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The Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools & Strategies Hugh Ballou

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The Nonprofit Exchange is built for nonprofit leaders, board members, donors, and interested parties.

    Unleash Your Leadership Superpowers

    Unleash Your Leadership Superpowers

    Unleash Your Leadership Superpowers
    Bishop Warner H. Brown is a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, serving from 2000 to 2016.  He is currently serving as an interim bishop of the Sierra Leone Episcopal Area in the West Africa Central Conference.  


    From 2014 to 2016, Bishop Brown was the President of the Council of Bishops.
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Bishop Brown was born and raised as an only child in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Ida and Warner Brown. At the age of thirteen, while reading the New Testament, he felt a call to serve. He began preaching as a youth and was encouraged to continue doing so. As a young adult, he attended the University of Maryland, (B.A. in Sociology, 1969.) He also graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC with a Master of Divinity degree.



    In 1973 Warner was ordained deacon in the Baltimore Annual Conference by Bishop James K. Mathews. Yet his movement west had already begun with a pastoral appointment in the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference as both the pastor of a church and Director of Bethany House Ministries in Pittsburgh, a social service ministry for two housing projects. While serving in western Pennsylvania, he was ordained elder in 1975 by Bishop Roy C. Nichols. In 1979, he answered a national search for an associate conference staff position in the California-Nevada Conference and transferred there. Once in California, it was only six months later that he was asked to serve as Conference Council Director.



    From this role of program and administrative oversight for the Conference, Warner was appointed just four years later to the Superintendency of the Golden Gate District, the richly diverse area including San Francisco and several rural and suburban counties along the Pacific Coast. Four years after that, he was given the charge of the Taylor Memorial UMC in Oakland, CA. While serving this significant congregation, the community was then assaulted by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and two years later the holocaust of fires in the Oakland hills. As chairperson of the Oakland Inter-religious Network for responding to this disaster, Warner led the community's ecumenical disaster response.



    Throughout these years, Warner has been active in the social justice ministries and programs of those communities and church connections where he has been appointed. To list but a sampling: Volunteer Police Chaplain, Trustee of the Glide Foundation, vice-chair of the Community Advisory Commission for Alameda County Medical Center, member of the Governing Board of United Way for Kern County, a member of the. Board of Directors for the Bakersfield Homeless Shelter, recipient of the 1996 Outstanding Leadership and Service Award for Emergency Response Ministries, given by UMCOR, and recipient of a 1998 Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
    

Warner's leadership in the church has included service as a delegate to General Conference twice, member of the General Commission on Religion and Race, a faculty member for New DS/CCD training, Harry Hoosier Member of and twice the host for the National Black Methodists for Church Renewal, chair of the Board of Missions in California-Nevada Annual Conference as well as numerous other conference boards and agencies, adjunct consultant to the Alban Institute, and a Wesley Seminary Distinguished Alumni.
    

Following a successful eleven-year pastorate in Oakland, Warner was given a new challenge as Senior Pastor of the predominantly white yet multi-ethnic First UMC of Bakersfield, CA. Only two years into this pastorate, he was nominated and endorsed by his conference for the episcopacy: at the Western Jurisdiction Conference Sessions in Casper, Wyoming, and in July of 2000 he was elected to the episcopacy on the 19th ballot and assigned to the Denver Area. He retired in July 2016.


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    Stop selling ice to eskimos! Give sponsors what they really need!

    Stop selling ice to eskimos! Give sponsors what they really need!

    Stop selling ice to Eskimos! Give sponsors what they really need!

    Let me show you how to increase event profits by turning your experiential event photography from an expense to be paid into an asset to be sold! If your EEP (that tired Photo Booth in the back) isn't a vibrant, vital front-line asset that showcases your guests, highlights your sponsors, and expands your social reach while generating additional income for your non-profit, you are doing it WRONG! Let me expand your ideas concerning EEP's and how to identify best practices for your events.

    Randy Long is the owner of The Pix Squad, a professional event photography company specializing in corporate gatherings, golf outings, and charity galas. The Pix Squad’s Mobile Pix Cart has turned golf photography upside down and is welcomed by PGA, LPGA, and PGA Canada tournaments as well as hundreds of local tournaments. The Mobile Pix Cart led The Pix Squad to work with 24 pro sports figures such as Von Miller, Ron Jaworski, Patrick Williams and Darren Waller, further bolstering their fundraising galas and events coast to coast, creating a measurable increase in philanthropic donations through the heightened level of entertainment they provide. With a degree in theatre and extensive event management experience, Randy and his Squad leveraged that experience to produce jaw-dropping photo experiences to increase sponsorship income and extend social reach. Randy was first a small-town newspaper reporter/photographer who translated his experience into opportunity when he took a side gig as a mall Santa to pay for his family's holiday spending. Frustrated with the experience, Randy created Santa Magic (shopping center Santa/Easter Photo) and later The Pix Squad. Huge corporate clients like Microsoft, United Way, Bell Bank, and Great Clips, have also used The Pix Squad to increase brand awareness, corporate goodwill, or employee engagement at their events. One of Randy’s proudest accomplishments as a business owner is his Squad Members who often get job offers from Pix Squad clients due to their enthusiasm and work ethic.

