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Amazing closing keynote presented by Joan Garry - 'Dear Abby of Nonprofits'. She shares some pieces of advice and talks about other lessons that you've learned today.
03:40 Pandemic in the speakers’ life
07:10 5 pieces of advice
11:25 Creative problem solving skills
16:00 Offer help
Nonprofits are messy. I learned this the hard way after I switched careers, either having a midlife crisis or avoiding one, and was named the Executive Director of GLAAD, one of the largest gay rights organizations in the U.S. When I joined GLAAD I found an organization in deep financial crisis. I led it out of the depths to a place of prominence focusing on the power of the media to change hearts and minds. I was a successful nonprofit CEO and I loved it. But it was what I learned that was the greatest gift – what it means to manage and motivate people not drawn to work by their year end bonuses, how to engage people, how to build consensus and how to raise money. Today I bring all of this knowledge and expertise about nonprofit leadership to Joan Garry Consulting. I focus on untangling the knots that stand between nonprofit organizations and the fulfillment of their missions. My blog for nonprofit board and staff leaders reaches 100,000 unique leaders monthly and my podcast, Nonprofits Are Messy, is frequently the #1 nonprofit / government podcast on iTunes. I am also the founder of The Nonprofit Leadership Lab, a monthly online membership site for board and staff leaders of small nonprofits who cannot afford coaching or consulting.View the profile
Right now I am so excited to introduce Joan Garry for nearly as the executive director of the largest gay rights organizations in the country where she launched several successful media campaigns, including glad successful campaign to Lobby the New York Times to include same-sex wedding announcements in its style section Joan now works with nonprofit leaders assisting with crisis management executive coaching and the building of strong management to support the work of the CEO. We
are seriously excited about this and here we have it, Joan Garry. So good afternoon. I'm Joan Garry and you could call me a nonprofit Consulting but I think instead what I am is an evangelist for the powered nonprofit sector and super to be here. Where are you going? Where did you just go? Hi. And super happy to be here to support the work the Patrick supposed to be there in Fargo, North Dakota to Patrick and Steve. Thank you very much. And everybody has some who's been around all day,
and I've been a part of Patrick's kind of crazy and Brilliant and find a grammatically incorrect conference. I'm delighted to be here and delighted to have the opportunity to just kind of yeah, cuz you guys at the end of this long and what I hope was some successful day forth again. I was just kind of curious if you get thrown to the zoom chat something that dumb something you've learned today. Maybe you've learned that you can sit still out of Zoom for long hours. I don't know Rolanda can't maybe there's some other lesson that you've learned that you can
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