Category : Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

How a family foundation is helping to transform transportation in New York City

Most often on this show, Rob features leaders in the nonprofit sector, such as Executive Directors/CEO’s of Nonprofits, Authors, and Researchers. This episode features guests from the donor side of things.

Nancy Rauch Douzinas and Dave Kapell of The Rauch Foundation

Joining Rob on the show is Nancy Rauch Douzinas, President of the Rauch Foundation and Dave Kapell, a consultant to the Foundation. The Rauch Foundation, a Long Island-based family foundation that invests in ideas and organizations that spark and sustain systematic change in our communities. The foundation was founded in 1961 and remained an unstaffed foundation until 1991 when Nancy became the President. The Rauch Foundation was able to gain notoriety by conducting an annual indicators report and special analysis of the entire region, gaining the full support of the governor of New York. Today, Nancy and Dave will share some important insights about how they are working to transform transportation in New York City with a $2.6 billion dollar project. 

The Rauch Foundation’s hallmark achievement is its involvement with the Long Island Railroad, America’s busiest commuter railroad. The railroad on Long Island serves as the vascular system for the lives of everyone in the region. That’s why they decided to support the construction of a new rail station on the east side of Manhattan, thus creating a substantial saving of commute time for those that work on the east side. It is important to remember the vital role that foundations play when creating massive change in the community. Through the formation of The Right Track for Long Island Coalition and a partnership with the governor, The Rauch Foundation is making a difference that will impact millions of lives. “Foundations have the power of speaking truth to power.” 

This episode is sponsored by Karma Payments.

Links to Resources:
Support effective change in the New York Community with The Rauch Foundation.

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Elizabeth Beisel, Three-Time Olympian Swimmer, Shares Her Story.

Every little swimmers’ goal is to stand on that podium at the Olympics, but it all starts with that first jump in the water and someone to show you how.

Elizabeth Beisel, three-time olympian swimmer and 2016 USA swim team captain

Rob’s guest today is Elizabeth Beisel, a three-time olympian swimmer and the 2016 USA swim team captain. During her career, she won two Olympic medals and multiple world championships. Jumping into the pool for the first time at the age of five, it only took Elizabeth ten years to become an olympian. Over her grueling career, she learned that once you step on the blocks, it’s all about your mentality when you want to take it to that next level. Since retiring, she has turned her attention towards the nonprofit sector while continuing to keep her focus on swimming. Elizabeth was recently selected to serve on the USA Swimming Foundation board of directors. 

The USA Swimming Foundation provides grants to local clubs, and has donated $3 million in the past several years. Their hope is that they can remove the financial barrier that might stand between low-income families and learning how to swim. To do this, they must fundraise, which mostly consists of donors who are in or around the sport. Elizabeth knows that maintaining their donor and volunteer base is vital to maintaining a successful and stable nonprofit.

Links to Resources:
Check out the USA Swimming Foundation to make a difference!

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How Millennials Are Impacting How We Lead

There are so many different challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. One of those is how nonprofit organizations can recruit and retain millennials for the long haul.

Rhea Wong, host of the Nonprofit Lowdown Podcast

Studies show that millennials are seeking a better work-life balance, which has led to a movement towards the “gig-based” economy when it comes to nonprofits. While compensation is important, the millennial generation is especially value-driven, looking to really make a difference with their lives where they work. That’s why many of them are making the move into the nonprofit sector. However, one of the challenges facing the nonprofit sector when recruiting millennials is the fact that nonprofit organizations usually do not pay as well as for-profit companies. So how are nonprofits going to respond to this changing environment?

Rob’s guest today is Rhea Wong, someone who has felt the wear and tear of the high-responsibility, low-pay culture of the nonprofit sector. Rhea has over a decade of experience as an Executive Director, focusing on scaling up nonprofits in the education management industry. She also hosts the Nonprofit Lowdown Podcast. Rhea has made a switch over to the consulting side of the sector, helping nonprofits increase their impact on communities, as well as helping the sector as a whole move into the modern-day world. It is important to have a happy and healthy work-life balance, and if the nonprofit sector hopes to continue recruiting the best and brightest of this next generation, then it needs to be able to raise the resources necessary to support that balance for its employees.

Links to Resources:

Check out Rhea’s work and her podcast on her website: https://www.rheawong.com/

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Why Mark Kennedy Shriver Has Dedicated Himself to Serve Children in Poverty

Mark Kennedy Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network and Senior VP of US Programs and Advocacy of Save the Children

Many politicians will say that children are our future, but when push comes to shove, how many really invest what is needed to make that future a reality?

Rob’s guest today, Mark Kennedy Shriver, has dedicated his life to this cause. Mark has had a successful career up to this point, serving as a Member of the Maryland House of Delegates for 8 years. After working in the government, Mark decided to become involved in the nonprofit sector. In 2003 he dedicated himself to the organization, Save The Children. Since 2014, he has served as president of Save The Children Action Network as well as the Senior VP of US Programs and Advocacy of Save The Children. From his experience in the government sector to the nonprofit sector, Mark has continued to serve his community and his country by making it his personal goal to get everyone to invest in the future of our children.

Save The Children first opened its doors in England back in 1919 and eventually made its way to the US in the 1930s with the goal of helping those children affected by the Great Depression. With a focus on the needs of children before, during, and after disasters, Save The Children has had great success at the legislative level by getting government leaders and corporations to invest in making an impact. Slowly but surely, they are creating a movement across the country with the hope of reaching every child in need.

Links to Resources:

Go to Save The Children to make your impact!

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Carly Fiorina’s Insights On Leadership

One of the most important parts of being a great leader is having an innate ability to solve both simple and complex problems.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard

Rob’s guest on the show is Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and a former presidential candidate. Carly started the Unlocking Potential Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing leaders with the tools necessary to sharpen and strengthen their problem-solving skills. She saw the lack of investment in the nonprofit world and decided to invest her leadership experience into this sector. Throughout her career as a leader, Carly has often been faced with the problem of separating management from leadership. What she has found is that whether you’re working at the top or the bottom, in a for-profit or nonprofit, leadership is always the same; acting as a catalyst for positive change. After all, a true leader is focused on collaborating with others in order to create a positive impact.

At Hewlett Packard, Carly was brought in to preserve what was working and reinvent what was not working. Coming into a company that had already been successful, Carly faced the challenge of sparking change in the face of the overwhelmingly powerful status quo. Being the first outsider, first non-engineer, and first woman to serve as CEO of the company, Carly faced a difficult amount of scrutiny. Through it all, she learned valuable leadership lessons.

Enjoy the show.

Links to Resources:
Hewlett Packard
Unlocking Potential Foundation

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