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Navigating Leadership Transitions: Insights from Josh Wright and Bridgette Gray of ideas42

Navigating Leadership Transitions: Insights from Josh Wright and Bridgette Gray of ideas42

Often overlooked and underappreciated are the intricacies of a successful CEO transition. Today, we’re joined by Josh Wright, the outgoing CEO of ideas42, and Bridgette Gray, the incoming CEO. With their combined insights, we’ll explore the challenges and strategies involved in ensuring a smooth leadership change in a nonprofit organization. Josh has led ideas42 through significant growth and impact, while Bridgette brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience to her new role. Together, they’ll share their experiences, plans, and advice on making a CEO transition, not just a change in leadership, but an opportunity for renewal and progress.

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From BMX to Philanthropy: Nigel Sylvester’s Journey and Mission

From BMX to Philanthropy: Nigel Sylvester’s Journey and Mission

Nigel Sylvester has redefined what it means to be a BMX athlete, using his creativity and digital content to reach millions around the globe. Best known for his innovative GO series, Nigel’s journey began in the streets of Jamaica, Queens where he first discovered his passion for BMX. But Nigel’s impact goes far beyond his incredible skills on the bike.

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The Future of Giving: Adam Nash’s Daffy Offers $25 to Start Your Donor-Advised Fund

The Future of Giving: Adam Nash’s Daffy Offers $25 to Start Your Donor-Advised Fund

Daffy, which stands for Donor-Advised Fund for You, aims to change the way we approach philanthropy by making it more accessible and habitual for everyone, not just the affluent. By integrating technology and simplicity, Daffy enables users to support any legal charity in the US with ease, encouraging more frequent and thoughtful generosity.

The man behind this innovative approach is Adam Nash, the founder of Daffy. With a rich history in leading product and growth at major tech companies like Dropbox, LinkedIn, and eBay, Adam has leveraged his extensive experience to tackle the unique challenges in the nonprofit sector.

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A Decade of Impact: Insights from Crisis Text Line CEO Dena Trujillo

A Decade of Impact: Insights from Crisis Text Line CEO Dena Trujillo

Crisis Text Line provides free 24/7, high-quality, text-based mental health support by empowering a community of trained volunteers. Recently, they released a comprehensive study analyzing some of the 9 million text conversations spanning the last decade, revealing powerful insights into youth mental health trends, the effectiveness of their services across demographics, and the positive impact on both texters and volunteers.

Here to discuss these findings and Crisis Text Line’s innovative model is Dena Trujillo, their CEO. Welcome back to The Business of Giving, Dena.

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Navigating a CEO Transition: Insights from Josh Wright and Bridgette Gray of ideas42

Navigating a CEO Transition: Insights from Josh Wright and Bridgette Gray of ideas42

The successful CEO transition at ideas42 from Josh Wright to Bridgette Gray highlights the importance of thoughtful planning, mutual trust, and shared organizational values. Josh’s timely decision ensured a smooth handover, aided by meticulous succession planning and clear stakeholder communication. Bridgette, drawn by the organization’s holistic approach and strong track record, embraces her role with plans for revenue diversification and innovation. Their collaboration underscores the need for humility, genuine care, and ego-free leadership, offering valuable lessons for other nonprofits.

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The Transformative Power of Bicycles and Financial Literacy: A Conversation with Nigel Sylvester and Tasia McLeod

The Transformative Power of Bicycles and Financial Literacy: A Conversation with Nigel Sylvester and Tasia McLeod

Nigel Sylvester and Tasia McLeod of the Nigel Sylvester Foundation focus on empowering underserved youth through bicycles and financial literacy. Nigel’s journey from discovering BMX in his grandmother’s driveway to becoming a global influencer through digital platforms illustrates his dedication and innovative spirit. The foundation, inspired by his mother’s example of community service, runs key programs like Switching Gears and Financial Literacy. Despite challenges like funding and finding instructors, their efforts continue to make significant impacts, with future plans to expand both domestically and internationally.

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Revolutionizing Philanthropy with Adam Nash: How Daffy is Making Charitable Giving Accessible

Revolutionizing Philanthropy with Adam Nash: How Daffy is Making Charitable Giving Accessible

Adam Nash, co-founder of Daffy (Donor-Advised Fund for You), is transforming philanthropy by making charitable giving accessible to everyone through an innovative app. Daffy simplifies the donoradvised fund (DAF) process, enabling users to set aside money for charity, receive immediate tax deductions, and donate easily to any U.S. legal charity. Nash counters criticisms of DAFs by showcasing their potential to boost regular giving and emphasizes the importance of technology in linking nonprofits with donors. Drawing on his extensive tech industry experience, Nash aims to build a community that promotes generosity and enhances donor engagement.

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Radio Show Host, Speaker, Moderator & Executive Coach

Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving.

Each week he interviews nonprofit CEOs, corporate leaders, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs on the solutions that they are working on and investing in to make this a better world.

Denver is a Certified Professional Coach for leaders in the social sector. He is also a sought-after speaker on how to create healthy and robust corporate cultures in nonprofit organizations.