Leadership

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Jennifer Jones Austin leverages her faith-based roots in policy and advocacy work by using her seat at the table – not just being happy to be there – to speak truth to power. FPWA provides management assistance, capacity building, and advocacy services to nearly 200-member agencies and churches throughout New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, community, human services, networks, vision

An Interview with Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, October 25, 2018

An Interview with Charnella Derry, Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Charnella Derry reflects on the moment when she began to live her life with purpose, why she’s not tricked by ‘quick fixes,’ and why having Black women at the table when decisions are being made is critical to an equal and inclusive future.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, education, organizational learning

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Melissa Mendes Campos // Sunday, October 21, 2018

Great Teams Hold Each Other Accountable

Are you just "going along to get along," or are you committed to doing the work of an effective team?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Leadership
Tags: accountability, human resources, management, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker, Raymond Whittaker Design

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 17, 2018

An Interview with Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker, Raymond Whittaker Design

Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker reflects on her rich experiences at the intersection of policy and education and the lessons learned along the way on her journey to self-discovery, self-mastery, and co-creating a good world for us.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, community, evaluation, funders, grantmaking, networks, organizational structure, philanthropy, research, social sector, strategy

An Interview with Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 10, 2018

An Interview with Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

Eva Paterson opens up about her journey as a civil rights lawyer, why working in coalitions is like herding cats, and how she remains a force for good in this moment of Trumpism.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: accountability, advocacy, collaboration, government, politics, public sector, social justice, vision

An Interview with Lauren Casteel, President and CEO, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Makiyah Moody // Monday, October 1, 2018

An Interview with Lauren Casteel, President and CEO, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Lauren Casteel shares how a mountaintop taught her more about leadership than any book and why she is willing to take chances on young people.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: civic engagement, education, generational shift, grantmaking

An Interview with Camille Cyprian, Director of Program Strategy and DEI, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 26, 2018

An Interview with Camille Cyprian, Director of Program Strategy and DEI, Minnesota Council on Foundations

With a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion and healing, Camille Cyprian’s journey to self-care and community building undergird her professional and personal pursuits. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: coaching, community, cross-sector, health, learning communities, networks, philanthropy, resources

Change Management Means Changing Management

La Piana Consulting // Monday, September 24, 2018

Change Management Means Changing Management

One of the ways we must challenge ourselves in managing organizational change is to be willing to rethink power and participation in the management of our own organizations.

 

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: demographics, diversity, human resources, management, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy, sustainability, vision, workplace

An Interview with Alli Myatt, COO, Teaching Trust

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An Interview with Alli Myatt, COO, Teaching Trust

In terms of career, there’s value in picking the right role for right now. Alli Myatt shares highlights along her career trajectory that exposed her to multiple pathways and reminds us how not internalizing microaggressions has helped her to thrive.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, management, organizational structure, social sector, workplace

An Interview with Lucy Castillo, Chief Governance and Equity Officer, Charter Board Partners

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 12, 2018

An Interview with Lucy Castillo, Chief Governance and Equity Officer, Charter Board Partners

Lucy Castillo reflects on some of the milestones on her journey to self – speaking reality to power, self-acceptance, finding balance – and why her “amen corner” is crucial.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: diversity, education, innovation, strategy
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