Posts Tagged "Leadership"

Anne Ryan
October 11, 2012

In our second case study about 501c3s and election engagement, CompassPoint interviewed Le Tim Ly, Program Director at Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other communities and ensure we can all have better living and working conditions. This year, they are working with a community coalition to pass Proposition 30: the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act.
 

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October 9, 2012

In co-designing our joint conference, Generations of Change: A Multigenerational Leadership Conference, YNPN and CompassPoint were committed to moving the generational differences conversation forward to how the generations can and are working together for progressive social change. One of our panelists was especially provocative on the topic.
 

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October 2, 2012

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and CompassPoint share a deep commitment to nurturing a powerful and diverse leadership pipeline for the nonprofit sector. In our own ways, we have helped to shape the dialogue about who "next generation" leaders are; about what it takes to develop and sustain leaders in social equity work especially; and about what healthy leadership transitions entail as veteran leaders move from executive director seats into other sector leadership capacities.
 

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JR Yeager
September 18, 2012

Just last month I had the opportunity to travel back to 2002. While I was there, not only did I find myself 15 pounds lighter and my hairline fuller, I also met a board member who had never heard of interim executive directors!  “Why would we want to hire an interim ED?” he asked. “We’d just have to train two new people instead of one. Let’s just get the new person in here as soon as possible and not waste any time!”
 

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Michelle Gislason
August 22, 2012

Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee nation, has often shared her story of the buffalo on the Great Plains of the Midwest.  When a storm comes to the plains, cattle turn and run away from it.

The buffalo, however, turn to face the storm and run directly toward it.
 

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Marissa Tirona
June 28, 2012

I, along with thousands of others, logged on early this morning to see if the U.S. Supreme Court would uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And, in a complex and lengthy 5-4 ruling, the Court upheld probably the most significant underpinning of the Act: that Congress has the power to try to expand health care to virtually all Americans (by virtue of its taxation powers). 
 

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Marla Cornelius
June 13, 2012

As soon as we hit “send” we knew we were onto something.

CompassPoint and the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund recently launched a national survey exploring the role of development in nonprofits. The purpose of the research is to better understand the unique challenges of fundraisers and learn more about the issues that are contributing to high turnover in this critical leadership position.
 

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Michelle Gislason
May 30, 2012

CompassPoint is thrilled to partner with First Place for Youth (FPFY) as it launches its own customized program to build the leadership and management skills and advance the career opportunities of emerging leaders within its organization. This year-long Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for twelve staff leaders features an intensive kick-off retreat for participants followed by monthly leadership and management trainings and peer coaching to reinforce learning and provide ongoing support.
 

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Marissa Tirona
May 12, 2012

Ruminations on change surround us: “the only constant is change” (Heraclitus); “change is the law of life” (John F. Kennedy); “if you don’t like something, change it” (Maya Angelou); “a change is gonna come” (Sam Cooke). And yet, with all of our conversations about the inevitability of change, we are often ill-equipped to manage it, let alone lead ourselves and others through it.
 

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CJ Callen
May 9, 2012

After over a decade in the world of philanthropy, I jumped back into the nonprofit world to reconnect to the issue that was the impetus for my career in the sector: youth leadership. As the CEO following a founding director, I realized there were two main roads I could take: one of hunkering down (isolation) or one of reaching out (community). I chose community and, in embracing my choice, I have decided to share my trials and tribulations as a “rad/mad” new leader following a charismatic Baby Boomer founder.
 

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