Leadership

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

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

In this interview, Luella Provenza reveals how her varied experiences in the social sector have enabled her to leverage her authentic voice and intentionally champion marginalized communities without succumbing to a deficit frame.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, initiatives, social sector, workplace

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

In this interview, Lindsay Powell offers concrete advice for how to combat impostor syndrome, what organizations can do to amplify lived experiences versus data, and how she nourishes her soul while creating a more equitable Pittsburgh.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, impact, social justice, vision

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Regina Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. In this interview, she reflects on milestones along her personal and professional journeys that have shaped her and the communities she has served. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, philanthropy, workplace

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, August 27, 2019

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

With the wisdom of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Sojourner Truth as a guide, Shaya Gregory Poku reconciles her social justice values with her actions.  Her experiences in peacebuilding internationally and higher education offer a rich platform for impact in the communities she serves. In this interview, she reflects on critical moments that helped sharpen her focus, instances when she had to hustle hard, what type of ancestor she hopes to be, and why it’s critical not to be complicit in one’s own oppression.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: impact, social justice, workplace

An Interview with Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, Vice-President/Executive Director, City Year Memphis

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An Interview with Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, Vice-President/Executive Director, City Year Memphis

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Dr. Catherine Cushinberry is a seasoned nonprofit executive with over twenty years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. In this interview, she reflects on her leadership journey, moments of clarity that resulted in her taking leaps of faith, and how she manages to stay grounded during challenging times.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, vision

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

As a health champion and healthcare advocate, Wylecia Wiggs Harris' work is grounded in the belief that people, systems and ideas are the levers to create health equity. In this interview, she reflects on learning milestones over the course of her career to improve organizations and strengthen communities.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, health, innovation, organizational structure, vision, workplace

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

Lester Olmstead-Rose // Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

A chicken-or-egg problem: During an executive transition, should organizations first engage in strategy formation, or should they wait until the new executive is in place?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: decision making, executive transition, implementation, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

As an ordained Baptist minister and WomanistMomma, Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder knows what it means to live at the intersections of class, race, and gender. In this interview she reveals the work she’s called to do, the women and men who have shaped her journey, and the significance of womanist maternal thought.

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

An Interview with Alicia Sanchez Gill, Interim ED, Collective Action for Safe Spaces

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Refill your coffee because you want to soak up all that Alicia Sanchez Gill offers in this interview about her life’s work to end sexual violence. With deft clarity and boldness, Alicia recounts the milestones on her journey as a survivor and social worker that uniquely position her to critically analyze and disrupt the oppressive systems and structures that create irreparable harm for the most marginalized in our society.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, demographics, health, human services, social justice
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