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December 30, 2017

Gail Giarratano – The Tao of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – TEDxCharlotte

Gail Giarratano, Award Winning Nonprofit CEO and Tedx Talker, inspires leaders to consider “caring for one another” to be equivalent to the “care we extend to the earth.” Gail makes the case that we can heal the earth if we pursue this balance. Dr. Giarratano is the founder of Anchor Shred & Recycle Co. You can meet Gail Giarratano at NANOE’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC on March 26-27, 2019 where she will explore the fundamental […]
January 1, 2018

Bursting the Nonprofit Bubble – Diana Ruano – UN Refugee Agency

Diana Ruano is a bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish) international fundraiser with over 20 years of experience in both the private and nonprofit sector. Currently she develops and leads the private fundraising strategy for the United Nation´s Refugee Agency. Previously at Daryl Upsall Consulting International, she successfully led a range of projects, including for UN agencies, major international and small NGOs in new market entry studies, implementation of fundraising strategies, and strategic reviews of current fundraising programs. NANOE […]
January 4, 2018

Delusional Altruism Undermines Philanthropy – Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Kris Putnam-Walkerly – I’m challenging philanthropic organizations to start the new year with a renewed commitment to do good for others. It’s at the root of every philanthropic mission, after all. And, as philanthropies, we all try to make decisions that are in service to our missions, represent good stewardship, and result in the greatest impact. But sometimes, in making those very decisions, we unintentionally do more to damage our impact than to further it. […]
January 9, 2018

The Age of Boards is Over. The Time of Strong CEOs has Come!

Strong CEOs are the key to any community’s nonprofit success. Boards of Directors have little or nothing to do with it. Humorist Mark Twain’s famously said, “God first made idiots (that was for practice) then He made…Boards!”  After spending twenty-five years in nonprofit management (having worked with over 500 boards) I’ve determined, broadly speaking, there are three types of boards… …mediocre ones, useless ones, and really bad ones. It’s not the fault of the individual volunteer […]