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Reflection: Reimagining Capacity Building

Reflection: Reimagining Capacity Building

In our fifteen years of partnering with community-based organizations, the Flexible Leadership Award (FLA) has been the primary vehicle by which we have provided support to organization leaders. It is an opt-in initiative which is offered to the grantee organizations...

Podcast: Sidney on Fund the People

Podcast: Sidney on Fund the People

Sidney guests on the Fund the People podcast and dishes on a range of topics, including: his journey through philanthropy, the Flexible Leadership Awards, and the importance of investing in leadership, on top of general operating support.

The LeadersTrust on the Chronicle of Philanthropy

The LeadersTrust on the Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently featured the LeadersTrust and Sidney in a September article on executive leadership, “Haas Fund Spreads Its Work to Coach Nonprofit Leaders to Thrive”.

Why Leadership Matters

Why Leadership Matters

The LeadersTrust’s Inaugural Executive Director, Sidney Hargro, reflects upon the journey he’s had leading up to this moment, the lessons he’s learned along the way about fostering leadership, and what he hopes for ahead.

Jeanne Bell: Lightning in a Bottle

Jeanne Bell: Lightning in a Bottle

NPQ contributor Jeanne Bell covers Lightning in a Bottle, which includes case studies and practical guidance for seizing and thriving through a viral movement moment. The report’s primary author, Adela de la Torre, calls it a love letter of sorts to the often-unsung...

A shared vision for building capacity for liberation

A shared vision for building capacity for liberation

What happens when leaders from almost a dozen different consulting groups convene to learn from one another and make progress toward equity and collective liberation? Learn more about their shared vision through easy-to-read infographics.  The LeadersTrust...

Marcus Walton: Leading While Black

Marcus Walton: Leading While Black

Get to know the LeadersTrust Advisory Board Member Marcus Walton in this interview from Nonprofit Quarterly. Hear his reflections on his leadership journey. This article is part of the NPQ series of personal essays lifting up Black male voices to highlight the...

Holly Delany Cole: Empathetic. Direct. Restless

Holly Delany Cole: Empathetic. Direct. Restless

“What I strive to do wherever I am is be part of noticing or finding the truth of something – the ‘what truly matters’, and getting other people to care about that, and not the attendant b.s.” Get to know the LeadersTrust interim ED, Holly Delany Cole. What advice...

Linda Baker: Strengthening The Hearts And Lungs Of Social Change

Linda Baker: Strengthening The Hearts And Lungs Of Social Change

In this blog published by CEP, the LeadersTrust Advisory Board member, Linda Baker says: “One of the most powerful ways that we can support our partners is through “capacity building” — providing a responsive mixture of training, support, and engagement that extends...

Beth Rayfield: Creating a Culture of Fundraising

Beth Rayfield: Creating a Culture of Fundraising

“As a former organizer, I believe in the saying that every worker is an organizer. As a development professional, I also know that every organizer is a fundraiser.”  Beth Rayfield has led fundraising at two organizations that have received FLA support: The Center...

Paula Morris: Building Better Nonprofit Boards

Paula Morris: Building Better Nonprofit Boards

“One of the worst-kept secrets in the nonprofit world is that you’re much more likely to hear a litany of complaints about boards than affirmations.” Paula Morris, former director of the Flexible Leadership Awards, shares how boards can become strong partners in...