Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 055: Forming work groups: 4 P’s for success

This is one of our bonus episodes – a moment with me. As nonprofit leaders we’ve all had to form a work group of some type. That may be a short-term group, could be a board task force or even an ongoing board committee. It could be your leadership team. I adapted a framework I learned years back that has been helpful to me in thinking about forming small work groups. I’ve shared it with clients ov…

Episode 054: How to use a loan strategically for your nonprofit

My guest for this episode is Vivienne Hsu. Vivienne is founder and CEO of LENDonate, a unique marketplace lending and donation platform where nonprofits and supporters leverage their collective power for the greater good.  With over 20 years of financial services experience she is considered an expert in her field. She has appeared in numerous interviews on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is frequently…

Episode 053: Former foundation CEO shares wisdom and experience

My guest for this episode is Rick Williams. Rick is the former CEO of the Sobrato Family Foundation,(SFF) one of Silicon Valley’s largest philanthropic organizations, with annual charitable investments in excess of $40 million. Prior to joining SFF, Rick founded and was President of Realize Consulting Group, a management consulting firm focused on creating effective and sustainable solutions for p…

Episode 052: How and why to have a bold impact metric

My guest for this episode is Aila Malik. Aila is an experienced leader who collaborates with venture-ready organizations to re-imagine their places within the education, correction, and community-based organization sectors. She specializes in launches, expansions, process design and implementation, and development coaching for high-performing executives. Aila has dedicated over 20 years to support…

Episode 051: Have a board executive committee or not?

This is one of our bonus episodes – a moment with me. At one of my workshops recently, a board member asked how to increase the engagement of her fellow board members. I asked her to say more about what their disengagement looked like. She described poor attendance and lack of participation of those who do attend. There can be a lot of reasons for this, but I asked: Do you have an active board exe…

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