Key Traits of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors

Thursday, February 12, 2015 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York 79 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor, NY, NY
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Foundation executive directors—particularly those with few or no staff—juggle many roles; as strategic grantmaker, convener, collaborator, board wrangler, media spokesperson, technical assistance provider, mediator, and much more. Exponent Philanthropy, with input from participants in its Master Juggler Executive Institute has identified specific traits and behaviors that successful executive directors tend to embody: masterful communicator, big-picture thinker and continual learner, among others.

Join us for a program based on the white paper “The Makings of Phenomenal Foundation Executive Directors.” Whether you’re a foundation executive director, trustee, junior staff member, or advisor, you’ll come away with insights and ideas on how to strengthen your organization’s leadership capacity. This highly interactive session, facilitated by Exponent Philanthropy’s CEO Henry Berman, will explore several key traits and behaviors and how they can be developed, practiced, and honed.

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All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in 

3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by February 11th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.

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Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee) or with any questions. 

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