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Two Searches Underway – Eccles Foundation (UT), and First Things First (AZ)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Articles, Blog

Senior Program Officer, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT)     Strategy + Action/Philanthropy has launched a search to fill the newly created Senior Program Officer position at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. Read More.   The Foundation is a key philanthropic and civic leader in the state of Utah. This position is a direct report to the President & COO, and will be an integral part of the small staff team at this significant grantmaking organization.   We’re receiving such a tremendous volume of responses that the application deadline has been extended to July 21, 2017. For more information on the...

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Senior Program Officer Opportunity

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Articles, Blog

Strategy + Action/Philanthropy is pleased to launch the search to fill the newly created Senior Program Officer position at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. The Foundation is a key philanthropic and civic leader in the state of Utah. This position is a direct report to the President & COO, and will be an integral part of the small staff team at this significant grantmaking organization.   To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Jeff Glebocki, jeff@strategyplusaction.com by June 30, 2017. All applications are treated confidentially. Inquiries about this position may also be directed in confidence to Jeff Glebocki,...

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Start Planning Now for Leadership Succession

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Articles, Blog

  By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com   Over the past few months, I’ve been in dialogue with a range of organizations about leadership succession. These conversations reminded me about the absolute importance of planning ahead, of being prepared for change. This month, I’m reposting an earlier blog on the topic.   “Over the past decade, ‘board/generational succession’ has been identified as the top issue for foundation boards in 7 of the past 9 years….”*   In the nonprofit sector, almost 50% of organizations don’t have succession plans according to a recent national survey. **  ...

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Evaluation is what you do with partners, not to them

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Articles, Blog

  By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com   The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers invited me to present a webinar this month on evaluation – “Are We Making a Difference in Our Philanthropy?  Exploring Low-Cost, High-Value Tools for Evaluation.”  In this April newsletter, I wanted to highlight a theme from the webinar that doesn’t get enough attention in philanthropy.   Let me get right to the point – when foundations consider how best to learn if their strategies and their grant partners’ work is making a difference, it’s absolutely essential to design and conduct evaluations...

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Things NOT to do in 2017

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Articles, Blog

  By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com   We’ve all been bombarded with the editorials, position papers and prognostication about what will, what might and what won’t happen with a new administration in Washington.   While I’ll leave the crystal-ball reading to others, I can share these observations for foundations and nonprofits to consider not doing when tectonic plates shift.   Don’t avoid engaging in public policy!  There’s tremendous (and completely legal) space for grantmakers to be involved in policymaking and to fund policy work.  Nonprofits have similar wide berth to inform and...

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Exponent Philanthropy Names My 2-Part Blog on Sustainability as a Top Post of 2016

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Articles, Blog

By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com   I’m really pleased to report that my two-part blog series, “There’s No Such Thing as Nonprofit Sustainability,” has been listed as a Top Post of 2016 by Exponent Philanthropy!   Here’s the official post from Exponent Philanthropy   In this May 2016 series, I shed light on the specific dynamics in philanthropy that contribute to making sustainability an illusion—and what funders and nonprofits can do to begin altering this unfortunate myth.   Read Part One and Part Two of this series named a Top Post of the...

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