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Start Planning for Leadership Succession NOW!

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 […]

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

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 […]

3 Lessons Funders Can Learn From School Improvement

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 […]

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

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, […]

Things NOT to do in 2017

  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 […]

It’s not just about education

I recently bumped into a friend  – a smart person, thoughtful parent, good teacher – and someone who is now managing building-wide school improvement programs at a local district.  There’s an upcoming election for a new state school superintendent and I asked my friend for their take on the candidates:   “I haven’t really been […]

Evaluation is what you do with partners, not to them

  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 […]

Why It’s Important to Start Planning for Leadership Succession Now

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 […]

Start Planning Now for Leadership Succession

  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 […]

How Leadership Succession Planning Can More Deeply Engage Family and Board Members

By Jill Blair, strategy and organizational consultant, and Jeffrey M. Glebocki, CEO, Strategy + Action/Philanthropy This post is the second in a 2-part series on leadership succession planning. Read part 1 on the importance of planning for leadership succession now. Exponent Philanthropy members can explore these themes further in an article by the same authors in our Fall 2015 […]