54 min

Community Impact with Chanda Smith Baker The More We Know Community Show with Dr. Sylvia

    • Society & Culture

Chanda Smith Baker is the Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President at the Minneapolis Foundation. During this conversation Chanda shares her insightful perspectives on community impact, the importance of trusting and listening to community, her experience being a community leader in her own community, as well as her leadership style and community values.
About Chanda: 
Chanda has more than 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. At the Foundation, which she joined in 2017, Chanda oversees grantmaking programs, provides strategic direction to community initiatives and partnerships, and is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast Conversations with Chanda. Previously, Chanda spent 17 years at Pillsbury United Communities, a complex community-based nonprofit where she served in a variety of leadership positions before assuming the role of president and CEO in 2011. In addition to leading Pillsbury in pursuing bold strategies to address systemic inequities, Chanda has served on numerous nonprofit and philanthropic boards throughout her career, and her civic leadership has been recognized with several awards and commendations.

Chanda Smith Baker is the Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President at the Minneapolis Foundation. During this conversation Chanda shares her insightful perspectives on community impact, the importance of trusting and listening to community, her experience being a community leader in her own community, as well as her leadership style and community values.
About Chanda: 
Chanda has more than 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. At the Foundation, which she joined in 2017, Chanda oversees grantmaking programs, provides strategic direction to community initiatives and partnerships, and is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast Conversations with Chanda. Previously, Chanda spent 17 years at Pillsbury United Communities, a complex community-based nonprofit where she served in a variety of leadership positions before assuming the role of president and CEO in 2011. In addition to leading Pillsbury in pursuing bold strategies to address systemic inequities, Chanda has served on numerous nonprofit and philanthropic boards throughout her career, and her civic leadership has been recognized with several awards and commendations.

54 min

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