Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 040: Giving vs generosity–thoughts and tips for nonprofit leaders

This is a bonus episode with Mary. She discusses some insights gained from an article she read while considering the common belief:  It is better to give than to receive. Learn some interesting distinctions between giving and generosity and some tips for yourself. Be sure to subscribe to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership so that you don’t miss a single episode, and while you’re at it, won’t you take a…

Episode 039: Thoughts on the need for a reserve and risk management

My guest for this episode is Maya Tussing. Maya is a Partner at Fairlight Advisors, providing investment management and risk consulting services for philanthropic institutions and individuals. Fairlight Advisors was founded to help philanthropic leaders fulfill their missions with investment and risk solutions. Fairlight provides investment management services offering nonprofits and philanthropic…

Episode 038: 7 steps for “Fundraising Freedom”

The guest for this episode is Mary Valloni. Mary has over 17 years working with hundreds nonprofits. Former Development Director for the American Cancer Society, the ALS Association and Special Olympics, Mary has raised millions of dollars and spent countless hours in the field of development. In 2014, she started Mary Valloni Consulting to spread a message of hope and encouragement to nonprofit l…

Episode 037: Board Committees: board capacity and principles to consider

In this episode I share some insights about how form follows function applies to how board committees are formed and how board member capacity comes into play. Establishing strategic goals for the board and, following that, a structure – i.e., committees – to lead achievement of those goals can glaringly reveal whether or not the board really has the capacity to use that structure – in other words…

Episode 036: Tips you can use from adult learning theory

My guest for this episode is Dr. Renee Rubin Ross. Renee has over 20 years’ experience in education – including teaching, serving as director of a religious school and conducting research in schools. From 2011 to 2014, Ross served as a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, which distributes ~$20 million yearly in Jewish education. She  left the Foundation to move to the “other side of the…

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