Recently, I was on a Zoom call that truly represented what Fieldstone Leadership Network (FLNSD) means to me. In the “boxes” were Janine Mason; Founder of FLNSD, Anne Vincent; President of Clare Rose Foundation, and Chris Rutgers Founder of Outdoor Outreach & the Trauma Foundation. Three of my closest and most important colleagues and friends – and none I would have known without FLNSD.
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I first connected with Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego in March of 2021 participating in the Equity Journey 1.0 and Equity Journey 2.0 series back to back. This country was still dealing with the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020 and the trial of the person placed in the position to be a protector, not to mention the numerous protests.
I had recently joined a new...Read More
I was first introduced to the Fieldstone Leadership Network when I accepted the position of Executive Director for HomeAid Orange County in 1998. One of the first things that Mike Lennon (my predecessor and founder of HomeAid) said I needed to do, was to get involved with Fieldstone. He said it would be a base of people that would help me as a new executive director. I dove right in, not...Read More
What if I hadn’t said yes? What if I hadn’t been asked? How would my leadership story be different?
I’m honored to claim a long, deep history with the Fieldstone Leadership Network spanning the past 35 years. Janine Mason and I met in 1987 when she was a program officer for the Fieldstone Foundation, and I was a new CEO at Home Start. At that time Fieldstone was a corporate grant maker with an...Read More
Being a nonprofit leader is fulfilling, exciting, challenging and honestly, sometimes lonely. I first “met” Fieldstone in its previous role as a community grantmaker. I quickly saw the unique value they added to the overall nonprofit network and the leaders of these organizations.
Shaina, fifth from left in the front row, with her Executive Learning Group in 2018
I joined the Fieldstone...Read More
Leadership is a critical aspect of any organization, and effective leadership skills can make all the difference in the success of a team or company. But where do we learn these skills? While some people learn exclusively through experience and trial and error, others are fortunate enough to participate in leadership programs like Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego that provide the...Read More
The first time I met Janine Mason some 14-15 years ago, I didn’t realize how impactful she and the then Fieldstone Leadership Network (now Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego) would have on my organization and for my own professional growth. As it has with many leaders and their organizations, Fieldstone, is valued resource for Mama’s Kitchen, the organization I’ve had the privilege of...Read More
VISION COMING TO FRUITION AS NETWORK MARKS RUBY ANNIVERSARY
Gathering at the nonprofit Thursday Club, more than 200 nonprofit and community leaders joined Fieldstone in celebrating its 40th anniversary. The energy was palpable as learning groups, coaches, funders, supporters and community leaders had mini reunions throughout the space. Photo booths and selfie-stations provided activities...Read More