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Best Valerie F. Leonard podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Valerie F. Leonard podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Formerly known as Nonprofit "U", the Nonprofit Utopia podcast is an extension of the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We use our podcast as an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. Topics include nonprofit management, community development, capacity buil ...
 
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If you are a nonprofit practitioner, you should be very interested in the innerworkings of the Illinois Supreme Court—particularly if you work in the areas of family services or social, criminal and/or restorative justice. The rules and practices surrounding evidence; access to competent counsel; sentencing guidelines and diversity, equity and ...…
 
Lever for Change is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Affiliate, whose mission is to unlock philanthropic capital and accelerate positive change around the world’s biggest challenges. Consistent with this mission, the Foundation recently launched the Economic Opportunity Challenge to award $10 million to scale a game-changing solu ...…
 
With average annual earnings from art projects of around $5,000, the term “starving artist” is closer to reality than cliche. As a result, it is not uncommon for artists to live in marginalized communities. Most arts organizations that create new work have annual operating budgets of less than $50,000; the artists themselves subsidize the bulk ...…
 
Since 1993, Woods Fund Chicago has awarded more than $65 million to nearly 500 nonprofit organizations in the Chicago region. Central to its grant-making approach is a belief that systemic change is the only way to eradicate poverty and structural racism, and that people most affected by poverty and racial inequity should lead and participate i ...…
 
When Shelby Parchman, Founder of InUrban Strategies, LLC, started coaching small businesses for a local entrepreneurship program, he noticed that many of the businesses with whom he worked were also in urban food deserts--communities with limited access to grocery stores and fresh fruits and vegetables. Shelby also noticed that the multi-billio ...…
 
What are some innovative methods that educators and activists are using to learn from activists from around the world, and engage in cross-border information exchanges? Join us as Dr. Nassim Abdi, PhD, CEO and Co-founder of Docademia/StoryBolt, talks about how she uses on-demand short documentaries and live video conferences with filmmaker-acti ...…
 
Last year, CIVICUS’ global SPEAK! campaign connected over 200 organizations from nearly 50 countries, allowing them to “speak” to one another across lines of division, reversing the trend of increasing social and political polarization. Some of the results were truly amazing. Urgent peace agreements were signed, old prejudices were confronted a ...…
 
Benefit Chicago is mobilizing $100 million in impact investments to finance the growth of impact enterprises throughout Chicagoland to: 1) build wealth in or for communities; 2) create jobs that are accessible to community residents; and 3) enhance job readiness and skills for those seeking to find, maintain, and advance in employment. Join us ...…
 
We have often heard people complain that government should stay out of business and let the markets run their course. What if, instead, we focused on how the power of government may be harnessed to facilitate business growth and promote equitable community development? Join us as Attorney Marc J. Lane, President of The Law Offices of Marc J. La ...…
 
Have you ever experienced deep conflict or trauma and wished you could re-write a chapter in your life? For your community? For your organization? Improv for Peace helps organizations, communities and professionals actively resolve miscommunication by facilitating guided improvisations workshops to help participants re-script their past and pro ...…
 
Having launched its first 100&Change Competition in 2016, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the launch of a second round, through which a grant of $100 million will be awarded to help address one of the world’s critical social challenges. Building on the momentum from 100&Change, MacArthur launched Lever for Change ...…
 
“No man (or organization) is an island”, as they say. We need partners to help us accomplish our goals with maximum impact. However, establishing partnerships are not without risks, landmines and pitfalls. The best partnerships can have rewards that far outweigh the risks, and can be sustained over the long haul, if structured and managed corre ...…
 
You have just been asked to join the board of directors of an organization, and you are weighing the opportunity to share your skills, time, talents and networks. What should you do before you join? Join us as host Valerie F. Leonard, shares an overview of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards; the questions you should ask before j ...…
 
Have you ever experienced deep conflict or trauma and wished you could re-write a chapter in your life? For your community? For your organization? Improv for Peace helps organizations, communities and professionals actively resolve miscommunication by facilitating guided improvisations workshops to help participants re-script their past and pro ...…
 
Before I started Nonprofit Utopia, LLC, I was very engaged in North Lawndale, the Chicago community in which I was born and raised. As Co-Founder of the Lawndale Alliance, I worked with my neighbors to advocate for tax increment financing district (TIF) policies that would make the program more transparent and be of better benefit to local resi ...…
 
Every living organism has vital signs, or key indicators of health. For us humans, these include blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature. Likewise, organizations have key indicators of health.Depending on the organization, its goals and objectives, these key performance indicators may vary. However, regardless of where your ...…
 
