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Topic: “Leadership”

Foundation Transitions Happen: Are You Prepared?

A leadership succession plan is an essential source of guidance, and a commitment to organizational stability, when foundation transitions occur. Specifically, this written document identifies a course of action for when key leaders depart, whether planned or unplanned, permanent or temporary. To illustrate, consider what happened to one of our members: “Our foundation had succession... Read More

10 Ways To Boost Your Facilitation Skills

As funders, you may participate in board meetings and site visits, committee meetings and funder collaboratives, grantee convenings and focus groups, staff meetings, and more. Having adept facilitation skills can make these gatherings more efficient, engaging and enjoyable for all. Here are ten ways to boost your facilitation skills: 1. Plan, plan, plan Most facilitation... Read More

7 Types of Successful Philanthropists

Understanding the type of funder you are, and matching with like-minded nonprofit leaders, is one of the most important building blocks to achieving your funding goals. As nonprofit development consultants, we create funder profiles to help our clients better understand the various types of philanthropists, and how to best engage them. What type(s) of philanthropist... Read More