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This podcast is intended to be truth telling by, for and about the nonprofit sector. We will share stories about the people, the drama, and the dynamics. The show will consist of a quick review of news and books, narratives, blue to red connections, and quizzes for people that work in nonprofits. Ge… read more

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Lina Sheth: Offering Insights to Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness | Ep #25

February 3rd, 2022


Lina Sheth partners – to facilitate, coach – offering insights to strengthen organizational effectiveness. She knows leadership transitions and the imperatives of DEIA work for the relevance of our work.

Lina builds on …

Jan Cohen and Leadership Transitions | Ep #24

January 13th, 2022


Jan Cohen has been a Consultant, Interim executive, and Trainer who has worked with more than 200 nonprofit organizations over more than 30 years. …

Gayle Hilleke, ED of Kentucky Campus Compact: 40+ Years of Strengthening Communities | Ep #23

July 15th, 2021


Gayle Hilleke, Executive Director of Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC), gracefully expounds on over forty years of experience in strengthening …

Alison Lingane, Co-founder of Project Equity, a National Leader to Harness Employee Ownership | Ep #22

July 1st, 2021


Alison Lingane has dedicated her career to enabling business to be a force for good. She is the co-founder of Project Equity, a national leader in the movement to harness employee ownership to maintain thriving local …

Jane Fischberg Shares Her Evolving Thoughts on Dismantling Systems Perpetuating Poverty | Ep #21

June 10th, 2021


Jane Fischberg is an experienced social sector leader with a deep commitment to social justice and dismantling systems perpetuating poverty. She was the longtime CEO of Rubicon Programs, a San Francisco East Bay …

Irene Kao, Exec Dir of Courage California, Shares Her Progressive Vision, Pandemic Background Noise and All | Ep #20

May 20th, 2021


Irene Kao, Executive Director of Courage California, shares her progressive vision, pandemic background noise and all. Happy kid voices sprinkle this …

Sharon Lawrence, from Lawyer to a Strong, Loud, Loving Voice for Foster Youth | Ep #19

April 29th, 2021


Sharon Lawrence joined the staff of California CASA in November 2017, and in the period since, has seen the organization grow significantly, from $780,000 when she arrived, to $1.9 million in FY2019-2020. During her …

Ben Gilbarg & Angel Diaz are Mobilizing Youth Through Digital Media | Ep #18

April 15th, 2021


Ben Gilbarg and Angel Diaz are mobilizing youth through digital media, helping individuals explore career paths and ultimately find their voice in a …

Bernard Boudreaux, Co-Director of Georgetown Univ Business for Impact Program, On Business & Social Impact | Ep #17

April 1st, 2021


Bernard Boudreaux, Co-Director of the Georgetown Business for Impact Program brings the power and innovation generated by cross-sector partnerships to bear on the world's most pressing problems by emphasizing …

Kevin Lynch, Former CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance, Speaks to the Realities of Social Enterprise and Impact Investing | Ep #16

March 18th, 2021


Kevin Lynch, former CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance, holds nothing back as he shares his personal story and the realities of what does and does not …

Julie Baker, Executive Director Californians for the Arts - Speaks About the Value of Art in Civic Spaces | Ep #15

March 4th, 2021


Julie Baker, from a broad perspective of the arts, with a commitment to equity, speaks to the importance of arts in our civic spaces -- urban and …

Jennifer Fearing, Founder of Fearless Advocacy - Speaks Truth to Power in Sacramento | Ep #14

February 19th, 2021


Jennifer Fearing founded Fearless Advocacy in November 2014. She has helped pursue more than a hundred positive state, local legislative and …

Alnoor Ebrahim, Professor, Author - Conceptualizes Thoughtful Evaluation | Ep #13

February 4th, 2021


Alnoor Ebrahim, professor at Tufts University, and author of Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World, shares his …

Zach Norris, Lawyer, Movements Leader, Author – On How We Can Keep Us Safe | Ep #12

January 21st, 2021


Beautifully framed by insightful family stories, Zach Norris, lawyer, social movements leader, author -- with a strong family focus -- speaks to how …

Cort Gross, Affordable Housing Expert, Talks Faith, Finance, Fiddles | Ep #11

January 7th, 2021


Cort Gross is a community finance and development consultant, and the founder and principal of several consulting firms. He focuses his efforts …

Tim Cynova, Leader of Fractured Atlas and Work Shouldn’t Suck, On Leadership | Ep #10

December 17th, 2020


Tim Cynova, co-founder and co-leader of Fractured Atlas and Work Shouldn't Suck, shares his insights on leadership, teams, creativity, anti-racism …

Dr. Amanda Stewart, Practitioner/Academic, Shares Research on the Sector | Ep #9

December 3rd, 2020


Amanda J. Stewart is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University in the School of Public and International Affairs, Department of …

Sal Bednarz, Entrepreneur, Speaks of FabLabs in Economic Ecosystems | Ep #8

November 12th, 2020


Sal Bednarz, entrepreneur, founder of Product Lab, Elevator Works, Oakland Fab City Chair, and small business advocate – explores fact and fiction regarding FabLabs and the intersections with the nonprofit sector. From …

Junious Williams, Attorney/Activist, Cuts to the Chase | Ep #7

October 29th, 2020


Junious Williams, attorney, activist, long-time leader of Urban Strategies Council in the Bay Area, Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, …

Jennifer Johns, singer/activist with enchanting intonations of ways forward | Ep #6

October 16th, 2020


Jennifer Johns, singer/activist has always found power in her voice. For many years she has sung with an array of professional musicians, while …

Jill Vialet, Social Entrepreneur, Speaks Her Mind, Heart. As Always. | Ep #5

September 21st, 2020


Jill Vialet serial social entrepreneur, Ashoka Fellow -- waves anonymity and speaks her mind about Boards, philanthropy, DEI issues, technology and …

Back to School: An Ed Fund Executive Shares His Thoughts | Ep #4

August 20th, 2020


Educational realities in a pandemic? This is an interview with an anonymous nonprofit leader, asked to speak the truth about his experience in the …

Housing Policy in a Pandemic? Nonprofit ED Speaks Her Mind | Ep #3

August 20th, 2020


The implications of the pandemic on housing are significant – especially in the Bay Area. This conversation with an Executive Director of a regional …

Foster Youth Futures: An NGO Leader interview | Ep #2

August 20th, 2020


How do we serve foster youth during a pandemic? A nonprofit leader discusses the many stakeholders she manages - from Boards, to Funders, to the …

Shelter in a Pandemic? An NGO Executive Director Interview | Ep #1

August 20th, 2020


A nonprofit leader speaks about power dynamics – including Boards & Funders. Conversation explores the relationship between a leader & the …

NGO A Go Go Trailer

August 20th, 2020


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