Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 060: Ways the board chair and CEO partner in a crisis

This is a bonus episode–a moment with Mary. In this episode I respond to an inquiry I received from a board chair asking what her role should be during a crisis. I had some suggestions all of which were prefaced by how important being in partnership with the CEO is for all of them. I discuss supporting the CEO in specific communications with both the staff and the board. Another key tip is to ens…

Episode 059: Fundraising stuck? Plateaued? Tips for getting unstuck

My guest for this episode is Sherry Quam Taylor. Sherry has over 13 years’ experience with nonprofits: as a volunteer, staff, and on boards. Sherry has had her own business helping nonprofits for eight years. She teaches nonprofit leaders how to pivot from small-dollar donations to securing larger, investment-level donations so they can finally fund their missions. The leaders she works with are e…

Episode 058: Safety in the workplace-especially in a crisis

My guest for this episode is Michelle Mendoza. Michelle’s Human Resources career spans more than 20 years – with large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Intuit, Cadence Design Systems and KLA Tenor. Michelle has 15 years of experience working with non-profits, including spending over a year as a HR Manager at a non-profit before starting her own business, Connect to HR. Since 2010, she h…

Episode 057: What’s executive coaching? Is it for you?

My guest for this episode is John Baird. John’s passion for bringing strong leadership and culture building skills to early stage ventures resulted in the founding (with Ben Tauber) of the Velocity Group in 2015. John is currently the Senior Partner and Board Chair at Velocity. He and Managing Partner Edward Sullivan have positioned Velocity as the “go to” coaching firm for early stage companies b…

Episode 056: Don’t leave your nonprofit career to chance

My guest for this episode is Matt Hugg. Over his 30-year career,  Matt has held management and fundraising positions at the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College, and the University of the Arts. Matt teaches fundraising, management, and marketing at a number of graduate programs and corporation, online, and in person in the United States, Afri…

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