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54 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep 126: Creating 5-Star Special Events in the Virtual Age
In the spring of 2020, just like that, no more in person gatherings. A terrifying pandemic ignited the problem solver in you. You know? The attribute that led you to nonprofit leadership to begin with. Some folks approached the challenge with: “I guess I’ll have to take my event virtual.” Others went to the root: “I just have to think differently about how to meet the goals that a special event previously met.” Today, we’ll talk to folks who, for over 25 years, have been fueling nonprofit organizations in the Northeast by designing and executing five-star special events. I thought it would be helpful to all of you to hear what they saw in 2020 and how it shaped the future. Can social pressures and rewards be replicated in a virtual room ask? Our guests share specific case studies and the overall crucial elements to succeed in the planning and execution stages of a truly successful virtual event. Learn what barriers you can eliminate and what tools you can use to offer expanded visibility benefits to corporate sponsors. Plus some advice on embracing online events and learning how intimate virtual can actually be. About: Liz Page – In 1994, Liz established Liz Page Associates and combined her theatrical talent with a passion for the arts and human services. Under her leadership, LPA has built a reputation for producing special events for nonprofits and corporations that not only meet but exceed significant financial, marketing, and employee engagement goals. Liz and her team create signature experiences with unforgettable power and style to help organizations reach their next level of success and visibility. Amanda Harless – Since joining Liz Page Associates in 2001, Amanda has specialized in turning big ideas into detailed road maps that take clients from their vision to reality. She guides event design and fundraising strategy by partnering with corporate and nonprofit clients. Amanda began her career in Development and External Affairs at the YWCA Boston, helping produce the annual Women’s Leadership Event, a showcase of top female leaders in Greater Boston. Links Liz Page Associates Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership – 2nd Edition by Joan Garry Free Webinar: Tough Times, Tougher Nonprofits Your Nonprofit Life Podcast Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 126: Creating 5-Star Special Events in the Virtual Age (with Liz Page and Amanda Harless) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
19 minutes | 19 days ago
Ep 125: What Will You Carry Into 2021?
As we close out the most devastating year in my own lifetime, I have been thinking about the battles we fought. How many we lost to the war with COVID, what makes our society a community, and the role of racial and societal inequities even in surviving a pandemic. I do think it’s fair game to consider 2020 through the lens of war. By April of 2021, the CDC projects that American deaths from COVID will surpass the total American lives lost in World War II. And so what are the things WE will carry into this new year? It’s really quite a different question from the standard “what are your new year’s resolutions?” And so today I’d like to offer you my own reflections on the things I am carrying into 2021 and how they might help me navigate this new year. Perhaps my reflections will propel you to consider this question too. What are the things you will carry into 2021? Links Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership – 2nd Edition by Joan Garry Free Webinar: Tough Times, Tougher Nonprofits The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien The Antidote Your Nonprofit Life Podcast Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 125: What Will You Carry Into 2021? appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
53 minutes | a month ago
Ep 124: The 5 Giving Trends That Will Define Online Fundraising (with Scot Chisholm)
For decades I have worried that nonprofit leaders don’t have what they need, have no time for professional development, and about how nonprofits raise money. Over the past year, this last worry was exacerbated. From cancelled annual events to lack of robust individual giving programs, nonprofits had to overcome enormous challenges. This is an episode that explores what happened to giving when COVID-19 hit, but also new opportunities that 2020 made possible. In many cases, accelerated by the pandemic, nonprofits had a renewed focus on how to get online giving right. My guest today has helped empower nonprofits to raise over $2 billion dollars online through Classy, a social enterprise that helps nonprofits maximize their impact through a suite of world class online fundraising tools. Scot Chisholm started Classy as a passion project to raise money for a cancer society, and since then Classy has become one of the most successful online giving platforms available. Have a look at his crystal ball and the five giving trends he sees for 2021. I think you will really benefit from what he has learned and shared with us today. About Scot Chisholm Scot is the CEO & Co-Founder of Classy, a social