Workforce Development Training: What’s Working?

Many organizations are struggling to find enough workers. Today we’re talking about innovative solutions to preparing workers. Serial social entrepreneur Charles Wilson joins us to discuss some of his innovations and share his perspectives on effective workforce development.

3 takeaways from talking data viz and racial equity on the Policy Viz Podcast

A few weeks ago, Eli Holder and I were invited to appear on the Policy Viz Podcast with Jon Schwabish. We were following up on our article on why it’s important to consider how you’re presenting data as much as what data you present. Here are three takeaways from that conversation. Data use and data…

Implementation from a Leader’s Perspective

Creating a specific framework to ensure that those strategic plans don’t gather dust.

Mentorship: an important aspect of leadership development

Mentorship can be an important part of anyone’s leadership journey, from early career to experienced leaders. Today, we’re talking with Nate Gonzalez, expert on mentoring about developing formal and informal mentoring programs and what makes a mentoring relationship successful.

Graduation keynote for YMCA Training Inc

I was asked to deliver a keynote address at the graduation of YMCA Training Inc’s 132nd cycle. The YMCA Training, Inc. program is an intensive 20-week, full-time computerized office skills training and employment program. Designed to replicate the expectations of a professional office environment, the training prepares participants with both the technical and job readiness skills to succeed. Here is what I said to the graduates.

How to work with consultants

Engaging with a consultant is a complicated and sometimes expensive process. So, how do you make sure that your engagement is successful? That your organization really get good value? And, that everybody leaves with a good experience and a great product? Today, we’re going to talk about how to work successfully with your consultants.

Year 2 of the Pandemic: Reflections of Leaders from Mission-based Organizations

Join us as we review the findings of a study with leaders reflecting on what the last two years have been like, how their leadership has changed, and what they think the future of work looks like.

Rounding Out Equity in Organizations – Leadership, Evaluation, Funding

Today’s Coffee Time with Masterminds episode, “Rounding Out Equity in Organizations” is the final episode in our Equity Series. Today, we discuss out of box solutions for overcoming barriers to creating equity in Leadership, Evaluation, and Funding. Transcript: Rebecca Tuttle 0:03 Today’s Coffee Time with Masterminds, is closing out or rounding out our series on…

Learning from Funder Feedback

Organizations can learn a lot from funder feedback. On today’s Coffee Time with Mastermind’s episode, we discuss how to make the most of your fundraising experience by incorporating donor feedback in your organization’s development goals.

2 Things That Need To Be In Place Before You Can Build An Evaluation System

This post first appeared on the Greater Boston Evaluation Network site in 2018 A full evaluation program requires data systems and analytic capacity. Many organizations or programs feel like they’re not prepared to start building their internal evaluation capacity until they have developed logic models and databases. But there are only two elements that need…

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