Mission Impact

Mission: Impact is the podcast for progressive nonprofit leaders who want to build a better world without becoming a martyr to the cause. Through interviews with nonprofit consultants and other experts, we dig into the issues that impact making your organization more effective and innovative. We explore how to build organizational cultures where your work in the world is aligned with how you work together as staff, board members and volunteers. This is all designed with the purpose of helping you create greater mission impact.

  • Building shared nonprofit leadership with Emily Taylor

    In episode 95 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Emily Taylor discuss the challenges nonprofit CEOs face as they become victims of their own success.  how nonprofit leaders can become disconnected from their community as their organization grows how when an organization is […]

  • Navigating power and conflict within nonprofits with Rebecca Epstein

    In episode 94 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Rebecca Epstein discuss the article that Rebecca wrote with Mistinguette Smith published in the Nonprofit Quarterly in 2023. Paving a Better Way: What’s Driving Progressive Organizations Apart and How to Win by Coming Together. The […]

  • Nonprofit fundraising transparency with Pooya Pourak

    In episode 93 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Pooya Pourak discuss the importance of transparent, impact-centric fundraising, the use of technology for efficiency, and the necessity of fair compensation for nonprofit employees. They delve into the nuances of donor engagement, […]

  • Three stages of nonprofit leadership with Patton McDowell

    In episode 92 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Patton McDowell explore the multi-generational nonprofit workforce, discussing the unique hurdles and opportunities that come with each stage of a non-profit career—from emerging leaders grappling with gaining practical experience to […]

  • AI and Nonprofits with George Weiner

    In episode 91 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and George Weiner discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and the nonprofit sector. They delve into the significance of AI in the sector, emphasizing the need for strategic adoption and policy development. The conversation […]

  • Five steps to successful nonprofit strategic planning with Carol Hamilton

    In episode 90 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton goes solo and talks about: What strategic planning is and is not the five steps to a comprehensive strategic planning process Keys to ensuring your plan gets put into action and stays relevant The five steps are 1. kick off, 2. […]

  • Don't skip Gen X for leadership with Miguel Guadalupe

    In episode 89 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Miguel Guadalupe discuss issues of generational engagement in leadership, highlighting the frequent oversight of Generation X and stressing the unique adaptability and valuable perspective that this generation brings to the table. […]

  • [Re-release] Building a ladder of engagement with Lisa Hazirjian

    In this enlightening episode, Carol interviews Lisa Hazirjian, a historian turned advocate, as they delve into Lisa’s unexpected journey from academia to the forefront of nonprofit advocacy. Through a candid recount of personal challenges and professional transitions, Lisa shares her […]

  • Reimagining the workplace for remote/hybrid with June Jimenez

    In episode 87 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and June Jimenez discuss: Making remote-work work for your organization Juggling the complex decisions facing nonprofit leaders regarding a potential return to physical offices Changing employee expectations We explore the […]

  • Building your cultural competence with Danielle Marshall

    In episode 86 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton joins with Danielle Marshall for another learning out loud episode where we do a deep dive into a topic. Today we focused on cultural competence or cultural humility and talked about ways for people to work on and enhance their cultural […]

  • Building equitable compensation frameworks with Mala Nagarajan

    In episode 85 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Mala Nagarajan discuss organizational development, compensation structures, and critical discussions within nonprofit organizations. They explore the limitations of market-based compensation, the concept of a thriving wage, and the […]

  • Identifying the skills your team needs to bring your strategic plan to life with Heather Burright

    In episode 84 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Heather Burright discuss: how strategic planning, implementation and staff and volunteer skills development all fit together.  We delve into the critical aspects of strategic planning and its effective implementation. I highlight the […]

  • Finding the right CRM for your nonprofit organization with Alexander Lapa

    In episode 83 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Alexander Lapa delve into the benefits of using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system like Salesforce for nonprofits. These include improved data management and streamlined processes. Alexander shares his expertise in setting […]

  • Going deeper with Danielle Marshall

    In episode 82 of Mission: Impact, Danielle Marshall and Carol Hamilton have another ‘learning out loud’ conversation where we delve into the evolving landscape of nonprofit work, focusing on key themes:   🔥 Burnout and Beyond: We kickstart the discussion by addressing the […]

