Posts by James E. Canales

Jim Canales

Jim Canales was appointed president and trustee of the Barr Foundation in May 2014. Prior to joining Barr, he spent two decades in a variety of roles at The James Irvine Foundation in California, including president and chief executive officer from 2003 through 2014. His writing on a range of topics has appeared in The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets.

From the President – January 2015

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Introducing the Barr Foundation’s new mission statement.

January 22, 2015 | Category: From the President

Investing in Nonprofits’ Most Essential Assets: Leaders

Jim Canales

James E. 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: Cross-Program Initiatives

From the President – December 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.

December 15, 2014 | Category: From the President

Staffing Update – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Staffing updates from the Barr Foundation.

November 24, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

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

November 18, 2014 | Category: Barr Fellows

From the President – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

For us at the Barr Foundation, this past summer has provided an opportunity to give greater definition to the values that guide Barr’s philanthropy.

October 06, 2014 | Category: From the President

Strategic Communications at Barr

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Exploring how Barr can more fully leverage communications to advance its mission.

September 22, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

Staffing Updates at the Barr Foundation

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Announcement and discussion of changes taking effect this month at the Barr Foundation.

August 04, 2014 | Category: Barr News

From the President – July 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

After his first two months at Barr, President Jim Canales shares what he’s been learning and some key themes to guide us on the road ahead.

July 22, 2014 | Category: From the President