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 …Read More
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, …Read More
4 Myths Nonprofit Leaders Believe That Lead To Burnout
The Beginning of My Burnout I am sure that we have all been there: late nights, answering client or staff emails after hours, skipping lunch to get one more thing done. My story started in my first job doing case management and counseling/testing for HIV. My boss, a lovely and kind soul, frequently had clients showing up at her home …Read More
Advocacy is a Part of Our Mission.
Curious about our decision to fund advocacy? Listen to Cathy explain its importance.Read More
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 …Read More
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