3 Challenges All Nonprofit Leaders Will Face (Sheryl Aikman)

June 2021

While moving out of the pandemic provides a sigh of relief for nonprofit leaders everywhere - as well as a host of strategic opportunities - there are also some key challenges that must be addressed. Fortunately, the national perspective Sheryl Aikman brings to episode #110 of the Path Podcast will help you identify these potential challenges that could inhibit your nonprofit's success. In particular, Sheryl and I discuss the potential blind spots about which nonprofit leaders must be aware, including issues of alignment, assets and access.  Sheryl also has invaluable advice about the risks nonprofit leaders will face in addressing these challenges  caution, complexity and co-creation - and more importantly, what to do about them.


"Do your outward-facing messages really match the internal work and culture of your nonprofit?"


Sheryl Aikman is the Principal for Alenda Consulting LLC, and an accomplished nonprofit professional with expertise in philanthropic advising and structures, asset development, gift planning and operations. During a five-year period ending on June 30, 2020, she led community foundation fund development, planned gift and nonprofit relationships resulting in $136 million in contributions and the creation of over 400 charitable funds, gift annuity, trust and expectancy agreements for the Community Foundation for Western North Carolina. She has significant experience cultivating, facilitating and closing major and deferred gifts from $10,000 to $5+ million, using variety of gift structures, assets and gift vehicles. Sheryl received her Master's in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), and her B.A. in English from Davidson College (Davidson, NC).