Agents of Nonprofit

Building Thriving Teams for Impact with Derek Kessen

December 18, 2023 Alexander Lapa Season 1 Episode 93
Agents of Nonprofit
Building Thriving Teams for Impact with Derek Kessen
Agents of Nonprofit
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Show Notes

Today we're joined by Derek Kessen for an insightful exploration into the world of building thriving teams and making impactful decisions in the nonprofit landscape. Delve into Derek's journey from financial markets to the nonprofit world, driven by a mission to infuse business acumen into the heart of nonprofits. Explore a four-pillar formula for long-term organizational success and uncover the power of wise decision-making in nonprofit leadership.

Topics We Cover:

  • Derek's journey and the motivations behind transitioning from financial markets to the nonprofit sector
  • Business Principles for Nonprofits
  • The significance of a clear organizational purpose and leveraging data for impactful decision-making
  • Understanding that decisions aren't set in stone and the vital role of revisiting and adjusting for organizational growth
  • Derek's insights on aligning teams with decisions and fostering a collaborative culture
  • The importance of cultivating a unified direction within the organization for amplified impact
  • Practical tips for overcoming common challenges and creating a thriving nonprofit ecosystem


To Learn More and Connect with Derek:
Derek on LinkedIn
OnCenter Website
OnCenter Consulting on LinkedIn

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