Ashley BlanchardView Posts by Contributor

How can a foundation CEO set a tone and culture that strike the right balance between rational, disciplined, and quantitative grantmaking and passion-driven, responsive, and intuitive approaches?  A packed room of CEOs grappled with this question at the Council’s Annual Conference during the “Striking the Humanistic-Technocratic Balance in Grantmaking” CEO session facilitated by my colleague [...]

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