Nonprofit Vision With Gregory Nielsen

Nonprofit Vision With Gregory Nielsen
Nonprofit Vision with Gregory Nielsen presents informative and entertaining conversations spotlighting critical issues in nonprofit leadership and the visionaries who are addressing them.

34: Whitney Bishop: Meetings That Matter
Oct 16 • 32 min
From Board meetings to Staff Meetings, we all strive to create effective meetings — meetings that matter. Change agent Whitney Bishop joins Greg to discuss tips for elevating your meetings through purpose, people, and commitment to action.
33: Kalley Dunn - Tips and Strategies for Fundraising Auction Success
Oct 9 • 32 min
Do you know the “magic number” of auction items for your event? How about the 3 pockets of money attendees bring to your fundraiser? Learn about these as well as other trends and strategies to set your nonprofit fundraising auction up for success as…
32: Nathan Chappell: Predicting Generosity and Elevating Philanthropy Through Machine Learning
Sep 25 • 28 min
Developing deep relationships with donors remains a critical factor in nonprofit fundraising success. Now, with the help of machine-learning and AI, your organization can better understand the motivations of your supporters and more effectively predict…
31: Christina Carr: Engaging NextGen Board Leaders
Sep 18 • 26 min
Highly effective Board teams are composed of a diverse group of talented and passionate leaders. Christina Carr joins Greg to discuss the importance of age diversity on nonprofit Boards and strategies to engage nextgen Board leaders.
30: Gary Romano: HR Trends and Hot Topics for Nonprofits
Sep 11 • 29 min
Nonprofit organizations face a particularly challenging labor market, at a time when it is critical to attract and retain talent. Gary Romano joins Greg to discuss HR trends and hot topics for nonprofits.
29: Jennifer Harris: From Fed Up to Well Fed – Conversation Around Fundraiser Turnover
Aug 28 • 35 min
Recent articles discuss the high turnover rate of nonprofit fundraising professionals, some even referring to it as a “fundraising exodus.” Jennifer Harris joins Greg to discuss this challenge and ways in which leaders can empower their teams to co-create…
28: Jen Bokoff: Elevating Philanthopy’s Unheard Voices
Aug 21 • 36 min
While the perspectives and contributions of thought leaders with established platforms are valuable, we must continue to elevate the unheard voices in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership in order to deepen critical conversations and move the sector…
27: Scarlett Hawkins: Building Your Narrative With Audacity
Aug 14 • 32 min
Your nonprofit has a mission that is vital to the community you serve, and you can’t afford to be the best kept secret in town! Scarlett Hawkins, a Senior Consultant in International Development, joins Greg to discuss not just the importance of narrative,…
26: Chari Smith: Evaluation Into Action
Aug 7 • 30 min
Highly effective nonprofits leverage the tools of program evaluation to build a culture of continuous improvement. This allows nonprofit and Board leaders to make better strategic decisions. Chari Smith joins Greg to discuss the steps necessary to…
25: Janeal Ford: The Path to Grant Readiness
Jul 31 • 27 min
Many nonprofit leaders face uncertainty on their journey to mission impact. In this episode, Janeal Ford joins Greg to discuss the importance of a clear, concise case for support, tips for choosing and working successfully with a grant writer, and…
24: Barr Foundation: Walking a Mile in Grantee Shoes
Jul 10 • 33 min
Following an intentional process of listening to and learning from their grantee partners, the Barr Foundation implemented a series of changes to enhance the relationship between the Foundation and grantees. Kerri Hurley and Yvonne Belanger join Greg to…
23: Deepa Iyer: Your Role in a Social Change Ecosystem
Jun 26 • 31 min
Within each nonprofit organization or movement, individuals play a variety of critical roles in pursuit of equity, inclusion, and justice. Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Her areas of expertise include the post 9/11…
22: Rusty Stahl: Fund the People
Jun 21 • 39 min
Nonprofit professionals address complex community challenges each day in an effort to create communities in which everyone can thrive and have their needs met. However, the profession currently faces a significant deficit of investment in the development…
21: Amy Waninger: Network Beyond Bias
Jun 3 • 35 min
Nonprofit leaders and organizations face continuing challenges in efforts to diversify their boards, better serve their communities, and build sustainable staffing pipelines. Amy Waninger, CEO of Lead at Any Level, works with organizations that want to…
20: Skye Mercer: Creating a Promote From Within Culture
May 16 • 33 min
Nonprofits operate in a dynamic environment where change is rapid and the need for talent and passion is great. Skye Mercer is a human resources professional who is passionate about helping organizations create positive, productive work environments. Skye…
19: Melissa Russom: Building a Compelling Brand Strategy
May 9 • 36 min
What does your brand represent to the community? Looking to define or evolve your brand strategy? Melissa Russom is a questioner, storysharer and strategic thinker obsessed with clarifying messaging for maximum (and purposeful) impact. Melissa shares…
18: Dennis Miller: Moppin’ Floors to CEO, An Inspirational Leadership Journey
Apr 30 • 33 min
Dennis C. Miller is a nationally recognized strategic leadership coach and executive search consultant with more than 35 years of experience working with nonprofit board leadership and chief executives across the country. Dennis shares with Greg his…
17: Jaime Campbell: Budgeting to Translate Vision to Reality
Apr 24 • 36 min
Jaime Campbell is the Co-Founder and CFO of Tier One Services, providing outsourced accounting and CFO services for organizations. Jaime and Greg discuss tips to make the budgeting process collaborative, enjoyable, and ultimately successful in advancing…
16: Jarrett Ransom: Developing a Compelling and Achievable Fundraising Plan
Apr 19 • 30 min
Jarrett Ransom, the self-described “Nonprofit Nerd,” is the President and CEO of the Rayvan Group. From start-ups to multi-million dollar charitable organizations, Jarrett has helped create sustainable fundraising strategies for over 20 years. Jarrett and…
15: Christine Robertson: Talking Donor Data
Apr 3 • 27 min
Christine Robertson is a Vice President for Wist Data Solutions, helping nonprofits harness data to further their mission. Christine and Greg discuss leading practices in managing donor data and tips when selecting or transitioning to a donor management…
14: Kyle Kramer: Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation for Nonprofit Leaders
Mar 27 • 38 min
Kyle Kramer is the Executive Director of the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center. Kyle and Greg discuss mindfulness, meditation, and the many ways in which they can positively impact the health and performance of nonprofit leaders.
