Patricia Brandes, leadership from a funder’s perspective

December 13, 2007

patbrandes.jpgPatricia Brandes (Senior Advisor, Barr Foundation) presents on leadership from a funder’s perspective. She is a philanthropist shaping programs to support the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow. Among the many programs and initiatives that she has pioneered at the Barr Foundation, a family foundation focusing on Boston and the quality of life of its residents, Pat designed and oversees the Barr Fellowship, a cross-cultural executive network with global connections.

Prior to the Barr Foundation, she was the chief operating officer of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. She also oversaw Success by Six, a highly successful strategy to organize business leaders to advocate on behalf of the Commonwealth’s young children. Pat has served on the advisory boards of several black church efforts including The Black Church Capacity Building Project and The Black Ministerial Alliance’s after-school programs, as well as other nonprofit boards. She is a founding member of “My Sister’s Keeper,” a human rights initiative working in Southern Sudan to rebuild war-torn communities through the empowerment of women and girls. The initiative is now also engaged in organizing African-American, Sudanese and Muslim women in the United States to end the genocide in Darfur.

Recorded at the 2007 Nonprofit Workout Luncheon Plenary, “Leadership: A Shared Responsibility.” Introduction by Deb Linnell (Mission Effectiveness Program Director, Third Sector New England), session moderated by Karen Gaskins Jones (Principal, JLH Associates).

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