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Rob is a sought after keynote speaker. He speaks and writes on issues relating to nonprofits, leadership, spirituality, social-justice and personal development.
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Back 2 School Basics 2016

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Jarrett Ransom Podcast The Rayvan Group - A Nonprofit Consulting Firm

JarrettOur guest on today’s show is Jarrett Ransom. Jarrett has a fascinating story that includes her overcoming significant odds of which she now uses to share with others in order to help them through their challenges. Jarrett is the founder and owner of The Rayvan Group a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on sustainable practices for nonprofits worldwide. She also founded a women’s empowerment nonprofit called ReAwaken that focuses on women who may find themselves rebuilding, re-branding and overcoming their own personal obstacles. Enjoy today’s show. Sponsored by CCPC

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Rob on Fox 13

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Alex Eaton Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah

 

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Today I enjoyed interviewing Alex Eaton, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah. Alex brings over 20 years of for-profit and nonprofit leadership experience to the Foundation, recently serving as CFO of the Girl Scouts of Utah. In addition to her executive leadership experience, she has deep financial and investment management expertise, including nearly a decade with Goldman Sachs. Among several topics covered, she will focus on one of the most underrated skills of nonprofit leaders. Enjoy today’s show, as you find out what this underrated skill is!

Podcast is sponsored by CCPC.
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Mark A. Pitman The Fundraising Coach

Mircea Divricean is not only a friend of mine, a fellow board member at the UNA with me, but he is an impactful leader doing wonderful work across this state, specifically as President and CEO of the Kostopulos Dream Foundation, known as Camp Kostopulos. He will talk about the shifting trends in Nonprofits today due to the impact and influence of the Millennial generation. If you are trying to figure out how to recruit, manage and inspire Millennials, you will want to hear what Mircea has to say. Enjoy today’s show!

Podcast is sponsored by CCPC. #makingyourworldbetter

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Video: Newpark Concert Features Back 2 School Basics

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Video: Youth Leadership Day at the Utah State Capitol

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Mircea Divricean President and CEO of the Kostopulos Dream Foundation

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Pamela Hawley CEO of Universal Giving

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I had the privilege of interviewing Pamela Hawley, the CEO of Universal Giving. Pamela is an award-winning, nonprofit leader who helps people to donate and volunteer with top performing, vetted organizations all over the world. She is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and has been invited to three Social Innovation events at the White House. She also writes Living and Giving, a blog with the mission of “Inspiring Leaders to Live with Excellence and Love.”

For more information about Pamela and UniversalGiving, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We are so glad that she made the time to join us on the phone from the Bay Area. You don’t want to miss this show!

This podcast is sponsored by CCPC.

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The Forest AND the Trees Why Leaders Need To See Both

Effective leaders are able to both see what to do in the next 3 years and the next 3 minutes.

 

This focus on both the here-and-now and the future of one’s organization is a critical skill leaders need in order to take their organization to the next level. Today’s world is changing too rapidly to simply set a three year course and shift into cruise control. When a leader is too future focused, they can come across as a too removed from the organization’s current needs and those they lead won’t have clear direction on what they need to implement today.

 

The result: the organization will start to bog down in the details of today and inconsistent decision making.

 

On the flip side, when a leader is too focused on today’s challenges without an eye for the next several years, their organization will react to the “fires” that are burning today and will stop being proactive. Each day brings a different challenge, a new fire, that can take all of its focus and energy.

 

Soon this organization will experience mission drift, becoming a reactionary organization that responds only to the needs of today, while losing sight of the overall mission of that organization.

 

An effective leader is one who has a clear picture of the future while knowing what needs to be done today. This kind of leader will be proactive, appropriately responding to the needs of today while keeping within the boundaries of the organization’s overall mission.

 

This leader will keep focused on both the forest and the trees, as my friend Dave Jones said recently, boldly leading their organization forward with clarity while adeptly adjusting to the challenges of today.
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