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Successful Nonprofits Podcast

Feb 26, 2019

Kate Hayes of Echoing Green,  a seed-funding and leadership development program for social entrepreneurs, joins Dolph for a lively discussion about the care and feeding of baby boards. Kate also shares her love of site visits to reignite board members’ passion for the organizational mission.



Kate’s firm:

Kate’s Article in SSIR: A Roadmap to Better Boards

Archive of Kate’s Articles in Forbes:


*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(4:08) Growing from the “friends and family plan”

(7:12) Why now? What do I want my board to look like? Who do I need? 

(10:34) The perks of cold-calling prospective members

(12:40) A critical piece of the puzzle: matching context and content

(17:06) Until Bernie Marcus knocks on your door, keep giving that homework

(19:32) Peer pressure for a healthy culture

(20:30) Bless and release 

(23:48) Recommitting board members by sparking their passion