42 episodes

Good Leaders is about great leadership in the non-profit world. Looking for better leaders, finding entrepreneurs in the business world, and non profit leaders and bringing them together, being creative, changing behaviour, getting the most from people, raising more money for non profits and changing the world for good

Good Leaders with Stephen George Stephen George

    • Government
    • 4.6 • 34 Ratings

Good Leaders is about great leadership in the non-profit world. Looking for better leaders, finding entrepreneurs in the business world, and non profit leaders and bringing them together, being creative, changing behaviour, getting the most from people, raising more money for non profits and changing the world for good

    043 Katherine Raskob, CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, on the challenges and opportunities in Fundraising in Australia and why change is coming

    043 Katherine Raskob, CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, on the challenges and opportunities in Fundraising in Australia and why change is coming

    Stephen George talks to Katherine Raskob, Chief Executive Officer of Fundraising Institute Australia, the largest representative body for the $9.9 billion charitable fundraising sector in Australia. Stephen and Katherine explore fundraising, the forces driving change, how to steer the sector and embrace new ideas. Previously Katherine, was Director of Communications & Customer Experience at the network called the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership, incorporating Australia’s largest marketing association, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA), where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of personalised communications, member engagement and customer experience.  She also oversaw brand, internal and external communications including digital, social and PR and technology platforms and solutions for the network.
    Her experience encompasses both commercial and not-for-profit organisations including SBS, Australia’s national multilingual and multicultural broadcaster, where she spent more than seven years as Head of Group Marketing, responsible for all marketing communications for SBS programs and services across all platforms. 
    Katherine is also a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Guides Australia and was previously on the boards of Synergy & Taikoz, Australia’s leading percussion ensembles, and Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image. She grew up in Minnesota, USA where she completed her undergraduate degree as well as a Master of International Business Management degree.  Katherine is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
    Katherine can be found at @KatherineRaskob or at www.fia.org.au
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    • 45 min
    042 Sarah Anderson, from Cancer Research UK on finding new skills, second careers and legacy innovation

    042 Sarah Anderson, from Cancer Research UK on finding new skills, second careers and legacy innovation

    Stephen George talks to Sarah Anderson, Senior Legacy Partnership Manager for the newly established Friends and Family Team at Cancer Research UK about her new and innovative role in legacies, on finding a career and place in the sector, searching for and finding talent and building new skills and using old ones.
    Sarah has worked in Legacies at Cancer Research UK for almost 5 years, recently as an Area Legacy Manager, overseeing a UK-wide team of regionally based Community Legacy Managers that engaged with and cultivated long-term stewardship with legacy pledgers across the UK. She has over twenty years of charitable experience alongside corporate, media and private sector careers and a decade invested in legacy giving and relationship management.  She is passionate in supporting and mentoring those moving into the third sector, especially those who, like her, are investing in it as a second or third career path in life.
    Sarah can be found on twitter @sarakcruklegacy or by email to sarah.anderson@cancer.org.uk
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    • 50 min
    041 Vinay Nair, co-founder & CEO of Tech for Good company Lightful, on social media and tech for good

    041 Vinay Nair, co-founder & CEO of Tech for Good company Lightful, on social media and tech for good

    Stephen George talks to Vinay Nair, co-founder and CEO of Lightful, a tech-for-good company working with charities, social enterprises and foundations looking to scale their impact through the power of technology. Vinay started the The Reclaim Social campaign, which has tapped into a growing sentiment of the need for positivity on social media, brought charities together with a national day on Feb 6th to reclaim social for good.
    Vinay share the story of his career and learning, how the charity sector and business can work together, and how technology can help reach and scale our impact. He shares the story of the Reclaim for Good campaign, and how the campaign positively influences charity messaging for brand awareness but also how it can motivate both action and donations and finally how charities, social enterprises and foundations are shaping change
    Vinay was previously a director at Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), one of the largest social impact investors in the UK and has held senior positions at the Social Investment Business, Acumen Fund and the Clinton Foundation as well as launching public health social enterprises. Vinay started his career at the investment bank J.P. Morgan, where he spent almost a decade, latterly as Executive Director. He holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and MPA from the London School of Economics. He is a practitioner-in-residence and industry advisor at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.
    Vinay can be found at https://lightful.com/ and on twitter @vinaynair
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    • 38 min
    040 Caroline Riseboro, CEO of Plan International Canada on leadership, fundraising, innovation, culture & seeing things differently

