Top 10 Associations Thrive Episodes
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56. Joanna Fawzy Doran, CEO of Triage Cancer, on Helping Cancer Patients Navigate Their Legal Rights
09/07/23 • 30 min
How do you help cancer patients navigate their legal rights? How do you spread the word about your services so all Americans with cancer can get the support and education they deserve?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Joanna Fawzy Doran, CEO at Triage Cancer. Joanna discusses:
- The legal and practical issues associated with having cancer, including access to health insurance coverage, knowing how to get access to proper care, employment issues, accessing disability benefits, finances and managing medical bills.
- How Triage Cancer partners with other cancer organizations to educate cancer patients, their families and their health care teams.
- How Triage Cancer offers events all over the country, not just the major metro areas, but the far flung reaches of the country, including Guam!
- Their advocacy efforts to protect and increase patients’ rights.
- How Triage Cancer staff attorneys respond to thousands of emails and calls each year!
- Triage Cancer’s checklists, guides, tip sheets, videos, blog, webinars and podcast.
- How Joanna and her sister literally wrote the book about Cancer Rights!
09/07/23 • 30 min
09/21/23 • 38 min
Why do so many nonprofit executives leave the sector within five years? Hint: fundraising and boards.
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Founder at Helping People Help, Author, and former Executive Director of the Craigslist Foundation and the NUMI Foundation. Darian discusses:
- Why so many nonprofit executives leave the sector and how executive coaching is the most cost-effective way to address executive burnout.
- How Darian used six-month sabbaticals after each significant career pivot to reflect on his life and career, open his heart and mind to the universe, and decide on his next.
- How organizations can manage the transition from a working board to a fundraising board.
- The best way to cultivate potential donors to ensure fundraising success. The key is getting donors to invite your organization to apply.
- How to make Board meetings more effective and move the organization’s mission forward.
- Darian’s best-selling books on nonprofit management and fundraising.
Listeners of Associations Thrive can contact Darian on his website and request a free 15-minute coaching call on fundraising or governance. Be sure to mention this podcast!
09/21/23 • 38 min
09/28/23 • 25 min
Every organization has DEI targets and goals; where do they find promising members, staff and leaders? How do we create structures and programs that truly uplift members?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Josie Hernandez, Board President, Association Latinos. Josie discusses:
- How and why Associations Latinos was born.
- The significance of Hispanic Heritage Month.
- The association’s Latina Equal Pay Event coming up on October 5.
- The association’s awards program coming up on October 12.
- How Association Latinos aims to create a community that uplifts members, creates leadership opportunities, and makes it easier for employers to find quality DEI candidates for top jobs.
- Association Latinos website
- Latinx Treasures
- Awards Ceremony on October 12, 2023
- Association Latinos on LinkedIn
09/28/23 • 25 min
How do you ensure that a school is serving students well and changing with the times?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Bonnie Ricci, Executive Director from International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA). Bonnie discusses:
- How ICAISA is the accreditor of accrediting bodies for independent schools.
- What an independent school is.
- The value of accreditation is, how ICAISA standards are developed, and how these standards change to adapt to the changing learning environments of schools.
- How ICAISA helps accrediting bodies be better by taking their staff out of their comfort zones and introducing them to new ideas and practices that are often outside the education space.
- The impact of accreditation on student learning and success.
- A grant that ICAISA has received to study the impact of governance on independent schools.
10/26/23 • 27 min
68. Khanh Vu, CEO, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), on Helping Members Develop Cultural Agility and Leadership Skills
11/30/23 • 37 min
While Asian-Americans are well represented in the tech workforce, they are poorly represented in leadership positions, including tech leadership. How do we help Asian scientists and engineers move into leadership roles?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Khanh Vu, CEO & Executive Director of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE). Khanh discusses:
- How Asian scientists and engineers are often held back by cultural traits, including the desire to always be respectful, let their seniors speak first, and not seem overly aggressive.
- How SASE helps members develop the communication and leadership skills needed to rise up the rank at their organizations.
- How Asian women are the least likely to move into leadership positions, which is why SASE has a women’s leadership conference and new mentoring pods to support their women members.
- How the SASE National Convention is known for its amazing food, training, and job interviews with corporate sponsors.
- How hundreds of job offers were made during this year’s National Convention.
- How Northrop Grumman’s CEO challenged her Asian and Asian-American executives to come up with a plan to recruit and nurture their Asian-American staff, and then share their playbook with other SASE corporate sponsors.
- How Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) help groups within companies find support and training.
- How the National Convention in 2023 was the largest ever, with 3,000 attendees.
- How membership is at an all-time high of over 20,000.
11/30/23 • 37 min
60. Rich Yep, Interim CEO of SWANA, on what it takes to be a great association CEO, and the value of the CAE designation
10/05/23 • 20 min
What does it take to be an association CEO these days? When was the last time your organization performed an assessment of your board and board members?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Richard Yep, Interim Executive Director/CEO, The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Rich discusses:
- When and how a chief executive should decide that it’s time to leave an association.
- The skills and experiences that association chief executives need, that are relevant to the job, regardless of industry or profession.
- How to get to know an association and its members fast, especially when you’re an interim CEO.
- The importance of doing an annual assessment of the Board and each Board member.
- The increased attention being paid to DEI when looking for association staff and board members.
