Roy C. Jones

From Barely Surviving to Thriving with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery

This conversation with Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, MBA-MA, President/CEO at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in Philadelphia, PA, is a deep-dive into change leadership like you’ve never heard before!  When he took the helm at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in 2018, the organization was barely surviving. Philadelphia is the 5th largest city...

Leadership Excellence with Glenn Cranfield

Glenn Cranfield is President and CEO at Nashville Rescue Mission, and Host of the Real Hope podcast.  In this conversation, Glenn talks with me about four key values that guide his work and ministry at Nashville Rescue Mission, including: Extravagant Faith – Sometimes we’re forced into situations where all we...

Leadership Culture with Ken Brissa at Phoenix Rescue Mission

The definition of culture is the distance between who you say you are and how you act.  Ken Brissa became Chief Executive Officer at Phoenix Rescue Mission in February of 2020, just days before the country went into full crisis mode in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In the months...

Lessons From 20+ Years of Leading Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

I’m continuing to explore a series of leadership conversations with nonprofit CEO’s, Executive Directors, and Chief Development Officers across our sector. In today’s conversation, you’ll hear a discussion with Elaine Streno, Executive Director at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.  With more than 20 years of leadership experience in...

From Board Chair to CEO: Leadership Insights with Erinn Rowe

From entrepreneur to volunteer Board Chair, to nonprofit CEO, Erinn Rowe’s path to leadership at Harvest Hope Food Bank isn’t necessarily common, but neither are the needs of the food bank today.  I sat down with Harvest Hope’s new CEO, Erinn Rowe recently to talk about her journey from board...

The Future of Fundraising, with Paul D’Alessandro

The world of philanthropy is changing by the day right now. From the pandemic to artificial intelligence, to the dramatic increase in giving through Donor Advised Funds (DAF), and even the gamification of giving. So much is changing so quickly. But one thing is clear…donors continue to dictate the terms....

Nonprofit Innovation and Growth with Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is Chief Operating Officer at New Story, an innovative, growth-focused organization that behaves more like a Silicon Valley start-up than a traditional nonprofit. New Story is on a mission to solve the global homelessness crisis by creating solutions that are cheaper to develop, higher quality than traditional housing options,...

Courageous Fundraising with Julie Ordonez

If you want to be a successful major gift fundraiser, one of the most important traits you'll need is courage. Courage to overcome the fear of failure that so many of us face in asking donors to invest in our causes. Fear of not just hearing "no", but failing our...

COVID’s impact on Food Bank Fundraising, with Matt Hackler

Matt Hackler is Vice President of Strategic Capacity Building with Feeding America. Like many of us, Matt says he "fell into" fundraising before joining Feeding America. In his current role, Matt leads a team of experts across multiple disciplines to help local member food banks increase their capacity to serve...