Category : Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

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. 

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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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The power of a clear vision

Justin Narducci – CEO of Lifewater International

The power of a clear vision. We talk a lot about vision on this show. My guest today leads an organization that has really sought to create a clear vision for not only their work, but for helping to foster a holistic, healthy village. My guest today is Justin Narducci who is the CEO of Lifewater International a faith-based clean water organization.

Justin left his job at Boeing and took over at Lifewater when its financial viability was in doubt. Now, it has grown 3x over the last five years and has launched a bold initiative to revolutionize the ways donors track the impact of their gifts. Enjoy today’s show.




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PGA TOUR generates millions of dollars to nonprofits every year…

Tom Alter current official PGA TOUR staff headshot. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)

Did you know that the PGA TOUR generated $190 million for more than 3,000 nonprofit charities last year alone? I think that will come as a surprise to most of us, who probably wouldn’t put the PGA TOUR and Charity in the same sentence without knowing that fact. 

My guest today is Tom Alter and he is Vice President of Editorial Development for the PGA TOUR. He is going to share with us about the remarkable amount of charitable dollars the PGA TOUR generates and how this process works. I think you will be surprised.


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What the Harvard Business Review has to say about leadership

Ron Ashkenas

Leadership is the secret sauce to all effective organizations, nonprofit or otherwise. How to consistently grow as a leader is one of the most important goals for all nonprofit leaders. But growth in leadership takes time.  My guest today is Ron Ashkenas, the co-author of a new book entitled: ”The Harvard Business Review Leader’s Handbook.” He and co-author Brook Manville provide an excellent guide for all leaders who want to excel in leadership through providing step-by-step instruction, curated best practices and real-life stories of people and organizations that have made a significant impact through their leadership, collected from Harvard Business Review.

As Partner Emeritus of Shaffer Consulting, Ron is a trusted advisor and coach to senior leaders across industries including the nonprofit sector. He has helped leading organizations achieve dramatic performance improvements while also helping CEOs and senior executives to strengthen their leadership capacity.
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