How did you come to work in the nonprofit sector? What was a big challenge you overcame? If you knew then what you know now, what would you tell your less-experienced self? These are just a few of the questions that Laura Zielke, Director of Member Experience for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab, will ask leaders from across the nonprofit sector. Each episode is designed to help you feel less alone in your work and inspire you to take your nonprofit from messy to thriving without burning out in the process.
S2E14: Managing Childhood Illness With Song
Today's guest is a young man who found his life’s purpose while pursuing a music degree at Yale University.
His organization helps chronically ill children write their own lyrics and songs, while collaborating with professional musicians to produce their songs and share them with the world.
This is a truly unique podcast, because you will get to hear all about “Hear Your Song” AND actual excerpts that have already been produced.
S2E13: Loving Bottoms, Changing Minds
My guest today is LeeAnn Porter, the Founder and Executive Director of Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank in Galesburg, Illinois.
Even though Loving Bottoms is a diaper bank—a hub for diaper distribution—the organization also provides a variety of basic necessities such as period supplies, incontinence supplies, and wipes to those in need.
S2:12 - Young Lee Hertig, PhD (AAPI)
Reverend Young Lee Hertig is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of both the Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity AND Asian American Women On Leadership. She’s the Editor-In-Chief of ChristianityNext, and the author of The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality.
Her book lifts up the voices of female, Asian Americans in Christian ecological theology. Her organization is progressive, intersectional, holistic.
S2E11: Competent Care for LGBTQIA2S+ Communities
In this episode, we turn our focus to PRIDE and the nationwide celebration of LGBTQIA2S+ humans who deserve the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness just like everyone else.
Meet Katie Cox, the new Executive Director of The Equi Institute, a nonprofit located in Portland, Oregon. It exists to enrich the lives of marginalized humans with trauma-informed and culturally affirming care with a little social justice advocacy for good measure.
YNPL S2 Episode 10 - Henry Burrell
Today’s guest is Henry Burrell, the founder of the Jonesboro Business Association. After moving to Jonesboro, Henry recognized a gap in the local business sector and began brainstorming how to fill it in such a way that the community would be stronger AND locally owned businesses would collaborate for a bigger impact — especially with the students in Jonesboro.
S2E09: Cultivating Community on College Campuses
In this episode, my guest, Kendall Hall, shares her passion for building unity and developing camaraderie among students, faculty, and staff of African descent. She explains how a student’s experience of belonging while studying directly impacts their involvement as alumni which indirectly impacts the experience. Kendall highlights why she was so intent on helping with it even though she graduated more than 25 years after the class of 71.
Inspiring and insightful! 🙏
Whether you’re well-established in nonprofit life or simply interested in learning more about philanthropy and some of the amazing non-profits out there - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Not only does Laura do a fantastic job leading conversations with thought leaders across the fundraising and non-profit spectrum, the listener will always be treated to incredible expertise and insight. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
On The Spot Edutainment loves you!
I have been a member of a number of companies claiming to inspire and assist nonprofits. But, none have even come close to what this organization is doing for us! I pray for their continued success as a giving source for us to thrive from. I love these podcasts and I appreciate Laura so much!
Encouragement for non profit leaders
I am the founder and CEO of a brand new non profit who just joined the Nonprofit Leadership Lab and started listening to this podcast. Laura’s interviews broaden the understanding of the impact of nonprofit organizations in communities and gives reality to how to navigate leadership in non profits in a very heartwarming manner! Enjoy! Peggy