NLN27: Succession Planning, Partnerships and Leadership with Amanda Missey

In this podcast with Amanda Missey, Executive Director of the Bergen Volunteer Medical


Initiative, our discussions include concerns for the future in nonprofit leadership, leadership value vs. pay issues, leadership training programs, the importance of and tips for succession planning, as well as the recent change in the overtime rules and its impact.

Amanda Missey has more than 25 years of program development, fundraising and administrative experience in the not-for-profit sector. In May, 2014, she became the Executive Director of the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, a nonprofit that utilizes volunteer healthcare professionals to provide free, primary care to low-income working adults. This follows an 18-year career at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, most recently as Senior Director of Civic & Community Engagement and founder of Bergen LEADS, a civic leadership program for adults.

Amanda is an experienced speaker and trainer on a number of topics including fundraising, corporate volunteering, leadership and board service. She sits on the Board of Advisors of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce and on the Bergen County Workforce Development Board. Amanda is a Leadership New Jersey 2006 Fellow, past-president of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County and past-president of the Hackensack Rotary Club.

The key points covered in this podcast discussion are:

  • Impact of New Overtime Rule on Nonprofits: Programs will Likely be Impacted
  • Community Leadership Programs: A Resource for Nonprofits
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships: A Win-Win Proposition
  • Succession Planning: Be Intentional
  • Valuing the Contribution of the Nonprofit World Includes Improving Pay

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