Ford, Gates, and Kellogg just hired new heads, while other mega foundations have positions available: Inside Philanthropy wonders who wants the headache.
"There's been a lot of flux at the top of foundations lately. Three of the biggest—Ford, Gates, and Kellogg— recently hired new presidents; meanwhile, Hilton, Moore, Irvine, and MacArthur are looking to hire. Given all that, Fay Twersky's deeply researched study on foundation presidents could hardly be more timely. But here's the thing: headhunters and search committees are going to hate this study because it makes running a foundation look like a living hell. Okay, I'm exaggerating. But Twersky paints a picture of an inherently challenging job based on 65 interviews with current and former CEOs, board members, and others. . . ." -- Steve Callahan, Inside Philanthropy