Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 037: Board Committees: board capacity and principles to consider

In this episode I share some insights about how form follows function applies to how board committees are formed and how board member capacity comes into play. Establishing strategic goals for the board and, following that, a structure – i.e., committees – to lead achievement of those goals can glaringly reveal whether or not the board really has the capacity to use that structure – in other words…

Episode 036: Tips you can use from adult learning theory

My guest for this episode is Dr. Renee Rubin Ross. Renee has over 20 years’ experience in education – including teaching, serving as director of a religious school and conducting research in schools. From 2011 to 2014, Ross served as a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, which distributes ~$20 million yearly in Jewish education. She  left the Foundation to move to the “other side of the…

Episode 035: Trends in Fundraising

My guest today for this episode is Beth Williams. Beth has worked in the non-profit sector since 1994. Her experience includes fundraising, special event planning and program development.  Beth earned her professional designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2010 and has worked as a fundraiser for a variety of nonprofits including hospice, foster care and the county hospital. She…

Episode 034: Know your 3 legal duties?

This is a bonus episode with me. I have found that many board members have not been oriented to their 3 legal duties. These duties apply personally to anyone serving as a director of a corporation (nonprofit or for-profit) board. In this podcast I discuss not only the duties themselves but the implications for board members. Executive directors need to understand these duties too and be sure board…

Episode 33: Experiencing change

My guest for this episode is Emily Sterling. Emily Sterling has served as a strategic thought partner to thousands of innovative and influential philanthropists, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, boards, corporations, and governments for over 25 years. Emily is the Founder & CEO of Olive Grove Collective, a Silicon Valley based firm that works internationally. Emily and I talk a…

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