enterprise that helps nonprofit maximize their impact through a suite of world class online fundraising tools. Since 2011, thousands of nonprofits have collectively raised over two billion dollars on the Classy platform, tackling social and environmental issues of every kind. Scot co-founded Classy when one of the largest cancer organizations in the country refused to accept the money he raised during a fundraising pub crawl held to honor his mom, a two-time breast cancer survivor. Scot was inspired to start Classy to make it easier for anyone to support a cause that’s meaningful to them, while at the same time making it easier for organizations to make lasting connections with the next generation of supporters. Classy is well known for its company culture and social enterprise business model that includes the Classy Awards, now the largest social impact award show in the country, its early support of the Pledge 1% movement, and its employee giving program called #Classy Gives. Most recently, Classy was San Diego Union-Tribune Top Workplace and Entrepreneur Best Company Cultures. Scot’s recent recognitions include and in Businessweek as one of the “Top 5 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.” Scot currently serves on the Leadership Council for the California Nature Conservancy, on the Board of Directors at Street Soccer USA and ASC San Diego and on the Advisory Board at Team Rubicon, having previously served a four-year term on the founding Board of Directors. Scot is a frequent speaker on social entrepreneurship, trends in giving, and the journey of scaling a startup-for-good. Past speaking appearances include Amazon’s Imagine A Better World Conference; TEDx; Dreamforce; SaaStr; Collision; SOCAP; AFP; Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC); and Inbound. Prior to Classy, Scot worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and helped create and lead their Lean Six Sigma practice on the west coast. Scot received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Links Classy Forbes article Moving from Words to Action The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never Want to Leave Nonprofits are Messy – 2nd edition Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 124: The 5 Giving Trends That Will Define Online Fundraising (with Scot Chisholm) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
63 minutes | a month ago
Ep 123: The Single Best Sign of a Healthy Nonprofit (with Carlos de la Rosa and Rosanne Siino)
Do you know the single best indicator of the health of a nonprofit? There is one KEY ingredient for a healthy nonprofit. And it’s even more important during a crisis. In this episode I talk with Carlos de la Rosa and Rosanne Siino, Executive Director and Board Chair of the Lindsay Wildlife Preserve. Hint: Notice I invited an E.D. AND a board chair on the podcast… The “co-pilots” of the organization. Carlos and Rosanne tell me all about the Preserve and in particular about the process of hiring Carlos as executive director. They also tell the story of how they were affected by Covid 19. On Friday the 13th of March 2020, everything was shutting down; Lindsay was closing the doors to the 100,000 people who support their mission. What structure, buffers, reserves, or relationships were in place that could (and did) sustain them through the ensuing months? My guests discuss how they used the down time to create opportunities for a sustainable future and tell us what allowed Lindsay Wildlife Preserve to not only survive, but thrive. About Dr. Carlos de la Rosa Dr. Carlos de la Rosa is an Aquatic Ecologist by training and a Conservation Biologist by practice. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and has recently been Adjunct Professor and Senior Researcher at the University of Costa Rica and the National University of Costa Rica, biodiversity advisor to the Organization of American States, the US Agency for International Development, and other organizations in the US and in Central and South America. Carlos has worked extensively in environmental education programs, sustainability issues, and conservation of wildlife and wildlands. He has led wildlife protection and conservation programs in California, Florida, and Central America and is committed to communicating to the public the urgency for a better relationship with nature and wildlife. Previously he served as Director of the La Selva Biological Station for the Organization of Tropical Studies, in Costa Rica; Chief Conservation and Education Officer for the Catalina Island Conservancy, in California, USA; Program Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida; Education Director for the Environmental Lands Division of Pinellas County, Florida; and Director of the Riverwoods Field Laboratory for the South Florida Water Management District, where he worked as a researcher in the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. Carlos is completing three new books exploring the natural history, ecology, restoration, and conservation of natural habitats within the cultural context in which they exist. His writings have been published in scientific journals as well as in popular media. His nature photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and in