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.
This blog post was authored by Lelia Gowland, co-chair of the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO). We invited Lelia to introduce EPIP members to EPNO after we learned about their work and discovered synergies among our respective missions and values.
As a native New Orleanian, I’ve benefited from philanthropy and witnessed the way it transforms communities. Post-Katrina, my mother was fortunate to have a job and friend’s home to return to after our home was destroyed.
During one trip to our flooded home shortly after the storm, my mother and I noticed a parked Red Cross van advertising free hot meals and pulled over to thank the volunteers for coming. The warmth and generosity of spirit they demonstrated has me tearing up a decade later as I write this.Read more
By Sharon Rice, Director of Community Relations, Generocity, and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-Philadelphia
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu
My first job out of graduate school was as a therapist for children in foster care. One day, I had a conversation with a client that changed my life forever.Read more
By Shauna Nep, Social Innovation Manager, The Goldhirsh Foundation and member, EPIP-LA
In philanthropy, we are working each day to make the world a more open, inclusive, and participatory place. A place where marginalized voices are heard and smart solutions that work rise to the top. But, we have lagged behind in modeling the behavior we want to see in the rest of society. With some notable exceptions, the way we as philanthropic institutions currently engage is not only inconsistent with our current values, but also behind the times in which we live.Read more
Navigating Shifting Sands: What We Can All Learn From Jewish Charitable Giving
Wednesday, November 20, 2013Read more
This post was authored by Alison Hastings. Alison is an urban planner, a food system thinker and a people person. She's also an EPIP member in Philadelphia.
There’s no denying that we’re in the midst of the holiday season and earnest end-of-year donor appeals from many nonprofit organizations. Of all of the holidays, Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday.Read more