List of Competencies for Rockefeller Brothers Fund Board Members

Key competencies for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Trustees include:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Board Experience
  • Broad Knowledge and Interests
  • Collegiality
  • Cultural and Social Sensitivity
  • Diligence in Academics, Career, and/or Other Pursuits
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Foundation Experience
  • Functional Expertise
  • Global Outlook
  • Good Judgment
  • Interest in Program Areas
  • Life experience
  • Listening Skills
  • Open and Transparent Communications
  • Open-mindedness
  • Positive Attitude
  • Professionalism
  • Program Expertise
  • Prudent Use of Resources and Accountability
  • Regional Expertise
  • Representation of Diversity
  • Respectful of Others
  • Striving for Excellence and Impact
  • Support of Mission and Common Goals
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Time to Actively Participate on Board and One or More Committees
  • Understanding of Staff and Trustee Roles

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