194: 3 Essential Characteristics for Nonprofit Leaders (Jama Campbell)
As a nonprofit leader looking for specific program funding, are you aware of all your opportunities and what those potential funders are specifically looking for when considering where to invest? In episode #194 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, we talk with SECU Foundation Executive Director Jama Campbell about key leadership attributes they look for when choosing projects and programs to fund. She shares the projects which can be replicated and the impact they have on both in their community and extended region they look for. Jama discusses their Mission Development Conference, which brings nonprofit leaders together, creating opportunities for collaboration and the four key areas of need they look to fund. Jama shares their key leadership components she looks for in each organization they consider. Learn how to build a better request from one expert.
Jama Campbell is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For over twenty-five years, Jama has worked for SECU in various positions throughout the state. Jama served as loan officer, operations auditor, Branch Vice President and later Senior Vice President in the branch network before taking on the role of Executive Director of SECU Foundation in 2015. She brings her experience in serving members to her role as Executive Director of the SECU Foundation and helps guide the Foundation in furthering its commitment to the citizens of North Carolina. Jama states “The member funded SECU Foundation serves as an incredible resource to North Carolina by supporting high impact projects in the areas of education, healthcare, housing and human services. We strive to represent the credit union philosophy of 'People Helping People' and embrace the opportunity to serve the citizenry of our state by ensuring our footprint is felt in all 100 North Carolina counties.”
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