Charlie Nelms Ed.D.  

“Leadership is the art of creating opportunities… The ultimate goal of the servant-leader is to heal, and to make whole. This was the goal of servant-leaders such as Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela, along with countless individuals in communities around the world. As you can probably tell, servant-leadership is not for the faint of heart. It is a demanding course of action, which takes discipline and responsiveness. But without this special kind of leadership, the great advances of humanity would never have taken place. Too often, people have settled for less, and the world is lesser for it.”


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From a national leader in higher education diversity and equity comes a timely collection of compelling reflections on giving, leading, changing, and advancing.

Charlie Nelms grew up as one of 11 children in the Arkansas Delta with parents who believed in education, voting, and land ownership. His parents never had the opportunity to graduate high school, but their faith in the power of education never wavered. They told Charlie and his siblings that they could grow up to be anything they wanted. Read more >


UNCF - A mind is a terrible thing to wasteCharlie is senior consultant to a UNCF project funded by the Lilly Endowment and featured in Forbes magazine “Big Bet Philanthropy: How More Givers Are Spending Big And Taking Risks To Solve Society’s Problems



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