How To Build Better Teams

In this episode, I reflect on some enlightening conversations with leaders from my Next Level Nonprofit program – I revisit discussions with Darcy Richie and Toya Lillard, exploring the essential elements of building and sustaining high-impact nonprofit teams. We dive into how to foster trust and respect within teams, the evolving nature of leadership post-COVID, and strategies for achieving sustainable impact. Join me as we uncover actionable insights to strengthen your nonprofit leadership and create meaningful change.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Strategies for building high-impact teams rooted in trust and respect.
  • The evolving nature of nonprofit leadership in the post-COVID era.
  • Practical steps for achieving sustainable nonprofit impact.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Trust and Respect: Fundamental elements for building and sustaining high-impact teams.
  2. Evolving Leadership: How leadership roles and strategies have changed since COVID.
  3. Sustainability: Viewing sustainability as a continuous process rather than an endpoint.
  4. Partnerships: Forming strong partnerships with funders and donors.
  5. Whole-Self Leadership: Bringing your whole self to your leadership role to stay connected and passionate.

Steps to Building High-Impact Nonprofit Teams:

  1. Foster Trust and Respect:
    • Encourage open communication and active listening within your team.
    • Build a culture of mutual respect and support.
  2. Adapt Leadership Strategies:
    • Stay flexible and open to new leadership approaches post-COVID.
    • Embrace changes and lead by example to inspire your team.
  3. Focus on Sustainability:
    • Integrate sustainability into your organizational practices.
    • Continuously evaluate and improve your strategies for long-term impact.
  4. Form Strong Partnerships:
    • Engage with funders and donors through transparent and honest communication.
    • Build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
  5. Lead with Your Whole Self:
    • Stay true to your mission and values.
    • Ensure that your leadership reflects your passion and commitment to your work.

Resources Mentioned

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