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Building Social Capital as a Nonprofit Leader (Froswa’ Booker-Drew)

February 8, 2024

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Can improving the way we interact, collaborate, and cooperate help our nonprofits develop a more effective model of philanthropy? In episode #248 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, relationship expert and bridge-builder Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew advocates that eliminating certain social myths and misinterpretations can lead to significant positive change. She shares how you can build your social capital by developing your personal board of directors and by seeking positive mentors. Learn ways to make strong positive connections within your community and how all these relationships will then benefit your nonprofit leadership and your organization.


"The future begins when we see each other not as a problem to be solved, but as someone to love."

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. is a Network Weaver who believes relationships are the key to our personal, professional and organizational growth. She’s been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Huffington Post and other media for her expertise in leadership, nonprofit management, and partnership development. As former VP of Community Affairs for the State Fair of Texas and National Community Engagement Director for World Vision, she focused on grant-making, education, and community initiatives. Froswa’ is co-founder of HERitage Giving Circle and Power in Action-Dallas, and owner of Soulstice Consultancy providing training for nonprofits. With a PhD from Antioch University, she teaches at Tulane University and Antioch University, and has authored three books. Currently, she serves on multiple boards including Buckner International and Mayor's Star Council, and has presented workshops at the United Nations..