My guest for this episode is Josh Selo. Josh is the Executive Director of West Valley Community Services, a Silicon Valley-based human services nonprofit. He is a CFRE certified fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development, programs, and management. Josh has worked in senior positions for the YMCA of Silicon Valley and the Jewish Community Centers in both Rockland County and Manhattan. Josh has an MBA in Finance from Washington State University, and a Masters Degree in Education from the William Davidson Graduate School of Education.

Josh is very active in the community, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Cupertino, the De Anza Kiwanis Club, and the 2019 President for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley.

In this episode, we talk about the Executive Director’s responsibility for creating the culture of his/her nonprofit. Josh shares his experience and ideas, particularly as they relate to creating a culture to attract and retain staff in a competitive environment. Josh shares some quality of life changes he created for his staff – things rooted in his nonprofit’s values.

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