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"Nonprofits Are Messy" on Nonprofit "U"

Joan Garry, Principal of Joan Garry Consulting, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, February 20, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from  Archived episodes may be found at,, iTunes, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher. 

Garry will share highlights from her new guide to nonprofit leadership.  She will also discuss observations from her consulting practice and  lessons learned  from  running a nonprofit organization. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, especially new executive directors, are encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is  (347) 884-8121.

For nearly a decade, Garry served as the Executive Director of GLAAD, one of the largest gay rights organizations in the country. She later acted as the co-chair of Barack Obama’s LGBT Finance Committee during his 2008 presidential campaign. Garry now works with nonprofit leaders, assisting with crisis management, executive coaching and the building of strong management teams to support the work of the CEO. She also teaches nonprofit media strategy as a professor at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. lead a nonprofit organization and wished that someone had written a book to help you navigate the landmines?”, Garry asked.  “Well, I just wrote that book”, she said.  “Nonprofits are messy, and I want to help emerging leaders avoid some of the pitfalls I encountered.”

Keywords: Capacity Building, Joan Garry, Nonprofit "U", Nonprofit Management, nonprofit podcasts, Organizational Development, Valerie F. Leonard

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