Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 147: Agreements that make meetings effective

In this episode, Mary discusses meeting ground rules – or rules of engagement. These are the agreements that make board meetings and other ongoing group meetings in your nonprofit more efficient and effective. Mary has over 40 years experience in the nonprofit sector: 26 as an executive and 18 as a board member. She knows your day-to-day challenges first hand and brings experience and expertise to…

Episode 146: Learn How an Executive Director is a “Weaver”

My guest for this episode is Kathy Cordova. Kathy Córdova, Executive Director of Recovery Café San Jose, is a longtime local nonprofit leader in Silicon Valley. She joined Recovery Café in January 2020 after having served as the Executive Director of Santa Maria Urban Ministry, an Episcopal-based food bank and educational center in a very low-income immigrant neighborhood. She previously worked in…

Episode 145: What You Need to Know to Cultivate DEI in Your Nonprofit

My guest for this episode is Dr. Gaye Lang is the president and founder of Workplace Restorative Practices, Inc. and Podcast Host of Workplace Diversity your workplace D.I.E.T. She has fifty years of experience in educational leadership cultural studies training and restorative practice, including her time with the White House as the Secretary of Education Regional Representative. Now, Dr. Lang wo…

Episode 144: Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations

My guest for this episode is Roberta Matuson. For more than 25 years, Roberta, president of Matuson Consulting has helped leaders in highly regarded companies, including General Motors, The Greater Boston Food Bank, and Microsoft, and small to medium-sized businesses, achieve the dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She’s the author of six books including, Ever…

Episode 143: An outline for your strategic plan

In this episode, Mary reviews an outline of what should go into your strategic plan document. She focuses on the principle of less is more. Mary has over 40 years experience in the nonprofit sector: 26 as an executive and 18 as a board member. She knows your day-to-day challenges first hand and brings experience and expertise to help you have the greatest possible impact. Be sure to subscribe to I…

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