Beyond the Grant

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Barr’s Vice President reflects on the many ways the foundation partners with and invests in its grantees above and beyond the grants it awards.

May 07, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Everyone Counts: How Nonprofits Can Help Ensure a Full 2020 Census Count

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Jim Klocke

Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Data from the 2020 Census will have long-term implications for Massachusetts in the next decade. Nonprofits can play an active role in Census outreach to help ensure an accurate count.

April 19, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

Investing in a Strong Nonprofit Sector

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Refined guiding principles and new name for Barr’s grantmaking aimed at strengthening New England’s nonprofit sector.

July 12, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Far From the Day-to-Day, Boston Leaders Reflect, Connect

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Members of the 2017 class of Barr Fellows share about their ten-day learning journey to Rwanda.

June 13, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

How can Massachusetts Diversify its Nonprofit Leadership?

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Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Guest Author · Co-Director, Building Movement Project

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Frances Kunreuther

Guest Author · Co-Director, Building Movement Project

A new report explores the racial leadership gap in Massachusetts’ nonprofit sector and offers recommendations to address a longstanding challenge with deep roots.

April 24, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Board Time: Three Keys to Strategic Engagement

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales contributes to a new blog series on effective foundation governance.

March 14, 2018 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Introducing the 2017 Barr Fellows

Twelve recognized for their leadership and impact within the Greater Boston community.

June 28, 2017 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

“If I made anyone here uncomfortable, you’re welcome.”

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

Three lessons in great communications from a philanthropy leadership conference.

April 14, 2017 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

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: Sector Effectiveness

New Opportunity for Boston Nonprofits to Strengthen their Leadership Teams

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and 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: Sector Effectiveness