130: How Do You Prepare for Nonprofit Leadership? (Manuel Campbell)
When funders approach you and ask, “why do we need this organization?” are you able to answer with more than just passion? Seasoned nonprofit leader, Manuel Campbell
, shares what it takes to go from a passion project to a strategic case for support
to benefit your community and maintain a sustainable, upwardly mobile, and fully-funded nonprofit organization. In episode #130 of the Path Podcast
, we discuss key steps to organizational success, from recognizing an unmet need to successfully managing a nonprofit to serve the needs of your community. Manuel
shares strategies to successfully establish credibility through your board, staff, community relationships, funders, and vendors to make your nonprofit not only sustainable, but impactful.
is the Founder and CEO of ASPIRE Community Capital
, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering entrepreneurs from underserved communities through business training, coaching, development and access to capital. He is responsible for organizational growth through securing and activating community partnerships, fundraising strategies, board development and program development. Manuel
is also a leading local voice on diversity, race and inclusion in entrepreneurship and a community advocate for low-to-moderate income business owners through participation on panels and partnerships with a diverse range of for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is often asked to share his perspective regarding the issues that challenge small businesses and the effects of these challenges on economic and social development. Manuel
held the positions of senior risk manager, financial analyst and investment banking analyst for Bank of America Securities and Wachovia Corporation and is the founder of Anderson, Campbell and Associates, a consulting firm focused on assisting small business owners in accessing capital through private placement, SBA financing and private equity transactions.
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