Living From Our Values

I never aspired to be CEO of a foundation. In fact, when our former CEO told me she intended to retire and said that I should think about applying, I thought she had lost her mind. I loved the job that I had, and I felt competent doing it. Why would I take on a job that could lead to failure, especially …

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7 Tips to Make the Best of Your Internship

As a college and graduate student, I have been told that internships are important and can open crucial doors for my career. “Get an internship and all the doors will be open,” they said. But is it really that simple and straightforward?  I am a full-time graduate student with an internship and a part time job who is trying to …

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5 Things I learned as an Intern at The Healing Trust

In many non-profit and ministry settings, employees need a diverse skill set. Working on the ground, especially in communities where resources are limited, requires wearing many hats and being prepared for the unexpected. I came to my internship at The Healing Trust as a third-year divinity school student, with experience in community organizing, chaplaincy, and congregational ministry. Although I have …

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Why We All Need a Succession Plan

When I was Board Chair of a nonprofit, I remember the conversations about needing a succession plan for our CEO. We struggled as an organization to develop one because we didn’t really know what a succession plan was. In our experience, staff transitions went like this: someone gives a two weeks’ notice, the organization posts the job, someone interviews candidates, …

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Please join us in welcoming Meredith Sullivan Benton as our Senior Program Officer!

Meredith brings 15 years of senior level public sector leadership experience to The Trust, helping organizations and the people who lead them become more effective at furthering their missions. Her career highlights include serving in the office of a U.S. Senator, two Governor’s administrations and for a former President’s international organization. She has led state and local nonprofit advocacy efforts …

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