Evan Wildstein

Evan Wildstein

A nonprofiteer for nearly 20 years, Evan Wildstein has led fundraising, programming, and operations for organizations like The Juilliard School, Asia Society, Rice University, Houston Grand Opera and others. Inspired by the intersection of philanthropy, creativity and learning, he has consulted nonprofits on board development and talent growth, galvanized funding for innovative projects that inspire stronger communities, commissioned operas, and produced community-centered educational programs. 

Wildstein’s organizational and academic efforts center around nonprofit management and organizational leadership, and his writings are featured in Philanthropy News Digest, the International Journal of Servant-Leadership, and other journals and publications, and he is writing a book on servant-leadership and philanthropy. A native of New York, Wildstein and his family live in Houston, Texas.

4 Social Impact Lessons I Learned Behind the Wheel of a Car

In no small way, good behaviors permeate all aspects of our lives. Behaviors like kindness, gratitude, and patience. These human practices are good in life and equally good in our nonprofits. These four I’ve learned over the years might help boost your work and your organizations.

Organizational Culture Is a Verb, Not a Policy

In newer startup organizations, culture begins to take shape through experiences led by those at the top. The inaugural leader has their own vision and values they bring to the table, which the organization experiences over the long arc of time. Culture doesn’t happen on day five, day 50 or even day 500.