GEO 2009 Leadership Case Study: The Hawai'i Community Foundation

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The Hawai'i Community Foundation's Promoting Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations (PONO) (Hawaii) program brings mid-career nonprofit executives together for a year-long program of collective learning. The program also offers participants the opportunity to design and implement capacity-building projects that focus on a critical issue or entrepreneurial opportunity facing their organization. The two areas of focus for the program are to build the capacity of individuals to lead nonprofit organizations and to build the capacity of organizations to deliver upon their missions.



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More on time, value, and time limits

February 19, 2018

A new report applies a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases, to see how a foundation could decide whether to operate with a limited life, based on the amount and kind of value it hopes to create.


Oct 05

Rip Rapson
President and CEO
The Kresge Foundation