NGO A Go Go

Philip Arca

This podcast is intended to be truth telling by, for and about the nonprofit sector. We will share stories about the people, the drama, and the dynamics. The show will consist of a quick review of news and books, narratives, blue to red connections, and quizzes for people that work in nonprofits. Get one thing right, if you are in a nonprofit, you just go. read less

Jan Cohen and Leadership Transitions | Ep #24
Jan 13 2022
Jan Cohen and Leadership Transitions | Ep #24
Jan Cohen has been a Consultant, Interim executive, and Trainer who has worked with more than 200 nonprofit organizations over more than 30 years. She has served in 18 Interim Executive positions in nonprofit organizations in the SF Bay Area, especially those with an earned income, workforce development, or disability services focus, during periods of transition in leadership. Her training and consulting focus is customized work sessions and consulting services for nonprofit organizations for diversification of revenue, earned income, and marketing strategy. Jan partners with Academies for Social Entrepreneurship as the Lead Social Enterprise Trainer & Coach having worked with over 120 participating agencies in customized Social Enterprise Academies. In addition to having worked with over 150 organizations in her own Interim Executive/Consulting/Training business, Jan was the Director of New Business Ventures at HOPE Services for 3 years, an affiliate consultant with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services in the Bay Area for 6 years, a senior consultant with the National Center for Social Entrepreneurs for 5 years, and Chief Executive Officer of Project HIRED, a nonprofit employment service serving individuals with disabilities, for 10 years. Jan continues her commitment to serving on the Boards of, and volunteering for, local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the Bay Area Interim Executive Director Group and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s Executive Transition and Leadership Committee. She also currently serves on the Board of CalNonprofits Insurance Services, a subsidiary business of California Association of Nonprofits. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! For more information go to http://arcaandassociates.com/ © 2022 Philip Arca
Gayle Hilleke, ED of Kentucky Campus Compact: 40+ Years of Strengthening Communities | Ep #23
Jul 15 2021
Gayle Hilleke, ED of Kentucky Campus Compact: 40+ Years of Strengthening Communities | Ep #23
Gayle Hilleke, Executive Director of Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC), gracefully expounds on over forty years of experience in strengthening communities through work in nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies. KyCC is a membership organization of Kentucky college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. As the founding director, Gayle has led KyCC over 15 years in supporting approximately 1000 faculty and staff, 10,000 high school and college students, and 20,000 community members. Gayle has 27 years of experience supporting the national service program, AmeriCorps. She worked as a state program officer for 3 years at the Ohio Governor’s Service Commission, 9 years at the national headquarters – the Corporation for National and Community Service (now called AmeriCorps), and 15 years as an AmeriCorps sponsor at KyCC. As a sponsor, KyCC focuses its AmeriCorps programs on college access/student success and community impact, placing 150 members annually. Gayle also works as an adjunct professor in the Northern Kentucky University College of Business master’s program, Masters of Business Leadership and Innovation (MBLI). In the First Year Practicum, Ms. Hilleke teaches strengths-based methodologies for students to use in service-learning projects. In her consulting work, Gayle is a senior advisor for Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub, helping individuals and organizations build social enterprise skills. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gayle has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Organization Development from American University in Washington, D.C. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! For more information go to http://arcaandassociates.com/ © 2021 Philip Arca
Irene Kao, Exec Dir of Courage California, Shares Her Progressive Vision, Pandemic Background Noise and All | Ep #20
May 20 2021
Irene Kao, Exec Dir of Courage California, Shares Her Progressive Vision, Pandemic Background Noise and All | Ep #20
