patbrandes.jpgPatricia Brandes (Senior Advisor, Barr Foundation) presents on leadership from a funder’s perspective. She is a philanthropist shaping programs to support the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow. Among the many programs and initiatives that she has pioneered at the Barr Foundation, a family foundation focusing on Boston and the quality of life of its residents, Pat designed and oversees the Barr Fellowship, a cross-cultural executive network with global connections.

Prior to the Barr Foundation, she was the chief operating officer of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. She also oversaw Success by Six, a highly successful strategy to organize business leaders to advocate on behalf of the Commonwealth’s young children. Pat has served on the advisory boards of several black church efforts including The Black Church Capacity Building Project and The Black Ministerial Alliance’s after-school programs, as well as other nonprofit boards. She is a founding member of “My Sister’s Keeper,” a human rights initiative working in Southern Sudan to rebuild war-torn communities through the empowerment of women and girls. The initiative is now also engaged in organizing African-American, Sudanese and Muslim women in the United States to end the genocide in Darfur.

Recorded at the 2007 Nonprofit Workout Luncheon Plenary, “Leadership: A Shared Responsibility.” Introduction by Deb Linnell (Mission Effectiveness Program Director, Third Sector New England), session moderated by Karen Gaskins Jones (Principal, JLH Associates).

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Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/foundationsroleinleadership.

elena-letona.jpg Elena Letona (Executive Director, Centro Presente, Inc.) discusses leadership from the executive director’s view. With equal parts of dedication and savvy, Elena leads Centro Presente, Inc., a member-driven, statewide organization, in its efforts to achieve the self-determination of the Central and Latin American immigrant communities of Massachusetts. She is also a founding member of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, and executive committee member of the Salvadoran-American National Network. Elena has received numerous awards including the 2006 “Drylongso Award” that recognizes “outstanding individuals for their work challenging structural racism and working to build a just society” and a 2007 award from the Hispanic National Bar Association “for her outstanding contribution to New England’s Hispanic community.” She is a 2005 Barr fellow.

Recorded at the 2007 Nonprofit Workout Luncheon Plenary, “Leadership: A Shared Responsibility.” Introduction by Deb Linnell (Mission Effectiveness Program Director, Third Sector New England), session moderated by Karen Gaskins Jones (Principal, JLH Associates).

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Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/power_from_constituents.

chrystalkornegay.jpg Chrystal Kornegay (Deputy Director, Urban Edge) presents on emerging leadership. Chrystal has filled several roles at Urban Edge, one of New England’s premier community development corporations, including interim executive director and director of real estate. With 15 years of experience in the community development field, she is currently responsible for all of Urban Edge’s major program areas including affordable housing development, property management and community programs. She is a graduate of MIT, UMASS Boston’s Emerging Leaders and NCCJ’s LeadBoston.

Recorded at the 2007 Nonprofit Workout Luncheon Plenary, “Leadership: A Shared Responsibility.” Introduction by Deb Linnell (Mission Effectiveness Program Director, Third Sector New England), session moderated by Karen Gaskins Jones (Principal, JLH Associates).

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Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/new_nonprofit_leaders.

Joyaux headshot Denise Moorehead and David Tames continue their conversation with Simone Joyaux, begun in the previous episode.

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Joyaux headshot Denise Moorehead and David Tames talk with Simone Joyaux, an internationally renowned fundraiser who is among the presenters at the Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series. The series covers fundraising, leadership development, strategic communications, program development, financial literacy and more.

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Onward to Part II

Lyn Freundlich, Supervision

September 19, 2007

Lyn Freundlich, TSNE's Director of Human Resources Denise Moorehead talks with Lyn Freundlich, Director of Administration and Human Resources for Third Sector New England, about supervision, what makes a good supervisor, what are the things supervisors can do to help employees be more effective, and how we can bring supervision into the life of the organization.

Lyn Freundlich and Joanne Horgan will present a workshop on “Effective Supervision” as part of the Nonprofit Capacity Building Training Series, in Boston on Thursday, November 5, 2009 (repeated again on Tuesday, November 17).

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Or read the transcript at http://www.tsne.org/articles/better_supervision.