Taking a sabbatical from his career as a venture capitalist to work on ocean and other forms of conservation, Tod Bensen discusses how a VC business perspective informs his work as Board Chair of WildAid, a nonprofit that reduces demand for endangered species products.
Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe discusses the rapidly evolving needs of the LGBT community, and how the Center has been a critical resource over the last decade to those seeking a space to express their full, diverse selves.
Executive Director Sue Gardner discussed the challenges of stewarding an international community that develops, contributes to, and uses the world’s largest free knowledge project. Interviewed in 2009.
Tess Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of New Door Ventures, discusses the challenges faced by disconnected youth and the life skills they need to learn in order to become successful contributors to their communities.
Taking a sabbatical from his career as a venture capitalist to work on ocean and other forms of conservation, Tod Bensen discusses how a VC business perspective informs his work as Board Chair of WildAid, a nonprofit that reduces demand for endangered species products
Executive Director Rich Winefield discusses how the Bay Area Discovery Museum helps children and parents transform curiosity into knowledge and lifelong learning skills. Fostering creativity and exploration through contextualized hands-on learning is intrinsic to the Museum’s approach.
David H. Stull, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses how one of America’s oldest world-class conservatories of music — which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 — supports musicians in developing their artistic, technical, professional and individual talents in preparation for successful futures.
Executive Director Bob Rybicki discusses the business of leading nonprofits through times when organizations must be reshaped to provide better service at lower cost.Bob Rybicki began his career as Pastor of the Visitation Catholic Church in Chicago, after receiving a Master of Divinity. He spent the subsequent years in the human services field and has held senior and chief executive leadership roles for organizations including the AIDS Alliance, Chicago Department of Public Health, Shanti, Youth & Family Enrichment Services, and the National Brain Tumor Society. In that time he has also overseen complex mergers of nonprofits, their boards, programs and staffs to better position the resulting organization to serve the community. For 40 years Westside Community Services has provided clients in need with a comprehensive array of services through its mental health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, violence response and prevention, and youth leadership programs.
Executive Director Joe Elbaum contrasts the management and governance challenges of the business and nonprofit sectors based on his experience as an IBM executive and as the staff leader of large congregations in New York and San Francisco.
Carl Pascarella, Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the San Francisco Ballet, shares his business insights on developing the nationally recognized and oldest professional ballet company in the United States. Pascarella discusses leveraging the synergies between the artistic and business elements of the ballet to accomplish growth and success.
David H. Stull, President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses how the conservatory’s learning model trains students to approach the professional world with an achievement-based mindset.