45 episodes

The Five Good Ideas podcast airs some of the best sessions of Maytree’s popular lunch-and-learn program.

For each session of Five Good Ideas, an expert from the non-profit or corporate sector shares five practical ideas on a key management issue facing non-profit organizations today.

You find sessions from the past season at https://maytree.com/five-good-ideas/.

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The Five Good Ideas podcast airs some of the best sessions of Maytree’s popular lunch-and-learn program.

For each session of Five Good Ideas, an expert from the non-profit or corporate sector shares five practical ideas on a key management issue facing non-profit organizations today.

You find sessions from the past season at https://maytree.com/five-good-ideas/.

    Five Good Ideas on advocating for change from the frontline

    Five Good Ideas on advocating for change from the frontline

    Diana Chan McNally is a frontline worker and advocate for homeless people. 
    In this session, Elizabeth McIsaac talks to Diana about what she's learned in combining both roles. 
    You can find Diana's Good Resources and full bio here. 

    • 51 min
    Five Good Ideas on working with Ombudsman Toronto for positive change

    Five Good Ideas on working with Ombudsman Toronto for positive change

    Ombudsman Toronto is an independent and internal office that holds the City accountable to its residents. It makes recommendations to the City to improve its service and ensure they're fair. 
    In this session, Elizabeth McIsaac talks to Toronto Ombudsman Kwame Addo about how individuals and residents can get the most out of working with his office for positive change. 
    You can read the transcript and Kwame's full bio here: Five Good Ideas on working with Ombudsman Toronto for positive change - Maytree

    • 46 min
    Five Good Ideas for disrupting ableism in the workplace

    Five Good Ideas for disrupting ableism in the workplace

    In this session, Sree Nallamothu and Fran Odette joined Elizabeth McIsaac to discuss how to create an accessible workplace.
    They explain how to be proactive, to move beyond niceties, the power of language, embracing intersectionality, and putting accessibility in the budget. 
    You can find the transcript, and Sree and Fran's full bios here: Five Good Ideas for disrupting ableism in the workplace - Maytree

    • 46 min
    Five Good Ideas for successful succession planning

    Five Good Ideas for successful succession planning

    In this session, Joan Garry, founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab, emphasizes the need for proactive and ongoing succession planning, reframing it as part of organizational readiness, and the critical role of the board in driving this process forward. She highlights the risks of inadequate succession planning, such as difficulties in recruiting a competent replacement, staff dissatisfaction, and donor anxiety.
    For Joan's full bio, resources, and the session transcript, visit the Five Good Ideas website.

    • 49 min
    Five Good Ideas for aspiring board directors

    Five Good Ideas for aspiring board directors

    This session provides a guide to participating in nonprofit boards, drawing on the expert knowledge of Rick Powers, a governance and board leadership specialist at Rotman School of Management.
    Topics include the importance of understanding fiduciary duty and duty of care, addressing the "information chasm" between board members and management, the significance of financial literacy, CEO succession planning, board memberships and recruiting, and dealing with conflicts of interest.
    Rick places emphasis on the necessity for passion about the cause, as well as clarity of role expectations for effective board membership.
    For Rick's full bio, resources, and the session transcript, visit the Five Good Ideas website.

    • 48 min
    Five Good Ideas for getting journalists to call you back

    Five Good Ideas for getting journalists to call you back

    Your non-profit organization does good work and has an important story to tell.
    Media coverage can be a great way to establish credibility, build cachet, and reach a larger audience.
    But journalists are not necessarily short on stories or sources.
    So what are the Five Good Ideas for getting a journalist to call you back?
    Denise Balkissoon, Ontario bureau chief of The Narwhal, joins Maytree president Elizabeth McIsaac to explain how she identifies stories and sources.
    For Denise's ideas, resources, and full bio, visit the Five Good Ideas session page.

    • 34 min

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