Sarah Walczyk is the Executive Director of the Satterberg Foundation. Sarah joined the Satterberg Foundation in 2013, after serving for over fourteen years in nonprofit management and fundraising leadership roles in the Seattle area. Prior to joining the Satterberg Foundation, Sarah worked at Science and Management of Addictions, Powerful Voices, YouthCare and the Seattle Art Museum. Sarah holds a BA from the Evergreen State College.
A board chair transition is an important moment for a family philanthropy, often prompting larger decisions or a revisiting of the organization’s purpose and practices. All members of the board have a role to play in preparing for and managing these inevitable leadership shifts, and need clarity about the strategies that will prepare the organization—family, staff, and other stakeholders—for the… Read More
Trust-based Family Philanthropy
Posted on July 23, 2020 by Sarah Walczyk, Shaady Salehi, Ellen Friedman, Hanh Le
Trust-based philanthropy is being embraced by a growing number of family foundations as a way to alleviate power imbalances between funders and grantees while fostering more productive and informative relationships. Driven by the central philosophy that funders should approach grantee relationships as learning partnerships, a trust-based approach encourages multi-year unrestricted funding, streamlined reporting, and transparent and responsive communication. In this… Read More
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