Rank #1: How to become the leader you would follow
Leadership is talked about all the time, in books, podcasts, blogs and conferences. How do you become a leader that others would want to follow? How do you become a leader that you would want to follow?
My guest today has written a book that addresses that exact question. My guest today is Scott Miller, he is the EVP of Thought Leadership for global organizational improvement firm FranklinCovey and just released a new book, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow.
In the book, Scott shares relatable, accessible, relevant experience and guidance with a refreshing transparency of his own ups and downs in leadership positions. Along with his experiences, the book guides readers in an introspective review of their own personal leadership style to ultimately help them become the kind of leader they would follow.
Jul 15 2019
Rank #2: How do we overcome our growing divisiveness in today’s cultural context
There are so many challenges in our world today, whether they be economic, social, political, or otherwise. Additionally, there is a growing divisiveness in our own culture today. So what are we to do with our divisive environment?
My guest on the show believes it starts from within. My guest is Tim Shriver, who has been both CEO and Chairman of the Special Olympics for 25 years.Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics, Inc.
He works to promote health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sports. Tim’s mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver started the Special Olympics in 1968, and he will talk about what prompted her to first start the Special Olympics. He currently leads the International Board of Directors for the Special Olympics and serves together with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries. He serves on several well-known boards, has written a NY Times best selling book and produced 4 films.
The Special Olympics has created so many moments that bring people face-to-face with those with disabilities. These moments are not always quantifiable or measurable, but they have certainly changed millions of people’s lives for the better all over the world. In order to overcome this divisiveness in today’s culture, leaders must push for people to keep their hearts open. The ability to lead by example through showing acceptance is a superpower of all great leaders. With our hearts open, we can learn to accept anyone, no matter what their disability. There are beautiful things in all of us that are capable of shining a light of acceptance, and through that light, lead others to open up their hearts too and eventually change the world.
Links to Resources: Find out more about the Special Olympics at specialolympics.org
This show is sponsored by CCPC, a humanitarian, community resource center, helping to meet people at their point of need.
If you have questions or want to come on the show, email Rob at: email@example.com
Sep 01 2019
Rank #3: Gail Loveland
National Ability Center‘s Executive Director, Gail Loveland, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! In this episode, Gail talks about their success in collaborating with hundreds of other organizations to complete their mission.
Feb 04 2016
Rank #4: Kasandra Verbrugghen
Spy Hop’s Executive Director, Kasandra Verbrugghen, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! Spy Hop is a nonprofit based in Salt Lake City whose mission is to mentor young people in the digital media arts to help them find their voice, tell their stories, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives, their communities, and the World. Thanks for listening!
Find out more about Spy Hop here: http://spyhop.org
Feb 04 2015
Rank #5: How overcoming your obstacles can help you write your own story
What is adversity if not someone’s attempt to write our story for us? How do you break out of the story that someone has attempted to write about you in order to write your own story?
My guest today is Flip Flippen, founder and chairman of Flippen Group, one of the fastest-growing educator training, corporate training, and team development companies in North America. Flip has spent the majority of his life investing in people, whether that be through the Flippen Group or his non-profit work with troubled youths. He is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Your Third Story, where he shares how you can write the story that you want for your life, rather than having someone else dictate your chapters.
You can’t build anything worthwhile if you don’t do it at a personal sacrifice. When you are building any company or just going through life, there are certain setbacks and obstacles that you are bound to face during your journey that test who you are as a person. It is vital that you are surrounded by the right people to help you or your company through the unique constraints that await you. When you’re faced with these challenges, you can either be a victim or find your way through adversity and make something beautiful out of it. It is in these moments that we unknowingly write our own stories, instead of allowing someone else to do it for us. We can’t let our fears dictate our future decisions.
Enjoy the show!
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If you have questions or want to come on the show, email Rob at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 22 2019
Rank #6: Nonprofit author and coach Joan Garry’s thoughts on leadership
With 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. vying for the attention and generosity of the public, there are a whole lot of changemakers crying out for a ‘whisperer’ to guide them behind the scenes. Joan Garry knows this all too well.
Before becoming an advisor to many of our nation’s leading nonprofits, Joan was Executive Director of GLAAD. She’s also advised leaders and worked on organizational strategy at UNICEF, the Ford Foundation, Union for Reform Judaism, The Legal Aid Society, and Union Theological Seminary, among others.
She has an impressive following comprising of 100,000 board members, charitable workers and volunteers in over 150 countries through her agency, blog, book and podcast, “Nonprofits Are Messy”.
Jul 02 2019
Rank #7: Maddy Shear
In this podcast, Rob interviews Maddy Shear – a nonprofit consultant that coordinates nonprofit roundtables in Park City, Utah. Maddy shares with us her tips and strategies to help nonprofits be effective. You can reach Maddy at maddyshear@comcast[.]net
Feb 04 2015
Rank #8: Are you positioned to receive major philanthropic gifts from the world’s largest donors?
How would the fact that there are over 2,200 billionaires in today’s world, who have a collective worth of $9 trillion impact how you approach development for your Nonprofit or NGO?
Today’s guest has been studying the changing landscape of philanthropy and the desire by a growing number of billionaires to invest and support efforts that will have the most positive impact on society’s biggest challenges.
