Inspired Nonprofit Leadership

By Mary Hiland

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This podcast is a place for nonprofit leaders to gain insights, tips, inspiration, and encouragement to unleash their potential.

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018: Strategic use of videos for your nonprofit
32:31

My guest for this episode is Stephanie Shaterian.

Stephanie is a founder of fLO Content, fLO is a video content producer specializing in original, authentic, documentary style pieces that serve specific goals or strategic purposes. They work with decision makers in the for profit and non-profit sectors who have immediate video needs for marketing, promotional, or development goals. She is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and holds a degree in Fine Arts from The Theatre School at Depaul University.

Stephanie and I talk about the different ways videos can be used strategically by a nonprofit organization and she shares stories of clients she has worked with. She has advice for how to think about videos so you get the most bang for the buck when you create one.

 You can connect with Stephanie at fLOcontent.com.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

May 23, 2019
017: Nonprofit law leaders need to know
33:36

My guest today is Lauren Cesare. Lauren has been practicing tax law in California for 34 years. The last 23 years Lauren has operated her own practice with an emphasis on tax exempt organizations – what we mostly call nonprofits, as well as limited liability companies.

Lauren has served on the Boards of Directors and as an officer of two nonprofits. She is the author of three books on Private Foundations and Public Charities. Here newest book on mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures among tax exempt organizations will be out in 2019.

Lauren shares some key points of law that nonprofit leaders need to know.

You can connect with Lauren via email: cesarelaw@cesarelaw.com.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

May 16, 2019
016: Mindset: Limiting or Empowering?
31:59

My guest today is Cindi Phallen. Cindi was a successful executive director for 18 years with Y’s around the country and is the founder and President of Create Possibility which provides consulting to nonprofits. Cindi is an author, speaker, and an educator. She teaches fundraising at the University of San Diego’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program.

Cindi is the author of “The Impact Triangle” in which she presents her proprietary secret sauce for building a thriving social enterprise.

In this episode, Cindi and I talk about mindset. How it influences nonprofit leaders by limiting or by empowering effective action.

You can connect with Cindi via her website: Create Possibility.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

May 09, 2019
015: Elements of great strategy
36:16

My guest today is Sarah Olivieri. Sarah is a nonprofit strategist with a passion for helping organizations thrive. The founder of PivotGround, Sarah helps human-service nonprofits increase capacity, deliver better programming, attract more funding, and make the world a better place.

 She has over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience. Sarah co-founded the Open Center for Autism and was the executive director of the Helping Children of War Foundation. She is the creator of the Impact Method™ - a business framework for nonprofits designed to help nonprofits thrive in the digital age.

She is also a published author who co-wrote Lesson Planning a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

Sarah and I discuss these questions and more:

1. What is strategy and why is it important to have a strategy?
2. What are the elements of a great strategy?
3. There's a tradition in nonprofit strategic planning to plan based on a 3 or 5 year cycle. What's wrong with this model in today's context?

You can connect with Sarah via her website: PivotGround.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Apr 25, 2019
014: Evaluating the Executive Director
25:46

This is one of our bonus episodes – a moment with Mary. 

In this episode, Mary shares some tips for effectively evaluating the executive director and some cautions about pitfalls to avoid.

We all know that effective leadership requires clarity of expectations and feedback on an ongoing basis helping people know how they are doing. It is disconcerting that the anecdotal information is that many Executive Directors don’t get evaluated.

 Without a defined evaluation process, the Executive Director has no real structure in place for ongoing performance/professional development feedback. This can be created with the Board but it is not a “natural” consequence of how the role is positioned in the organization.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Know To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Apr 18, 2019
013: Your Board's Role in Fundraising
35:13

My guest for this episode is Ellen Bristol. Ellen founded Bristol Strategy Group in 1995 after a 20-year career in corporate sales. She quickly transitioned to the nonprofit sector, where she has become a thought leader in fundraising management and now has over 20 years experience.

Ellen created the SMART Way™, a training and consulting solution that improves fundraising results and productivity continuously.

She is the author of Fundraising the SMART Way: Predictable, Consistent Income for Your Charity and co-author of The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix It!

You can learn more about Ellen at www.BristolStrategyGroup.com.

We talk about the role of the board in fundraising and how the board and staff work it out together. How should the board think about its role relative to staff's? 

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Apr 11, 2019
012: HR Mistakes Nonprofits Should Avoid
28:09

My guest today is Karen Mathews Radau. Karen is deeply experienced in human resources consulting, organizational development, and executive coaching. She is a recognized author and currently is the CEO of her own business, Small Business HR Services. Karen specializes in helping small to mid-sized companies, including nonprofits, with not only how to comply with labor laws but how to apply best practices to help organizations and their employees be successful.

Many nonprofits are unable to have even part-time staff dedicated to human resources management. I know from my own experience how valuable it can be to have someone to call for consultation and reassurance you are making the right decisions. 

We discuss some of the common HR mistakes Karen has seen nonprofits make and how to avoid them. You can learn more about Karen at: https://smallbizhrservices.com/

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Mar 28, 2019
011: 3 Key Factors in Board Improvement
14:55

This is a bonus episode – a moment with Mary. In this episode, Mary shares what her research and that of others has shown are three critical success factors for improving a board of directors.

Some nonprofit leaders have little trouble articulating what they think should, or could, be better about their boards. But, even if you are one who knows where you want your board to go, the challenge may be how to get there. Listen to learn the three factors that promote success in board improvement.

