Has leadership ever been more important to the overall health of a nation, of a company, or a nonprofit organization than it has over the past year? There certainly is a case to be made that the difference between those who have thrived and those who have struggled, or in some cases failed to make it all together, was indeed due to the quality of leadership. To fully understand the role that leaders play and will need to play in the future, it’d be hard to find a better authority than my next guest. He is Kevin Cashman, Global Leader of CEO & Executive Development at Korn Ferry, and author of six books, including Leadership From the Inside Out, Awakening the Leader Within, and The Pause Principle.
Impact investing has been around for nearly 15 years now, but how and where did that term get hatched? The answer would be at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center back in 2007. And the woman at the founding, who has led and transformed two global institutions as the president of the University of Pennsylvania and the aforementioned Rockefeller Foundation is with us now. She is Dr. Judith Rodin, who has co-authored a wonderful new book on impact and sustainable investing and the revolution titled Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit.
For some 40 years, social impact pioneer Carol Cone, the founder and CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, has helped companies discover their purpose beyond profit. Now, it’s an issue that everyone understands the importance of, and Carol’s expertise and know-how about it are invaluable. And she is here with us now to share some of her insights.
It has been reported that a new generation of donors is expected to inherit some $59 trillion by 2061, with nearly half of that amount targeted for charitable causes. So, it’s hard to overstate the importance of understanding the collective mindset of this emerging group of philanthropists. That is exactly what my next two guests have set out to do. They are Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody, the co-authors of the new book entitled, Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving.
When Darren Walker, the President of the Ford Foundation, was on the show, he said the following, “Everything that is right or wrong with an organization, whether a for-profit or nonprofit, can be traced to the doorstep of the board of trustees.” It all begins with the board. The recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership, as well as supporting, training and educating nonprofit leaders from across the country and throughout the world, is an organization called BoardSource. And it’s a great pleasure to have with us this evening their President and CEO, Anne Wallestad.