- How everyone at an organization – staff and volunteers – should get unconscious bias training.
- How CEOs need to check their egos at the door when working with appointed and elected boards.
- The value of getting the CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation.
- What’s next for Rich - consulting, travel, and so much more!
10/05/23 • 20 min
66. Jimmy Williams, Jr., General President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) on Equity, Inclusion and Membership Growth
11/14/23 • 26 min
How do you evolve an organization that’s been around for over 100 years? How do you help members adapt to changing technology and industry conditions?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Jimmy Williams, Jr., General President of The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT). Jimmy discusses:
- His background in the trades as a fourth generation tradesman.
- Leading an organization during the pandemic when there was little guidance from the government about how to keep workers safe.
- Supporting workers during periods of economic turmoil.
- The enduring value and importance of registered apprentice programs, which have a curriculum approved by the federal government.
- How the IUPAT’s membership will be over 50% minority within the next year or two.
- How the largest segment of membership growth is coming from women.
- How equity is baked into the union’s structure, but inclusion is a feeling and it’s what makes members feel welcome.
- How IUPAT is advocating on issues of importance to members, including social issues.
- How technology and AI are changing the profession, and IUPAT is recognizing that their training and work have to adapt accordingly.
- How the union is growing in membership again, after years of stagnant membership growth.
11/14/23 • 26 min
How do you tie your strategic plan to everything that your organization undertakes? How do you manage the push and pull between mission and margin?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Carly Boos, Executive Director of the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Society or CLL Society. Carly introduces CLL Society, talks about her journey to becoming the Executive Director, and discusses the things CLL Society is doing to thrive. Carly discusses:
- What CLL is, that it’s a blood cancer that is both a leukemia and a lymphoma.
- The push and pull between mission and margin, and how well-run organizations are able to do more.
- How she was brought in to develop the organization’s first strategic plan, and she started with a SWOT analysis and lots of conversations with stakeholders.
- How everything that CLL Society undertakes is measured against the strategic plan to ensure algnment with the plan.
- Their new community hematologist outreach program.
- How patients who are being treated by an oncologist or hematologist who is not focused on CLL often have worse treatment outcomes, so CLL Society has a program to connect patients with experts at no charge.
- CLL Society’s in person and virtual support groups.
- CLL Society’s research grant program, which encourages research and innovation into new treatments for CLL.
07/20/23 • 33 min
50. Lowell Aplebaum, CEO of Vista Cova, on How Governance Powers an Organization and His Phoenix Philosophy When It Comes to Committees
07/27/23 • 32 min
How do you define governance for an association? How does governance power or constrain an organization? What are some things chief execs can do to improve their relationships with Board members?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Lowell Aplebaum, CEO of Vista Cova. Lowell introduces Vista Cova, talks about his journey to becoming founder and CEO of Vista Cover, and then discusses why governance is so critical to the success of an organization. Lowell discusses:
- How managing Board relationships well is essential to the success of any chief executive.
- How chief execs bring in outside facilitators when their voice needs to be part of the discussion and when they want to be sure the discussion is balanced and objective.
- How outside facilitators can help organizations navigate hard discussions and tough decisions.
- How governance are the bodies of the organization that determine direction and help allocate the right resources in the right way to get to that direction.
- His top tips for improving relations with Board and committee members every week.
- How committees should be like phoenixes. When an organization creates a new strategic plan, all committees should be sunsetted, and then reborn to support the new strategic plan.
- How organizations should have a schedule for reviewing their governance so that when they do it, it’s objective, and does not rely on who’s in the seats at the time.
- The difference between having a nominating committee and a leadership development committee.
- Vista Cova’s Charrette, which brings together a small gathering of industry thought leaders who decide on the most important issues of the day and who walk away with better questions and a better understanding of those issues.
- Vista Cova website
- Vista Cova’s Charrette
- The Will to Govern Well by Glenn Tecker
- Recruit the Right Board by Mark Engle
07/27/23 • 32 min
What inspires someone to start a nonprofit dedicated to a specific medical condition? How do you help patients advocate for their care and navigate the insurance system? How do you care for yourself when caring for others?
In this episode of Associations Thrive, host Joanna Pineda interviews Lisa Salberg, Founder and CEO of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA).
- What Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is.
- Lisa’s own journey of having Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and how she no longer has the condition because of a heart transplant.
- Why Lisa created the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association.
- HCMA’s most important benefit: each member gets a free intake call, a book, a journal, and guidance on how to navigate the healthcare system and get the best care.
- HCM Centers of Excellence.
- HCMA’s goal of reaching the 85% percent of HCM patients who are not diagnosed.
- Lisa’s advice for founders of organizations.
08/17/23 • 33 min
How many episodes does Associations Thrive have?
Associations Thrive currently has 69 episodes available.
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The podcast is about Non-Profit, Management, Podcasts and Business.
What is the most popular episode on Associations Thrive?
The episode title '56. Joanna Fawzy Doran, CEO of Triage Cancer, on Helping Cancer Patients Navigate Their Legal Rights' is the most popular.
What is the average episode length on Associations Thrive?
The average episode length on Associations Thrive is 30 minutes.
How often are episodes of Associations Thrive released?
Episodes of Associations Thrive are typically released every 7 days.
When was the first episode of Associations Thrive?
The first episode of Associations Thrive was released on Oct 16, 2022.
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