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Fundraising Answers Are All Around Us

| by Linda Wood in Fundraising

How are some social change organizations achieving standout fundraising success?

Hint: It’s less about the latest tools and techniques, and more about organizational culture, leadership and discipline.

“Let’s find an outside expert who can help.” It’s a natural impulse in the search for answers to the chronic fundraising challenges facing so many nonprofit organizations. But what if the real answers were already a…

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Making the Case for Nonprofit Leaders

Making the Case for Nonprofit Leaders

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

Approaching not just the "what" in philanthropy, but also the "how"

In this interview for the Social Velocity blog, senior director Linda Wood reflects on more than a decade of work building the Haas Leadership Initiatives, and what lies ahead.

This interview was originally published on the Social Velocity blog, here. In today’s Social Velocity interview, I’m talking with Linda Wood, Director of the Haas Leadership Initiatives. Over the past decade, the…

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How to Build an Organization That Values Collaboration

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

One nonprofit's journey

Change is hard work. And when an organization is fighting for social change and internal change, that’s doubly hard. Linda Wood shares her thoughts on this bold new report.

The Center for Community Change’s new report, Change Starts Here, should be required reading for anyone who is interested in what it will take for the social justice movement to keep innovating, expanding its i…

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The “Sense-Making” Role of Nonprofit Boards

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

How nonprofit boards can help organizations think big

Later this year, the Fund will publish a report on real-world insights into board development. Here’s a sneak preview of what we are learning about the power that nonprofit boards can have when working with staff to achieve real impact.

Nonprofit boards can play a vital leadership role for their organizations. But all too often, organizations do not tap the full power of their boards. In a forthcoming report from the Haas Leadership Initiative, we…

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Complex structure

The Leadership Development Disconnect

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

A challenge to funders: leadership support is more than a “nice-to-have”

In this CEP blog post, Linda Wood looks at the leadership support disconnect between grantmakers and grantees.

Last month I was struck to see that less than half of nonprofit leaders surveyed in CEP’s recent study, Nonprofit Challenges: What Foundations Can Do, believe that foundations are aware of the various challenges the…

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Supporting nonprofit growth

It Takes Dedicated Funding to Do Leadership Development Right

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

General operating support is important. But does it support long-term capacity-building?

In this blog guest post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Linda Wood describes the value of unrestricted general operating support, and why it’s not always enough.

At the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, we believe strongly in the critical importance of unrestricted general operating support because it provides nonprofit leaders with the flexibility to direct spending toward…

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