    More information at - https://thepixsquad.com 

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    The Secrets to Increasing Your Nonprofit Strength and Sustainability

    The Secrets to Increasing Your Nonprofit Strength and Sustainability

    The Secrets to Increasing Your Nonprofit Strength and Sustainability

    As a nonprofit leader for over 30 years, I love helping nonprofits with their governance, strategy, and long-term sustainability. The keys to long-term success in a nonprofit organization are a clear vision and strategy, an effective board, efficient operations, and building a sustainable business model.

    About Jennifer Drago, LFACHE, MHSA, MBA. For over 30 years, Jennifer served as a corporate strategist, operations executive, and award-winning planner. Her work has helped healthcare, senior living, and nonprofit organizations implement a laser-focused vision and data-driven strategies to guide their growth. She has a track record of launching innovative programs in a fiscally responsible manner, including a nationally recognized care transitions program. Today, she serves as a strategy consultant, helping organizations to increase efficiencies and profits while amplifying their impact. Her expertise includes executive leadership, strategic planning, business or service line planning, feasibility analyses, governance and board development, process improvement, performance analytics, and marketing. She is a national speaker, facilitator, best-selling author, and Senior Living Visionaries podcast host. Jen holds a bachelor's degree in Finance, a master's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. She is also a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a certified Nonprofit Board Consultant (BoardSource), a certified Mastery Method Coach (Institute of Coaching Mastery), and a Lifecycles Capacity Consultant (Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute).

    More information at https://www.peaktoprofit.com 

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    • 28 min
    Why Marketing is a Nonprofit's Secret Weapon

    Why Marketing is a Nonprofit's Secret Weapon

    Why Marketing is a Nonprofit's Secret Weapon

    Having been in the field of marketing for almost 35 years, with a focus on working with nonprofits, she has learned the importance of branding and having stellar marketing materials. When potential donors of today evaluate charities within seconds of being exposed to the organization, it can make or break a nonprofit without them not even realizing it!

    For nearly 35 years, Vicky Winkler has been deeply immersed in marketing, specializing in assisting businesses and nonprofits with enhancing their branding, creating captivating marketing materials, and executing top-notch print work. With a career journey that has taken her through all facets of the marketing world, Vicky has held corporate, nonprofit, education, and entrepreneur marketing positions.

    More at https://www.tms.marketing 
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    • 27 min
    Your REAL Life: Building Authentic Resilience for a Joyful Life

    Your REAL Life: Building Authentic Resilience for a Joyful Life

    Your REAL Life: Building Authentic Resilience for a Joyful Life

    Change is the one constant we can guarantee to experience throughout our lifetime. Nate’s REAL model enables all people to build their personal superpower of authentic resilience. By using the REAL Model for growing “authentic resilience” — individuals, business leaders in for-profit/non-profit, and even clergy members— everyone can get clear guidance on overcoming life's obstacles. A practical field guide that was built to be used over and over, Nate's book (Your REAL Life and its message) is to Get REAL. Authentically resilient people use four key ingredients in living a life of joy and well-being: They know how to move through the Reality curve. They focus their Energy. They are Authentic and often use their purpose to help them navigate hard things. And finally, they lead their lives with Love. These pillars are an exceptional lens and tool to gauge life's struggles and to navigate adversity. They are ultimately, leading to an empowered life.
    Global Citizen Nathan (“Nate”) Andres has ridden life’s change roller-coaster and is often asked about the secret to his resiliency. Between enduring 9/11, record-breaking earthquakes, and tsunamis to discrimination and loss, Nate’s built a reputation for getting through the hard knocks of life. After years of research, education, practice, and reflection, he’s not only found the answer but turned it into a formula anyone can use. His REAL Model helps people develop "authentic resilience" which can become a superpower in fighting adversity and leading a life of wellbeing and joy. A seasoned HR executive with more than 25 years of experience around the world and across business sectors, Nate is an author, coach, well-being, and LGBTQ activist — “OUT” there in the world helping people make change— within themselves and in their communities.

    More information - www.nathanandres.com 
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    • 25 min
    Buy Back Time Through Smart Delegation

    Buy Back Time Through Smart Delegation

    Buy Back Time through Smart Delegation

    Mike Abramowitz has 20 years of direct sales experience training 5000+ sales reps for $17M sold, has 9 books in the self-help space, and founded PB&J for Tampa Bay. He has scaled his several six-figure businesses and nonprofits to be run without him so he can experience time freedom that he desires. He’s a busy father and husband who helps other busy entrepreneurs implement systems in their businesses by leveraging automation and delegation to help business operators become business owners and truly experience the financial and time freedom that drew them to entrepreneurship in the first place. He has a podcast called “The Better Than Rich Rich” Show and a community called Automate, Delegate, Systemize.

    We explore the profound impact of your work on communities and individuals through delegation. Join us as we delve into insightful conversations, share inspiring stories, and uncover strategies to enhance your efforts in making a difference. Your dedication is invaluable; together, we'll amplify your voices and contributions.
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    https://www.betterthanrich.com/ 

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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fannsl ,

Great podcast

Really enjoyed being a guest, thoughtful conversation

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The Enneagram and Transformation

As a grateful member of the Institute for Conscious Being founded by Lark and Joe Howell, I found this podcast encouraging and inspiring. If you are drawn to personal healing through a loving and soulful connection, Joe’s words about the ICB and its Enneagram community will be most helpful. Hugh Ballou’s questions and comments were timely and very well chosen. I look forward to listening to more podcasts from this series. Thank you to both Hugh and to Joe.

543Me ,

Great show, relevant topics

Good show specific to non-profit needs but often more broadly relevant. Great questions cause guests to think more deeply and provide answers with depth.

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