An Interview with Gabrielle Sims, Project Associate, Shah Family Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, January 22, 2020

An Interview with Gabrielle Sims, Project  Associate, Shah Family Foundation

In this interview, Gabrielle Sims reveals why she’s betting on Black women, the value add of her personal board of directors, and her hopes for the social impact sector.

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An Interview with Jara Dean-Coffey, Founder, Luminare Group

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, January 9, 2020

An Interview with Jara Dean-Coffey, Founder, Luminare Group

With 25+ years in or adjacent to the social sector, Jara Dean-Coffey knows a thing or five about strategy, the ways in which values and world views implicitly have shaped current evaluative practice and how to help organizations make real impact. In this interview, she shares how she developed such a deeply rooted sense of self, how she discerns who to partner with, and why the sector needs to evolve to create a more just world.

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An Interview with Melanie Roussell Newman, SVP, Communications, PPFA

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, December 18, 2019

An Interview with Melanie  Roussell Newman, SVP, Communications, PPFA

Melanie Roussell Newman keeps it one hundred and knows what her DNA results would show. In this interview, she reflects on a key moment in her career that propelled her forward and why she wants to be the type of ancestor who created more access to strengthen and impact the lives of Black people.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

Makiyah Moody // Friday, December 13, 2019

An Interview with Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

In this interview Alejandra Y. Castillo and Makiyah M. discuss social movements, opportunity zones and how Alejandra organizes her butterflies.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, November 27, 2019

An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Jhmira Alexander understands the power of stories, knows that the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are the most important ones, and encourages Black women to lavish the same love, care and compassion that we give to others on ourselves.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 14, 2019

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO,  Moses Taylor Foundation

In this interview, LaTida Smith reveals when she realized that “magical midpoints” don’t add up when making complex decisions, how her leap of faith from Cleveland to Scranton was a game changer, and why she bets on Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

What Can Marshmallows Teach Us About Strategy?

Kyu Kang // Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What Can Marshmallows Teach Us About Strategy?

Building a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows may teach us more about strategy than we expect. Kyu Kang, Associate Consultant, explores how these lessons can inform the process of strategy development.

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Categories: Strategic Planning
Tags: organizational culture, organizational learning, strategy, vision

Changing Workplace Expectations — More Than a Millennial Issue

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Changing Workplace Expectations — More Than a Millennial Issue

Managers are finding more and more employees demanding new organizational structures and practices. How can they best respond to changing employee expectations while ensuring the organization is healthy and efficient enough to advance the mission?

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Categories: Trends
Tags: management, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Kiesha Davis takes us on a journey marking the milestones that have shaped her as a leader in the philanthropic space and offers a piece of advice to the social sector: affirm the brilliance of Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

Board Committees: How many is just right?

Beverly Snow // Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Board Committees: How many is just right?

We have our preference, but we want to hear from you.

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Categories: Governance, Leadership
Tags: board development, committee structure, workplace
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