BEACON PODCAST- Your Connection to Nonprofit Success

Work, Play, Pray Hard

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel Senior Consultant David Snow speaks with Carolyn and Clark Baker. Clark spent much of his life as a YMCA executive in Tennessee and Texas. Throughout his career, he successfully raised millions of dollars to build new YMCAs and camps. He is also proud of the 23 […]

Adapting to Regional Differences

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy speaks with Beth Ann Locke, director of advancement at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver about best practices in fundraising and adapting to regional differences. Some of the questions she answers include: What practices do you depend on today that you learned early in your career? As […]

Social Media—Misuses and Misconceptions 

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy speaks with Mark Galvin, CEO and Founder of ePresence, LLC, about nonprofits and nonprofit leaders having a presence online. Some of the questions he answers include: If I only had an hour to improve my LinkedIn profile, what should I attack? When you land on a LinkedIn profile for someone new to you, […]

Communication and a Culture of Excellence

In today’s episode of the Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy sits down with Pat Wathen, who recently retired after 20 years working with Toyota Indiana. They focus their discussion on how to empower a culture of excellence and communication within an organization. Pat shares his knowledge, answering questions that include: How can a nonprofit build open […]

View from the Top

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy speaks with Dr. Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, to discuss leadership. Dr. Lindsay shares his findings on leaders in his most recent book, “View from the Top.” Their discussion gives answers to these questions: What is one thing that does make a major difference in […]