The Power of Sabbaticals

For a small investment, a funder can have a big impact on a nonprofit by providing its leader with time away to rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. Yet only a handful of foundations fund sabbaticals, in part because it’s not easy to quantify the impact. Thanks to the Durfee Foundation and a growing number of other family foundations who have commissioned research to evaluate these programs, there is evidence demonstrating the powerful impact sabbaticals can have on nonprofit organizations and their leaders. (Photo courtesy of Debbie Case)

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