250: Integrating Equity Into Strategic Planning
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
4d ago
Are you a nonprofit leader looking to elevate your strategic planning with an equity lens? Dive into our latest podcast episode on Inspired Nonprofit Leadership with host Sarah Olivieri, as she interviews Carol Hamilton, the principal of Grace Social Sector Consulting and host of the Mission Impact podcast. In this vibrant conversation, they unpack the complexities of integrating equity into strategic planning, offering both inspirational ideas and practical steps for transformation.   My guest for this episode is Carol Hamilton. Carol Hamilton, Principal, Grace Social Sector Consulting ..read more
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249: Make A Bigger Impact With Qualitative Data
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
1w ago
In this episode of "Inspired Nonprofit Leadership," host Sarah Olivieri is joined by data expert Rachel Sacks, to discuss the powerful role of qualitative data in nonprofit operations. From innovative methods like PhotoVoice to practical implementation strategies, this episode is a must-listen for those aiming to make data-driven decisions and enhance the effectiveness of their programs. Dive in and learn how to harness the power of qualitative data to bring your nonprofit's mission to the next level. My guest for this episode is Rachel Sacks. Rachel Sacks, MPH, President of Leading Healthy Fu ..read more
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248 Pay Equity for Nonprofits
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
2w ago
In this episode of Inspired Nonprofit Leadership, host Sarah Olivieri discusses the critical topic of pay equity with expert consultant Sally Loftis. Sally, who specializes in human resources, organization development, and social justice, delves into the complexities and strategies of implementing pay equity in nonprofits. Covering the impacts of pay disparities, especially within the nonprofit sector, Sally outlines the phases of achieving pay equity, the importance of leadership buy-in, and actionable steps nonprofits can take even with limited budgets. Sally Loftis, a consultant specializin ..read more
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247: Benefits of Strategic Listening
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
3w ago
In the fast-paced world of nonprofit leadership, effective strategies and decision-making play a vital role in the success of organizations dedicated to making a difference in our communities. One essential but often overlooked aspect of leadership is strategic listening. In this episode, guest Emily Taylor talks about the who, what, where, when, and how of strategic listening in nonprofit leadership. My guest for this episode is Emily Taylor. Emily Taylor, Principal of teenyBIG, helps nonprofits at an inflection point make big decisions that affect their community so they can move from indeci ..read more
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246: Benefits of Creating a Brand Guide
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
1M ago
In the digital age where communication is more visual than ever, having a cohesive brand identity is not just beneficial—it's essential. In this enlightening episode, Sarah speaks with Lidia Varesco Racoma, a Chicago-based designer who specializes in strategic branding and marketing design for nonprofits and small businesses. With over two decades of experience, Lidia brings a wealth of knowledge on the importance and impact of a well-crafted brand guide. My guest for this episode is Lidia Varesco Racoma, a designer out of Chicago who empowers organizations and entrepreneurs to make a change t ..read more
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245: What's the Boards Role?
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
1M ago
In this episode nonprofit board expert Mike Burns dives deep into the purpose, challenges, and innovative practices concerning nonprofit boards! Our discussion critiques conventional wisdom around board responsibilities, such as budget approval and the potential benefits of rethinking board members' roles for greater organizational impact.    My guest for this episode is Michael (Mike) Burns, Partner, BWB Solutions. Mike began his career as an executive director of a community health center, followed by 15 years as an executive director and primary consultant for a nonprofit capacity ..read more
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244: Better Budgets for Your Grants
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
1M ago
My guest for this episode is Maryn Boess. Over her 35+-year nonprofit career, Maryn has been an on-staff grantwriter; a grants consultant (winning $42 million for her clients over 10 years); a grants trainer; a grants reviewer, author, speaker, mentor and coach; and – starting in 2006 - even a grantmaker. This 3-D background brings a unique insider’s perspective to the practical, inspiring trainings on healthy, successful grantsmanship she shares with thousands of people each year through GrantsMagic U. A true dual-citizen of the grants world, Maryn may be the only person holding mem ..read more
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243: Implementing a Four-Day Workweek
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
1M ago
My guest for this episode is Sean Kosofsky, the "Nonprofit Fixer!"  Sean is a coach, consultant, trainer, and strategic advisor to nonprofits. For the past 30+ years, he has helped causes, campaigns, and candidates raise millions of dollars and transformed nonprofit organizations and leaders. Sean has served in a wide variety of roles in nonprofits, including policy, communications, development, grassroots organizing, direct service, board leadership, and five stints as an executive director. He has worked on a wide range of issues, including LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice, voting a ..read more
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242: Leadership Transitions
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Sarah Olivieri
2M ago
My guest for this episode is Mary Hiland, founder of the Inspired Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. Mary is a nonprofit board and leadership development consultant dedicated to assisting nonprofit executives to lead effectively with their boards.    She has over forty years experience in the nonprofit sector – both as an executive and as a board member. As an executive, she grew her nonprofit from $100K to $26 mil., leading two mergers. She has been consulting and coaching for 20 years, working with several hundred nonprofits.     Mary is a speaker, published author, researcher ..read more
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241: A Heartfelt and Special Message for you
Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
by Mary Hiland
2M ago
This is a special and unique episode of Inspired Nonprofit Leadership. It’s my last episode as your host. Be sure to listen in to hear my full farewell and welcome your new host. The first episode of Inspired Nonprofit Leadership was released on December 8th of 2018. I created it to be a resource for nonprofit leaders like you. My goal was and has been to bring you interesting, relevant, and practical tips and strategies you can apply to the challenges you face every day. Today, almost five and a half years later, given the emails and reviews – the great feedback I’ve received, I know I’ve ach ..read more
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