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May 6, 2019

Stephen George talks to Vinay Nair, co-founder and CEO of Lightful, a tech-for-good company working with charities, social enterprises and foundations looking to scale their impact through the power of technology. Vinay started the The Reclaim Social campaign, which has tapped into a growing sentiment of the need for positivity on social media, brought charities together with a national day on Feb 6th to reclaim social for good.

Vinay share the story of his career and learning, how the charity sector and business can work together, and how technology can help reach and scale our impact. He shares the story of the Reclaim for Good campaign, and how the campaign positively influences charity messaging for brand awareness but also how it can motivate both action and donations and finally how charities, social enterprises and foundations are shaping change

Vinay was previously a director at Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), one of the largest social impact investors in the UK and has held senior positions at the Social Investment Business, Acumen Fund and the Clinton Foundation as well as launching public health social enterprises. Vinay started his career at the investment bank J.P. Morgan, where he spent almost a decade, latterly as Executive Director. He holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and MPA from the London School of Economics. He is a practitioner-in-residence and industry advisor at the Saïd Business School, Oxford University.

Vinay can be found at https://lightful.com/ and on twitter @vinaynair

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Apr 8, 2019

In this episode Stephen George talks to Caroline Riseboro is President & CEO of Plan International Canada, one of Canada’s largest charities working in over 70 countries to help children, especially girls. Caroline is well respected for being a champion of innovation and is credited with launching ground-breaking and award-winning campaigns that have engaged Canadians on some of the world’s toughest issues. In 2017 and 2018, Caroline was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the trailblazer category and is the recipient of 7 Stevie awards, including for Woman of the Year.

Caroline shares her experience and path from advertising to fundraising to CEO. She explores with Stephen, the challenges of culture and diversity and how they can impact on an organisation, how fundraising needs to be central and for everyone, putting donors first, how innovation can transform if you are prepared to have risk and failure, how talent can be nurtured and why challenging the way people see things can really make a difference.

Before joining Plan, Caroline held many senior roles in leading organisations including at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, and World Vision Canada. In addition to serving as President of the GTA chapter of AFP, Caroline serves on the Boards of the Humanitarian Coalition and the Canadian Partnership for Children and Women’s Health (CANWACH). Caroline holds a Bachelor (honours) degree from McGill University and has been pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University.

Caroline can be found on twitter @criseboro and Linkedin:https://ca.linkedin.com/in/criseboro and at https://plancanada.ca

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Mar 22, 2019

In this episode, Stephen George talks to Andrew Watt from the UK arm of specialist philanthropy healthcare firm Accordant Philanthropy, and former leading light at the Institute of Fundraising, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy in the US.

Andrew reflects on philanthropy and giving in the US and UK, his journey in leading membership organisations and the lessons learned working with key influencers and government agencies on both sides of the atlantic to shape the philanthropic environment. He shares reflections on leadership, giving, the role of charity and donors and the opportunities in healthcare.

A passionate and experienced believer and leader in the value value of the social sector and philanthropy in our society. Lesson in leadership and giving for anyone in the non-profit and public world.

To contact Andrew, you can email him at andrew@accordantphilanthropy.com

Accordant Europe is: https://www.accordantphilanthropy.com/europe

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Feb 24, 2019

In this episode, Stephen George talks with Viki Hayden Ward, Head of Fundraising at the British Youth Council. Viki shares how she built a fundraising programme from scratch, and her personal journey to grow and develop personally, with her team and board and to make a difference by giving young people courage and confidence.

Viki started her fundraising career in 2011 in the world of alumni fundraising. In what she describes as a ‘crash course’ in how to do individual fundraising, from direct mail, face to face, telephone, legacy and events fundraising, Viki still uses many of these important and valuable tools in her work, 7 years on. Viki has a successful track record in diversifying income, developing donor relationships and starting a fundraising department from scratch, while continuously being an ambassador for #DonorLove.

In her spare time, Viki blogs and tweets about fundraising, often identifying the unique quirks of being a fundraiser!  Her blog flightofthefundraiser.wordpress.com is a well loved blog for fundraisers, and she is on twitter https://twitter.com/vikihayden

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Feb 18, 2019

Middle managers need love and attention if they are to do what needs to be done to make things happen. Coaching, nudging, counselling and direction. The leadership deficit affects middle managers. Unsure of those above they can’t shine for those that need them below. Looking sideways they find might find solace in their colleagues, so they often look like a gang, or a tribe huddled for comfort. Sometimes they struggle because they are over promoted. Sometimes they struggle because they are too talented but locked in. Sometimes they just long to get on with things and develop and grow but are held back. In this episode, Stephen shares 10 top tips to become a better middle manager and make a bigger personal and organisational impact.

This episode is from a previous blog post at https://stephenwgeorge.com/10-must-dos-for-middle-managers/

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Feb 11, 2019

After the murder of her ten-year-old daughter Rosie May in 2003, Mary Storrie turned personal tragedy into hope by creating a living legacy – the Rosie May Foundation (RMF) – an international children’s charity which helps children in crisis, especially girls. The foundation has established local NGOs in both Sri Lanka and Nepal, following the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and the 2015 earthquake.

Stephen explores with Mary, her story, from the day her daughter was murdered, to the creation of her foundation and the lessons learned in starting up new projects, following her heart and creating a start-up charity from her kitchen table to an international organisation.

To find out more about Mary and the Rosie May Foundation go to https://www.rosie-may.com

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Jan 28, 2019

In this episode, Stephen George talks to David Mabaziira from Okusoka, a consultancy working with sectors and organisations to co-create inclusive cultures. David is a passionate advocate for all areas of diversity and inclusion. David has over 22 years’ experience as a communications practitioner and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising’s Expert Advisory Panel on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

The Culture Club started as a panel session at IFC in October 2018 and was followed up by a panel session at AFP Toronto 2018. The sessions looked at how organisations build and support amazing cultures, encouraging the personalities of individuals and the organisations to emerge and that allows people to connect and align with core values and messages. This series on the Good Leaders Podcast continues that exploration, looking at the barriers and opportunities in a great culture, how power can make or break a culture, the impacts on fundraising, how brand can help or hinder, on aspiration, the behaviours needed and how to build a place where the culture becomes the catalyst for great work and change.

Culture Club on Good Leaders is brought to you by the amazing gang at Blakely. Blakely are an integrated Marketing & Fundraising agency from North America with a powerful personality that delivers great high value programmes, experiences and relationships, and builds bridges that brings together marketing, comms and fundraising to offer donors an inspiring experience that raises more money for your mission.

To find out more about Blakely go to blakelyjourney.com

To sign up to hear more from Stephen & Good Leaders go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/

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If you want to find out more about David,  you can follow him on twitter at @davidmbaziira or @okusokaCO or look for him at www.okusoka.co.uk

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