Costa Rica. “I am very excited to be part of this amazing organization. Developing a strong, positive, and nurturing relationship with nature and wildlife is one of the most important things that people can do to address many of our current environmental issues. And I can’t think of no better place to do this than at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.” About Rosanne Siino Rosanne Siino was among the founders of Netscape in the 1990s. She brings to the Lindsay Board the same creativity, “think big” attitude and positive energy that launched the first commercially successful web browser. After a long career in high-tech marketing, Rosanne received a doctorate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford, where she has been a lecturer/researcher since 2007. Rosanne teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in branding, leadership, and organizational dynamics, and consults with technology companies, startups, and nonprofits on effective teamwork, management and messaging. In addition to serving on the Board, Rosanne brought her love of animals and incredible teaching and communications skills to Lindsay as a volunteer wildlife educator for many years. Links https://lindsaywildlife.org/ Nonprofits are Messy – 2nd edition Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 123: The Single Best Sign of a Healthy Nonprofit (with Carlos de la Rosa and Rosanne Siino) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 122: How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Donor Retention (with Allison Fine and Beth Kanter)
This episode is about the future of philanthropy and the power of analytics to transform how we raise money. It’s about the role that artificial intelligence is starting to play in transforming philanthropy by reducing rote tasks and fueling donor retention. While we often talk about revenue increases year over year by looking at the cost of fundraising on each of our special events, what I have seen missing dozens of times is one key metric – donor retention! My guests today, Allison Fine and Beth Kanter are here to connect the dots for us and show us how AI is poised to reshape philanthropy by helping to identify prospects, match people to causes, and improve donor retention. We discuss ways to introduce AI into your current fundraising efforts and cover potential emotional obstacles to getting started. Allison and Beth co-authored The Networked Nonprofit and are long-time champions for tech use in the nonprofit sector. About Allison Fine Allison is among the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers and strategists on networked leadership and online activism. Over the past ten years, she has written three books, keynote conferences around the world, and coached hundreds of organizations. She is the author of Matterness: Fearless Leadership for a Social World, the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, and co-author with Beth Kanter of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit. In addition, she was the chair of the national board of NARAL: Pro-Choice America Foundation, founder of the Network of Elected Women, and most recently ran for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional District. About Beth Kanter Beth is an author, trainer, virtual facilitator, and internationally recognized thought leader in the nonprofit sector focusing on digital transformation and wellbeing in the workplace. She has over 35 years of providing capacity building programs for nonprofits and foundations. She named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation,” Beth is the co-author of the award winning Network Nonprofit books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. Her clients include Packard Foundation Resilience Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children, Counterpart International, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. Links The Networked Nonprofit Happy Healthy Nonprofit Matterness: Fearless Leadership for a Social World Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age www.bethkanter.org https://ai4giving.org/ Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 122: How to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Donor Retention (with Allison Fine and Beth Kanter) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 121: Creating a 5-Star Board Retreat (with Dolph Goldenburg)
While I believe deeply in board retreats, I also believe they are often a big fat missed opportunity. How come? For starters, lack of clarity about the why. Lack of understanding about how outside support can help bring out the best in the group. No clear action items. And when there are action items, often the retreat ends with a list of things that should happen but no accountability mechanism for how to make them happen. Leaving you with the same retreat agenda next time around. Struggling nonprofits rely on boards more than ever for expertise, growing reach, and influence so it’s really important to build strong boards. Today’s guest, Dolph Goldenburg, helps do just that. He and I discuss our views on why boards matter, when to have a retreat, how retreats have gone virtual, and what it takes to make a retreat a home run. Dolph Goldenburg