By Jeff Glebocki, CEO Strategy + Action/Philanthropy firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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 […]
By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy email@example.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 […]
By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy firstname.lastname@example.org 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, […]
What’s Success Got to Do with It?
Co-authors: Jill Blair, Strategy and Organizational Consultant & Jeffrey M. Glebocki, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy
Leadership transitions are inevitable. They are natural moments of evolution and change that affect people and organizations. Leadership transitions can be disruptive and create a sense of loss – so much so that we often choose to avoid thinking ahead about them. Transitions can threaten the well-being of an organization by disturbing the picture of what the future was supposed to look like. On the flip side, leadership transitions can sometimes provide an opportunity for new beginnings and open the door to revitalized or increased engagement by board and staff.
By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy email@example.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 […]
By Chris Thompson, Director of Regional Engagement, Fund for Our Economic Future & Jeffrey M. Glebocki, CEO, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy Philanthropy should support efforts that help stakeholders understand the performance of key civic systems As grantmakers, we know the programs and projects we support are often by themselves insufficient to create the level of substantive […]
By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
By Jill Blair, strategy and organizational consultant, and Jeffrey M. Glebocki, CEO, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy This post is the first in a 2-part series on leadership succession planning. Exponent Philanthropy members can explore these themes further in an article by the same authors in our forthcoming Fall 2015 issue of Essentials. “Our foundation had succession planning […]
By Jeff Glebocki, Founder & Lead Advisor Strategy + Action/Philanthropy email@example.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 […]