When Angelique Power was named President of the Field Foundation of Illinois, three questions guided their grant making: Is racial equity in philanthropy even possible? Can the fallacy of philanthropic expertise fall away to create room for the nonprofit visionary to lead? Can we ask more of ourselves in philanthropy, listen more, talk less, fo ...…
 
Forensic nursing is the intersection of medicine, law enforcement, policy and advocacy. Forensic nurses work with victims of sexual assault, human trafficking and other violent crimes to document their injuries and provide evidence and expert testimony in court cases. They may also provide expert testimony and advocate for victims rights for th ...…
 
The Economic Innovation Group estimated that U.S. investors, collectively, had over $6.1 trillion unrealized capital gains by the end of 2017. What if these funds could be funneled to economically struggling areas? The recently passed Tax Reform Act included a potential tax break for investors, in which they may defer capital gains taxes on the ...…
 
While there is no such thing as perfection, the 7-year process that brought the Foundation Center and GuideStar together to become Candid, is pretty close, as mergers go. The completion of the merger has not only resulted in the creation of Candid as a sustainable organization; it has also led to the consolidation of the most comprehensive arra ...…
 
Building effective boards is a developmental process and can be compared to a game. There are rules of engagement, players, strategies, time limits, winners and losers. Darchelle M. Garner, Managing Director of Vineland Consulting, LLC, has significant success working with faith-based organizations to help them master the game of developing eff ...…
 
The Get Cleared Campaign reduces recidivism by making work possible for formerly incarcerated individuals who are eligible to have their records expunged. They help their clients focus on developing skills that would increase their chances of securing living-wage jobs, as opposed to spending inordinate amounts of time navigating the court syste ...…
 
There are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States, with new entities opening “every day”. Well, maybe not every day, but you get the idea. With the growing number of nonprofit organizations competing for fewer dollars, how do you position your organization to stand out from the crowd? Join host Valerie F. Leonard and Mia H ...…
 
Join Patrick Kirby, Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, and host Valerie F. Leonard, for a lively discussion on how to make your organization’s case for support; how to develop effective fundraising strategies and capital campaigns; how to assess your organization’s readiness for fundraising and capital campaigns and some of the common mistak ...…
 
Your human-service nonprofit exists to make a positive impact in the lives of the people you serve. But how do you get there, especially in the current environment? Join Sarah Olivieri, Founder of PivotGround, and host Valerie F. Leonard for a lively discussion on breaking with traditional strategic planning processes; how to accomplish more wi ...…
 
It is not uncommon to start a new initiative with the idea of “…if we build it, they’ll come.” What if, instead, we started the process with the end-users in mind, and built solutions tailor-made to their needs? Join Alvin Schexnider, Erie Neighborhood House’s Senior Director of Operations, and Host Valerie F. Leonard, to learn how human-center ...…
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Will your organization be ready? Join us as Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collabo ...…
 
Life after the military can be just as challenging for veterans and their families as serving in active combat. In their effort to transition back into civilian life, many struggle with a number of physical, psychological, social and economic issues. Join Dumont Moore, Founder of Veterans Strike Force, and me for a lively discussion of life aft ...…
 
Sales and marketing are the lifeblood of any business—whether for-profit or nonprofit. Organizational leaders need a firm grasp of the changes in the marketplace and the implications for their organizations, clients and communities. At the same time, they must cultivate relationships with funders and a host of other stakeholders to maintain a s ...…
 
Today, a successful media relations strategy requires much more than press releases and posed photos... You need to build relationships, be accessible, and offer valuable information and insights to reporters and editors… –Kivi Leroux Miller, Founder &CEO, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide Peter Panepento and Antionette Kerr, authors of Modern Medi ...…
 
Nearly 4 years after shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald to death, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated assault. Most people believed a conviction would be impossible, given our country’s track record with police-involved shootings. They were wrong. What was it about this case tha ...…
 
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Will your organization be ready? Join us as Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collabo ...…
 
Join us as Xavier Ramey,CEO and Lead Strategist, of Justice Informed, LLC, looks at the intersections of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); community engagement, philanthropy and corporate responsibility. We will examine the current environment and discuss strategies organizations can use to strategically align people, processes and culture ...…
 
Writing a compelling case for support is not always as easy as it seems. In Case Development 201, Communications Consultant Andrew Brommel writes “an organization’s case for support is ultimately ‘your message to your donors—why should they give to your organization?’ In this day and age of increased competition for fewer dollars, your answer t ...…
 