  • Being a co-leader with your board with Mary Hiland

    In episode 81, Carol Hamilton and Mary Hiland discuss the challenges and strategies of nonprofit executive directors working with their boards. They explore the importance of leaving a legacy and sharing knowledge, and how it inspired Carol to start her podcast, Mission Impact. Mary's […]

  • Celebrating several nonprofits in my life with Carol Hamilton

    In episode 80 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton goes solo to celebrate several of the nonprofits that support and enrich her life.   Nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in enriching our lives and communities in various ways. Carol discusses:   Several organizations that […]

  • Unpacking the overhead myth with Susan Kahan

    In this podcast episode, Carol Hamilton and Susan Kahan discuss the importance of donor trust and nonprofit accountability. They challenge misconceptions about fundraising, such as the focus on overhead costs and the belief that it is a necessary evil. They argue for reframing negative […]

  • Renegotiating our relationship with work with Carol Hamilton

    In episode 78 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton celebrates Mission: Impact’s 3rd anniversary and goes solo to talk about: The rise of the “dream job” How people are reconsidering the role of work and career in their lives The shadow side to pursuing your passion Important […]

  • The nitty gritty of fundraising with Devon Lawrence

    In episode 77 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Devon Lawrence discuss How systems can benefit your fundraising work What you can do to make your donors feel appreciated The importance of small gestures in your fundraising strategy Guest Bio: Devon Lawrence is the Founder and […]

  • Not going it alone with Erin Allgood

    In episode 76 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Erin Allgood discuss How it’s not all on your shoulders to fix – even if it can feel that way sometimes. Why each organization does not have to tackle everything – deciding what is the part of the problem that you will work on […]

  • Co-creation with Carol Hamilton and Danielle Marshall

    In episode 75 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and Danielle Marshall discuss Our meaning making brains and the stories we make up about each other Challenges that progressive organizations are having with the mismatch in expectations across generations Why a reflexive […]

  • Change Initiatives that Stick with Veronica LaFemina

    In episode 74 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and her guest, Veronica LaFemina discuss Why big change initiatives often fail  A map of how to get from A to B may not be sufficient The role of a key leader visibly supporting the change is so key  Why radio silence is a bad […]

  • Getting Your Fundraising Reps in with Cindy Wagman

    In episode 73 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton and her guest, Cindy Wagman discuss: The impact social taboos around money have on fundraising Getting to know your donors as real people How to make your donors feel good about their giving   Guest Bio: Cindy Wagman is the […]

  • Exploring Passion Exploitation with Lauren Brownstein

    In episode 72 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Lauren Brownstein discuss: How to be well while you are doing good  What passion exploitation is and why it is important to your organization Why self-care is an organization’s responsibility as much as an individual’s […]

  • African-American led organizations with Dr. Orletta Caldwell

    In episode 71 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Dr. Orletta Caldwell discuss: The unique challenges facing African-American-led nonprofits Why no one owns a nonprofit The invisible history of African-American led nonprofits since 1693 Guest Bio: Dr. Caldwell is a […]

  • Values based strategic planning

    In episode 70 of Mission: Impact, Carol goes solo to discuss: Keeping your strategic plan from just sitting on the shelf How approaching planning from a strengths-based perspective brings more joy 4 key questions to ask to keep your plan relevant   Important Links and […]

  • Designing for strategy with Jeanne Bell

    In episode 69 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Jeanne Bell discuss: Why internal culture needs to support your external strategy for success How to integrate organizational strategy into implementation How creating interdisciplinary spaces for strategy discussion enhance […]

  • Elevating Engagement with Amanda Kaiser

    In episode 68 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Amanda Kaiser discuss: How to successfully engage members Why value is not the only variable you need to pay attention to How to more effectively set members and volunteers up for success at each stage of engagement Guest Bio: […]

  • Get that Money Honey with Rhea Wong

    In episode 67 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Rhea Wong discuss: Why mindset is so important for accidental fundraisers How to fundraise with your donor’s experience in mind  What letting go of your script and your pitch can do for your fundraising efforts Guest Bio: […]

  • Exploring global competence with Katherine Turner

    In episode 66 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Katherine Turner discuss: The intersections between the fields of diversity, equity and inclusion and intercultural communications Some things to consider when working with a global group Moving folks from awareness to action […]

