Other Work

In addition to its core programs, Durfee provides support for a few other efforts that bolster the work of people in the nonprofit sector.

What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition

Leadership transitions can bring specific challenges and opportunities as executives explore their legacy, the board’s increased leadership role, and the organization’s readiness for change. What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition supports this critical process by engaging leaders in strategic discussions and exercises on sustainability planning, leadership transitions, and the personal aspects of both that are unique to long-time leaders.  What’s Next supports leaders to depart with strength and poise, and helps organizations prepare for and embrace change. The program, which has served 65 people from five cohorts since 2014 on the East Coast, launches in Northern and Southern California in Spring 2017.  For more information, go to: whatsnext.tsne.org.

Courage to Lead

Courage to Lead provides leadership training, nurturing and renewal for nonprofit executive leaders through a year-long program that consists of quarterly retreats at Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara. Durfee supports alumni from our Sabbatical, Stanton and Springboard programs to engage in CTL programs as a way to deepen and sustain the benefits of their Durfee experience.

Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative

Durfee is one of several LA-based grantmakers to participate in a pooled fund in support of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI). NSI supports Los Angeles area nonprofits in exploring and implementing formal, long-term partnerships and restructuring efforts that lead to greater organizational effectiveness and efficiencies.