SGI52: Recruiting Board Members with Nathan Webster

For a nonprofit, having a high performing board is essential. Unfortunately, many nonprofits struggle with this issue. In this episode. Nathan Webster with Dream Big Community Center in Vancouver Washington shares about a board challenge, what he learned from it, … Continue reading

SGI47: Impact, Community and Tech Partnerships with Scott Reichenbach

In this interview with Scott Reichenbach, we explore ways Cure Clubfoot has learned to extend their reach through various partnerships – with local professionals and affiliates as well as a partnership with RemitRadar, a payment processing company. While not a … Continue reading

A Collaboration that Saves Lives: Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

By bringing together nonprofits, faith-based groups and many others, the #American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is bringing smoke alarms and evacuation plans to households that don’t have them. What would be extremely difficult or impossible for just one organization become … Continue reading

SGI46: Partnerships that Bring Lasting Impact with Stacie Freeman

Partnerships are best developed when two (or more) people or entities realize they can make a bigger impact by working together. This partnership, between Bethel University and Bright Light Volunteers is one of those. Stacie Freeman, shares her perspective on … Continue reading

A Nonprofit Evolution: From Struggling to Success | via Pioneers Post

After 20 years serving the nonprofit sector in one way or another, I’ve seen more than my share of organizations that started strong, grew, but then lost track of their vision and excitement (whether due to financial issues, ‘shiny object’ … Continue reading

NLN45: Leadership Transitions as an Opportunity with Jennifer Aronson

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Jennifer Aronson explores key issues from the Boston Foundation’s recently published report, “Opportunity in Change.” Key points include: Leadership Changes are Happening Across Generations Transition Times Can Be an Opportunity to Make Structural Changes The Importance of Avoiding the Temptations … Continue reading

NLN44: Creating an Environment for Controlled Growth & Happy, Committed Staff with Nick Arquette

In this podcast, we are talking with #Nick Arquette, Founder and Executive Director of #Walk With Sally. We discuss topics relating to integrating your mission into a fundraising event, how to grow your board and staff at the right pace … Continue reading

NLN43: Formalizing A Foundation – Finding Focus & Building A Strategy with Sherrie Deans

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with #Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the #NBPA Foundation, the charitable arm of the NBPA – the Union for the nearly 450 current professional basketball players in the NBA. We discuss … Continue reading

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