The Nonprofit Leaders Podcast with Maxie Carpenter
Nonprofit Leaders: Cultivate These Three Leadership Traits

Nonprofit Leaders: Cultivate These Three Leadership Traits

February 24, 2021

Now more than ever, the Pre & Post COVID era requires Leaders that are willing to raise their level of awareness. It requires a willingness to cultivate adaptability, environmental awareness and a habit of continual learning in order to survive and thrive. 

It’s Time for Nonprofits to Swim Upstream

It’s Time for Nonprofits to Swim Upstream

February 18, 2021

If there are Leaders in the Nonprofit sector still trying to hold on to the traditional ways of leading, managing and raising money to support the mission, then they should probably start preparing now for dissolution at some point. The paradigm shift required by the impact of Political Division, Social Unrest and Economic instability will not be denied. 

A Message of Encouragement

A Message of Encouragement

February 10, 2021

In this time of social, economic and political unrest, it's easy to get lost in the negative implications and the tsunami of negative information fed to us on a daily basis. I hope you find the message of encouragement timely and uplifting.

Moving Forward is About Your Mindset

Moving Forward is About Your Mindset

February 4, 2021

Everyone and every organization's been affected by COVID like nothing in recent memory. The challenge is how you decide to meet it. Do you stand pat hoping with false optimism, or do stop making plans about the plans you're planning on planning and move forward with determination.

Without Form & Function, You’re Just Doing Stuff.

Without Form & Function, You’re Just Doing Stuff.

January 27, 2021

There's an old saying in operations, which is 'if you can't measure it, you shouldn't be doing it.' I feel much the same way about Organizational Structure, especially Nonprofit Boards of Directors. Without form and function in place, the effectiveness and efficiency required to help the organization accomplish it's mission is compromised.

Boards of Directors: Nonprofits Major Obstacle

Boards of Directors: Nonprofits Major Obstacle

January 20, 2021

The role of a Board of Directors is to govern. Yet, most lean toward micro-managing the organization because they don't understand what governance is and they don't understand the role of the Executive Director. Result? Blurred lines and little moving of the needle.

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