Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at The Boston Foundation

Paul S. Grogan

2013

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In Changing thChanging the Game photoe Game, Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation, traces the development of The Boston Foundation’s civic leadership model and the Foundation’s evolution into a powerfully engaged, influential player in Boston and across Massachusetts, and suggests approaches that other foundations can adapt to use to achieve comparable results. Grogan describes the changes The Boston Foundation has undergone during the twelve years of his leadership.

He elucidates the Foundation’s new approach to effecting community change, including expanded staff capacity, a greater reliance on data and research, a proactive relationship with local media, greater and more consistent public sector engagement, and fundraising efforts broadened to include operational support for the Foundation’s work. He examines in detail the Foundation’s research-driven efforts to improve housing and education policy in Greater Boston.

 

Grogan, Paul S., 2013. Changing the Game: Civic Leadership at The Boston Foundation, 2001-2012. Durham, NC: Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.

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