13: Rebecca Dupras: Addressing Toxic Workplace Culture
Mar 21 • 35 min
Rebecca Dupras is an attorney and former Vice President of Development for a large philanthropic foundation. Rebecca and Greg discuss the impact of a toxic workplace culture on an individual, organization, and the public trust. Rebecca shares thoughts and…
12: Chuck Brown: Donor Advised Funds and “Zombie Philanthropy”
Mar 13 • 32 min
As a former Development Officer for Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Chuck Brown possesses unique insight into Donor Advised Funds, which he shared in an article entitled “Zombie Philanthropy: What I Learned About Donor-Advised Funds as a Foundation…
11: Vu Le: Addressing Funder Fragility and Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Capacity
Mar 7 • 33 min
Vu Le is a talented writer, speaker, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering…
10: Sarah Olivieri - Strategic Planning for Impact
Feb 27 • 36 min
Sarah Olivieri is the founder of PivotGround, where she leads her team of digital experts to help human-service nonprofits increase capacity, deliver better programming, attract more funding, and make the world a better place. In this episode, Sarah and…
9: Barry Wadsworth - Effective Governance in Education
Feb 21 • 44 min
Barry Wadsworth is an educational leader who has served for over 25 years as a teacher, coach, administrator and consultant. He has comprehensive management experience in schools and districts designing and supporting programs for students from…
8: Drew Reynolds: Data-Driven Decision Making For Nonprofits
Feb 5 • 28 min
Drew Reynolds, PhD, is the CEO of Common Good Data Consulting. He advises nonprofit organizations to use data-driven decision-making to secure funding and improve community wellbeing. Greg and Drew discuss practical ways in which nonprofit leaders can…
7: Steven Shattuck: Donor Retention and Engagement
Jan 28 • 36 min
Steven Shattuck is Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang. A prolific writer and speaker, he curates Bloomerang’s sector-leading educational content, and hosts a weekly webinar series which features the top thought-leaders in the nonprofit sector. Steven…
6: Will Myers: Engaging Volunteers and the Profession of Nonprofit Leadership
Jan 23 • 34 min
Will Myers is the CEO of CASA of the River Region. Listen as Will and Greg discuss the profession of nonprofit leadership, the importance of professional development, and tools for engaging committed volunteers
5: Clare Wallace: Developing an Authentic Leadership Style as a New Executive
Dec 21, 2018 • 41 min
Clare Wallace recently made the transition from Development Director to first-time Executive Director. Learn about Clare’s leadership journey, lessons learned as a new Executive, and thoughts on developing an authentic leadership style.
4: Positive Psychology for Nonprofit Leaders
Dec 11, 2018 • 34 min
Tony Zipple is an experienced nonprofit CEO, consultant, and executive coach. Learn from Tony about positive psychology as an approach to enhancing the happiness and effectiveness of individuals and teams.
2: Judy Kasey Houlette: Friend For Life Connecting Survivors and Patients
Dec 9, 2018 • 39 min
Learn about the fascinating leadership journey of Judy Kasey Houlette. Judy has served as Executive Director of Friend for Life Cancer Support Network since November 2000. Under her leadership, the number of persons served annually by Friend for Life has…
3: Paul Robinson: Building Team Culture
Dec 9, 2018 • 45 min
Paul Robinson is the President and CEO of Home of the Innocents. He possesses a unique and diverse background as a mission-driven leader of a large nonprofit organization and as a former entrepreneurial business owner. Paul talks with Gregory about his…
1: Introduction
Dec 9, 2018 • 4 min
The very first episode of Nonprofit Vision With Gregory Nielsen.