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For more details about Mary and her work please go to: Hiland Consulting

And don’t forget to get your free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Mar 22, 2019
010: Communication mistakes nonprofit leaders make
31:59

My guest today Theresa Kiernan. Theresa has over 20 years of corporate training experience. She is a consultant and coach in communications and leadership. Theresa has been an executive director in three nonprofits and a board member for several as well. She likes having fun and creating a safe environment where people can let down their guard.

In today's episode, we talk about communication mistakes nonprofit leaders make and how to avoid them. We explore communication between the board chair and the executive, the board and staff, and Theresa has some tips about crisis communication.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Mar 14, 2019
009: Nonprofit and board life stages
31:06

My guest today is Mike Burns. Mike began his career as an executive director of a community health center and now has over 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit manager. Since 1994 Mike has been an organizational development consultant and partner in BWB Solutions. Since 2017 Mike has been faculty in the University of New Haven’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program. Mike’s consulting practice focuses on strategic planning, governance and helping nonprofits assess their readiness for strategic alliances. Mike is also a fellow researcher on two national studies about nonprofit board leadership conducted through the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

A couple of unique things about Mike are he operates an organic farm and has been a professional foster parent for nearly 20 years!

In this episode we explore the life cycles of nonprofits and the developmental stages of boards.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Mike's blog:  www.nonprofitboardcrisis.com and website: www.bwbsolutions.com.  

Feb 28, 2019
008: Addressing staff or board member conflicts of interest
14:31

This is a bonus episode – a moment with Mary. In this episode, Mary talks about how conflicts of interest come up in nonprofits – both with staff and board members and what to consider when addressing them.

Mary shares her personal experience from her own board service as well as when she was a CEO and she offers three tips for safeguarding your nonprofit from the potential negative affects conflicts of interest can have. 

Please be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode. And it would be great if you would also write a review and give a rating too.

For more details about Mary and her work please go to: Hiland Consulting

And don’t forget to get your free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

 

Feb 21, 2019
007: An executive director's view of the board's value
31:38

Today’s guest is Suzanne St. John-Crane. Suzanne is the CEO of the American Leadership Forum which joins and strengthens diverse, cross-sector leaders to serve the common good. Suzanne has worked in community media for 24 years and has founded two community television stations. She has been an executive director for over 18 years.

Suzanne has received over a dozen regional and national awards for videos and for her work as a media advocate. And, she served as an officer on the Alliance for Community Media’s National Board in Washington DC.

In this episode, we discuss lessons learned and how her view of a board’s value changed over time.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get the free guide I created for you go to: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Feb 14, 2019
006: Advocacy for nonprofit leaders
32:08

My guest today for this episode is Patricia Gardner. Patricia is the CEO of the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, known as SVCN, a nonprofit membership organization. Patricia has led the SVCN since 2001 after being a nonprofit executive manager for over 20 years.

Patricia has won numerous awards and is recognized throughout the state of California as a leader in nonprofit advocacy and public policy. ​ She believes nonprofits are central to the fabric of life, and through her role, at SVCN, she promotes the sector to make our community more aware of what  valuable community assets nonprofits are. 

Today, Patricia shares lessons learned about advocacy for nonprofit leaders.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get access to my free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

 

Jan 31, 2019
005: The 5 ways your board really matters
12:43

This is one of our bonus episodes – a moment with Mary. In this episode, Mary talks about why boards matter and how board members, when they are fully realizing their potential, make a real difference for the nonprofits they serve.

Mary shares her personal experiences with her own Boards when she was an executive director and the lessons she learned. As a CEO, working with a new board she experienced first hand the 5 key ways board members add value and advance the mission.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get access to my free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

 

Jan 17, 2019
004: How spiritual practices enhance your leadership
33:12

My guest today is Amari Romero-Thomas. Amari has over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector. She was executive director for two nonprofits and has overseen grantmaking efforts within United Way. While a senior consultant for a management assistance nonprofit, she focused on executive transition and search and oversaw the development of their coaching program.

Amari is the founder and currently the principal consultant at Mosaic Consulting and Coaching.  Mosaic assists organizations and individuals “put all the right pieces” together in service to their personal or organizational mission: www.mosaicconsultingcoach.com.

Please be sure to rate, subscribe, and review the show.

For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get access to my free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Jan 17, 2019
003: What leadership capital is and why it matters.
31:53

My guest today is Stephen Nill. Steve has been working internationally in the third sector for more than four decades—as a publisher, lawyer, consultant, and volunteer. In 1992 Steve founded CharityChannel as a way to connect over the internet his nonprofit hospital chain’s fund development staff with their colleagues in other organizations. That first discussion community has grown into what is today the oldest and largest community of nonprofit professionals in the works – with well over 100,000 participants.

As if that wasn’t enough, through CharityChannel Press and its sister For the Genius Press, Steve has published over 80 books: https://charitychannel.com. Steve shares his thoughts and insights about how writing can positively impact you as a nonprofit leader.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get access to my free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

 

Jan 17, 2019
002: Tips for increasing board member engagement
30:18

My guest for this episode is John Horner. John has years of cross-sector experience. His initial career was in high tech as an engineer along with working as a professional photographer and in business.

John created his own business, Thinker Toys. And, while running that business, John has been the Executive Director of the nonprofit Chamber of Commerce in Morgan Hill since 2013 (www.morganhill.org). 

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

To get access to my free guide: 6 Steps You Must Do To Unleash The Potential of Your Nonprofit Board.

Jan 17, 2019
001: Introduction to Inspired Nonprofit Leadership
08:16

In this short episode you'll get an introduction to what Inspired Nonprofit Leadership is all about and why I created it for you.

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For more details about me or my work please go to: Hiland Consulting

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Dec 09, 2018