Summer Break and Fall Programming with Stefanie Wong and A. Nicole Campbell

This week on the Nonprofit Build Up, Stefanie Wong, Build Up’s Executive Portfolio Liaison is focused giving you a preview of our upcoming Fall programming as we’ll be taking Summer Break from June through the end of our Summer here in the US and coming back with new episodes in the Fall.

We have lots of exciting conversations underway. Some include previewing the work of the entities within the Build Up Companies – Build Up Advisory Group, The Campbell Law Firm, and Build Up, Inc. – and others focused on centering our infrastructure work with brave nonprofits and philanthropies and historically marginalized communities. We also have interesting topics impacting leaders from historically marginalized communities, including discussing systemic barriers to equitable compensation as well as Black-centered leadership within organizations, just to name a few of these topics.

We hope you have a great Summer break and we’ll be back on the airwaves soon.



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About Stefanie Wong:

Stefanie Wong is passionate about fighting systems of oppression by any medium necessary. She is a Florida International University alumna who earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Business and enriched her learning experience as an international exchange student at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.

Stefanie developed her multifaceted skillset in higher education at one of the largest and most diverse colleges in America, Miami Dade College. During her time there, Stefanie played a vital role in executing a strategic, college-wide systems change to build a culture of social innovation across the student experience, senior leadership and faculty teams, academic offerings, and college and community engagements. Simultaneously, her work has focused squarely on managing programs, projects, and initiatives to increase access to the arts, business development, college enrollment, and change-making education, primarily for BIPOC and LatinX communities. Additionally, Stefanie served as a Board Member of a local South Florida humanitarian organization focused on building a more equitable world for all.

At Build Up, Stefanie is excited to contribute to global social innovation beyond a higher education context. In her role, she provides key executive support to the CEO of the Build Up Companies and serves as a trusted advisor and partner to the CEO. She also leads, oversees, and provides critical support and management to special projects and initiatives while liaising with the leadership team and the Build Up team.

Stefanie currently lives in Atlanta, GA and enjoys life as a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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When Does A Nonprofit Need A Lawyer with Jamie Lieberman

This week on the Nonprofit Build Up, we are recasting a conversation Nic has with Jamie Lieberman. At the time of this original publication, Jamie was the owner and founder of Hashtag Legal: a “go-to” legal firm that allows business owners to be well informed about “When does a Nonprofit Need a Lawyer?” while feeling empowered to embrace what having a strong legal side can do for financial success.


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About Jamie Lieberman:

Jamie Lieberman, was the owner and founder was the owner of Hashtag Legal had been a practicing lawyer for over 16 years.

As an experienced entrepreneur, Jamie understands the unique needs of business owners at different stages in their organization’s growth.

Today, she is the Sr. Vice President and General Counsel at Mediavine.

She has a deep commitment to making legal accessible and regularly speaks about legal matters, the art of negotiation and entrepreneurial topics at leading industry events such as Alt Summit, Podcast Movement, and FinCon and as an expert source for media like Digiday, Business Insider and Forbes.

You can also catch her as the host of the (un)business podcast.

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Investing in Systems Change for Sustainable Impact with Geoffrey Canada (RECAST)

On this recast of the Nonprofit Build Up, we’re talking with Geoffrey Canada. Geoff is a leading advocate for children and an innovator in the field of education. He created the Harlem Children’s Zone, a birth-through-college network of programs that today serves more than 13,000 low-income students and families in a 97-block area of Central Harlem in New York City. The unprecedented success of the Harlem Children’s Zone has attracted the attention of the media and leaders around the world.

In this episode, Geoff shares tremendous insight, knowledge, and practical advice for everyone listening, helping us to build and lead bravely.

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Demanding Equity in Fiscal Sponsorship with Thaddeus Squire and Asta Petkeviciute (RECAST)

On this recast of the Nonprofit Build Up, Nic talks with Asta Petkeviciute and Thaddeus Squire of Social Impact Commons (SIC). Social Impact Commons is a nonprofit organization created to meet the evolving needs of the fiscal sponsorship community. SIC is building the first national network and community of practice, advancing management commons as a model of equitable and inclusive resource sharing for the nonprofit sector aka a next-generation approach to fiscal sponsorship.

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Governance: Planning and Executing Next Steps with Doug Nelson (RECAST)


In this recast of the Nonprofit Build Up, Nic is speaking with Doug Nelson, President & Managing Director of Discovery Group — a boutique consulting company working with organizations on issues related to governance, planning, and execution and a vision to bring together a group of talented and compassionate leaders. Doug is not only a leader, but he is also award-winning in the areas of governance, culture, advocacy, and innovative granting, and he has raised nearly $1 billion for organizations in Canada and the United States.

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