Posts by Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Roger works closely with Barr Foundation president Jim Canales and vice president for administration Lynn Harwell to provide leadership for all of the Foundation’s work. Roger joined Barr in 2016, in the newly-created position of vice president. With Barr’s significant growth in subsequent years, his role evolved to focus on programs and strategy. Roger now provides primary oversight for the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and initiatives. He also leads Barr’s sector effectiveness program and oversees learning and evaluation activities.

Investing in Leadership for Racial Equity

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

A call for new models and approaches to leadership development with racial equity at the center.

September 13, 2021 | Category: Racial Equity

Developing Principles for Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

Barr's Vice President shares new principles to guide the Foundation's racial equity grantmaking and program strategies.

August 19, 2021 | Category: Racial Equity

Beyond the Grant

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, 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

Investing in a Strong Nonprofit Sector

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, 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

“Typical” Isn’t Good Enough

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

We asked our grantees what it’s like to work with Barr. Here’s what we learned and what we’re doing about it.

June 12, 2018 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

The Value of Constructive Feedback

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

Why we seek and share candid input from grantees on what it’s like to work with us.

September 06, 2017 | Category: Barr News

What We’re Learning from a Regional Approach

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

For years, Barr worked primarily in Boston. Since 2014, we have been evolving towards a regional approach. Some reflections on progress, challenges, and what we’ve been learning.

August 03, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Renews Commitment to Signature Leadership Program

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, 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

Learning and Evaluation for Greater Impact

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

Roger Nozaki, Barr’s vice president, shares the goals, principles, and next steps for learning and evaluation at the Foundation—including a search for a new director.

January 24, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Ten Questions with Barr’s New Vice President

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs, Barr Foundation

Get to know Roger Nozaki as he reflects on his first weeks at the Foundation and goals for the year ahead.

August 09, 2016 | Category: Barr News