    040 Caroline Riseboro, CEO of Plan International Canada on leadership, fundraising, innovation, culture & seeing things differently

    In this episode Stephen George talks to Caroline Riseboro is President & CEO of Plan International Canada, one of Canada’s largest charities working in over 70 countries to help children, especially girls. Caroline is well respected for being a champion of innovation and is credited with launching ground-breaking and award-winning campaigns that have engaged Canadians on some of the world’s toughest issues. In 2017 and 2018, Caroline was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the trailblazer category and is the recipient of 7 Stevie awards, including for Woman of the Year.
    Caroline shares her experience and path from advertising to fundraising to CEO. She explores with Stephen, the challenges of culture and diversity and how they can impact on an organisation, how fundraising needs to be central and for everyone, putting donors first, how innovation can transform if you are prepared to have risk and failure, how talent can be nurtured and why challenging the way people see things can really make a difference.
    Before joining Plan, Caroline held many senior roles in leading organisations including at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, and World Vision Canada. In addition to serving as President of the GTA chapter of AFP, Caroline serves on the Boards of the Humanitarian Coalition and the Canadian Partnership for Children and Women’s Health (CANWACH). Caroline holds a Bachelor (honours) degree from McGill University and has been pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University.
    Caroline can be found on twitter @criseboro and Linkedin:https://ca.linkedin.com/in/criseboro and at https://plancanada.ca
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    • 56 min
    039 Andrew Watt on Philanthropy, Healthcare and all things Fundraising in the US and UK

    039 Andrew Watt on Philanthropy, Healthcare and all things Fundraising in the US and UK

    In this episode, Stephen George talks to Andrew Watt from the UK arm of specialist philanthropy healthcare firm Accordant Philanthropy, and former leading light at the Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy in the US.
    Andrew reflects on philanthropy and giving in the US and UK, his journey in leading membership organisations and the lessons learned working with key influencers and government agencies on both sides of the atlantic to shape the philanthropic environment. He shares reflections on leadership, giving, the role of charity and donors and the opportunities in healthcare.
    A passionate and experienced believer and leader in the value value of the social sector and philanthropy in our society. Lesson in leadership and giving for anyone in the non-profit and public world.
    To contact Andrew, you can email him at andrew@accordantphilanthropy.com
    Accordant Europe is: https://www.accordantphilanthropy.com/europe
    To sign up to hear more from Stephen & Good Leaders go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/
    Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    038 Viki Hayden Ward on Fundraising from Scratch and Building Confidence in Young People

    038 Viki Hayden Ward on Fundraising from Scratch and Building Confidence in Young People

    In this episode, Stephen George talks with Viki Hayden Ward, Head of Fundraising at the British Youth Council. Viki shares how she built a fundraising programme from scratch, and her personal journey to grow and develop personally, with her team and board and to make a difference by giving young people courage and confidence.
    Viki started her fundraising career in 2011 in the world of alumni fundraising. In what she describes as a ‘crash course’ in how to do individual fundraising, from direct mail, face to face, telephone, legacy and events fundraising, Viki still uses many of these important and valuable tools in her work, 7 years on. Viki has a successful track record in diversifying income, developing donor relationships and starting a fundraising department from scratch, while continuously being an ambassador for #DonorLove.
    In her spare time, Viki blogs and tweets about fundraising, often identifying the unique quirks of being a fundraiser!  Her blog flightofthefundraiser.wordpress.com is a well loved blog for fundraisers, and she is on twitter https://twitter.com/vikihayden
    To sign up to hear more from Stephen & Good Leaders go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/
    Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

GemmaCowan26 ,

Great podcast!

This is great! Brilliant range of speakers and subjects to keep it interesting. Really enjoyed hearing the power behind Mary’s story, journey and ambition in your latest one, inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

garywiliamsmusic ,

Spot on

Terrific podcast. Inspiring and informative. Nice presenting style. A real find.

BethUpton ,

Always something interesting to hear

I'm really enjoying this podcast - the interviews are with an interesting range of people (not just the "usual suspects" in our small industry) and the lessons are easy to grasp thatnks to Stephen's interview technique.
They say you learn something new every day, on the days I listen to this podcast I definitely learn something!

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