Mission: Impact's story
Mission: Impact is the podcast for progressive nonprofit leaders who want to build a better world without becoming a martyr to the cause.
Capturing a legacy
I decided to do this podcast a while back when at a conference with other nonprofit consultants. I sat in on a panel during which several consultants talked about retiring. They wanted to share their experience and learning with the next generation of consultants.
As long as I have worked in the nonprofit sector – over 20 years – I have heard about and read about the looming leadership crisis that would happen when the baby boomers retired. It took an extra decade for this shift to finally start happening. It now it seems it is.
It struck me that by interviewing these folks and sharing their wisdom I could extend their legacy beyond the nonprofits that they helped during their career. A wider audience of people trying to pursue important missions and create positive change in the world could all benefit from their perspective.
I realized a podcast would be a great to do that.
And as I thought about it more – I thought – "why be limited by those at the end of their careers?"
Insights from across the generations
Consultants and nonprofit professionals at various career stages and across generations could bring useful insights to bear.
My goal is to interview a variety of people who help nonprofit and association professionals do their work more effectively. I hope to learn from them and hope that our conversations will spark insights for you that you can apply to the work you do in your particular organization.
Your Host Carol Hamilton
Carol Hamilton, Principal, Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC, helps nonprofits and associations become more strategic and innovative for greater mission impact. She provides organization effectiveness consulting, meeting design and facilitation, and training to organizations.
A strategic thinker, Carol works with teams and organizations to envision and frame their future strategic direction. Practical in her approach, she helps organizations think through who is key to creating their future, how to gather insights from these stakeholders, consider the big picture, imagine new possibilities, come to agreement on their future goals and create an initial action plan to get started.
Carol has more than 25 years of experience in the association and nonprofit sectors. Carol speaks and trains frequently on leadership, strategy and innovation topics. She graduated from Swarthmore College and has her Masters in Organization Development from American University.