  • Building a ladder of engagement with Lisa Hazirjian

    In episode 65 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Lisa G. Hazirjian discuss: Some common mistakes and misconceptions nonprofits have about policy advocacy Simple steps to take to get to know policy makers better and build relationships How to build a ladder of engagement for your […]

  • More efficient operations with Sarah Olivieri

    In episode 64 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Sarah Olivieri discuss: How systemizing your processes can free up time for staff to think bigger How to measure your capacity and be realistic about what is on your organizational docket How to have a productive team meeting Guest […]

  • Highlights of healthy organizational cultures - Part 2

    In episode 63 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton focuses on healthy organizational cultures with past guests to discuss: why it is important for leaders to invest in themselves,  why paying attention to power dynamics and naming them is key,  and why it's important to realize that it […]

  • Healthy organizational culture highlights - Part 1

    In episode 62 of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton looks back with past guests to discuss: What organizational culture is How good feedback contributes to a healthy organization The importance of putting your stated values into action Important Links and Resources: Elizabeth Scott, PhD […]

  • Impactful boards with Larry Robertson

    In episode 61 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Larry J. Robertson discuss: The fundamentals of nonprofit governance How to find balance between board and staff responsibilities How leading an emotionally intelligent organization contributes to thriving Guest Bio: Larry Robertson […]

  • Why bother doing strategic planning?

    In episode 60 of Mission: Impact, Carol goes solo to discuss: The issues people have with strategic planning Why strategic planning is important What are some benefits of investing in strategic planning   Important Links and Resources: Register for the December 15, 2022 Nonprofit […]

  • Influential leadership with Hugh Ballou

    In episode 59 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Hugh Ballou discuss: How to improve the efficiency of your organization’s meetings Why influence is more important than direction when leading The importance of clarity in your communications Guest Bio:Hugh Ballou works with […]

  • Building a feedback culture with Deneisha Thompson

    In episode 58 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Deneisha Thompson discuss: The four pillars of culture change How our culture conditions people to avoid accountability for fear of overreaction What contributes to toxic cultures in nonprofits and how to address them to shift them […]

  • Relational intelligence with Betina Pflug

    In episode 57 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Betina Pflug (Beh-tee-nuh Flug) discuss:  What makes relational intelligence unique  Polarities – what they are and how to manage them Building team dynamics in a virtual workplace Guest Bio:    Betina Pflug is an executive […]

  • Applying an equity lens to your work with Danielle Marshall

    In episode 56 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Danielle Marshall discuss: Using an equity lens to integrate DEI into all aspects of your work The importance of sharing back next steps to community when you ask for feedback How to reframe resistance Guest Bios: Danielle is an […]

  • Helping nonprofits boards move toward greater equity with Christal Cherry and Renee Ross

    In episode 55 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guests, Dr. Renee Rubin Ross and Christal Cherry discuss: The importance of stressing solutions when educating about DEI How white fragility can prevent the larger issue of a supremacist culture from being addressed Why it is important to […]

  • Best of Leadership Transitions

    In episode 54 of Mission: Impact, Carol celebrates the podcast’s two year anniversary by doing a best of episode about executive leadership transitions. We talk about: the types of transitions that organizations experience, how different leaders approach those transitions,  why it is […]

  • Leadership coaching for nonprofit leaders with Reva Patwardhan

    In episode 53 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Reva Patwardhan discuss: What leadership coaching entails, including what somatically grounded and trauma-informed coaching is Why leadership coaching is something that every nonprofit leader should consider as part of their […]

  • Building nonprofit websites that work with David Pisarek

    In episode 52 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, David Pisarek discuss: How to use a website to grow your organization What calls to action to add to your website How to be consistent and modernize your online presence Guest Bio:David is an award-winning web and digital solutions […]

  • Coaching visionary leaders with Thomas Anderson

    In episode 51 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Thomas Anderson discuss: How to approach vision development Why more people are working with founders Why it’s important to pay attention to those weak signals that could impact your organization in the future Guest Bio:Dr. Thomas […]

  • Why more money and more staff isn't always the answer

    In episode 50 of Mission: Impact, Carol went solo to discuss: How more staff and funding are not always the answer The misconceptions many nonprofits have around growth Why growth does not necessarily get you out of overwork and overcommitment Important Links and Resources: […]

