The Chronicle covers Meyer grantee Safe Shores' experience implementing the Benevon fundraising model. Meyer has made $10,000 grants to help Safe Shores and seven other nonprofits pay for a year’s worth of Benevon advice and services.
A three month sabbatical recharges Executive Director George Jones. Two-thirds of executive directors plan to leave their jobs in the next few years, according to a national report released last year by the Meyer Foundation and CompassPoint.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2012 the Meyer Foundation honored the 2011 Exponent Award recipients at a reception at the White-Meyer House. The Meyer Foundation's Exponent Award, created in 2006, recognizes strong and effective nonprofit leaders with a track record of accomplishment who have the potential for future growth and development.
On Tuesday, the Urban Institute hosted a panel discussion on the recession, its aftermath, and the continued strain on nonprofit organizations. Panelists for the event—Nonprofit Outlook: Where's the Light at the End of the Tunnel—included Meyer President and CEO Julie Rogers and other nonprofit and White House Leaders. The topics ranged from how nonprofit organizations and the people they serve are faring to how foundations and nonprofits are working to impact public policy. A video recording of the event is now available for those who were unable to attend.
The Meyer Foundation recently partnered with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services to produce Daring to Lead 2011, a national study of more than 3,000 nonprofit executive directors. The Foundation Center asked Meyer Foundation President and CEO Julie L. Rogers:
Despite years of warnings, nonprofit groups are unprepared to handle the wave of executive turnover about to hit them hard, according to a new survey of charity leaders. And with many organizations already shaken up by the recession, the stakes of a botched leadership changeover are high.
Don’t be fooled. Doris Buffett, philanthropist and sister of billionaire Warren Buffett, was “not born with a silver spoon in my mouth,” she told a class of Georgetown University students at a ceremony that culminated a course on philanthropy, grant writing and social change.
The Meyer Foundation honored five visionary leaders who received the Exponent Award, a $100,000 prize to be used for leadership development. Bisnow asked the winners about their management styles and and their proudest accomplishments.
Late last month, Martha Ross of the Brookings Institution’s Greater Washington Research Program presented a new report, “Strengthening Educational and Career Pathways for DC Youth,” which was produced with support from local foundations, including Meyer. The report makes policy and programmatic recommendations on how public agencies, schools, nonprofits, employers, unions, and post-secondary institutions can work together more effectively to help ensure that DC’s young people are connected to educational and career opportunities.