Entries for April 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

Lara Jakubowski // Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

We tend to think of evaluation as something imposed upon nonprofits by others, but Elena Harman, author of The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot suggests that nonprofits flip the narrative and make evaluation work for them.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Strategic Planning
Tags: evaluation, organizational learning, planning, strategy

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, April 24, 2019

An Interview with Darlene Slaughter, VP & Chief People Officer, March of Dimes

Darlene Slaughter is an organizational leader committed to helping employees promote diversity, equity and inclusion. She offers insights about the danger of limiting thoughts, how she pours into people, and what she’s learned from stretching her boundaries. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: diversity, health, human resources

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Three common roadblocks that crop up when nonprofit boards engage in diversity work, and some solutions and considerations to help you connect DEI efforts with your broader organizational strategy. 


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: board development, diversity, organizational culture, strategy

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, April 9, 2019

An Interview with Misha Charles, Organizational Effectiveness and Impact, Education Sector

Misha Charles, an outdoor aficionado, reflects on the leadership experiences that have defined her life, her approach to meaningful work, the restorative powers of nature, and why the success of mission-based organizations hinges upon the leadership of people of color, women, and marginalized communities.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, education, health, vision

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

Scott Cotenoff // Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Building a Dynamic Organizational Culture: It Takes More than Leaders

When organizations broaden their conception of “leadership” to extend beyond simply the people at the top of the org chart, they create an environment that values and includes the thinking of staff and helps advance the development of an engaging organizational culture. But what supports do such informal culture influencers, or "ambassadors," need to be successful?


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Leadership
Tags: implementation, organizational culture