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We turn to extraordinary leaders for inspiration and fortitude now more than ever. In this monthly interview series, our President, Victoria Jones, spends time with leaders from across the nonprofit sector to hear their perspectives, what’s on their minds today, and what they believe the future holds. Read on to discover their insights and advice to fellow nonprofits…


Lisa Kelly-Croswell on Her Drive for Results at Boston Medical Center

Lisa Kelly-Croswell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at BMC, discusses the importance of delivering with measurable accomplishments and staying ahead of the curve.

Catherine D’Amato on Burgeoning Food Insecurity

The President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank reflects on the larger issue of food insecurity in the face of the pandemic and how in her role, she has helped GBFB rise to the enormous challenge of staying ahead of the hunger curve. 

David O’Neill on the Ups and Downs of Becoming Mass Audubon’s President During COVID

David reflects on the opportunities and challenges of joining a new organization during the pandemic, Mass Audubon’s new and expanded priorities, and his advice for fellow leaders.

Racial Health Equity and COVID-19

Health Leads’ CEO Alex Quinn discusses being an impactful leader, embracing innovation, and her greatest concerns and hopes regarding the pandemic.

Navigating an Unprecedented School Year

Bessie Speers, Tower Hill’s Head of School, shares how they prepared faculty and students to return to campus, and what they’re doing to create an engaging and inclusive community for all.

Mariko Silver on the Shifting Role of Foundations

President and CEO Mariko discusses the need for foundations to adapt, collaborate in new ways, and embrace uncertainty – and how the Henry Luce Foundation is doing exactly that.

Mark Edwards on Opportunity Equity

Upstream Co-Founder and CEO Mark Edwards discusses how the organization’s focus on contraceptive care is helping to decrease the opportunity divide, and how the current times are inspiring deep and lasting change at the nonprofit.

Event Advice from Bryan Rafanelli in the Age of COVID

Bryan reflects on the state of event fundraising during the pandemic and offers advice about how to think about and plan for upcoming events.

Philanthropic Growth at Montefiore Health System

Rachelle Sanders, Chief Development Officer at the Bronx-based hospital, discusses how the pandemic has impacted their fundraising – today and in the years to come.