Erik Nilsen: Baseball Assistance Team

Episode 48

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Jeff Bond

Jeff is a visionary leader passionate about helping purpose-driven business leaders achieve their goals and drive positive social impact. As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner of the People-First Elevation Team, Jeff specializes in podcast production, strategic communications, and elevating all-hands meetings. With his innovative production expertise and commitment to social impact, Jeff is dedicated to empowering the next generation of purpose-driven leaders to create a brighter, more sustainable future.

Additionally, Jeff serves on the Conscious Capitalism Atlanta Chapter board and works closely with B Local Georgia as their Executive Podcast Producer and community-building partner.

With over 18 years of experience in marketing, technology, and staffing consulting, Jeff is committed to his purpose of serving others to the glory of God. However, his most unique and cherished leadership responsibility is being a devoted husband to his wife, Katie, and father to their three children.

Chat Guest

Erik Nilsen received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management at York College of Pennsylvania in 2003 before starting his 17-year career in baseball.  Prior to working for Major League Baseball, Erik worked for the Hudson Valley Renegades (2003-2004) and was a Group Sales representative for the New York Mets (2004 – 2005).  In 2005, Erik brought his passion for baseball and helping people to the Baseball Assistance Team and in 2013, he was promoted to Executive Director.  In this role, he oversees the administration, fundraising, grant management, and marketing. 

He currently resides in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife, Allison, and two children, Helena & Chase.

Chat Highlights

  1. Why have you chosen to invest in the last 14+ years in the non-profit sector with the Baseball Assistance Team?
  2. What has been the biggest challenge in your leadership resulting from the coronavirus pandemic?
  3. How have you typically fundraised for the organization?
  4. What’s the importance of grooming leaders within your team and delegating responsibilities?
  5. What do you think leaders can be doing in the midst of multiple crises in 2020 to make sure they’re taking good care of themselves, their teams, and the communities they serve while continuing to stay focused on growth?

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