This podcast is a place for nonprofit leaders to gain insights, tips, inspiration, and encouragement to unleash their potential.
The 4 must-know "I's" to mitigate board member liability
This week Mary shares tips for mitigating personal liability for board members. Learn the 4 strategies you could consider for your nonprofit.
Founders and Boards: Must-Know Tips For a Relationship That Works
My guest today is Mike Burns. Mike began his career as an executive director of a community health center and now has over 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit manager. Since 1994 Mike has been an organizational development consultant and partner in BWB Solutions. Since 2017 Mike has been faculty in the University of New Haven’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. Mike’s consulting practice focuses on strategic planning, governance and helping nonprofits assess their readiness for strategic allia
Essential Tips for Leaders on Supervision, HR, and Equity
My guest today is Rita Sever. Growing up the youngest of six kids in a low-income family, Rita often had the experience of feeling unseen and unheard. She became very focused on hearing and seeing others—as individuals and within the groups that we live and work in. This led her to recognize the uneven playing field that the world calls “equal.” This awareness has been part of her unified approach to human resources and organizational development for over twenty years.
Rita worked as a staff member for nine years at an AIDS organization and another nine years at a community action agency. In her consulting practice, she works with social justice organizations throughout the US. Rita has an MA in Organizational Psychology and is a professional coach.
Rita’s first book was Supervision Matters: 100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team. In her most recent book, Leading for Justice: supervision, Hr, and culture, with a special focus on social justice organizations and nonprofits, she encourages a unified approach to human resources. Rita approaches supervision as a primary leadership function. In addition, she sees the function of human resources and the culture of an organization as essential components of organizational effectiveness.
She works with individuals, teams, and entire organizations to help the organization to be in alignment internally as they work to achieve justice externally. Rita works as an affiliate consultant with RoadMap Consulting, a national group of consultants committed to strengthening organizations and advancing social justice.
Rita lives in Sonoma County, California, with her husband, Mark, and their dog Lacy. They visit Portland, Oregon, and Southern France as often as they can to see their family.
Here’s what to expect during the episode:
The need for staff to be heard and be a part of decision-making. The “kitchen in the living room syndrome” – when your small business has grown, your client services manager shouldn’t be running the IT department anymore! Making HR into an advocate for the employees. It’s all in cultivating the right culture. Inequity in the office. Seeing our differences is essential to the growth of an organization! The six practices of effective leaders. ~
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Why Nonprofit Leaders Must Also Be Thought Leaders
My guest today is Denise Brosseau. After an early career in the technology industry, Denise co-founded and was the founding CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (now Watermark), the first trade association for high growth women entrepreneurs. She built the organization to 1200 members and from one office in Silicon Valley to 7 cities across the US and one in Europe
An Emergency Succession Plan: What it needs to cover
Tips for the content of an Emergency Succession Plan for a nonprofit executive director/CEO.
Have You Thought of All The Benefits of Doing Virtual Events?
My guest for this episode is Stephanie Shaterian. Stephanie is a founder of fLO Content, fLO is a video content producer specializing in original, authentic, documentary style pieces that serve specific goals or strategic purposes. They work with decision makers in the for profit and non-profit sectors who have immediate video needs for marketing, promotional, or development goals. She is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and holds a BFA from The Theatre School at Depaul University.
Mary’s podcast features fabulous guests sharing their expertise so philanthropic leaders can amplify their impact. I loved the episode on Posting and Ghosting with Deborah Finestone about harnessing the power of social media to share your mission with a wider audience.
Understand the big picture!
Mary is a great interviewer, listening well and asking great questions of her guests.
She herself is an expert at helping your organization understand the big picture, ask good questions, and function better. You will learn a lot about how to have a Board that really helps drive your organization forward, and how to ensure your organization is healthy and strong for years to come.
Lots of practical advice on the show!
Your nonprofit professional development program lives in this podcast.
I recently became aware of Mary Hiland’s podcast and binged on three episodes: Interview with Gloria Feldt on women’s power (episode 126); must-have tips to increase productivity (episode 120): and Parton McDowell on professional development (episode 123). Mary’s decades of experience in the sector, coupled with her learning orientation, makes her the perfect host for a show that features such accomplished executives. Her generosity in offering free tools such as guides for renewal demonstrate her commitment to the “whole” professional and ensuring that they stay with the sector for the long-term. Listen to this podcast anytime you need a boost and you will leave inspired to do more than ever thought possible.