98: Embracing Kinship as a Nonprofit Leader (Charlie Elberson, Diane Gavarkavich, Whitney Feld)
When a prospective funder asks you how to define success for your nonprofit, how do you answer? It seems like a straightforward question, but it usually leads to the more important question: how do you know if you’ve achieved it? These questions lead to a fascinating conversation with Charlie Elberson and Diane Gavarkavich about the funder perspective, the importance of measurement and outcomes, and the fundamentals of kinship that will help you make your case. Thanks to Whitney Feld at the Foundation For The Carolinas for putting this episode together!
ABOUT CHARLIE, DIANE & WHITNEY
Charlie Elberson is a 35+-year ad agency veteran, he helps Wray Ward, Charlotte’s largest agency, create brilliant marketing and branding strategies for their clients. On top of that, he’s been the Trustee of Reemprise Fund, making game-changing grants for visionary non-profits using a venture philanthropy model. Since 2008, the Fund has distributed over $7 million in grants.
Diane Gavarkavich is the founder and principal consultant of DTG Community Services. A community researcher and program evaluator, she primarily works with non-profit organizations to evaluate their processes, outcomes, and impact. Diane holds a B.S. and Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University as well as an MPH and nonprofit leadership certificate from UNC Chapel Hill.
Whitney Feld serves as Vice President of Philanthropic Advancement at Foundation For The Carolinas. During her tenure at FFTC, most of her client work has been with individuals and families on current gifting strategies, legacy planning, and multi-generational family engagement and grant making. She holds a B.F.A from Miami University, an M.S.T from Pace University, and a J.D. from the Charleston School of Law.
EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
· Gregory Boyle’s book Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship
· Gregory Boyle’s book Tattoos on the Heart
· Check out the resources available at the Community Tool Box
· Apply to join one of PMA’s Mastermind Programs!