Foundation News: On Leadership

Mar 11, 2014
As pressure is mounting for short term action on the long term implications of a changing climate, we're interested in Fellows' thoughts on this question: How can Switzer Fellows align their individual efforts on climate change and energy issues to support a low carbon future?Read more >
Feb 3, 2014
Recently, amidst the flutter of grassroots and policy activism to prevent the proliferation of genetically engineered foods in our food supply, a few friends and family members queried me on Facebook about the pros and cons of GE and GMOs. Their perception is that this widespread technology seems...Read more >
Dec 4, 2013
The Switzer Foundation has been identifying environmental leaders for over 25 years and fostering shared learning on leadership topics as well as pressing environmental issues. Beginning with the Switzer Fellowship class of 2014, we will be bringing new leadership practices and trainers into our...Read more >
Nov 4, 2013
In October of this year I was fortunate to attend Bioneers in San Raphael, CA. While we know that Bioneers is a mecca for progressive leaders in sustainability, the sciences and design, I found the integration of practical solutions, the arts and a spiritual dimension to our connection with the...Read more >
Feb 6, 2013
A colleague of mine is designing a leadership training program for women leaders in the non profit sector. What advice would you give her when designing such a program? What leadership challenges do women in non-profits face? What aspects of leadership are different in the nonprofit sector from...Read more >
Jan 7, 2013
I recently posted a summary of the results and trends from our Annual survey of Fellows . This survey and the Foundation’s interest in updating our goals and strategies to meet our 20 year Vision have inspired us to use the ongoing feedback to inform our work in new ways. Among the findings...Read more >
Jan 7, 2013
For the last four years, the Switzer Foundation has surveyed Fellows who are 5,10,15,20 and 25 years out from their Fellowship year. This annual survey allows us to get an annual snapshot of Fellows’ accomplishments, challenges, employment trends and feedback/suggestions for our offerings. As...Read more >
Dec 13, 2012
Many of you know that the Switzer Foundation through our Fellowship Program and Network activities, believes in the power of collective action, networked approaches to environmental leadership and that organizations of all kinds can learn much from social network theory and more networked...Read more >
Dec 13, 2012
A month ago I was pleased and proud to be in attendance at the Portland, Maine stop for Bill McKibben’s “Do the Math” tour. His month long series of rallies helped build a campaign that is rapidly gaining attention – to recognize that if we exploit the known reserves of...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
In early October, I participated in the annual retreat of the Environmental Grantmakers Association , the professional association for environmental funders in the US. Each year, the retreat offers funders an opportunity to hear from big picture thought leaders and from leaders across broad...Read more >


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