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Those who give… receive: Living a ‘giveful’ life

Those who give… receive: Living a ‘giveful’ life

February 28, 2024

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel Senior Consultant Martha Ross speaks with Patricia Glaser Shea, founder and CEO of Being Giveful, about giving as a wellness practice and how individuals and nonprofits can foster a more giveful life.

In their discussion, Pat addresses:

  • The benefits of developing a philanthropic mindset to our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing
  • How to put that mindset into action
  • How nonprofit leaders can help to develop a giveful mindset within their organizations

About our guest

Patricia Glaser Shea is a visionary leader who integrates a passion for social impact and business savvy to launch innovative ideas, build community and lead organizations into the future.

Pat currently serves as a partner in Shea Advisory Services, working with for-profit and nonprofit organizations in entrepreneurism, leadership, philanthropy, gender equity and social justice.

Between 2018-2021, Pat was the co-founder, president and CEO of Givful, a technology SaaS start-up that automated workplace giving and volunteering.

Beginning in 2005, she was president & CEO for the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee for 11 years. She grew net assets to $10 million and raised over $50 million, stabilizing the 100+-year-old organization while increasing the number of women and girls served.

In 2010, Pat founded the Women Presidents’ Organization in Nashville. WPO is an international membership organization of second-stage entrepreneurial female presidents. Under her leadership, Nashville has launched two chapters.

In 2020-2023, the Nashville Business Journal named Pat as one of Nashville’s Power 100. The NBJ has also recognized her as a Most Admired CEO and Women of Influence/Trailblazer. 

Connect with Pat on LinkedIn

TEDx Talk: Being Giveful – A Wellness Practice for Your Body and Soul