Philanthropic Leader Shares Parting Remarks with the Field

August 20th, 2014

Grantmakers for Effective Organization's CEO Kathleen Enright recently summarized parting remarks of a respected leader, retiring long-time president CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, Valerie S. Lies.

Lies encouraged funders to fund what nonprofits need most, abandon "command and control" philanthropy, prioritize diversity and inclusion, and to lead with humility.

Read more about these calls to action in the Huffington Post article, "Pointed Reflections from a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy" and consider a question from Enright, "If you had the opportunity to issue a call to action to our field, what would your recommendation be?"

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