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

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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.”

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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

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Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs

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

Guest Author · Former 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

Embracing Openness to Increase Effectiveness

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Guest Author · Former Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

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

August 05, 2016 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

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Jim Canales

President & 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: Sector Effectiveness

A New Cohort of Barr Fellows Commences with Learning Journey

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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 Fellowship

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

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Guest Author · Former Program Officer and 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: Sector Effectiveness