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  • Let’s Stop Talking About Leadership

    by Tory Martin

    “We’re constantly questioning ourselves. Are you working hard enough? Are you organized enough? Are you the leader these times require?” Tamir Novotny, executive director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), looked out over the crowd of 200 or so young professionals who gathered in Detroit, Mich. two weeks ago …

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  • Series of three photos showing a shelving unit full of archived documents, an open box full of archived documents, and an open folder with a single archived document

    Your Organization’s Archives Could Be a Treasure Trove of Donor Intent

    by Brittany Kienker, Ph.D.  //  photo credit: Rockefeller Archive Center

    In considering how to best navigate modern-day institutional challenges, board members and staff may ask, “What did the founder intend for this program?” or “Is this what the donor really wanted?” Whether you are looking forward …

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