Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 011: 3 Key Factors in Board Improvement

This is a bonus episode – a moment with Mary. In this episode, Mary shares what her research and that of others has shown are three critical success factors for improving a board of directors. Some nonprofit leaders have little trouble articulating what they think should, or could, be better about their boards. But, even if you are one who knows where you want your board to go, the challenge may b…

Episode 010: Communication mistakes nonprofit leaders make

My guest for this episode is Theresa Kiernan. Theresa has over 20 years of corporate training experience. She is a consultant and coach in communications and leadership. Theresa has been an executive director in three nonprofits and a board member for several as well. She likes having fun and creating a safe environment where people can let down their guard. In this episode, we talk about communic…

Episode 009: Nonprofit and board life stages

My guest for this episode is Mike Burns. Mike began his career as an executive director of a community health center and now has over 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit manager. Since 1994 Mike has been an organizational development consultant and partner in BWB Solutions. Since 2017 Mike has been faculty in the University of New Haven’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. Mike’s consulting…

Episode 008: Addressing staff or board member conflicts of interest

This is a bonus episode – a moment with Mary. In this episode, Mary talks about how conflicts of interest come up in nonprofits – both with staff and board members and what to consider when addressing them.

Episode 007: An executive director’s view of the board’s value

Today’s guest is Suzanne St. John-Crane. Suzanne is the CEO of the American Leadership Forum which joins and strengthens diverse, cross-sector leaders to serve the common good. Suzanne has worked in community media for 24 years and has founded two community television stations. She has been an executive director for over 18 years. Suzanne has received over a dozen regional and national awards for…

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