There to Here
There to Here
Sep 1, 2020
#16 Douglas Taylor - Staying Focused on Your Mission
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Douglas Taylor, Senior Area Director for World Vision USA, shares with Ryan his role at World Vision and his journey into the nonprofit field. Doug emphasizes on the importance of working with individual communities and considering cultural characteristics to make efficient and sustainable changes.

Listen to Doug to learn how World Vision has managed to expand and make a global impact, as well as their work in different countries and how they are adjusting after COVID.

Key Points:

00:47 — His background
2:44 — Academia’s impact in the nonprofit world
4:38 — His role in World Vision
5:47 — Focusing on the vision and mission 
8:22 — Working with specific communities
10:11 — Paying attention to cultural issues
11:49 — The importance of  having a spirit of learning 
14:45 — How World Vision grew 
16:00 — Telling a story in nonprofits & using data to do it
19:52 — Working with different governments
23:28 — Working in difficult countries
25:00 — Finding balance in nonprofit work and for-profit
28:37 — Fundraising during COVID
30:19 — Connect with World Vision

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