Karen Kalish spoke passionately about helping overcome educational inequities. Through examples with 4 she created organizations the audience learned how to navigate a process and seek help to surmount obstacles that were beyond her capacity. Connections into the community are critical to success and Karen uses her communications skills to form these ties. With Cultural Leadership she was able to build a community of Jewish and African-American community volunteers to drive formation and build a program for high school students.
Tom Collins talked of the combined need to support the passion of a founding executive director with a board that leads collaboration into the community. At KidSmart, Tom helped assemble a team to support a passionate founding director via his ties built over many years in banking and as a community volunteer.
Wayne Crull shared with us the importance of developing a system to handle a process. In his homespun fashion he shared the story of how one non-profit added real estate management to its overall foundation investment strategy. Wayne shared with us how his calling to social service coupled with a strong business acumen drives his commitment to providing services that make a difference in child welfare in the state of Missouri.
Join us at our next seminar to network with St. Louis non-profit leaders learning best practice skills in governance as board members and executive directors.