My guest for this episode is Stephanie Minor. Stephanie is a veteran fundraising professional, nonprofit executive, and strategic development coach whose proven fundraising strategies have won big grants and gifts for important and impactful nonprofit causes. She joined NPO Centric as its Director in 2019, where she advances the work of nonprofits through capacity building and technical assistance.

Stephanie started her professional career as a communicator and social media strategist after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cal State San Bernardino. Through her own firm, Premiere Designs, LLC, she planned, developed, and executed successful integrated social media and website content strategies for a variety of clients, including organizations in the nonprofit sector.

In 2015, she was offered an opportunity to serve on the staff of Martha’s Village & Kitchen, one of the largest providers of homeless services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. As the director of development, she launched a successful $5 million capital campaign and became the executive vice president of the organization. She also won the “Best Pitch” award through the RAP Foundation’s 2018 Desert Fast Pitch competition for nonprofits. Through her powerful 3-minute pitch about the plight of homeless children in California, she was awarded a donation of $20,000 toward the creation of a space in the residential unit of Martha’s Village & Kitchen exclusively for homeless children.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • What are the challenges a nonprofit executive director faces?
  • How can you make a board more effective?
  • Why is self-care necessary in leadership?
  • What is the impact of board disengagement in an organization?
  • How should an executive director interact with board members?
  • Why is it important to set proper boundaries with the board?

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