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April 28, 2022

155: Relationship Building: The Key to Nonprofit Leadership (Siobhan …

155: Relationship Building: The Key to Nonprofit Leadership (Siobhan Davenport) SUMMARY Are you advancing your skills to be the kind of strong leader the nonprofit sector needs? In episode #155 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leade...

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April 21, 2022

154: Nonprofit & For-Profit; Creating a Successful Partnership (Shilo…

154: Nonprofit & For-Profit; Creating a Successful Partnership (Shiloh Karshima) SUMMARY Do you communicate a clear message that properly represents the voice of those you serve? In episode #154 of Your Path to Nonprofit Lea...

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April 14, 2022

153: Why Diversification is Vital to Your Fundraising Plan (Holly Rus…

153: Why Diversification is Vital to Your Fundraising Plan (Holly Rustick) SUMMARY Is your nonprofit organization writing competitive grants that grow your funding capacity? In episode #153 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadersh...

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April 7, 2022

152: Building A Pipeline for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders (Nick Azulay)

152: Building A Pipeline for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders (Nick Azulay) SUMMARY Does your organization attract the next generation of dynamic nonprofit leaders? In episode #152 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership , we talk wit...

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March 31, 2022

151: Engaging Volunteers to Make Your Nonprofit Vision A Reality (Di…

151: Engaging Volunteers to Make Your Nonprofit Vision A Reality (Diana Zhang ) SUMMARY Do you consider your nonprofit leadership a calling? Perhaps you saw individuals on the precipice during the pandemic, and simply had to...

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March 24, 2022

150: Developing the Right Mindset to be an Effective Fundraiser (Rhea…

150: Developing the Right Mindset to be an Effective Fundraiser ( Rhea Wong) SUMMARY Does you struggle with fundraising? Have you truly reflected on why? In honor of our 150th episode of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership , w...

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March 17, 2022

149: Navigating Data for Nonprofit Leaders (Stu Manewith)

149: Navigating Data for Nonprofit Leaders (Stu Manewith) SUMMARY Is your organization overwhelmed by data? Do you have fresh, error free, current and comprehensive data in one easy to access system or has confidence in your...

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March 10, 2022

148: How to Navigate Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

148: How to Navigate Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership SUMMARY How can Patton’s new book, Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership: Seven Keys to Advancing Your Career in the Philanthropic Sector , help you on your journey to senior...

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March 3, 2022

147: Creating A People First Environment at Your Nonprofit (Stamie De…

147: Creating A People First Environment at Your Nonprofit (Stamie Despo & Tom Lafalce) SUMMARY What are you doing to create a people first environment at your nonprofit? More than ever, nonprofit leaders must create a cultur...

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Feb. 24, 2022

146: 5 Key Productivity Moves for Nonprofit Leaders (Mike St. Pierre)

146: 5 Key Productivity Moves for Nonprofit Leaders (Mike St. Pierre) SUMMARY Has navigating the shifts in remote work only exacerbated gaps in your productivity? Or, maybe it didn’t take a global pandemic to realize staying...

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Feb. 17, 2022

145: Tackling Toxic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Andrew Olsen)

145: Tackling Toxic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector (Andrew Olsen) SUMMARY Does your nonprofit organization exhibit symptoms of toxic leadership? Feelings of isolation among staff could be misinterpreted as stresses relat...

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Feb. 10, 2022

144: Creating a Dynamic Culture at Your Nonprofit Organization (Curt …

144: Creating a Dynamic Culture at Your Nonprofit Organization (Curt Langford) SUMMARY Nonprofit leaders are always looking for better engagement with their key constituents and long-term donors. In episode #144 of Your Path...

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Feb. 3, 2022

143: Elevating Your Grants Program as a Nonprofit Leader (Autumn Kec…

143: Elevating Your Grants Program as a Nonprofit Leader (Autumn Keck) SUMMARY Is your overall fundraising plan built on a solid foundation of a comprehensive grant writing program? If not, can you identify the vital readine...

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Jan. 27, 2022

142: Understanding the Impact of Identity for Nonprofit Leaders (Nnek…

142: Understanding the Impact of Identity for Nonprofit Leaders (Nneka Allen) SUMMARY We are all responsible for the environments we create. And they should all be equitable. Nonprofit leaders clearly understand the impact o...

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Jan. 20, 2022

141: Nonprofit Success in an Age of Disruption (Dave Lenox)

141: Nonprofit Success in an Age of Disruption (Dave Lenox) SUMMARY Many nonprofits experience periods of volitivity as a result of leadership turnover. Covid has accelerated some nonprofit leaders to leave an organization af...

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Jan. 13, 2022

140: A Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Boosting Board Engagement (Lea Wil…

140: A Nonprofit Leader’s Guide to Boosting Board Engagement (Lea Williams) SUMMARY The best nonprofit leaders create and maintain strategic partnerships between themselves, their staff, and their board. If you are looking to...

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Jan. 6, 2022

139: What Are the Best Practices of a Nonprofit Leader? (Katie O’Mal…

139: What Are the Best Practices of a Nonprofit Leader? (Katie O’Malley) SUMMARY Have you found true passion along your career journey? Many in the nonprofit sector struggle to maintain their connection to the mission as th...

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Dec. 30, 2021

138: Global Expansion for Nonprofit Leaders (George Smith)

138: Global Expansion for Nonprofit Leaders (George Smith) SUMMARY Regardless of where you are on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership , insight gained from today’s episode with George Smith will no doubt up your game. Within t...

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Dec. 23, 2021

137: Building A Strong Nonprofit Through Intentional Leadership (Ted…

137: Building A Strong Nonprofit Through Intentional Leadership (Teddy McDaniel) SUMMARY Many for-profit leaders have followed their passion and transitioned to the nonprofit sector. Luckily for the Urban League of the Caro...

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Dec. 16, 2021

136: Maximizing Volunteer Engagement as a Nonprofit Leader (Lauren Ka…

136: Maximizing Volunteer Engagement as a Nonprofit Leader (Lauren Kaufman) SUMMARY Are you utilizing the full abilities of your best volunteers? As the leader of an all-volunteer organization that has seen a 40% growth in t...

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Dec. 9, 2021

135: Sharpening Your Vision as a Nonprofit Leader (Pat Millen)

135: Sharpening Your Vision as a Nonprofit Leader (Pat Millen) SUMMARY Most well-intentioned ideas never become a viable nonprofit organization. But after Pat Millen’s daughter Franny raised the issue of the digital divide a...

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Dec. 2, 2021

134: Why Corporations Should Look at Philanthropy in a New Way (Holly…

134: Why Corporations Should Look at Philanthropy in a New Way (Holly Welch Stubbing) SUMMARY Nonprofit organizations worldwide study ways to capitalize on corporate relationships in their fundraising efforts. Having been on...

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Nov. 25, 2021

133: How to Improve Your Nonprofit Leadership Experience (Patton McD…

133: How to Improve Your Nonprofit Leadership Experience (Patton McDowell ) SUMMARY Are you thankful for your current nonprofit leadership role? The sector should be thankful for talented individuals like you who are dedicat...

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Nov. 18, 2021

132: The Power of Donor Stewardship as a Nonprofit Leader (Caitlin Do…

132: The Power of Donor Stewardship as a Nonprofit Leader (Caitlin Donley) SUMMARY Fundraising is more than simply communicating your mission effectively to your donors and asking for support. The real magic happens after the...

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