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.
All interested funders.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
Registration is required by February 11th.
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Non-Member Funders: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ($150 fee) or with any questions.
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