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.
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.
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Nonprofit Leadership Podcast is produced by Nathan Vineyard and Sponsored by CCPC.
Welcome to the Nonprofit Profit Leadership Podcast, Making Your World Better. Our guest today is Zach Shefska is the Director of the Fundraising Report Card. He is a self-proclaimed entrepreneur and data analytics nerd. His mission is to help nonprofits harness the power of their data to better carry out their missions. In this podcast, Zach delves into the critical area of fundraising, explaining how this report card could be a simple yet extremely helpful tool for Nonprofits. Additionally, you really are going to enjoy hearing his insights as to what draws Millennials to Nonprofits, and specifically what motivates them to give. He is a Millennial and you may be surprised what he shares about his own generation. Enjoy’s today’s show.
President of Fuller Seminary, Dr. Mark Labberton, joins us on today’s Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. Dr. Labberton brings to his role a deep awareness of the challenges of leadership within the nonprofit sector as a leader, an author and a professor. Before joining Fuller’s faculty in 2009, Labberton served for 16 years as the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, CA. He has authored several books including “Called” and “The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor.” In this podcast, he will talk about the trends he is seeing in the nonprofit sector, specifically within the Millennial generation, regarding leadership changes, expressions of faith, and their involvement or lack thereof within certain segments of the nonprofit world. Enjoy today’s show.