  • Creating sponsorships of value with Lewis Flax

    In episode 49 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Lewis Flax discuss: How to construct sponsorships to better serve your organization The misconceptions many people have about sponsorships How to create a mutually beneficial organization-sponsor relationship   Guest Bio:Lewis Flax […]

  • Getting comfortable with your numbers with Chyla Graham

    In episode 48 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Chyla Graham discuss: Why it is key to understand context when you are looking at your organization’s context How to best connect your financial goals to your organizational goals What you need to be mindful of as a board member, […]

  • Social media myths with Julia Campbell

    In episode 47 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Julia Campbell discuss: How to effectively incorporate social media into your marketing Misconceptions that organizations have about social media The importance of prioritizing your owned marketing assets Guest Bio:Named as a top […]

  • Generous leadership with Carolyn Mozell

    In episode 45 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Carolyn Mozell discuss: Why it is important for leaders and staff have to focus on their sphere of influence How to balance compassion, empathy and accountability How important personal self-care is for maintaining a healthy […]

  • Authentic marketing for your nonprofit with Stu Swineford

    In episode 45 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Stu Swineford discuss: How your nonprofit can be more effective in its marketing The importance of going where your audience is rather than asking them to come to you Why it is easier to increase the commitment of current donors […]

  • Creating pathways for POC youth in STEM with Dr. Gia Grier McGinnis

    This episode is the final part of the Culture Fit project that Carol recorded with her son-in-law Peter Cruz. In this episode, Carol, her cohost Peter Cruz, and their guest Dr. Gia Grier McGinnis discuss: The importance of representation to help BIPOC youth see possibilities Breaking […]

  • Hop on the podcast bandwagon with Travis Johnson

    Brief discussion of attempted murder from 26:27 until 26:38   In episode 43 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Travis Johnson discuss: The benefits that can come with maintaining a podcast How to get started making a podcast The wide variation in what can be done with podcasts […]

  • Building shared governance with Marla Bobowick

    In Episode 42 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guest, Marla Bobowick discuss: The major misconceptions people have about boards and governance How staff and board can shift to shared leadership Why boards need to focus more on the future than just talking about the past   Guest Bio: […]

  • The pressure of being the only with Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

    This episode is part of the Culture Fit project that Carol recorded with her son-in-law Peter Cruz. In this episode, Carol, her cohost Peter Cruz, and their guest Damary Bonilla discuss: The toll that being the sole person of color in a group can take on a person The connections between […]

  • Transformational organizational culture change with Terrill Thompson and Monique Meadows

    In episode 40 of Mission: Impact, Carol and her guests, Monique Meadows and Terrill Thompson, discuss: What makes up organizational culture Why it is so hard to be open to the possibility of changing that culture How to get lasting change in an organization’s culture Guest bio:Monique […]

  • Equity highlights from 2020 and 2021

    In episode 39, Carol Hamilton looks back at the last year and a half of Mission Impact. Using clips from interviews with Tip Fallon, Nyacko Perry, Carlyn Madden, Kristin Bradley-Bull, Keisha Sitney, Rosalind Spiegel, Stephen Graves and Nathaniel Benjamin, she examines: How the nonprofit […]

  • An Invitation to do Less with Carol Hamilton

    In this solo episode 38, Carol Hamilton discusses burnout in the nonprofit sector, what possible ways forward are, and how to stay engaged while prioritizing your own health. Important Links: http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2020/03/resisting-vocational-awe-during-the-pandemic/  […]

  • Examining your narrative with Ariel Salome

    This episode is part of the Culture Fit project that Carol recorded with her son-in-law Peter Cruz. In this episode, Carol, her cohost Peter Cruz, and their guest Ariel Salome discuss: Non-positional leadership and how everyone is a leader in their own right Being an active ally and […]

  • Conflict and Culture with Anne Hilb

    In episode 36 of Mission: Impact, Carol, her guest, Anne Hilb discuss: How nonprofits can best handle conflict within the organization  What steps can be taken to avoid conflict before it happens How to handle the hurt feelings that can linger in the wake of conflict Guest bio: […]

  • Human Capital and DEI with Nathaniel Benjamin

    In episode 35 of Mission: Impact, Carol, her cohost, Peter Cruz, and their guest, Nathaniel Benjamin discuss diversity, equity and inclusion and its intersection with human capital management. This episode is a release of a podcast Carol planned to start with her son-in-law and has many […]

