Investing in Leadership, Vol. 1

A Grantmaker's Framework for Understanding Nonprofit Leadership Development

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 1 (Spring 2006)

Betsy Hubbard

2005, 36 pages. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 1413 K Street, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20005, 202-898-1840, www.geofunders.org

This concise publication provides an intellectual framework for grantmakers engaging in leadership development as a means to build organizational effectiveness. The first two sections examine the importance of effective leadership in the nonprofits and outline how leadership has been viewed within research literature. The next two sections look at leadership within the broader context of capacity building and the link between leadership and organizational performance. The final section offers an agenda for action, and a bibliography provides additional resources.