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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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Katherine Miller

Helping repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: A cadet's story

At West Point, Katie Miller faced many challenges — including how to reconcile service to one’s country with being gay under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Katherine “Katie” Miller grew up in Findlay, Ohio, a town with a population of about 40,000 that is located roughly 40 miles south of Toledo in the northwestern part of the state. She attended the local public high…

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Ernesto Pepito

Helping make Crissy Field a place for everybody

Growing up in the city, Ernesto had the opportunity to connect to nature and the Parks. He now works to ensure that diverse future generations will also become stewards.

Ernesto Pepito was raised by his mother, Patricia, in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, along with an older sister, an older brother and a younger brother. Today, he oversees youth leadership programs f…

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Kate Kendell on steps on City Hall with other LGBT rights leaders

Transparency is More than Disclosure

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

Sometimes the best first step is admitting when we don’t know

In this guest blog, Linda Wood reflects on lessons from the FLA program, including what happens when grantees and funders can be vulnerable and take risks.

Note from Beth Kanter: One of the themes I’ve been exploring over the last few years related to networks is transparency. Transparency is more than disclosure. It includes participation in acquiring, distributing, a…

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