An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, March 12, 2019

An Interview with Christal Jackson, Mosaic Genius

Christal M. Jackson has a heart for community and a vested interest in communities of color building wealth. In this interview, she shares what drives her work and why the disruption of the scarcity mindset benefits all of us.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, donors, networks, philanthropy, social entrepeneurship,

What Do You Read to Lead?

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, March 6, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

Marsha L. Semmel is a national museum leader and consultant who has spent much of her career exploring how cultural institutions can connect with their communities—and with one another—to achieve their missions. In this post, we interview her about her new book, Partnership Power, which offers a range of perspectives and real-world profiles that shed light on both the hard work and strategic payoff of collaboration.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring
Tags: collaboration, innovation, networks, organizational learning, social sector, strategic restructuring, strategy

An Interview with Soenda Howell, Principal, Charter School Growth Fund

Makiyah Moody // Monday, February 25, 2019

An Interview with Soenda Howell, Principal, Charter School Growth Fund

Soenda Howell reflects on her career highlights, her quest for equity and the upliftment of Black and Latinx communities, and why she has a “word ritual” that guides each year.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: decision making, diversity, education, philanthropy, social justice

An Interview with Tara Ranzy, Founder, The School of Life

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, February 12, 2019

An Interview with Tara Ranzy, Founder, The School of Life

Tara Ranzy invites readers on her journey of self-discovery and offers insights into how she clarified her purpose.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: education, social justice, vision

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The More Things Change, What Should Stay the Same?

With rapid change so ubiquitous across the sector, it can be constructive to think about what is still working, what is essential to organizational identity, and what can serve as a solid foundation for flexible strategy.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management
Tags: innovation, strategy

Leading Federated Nonprofits and Networks

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Leading Federated Nonprofits and Networks

Leading In: Women's Views from the C-Suite: A conversation with Judy Vredenburgh, Cathy Tisdale, and Susan Danish about their experiences and lessons learned from leading three of the nation's most respected national nonprofit networks.

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Categories: Change Management, Leadership, Our Clients
Tags: branding, networks, organizational culture, strategy

Leading In: Women's Views From the C-Suite

Jo DeBolt // Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Leading In: Women's Views From the C-Suite

Gender and Power: A conversation with CEOs Judy Vredenburgh, Cathy Tisdale, and Susan Danish about their personal relationships to power, their leadership journeys, and what they see for the future of female leadership in the nonprofit sector.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership, Our Clients, Trends
Tags: generational shift, research, social sector, workplace

An Interview with Sherri Young, ED, African-American Shakespeare Co.

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, January 16, 2019

An Interview with Sherri Young, ED, African-American Shakespeare Co.

In this interview Sherri Young shares insights on launching a theatre company, how she's addressing a culture of silence, and why representation matters.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: arts, , diversity, vision, , workplace

An Interview with Lisa J. Nutter, Principal, Sidecar Social Finance

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, January 10, 2019

An Interview with Lisa J. Nutter, Principal, Sidecar Social Finance

In this interview, Lisa J. Nutter lays bare the challenges of equitable funding in the social sector, how the "menu effect" has detrimental consequences, and how she stays focused on what's important. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: civic engagement, collaboration, cross-sector, , demographics, innovation, philanthropy, social sector,

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Lara Jakubowski // Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Thriving on Chaos: How to Adapt to Rapid Change

Organizations with business models based on long-standing predictable revenue streams are grappling with forces that threaten to undermine their ability to pursue or even maintain current efforts toward their mission. What's the right response when your business model becomes--dare we say it--obsolete?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Commentary, Trends
Tags: arts, business models, current events, economy, financial model, innovation, market awareness, strategy, sustainability
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