An Interview with Nicole Brisbane, Executive Director NY, DFER

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, January 1, 2019

An Interview with Nicole Brisbane, Executive Director NY, DFER

As a former teacher, "education is liberation" is Nicole Brisbane's mantra. In this interview, Nicole shares her wisdom on building political power and why it's necessary to define leadership on your own terms.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, decision making, demographics, education, fundraising, philanthropy, politics, policy, workplace

An Interview with Ashley Allison, EVP, The Leadership Conference

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, December 27, 2018

An Interview with Ashley Allison, EVP, The Leadership Conference

Ashley Allison reflects on how she's following her heart, finding her voice, and taking center stage as she works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, community, politics, policy

An Interview with Kenya Bradshaw, Vice President, TNTP

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, December 20, 2018

An Interview with Kenya Bradshaw, Vice President, TNTP

As a champion of children, Kenya Bradshaw’s work in education reform is grounded in the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their hopes and dreams and education is the primary vehicle for reducing poverty.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, community, diversity, education, sector blur, social justice

An Interview with Jacqueline Greer, ED, DC, Urban Teachers

Makiyah Moody // Monday, December 17, 2018

An Interview with Jacqueline Greer, ED, DC, Urban Teachers

With a passion for education and a recognition that culturally competent teachers matter, Jacqueline Greer is cultivating D.C.'s talent pipeline through trusting relationships and organizational partnerships.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, diversity, education

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

The traditional model of strategic planning can seem daunting to a small organization. It is no surprise that a small nonprofit might see such a process as too onerous and expensive to be worth it. But there are other ways.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy

An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, December 4, 2018

An Interview with Rhonda Broussard, Founder & CEO, Beloved Community

Rhonda Broussard recognizes the importance of shared humanity as she advances sustainable economic equity and the tensions that emerge in this important work.  As a life-long educator, the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. challenged her to examine her assumptions about the ‘saving power’ of education, and in many ways, helped her to found Beloved Community.

 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: capacity building, diversity, education, organizational culture, social entrepeneurship, social justice

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

La Piana Consulting // Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Partnering to Break the Cycle of Poverty

In a new client case study, we highlight the 2015 strategic restructuring of The HOPE Program (HOPE) and Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), whose parent-subsidiary partnership has strengthened the delivery of job training and career retention programs in New York City. 

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Categories: Collaboration and Strategic Restructuring, Our Clients
Tags: case study, collaboration, social entrepeneurship, strategic restructuring, sustainability, parent subsidiary

An Interview with Khairah L. Walker, Founder and ED, tiLTFEST

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An Interview with Khairah L. Walker, Founder and ED, tiLTFEST

On a mission to elevate, promote, and center the innovation women of in tech, film, and television, Khairah Walker is in hot pursuit through her start up, tiLTFEST. Read on to learn how she blends right-brain creative energies with left-brain analytics as she fights for racial equity and racial justice, and why sometimes our choices matter more than the consequences.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: arts, civic engagement, community, , current events, diversity, innovation, networks, social justice,

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Interview with Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO, FPWA

Jennifer Jones Austin leverages her faith-based roots in policy and advocacy work by using her seat at the table – not just being happy to be there – to speak truth to power. FPWA provides management assistance, capacity building, and advocacy services to nearly 200-member agencies and churches throughout New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, community, human services, networks, vision

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Six Questions for a Better Business Plan

Answering these six questions will give you a basic framework that will give your business planning process the focus and momentum to get you where you need to go.

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Categories: Business Planning
Tags: business models, decision making, market awareness, planning, strategy
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