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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone as a Nonprofit Leader

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone as a Nonprofit Leader

November 27, 2022

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel President Jeff Jowdy speaks with Glenn Cranfield, president and CEO at the Nashville Rescue Mission, about how nonprofit leaders can get out of their comfort zone and embrace risk – and why they should.

Glenn covers topics such as:

  • Why comfort zones are detrimental to nonprofit leaders and their organizations
  • The myths that keep nonprofits and their leaders risk averse
  • How leaders can leave their comfort zone behind, overcome fear and learn to embrace risk – and what that will mean to their organization and mission

About our Guest

Glenn Cranfield has served as president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission since 2012, after leading City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City for nearly a decade prior. 

He is passionate about helping the homeless and the hurting encounter real, lasting life-change by sharing with them the transformative love of God, cultivating hope and equipping them to build a new path forward.

Glenn’s experience leading these organizations and walking alongside the homeless year after year has given him a deep understanding of the systemic and individual causes of homelessness, what actually changes lives long-term and, ultimately, a genuine compassion for each person who experiences homelessness and hardship.

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