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Nonprofit Lowdown Rhea Wong

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This is Nonprofit Lowdown where I review and recommend the best ideas, resources, tools, tricks and tips to run your nonprofit like a pro! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nonprofitlowdown/support

    #72-Reflections on Leadership with Iris Chen

    #72-Reflections on Leadership with Iris Chen

    Join me for this incredibly candid and vulnerable interview with Iris Chen.  Iris was one of the founding members of Teach for America and has built her career in education and social justice over the last twenty years.  We talk about perceptions of Asian-American leadership, what we have learned the hard way and what drives Iris after all these years.  Iris reflects on the ups and downs of leadership over the last twenty years through the early days of education reform in New York to today's more culturally aware nonprofit environment.  




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    #71-Barriers to Fundraising for Social Entrepreneurs of Color with Liza Mueller

    #71-Barriers to Fundraising for Social Entrepreneurs of Color with Liza Mueller

    For folks of color who are trying to do big things in the world, fundraising can feel like pushing an endless rock up a hill.  Join me and Liza Mueller, VP of Knowledge at Echoing Green, to hear the data that backs up the lived experience.  Not surprisingly, women and folks of color raise significantly less funding than their white male counterparts.  Interestingly, this disparity starts even before the ask.  Here's hoping this conversation starts a deeper conversation for funders.



    For more about Echoing Green, click here: https://echoinggreen.org/


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    #70-Advocating for Latinx and Black Tech Talent with Karla Monterroso

    #70-Advocating for Latinx and Black Tech Talent with Karla Monterroso

    Join me and my new friend Karla Monterroso to talk about her important work as CEO of Code2040.  In today's high-flying tech economy, Code 2040 is committed to dismantling racial barriers that keep Latinx and Black tech workers from the highest levels of leadership.  Karla shares the work that she does with the tech community and beyond to help break down the systemic barriers to racial equity in many different industries.  We talk about actionable things that leaders can do to start to build an equitable system, why most DEI initiatives suck and how you can know where you are on the spectrum of racial equity advocate.  Plus, there's a quiz!  

    For more about Code2040, visit: http://www.code2040.org/

    To take the quiz, visit: https://medium.com/racial-equity-in-tech/five-types-of-racial-equity-advocates-in-tech-c72e5c384335


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    • 28 min
    #69-How to slay on Instagram with Brandy Henry

    #69-How to slay on Instagram with Brandy Henry

    Instagram--it's a lifestyle choice.  Join me and my new bud Brandy Henry to talk about how and why nonprofits should be all over Instagram like white on rice.   In the sea of confusing social media choices and too much to do, Brandy breaks down some easy steps to get started with IG and how to not get overwhelmed.  The best piece of news: Brandy is willing to help you out for FREE so contact her to get your IG game right and tight.



    To contact Brandy, visit here: https://www.brandywhenry.com/

    To download her worksheet HOW TO SAY IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, click here


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    #68-Growing up from Founder to Mature ED with Jai Nanda

    #68-Growing up from Founder to Mature ED with Jai Nanda

    Founders: they are among the most amazing and maddening people.  Many founders struggle as sustaining Executive Directors because the skills that helped you to start a nonprofit are different than the skills needed to be an enduring leader.  It takes a lot of reflection, maturity and grace to move from founder to mature ED.  Join me as we chat with Jai Nanda who has gone from a founding ED to a tenured ED of over 20 years.  Along the way, he's built an amazing organization, Urban Dove, and changed his leadership and perspective.  This is a must-listen for founding EDs.

    For more about Jai, check out: http://urbandove.org/about-us/our-mission/




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    #67-Fierce Conversations with Susan Scott

    #67-Fierce Conversations with Susan Scott

    You guys--this convo BLEW MY MIND.  I usually try not to fangirl, but Susan Scott is so unbelievably amazing.  She shares insights from her top-selling book Fierce Conversations and Fierce Leadership to help you have the fierce and necessary conversations with your employees, your family and your friends.  This conversation is truthful, honest and whole-hearted.  I felt changed afterward and I hope you will too.

    Some tidbits from our chat:

    "We are always having conversations and sometimes we include other people." 

    “Remember that what gets talked about and how it gets talked about determines what will happen. Or won't happen. And that we succeed or fail, gradually then suddenly, one conversation at a time.”

    For more about Susan, check out her company here: https://fierceinc.com/

    To watch Susan's TED talk, check it out here: https://youtu.be/oVKaXUB4EFg


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Customer Reviews

Jack Hites ,

An expert view

I’d worked with Rhea in her previous role at Breakthrough New York and always admired her drive and enthusiasm - both of which shine through in her podcast. She’s always insightful and looks for ways to bring out the best in people - and that comes through in her discussions with guests. She knows the nonprofit world well - the challenges and opportunities that are always around the corner - and so she’s a trusted voice!

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a non-profit executive, or just getting started identifying the impact you want to bring to the world through your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Rhea does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving non-profit, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

JMH_CA ,

smart, interesting podcast for the nonprofit sector and beyond

Like Rhea, this podcast is smart, funny, innovative, and equity-oriented. I especially appreciate her intersectional approach to leadership. The podcast consistently addresses challenges that are particularly salient to POC and women.

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