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

SGI51: The New Economy with Godelieve Spaas

You may have noticed a shift that is happening among businesses and the nonprofit / NGO sector. Individuals, companies and organizations are becoming much more cognizant of their impact on the world. Our guest today, Godelieve Spaas, will be sharing … Continue reading

SGI50: Managing Change in an Unpredictable Environment with Jason Steinberg

Most of us work in environments that are in constant flux. It’s a sign of our times right? In this episode, Jason Steinberg shares some stories – and advice – from the unpredictable environment of a refugee camp. The key … Continue reading

SGI49: Creative Problem Solving (or Design Thinking) With Randy ‘Salz’ Salzman

Have you ever felt that your organization could achieve better results if they just faced problems differently? If so, this interview is for you. Randy Salzman shares some background about thinking through and addressing problems more comprehensively, or design thinking, … Continue reading

SGI48: Creating an Environment That Encourages Risk Taking with Dominique Callimanopulos

Travel sometimes sounds really glamorous, but the behind the scenes work can be crazy. In this interview, you’ll hear from Dominique Callimanopulos who is giving back through her travel business. She’ll be sharing about creating an environment that encourages risk … 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

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

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