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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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3 Lessons Funders Can Learn From School Improvement

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Articles, Blog

By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com   Through my adventures in education grantmaking, I’ve seen the research on and the realities of replicating successful school improvement models. Ringo Starr was right when he said, “it don’t come easy.”   Regardless of your funding priorities – education or not – there…

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Look past the millennial stereotypes – look at what the research says

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Articles, Blog

Look past the millennial stereotypes – look at what the research says Almost lost in the final days of this year’s election season was the release of the second wave of research from the Millennial Impact Report. Read the report This large-scale, national study is considering “how millennials’ cause engagement behaviors may change during an…

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Start Planning for Leadership Succession NOW!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Articles, Blog

By Jeff Glebocki, CEO Strategy + Action/Philanthropy jeff@strategyplusaction.com I’ve returned from Exponent Philanthropy’s 2016 National Conference in Chicago – another home-run event from the largest membership association in philanthropy. I had the honor of co-presenting to a packed room on Leadership Succession Planning with colleagues Rosemary DiRita (Relationship Manager, Glenmede) and Ruth Masterson (Senior Program…

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The Check Up

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Articles, Blog

By Tina Milano, Associate Strategy + Action/Philanthropy tina@strategyplusaction.com   Over the last few weeks, the mailman delivered reminders for me to schedule: A 50,000 mile check-up for my 4-year old car An annual pet check-up for my rescue cat A six month visit to my dentist, and An annual physical.   These notices, I keep…

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