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Successful Nonprofit Leadership: Boards, Staff, and More

There are many qualities that help a nonprofit achieve its grand ambitions: a compelling mission, strong business practices, and significant financial resources. However, every single step taken on this powerful journey – whether small or big – would never happen without people: visionary leaders and creative staff.

What does it mean to be a leader today? Who are the people who face extraordinary challenges, both personal and organizational? What will enable them to tackle the challenges of the future and to find innovative solutions to the most pressing social problems?

The complexity of today’s world and rapid growth of the sector adds to the urgency to develop a new generation of leaders in philanthropy and to provide extra support to current leaders. Without a doubt, leadership development is one of our key priorities.

With this article collection The Vladimir Potanin Foundation and its Center for Philanthropy Development want to emphasize the role of leaders and leadership in philanthropy. Development of human capital is the basis for everything we do – supporting leaders in the fields of education, arts and culture, and philanthropy contributes to long-term systemic change.

We invite you to join us in this very challenging but very exciting journey. We hope this collection will foster our discussions of the leaders of tomorrow and provide enjoyable reading.

Oksana Oracheva