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What Does It Take to Support Leadership and Effectiveness in Movements?

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

Investing In The Movement Organization and The Movement

With so much at stake for the social change movements, Senior Director, Linda Wood writes about how we must listen to leaders about what they really need—and to work as hard as we can to help their organizations and their movements succeed.

This article was originally published by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.  The Haas, Jr. Fund recently convened two groups of grantees working on immigrant and LGBT rights in California.…

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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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Less Than One Percent

| by Ira Hirschfield in Leadership

Why leadership development should be a core part of grantmaking

In this SSIR article, Fund president Ira Hirschfield talks about how investing in leadership is critical to accelerating philanthropic impact.

This blog was originally published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website as part of the Talent Matters series. View the entire series, including the collection curated by Linda Wood featuring additional f…

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Why Don’t Foundations Invest More in Social Sector Leadership?

| by Ira Hirschfield in Leadership

Fund president Ira Hirschfield discusses the need for funders to do more

Foundation support for leadership development is under 1%. That's not nearly enough.

This op-ed was originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on July 14, 2014. Many economists say the U.S. economic recovery will stay in the slow lane until American companies finally ramp up capital sp…

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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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