Barr Renews Commitment to Signature Leadership Program

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Next class of Barr Fellows to be named in mid-2017; Kimberly Haskins takes new role overseeing the Fellowship and other Cross-Program Initiatives.

February 07, 2017 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

New Opportunity for Boston Nonprofits to Strengthen their Leadership Teams

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

The Bridgespan Group seeks applications for six cohorts of Leading for Impact–Boston, with participation subsidized by Barr and five area funders.

October 06, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Embracing Openness to Increase Effectiveness

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Barr joins funder collaborative to increase openness and effectiveness in philanthropy.

August 05, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Jim Canales describes initial priorities for a set of investments intended to complement and reinforce all of Barr’s core program work.

March 17, 2016 | Category: From the President

A New Cohort of Barr Fellows Commences with Learning Journey

Kerri Hurley

Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management, Kerri Hurley, reflects on travels through Bolivia with the 2015 Barr Fellows.

August 04, 2015 | Category: Barr Fellows

Boston Digs In To New Report on Social Sector’s Future

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

After a year-long research effort, Independent Sector has taken its findings on a nationwide tour to spark conversations, new thinking, and new action.

June 22, 2015 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

On New Websites and Transparency

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Why website redesigns are the first move, not the last, towards greater transparency.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Investing in Nonprofits’ Most Essential Assets: Leaders

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Historically, less than one percent of foundation giving has gone to leadership development. A recent SSIR blog series offered a forum for foundation leaders, including Barr’s Jim Canales, to weigh in on smart ways to change that equation.

January 12, 2015 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

We are thrilled to announce a new class of Barr Fellows.

November 18, 2014 | Category: Barr Fellows

New Webinar Offers 101 on Political Advocacy for Nonprofits

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity (Program Lead)

While the tax codes make it clear nonprofits can’t endorse or oppose specific candidates for office, or specific legislation, it turns out there is quite a lot they can and should do to advance their issues.

October 16, 2014 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives