Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 068: Create a board accountability process

An important element of board culture is the agreements board members have about how to hold each other accountable.  Most boards haven’t created explicit agreements about accountability. So, when there is a clear need to do something about a disengaged or absent board member what happens?  Avoidance, procrastination . . .  If you have a disengaged or disruptive board member having an accountabili…

Episode 070: Nonprofit work in community development: why it matters and how one leader started

My guest for this episode is Alex Shoor. Alex is a community advocate driven by two interconnected goals: make Silicon Valley more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable, as well as make government as responsive, cost-efficient, and innovative as possible. Alex is the co-founder and Executive Director of Catalyze SV (Silicon Valley), a nonprofit organization striving to better engage the community in…

Episode 069: The generosity crisis: responsive fundraising as the answer

My guest for this episode is Gabe Cooper. Gabe was a fundraiser for over 15 years. He is the Founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, a SaaS CRM and Marketing platform helping charities increase their impact. He is also the founder of Brushfire Interactive and co-founder of Shotzoom Software. Gabe has a true passion for creating market-defining software and helping charities re-imagine generosity. Af…

Episode: 067: An experienced Interim Executive shares tips for success

My guest for this episode is Jane Garthson. Jane has operated her consulting firm since 1992 from Toronto, Canada, serving Canadian charities, NGOs, professional and industry associations and government agencies, providing a whole array of services relevant for nonprofit leaders of all kinds. Before that, Jane was a senior manager in six ministries of the Ontario government. Jane is dedicated to c…

Episode 066: What’s your story? Two key elements of a good story.

My guest for this episode is Lynn Sanders. Lynn is a Story Empowerment Expert and Founder of Difference Makers Media, with a mission to help cause-driven entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and nonprofit leaders tell their stories effectively to build their impact, make a difference and grow their revenue.  Lynn has worked with nonprofit organizations for 20 years as a publicity and marketing consult…

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