003: Get the supplies you need to create your own business adventure with Michael Faith, founder of Michael Faith Consulting

Michael Faith has been working in the nonprofit sector for the last 15+ years. In that time, he’s worn many hats including work in program and project management, fundraising and resource development, board development, and administration.

In addition to his nonprofit expertise, he has owned several small businesses, including a yoga studio. He’s also a recent graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering and a member of the National Association of Auctioneers.

Michael loves working with small and medium sized nonprofit organizations to help them develop the systems and strategies they need to grow their capacity and fulfill their missions. 

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Michael Faith?

·      What does his business do?

·      Why is community most important for his business?

·      How does he leverage his LGBTQ identity to grow his business?

·      How you can overcome the imposter syndrome?

·      How can you get in touch with Michael?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Michael Faith’s Contact: michaelfaithconsulting.com

·      Special Gift: Let Michael you heard him on this podcast, and receive a FREE 30 minute consultation!

·      The Concise Guide to being an Independent Consultant

·      The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation

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Rhodes’ Top 3 Recommended Resources

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.