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Nurturing Dynamic & High-Performing Teams (Angela Grimes)

March 27, 2024

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As a nonprofit leader, what strategies do you need to elevate your team? In episode 255 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, you’ll gain valuable insights from Angela Grimes, the CEO of Born Free USA, to help revolutionize your organization. Angela shares strategies for effective hiring, stressing cultural fit and communication styles for cohesive teams. She discusses the CEO's role in professional development and advocates for open communication in conflict resolution. Angela also advises on engaging board members and optimizing fundraising through experimentation. Finally, she shares personal organizational tactics, emphasizing calendars and tidy workspaces for productivity. This episode offers actionable advice for enhancing your nonprofit’s impact.


"Collaboration, open communication, and a culture of continuous learning are the cornerstones of success."



Angela Grimes is Born Free USA’s Chief Executive Officer. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Inspired by observing wildlife living freely in their jungle homes while volunteering for a sea turtle project in Costa Rica, Angela moved from arts administration to wildlife protection, where she has served in senior and executive level positions since 2004. She has a degree from Drake University. She has served on the boards of directors of several arts and animal welfare organizations and is currently on the board of EarthShare.