  • Strategic Messaging with Doug Spencer

    In episode 34 of Mission: Impact, Carol, her guest, Doug Spencer talked about: What branding really is What gets in the way of having a unified message that all your stakeholders are ready to share Why our expertise can actually get in the way of having a clear message Guest bio:Douglas […]

  • Equity in Healthcare with Stephen Graves

    In episode 33 of Mission: Impact, Carol, her cohost, Peter Cruz, and their guest, Stephen Graves discuss diversity equity and inclusion in the health care sector. This episode is a release of a podcast Carol planned to start with her son-in-law and has many transferrable ideas and […]

  • Exiting Gracefully with Don Tebbe

    In episode 32 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Don Tebbe discussed include: How organizations can best manage transition Why it is important for the outgoing director to take care of themselves How boards might need to change to accommodate a transition […]

  • Advocacy with Sharon Anderson

    In episode 31 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Sharon Anderson discussed include: What lobbying consists of and how organizations can get involved The constraints placed on lobbying and other ways to help The legislative process and why nonprofits have a […]

  • Content Strategy with Hilary Marsh

    In episode 30 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Hilary Marsh discussed include: What content creation and curation means and how they differ What content strategy entails and how to develop one Why trust across staff departments is so important to a […]

  • Online Strategic Planning - 1 Year Podiversary Special

    In the special 1-year anniversary episode of Mission: Impact, Carol Hamilton discussed the following: The benefits of doing strategic planning online and some downsides of in-person strategic planning How to plan in a VUCA world – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity How […]

  • Working with Volunteers with Peggy Hoffman

    In episode 28 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Peggy Hoffman discussed include: How local nonprofit chapters contribute to the larger organizations What implications the rise of online professional development has for local chapters. Why volunteers and […]

  • Nonprofit Executive Searches with Carlyn Madden

    In episode 27 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Carlyn Madden discussed include: Why small nonprofits can consider working with an executive search firm How to make your search for a new organizational leader as equitable as possible What aspiring future […]

  • Fundraising Fundamentals with Sabrina Walker Hernandez

    In episode 26 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Sabrina Walker Hernandez discussed include: How to get comfortable with fundraising The breakdown of the fundraising process Why both introverts and extroverts make good fundraisers Guest Information:Sabrina […]

  • Storytelling and Relationship Building with Kristin Bradley Bull

    In episode 25 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Kristin Bradley-Bull discussed include: How strategic planning helps organizations and the people in them connect back to their “why” How organizations need to listen to the people in the communities they […]

  • Operations and Hiring with Bobbi Russell

    In episode 24 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Bobbi Russell discussed include: Transitioning back to in person How nonprofits can make accommodations while working from home How investing in systems and organization can help in the long term Guest […]

  • Digital transformation and associations with Elizabeth Engel

    In episode 23 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Elizabeth Engel discussed include: The significance of digital transformation for organizations What’s different about digital transformation for associations Avoiding shiny object syndrome in your tech […]

  • How to avoid key grant seeking mistakes with Michelle Nusum-Smith

    In episode 22 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Michelle Nusum-Smith discussed include: Pros and cons of starting a nonprofit vs. finding a fiscal sponsor vs. starting a for-profit business Things to consider to be more successful as you apply for grants as […]

  • Investing in the next generation of nonprofit leaders with Andy Robinson

    In episode 21 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Andy Robinson discussed include: The importance of leaders being called out The importance of cultivating and grooming your next generation of leaders What founders need to be aware of The importance of having […]

  • The Pandemic and the Nonprofit Sector with Liz Scott

    In episode 20 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Elizabeth Scott discussed include: How organizations have adapted to the pandemic The research Liz completed with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement What changes from the pandemic might organizations retain […]

  • Why learning design is important to nonprofits with Nancy Bacon

    In episode 19 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Nancy Bacon discussed include: Learning in nonprofit organizations The best methods nonprofits or associations can use to train their staff How habits and accountability helps people follow through on the […]

  • Associations and their Benefits with Shelley Sanner and Alanna McKee

    In episode 18 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guests, Shelley Sanner and Alanna McKee discussed include: Trends facing associations, including the need for greater personalization How associations have adjusted to the virtual environment What the future of work […]

