An Interview with Dr. Mahalia Hines, President, Common Ground Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An Interview with Dr. Mahalia Hines, President, Common Ground Foundation

Dr. Mahalia Hines shares words of wisdom for the next generation of leaders, reflects on the leader’s role in creating an organizational or team culture, and lifts up the importance of faith and friendship.

 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, education

An Interview with Tulaine Montgomery, Managing Partner, New Profit

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Interview with Tulaine Montgomery, Managing Partner, New Profit

Join us for this absorbing interview with Tulaine Montgomery, who shares many of her career highlights and inspirations, philosophy on self-care, and lessons learned from working at the intersection of philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, systems, and social change.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, innovation, philanthropy, social entrepeneurship

An Interview with Vernetta Walker, VP Programs and Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, March 7, 2018

An Interview with Vernetta Walker, VP Programs and Chief Governance Officer, BoardSource

"Know your strength. Own your power. Pursue your purpose." This fourth interview in the series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership features Vernetta Walker of BoardSource, whose comments beautifully model the importance of reflection and self-awareness to grow and be effective as a leader.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, diversity, organizational culture

An Interview with Ify Walker of Offor Walker Group

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, February 27, 2018

An Interview with Ify Walker of Offor Walker Group

In this third interview in the series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership, Ify Walker describes instances of "taking back her time," navigating tensions between values and career, the importance of surrounding yourself with people who support you, and more.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: education, fund deveopment, management, workplace, private sector

An Interview with Tenicka Boyd

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An Interview with Tenicka Boyd

This second interview in the series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership features Tenicka Boyd, who shares insights from her leadership journey, books that have informed her social justice work, and words of inspiration for others.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, education, policy, social justice, workplace

An Interview with Tyra Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 14, 2018

An Interview with Tyra Mariani, Executive Vice President, New America

In this first interview in our series Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership, we talk with Tyra Mariani about her career journey, what she has learned about being a successful leader, and what inspires and sustains her in her work.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership
Tags: advocacy, cross-sector, decision making, workplace

New Blog Series to Begin This Month

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New Blog Series to Begin This Month

Black & Bold: Perspectives on Leadership is a new interview series amplifying the voices of Black women in the social sector and their leadership journeys. Beginning February 14, this series is created and curated by Makiyah Moody as an act of resistance to the fallacy of white supremacy and a creative opportunity to connect people who are curious about the shared experiences of others.

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Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

When we asked readers what would make their current strategic plans more useful, roughly one-third expressed the need to do better at keeping the strategy alive on an ongoing basis. In this post, two organizations share how they are keeping their strategies front-and-center in their daily work.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: accountability, decision making, implementation, management, planning, strategy

What to Expect from Nonprofit Business Planning: An Inside Look

Melissa Mendes Campos // Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What to Expect from Nonprofit Business Planning: An Inside Look

Why should nonprofits even care about business planning? What are some of the pitfalls? What are the payoffs? In this post, we talk with two of our expert team members about how business planning for nonprofits can be not only practical but powerful, delivering meaningful value in ways you might not even expect.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Business Planning
Tags: business models, coaching, financial model, fund deveopment, funders, planning, strategy

Make "Big Bets" Better Bets with Business Planning for Grantees

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Make "Big Bets" Better Bets with Business Planning for Grantees

As the importance of bold grantmaking continues to grow, business planning offers a tool for funders and nonprofits to inform decision making and set the stage for success.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Business Planning
Tags: business models, capacity building, funders, grantmaking, philanthropy, planning
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