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Ep 5: When Failure is Not an Option with Glen O’Gilvie, CEO, Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

“Failure is not an option and neither is complaining.” This – and doing more with less – is what Glen O’Gilvie learned from his Jamaican immigrant parents. So when he became an “accidental” leader at a young age, Glen had to figure out how to gain credibility and trust, lead people of all ages and backgrounds and make a transformational impact on the organizations and communities he served.

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Ep 3 – Tony Cancelosi, CEO, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind on Successful Nonprofit Management

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Tony Cancelosi is an unusual leader in the non-profit field. He made – what some might consider – a huge leap from corporate to entrepreneurial to nonprofit worlds, all with tremendous success. As it turns out there are many similarities in leading these different types of organizations including the importance of financial management, being clear […]

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Ep 2 – Brian Hawkins, CEO, DC VA Medical Center on Cultivating Excellence

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Brian Hawkins was told he wasn’t smart enough to work as a hospital payroll technician. Urged by a mindset instilled by his family “You can do, you must do and you will do” and driven to change the medical system that treated his grandfather poorly Brian persisted to eventually to become the Director of the DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center. You’ll hear just how much Brian’s parents (and children) have taught him about leadership all throughout this interview.

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Ep 1 – Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact on the Power of Story

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Imagine – you are 10 years old in the South during the Civil Rights Movement and your white mother leaves an abusive marriage and marries a black man. It’s illegal and your new family is shunned by both the white and the black communities. Compelled to save the family and make a better life, the three of you flee to Canada and then Washington State. Your biological father finds you and forces you to return, but at 12-years-of-age you escape, making a harrowing journey across the country, alone, back to your mother and step father…

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Kismet Reflections

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Five months, one HUGE event and almost $140K later everyone wants to know how it feels to have Kismet for Kidsave behind me.  To be honest, I spent the last three weeks trying to figure it out.  Amazed.  Relieved.  Moved.  Grateful.  Proud.  Wistful that it’s over.  But until our videographer Will stuck a camera in […]

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It’s all about Kismet!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

“You’ve become a Kidsave evangelist,” joked my friend Alan who hears me pitch my charity so frequently, that I’m worried he’ll run away screaming next time. Except he totally gets it – he has been a tireless mental health advocate for decades and has been generously enabling my Kidsave obsession by pointing every possible helpful […]

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It must be love!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I have a confession to make – I am completely and utterly in love, bordering on obsession! I am experiencing a crazy mix of emotions on hourly – sometimes momentary basis – excitement, delight, nervousness, fear, gratitude and more excitement. My mind is constantly racing. It’s even beginning to affect my dreams! I envision a […]

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In pursuit of web fame

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I have to say, for anyone looking to expand their visibility on web, there’s definitely no shortage of opportunities. It’s mind boggling how much time and brain power you can invest into the various ways to promote your business online. At least we can say we’re working ON rather than IN our business, right? Thanks […]

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Girl Power video

Monday, October 13th, 2008

In case you haven’t seen this video yet http://www.girleffect.org/#/video/, I found it extremely powerful and touching. In today’s world – as reflected by daily headlines proclaiming despair and panic – it’s empowering to know that some of us ARE thinking about making a difference in the world. Even if we begin with helping one child.

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NGO Leadership Insights: Interview with Lynsey Jeffries of Higher Achievement

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

After meeting the dynamic and articulate Executive Director of Higher Achievement Lynsey Jeffries at a recent conference, I was compelled to invite her to be interviewed for our podcast! For those who are not familiar with Higher Achievement, it’s a fantastic DC-based non-profit that provides middle school children from underserved areas year-round academic enrichment programs […]

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