In Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, NCRP discusses how social movements benefit when grassroots leaders have transformative leadership development opportunities, complementing its earlier Grantmaking for Community Impact Project series that spotlights community leadership as a strategy for social change.
By: Christen LeeRead more
Leadership and Innovation in the New Civil Rights Movement: Impact Investing as a Main Cornerstone
by Michael J. Isimbabi, Ph.D.Read more
This post was authored by Kris Putnam-Walkerly and originally appeared on her blog, Philanthropy 411 Blog, on 2/11/15 at http://putnam-consulting.com/philanthropy-411-blog/8-resources-for-new-foundation-ceos/
My previous blog post shared 5 mistakes to avoid if you are a new foundation CEO and new to philanthropy. One mistake is not being willing to learn about your new role and field. Below I share eight resources that can help you in your role. In addition, nothing beats getting advice from seasoned foundation leaders, or if needed retaining a coach or advisor to help you.
NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science: Coaching Initiative for Nonprofit Leaders of ColorRead more
This post was authored by Elizabeth Ramirez, and first appeared on March 26, 2015 on NCRP's blog at: http://blog.ncrp.org/2015/03/choosing-leadership-development.html
Supporting nonprofit leadership development has clear benefits for the leaders themselves, their organizations and their movements. As detailed in NCRP’s new report, Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, it disrupts usual ways of thinking, builds the networks needed to win, prevents burnout and supports organizational sustainability by “building the bench.”
As spring begins to reach many parts of the country we are seeing changes in the weather, with leaves and flowers beginning to sprout. Along with the change in seasons we at EPIP are continuing to prepare for a change in leadership with the search for our new Executive Director. Please know that we will accept resumes for the ED position until May 1. Thank you to those of you who have expressed interest by submitting your resumes and we look forward to seeing more applications from our EPIP family.Read more
By Stephen Alexander, Program Manger, Exponent Philanthropy
For career-minded professionals working in philanthropy—whether in program or administrative roles at foundations, philanthropy support organizations, consulting firms, or academic centers—the field can be a difficult space to navigate. Career paths tend to be limited and unconventional, and, although funders are making great strides in going public with their giving, the field has yet to overcome its tendency toward anonymity.Read more
There are so many great resources for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors–from publications and research centers to academic and professional development opportunities. EPIP LA is happy to share this new, easy-to-use resource guide to help emerging foundation professionals be more effective in their work and more connected to the field...Read more
This post was authored by Alicia Barrett, a Trust Administrative Officer with U.S. Trust, Bank of America. Alicia is also a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy.
Being a strong communicator is a wonderful quality that every employer, friend and significant other wants you to have, but let’s face it, communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively does not come naturally (especially for the reserved folks like me out there). To learn how to become a better communicator, I turned to my local Toastmasters International club...Read more