Category : Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

How to become the leader you would follow

Scott Miller

Leadership is talked about all the time, in books, podcasts, blogs and conferences. How do you become a leader that others would want to follow? How do you become a leader that you would want to follow?

My guest today has written a book that addresses that exact question. My guest today is Scott Miller, he is the EVP of Thought Leadership for global organizational improvement firm FranklinCovey and just released a new book, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow.

In the book, Scott shares relatable, accessible, relevant experience and guidance with a refreshing transparency of his own ups and downs in leadership positions. Along with his experiences, the book guides readers in an introspective review of their own personal leadership style to ultimately help them become the kind of leader they would follow. 

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Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Nonprofit author and coach Joan Garry’s thoughts on leadership

Joan Garry

With 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. vying for the attention and generosity of the public, there are a whole lot of changemakers crying out for a ‘whisperer’ to guide them behind the scenes. Joan Garry knows this all too well. 

Before becoming an advisor to many of our nation’s leading nonprofits, Joan was Executive Director of GLAAD. She’s also advised leaders and worked on organizational strategy at UNICEF, the Ford Foundation, Union for Reform Judaism, The Legal Aid Society, and Union Theological Seminary, among others. 

She has an impressive following comprising of 100,000 board members, charitable workers and volunteers in over 150 countries through her agency, blog, book and podcast, “Nonprofits Are Messy”.

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How can Wall Street make money for social good?

Ethan Powell

What if your Wall Street investments could actually be used for social good?
One nonprofit is actually doing just that. My guest today is Ethan Powell, CEO of Impact Shares – the first 501(c)(3) nonprofit exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform.

Backed by the Rockefeller Foundation, Impact Shares helps organizations translate their social values into an investable product that is traded on the Exchange. Their non-profit partners define a set of evolving criteria for companies that are committed to being a part of their ETF to ensure ongoing alignment of corporate behaviors with social values. A portion of these profits go directly back to these non-profit partners. Currently, Impact Shares has two non-profit partners focused on gender and racial diversity, as well as one focused on sustainability.

Enjoy today’s show.

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Are you positioned to receive major philanthropic gifts from the world’s largest donors?

William Foster

How would the fact that there are over 2,200 billionaires in today’s world, who have a collective worth of $9 trillion impact how you approach development for your Nonprofit or NGO? 

Today’s guest has been studying the changing landscape of philanthropy and the desire by a growing number of billionaires to invest and support efforts that will have the most positive impact on society’s biggest challenges. 

William Foster is my guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. He recently co-wrote a special edition collection of research papers through the Bridgespan Group published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review called Unleashing Philanthropy’s Big Bets for Social Change. On today’s episode, we will examine how Nonprofit organizations can better position themselves to attract and effectively secure major philanthropic gifts to their most important initiatives.

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How to inspire others facing difficult challenges

Casey Baynes

Many of us who lead Nonprofits are seeking to meet people’s needs who are facing extremely difficult challenges. So how do we as leaders continue to inspire and positively encourage others who are faced with such challenges?

My guest today exemplifies just that, through her energetic and positive spirit. Casey Baynes is the founder and Executive Director of “Casey Cares”, a nonprofit that provides ongoing and uplifting programming to critically ill children, their siblings and their parents. 

Headquartered in Baltimore, Casey Cares works with families in eight states and Washington D.C. In 2018, the non-profit provided programming for over 33,000 participants.Enjoy today’s show

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How to become more inclusive and equitable in our nonprofit organizations

Paolo Gaudiano

Diversity and inclusion are buzz words today in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. 

But what exactly do those two words mean when it comes to your organization? And how can you become even more inclusive and equitable in your leadership? 

Author and researcher Paolo Gaudiano is my guest today and he will address these topics. He is the President at ARC, Aleria Research Corporation and is a speaker, writer, teacher. Aleria Research Corporation is a nonprofit that conducts scientific, charitable research related to Diversity & Inclusion. 

Enjoy today’s show.

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Is self-leadership the most important type of leadership?

There are so many books about leadership. Many books are about new skills you can learn, bad habits to unlearn or new perspectives to incorporate into your leadership.

Terry Looper

My guest today argues that the most important aspect of your leadership is this: self-leadership. My guest is Terry Looper is the founder and CEO of Texon LP, a leading oil and energy company in Houston, Texas. Terry shares quite a bit about his faith and how his faith has shaped his leadership style today. He has written a new book called: Sacred Pace.

His book traces his journey of success, burnout, and rediscovering his priorities. Enjoy today’s show.

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Whatever happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?

Lynn O’Connor Vos – President and CEO of the MDA

Ever wondered what happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?Years after the annual telethons hosted by the famous Jerry Lewis, who served as the national chairman, the MDA is still going strong. In fact my guest on the show today is the new President and CEO of the MDA, Lynn O’Connor Vos.

MDA continues to raise millions of dollars for neuromuscular research and care, and remains the largest non-government funder of research on muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. Find out about the latest, exciting news from the MDA. Enjoy today’s show!

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Ending Tropical Diseases

Ellen Agler

Today’s guest will give us some incredibly inspiring stories about how her organization is ending tropical diseases. My guest is Ellen Agler who serves as the CEO of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative working to end five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people—1 in 5 people alive today. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Advisory Board.

Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She is also the author of a new book entitled: Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the Movement to end neglected tropical diseases. Enjoy today’s show.

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Jean Case Inspires Us to Be Fearless

Jean Case

All of us have people who inspire us. We need people in our lives who inspire us. My guest today will not only inspire you, but has written a book about people who will inspire us all. My guest today is Jean Case. Jean is the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and an internet/impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. 

She has just written a new book entitled: Be Fearless. Jean set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. Enjoy today’s show.

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