Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America's Non-Profit Leaders

Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America's Non-Profit Leaders

by Vivien Hoexter, Linda C. Hartley


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ISBN-13: 9781543912661
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 12/02/2017
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Vivien Hoexter is a co-founder and principal of H2Growth Strategies, which provides counsel on planning, development and governance to mission-driven organizations—nonprofits, foundations and corporations—for improved performance, increased revenues and lasting social impact for a more enlightened world. Through strategic planning, campaigns and board building the H2 team has partnered with over 100 nonprofits to raise more than $1.5 billion.

Prior to co-founding H2Growth Strategies LLC, Vivien Hoexter was for four years sole proprietor of Hoexter Executive Consulting, offering a broad range of services – from strategic planning to fundraising, marketing and project management – to nonprofit organizations.

Hoexter works with nonprofits and foundations to develop and refine their strategies, market more effectively and increase both contributed and earned revenues. She also coaches executives currently in leadership roles and/or transitioning to new ones.

Clients include American Geriatrics Society, Community Mainstreaming Associates, EngenderHealth, Heritage Management Organization, Mental Health Association of New York City, New York City Opera, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Pardes Institute, The ZAC Foundation, Workmen's Circle and Young Judaea.

Hoexter’s work includes:
• Coaching the CEO of a Long Island health-related nonprofit to articulate her vision for the organization more clearly, improve her presentation skills and work more smoothly with her Board of Directors.
• Facilitating EngenderHealth, a leading global women’s health organization, to create a new vision and rallying cry focused on its family planning roots.
• Developing a three-year business plan for the Workmen’s Circle to transform from a Jewish fraternal benefits organization to a cultural, progressive learning movement.

She brings 20 years experience in nonprofit leadership roles. As CEO of Gilda's Club Worldwide, Hoexter and her team created a vision and strategic plan for the organization as a leader in the field of emotional and social support for people with cancer, their families, and friends. The organization increased its income by 55% from 2005 to 2006 and by 40% from 2006 to 2007.

Hoexter has served as Vice President for Marketing and Development at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vice President at AFS-USA, Inc. (the leading high school student exchange organization) and as Director of Development at The Hunger Project. She has also worked as a product manager at CPC International, Inc., a Fortune 100 multinational, and as an assistant buyer at Lord & Taylor.

Vivien graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History from Yale University and has an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School. She lives in New York City with her husband and is an active volunteer with the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Sharpen Your Leadership Skills 5

Chapter 2 Shael Polakow-Suransky 14

President, Bank Street College of Education

Chapter 3 Nonet Sykes 33

Director of Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Chapter 4 Bill Ulfelder 45

New York Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy

Chapter 5 Ensure Your Own House Is in Order 60

Chapter 6 Thomas Dente 72

President and CEO, Humentum

Chapter 7 Bob Giannino 81

Chief Executive Officer, uAspire

Chapter 8 Paula Kerger 90

President and CEO, PBS

Chapter 9 Be Crystal Clear About Your Goal, and Articulate It Persuasively 103

Chapter 10 Michael Capasso 112

General Director, New York City Opera

Chapter 11 Muhammed Chaudhry 130

President and CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Chapter 12 Bill Shore 137

Founder and CEO, Share Our Strength

Chapter 13 Campaign on Many Fronts 144

Chapter 14 Dan Gross 150

President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Chapter 15 Stephen Heintz 165

President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Chapter 16 Hilary Pennington 186

Vice President, Education, Creativity and Free Expression, Ford Foundation

Chapter 17 Build Broad-Based Coalitions 195

Chapter 18 Brian McLaren 207

Co-Founder, The Convergence Leadership Project

Chapter 19 Teresa C. Younger 217

President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Chapter 20 Fred Blackwell 229

CEO, San Francisco Foundation

Chapter 21 Persist 238

Chapter 22 Robert H. Forrester 242

President and CEO, Newman's Own Foundation; Executive Chairman, Newman's Own, Inc.

Chapter 23 Amy Houston 258

Managing Director of Management Assistance, Robin Hood

Chapter 24 Larry Kramer 268

President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Chapter 25 Leverage Your Success 278

Chapter 26 Leon Botstein 283

President, Bard College

Chapter 27 Evan Wolfson 296

Founder and President, Freedom to Marry

Chapter 28 Aria Finger 313

CEO and Chief Old Person, and TMI Strategy

Chapter 29 Take Action 326

Appendix 1 Complete List of Interviewees 338

Appendix 2 Recommended Reading 341

Acknowledgments 347

About the Authors 349

About H2Growth Strategies LLC 350

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