Julie L. Rogers Sabbatical Program
Sabbatical grant support is a documented, effective strategy for supporting executive directors. Through the Julie L. Rogers Sabbatical Program, Meyer annually awards up to three grants of $50,000 to nonprofit organizations whose chief executives are selected to receive sabbaticals.
Goals for this program include:
- Recognizing and supporting effective executives who have been in their positions for some time and may be in danger of burnout.
- Increasing the likelihood of successful transitions when long‐serving leaders decide to move on.
- Advancing the concept of sabbaticals as a strategy for support and renewal of effective executives.
Of the $50,000 sabbatical grants:
- Up to $30,000 is dedicated to covering travel and sabbatical-related activities for the chief executive
- Up to $10,000 covers a stipend to compensate the interim leader or leadership team, which will be drawn from existing staff
- Up to $15,000 supports professional development professional development for all staff (except the chief executive) before, during, and immediately after the executive director’s sabbatical
The application for the Julie L. Rogers Sabbatical Program will be available in May 2016, with an application due date of June 30, 2016. Sabbatical recipients will be announced in September 2016. Recipients are required to take their sabbatical within one year of the announcement.
To learn more about the Sabbatical Program, contact Maegan Scott at email@example.com.
Leading for Impact
Meyer is partnering with the Bridgespan Group, a leading national nonprofit consulting firm, to launch Leading for Impact DC Region, a five-year program to increase the impact of leading nonprofits within the region. Leading for Impact builds the skills of nonprofit leadership teams by:
- Aligning the executive team on a clear set of strategic and operational priorities
- Increasing the team’s ability to drive action against those priorities
- Applying new tools and approaches to maximize impact for the resources available
Participating nonprofits receive two years of consulting support to build their organization’s capacity. This includes guidance in completing two customized consulting projects that address the organization’s priorities, a workshop series that trains the teams to apply best-in-class strategic- and team-management concepts to improve their organization’s performance, and support and coaching from a senior Bridgespan consultant for the projects and throughout the program.
Through Leading for Impact DC Region, executive leadership teams at local nonprofits will have an opportunity to hone their strategic and teamwork skills, then immediately apply them to projects to accelerate their community impact.
To learn more about Leading for Impact DC Region, contact Rick Moyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.