Nyla Rogers was born into a culture of giving. As a child, she worked with her mother in soup kitchens and helped her host fund-raising events for groups that helped small businessses get started in Africa.
When her mother died in 2006, Ms. Rogers decided to use her $35,000 inheritance for a good cause. That money allowed her to start a new organization, Mama Hope, which works in sub-Saharan Africa to fight poverty.
Since then, Mama Hope has helped more than 76,000 people in Africa. And in three years, high-school and college students trained by Ms. Rogers to raise money for the organization have collected more than $500,000.
Below is the transcript of a live online discussion with Ms. Rogers about what she's learned as a nonprofit leader. The discussion is hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Bolder Giving, an organization that works with philanthropists.
Ms. Rogers will also join Bolder Giving for a free teleconference on Thursday, November 17, at noon U.S. Eastern time.