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Philanthropy Chat - Vision for Change: Frances Kunreuther Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Next Gen Nonprofit Leadership


What challenges do young social justice leaders face in today’s changing social sector and how do they approach them? What challenges remain?

Philanthropy Chat: Deirdre Maloney on Nonprofit Myths


Deirdre Maloney, president of the firm Momentum, examines the myths and realities of nonprofit management, marketing, and outcomes measurement.

Philanthopy Chat: Board Service From the Perspective of the Young Professional


Pheobe Bicknell of YNPNdc (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC), discusses board service from the point of view of a young professional.

Philanthropy Chat: Nonprofit Staff Management & Retention


Pratichi Shah, human resources strategist, shares how nonprofit organizations should be as purposeful in managing staff as they are at managing their programs to successfully achieve their missions.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Discuss Good in Theory, Problems in Practice


A discussion of the YNPN report “Good in Theory, Problems in Practice” with Trish Tchume and Amanda Pape Lenaghan.

Philanthropy Chat: Jessica Griffin and Malcolm Furgol on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) DC Chapter Chair Jessica Griffin and Vice-Chair Malcolm Furgol talk about the need for an organization for young nonprofit professionals and the services the YNPN provides.

Philanthropy Chat: Tom Adams on Leadership Transition and Development


Tom Adams, president and co-founder of the national consulting and educational services company TransitionGuides, talks about special challenges related to founder transitions, diversity in leadership development, the "ugly truths" of nonprofit leadership, and other issues covered in his book, The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide: Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations.

Philanthropy Chat: Robert Eckardt on the 2010 Distinguished Grantmaker of the Year Award


Robert Eckardt, senior vice president for programs and evaluation at The Cleveland Foundation, reflects on 25 years of grantmaking, innovation, and impact in Cleveland, offering insights into community initiatives and projects that are especially promising right now and advice for next generation leaders in philanthropy.

Philanthropy Chat: Paul Firstenberg on the 21st Century Nonprofit


Paul Firstenberg, author of The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance, 2nd ed., explores transparency and accountability, board recruitment issues, the development profession, challenges for executive directors, and capacity building for small nonprofits.

Philanthropy Chat: Peter York on What Makes Nonprofits Sustainable


The senior vice president and director of research for the TCC Group discusses characteristics of successful nonprofits, based on a survey of nearly 700 nonprofits. The report found that effective leadership is the strongest predictor of nonprofit sustainability, followed by fundraising/financial management and program staffing and management.

Philanthropy Chat: Rosetta Thurman on Social Media and the Role of Young Nonprofit Leaders


Rosetta Thurman holds multiple titles: director of development and special programs at the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington; publisher of Perspectives from the Pipeline; and principal of Thurman Consulting. In addition, she is rapidly emerging online as a prolific spokesperson for the next generation of nonprofit sector leadership. Ms. Thurman shares her thoughts on social media and the role young nonprofit leaders can play in helping organizations weather the economic storm.

Trustees are Volunteers Too! Featuring Consultants Michael Davidson and Anne Green


Trustees have important responsibilities, and they perform these duties as volunteers. Among the questions that consultants Michael Davidson and Anne Green answer: What is an effective board? Why is it important for each board member to donate to the organization? What tools are available for board assessment? What can you do about inactive or ineffective board members? How can a "consent agenda" make board meetings more efficient? and more. This is a recording of a live event.