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

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

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

NLN36: Developing as a Leader with Charles Archer

Today we’re talking with Charles Archer, Co-Founder and CEO of the THRIVE Network. We discuss topics relating to ways to develop as a leader including how to invest in yourself, how to lead through consensus, the differences between older and … Continue reading

NLN35: Managing Program Expansion in a NonProfit with Mark Eddy

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with Mark Eddy, Executive Director of Leadership Southern Indiana. Topics discussed include knowing when it is time to expand, handling those who oppose change, funding an expansion, and personal growth as … Continue reading

Why Invest in Leadership Development?

Leadership Develoment

Leadership is the one business activity you can’t outsource. How do you acquire that skill? In a way, going to school to learn leadership as though it were simply an intellectual skill such as mechanical engineering or marine biology seems … Continue reading

NLN34: From Scientist to Nonprofit Leader – The Challenges with Nina Dudnik

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with Nina Dudnik, founder and CEO of Seeding Labs. We discuss topics relating to taking a nonprofit from an idea run by a group of volunteers to a productive organization, Nina’s … Continue reading