Mason to Present at Family Philanthropy Conference
This week, Janine Mason, will join the National Center for Family Philanthropy for their annual CEO Retreat as a session presenter. Sharing the lived experience and research data of the Clare Rose Sabbatical program, Janine will be leading a session called Taking and Making Space: Sabbaticals as Organizational Capacity Building within your Foundation and your Field.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) was founded in 1997 in response to the need for a national source of knowledge and expertise that advocates for the value of family philanthropy. Grounded by the perspective of donor families, NCFP has helped define this burgeoning field and raise awareness of its unique issues.
With a mission is to promote philanthropic values, vision, and excellence across generations of donors and donor families, and recognizing the unique role of the family foundation CEO, NCFP, offers a three-day CEO retreat. This year the retreat is virtual and has been designed to provide an opportunity to build community and reflect on practices essential to the successful leadership of a family philanthropy. It has been crafted for both new and more experienced CEOs. Participants will brainstorm practical and actionable solutions to a broad range of common challenges inherent within a foundation executive role including:
- Managing power dynamics between board, staff, and grantees
- Navigating family dynamics while maximizing the foundation’s grantmaking impact
- Working effectively with board chairs and board committees
- Addressing racial equity and diversity concerns among board and staff
- Setting up a meaningful assessment process for CEOs, foundation staff, and boards
- Developing the network and resources needed to set and achieve critical strategic plans
- Identifying, mentoring, and supporting next generation leaders
- Finding time for personal growth and renewal
The Clare Rose Sabbatical is offered as part of Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego and is funded by the Clare Rose Foundation, a family foundation. To date, the program has awarded 25 sabbatical experiences to local nonprofit organizations. This month, the program will announce the newest cohort, which will begin working on preparing for their 2022 sabbaticals. Each sabbatical is valued at $50,000. More information on the program is available here.
Janine will be presenting her session on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
For more information on the Center, visit NCFP