Jim Langley – Episode 19

Jim Langley is president of Langley Innovations, which he started 8 years ago. He has extensive experience in the higher education sector.

You can find more information about Langley Innovations at He also runs a philanthropic training company that you can find at

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Topic Timestamps:

  • Why you started the business? [01:16]
  • What key takeaways do you have from your work in education that applies to all nonprofits? [02:52]
  • Working within limited resources [04:08]
  • Strategic Resource Development [05:34]
  • How are you different? [07:35]
  • Training Staff? [11:21]
  • Finding and recommendations report [12:48]
  • Capacity [14:01]
  • Working with the board [15:43]
  • Is the consultancy just yourself? [18:17]
  • How’d you discover the people you work with? [19:53]
  • Financial investments [21:04]
  • Graphic designer? [23:28]
  • Naming the company? [24:36]
  • What would you change if you were starting over? [26:07]
  • Lightning Round [28:14]

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