William Foster is my guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. He recently co-wrote a special edition collection of research papers through the Bridgespan Group published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review called Unleashing Philanthropy’s Big Bets for Social Change. On today’s episode, we will examine how Nonprofit organizations can better position themselves to attract and effectively secure major philanthropic gifts to their most important initiatives.
Enjoy today’s show!
May 16 2019
Rank #9: Cheryl Fox
Summit Land Conservancy‘s Executive Director, Cheryl Fox, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! Cheryl tells us how to create greater collective impact through collaborating with other nonprofits in our community.
Feb 03 2016
Rank #10: Connie Nelson
Feb 01 2016
Rank #11: Ann Bloomquist
EATS Co-Founder and President, Ann Bloomquist, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! Listen to this show to find out how Ann successfully navigates change with a local government agency.
Feb 10 2016
Rank #12: Tonia Tewell
Holding Out H.E.L.P.‘s Executive Director, Tonia Tewell, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! Tonia is a dynamic leader dedicated to assisting those from a polygamous background with the resources necessary to transition from a polygamist community into an independent and self-sufficient life by providing access to housing, food, clothing, counseling, mentoring, job training, education and referral services. It’s a fascinating discussion.
Feb 03 2016
Rank #13: How important the role of play is in a child’s overall development may surprise you.
How many of you remember recess as being your highlight of the day back in elementary school?
Would you be surprised to learn that in the last decade, nearly half of all school districts nationwide have either completely eliminated or reduced specific time for recess. Even though more rigorous academic standards and measurements typically dominate the headlines when it comes to our children’s educational future, the importance of playtime continues to be a critical, yet often neglected, aspect of our developmental and educational growth. Research has shown that students who play develop healthier lifestyles, are more attentive in class, and achieve greater academic, social, and emotional success.
For over 20 years, the nonprofit organization Playworks has been the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. My guest today is Jill Vialet, Founder and CEO of Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play in America’s schools today.
Jul 30 2019
Rank #14: Melissa Caffey
Feb 04 2015
Rank #15: Scott Fine
Mountain Life’s Senior Paster, Scott Fine, joins us today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast! Scott Fine has been Mountain Life’s Senior Pastor since 1993, when he accepted the call to be the first full-time pastor. He moved to Park City from Crosslake, MN along with his wife Jeanne and their three children: Carl, Caleb and Carissa. Tune in to hear more about his story and his contribution to the Mountain Life Church in Park City.
Feb 04 2015
Rank #16: Trisha Worthington
Today in the studio we have Trisha Worthington. I think you’ll really enjoy today’s podcast with this incredible nonprofit leader. She talks about the key questions we all have as nonprofit leaders. For example, how do you choose a board member? What size of a board is the right size for your organization? How can you turn board members into your top fundraisers? All these tips and more are found in this podcast. Enjoy. – Rob
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Feb 04 2015
Rank #17: What does successful leadership look like?
My guest today is Peter Ciaccia. Peter is the globally respected Race Director of the TCS New York City Marathon and President of Events at New York Road Runners (NYRR). He has announced that he will retire following this year’s New York City Marathon.
We are excited to have him on the show and share about the secret to his leadership success. Enjoy today’s show.
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Oct 31 2018
Rank #18: Why Building Leaders is Your Most Important Job
Organizations live or die on leadership. As the leader goes, so goes the organization. My guest on the show today knows about the critical nature of leadership. She is Tami Heim and she has three decades of executive leadership in a variety of industries including department stores, specialty big box retailing, publishing, strategic brand development, technology, and nonprofit work.
She currently serves as the president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, where she leads a team dedicated to providing transformation learning experiences for over 6,000 nonprofit leaders and the organizations they serve. She seeks to inspire and engage leaders in higher thinking for greater impact.
Oct 29 2018
Rank #19: How can Wall Street make money for social good?
What if your Wall Street investments could actually be used for social good?
One nonprofit is actually doing just that. My guest today is Ethan Powell, CEO of Impact Shares – the first 501(c)(3) nonprofit exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform.
Backed by the Rockefeller Foundation, Impact Shares helps organizations translate their social values into an investable product that is traded on the Exchange. Their non-profit partners define a set of evolving criteria for companies that are committed to being a part of their ETF to ensure ongoing alignment of corporate behaviors with social values. A portion of these profits go directly back to these non-profit partners. Currently, Impact Shares has two non-profit partners focused on gender and racial diversity, as well as one focused on sustainability.
Enjoy today’s show.
Jun 25 2019
Rank #20: How a philanthropic initiative is providing reliable funding to help nonprofits move forward
Risk is a four-letter word for many in the social sector and the nonprofit world. Inadequate planning for risk has derailed many social impact projects and shut down creative initiatives set up to move nonprofits forward. How can the social sector keep impact on track in an unpredictable world? Fast and flexible funding can certainly help.
My guest today is Caroline Bressan, Director of Social Investments for Open Road Alliance. Open Road Alliance is a philanthropic initiative and offers fast funding to nonprofits and social enterprises facing unexpected roadblocks. It made its first grant in 2012 and now offers loans as well.
About Open Road Ventures: http://bit.ly/ORV-FAQ
Nov 15 2018