Investing in Nonprofit Leaders

As a foundation, your success hinges on the success of your nonprofit grantees. And strong leaders play an essential role in the success of nonprofit organizations.

This primer explores how your foundation can support emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. In it, you will:

  • Learn about the obstacles to recruiting and retaining leaders in the nonprofit sector.
  • Learn how to open the door for grantees to talk openly about leadership challenges and share what types of support that are needed most.
  • Learn about ways to support nonprofit leaders.

The primer also features interviews with Exponent Philanthropy members who make grants to support nonprofit leaders as well as nonprofit executives who share how foundations have and have not supported leadership within their organizations and throughout their careers.

Understanding this important topic is sure to make you a more sensitive and effective grantmaker.

18 pages