How They Lead
Episode 5: Fundraising with Alyssia Palacios-Woods
Episode 5 - Alyssia Palacios-Woods
In this episode, Kent and Shelby interview Alyssia Palacios-Woods, President and CEO of the Austin Young Chamber (AYC), a nonprofit in Austin with a mission to connect and empower young professionals to create business, community and individual success.
Alyssia talks about her journey from graphic design to fundraising, how AYC provides professional development to young professionals, including AYC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce issues.
The Competency Model topic of this episode is fundraising. Alyssia explains that active listening and building relationships are key skills that support strong fundraising.
Every episode of How They Lead will feature a local Austin-area nonprofit executive discussing how they got to where they are today, surprising lessons they’ve learned along the way, and what skills they’re looking for in young nonprofit leaders. Each episode will align with skills from YNPN Austin’s Competency Model and how they have honed that skill through their work.
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