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Fellow Interview, Alyssa Kopf, Class of 2011

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellowship Program provides advanced learning opportunities to promising nonprofit leaders who hold significant leadership roles in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. We spoke to Livingston Fellow alum (Class of 2011), Alyssa Kopf, who is currently the CEO of Community Shares but just announced that she is soon joining The [...]

April 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fellow Interview, Alyssa Kopf, Class of 2011

The “Utne Reader” of Cultural Policy

By Gary Steuer, President/CEO of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation The past few weeks I have felt overwhelmed with a wave of important thought-provoking articles and research studies on a range of cultural policy topics, from arts and neighborhood diversity, to what artists need to thrive, social practice art, arts philanthropy, racial equity in the arts, and beauty [...]

February 21st, 2016|1 Comment

Fellow Interview, Teva Sienicki, 2015

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Bonfils-Stanton Foundation sat down and asked 2015 Livingston Fellow and CEO/President of Growing Home, Teva Sienicki questions about leadership, her most recent trip to India and more. BSF: How did your India travels shape your current thoughts on leadership? The trip was an opportunity to stretch out of my comfort zone, [...]

February 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Fellow Interview, Teva Sienicki, 2015

India: Plan Like Crazy and Go With The Flow

By Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow Class of 2015 Traveling in India, I remembered daily ­‒hourly sometimes ‒ the mantra a mentor taught me as a beginning English as a Second Language teacher, “Plan like crazy and go with the flow.” This mindset, I’ve discovered, provides a valuable orientation for life; not just for teaching. And India, [...]

February 21st, 2016|Comments Off on India: Plan Like Crazy and Go With The Flow

Fellow Interview, Dave Ryan, 2015

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff 2015 Livingston Fellow, Dave Ryan, answered some questions for us about his current role, and how the Livingston Fellowship enhanced his leadership knowledge. BSF: How is the Livingston Fellowship Program enhancing your personal leadership?  DR: The Livingston Fellowship is helping me in two main ways: It has forced me to think about my own leadership [...]

November 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Fellow Interview, Dave Ryan, 2015