Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 14: Evaluating the Executive Director

We all know that effective leadership requires clarity of expectations and feedback on an ongoing basis helping people know how they are doing. It is disconcerting that the anecdotal information is that many executive directors don’t get evaluated. Without a defined evaluation process, the executive director has no real structure in place for ongoing performance/professional development feedback.

Episode 013: Your Board’s Role in Fundraising

My guest for this episode is Ellen Bristol. Ellen founded Bristol Strategy Group in 1995 after a 20-year career in corporate sales. She quickly transitioned to the nonprofit sector, where she has become a thought leader in fundraising management and now has over 20 years experience. Ellen created the SMART Way™, a training and consulting solution that improves fundraising results and produc…

Episode 012: HR Mistakes Nonprofits Should Avoid

My guest today is Karen Mathews Radau. Karen is deeply experienced in human resources consulting, organizational development, and executive coaching. Many nonprofits are unable to have even part-time staff dedicated to human resources management. I know from my own experience how valuable it can be to have someone to call for consultation and reassurance you are making the right decisions. We disc…

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…

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