Vivien Hoexter and Linda C. Hartley, principals of H2Growth Strategies LLC, will discuss their new book, Big Impact:Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders. The book highlights nonprofit leaders from the U.S. and abroad who have found solutions to some of the world’s most vexing societal problems. Hoexter and Hartley will also shar ...…
 
Even when asked by their funders, organizational leaders are often reluctant to provide candid feedback to foundations, for fear of alienating them. As a result, foundations don't always have an accurate picture of what the grantee experience has been with them, while nonprofit organizations sometimes suffer in silence, or decide not to pursue ...…
 
Today’s nonprofit funding environment is characterized by increased competition for limited funding and unfavorable tax laws that could potentially reduce incentives for middle class donors to make gifts to nonprofits. Now, more than ever, nonprofits must adopt financial capitalization models that include public and private sources of financing ...…
 
Peggy Duvette is an international thought leader in technology & social change and women’s leadership. As Senior Director of Social Impact at Oracle NetSuite, Peggy guides the donation of the Oracle NetSuite products to nonprofits worldwide, and manages a range of capacity building programs, including Suite Pro Bono. She is committed to helping ...…
 
Do you ever wonder what role the Microsoft Stores play in community? Paula Brkich is the Community Development Specialist based at the Microsoft Store in Schaumburg. In her role, she connects the store to the community through educational workshops and events for kids, seniors, businesses, gamers, and works with non-profits on volunteer events. ...…
 
Do you ever wonder what organizational capacity is, or why it’s important? Tune in to Nonprofit “U” for a lively discussion with Tom Fuechtmann, Senior Program Officer with the Community Memorial Foundation and me. We will demystify organizational capacity building, talk about Community Memorial Foundation’s investment in organizational leaders ...…
 
Do you ever wonder what role the Microsoft Stores play in community? Paula Brkich is the Community Development Specialist based at the Microsoft Store in Schaumburg. In her role, she connects the store to the community through educational workshops and events for kids, seniors, businesses, gamers, and works with non-profits on volunteer events. ...…
 
Peter Gariepy is a Principal with Vora Certified Public Accountants, and a candidate for the Cook County Treasurer’s Office. Vora is the first CPA firm in the Midwest to become a certified Benefit Corporation, meaning that the firm seeks to generate a positive social and environmental impact through serving its clients. Peter is the treasurer o ...…
 
Nonprofits are often concerned with having just the right social media messages to promote year-end giving campaigns. When the dust settles, they still need to maintain compliance with state and federal regulators. These disclosure requirements provide an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to tell their stories; demonstrate impact and market ...…
 
Do you ever wonder what organizational capacity is, or why it’s important? Tune in to Nonprofit “U” for a lively discussion with Tom Fuechtmann, Senior Program Officer with the Community Memorial Foundation and me. We will demystify organizational capacity building, talk about Community Memorial Foundation’s investment in organizational leaders ...…
 
As Cara’s Director of Student and Alumni Affairs and a 15-year Cara veteran, Jesse Teverbaugh is a firm believer in the notion that we transform our lives by transforming others. Cara helps men and women affected by poverty (and often the interrelated challenges of recovery, domestic violence, episodic homelessness and incarceration) to get and ...…
 
David Young has been Housing Action Illinois’s (HAI) Director of Training since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for providing capacity building services to nonprofit developers and housing counseling organizations in order to increase these agencies’ ability to best serve their clients and communities. Join David and me as we discuss HAI’ ...…
 
The Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center was created to fight the ravages of trauma and opioid abuse on Chicago’s West Side. While the Center is expected to open the first quarter of 2018, there is already a movement afoot to address the issues utilizing rank and file citizens, elected officials, healthcare providers, churches and comm ...…
 
Rebroadcast-North Lawndale Then and Now: What Has Changed Since Dr. King Walked Among Us? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to North Lawndale in 1966 to launch a fight for fair housing. Fast forward to 2017, what has changed? Join Valerie F. Leonard as she examines the issues that brought Dr. King to North Lawndale in 1966, and the overall state ...…
 
Nonprofits are often concerned with having just the right social media messages to promote year-end giving campaigns. When the dust settles, they still need to maintain compliance with state and federal regulators. These disclosure requirements provide an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to tell their stories; demonstrate impact and market ...…
 
How can nonprofits and other social enterprises deliver a better experience for customers and employees to increase value? Join John Corrigan, Founder and CEO of Journimap, L3C, and me for a lively and me for a lively discussion on customer experience. John will explain how customer experience practices used by for profit businesses -- such as ...…
 
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