Friday, August 26, 2005

Great article on one of our funders and one of their leaders, Barbara Kibbe of the Skoll Foundation, in Nonprofit Online News, entitled Role Models of Rigor and Vision. It covers a broad range of issues around the Foundation and Barbara's thinking. We're especially excited about the commitment to capacity building, a topic for which Kibbe has been a major advocate and leader.

Benetech has really had capacity building grants until this year, when Skoll Foundation made a $75,000 grant just for this. We are now getting into a long-overdue effort around clarifying our messages, improving our communications and strengthening our board and staff capacity. As we grow, spending more time on getting these issues addressed is critical for scaling.

And, I would expect to see some of these ideas being reflected in future blog posts, as one place for trying out new concepts! So, stay tuned.

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