Fresh Faces: Meet Our New Interns

We are excited to announce our new interns! We began providing internship opportunities for students in 2013. In 2017, we intentionally designated one of our internship positions specifically for Black students, Indigenous students, and students of color to increase racial diversity in philanthropy in Middle Tennessee. This year, Megan Davis and Fozia Mohamed will join our team for the fall …

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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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The Necessity of Stepping Away: How a Local Nonprofit Leader used Sabbatical to Become a Better Leader

The Refuge Center for Counseling was the first nonprofit to receive a Sabbatical Grant from The Healing Trust.  Sabbatical Grants provide support for a nonprofit organization during a period of Sabbatical for the nonprofit CEOs/Executive Director’s renewal. Amy Alexander, LMFT and Executive Director of The Refuge Center, shared her experience utilizing this unique opportunity. What did you do during your Sabbatical? During the …

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The Healing Trust’s Cathy Self Retires; New CEO Appointed

NASHVILLE, TENN. (Aug. 9, 2016) — The Healing Trust’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Kristen Keely-Dinger as the new president and CEO of The Trust, effective in December. Keely-Dinger is currently the organization’s executive vice president. The Healing Trust is the rebranded Baptist Healing Trust, renamed to more closely reflect its mission to support Middle Tennessee’s healthcare-related nonprofit organizations. Keely-Dinger …

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