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Leadership Series: Steve Jennings, Rady Children’s Hospital

About the Leadership Series Good leadership is easy to spot, but hard to define. Popular idioms point to leadership as influence, or hope, or the ability to translate vision to reality. Some leaders are characterized by charisma, others by quiet acts of service. And the debate continues over
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Your organization has reached a milestone: making an impact for ten years, twenty years, one hundred years. So what? Anniversaries are frequently the genesis for fundraising campaigns. They mark a
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By Laura MacDonald and Megan Simmons As originally published in Nonprofit Quarterly In early October, Donald Trump’s fundraising campaign promised supporters their gifts would be matched at a rate of
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Time will tell how the current crises affect the transition of executive leadership across the nonprofit sector. Change may be delayed, as nonprofits continue to steady their financial situations. Or
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Some thoughts on decolonizing philanthropy in America In June, our neighbors were moving and offered us one of their potted fig trees. We had no experience with figs but were
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges to higher education. High fixed costs, declining enrollment numbers, shifts to online and hybrid models, and the cancellation of major sports have caused
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Leadership Columbus is set to embark on what’s certainly the most unusual year in the community leadership program’s long history. The organization has chosen its latest class of future community
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