Sean's COVID Story - "Administrators should be like action-movie heroes"
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About Sean Hale
Sean Hale has served a variety of nonprofits professionally since 1999. Most recently, as Mission Capital’s Chief Financial & Operations Officer, he made improvements that reduced waste, generated new revenue, boosted staff productivity and morale, grew financial transparency, and shrank risk. Over his career, he’s helped boards and management to navigate complex situations and consistently left the organizations stronger and ready for their next stage of growth.
He also draws on a deep and broad network of colleagues across the nonprofit sector. When he runs into a new challenge, he can draw on the experience of someone who has already encountered it.
Over the years Sean has served on a variety of boards. He currently volunteers as an officer in two: the Austin Nonprofit and Financial Leadership Group and the League for Nonprofit Human Capital.
Sean holds a Master’s degree and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
Sean Hale Consulting helps nonprofits strengthen their administrative functions, with a full range of services including finance, HR, IT, and more. The firm also specializes in helping nonprofits identify opportunities to increase productivity and save money by working smarter, rather than harder.
A technical note
When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.
Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.