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How the Kresge Foundation Is Exploring Ways to Apply a Racial Equity Lens to Grantees’ Leadership Development

By Isabelle Moses and Claire Fiser Between 2003-2012 less than one percent of total foundation grant dollars went to leadership development investments. And, when you compare investment in leadership development across sectors, nonprofits invest an average of $29 per employee per year for leadership development compared to $129 per employee per year at for-profit businesses. As one means to strengthen leadership development in the nonprofit sector, The Kresge Foundation is …Read More

5 Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Management

In his recent post, Bill Shore urges nonprofits to pay more attention to their stakeholders, because no nonprofit organization is capable of achieving the change it seeks all on its own. While most nonprofits understand the importance of keeping stakeholders engaged, we’ve seen many nonprofit leaders become overwhelmed with the “when, which, how often, and how” of stakeholder engagement.  Our clients often ask us for help in figuring out how best …Read More