Jan 2, 2018
Dianne Chipps Bailey is an attorney who helps non-profit
organizations create a better world. She leads the non-profit and
foundations practice group for Robinson Bradshaw, a full service
law firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dianne speaks
nationally and is an expert witness on non-profit, corporate
governance and tax/regulatory issues. She has served on many
non-profit boards and is particularly engaged in women's
philanthropic giving. Dianne is a recipient of multiple awards,
including the 2015 Mecklenburg Times Woman of the Year Award, North
Carolina Lawyers Weekly Woman of Justice Award, and the Charlotte
Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award. She holds a
B.A. with high honors in English and philosophy from the University
of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. with honors from
Georgetown University Law Center.
This episode is
perfect for anyone interested in the non-profit sector and matters
of faith, privilege, perfection and gratitude.
IN THIS EPISODE
- Dianne describes
her practice and what she does for the clients she
- She shares the
phone call she most enjoys receiving.
- She talks about the impact of the Great Recession on
the non-profit sector, how she looks at the current health
of the sector, and where she sees increased sophistication.
- She reveals the issue that she is carefully
watching and grades the non-profit sector.
- She answers whether we have too many
non-profits, whether we would be better served by
for-profit social entrepreneurs, and the disruption that is
occurring in the non-profit sector.
- Dianne shares her one true love in the philanthropic
- She talks about where she is from and what she loves
about her home state.
- She reveals who she considers to be the most important
influence in her life and who she most aspires to be more
- She explains what exploded her worldview in
college and the fragmented life she led on campus.
- She discusses what is it that she struggles
with and her thoughts about identity.
- Dianne shares a moment when she was adrift and what
happened to change everything.
- She addresses the illusion of perfection and
how she presents herself to the world.
- She shares her thoughts about privilege and
her response to it in her life.
- She reveals the role she played in the political rise
of Braxton Winston II.
- She discusses what she calls the Bailey Big
Trip and what it means to her.
- Dianne shares what is most important to
After the conversation, host Mark Peres adds a personal word
that begins this way, "Dianne Chipps Bailey lives a life that by
any measure is remarkable. She is good at everything she
seemingly sets out to do..."
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