NGO Soul + Strategy

009. How nonprofits can be more performance-focused, and why diversity, equity and inclusion is part and parcel of such a business plan: an interview with Tammy Dowley-Blackman

April 25, 2020 Tosca Season 1
NGO Soul + Strategy
009. How nonprofits can be more performance-focused, and why diversity, equity and inclusion is part and parcel of such a business plan: an interview with Tammy Dowley-Blackman
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NGO Soul + Strategy
009. How nonprofits can be more performance-focused, and why diversity, equity and inclusion is part and parcel of such a business plan: an interview with Tammy Dowley-Blackman
Apr 25, 2020 Season 1
Tosca


Tammy Dowley-Blackman is a seasoned and dynamite consultant in the domestic US nonprofit management and effectiveness space, who I look up to. In this interview, Tammy shares: 

 

  • How her observations as a nonprofit leader, and the insufficient emphasis she observed nonprofits put on performance issues, drove her to set up her consulting firm 
  • The fallacy that ensuring diversity and inclusion strategies is not part and parcel of nonprofit business management 
  • How cultural competencies and attention to diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in nonprofits are intimately related 
  • How nonprofits who do not manage to transition from start-up, founder-focused mode to an emphasis on appropriate systems building are likely to falter 

 

Quote: “Less is more -- when it comes to investment in leaders -- is not a good motto if nonprofits want to attract strong Generation Y and Z staff” 

Bio: 

  • Tammy is the owner of the TDB consulting firm, which supports nonprofits in the areas of  Communications and Development (Fundraising); Leadership Development; Project Design and Management; Research and Evaluation; and Talent Management. Tammy’s firm’s work is primarily US-domestic


  • Tammy’s consulting work grew out of what she saw in practice, during her tenure as an Executive Director for two nationally-affiliated nonprofits
     
  • She also offers expertise on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which all started with Tammy’s experience as a Diversity Officer at the Proteus Fund 


  • Tammy has taught at Boston University, Cambridge College and Lesley University 

  

Resources: 

Website: http://www.tammydowleyblackman.com/ 

LinkedIn profile of Tammy Dowley-Blackman 

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Show Notes


Tammy Dowley-Blackman is a seasoned and dynamite consultant in the domestic US nonprofit management and effectiveness space, who I look up to. In this interview, Tammy shares: 

 

  • How her observations as a nonprofit leader, and the insufficient emphasis she observed nonprofits put on performance issues, drove her to set up her consulting firm 
  • The fallacy that ensuring diversity and inclusion strategies is not part and parcel of nonprofit business management 
  • How cultural competencies and attention to diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in nonprofits are intimately related 
  • How nonprofits who do not manage to transition from start-up, founder-focused mode to an emphasis on appropriate systems building are likely to falter 

 

Quote: “Less is more -- when it comes to investment in leaders -- is not a good motto if nonprofits want to attract strong Generation Y and Z staff” 

Bio: 

  • Tammy is the owner of the TDB consulting firm, which supports nonprofits in the areas of  Communications and Development (Fundraising); Leadership Development; Project Design and Management; Research and Evaluation; and Talent Management. Tammy’s firm’s work is primarily US-domestic


  • Tammy’s consulting work grew out of what she saw in practice, during her tenure as an Executive Director for two nationally-affiliated nonprofits
     
  • She also offers expertise on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which all started with Tammy’s experience as a Diversity Officer at the Proteus Fund 


  • Tammy has taught at Boston University, Cambridge College and Lesley University 

  

Resources: 

Website: http://www.tammydowleyblackman.com/ 

LinkedIn profile of Tammy Dowley-Blackman 

Click here to subscribe to be alerted when new podcast episodes come out or when Tosca produces other thought leadership pieces. 

Or email Tosca at [email protected] if you want to talk about your social sector organization’s needs, challenges, and opportunities. 

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