Cancer. Many of us, if not all of us, know someone very close who has faced or is facing cancer. How to care for those facing cancer in an effective and loving way is something we all want to know. Today’s guest saw firsthand through her own battle with cancer, the unique challenges and set of needs that are not being addressed or talked about, for those dealing with cancer. Jenna Benn Shersher is our guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast and she is the founder and executive director of Twist Out Cancer (http://twistoutcancer.org), a non-profit organization she founded after surviving Grey Zone Lymphoma in 2011. Jenna has found that one way of helping those facing cancer is through the creative arts, which can be used as a mechanism for coping and healing. Twist Out Cancer was founded on the principle that when you share, the world opens up. Since Twist Out Cancer was founded in 2011, over 100,000 people worldwide have been touched by its programs and events.
Diversity on Nonprofit Boards – According to a survey by BoardSource, a research and support organization for nonprofit boards, 25% of boards are all white, and only 20% of board members are people of color. Yet, most nonprofit leaders and board chairs desire to have boards that are more diverse–not only racially, but in terms of gender, socioeconomic status, age, and experience. In order to reconcile this desire with reality, creating intentional plans for diversifying nonprofit boards is essential. Further, we know that boards–and teams–that are more diverse actually perform better, so how can nonprofits take intentional steps to diversify their boards?
Kate Hayes is my guest today on the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. Kate is the Direct of Impact for Echoing Green (https://www.echoinggreen.org), a social impact fund that identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. She oversees programming for a dynamic group of emerging business leaders who are dedicated to realizing their full potential as agents of social change. Prior to joining Echoing Green, she worked as Director of Evaluation and Program Impact in the national office of Minds Matter.
Park City, Utah – March 9, 2018 – Park City Television is proud to announce the debut of its newest television program, Impact and Influence, a thirty minute, bi-weekly television series hosted by Dr. Rob Harter, Executive Director of the Christian Center of Park City.
Rob Harter will interview and highlight the many people, community services and activities serving Park City and the Wasatch Front. “It is my hope for this show that we can focus on those bright lights of social change. Positive stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things. People who are passionate and committed to making their world better,” says Rob.
Park City Television’s Vice President and General Manager, Danielle Turner, states “We are excited to partner with Rob Harter and the Christian Center on this project. We look forward to bringing an even greater awareness to the wonderful work done by the local non-profits in Park City and the entire Wasatch area.”
Stephen Mumblow, President and Owner of Park City Television, remarks “Impact andInfluence, under the direction of Rob Harter, will be an example of what Community Television is all about. Serving the people of our Hometown and its neighbors”.
“Impact and Influence” can be seen on Park City Television every Friday morning at 9:30am on Comcast Channels 17 in the Wasatch Back, 102 in the Wasatch Front, over-the-air digital HD 45.1, and on our website via Livestream.
Finding adequate funding for one’s nonprofit is an ever present challenge. How can you as a Nonprofit leader find the right grants and create capacity building into your organization? Today’s guest will help address just that. Paul C. Miles is the president and CEO of “We Raise Foundation”. As he shares with us today. he also talks about the critical importance of investing in and raising up emerging leaders. This is a podcast focused on leadership. I think you are going to really be inspired by what he has to say about this topic.
Our guest this week is Dr. Edward Alvarez. He is not only a top NYC cosmetic dentist in NYC, but he has made it his goal in life to give back to those in need. From serving as a Police Surgeon for both the New York State Troopers and the Amtrak Police Department, to helping provide assistance to victims of hurricane Sandy, Dr. Alvarez gives back to his community in significant ways. We feature leaders on this show who are making their world better, and Dr. Alvarez shares his story of how he is doing just that. Enjoy today’s show.
Many of you may not know that I’m the father of three daughters. As such, I am regularly helping them navigate through various options for their future education and potential career opportunities. When it comes to education, one of the buzzwords that is ubiquitous in today’s educational world is STEM. Historically, women and girls have been underrepresented in STEM related fields. Our guest on the show today is Janice Levenhagen, founder and CEO of ChickTech, which is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology-based careers. Motivated by her own experience, Janice has helped to develop workshop programs, creating greater awareness about/ and access to/ female role models, in order to spark interest in STEM-related fields. Enjoy today’s show as Janice shares what the nonprofit she leads is doing to encourage more women and girls to consider STEM-related careers.
Should Nonprofits be worried about cyber attacks? If so, what can they do to protect themselves from such attacks?
Today’s podcast is all about cyber attacks, how they are impacting the nonprofit industry, and the ways in which nonprofit leaders can better prepare for them and learn how to mitigate the risks. Our guest is Bobby Horn, lead placement cyber expert for Crystal & Company – a leading insurance brokerage out of New York. He will share how in 2016, our country saw a massive increase in the number of cyber attacks into organizations and businesses both large and small. Sadly, analysts predict this will continue in 2017 as hackers increase their sophistication. This is a show you don’t want to miss.
Sponsored by CCPC, produced by Nate Vineyard