Clare Rose Sabbatical Makes National News
Nonprofit Leaders Need A Break
In two recent articles, Inside Philanthropy reported on the growing need for sabbaticals to support nonprofit leaders on the verge of burnout. Reporter Dawn Wolfe interview our founder, Janine Mason as part of her research and included our Clare Rose Sabbatical in both articles. Along with the increased need for this program, the article focuses on the work of the Durfee Foundation in providing sabbaticals through their own program and its efforts to help others interested in creating their own program to get started. Our Clare Rose Sabbatical program is modeled after Durfee’s program and Claire Peeps and Carrie Avery (pictured below) were instrumental in advising us as we crafted our program almost eight years ago. We are forever indebted to them for their generosity!
Our Clare Rose Sabbatical is one of only 13 programs across the nation offering opportunities for time away for nonprofit leaders. We are proud to be part of such an exclusive group, especially since it involves supporting nonprofit professionals at the highest level.
And yes, the “rescued” sabbatical taker is our very own Renato Paiva (Access Youth Academy), who will be off again on sabbatical in 2022 – two years to the day that he originally left for his Clare Rose Sabbatical!!
To date, Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego has awarded 27 sabbaticals to nonprofit leaders in Southern California. A Clare Rose Sabbatical includes three months paid leave for the executive director and opportunities to lead for the senior leadership team in the ED’s absence. The experience is augmented with an organizational consultant and a $5,000 professional development fund for the team. A Clare Rose Sabbatical is valued at $50,000 and is underwritten by the Clare Rose Foundation.
Nonprofit Leaders Need a Break. Will More Funders Start Backing Sabbaticals_ Inside PhilanthropyTwo organizations are currently participating in a sabbatical capacity building experience: Friendship Shelter and ElderHelp San Diego. Next year, five organizations will begin their Clare Rose Sabbaticals: Assess Youth Academy, Case de Amistad, Kids Included Together (KIT), License to Freedom and Promises to Kids.
Applications for the next cohort of sabbatical organizations will be accepted in January 2023. The program is now offered only to the nonprofit sector in San Diego County.
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