Doing Well and Good


Airdate: January 2, 2018

Dianne Chipps Bailey is an attorney who helps non-profit organizations fulfill their missions. She 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.  


  • Dianne talks about the current health of the non-profit sector, where she sees increased sophistication, and the issue that she is carefully watching.

  • 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.

  • She shares her one true love in the philanthropic community.

  • Dianne reveals who she considers to be the most important influence in her life and who she most aspires to be more like.

  • She explains what exploded her worldview in college, the fragmented life she led on campus, and a moment that changed everything.

  • Dianne discusses what is it that she struggles with and her thoughts about identity.

  • She addresses the illusion of perfection and how she presents herself to the world.

  • Dianne shares her thoughts about privilege and her response to it in her life.

plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: On Virtue and Privilege  

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  • What struck you about Dianne's comments?

  • How does faith inform who you are?

  • How do you well and good?

  • How might you be more audacious in spirit?

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This episode is sponsored by Blumenthal Performing Arts, celebrating its 25th year presenting the best in performing arts. 

Further support is provided by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, one of America’s leading urban public libraries, delivering exceptional services and programs, with a mission to improve lives and build a stronger community. 

And support is provided by the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg's resource hub and lead advocate for the regional cultural community, providing Culture for All.