Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

Episode 161: 10 Essential Leadership Skills

My guest for this episode is Patton McDowell. Patton is a nonprofit author, speaker, and coach. He leads a consulting practice founded after a successful twenty-year career in the nonprofit sector, including experience at Special Olympics International and after leading fundraising teams for two universities. Patton’s a frequently sought-after expert on nonprofit issues of strategic planning, orga…

Episode 160: A Perspective About Challenges with Nonprofit Boards

My guest for this episode is Hardy Smith. As a consultant and speaker, he works with nonprofits who want to benefit from fully engaged boards. His results-focused approach was developed during a 30-year career in the high-performance world of NASCAR racing. Hardy Smith is the author of Amazon’s best-selling new book, Stop The Nonprofit Board Blame Game. When not consulting with or speaking to nonp…

Episode 159: How to Move From Reactionary to Relaxed

My guest for this episode is Claire Crum. Claire has worked and served in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years specializing in volunteer management and process development. She is a Certified Director of Operations and the founder of Calm Ops – Operations Consulting Agency, where she and her team help nonprofits make a bigger impact with resources they already have by optimizing their system…

Episode 158: What is IDEAL and How Can You Get Started?

My guest for this episode is Shana Peete. Shana is currently the CEO of the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits based in the Bay Area in CA. Prior to joining CEN in 2019, Shana served as the founding executive director of Partners for Change of the Tri-Valley, an organization dedicated to offering individuals and families a hand up from poverty. She has a Bachelor of Science in international busin…

Episode 157: Four leadership functions your board needs

In this episode Mary shares the four leadership functions that are critical to optimal board functioning. You will want to assess your current board to see if all of these are embodied in the members or at least enough of them. 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 experienc…

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