The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund believes that nonprofit organizations need tailored, flexible support that allows them to identify the leadership investments that will help them advance their goals for social change while strengthening their organizations for tomorrow. This is the goal of our Nonprofit Leadership Program, which provides current Haas, Jr. Fund grantees with a variety of supports, including
Flexible Leadership Awards The Flexible Leadership Awards program engages executive directors, senior staff and board members of selected nonprofits to think expansively about where their organizations want to go, what kind of leadership they need to get there, and how to make sure that staff and board leaders have the skills and the support that will help them succeed.
The awards allow organizations to work with consultants and coaches to address key leadership and strategic issues, such as making tough decisions about core work and staffing; developming boards and senior staff teams; and navigating in a rapidly changing environment.
- Special Initiatives The Haas, Jr. Fund is always looking for additional opportunities to support current grantees as they strive to develop the leadership capabilities of their staffs and boards. The 21st Century Fellows Program, for example, is a collaborative effort of the Haas, Jr. Fund and the Arcus and Gill Foundations to enroll people of color who are managers of LGBT organizations in a year-long program of leadership retreats, skills training and peer learning opportunities. Participants include current grantees of the three foundations. Grantees’ early impressions of the program’s value are captured in an Arcus Foundation report.