Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 072: Three types of trust and the one to strive for

In this episode, Mary reviews three types of trust relevant to working relationships. She shares insights and findings from her research on the board chair/executive director relationship. 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 gr…

Episode 071: Tips to Help You Build Your Resilience

My guest for this episode is Kimmi Cantrell. Kimmi is an unrelenting optimist who is passionate about bringing love and light to the workplace. As Managing Director of Careers In Nonprofits, she spends her days connecting with nonprofit decision makers as well as job seekers, aiding both in finding solutions to their problems. Through her conversations with her team and those she serves, it has be…

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…

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