Excelling at Team Development as a Nonprofit Leader (Liz Brigham)

November 2022

Is the synergy of your team firing on all cylinders? Do you make time for an intentional pause, to first look back at what got you to where you are and what it will take to get you to that next level? Liz Brigham of the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Davidson College answers these questions and more in episode #184 of Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership. Liz shares vast experience from her professional journey and work with students and entrepreneurs throughout the region. You'll learn vital tips for proper self-care, time management, and organization that will keep you and your team at the top of their game. Liz also discusses three pillars for team development and growth: entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking and how they affect the recruitment and retention of new and existing talent.  

"Diversity of backgrounds, skill set, and creativity combine to develop the "secret sauce" for team success."



Elizabeth "Liz" Brigham serves as the Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Davidson College. Prior to taking this role she was the Head of Product, Morningstar Direct & Reporting Solutions Software, for Morningstar Inc. in Chicago. Before leading these commercial business lines, she scaled and led the Product Marketing organization for Morningstar's roughly $400M global software portfolio. While in that role, she was recognized as the Product Marketing Leader of the Year in 2019 by the Global Product Marketing Alliance. Before joining Morningstar, Brigham led product management and marketing teams at enterprise technology start-ups in Chicago and at public companies, such as Jive Software and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Brigham is a self-proclaimed "Davidson College Groupie" and has served on the Board of Visitors, Alumni Association Board, was recognized with the Davidson Alumni Service award in 2019. She is also a mentor and board member for LaunchCLT, plays the piano and acoustic guitar, and dreams of building a family band with her young sons and husband. Brigham holds a B.A. in English, cum laude, from Davidson College and an MBA, with Distinction, in corporate strategy and marketing from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.



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