Just the other day, I sat down with a group of foundation leaders visiting from Australia. They said they want to do more to support the people working in the nonprofit sector in their country, and they were looking for examples and inspiration from colleagues in the United States.
These Australian funders are not alone in their desire to invest in nonprofit leadership and talent. At the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, we regularly get calls and emails from colleagues with questions about how best to support grantees to cultivate talent and leadership of their board and staff teams.
People want to hear real stories about successful funder investments. They want to learn more about how to further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector, how to listen carefully to the needs of grantees, and how to manage the power dynamic inherent in the work of investing in nonprofit leadership. Read more...