10. Dr. Valerie Thompson - Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City

37 minutes

Dr. Valerie Thompson is the current President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City and a professor of Strategic Planning & Program Development for Nonprofits at Oklahoma City University.

For more than 25 years, Valerie has served the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, a mainstay in the Oklahoma nonprofit community. The Urban League’s mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities and the poor to achieve social and economic equality.

In this episode, Dr. Thompson discusses the benefits of running nonprofits like businesses, the challenges nonprofit organizations face in a crowded nonprofit sector and the technological advances that have changed the face of charitable giving.

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