Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership

82: 4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)

January 19, 2021
Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
82: 4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)
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Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership
82: 4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)
Jan 19, 2021

82:  4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)  

SUMMARY

How do you look at profitability as a nonprofit leader?  Our sector’s leadership often grapples with conflicted emotions about running their nonprofit “more like a business” despite the fact it is a business and needs to employ critical revenue-generating practices to assure long-term sustainability.  In episode #82 of the Path Podcast, Martyn Drake brings a global perspective to this topic and offers great insight and ideas about how nonprofit leaders can come to terms with their profitability ideas. He illustrates four key leadership concepts they need to understand and employ on their journey to senior leadership in the sector. 

ABOUT MARTYN

Martyn Drake is the Founder of Binley Drake Consulting, the boutique management consultancy he set up in 2009 to help ambitious business leaders dramatically improve the performance of their organizations. Since then, he has advised commercial organizations ranging from small family businesses right up to some of the world's most iconic brands. In 2013 he began working with the charity sector, and has since helped a wide range of non-profit clients including The Scout Association, Girlguiding, the British Red Cross, the National Health Service, the National Autistic Society, Blind Veterans, Royal Mencap, and St John Ambulance. He writes regular columns for the sector press and features on his website Profit on Purpose, and is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on non-profit strategy and commerce and  His first book, The Commercial Charity, was published by Kogan Page in April 2020. Martyn lives with his wife, two children and two cats in Nottinghamshire, England. 

EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES

Show Notes

82:  4 Things They Don’t Teach You About Nonprofit Leadership (Martyn Drake)  

SUMMARY

How do you look at profitability as a nonprofit leader?  Our sector’s leadership often grapples with conflicted emotions about running their nonprofit “more like a business” despite the fact it is a business and needs to employ critical revenue-generating practices to assure long-term sustainability.  In episode #82 of the Path Podcast, Martyn Drake brings a global perspective to this topic and offers great insight and ideas about how nonprofit leaders can come to terms with their profitability ideas. He illustrates four key leadership concepts they need to understand and employ on their journey to senior leadership in the sector. 

ABOUT MARTYN

Martyn Drake is the Founder of Binley Drake Consulting, the boutique management consultancy he set up in 2009 to help ambitious business leaders dramatically improve the performance of their organizations. Since then, he has advised commercial organizations ranging from small family businesses right up to some of the world's most iconic brands. In 2013 he began working with the charity sector, and has since helped a wide range of non-profit clients including The Scout Association, Girlguiding, the British Red Cross, the National Health Service, the National Autistic Society, Blind Veterans, Royal Mencap, and St John Ambulance. He writes regular columns for the sector press and features on his website Profit on Purpose, and is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on non-profit strategy and commerce and  His first book, The Commercial Charity, was published by Kogan Page in April 2020. Martyn lives with his wife, two children and two cats in Nottinghamshire, England. 

EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES