Kindness, Listening, and Curiosity: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

When I was growing up, every weekday afternoon a half-hour before my family’s dinnertime, Fred Rogers opened his door and sang “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” to his TV audience. And pretty much every afternoon, my siblings and I would plop ourselves into easy chairs and fall into the satisfying and soothing routines…

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OE Welcomes Jean Ries

  The Organizational Effectiveness team is delighted to welcome Jean K. Ries as our newest program officer. In this role, Jean will be providing capacity building support to our Children, Families, and Communities and Local Grantmaking teams. Over the last twenty years, Jean has dedicated her career to organizational effectiveness and helping nonprofits maximize their…

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Investing in Stronger Nonprofits: An Interview with Linda Baker

Investing in Stronger Nonprofits: An Interview with Linda Baker was originally published on the Social Velocity blog on December 6, 2016. In this month’s Social Velocity interview, I’m talking with Linda Baker. Linda is the Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In this role, she leads the Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team…

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Organizational Effectiveness at the Packard Foundation

The Packard OE Team Welcome to the Organizational Effectiveness Knowledge Center, and especially to this corner where we share what we are thinking. As many of you know, the @PackardOE team has changed in the last few months. Kathy Reich, our director since 2010, moved on to the BUILD program at the Ford Foundation earlier…

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Welcome to the New OE Knowledge Center

Welcome to the new Organizational Effectiveness Knowledge Center! This web platform, replacing our old Wiki, is dedicated to sharing our perspective and resources about improving organizational and network effectiveness. We invite you to explore our resources and what we’re thinking on topics from Leadership and Coaching to Strategic Planning. We have curated this website to house content that…

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