Foundation Chief Executives as Artful Jugglers

Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and a member of the CEP Board of Directors, investigates what makes being a foundation CEO a uniquely challenging role. Based on interviews and discussions with more than 45 CEOs of different foundations, Twersky’s research finds that successful foundation leaders tend to be those that can at the same time effectively pursue multiple high-pressure goals in areas like engaging their board, cultivating a healthy organization, and driving their foundation to make an impact.

August 2014

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