has experience as a nonprofit CEO, interim CEO, he has years of fundraising experience and he has written a bunch of grants resulting in millions of dollars. His consulting practice focuses on board development, strategic planning and executive transitions. About Dolph Goldenburg Dolph is recognized as a leader within the nonprofit sector who has a track record of guiding organizations through leadership transitions, strategic planning and board development. He started Successful Nonprofits in 2014 to provide consulting, podcasting and publishing services that strengthen the nonprofit sector. His clients have included large nonprofits like Sheltering Arms and HOPE Atlanta and also small but mighty nonprofits like the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and Zebra Coalition. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Goldenburg was a successful nonprofit CEO for 12 years with a demonstrated history of leading organizations to financial stability and growth. As a CEO, Goldenburg helped organizations transform deficits into healthy surpluses, increase fund balances, dramatically expand services, and increase revenue. In addition to extensive CEO experience, Goldenburg also has more than a decade of fundraising experience, which includes soliciting six -figure gifts and writing millions of dollars in funded grant proposals. Goldenburg holds a masters degree in public administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree in social work from Georgia State University. In his free time, Dolph: Hosts the Successful Nonprofits Podcast (because when you own the company, you get to be the host) Has trekked on six of the seven continents (if you count New Zealand as part of the Australian continent. He is planning a trek to Antarctica next year for his 50th birthday) Is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (and has taken second place in his division at the Pan American Championships three times – which means he’s lost the title match three times – to the same person!) and Reads about half a book a week (because his guilty pleasure is not finishing the vast majority of books he reads). Links Build Supercharged Boards Successful nonprofits Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 121: Creating a 5-Star Board Retreat (with Dolph Goldenburg) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
12 minutes | 3 months ago
Turn Your Impatience to Your Heroic Pursuits
I don’t like it at all when things are not OK. Not in my family. Not in my country. Oh, sure we all knew it would be messy. It’s 2020 after all. But some of us might have been hoping that after such a long year of uncertainty, at least knowing who the next president was on the morning after the election would provide some comfort. As Mr. Rogers would say… I like to be told If it’s going to hurt, If it’s going to be hard, If it’s not going to hurt. I like to be told. I like to be told. Well, I realize the 8-year-old trapped inside me is very impatient and wants to know but the 63-year-old is reminding me that I have a role in how it all turns out and that there is only so much I can do right now. And so, as we await the outcome, I would like to encourage you to turn your impatience toward your heroic pursuits. After all, there’s a reason you become a nonprofit superhero…. The post Bonus Episode: Turn Your Impatience to Your Heroic Pursuits appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 120: Raising the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders (with Charlotte Alter)
Boomers are aging out of nonprofit leadership in droves. Many started organizations post Vietnam and there is a huge impending leadership void in the sector that needs to be filled. Nonprofit boards tend to skew old and are distrusting of youth and “inexperience”. And so the cycle continues. So who will fill this void? How do we build a leadership pipeline? In May of 2017 Charlotte Alter, national correspondent at Time, heard President Trump’s speech on how the US was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. She looked up each person who advised him to do so and began to feel that the decisions being made were examples of the old eating the young. This took her on a journey to write her book. Today she takes us through the people, events and forces that she believes have shaped the political thinking of the rising generation of leaders in America. We discuss how today’s leaders differ from yesterday’s and what we might do to nurture millennial leadership. About Charlotte Alter Charlotte Alter is a national correspondent at TIME covering the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections, women in politics and youth social movements. Her first book The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America was released in February. Links The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America Greta Thuneberg article The School Shooting Generation has had Enough Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 120: Raising the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders (with Charlotte Alter) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 119: Your First 90 Days as an Executive Director (with Michael Watkins)
