy, Founder, The School of Life

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An Interview with Tara Ranzy, Founder, The School of Life

Tara Ranzy invites readers on her journey of self-discovery and offers insights into how she clarified her purpose.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: education, social justice, vision

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

With rapid change so ubiquitous across the sector, it can be constructive to think about what is still working, what is essential to organizational identity, and what can serve as a solid foundation for flexible strategy.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management
Tags: innovation, strategy
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