  • Program Evaluation with Wendy Wolff

    In episode 17 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Wendy Wolff discussed include: How leading a non-profit differs from leading a for-profit business Awareness vs. action Why people are scared of evaluation Assumptions made when working with communities […]

  • Organizational Values with Rosalind Spigel

    In episode 16 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Rosalind Spigel discussed include: Organizational values and the best method to decide on them  How to welcome diversity on the board and mitigate microaggressions How to implement values in the day-to-day […]

  • The Nonprofit Executive Director-Board Chair relationship with Mary Hiland

    In episode 15 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Mary Hiland discussed include: The pivotal executive director – board chair relationship. Why trust is so key and how to build it. How hard giving negative feedback can be, especially to new people in the […]

  • Nonprofit Leadership with Keisha Sitney

    There is a brief discussion of police brutality in this episode around 16 minutes in. In episode 14 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Keisha Sitney, discussed include: Why leaders need to be role models for their staff and lead by example Why organizations […]

  • Wellness in the Workplace with Peter Lane

    In episode 13 of Mission Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Peter Lane, discussed include: How to bring health and wellness training to organizational consulting Why you should hire a health and wellness coach Understanding how others feelings impact your own and vice […]

  • Managing Leadership Transitions with Liz Woolfe

    In episode 11 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Elizabeth Woolfe, discussed include: The importance of an interim director for organizations The process of transitioning and the strain that puts on an organization The importance of having a plan in place […]

  • Organizational healing with Nyacko Perry

    In episode 11 of Mission: Impact, some of the topics that Carol and her guest, Nyacko Perry, discussed include: Addressing accountability of past actions as a method of moving forward Creating a healthy environment with room for employees to care for their mental health The process of […]

  • How to Hire a Nonprofit Consultant with Heather Yandow

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Heather Yandow.     We talked about:  What gets in the way of nonprofits hiring consultants successfully. Why an RFP process is often not the best approach to having a great experience with a consultant. The trends […]

  • Communication matters with Carol Vernon

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Carol Vernon   We talked about:  The four typical communication styles. What shows up in communications now that so many teams are working remotely. How people can keep networking even while face to face events are […]

  • Mind, Body, Spirit, Emotions and Identity with Becca Bartholomew

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Becca Bartholomew.     We talked about:  Ensuring all voices are included in planning processes Why it is important for leaders to not only have intelligence but also have emotional intelligence and somatic […]

  • Community engagement for nonprofits with Cinthia Manuel

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Cinthia Manuel.    We talked about:   the challenges nonprofits face in trying to make their services more accessible.  What to think about before getting started with community engagement.   […]

  • Uncertainty and Emergence with Arielle Goodman, Jenny Hegland and Jessica Srikantia

    Welcome to the Mission: Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Arielle Goodman, Jenny Hegland and Jessica Srikantia.    We talked about:   What this uncertain moment in history could mean for the systems that we live in and           take for […]

  • Preventing Burnout in the Nonprofit Sector with Beth Sperber Richie

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Beth Sperber Richie.       We talked about:   What Burn Out is and why Burn Out is so prevalent in the nonprofit sector  What the research shows about rest and productivity for […]

  • Strategic Partnering for Nonprofits with Rebecca Murphy

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Rebecca Murphy.     We talked about:  What organizations need to think about to be ready to partner  Having clarity about what your why is key for partnering.  Why mission creep is so common among […]

  • Identity and the Nonprofit Sector with Tip Fallon

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast, the podcast for nonprofit leaders who do not want to be a martyr to the cause. This week we’re talking to Tip Fallon. Tip Fallon is a coach and consultant who is passionate about working with people to reach their potential.   We talked […]

  • Technology and nonprofits with Moira Edwards

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Moira Edwards.   We talked about:  - how technology supports the work of nonprofits and associations.  - Moira explains the three levels of IT infrastructure that leaders need to consider and how an organization […]

  • Influencing Decision Makers for Nonprofit Leaders with Kathy Patrick

    Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast. This week we’re talking to Kathy Patrick.    We talked about:  what it takes to influence decision-makers.  the concrete steps leaders can take to create a plan, identify who is key to your organization and how to start building a […]

  • Welcome to the Mission Impact Podcast

    Coming soon. Mission Impact is the podcast for progressive nonprofit leaders who want to build a better world without becoming a martyr to the cause. Interviews of nonprofit experts explore how to make your organization more effective and innovative for greater mission impact.