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Combining experience as a leader in both not-for-profit and corporate organizations with lifelong commitment as a student of philosophy, Terry Macaluso, PhD, is a NewThinker. A corporate leader in academic institutions, a scholarly coach in corporate contexts, and a veteran of several boards of trustees, Dr. Macaluso has spent nearly 30 years studying the behavior of highly motivated leaders and decision makers as they work together in various configurations. She continues her practice as a philosopher, serving as a moderator for the Aspen Institute, as an instructor at University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs, and as Head of School at Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, Washington. In addition, she has been Executive Vice President for Corporate Development with The Ackerley Group, a media and entertainment firm in Seattle, Washington, and has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

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1/10/07 - NonProfit Leadership in the Age of the Internet
Communication is instantaneous. Our expectations continue to increase with the speed at which information can be transferred. Information has become “democratized,” and leaders need to rethink their priorities. Does it still make sense to convene people regularly for meetings? Should job descriptions look the same today that they did 30 years ago? How might leaders what to reconsider their roles and responsibilities as the tools – and the timing – of communication transform our ways of connecting?

1/3/07 - Culture and the Organization: Understanding Individual Behavior in the Organization
In this session of NewThinking for NonProfits, Dr. Macaluso addresses the perplexing – and sometimes funny – matter of individual behavior in the organization. Motivated by Daniel Goleman’s newest book, “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”, Dr. Macaluso considers the complexity of communication as it effects leadership, organizational life, and the dynamics of human relationships. A discussion involving several callers takes place following some introductory remarks from Dr. Macaluso.

12/20/06 - Leadership Ethics: When Values Conflict
Join Dr. Macaluso for a conversation about how leaders maintain personal and professional integrity while, simultaneously, guiding the organization through dilemmas that arise when values conflict. What happens when personal values conflict with the direction in which an organization must go in order to survive? Is it ever right to override a core value embedded in the mission of the organization for the sake of solving an immediate problem? Who decides what to do when the values of the organization produce unexpected challenges? A discussion involving several callers takes place following some introductory remarks from Dr. Macaluso.

11/22/06 - Diverse Constituencies: Serving EVERYONE in a Non-Profit
Schools have alumni, most organizations have past donors and past trustees. Added to the existing population to be served, it’s easy to see how complicated non-profit organizations are. If the donor wants to pay for a swimming pool, but the organization needs vans for transporting children – who wins? What are the challenges inherent in supporting the mission, serving the target constituency, raising the needed funding, and maintaining the enthusiastic support of diverse constituencies? Joining Terry for this discussion is Fran Scoble, Head of School, Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena, CA.

11/15/06 - Serving Non –Profits: Trends and New Possibilities
The For-Profit companies whose purpose is to serve non-profits, are able to discern trends and possibilities, often before those in non-profits can see what’s coming. Their distance from the organizations served, coupled with their intimate knowledge of non-profit cultures, positions them well to analyze the present, and to anticipate the future. Charlie Howland, Past President and Senior Consultant for Marts & Lundy, and Bruce McClintock, Chairman of Marts & Lundy in Lynhurst, NJ, have accumulated an impressive client list based on past success coupled with insightful analysis and an intuitive awareness of the philanthropic mind.

11/8/06 - Social Justice: Non-Profits and Civic Renewal
What role might non-profit organizations play in forging a more inclusive economy at the local and global levels? What is required to create civil and values-based communities? Norman Rice, former Seattle mayor and current Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, has spent a life-time working with government and with non-profit agencies dedicated to leveling the playing field.

11/1/06 - Strategic Philanthropy: Deciding Who Deserves the Resources
What are the criteria foundations use to determine which non-profits should receive their support? How do community foundations shape the communities they serve? Is there a lesson in the design of community foundations for 21st century non-profits? Dr. Macaluso and her guest explore the possibility that joining forces to request funding may be an excellent model for non-profit organizations with complementary missions. Joining this discussion is Phyllis Campbell, President and CEO of The Seattle Foundation in Seattle, WA.

10/25/06 - Capital Fund Raising: What Makes a Non-Profit a Sound Investment?
Non-profit organizations depend, for their survival, on the financial support of individuals and corporations for whom financial management is a primary value. Otherwise – they would have nothing to contribute! What should non-profits consider regarding fiscal accountability and financial management in order to enhance their attractiveness to major donors? Joining this discussion is Matt Griffin, Managing Partner at Pine Street Development in Seattle, WA.

10/18/06 - Trusteeship: Governing the Non-Profit
In this conversation, Dr. Macaluso explores the experience of trustees. How has trusteeship changed in the past 10 years? What challenges and opportunities exist today? How should trustees prepare themselves to be genuine stewards of the non-profit organizational mission, and what is reasonable for a head or executive director to expect? Joining the discussion is Henry “Skip” Kotkins, President and CEO of Skyway Luggage, in Seattle, WA.

10/11/06 - Under New Management: “Right-Sizing” the Non-Profit Organization
Public television is a national service on which we have come, increasingly, to depend for unbiased and non-commercially motivated information. The quality of public television depends on the creativity and professional effectiveness of individuals who also have to be accountable to guiding principles and a core mission. How does an organization of this sort operate, and what does it take to make substantial and sometimes unwelcome change? Joining the discussion is Bill Mohler, President and CEO of KCTS Public Television in Seattle, WA.

10/4/06 - Many Moving Parts: Leading Leaders in a National Non-Profit
Non-profit organizations flourish because of local leadership and support. But many local organizations are affiliated with a national organization whose purpose is to foster national awareness of a shared mission. What does it take to lead a national network of well led local organizations? Joining this discussion is Neil Nicoll, President of National YMCA in Chicago, IL.

9/27/06 - Strategic Change: Doctors, Medicine, and Management
Teachers, doctors, and lawyers tend to work in organizations, but they function as independent practitioners. Given the complexities of healthcare management and service delivery, what kind of leadership does it take to move a network of healthcare facilities toward efficiency and prosperity? Joining the discussion is Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

9/20/06 - Universities in America: Challenges and Opportunities
Independent colleges and universities rely on tuition and contributions to fund their operating and capital needs. As the United States competes – economically and politically – within a global context, what will our colleges and universities have to do to keep up? What are the challenges - and the satisfactions – of leadership in the complex world of higher education? Joining the discussion is Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., President of Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

9/13/06 - Crisis! Or Celebration! : Manage the Communication – Manage the Event
We think with words. The language we use shapes our ideas and, ultimately, our beliefs. The mission is the message for non-profits. When the organization is in the spotlight – for any reason – deliberate and professionally guided communication planning is the difference between effective management and chaos. Joining the discussion is David Marriott, Principal at Gogerty, Stark and Marriott in Seattle, WA.

9/6/06 - Sustainability for Non-Profits: What do Trustees Have to Know and Do to Support the Long Term Sustainability of Non-Profits?
Funding non-profit organizations is only one of the requirements to sustain an organization for the long term. Trustees play a vital role in guiding the development of non-profits, and that task is becoming more and more challenging. Bill Gates, Sr. knows non-profits from every perspective – as a trustee and as a donor. His extraordinary experience will provide some important lessons for anyone interested in non-profits – from any perspective.

8/30/06 - Lessons in Non-Profit Management: What do Great Independent Schools Have in Common?
Tune in as Dr. Terry Macaluso focuses on the “leadership management “component in building great independent schools, and discusses the “transferability” of those components to other non-profit organizations. What do independent schools have to learn from other non-profit organizations regarding sustainability? Joining the discussion is Patrick Bassett, President of the National Association of Independent Schools, Washington, DC.

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