The Savvy CEO: Advice From Those Who Have Been There

The Savvy CEO: Advice From Those Who Have Been There

The growth in size and visibility of the philanthropic sector has led to greater scrutiny of foundations and increased attention to the role CEOs play in managing programs and assets. A recent report from the Council on Foundations, The Savvy CEO: Advice From Those Who Have Been There (37 pages, PDF), examines the challenges faced by foundation CEOs and includes a series of hypothetical case studies. A product of the council's Senior Advisors Program, the report shares advice from seven seasoned philanthropic leaders and attempts to establish a set of critical skills for CEOs and board members who aspire to stay — and thrive — in the job.