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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

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Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

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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Dec 18, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks to Tammy Zonker, President and Founder of Fundraising Transformed and Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Children's Center of Wayne County in Detroit. about how to find and bring your best self to where you work, how to keep your passion and commitment to something bigger, culture and small and large charities, brand and a fascinating story about a donors journey to transformation and a huge gift that followed.

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/

Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

If you want to find out more about Tammy,  you can follow her on twitter at twitter.com/TammyZonker, or look for her at http://www.tammyzonker.com

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Dec 15, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks to Ryan Lester, fundraiser, advocate and campaigner on diversity and inclusion and AFP Toronto Committee member on building cultures though diversity and inclusion. Ryan explores the power of bringing your whole self to an organisation, what diversity and inclusion actually means, what gets in the way and how to embrace it

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/

Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

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Dec 3, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks to Cathy Barrick, CEO of Alzheimer Society, Ontario, on leading change and building culture through leadership. Cathy explores the challenges of how to build a common approach when authority has to be replaced with influence

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.

Cathy talks about building great cultures with influence when authority wont work in organisations with devolved structures. She explores fundraising and performance, how brand can influence and getting the best from people. (Reality check...we interviewed when roadworks had just started outside Cathy’s office so apologies for the background noise!)

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/

Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

If you want to find out more about Cathy you can follow her on twitter at saving_grace, or look for her at www.alzheimerontario.ca

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Nov 18, 2018

Stephen George kicks off The Culture Club, a series of conversations on the Good Leaders Podcast around culture, brought to you, by North American agency Blakely. In this episode, Stephen talks to Kesheyl Van Schilt, President & Senior Fundraiser and owner of Blakely, on the power of culture, how it can make the difference and what you can do to build and lead a positive culture where people thrive.

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.

In this first episode, Kesheyl talks about the culture at Blakely, how they find the right people, how they mix values and skills to serve, how they can build results and impact when they work as partners with charities and how leadership can make the difference

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/

Or to find out more about Stephen and his work, view his blog and make contact, go to stephenwgeorge.com

 

Jul 16, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talksto Damian O’Broin, from Ask Direct in Dublin, Ireland and leader of the Ask Direct Fundraising School about being a rebel with a cause, the summer school, his new manifesto, fundraising and why we need to think and challenge a bit more

To hear more from Damian and Ask go to https://www.askdirect.ie/blog/

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Mar 9, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks to Professor Isaac Getz, from the top-ranked ESCP Europe Business School. His book "Freedom, Inc” which he co-authored with Brian Carney, has been translated in nine languages and examines how transformational leadership can build a work environment which liberates employee initiative and responsibility for the good of their company. Within a liberated company, employees have freedom and responsibility to take any action that they—not their supervisors or procedures —decide are the best for the company’s vision. Stephen and Isaac explore the implications for non-profits and how to get started to liberate your teams.

 

To hear more form Professor Getz, see his TedX talk at ESCP Europe – Liberate Your Company

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVBddXmynSc

or to contact go to Linked In and search Isaac Getz or visit his website www.freedomincbook.com

 

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Jan 18, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks leadership and stories with Marie Chung, the founder of Behind the Label, a platform for stories for people that are often not heard and who need to be valued for their own growth and contributions. Marie, a young leader in the non-profit world and from Melbourne, Australia talks about leadership, stories, her personal experience growing up and creating collaboration through building empathy. To sign up to hear more from Stephen go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George talks leadership and stories with Marie Chung, the founder of Behind the Label, a platform for stories for people that are often not heard and who need to be valued for their own growth and contributions. Marie, a young leader in the non-profit world and from Melbourne, Australia talks about leadership, stories, her personal experience growing up and creating collaboration through building empathy. To sign up to hear more from Stephen go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/

Jan 3, 2018

In this episode, Stephen George looks back on 2017 and reflects on what’s needed in 2018 to step up and be a better leader. He shares 10 prompts, nudges, tips or shoves to approach the year with a new and honest way of taking control. From finding humour, purpose and aspiration to dealing with negative forces, taking control of your development and being much braver. A perfect kick start to 2018 and beyond. The blog of this podcast is here http://bit.ly/2lQgQmD. To sign up to hear more from Stephen go to https://stephengeorge.lpages.co/optin/

Nov 17, 2017

In this episode, Nikki Bell and Murray Easton, Community Fundraisers from the North East of England and Scotland with the British Heart Foundation, talk with Stephen George about progressing in community fundraising, how relationships matter, its diversity, asking and reaching others, how to build and deepen relationships by getting to know people and what we can offer the supporter as much as what they can offer us. It’s the power of community fundraising.

Oct 29, 2017

In this episode, Stephen George reflects from a café in Rome on some of the challenges and courage needed in finding and using emotion in fundraising, on the battle between the proven science of what works and the exploration of new positive campaigns and different emotions to connect better and the personal challenge to connect emotionally

Sep 25, 2017

Simon Scriver, professional fundraising consultant, coach, trainer and practitioner shares how to make a bridge between your donors, beneficiaries, co-workers, volunteers and the Board. Things that matter to donors that don’t cost money. Simon shares insights from small charities and how to connect and inspire

Sep 16, 2017

Karen Armstrong, from More Strategic in Australia shares her insights on fundraising in Australia, on the drive for giving donors a better experience, how to find ways to retain support and how fast data through surveys can find real insights and drive better fundraising

Jul 10, 2017

David Love is called the Godfather of Good. He donates to over 40 charities, 17 of them monthly and since 1969 has raised money thinking about the donor first, bringing his donor focus to the ultimate opportunity for people to heal the world and fulfil their personal mission – by leaving a legacy.

Jun 28, 2017

In this episode, Abby Clemence, International speaker and one of Australasia's leading corporate partnership advisors to the not for profit sector explores the changing face of corporate partnerships. Abby has had 25 years experience in marketing, sales, adult education, communications, event management and corporate and cause related sponsorship. Abby is the founder of Infinity Sponsorship and talks about passion, language and being a better fundraiser 

Mar 29, 2017

In this episode Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Executive Director at the Numi Foundation, best selling author of Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and global speaker, shares reflections on the Japan Fundraising Conference in Tokyo, explores non profit leadership, purpose and the worldwide community of nonprofits and how they can best change the world

Feb 27, 2017

In this episode Mark Phillips from fundraising specialist agency Bluefrog, shares his perspective on leading a fundraising agency and how to meet donors needs through innovating for the future by drawing on the wisdom of the past

Jan 9, 2017

In this episode Oli Lewington from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust shares his personal journey living with CF and what that means growing up, working and his daily routine, through to his life saving transplant and his reflections on surviving and for many, not surviving - and what lies ahead

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