Posts by Pat Brandes
Authentic Relationships and Unintended Consequence
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.
Marion M. Kane
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Marion Kane, Barr’s first executive director, passed away Monday night in Falmouth, Maine.
Announcing Barr's New Senior Program Officer for the Arts
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Roxbury native San San Wong as Senior Program Officer in the Arts...
Talking ELL's in BPS
Over two years ago, the Gaston Institute at UMass Boston issued a scathing report on the status of English Language Learners in the Boston Public Schools.
Beyond Silver Bullets, the Levers for Change
Risk, failure, silver bullets, systems thinking, and reaching beyond significant change to transformation – opening remarks from Pat Brandes at a breakfast meeting of the Massachusetts Education Innovators at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.