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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Categories: Leadership

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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Categories: Leadership

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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Categories: Leadership

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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Categories: Leadership

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

La Piana Consulting // Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leadership Transitions and Organizational Change

Sweeping changes brought by leadership transitions could send the sector reeling, or be a catalyst for creative strategic responses — it’s how we prepare that will make the difference.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership, Trends

An Interview with Sherece West-Scantlebury, President & CEO, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, April 4, 2018

An Interview with Sherece West-Scantlebury, President & CEO, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Sherece West-Scantlebury shares how she navigates challenging times by leading with grace and why she rejects the view that poverty is a character flaw.

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Categories: Leadership

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

La Piana Consulting // Monday, April 2, 2018

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

Five questions to help you get your organizational strategy in shape for spring.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
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