#53 Learn from a Funder Who Has Worn Many Hats with Lisa Jaguzny, Senior Program Director, Biodiversity Funders Group

Nov 29, 2021

Part of working in the nonprofit and philanthropic field includes taking advantage of windows of opportunity before they close. It’s crucial that we open our minds to new and creative methods to work towards that long-lasting impact we all desire to make.

I have the pleasure of introducing my good friend, Lisa Jaguzny to the show! With over two decades of experience working in the philanthropic world on an executive level, she will share her three most amazing experiences working with donors throughout her professional career before moving on to take the next step in lending further support to nonprofits by joining a funder collaborative.

Make sure not to miss out on this really insightful episode! Whether you are a donor or nonprofit, there is so much to learn from Lisa’s personal and professional journey that led her to become the expert she is today.


Episode Highlights:

  • Lisa’s braided journey to becoming an expert funder
  • Helping a donor family create their own nonprofit group from scratch in the sustainable agriculture field
  • The value of participating with funder collaboratives such as the Biodiversity Funders Group


Links referenced in this podcast:

  • Interested in collaborating with fellow funders and grantmakers to move the needle forward? Click here to visit the Biodiversity Funders Group’s website, a funder collaborative composed of environmental, conservation, and climate and energy grantmakers!


  • Click here to check out Bolder Advocacy’s website, an organization of lawyers, coaches, and nonprofit experts dedicated to making advocacy easy and accessible for nonprofit and foundation leaders!


  • Drive environmental progress through action. Learn more about how LCV is using policy to fight for the Earth by visiting their website here!
  • Learn more about Native Americans in Philanthropy’s (NAP) mission to promote equitable and effective philanthropy in Native communities by clicking here!
  • Visit Independent Sector’s website here to find out more about how they’re bringing together diverse communities of nonprofits and foundations to catalyze change across the nation!
  • Contact Lisa: [email protected].


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