NLN41: Leading – and Managing – a Board Through Change with Susan Warshaw

In our podcast this week with Susan Warshaw, Executive Director of Grades of Green, we discuss the importance of preparation for a smooth leadership transition, not rushing into making changes, making the most of a failure, keeping donor goals realistic, … Continue reading

NLN40: Leveraging Partnerships to Create Successful Programs with John Marshall

Welcome to Episode 40 of the Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast series. Our guest today is John Marshall, President and Chairman of the Board of the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Our conversation includes topics relating to a shift in focus, overcoming pushback … Continue reading

7 Fundraising Plan Must-Haves to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Creating a plan is the first step in the fundraising process that will help ensure that you’re successful. A plan will be like your road map for how to prepare for campaign, launch your fundraiser, and follow-up with donors afterwards. … Continue reading

NLN39: Equipping and Empowering Board Members and Community Leaders to Make a Difference with Megha Desai

Welcome to Episode 39 of the Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast with our guest Megha Desai who is the Director of the Desai Foundation. Topics we discuss include the transition from a family foundation to a public foundation, an innovative way … Continue reading

NLN38: Maximizing Your Budget & Staff by Applying Lean Concepts to Your Nonprofit with Paddy O’Brien

In our podcast this week with Paddy O’Brien, author of “Lean for the Nonprofit: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You,” we are discussing how applying Lean concepts can greatly benefit your nonprofit organization by streamlining processes, maximizing use of … Continue reading

Ways to Frustrate Others through Communication

As much as a type can be motivated, each type can also feel frustrated and demotivated. Ways to Demotivate Type D People Type D people are often demotivated by the “You Can’t” or “You Shouldn’t” do statements. This is especially … Continue reading

Treat Others How They Really Want To Be Treated

According to the Golden Rule, you should treat others like you want to be treated. However, you need to be cautious with it. Sure, it’s the rule to follow when you’re dealing with general physical behaviors – not pinching someone … Continue reading

NLN37: How to Build an Outstanding Board Through Mentoring & Staff Involvement with Lisa Woll

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with Lisa Woll, CEO of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment and the US SIF Foundation. We discuss topics relating to building an effective board by doing such things as … Continue reading

Positive and Negative Aspects Of Each Communication Style

Here’s what you need to remember about the DISC model: The model doesn’t try labeling people; it only denotes the tendencies people have based on their predisposition – reserved vs. outgoing or people-oriented vs. task-oriented. The majority of people will … Continue reading