Leap of Faith: Starting a New Nonprofit

August 14, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Sheryl White, with Guest Co-Host Dr. Undraye Howard

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In 2010, today’s guest, Greg Fripp, ended a very successful and lucrative career in business to launch a nonprofit organization that aligned with his passion for growing food and helping people. His new organization, called “Whispering Roots,” was subsequently launched with a mission of bringing healthy food, education and living wage employment to underserved communities by using “aquaponics.” Join us as we discuss with Greg why he decided to change careers and risk his life savings to start Whispering Roots, what “aquaponics” is and how it is helping underserved populations, how he created his vision for this unique agency and got others – donors, partnering agencies, and others – to buy in, and where he sees Whispering Roots going in the near and distant future.

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Leadership Matters, the forum of choice for current and emerging public and nonprofit leaders. Dr. Sheryl White and Guest Co-Host Dr. Undraye Howard, along with their guests, explore practical tips for issues management, human capital strategies, and improving leadership effectiveness. Leadership Matters, your forum for Informing Leaders. Inspiring Solutions!

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Dr. Sheryl White, with Guest Co-Host Dr. Undraye Howard

Dr. Sheryl White, a cultural psychologist, brings over 20 years of experience providing leadership, workforce, and organization development consulting, training, and coaching services to municipalities, nonprofits, educational institutions, and for-profit corporations worldwide. Dr. White, the Vice President of Training and Organization Development at Neighborhood House Association (NHA) in San Diego, CA and is also the founder of NHA’s social enterprise, InnoVisions, which provides professional, leadership, and organization development services to other organizations. Since 1999, Dr. White has served as an executive coach and facilitator with the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. White is passionate about helping people work better, and better together.

Undraye Howard is vice president of the Center on Leadership at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. He also is an adjunct professor at several universities, where he teaches courses on youth, work development, leadership, communication practices and processes, and effectiveness in the human services world. Howard holds master’s in communication with an emphasis in training and development from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree.

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