An Interview With Jeanné L. Lewis, VP and Chief Engagement Officer, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 24, 2020

An Interview With Jeanné L. Lewis, VP and Chief Engagement Officer, National Committee for Responsive  Philanthropy (NCRP)

In this interview, Jeanné L. Lewis reveals a snippet of the playlist that fuels her, why it’s problematic that the social sector conflates leadership with authority, and why it’s her responsibility to be vigilant about her boundaries and capacity.

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WFH – Work from Home is The New Normal

David La Piana // Sunday, March 22, 2020

WFH – Work from Home is The New Normal

Since our founding in 1998, we have been based in and continuously perfected working from home. While many of you are shifting to work at home, we’d like to share a few of the lessons we’ve learned over the past twenty-two years.

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Tags: coaching, learning communities, organizational learning, resources, strategy, workplace

Foundations – Hold the Line (Or Better Yet, Step Boldly Beyond It)

David La Piana // Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Foundations – Hold the Line (Or Better Yet, Step Boldly Beyond It)

David La Piana, Managing Partner, talks about an important topic that many foundations are grappling with during our current COVID-19 related stock market slump.

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Learning About Leadership from the Federal Government

Scott Cotenoff // Monday, March 16, 2020

Learning About Leadership from the Federal Government

This thought provoking blog compares the current administration’s leadership regarding the emerging coronavirus pandemic, with what we know about effective leaders.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: accountability, community, decision making, implementation, organizational learning, planning, strategy

An Interview With Lucretia Murphy, Senior Director, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An Interview With Lucretia Murphy, Senior Director, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

In this interview, Lucretia Murphy reveals milestones along her professional pathway that brought her to creating a world where young adults thrive and her three questions for perspective-taking: In this situation what am I grateful for? What am I learning? What can I do to move forward?

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Clumpers vs. Splitters – Two Poles in Strategic Thinking

David La Piana // Thursday, March 5, 2020

Clumpers vs. Splitters – Two Poles in Strategic Thinking

David La Piana, Managing Partner, discusses the concept of clumping vs. splitting and the ways in which this dynamic can impact your thinking and conversations about strategy. 

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An Interview with Sheri A. Brady, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, February 27, 2020

An Interview with Sheri A. Brady, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Racial equity, justice and community are three values that encapsulate Sheri Brady’s career and life’s work. In this interview, she reflects on milestones along her decades long philanthropy voyage and reminds us that those most proximate to the problems are those with the solutions.

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An Interview with Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Friday, February 21, 2020

An Interview with Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

In this interview, Caroline McCoy reminds us of the importance of values to guide behavior, why centering community voice is the only way to build community, and how home has healing powers.

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8 Challenges Nonprofits Can Squash in 2020

Mya Varno // Thursday, February 13, 2020

8 Challenges Nonprofits Can Squash in 2020

Mya Varno, Associate Consultant, takes us on a journey through some of the top challenges that nonprofits may face and offers practical solutions that just might be a step in the direction towards success.

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Categories: Nonprofits
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, organizational culture, organizational learning, resources, strategy, workplace

An Interview with Andrea Johnson, Executive Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, February 6, 2020

An Interview with Andrea Johnson,  Executive Director, Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

In this interview, Andrea Johnson offers sage advice for others based on her decades of racial equity work: community connection is critical; the work is too hard to do alone.

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