Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 117: Founder and CEO Co-exist in Unique Executive Transition Plan

My guest today is Christa Gannon. Christa is the Founder of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. (“FLY”). As a Stanford Law student in 1995, Christa volunteered with boys who were faced with spending most of their teenage years, and for some their entire lives, behind bars. She asked them what would prevent other youth from ending up like them, and their ideas became the basis for FLY. In 1998, Christa…

Episode 116: Three C’s of Strategy and How Creativity Fits In

My guest for this episode is Karla Raines. Karla is an accomplished strategist serving purpose-driven organizations in dynamically competitive industries. Her commitment to mastering the art of strategy led her to a career-defining eureka moment. Her “aha” moment in 2018 occurred when she saw something she’d never seen before. The experience crystallized her intuitive process and inspired her to r…

Episode 115: 4 Tips For Building Your Connections With Board Members

In this episode, Mary shares our key factors we know influence the board/executive relationship: executive assets, communication, managing roles and expectations, and alignment. She defines each of those and how they come into play in your relationship building. She goes into much more depth about these and more in her book:  Love Your Board! The Executive Directors’ Guide To Discovering The Sourc…

Episode 114: How to Talk Across the Racial Divide and More!

The guest for this episode is Dr. Jean Latting, is President of Leading Consciously, LLC, and Professor Emerita at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), University of Houston. Dr. Latting received her master’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina. She coauthored Reframing Change: How to Deal with Workplace Dynamics, Influence Others, and Bring…

Episode 113: Do You Need a Special Person For Digital Marketing?

My guest for this episode is Dana Snyder. Dana is an entrepreneur, digital strategist, and passionate conscious consumer. She founded Positive Equation in 2017 with a focus on helping nonprofits cultivate passionate online audiences of donors, partners, and advocates using social media. Currently based in Atlanta, Dana has worked with Movember, Dress for Success, USTA, Honest Company, Sports Illus…

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