The first 90 days on the job. You might think this podcast is for someone on their very first day as a new nonprofit executive director. But I want you to think broader than that. What steps can be taken to ensure success and begin the process of crafting your legacy as a leader, even BEFORE you take on a new role? In this episode, Michael Watkins, author of “The First 90 Days” (named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time!) shares key strategies to a successful transition. What are the typical pitfalls and what must a leader really get right in the first three months? Does anything change if you arrive during a crisis, like say… a global pandemic? Learn the key principles a leader can use to help an organization succeed and thrive, and also what might thwart their success. Michael Watkins is THE expert on this topic, and I could not be more excited to have him on the podcast. About Michael Watkins Michael Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy based in Boston Massachusetts, specializing in transition acceleration for leaders, teams and organizations, where he coaches C-level executives of global organizations. He is also Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School and was recently ranked among the top fifty management thinkers globally by Thinkers50. He has spent the last two decades working with executives – both corporate and public – as they craft their legacies as leaders. Watkins is author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, which The Economist referred to as “The Onboarding Bible.” With over a million copies sold in English and translations in 24 languages, The First 90 Days is the classic reference for leaders in transition and a standard resource for leading change. Amazon named it one of its top 100 business books of all time. Prior to joining IMD, Watkins was an adjunct professor at INSEAD, and an associate professor at the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While on the faculty of these institutions, he designed and taught world-class programs for high- potential leader development, corporate diplomacy, and strategic negotiation. He is the author of eleven books and numerous articles on leadership and negotiation. In the field of leadership these include Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days (HBR Press 2019), Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiating (HBS Press 2006) and Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Avoid Them (HBS Press 2004). Predictable Surprises was named one of the best business books of 2004 by Strategy + Business and won the 2006 annual Kulp-Wright Award from The American Risk and Insurance Association. He is also the author of numerous Harvard Business Review articles, including “How Insider CEOs Succeed” (2020), “Initiative Overload” (2018), “Onboarding Isn’t Enough” (2017), “Leading the Team You Inherit” (2016), “It’s All About Day One” (2013), “How Managers Become Leaders” (2012), “Picking the Right Transition Strategy” (2009), “The Leadership Team: Complementary Strengths or Conflicting Agendas” (2007), and “The Successor’s Dilemma” (2000). Originally from Canada, Michael Watkins received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, did graduate work in law and business at the University of Western Ontario, and completed his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences at Harvard University. Links Michael Watkins – First 90 Days Genesis Advisers Michael Watkins on LinkedIn How Managers Become Leaders (HBR) www.genesisadvisers.com Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership Second Edition– Joan Garry Who Needs an Executive Coach? Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep 119: Your First 90 Days as an Executive Director (with Michael Watkins) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 118: The Growing Charitable Movement That's Raised a Billion Dollars (with Sara Lomelin)
When one person makes a donation to a nonprofit, they can make a difference for one organization. Now imagine that you gathered with a group of friends, relatives, colleagues pooling resources, sharing ideas and expertise to make a much larger collective impact in your community. This is called a giving circle. And it turns out that giving circles are fueling the world of modern philanthropy in a big way. Huge. How huge? Try 1.3 billion dollars over the past 20 years. Like I said, huge. Philanthropy Together, a national initiative with a mission to diversify and democratize philanthropy, is led by my guest, Sara Lomelin. By strengthening and scaling the power of giving circles, she and her team are working to challenge the narrative that suggests you need to be a billionaire to be a philanthropist. Each spring and fall, Philanthropy Together hosts Launchpad, a virtual, interactive leadership training program that helps launch giving circles for a diverse group of community leaders from across the country. Are giving circles the future of philanthropy? And how can you tap into this growing movement? Let’s find out. About Sara Lomelin Sara Lomelin is a connector of people and ideas, a relationship builder, and a firm believer that everyone can be a philanthropist. As the executive director of Philanthropy Together, the first organization