Category: Sector Effectiveness

On New Websites and Transparency

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Jim Canales

President & 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

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Jim Canales

President & 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: Sector Effectiveness

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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

November 18, 2014 | Category: Barr Fellowship

New Webinar Offers 101 on Political Advocacy for Nonprofits

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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: Sector Effectiveness

Time to Reset Philanthropy’s “Default Settings”

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In philanthropy, we too often obsess about strategy without attending to one of the things that puts strategy most at risk: culture.

July 15, 2014 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Training and Connecting the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Barr supports organizations with strong track records of developing new and diverse leadership, like the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, which is now accepting applications for the 2013–2014 academic year.

June 24, 2013 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

A New Paradigm for Leadership Development

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Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

What if, instead of barreling ahead, relentlessly focused on keeping their organizations afloat (until they burn out trying), effective nonprofit leaders started delegating more and more responsibility to staff—at once paving the way for a next generation of leaders and freeing themselves to think about their own leadership in more expansive ways?

May 24, 2013 | Category: Barr Fellowship

What if our great leaders became a great network?

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Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A new animation on the big ideas behind what The Boston Globe once called “a web of collaboration rippling through the nonprofit community with increasing effect.”

April 01, 2013 | Category: Barr Fellowship

A Leadership Pipeline for Philanthropy

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Applications for the 2013–2014 Class of Proteus Diversity Fellows are now open. Learn more about this unique program dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and cultivating emerging practitioners of color who represent the next generation of leaders in philanthropy.

March 28, 2013 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Authentic Relationships and Unintended Consequence

Pat Brandes

Guest Author · Former Executive Director

What would it take for a group of nonprofit leaders to be honest, open, and trusting enough with a funder to really share their wisdom—even their critiques of strategy and of how philanthropy works? For Barr, the answer was a happy accident of another challenge we were trying to address.

September 25, 2012 | Category: Barr Fellowship