Building Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership for the 21st Century
As we progress deeper into the 21st Century, philanthropists and nonprofit managers alike are becoming much more strategic in their approaches and investments. In doing so, they are emphasizing sustainability as well as initiatives that will address (and hopefully solve) seemingly intractable societal issues.
The question that emerges from this strategy is what charcateristics and skill sets are most needed for successful philanthropic and nonprofit leadership over the next decade and beyond?
From Foundation Center's perspective, the answer is as follows:
High Level of Integrity
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE
Deep Sector-Specific Knowledge
Understanding & Valuing Diversity
Based on the above, the Foundation Center Cleveland will be expressly weaving these themes into its training, forums and public conversations about the social sector. In doing so, we hope to provide opportunities to deepen our collective understanding and help shape the future of philanthropic and nonprofit leadership.
Should you have examples or best practices to share with respect to the above, please share them with our readership.
As always… knowledge, innovation, impact!
John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D.