Posts tagged: collaboration

Transforming Systems Through Leadership

“Be harder on the structure and softer on the people.”
-John Powell, Haas Institute

LeaderSpring trains their leaders to work effectively within the system, and to also work on the system–making it better and more equitable. They take a holistic approach to leadership and believe it is not enough to support leaders in doing their work, …   Read more

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Reversing the Trust Equation: What If Funders Had to Prove Our Trustworthiness (Instead of Grantees Having to Prove Theirs)?

Lately I’ve been inspired by the notion of changing the rules of the philanthropy game here in the U.S., like Professor Ray Madoff’s challenge to institutions with over six hundred billion dollar endowments be required to pay out more than 5% and stop using “charities” as tax shelters for amassing wealth.  Professor Madoff’s ideas seem …   Read more

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Common Application: Philanthropy and Increasing Accessibility

What would it be like if foundations didn’t have to be catered to by nonprofits vying for funding for their mission-driven work?
Having been a student and researcher for most of my life, in addition to working for several nonprofits, I have done–and will continue to do–many types of applications. While doing certain applications for …   Read more

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The Rockwood Way: Supporting Leaders To Lead

“To change the way change is done… not just in this country, but all around the world.”
-Stacy Kono, Director of Programs @ Rockwood Leadership Institute
This week I was honored to sit down with Stacy Kono to speak with her about the work of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, as well as her own experiences with leadership …   Read more

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The Promise and Potential of Place-Based Leadership Programs

[This post was first published on NCRP’s blog] Photo courtesy of LeaderSpring.
By Cynthia A. Chavez
Editor’s Note: This piece is the third in a series featuring leadership development experts on the value they’ve found in NCRP’s new report,Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity. For past posts, click here.
In the early 1990s, I had an inspiring mentor, Dr. …   Read more

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