An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Aimée Eubanks Davis reflects on the milestones that prepared her to found and lead, Braven, an organization that empowers promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: coaching, cross-sector, diversity, education, generational shift, social justice, private sector

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

Doug Green // Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Build a Fundraising Dream Team

No matter how much we want every board member to be all-in on fundraising, it may be that what you need to build to actually get money in the door is a fundraising Dream Team. And, you may need to look beyond your board to make it happen.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, committee structure, donors, fund deveopment, fundraising, resources

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 18, 2018

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Akaya Windwood illuminates why planning is nonsense, the role UC Berkeley played in her radicalization, and how she maneuvers in a world not set up for Black women’s authenticity.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, coaching, decision making, social justice, vision

Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

Doug Green // Thursday, July 12, 2018

Three Keys to Unlocking Board Participation in Fundraising

When it comes to involvement in fundraising there are a number of near constants: Nearly all board members want to be helpful, most staff members think their board members aren’t doing enough, and there is a general air of dissatisfaction surrounding the whole fundraising enterprise. What’s a leader to do?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance
Tags: board development, fundraising

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 10, 2018

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Miecha Forbes reflects on why her guiding light leads her to take a chance on potential, how she challenges bias in the world of recruiting, and why she considers herself a perpetual builder.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, human resources, management, organizational culture

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

La Piana Consulting // Monday, July 2, 2018

Culture Change in Three (Not-So-Simple) Steps

It may be that your current culture is well aligned with your organizational strategy. If so, fantastic! But if, like many organizations, you find a disconnect that’s keeping you from being more effective, it might be time for some culture work....

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Change Management
Tags: implementation, innovation, organizational culture, strategy, vision

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
Tags: collaboration, , demographics, economy, financial model, networks,

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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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, diversity, education, fundraising, grantmaking, social justice

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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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cohorts, collaboration, community, diversity, education, learning communities, networks, organizational culture, organizational learning, organizational structure, social justice, social sector, vision

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
Tags: collaboration, funders, fundraising, government, grantmaking, philanthropy, politics, policy
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