dedicated to strengthening and scaling the collective giving movement nationally, she is working to diversify and democratize philanthropy by creating the infrastructure and information-sharing needed for the giving circle model to flourish in ALL communities. Prior to Philanthropy Together, Sara served as senior director of leadership philanthropy at Opportunity Fund, the largest nonprofit lender in the United States. Previously at the Latino Community Foundation, Sara served as vice president of Philanthropy for seven years and brought her high-energy approach to creating the Latino Giving Circle Network, which she helped grow to become the largest network of Latinx philanthropists in the U.S. that support Latino-led organizations. She has been featured in Forbes, Amplifier and also participated in panels hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Hispanics in Philanthropy and more. Sara graduated with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and received her Administration and Management Certificate from Harvard University, where she also earned the prestigious Katie Y. F. Yang Prize. Links Inside Philanthropy Launchpad Philanthropy Women: Liveblog of WPI: How Giving Circles Diversify Philanthropy Philanthropy Women: Enrolling now: Launchpad, a Giving Circle Incubator Amplifier Ms.Magazine Joan Garry’s Instagram Explore the Nonprofit Leadership Lab Joan’s Book: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits Are Messy Music by Jukebox the Ghost Voiceover Work by Cindy Cap Solutions The post Ep. 118: The Growing Charitable Movement That’s Raised a Billion Dollars (with Sara Lomelin) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 117: The Hunt for Great Board Members (with Robert Acton and Lalita Badinehal)
If you’ve ever had trouble finding great board members, or getting them ready to serve your organizations at a high level, you’ll want to listen to this episode. The post Ep 117: The Hunt for Great Board Members (with Robert Acton and Lalita Badinehal) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 116: The Most Important Piece of Diversity Work: Belonging (with Neha Sampat)
My journey through the world is highly enriched by the diversity of folks around me. The post Ep 116: The Most Important Piece of Diversity Work: Belonging (with Neha Sampat) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 115: Taking Nonprofits From Good to Great – Part 2 (with Jim Collins)
In this episode, Jim Collins and I continue to explore the question of why some organizations thrive in uncertainty and chaos and others do not. Quite timely! The post Ep 115: Taking Nonprofits From Good to Great – Part 2 (with Jim Collins) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 114: What If Fundraising De-Emphasized the Donor? (with Vu Le and Michelle Muri)
There are those who believe that the donor-centric fundraising model may be perpetuating the very inequity we seek to address in the nonprofit sector. The post Ep 114: What If Fundraising De-Emphasized the Donor? (with Vu Le and Michelle Muri) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 113: Taking Nonprofits From Good to Great - Part 1 (with Jim Collins)
My guest today, best selling author Jim Collins, literally wrote the book on how to navigate a path from good to great and I could not be more excited to have him on the podcast! The post Ep 113: Taking Nonprofits From Good to Great – Part 1 (with Jim Collins) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
38 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 112: What Foundations Are Thinking Right Now (with Caryl M. Stern)
So many nonprofits are struggling. Facing crises that are existential. I wanted to know what funders, especially foundations, are thinking at this time. The post Ep 112: What Foundations Are Thinking Right Now (with Caryl M. Stern) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 111: Once Upon a Time There Was a Fundraiser Who… (with Dan Portnoy)
Just for a moment, imagine what it would mean for your organization if you could double your online fundraising next year. The post Ep 111: Once Upon a Time There Was a Fundraiser Who… (with Dan Portnoy) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 109: How to Have a Difficult Conversations - Part 2
Accepting criticism is an important leadership skill. But how might we exercise that skill when it feels off base, unfair, or poorly delivered? The post Ep 110: How to Have Difficult Conversations – Part 2 (with Sheila Heen) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 109: How to Have a Difficult Conversation - Part 1
How do you build the muscle to make sure difficult conversations go well? What might you not be aware of that could change everything? The post Ep 109: How to Have Difficult Conversations – Part 1 (with Sheila Heen) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 108: Starting a New CEO Job in the Heat of a Pandemic
Imagine you start a new CEO job at a wonderful nonprofit. And then a pandemic hits. Changes things just a bit, right? That's what happened to my guest. The post Ep 108: A New CEO Job Starts in the Heat of a Pandemic (with Ellen LaPointe) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
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