Irene Kao, Executive Director of Courage California, shares her progressive vision, pandemic background noise and all. Happy kid voices sprinkle this conversation about what it means to have a truly representative democracy, courageously committing to transparency, equity and justice. Irene has helped pursue more than a hundred positive state, local legislative and regulatory outcomes and has led with creativity and tenacity. And with 2021 being an opportunity to define a new normal, her skills and insights are ever more needed. She maintains deep relationships and broad networks with key decision makers in the legislature, the executive branch and with key stakeholders. Irene joined Courage California, in 2020, as the first woman of color to lead the organization. She brings more than twenty years of experience working with and advocating for low-income communities of color, including in immigrant and refugee support services, public housing, early childhood education, media, philanthropy and politics. Prior to joining Courage California, Irene was a strategic advisor to the leadership of California Donor Table, Way to Win, Native Americans in Philanthropy, California Native Vote Project, and Vision Maker Media, focusing on community engagement, program strategy, development, and organizational transitions. We'd really appreciate it if you would click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! For more information go to http://arcaandassociates.com/ © 2021 Philip Arca
Ben Gilbarg & Angel Diaz are Mobilizing Youth Through Digital Media | Ep #18
Apr 15 2021
Ben Gilbarg & Angel Diaz are Mobilizing Youth Through Digital Media | Ep #18
Ben Gilbarg and Angel Diaz are mobilizing youth through digital media, helping individuals explore career paths and ultimately find their voice in a noisy world. Big Picture Anthems was founded in 2016, but its model has been developed over the past two decades. Ben is a creative catalyst and communications visionary with a passion for social impact, and Angel has been engaging youth to pursue their passion in Southeast Mass. In 1998, Ben co-founded 3rd EyE Unlimited and for 13 years engaged young people through mentoring, community building, and hip hop cultural events such as the nationally recognized 3rd EyE Open Festival. From 1998-2010, Ben produced a TV show entitled “Put Out the Word,” which aired on the Dish Network and public access tv eclipsing a reach of twenty million homes. Ben has worked with thousands of youth since 1998 and therefore has the pulse on what young people respond to. Ben has produced dynamic projects for the National Park Service, Green For All, the University of Rhode Island, the Mass. Department of Public Health, Yes We Code, and many others. He is a graduate from UMass Amherst, and has a Master’s Degree in Media Ventures from Boston University’s College of Communication. Ben is a husband, father of three, and grandfather. Angel Diaz has worked with many youth community organizations in Southcoast Mass. for over a decade. Angel has found and developed his skill set for engaging youth to pursue their passion. With Big Picture Anthems and STEAM the Streets, Angel travels to schools to engage students in an interactive assembly including his turntables, profile videos, music video, and dynamic images. He showcases the many careers that involve STEAM and encourages students with motivational speaking to pursue these career paths. He currently serves as head of the music department and STEAM teacher at Our Sisters’ School, an independent non-profit, tuition-free school for low-income girls. Angel formerly served as Program Director for The Dream Out Loud Center for the Arts. Angel is a DJ/Producer while also being an educator. Using this medium of “Edutainment,” he engages all types of crowds and communities to help develop their greater potential. For more information and available downloads, go to http://arcaandassociates.com/ © 2021 Philip Arca
Tim Cynova, Leader of Fractured Atlas and Work Shouldn’t Suck, On Leadership | Ep #10
Dec 17 2020
Tim Cynova, Leader of Fractured Atlas and Work Shouldn’t Suck, On Leadership | Ep #10
Tim Cynova, co-founder and co-leader of Fractured Atlas and Work Shouldn't Suck, shares his insights on leadership, teams, creativity, anti-racism efforts and newspaper routes. In this podcast, we explore the question - "How can we lead differently, more equitably?" And yes, we both talk about the newspaper routes we had as kids. Tim wears a multitude of hats, all in service of creating anti-racist workplaces where people can thrive. He currently is co-CEO of the U.S.-based non-profit Fractured Atlas, a 20-year-old organization that in 2013 committed to becoming anti-racist in its work and operations. Relatedly, he is a Principal of the consulting group Work. Shouldn't. Suck. that assists organizations of all sizes and sectors with the “how” of creating anti-racist workplaces. Tim serves on the faculty of Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in People-Centric Organizational Design; he's a trained mediator, and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He also co-hosts a popular podcast under the Work. Shouldn’t. Suck. moniker. Earlier in his career, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts in New York City, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville, Indiana Courier-Press. For more information and available downloads, go to http://arcaandassociates.com/ © 2020 Philip Arca