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Pithy overviews of important topics, questions for your board and staff, member perspectives, and additional resources. 

Starting Up

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Administration

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Boards & Governance

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Family Philanthropy

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Grantmaking

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Impact & Evaluation

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Leadership

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Tax & Legal

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Technology

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

Transition Points

The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2014

An executive director of a small-staffed foundation juggles many roles: strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, and, at times, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and the list goes on.

In the Master Juggler Executive Institute, our one-of-a-kind program for foundation executive directors, we’ve created a rarified space for these leaders to learn and grow. We’ve also learned a great deal from them about the characteristics and skills that make for phenomenal executive directors—and we hope that these insights may prove helpful to others.

The characteristics described here are both impressive and daunting. They’re a tall order, and, indeed, part of a continual learning journey for even the very best executives. At Exponent Philanthropy, we believe that these skills can be developed, practiced, and honed.

With great thanks to the members of our inaugural Master Juggler cohort for their insights, we present seven characteristics of phenomenal foundation executive directors

To read more, download the PDF.

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