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Fall 2021: All About the Board

  • Expectations of Foundation Board Members

  • Board Demographics in Leanly Staffed Foundations

  • Making Your Board More Equitable Requires an Intentional Transformation

  • Beyond Governance: Training Foundation Board Members for Leadership

  • The Benefits of Trustee Diversity

  • Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

  • Foundation’s DEI Progress Reflects Its Place-Based Grantmaking

  • Orienting New Trustees



Essentials Winter 2020/2021: Community Civic Engagement

Essentials Summer 2020: Paradigm Shifts


Essentials Fall 2019: Funder Collaboration 

Essentials Spring 2019: Engaging Your Board

Essentials Winter 2019: Building Grantee Capacity


Essentials Fall 2018: Managing Change

Essentials Spring 2018: Funder Advocacy


Essentials Winter 2017: Funder-Grantee Relationships

Essentials Fall 2017: Diverse Perspectives

Essentials Spring/Summer 2017: Multigenerational Philanthropy


Essentials Winter 2016: Telling Your Story

Essentials Summer 2016: Gifts of All Sizes

Essentials Spring 2016: Investing in Talent


Essentials Winter 2015: Organizational Effectiveness

Essentials Fall 2015: Setting Your Giving Path

Essentials Summer 2015: Leadership

Essentials Spring 2015: Minding Your Ps and Qs