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Kevin Bolduc Selected as one of Aspen Institute’s 2012 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders

Date: August 21, 2012

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August 21, 2012


Cambridge, MA—Kevin Bolduc, vice president—assessment tools at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), has been selected as an emerging nonprofit leader by the Aspen Institute, an  educational and policy studies organization  that  fosters leadership based on enduring values and provides a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. Twelve diverse leaders of top tier organizations were selected as 2012 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders based on their achievements, experience, and career trajectory.

“Kevin has been at CEP since our founding in 2001 and has been a crucial figure in making the organization what it is today,” said CEP President Phil Buchanan. “His contributions to improving the effectiveness of foundations cannot be overstated. Kevin has created groundbreaking assessment tools that bring the voices of crucial constituencies into foundation boardrooms in new ways, spurring learning and improvement. He is a trusted counselor to the leaders of many foundations and unwavering champion of data and analysis.”

This selective fellowship program uses the Aspen method of text-based dialogue to develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders. The week-long seminar combines exploration of core values with best practices from other sectors and opportunities for cross-sector learning, mentorship, and collaboration. The fellowship provides nonprofit leaders with the opportunity to move beyond daily operational concerns to take time for the “blue sky” thinking and exploration of core values that animate their work and inspire them to become more effective, innovative, and inspiring leaders.

Bolduc leads the delivery of CEP’s performance assessment tools. He oversees both the design of new tools and the refinement of CEP’s suite of current assessment offerings. Kevin helped design CEP’s groundbreaking Grantee Perception Report and Staff Perception Report and has presented CEP’s data to boards, management, and staff of dozens of funders, including many of the largest in the United States. Kevin frequently speaks about foundation performance assessment and strategy at national and regional conferences. Before joining CEP in September 2001, he was a consultant with The Parthenon Group, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm. He is past chair of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s Greater Boston Steering Committee, and was selected as a 2009 Independent Sector American Express NGen Fellow. Kevin graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Biology from Williams College.

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