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Sheila Johnson States Importance of Running Non-Profits Like a Business

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Sheila Johnson

  • , BET - Black Entertainment Television Network
  • female
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1947 (Age: 73 years old)
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In 1980, Sheila Johnson and her former husband, Robert L. Johnson, co-founded BET, the first cable television network aimed at African-American viewers. Serving as executive vice president of corporate affairs, Sheila Johnson was primarily responsible for investigating various community and philanthropic activities and helped build the highly rated cable network into a media powerhouse, which Viacom acquired in 1997 for $3 billion. Johnson was a member of BET Holdings Inc.'s board of directors until January 2001. Johnson currently is focused on various philanthropic activities, as well as the construction of the Salamander Inn and Spa on land she owns in Middleburg, Va. An accomplished violinist, Johnson has a diverse background that includes 19 years as a music educator in the Washington, D.C., area. During that time, she founded Young Strings in Action for children, in 1975. A textbook she wrote about her teaching methods, Young Strings in Action, is still used in many U.S. schools.

There are a lot of nonprofits out there that do not pay attention to governance issues for their boards. They eventually are going to get into a lot of legal trouble. And again, you have to run a nonprofit as a business. You have got to pay attention to every aspect of the legalities of a nonprof...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 11 Sheila Johnson Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Success and Accountability
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Video 2 of 11 Sheila Johnson Discusses Challenges Of Being an Artist-Entrepreneur
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Video 3 of 11 Sheila Johnson Shares Thoughts on How To Incorporate Business Education in Arts Curriculum
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Success and Accountability
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  • 1 min. 6 sec.
Video 4 of 11 Sheila Johnson Discusses Challenges Facing Minority Teens
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Success and Accountability
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Video 5 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Some Minority Teens Have Unexplained Inner Strength
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Video 6 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Concept of Role Model Often Results in Person Being Placed on Ficticious Pedestal
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Video 7 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Women Should Never Lose Sight of Who They Are
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Video 8 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Giving Back To Society
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Video 9 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Running Non-Profits Like a Business
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Success and Accountability
  • 4/11/05
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  • 1 min. 36 sec.
Video 10 of 11 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Due Diligence and Staying Hands-On With Business
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Video 11 of 11 Sheila Johnson Shares Thoughts on Character and Ethics
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  • 1 min. 28 sec.