Lori Bartczak is vice president of programs at GEO. GEO is a diverse community of more than 500 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. GEO is committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and achieve better results. As vice president of programs, Lori sets strategy for GEO’s content and services, including publishing, conferences and peer learning programs and serves as a key spokesperson for the organization. Lori has written numerous publications and articles on topics related to philanthropic effectiveness.

Prior to joining GEO in 2002, Lori was publications editor at BoardSource. Lori is an active volunteer in her community, serving on various committees for her church, her sons’ school and the local education foundation. Lori holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a master’s of arts degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy. 


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Leveraging Social Sector Leadership: Opportunities for Family Philanthropy

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Lori Bartczak, Nora Silver

While the connection between strong leadership and effective organizations may seem obvious, navigating the variety of ways grantmakers can support leadership can seem overwhelming. In GEO’s recent publication, Leveraging Social Sector Leadership, the authors present research that lifts up what social sector leaders say they need to be successful and how grantmakers can support those needs. … Read More

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