Alfred "Burr" Wishart was CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation for 31 years. During his tenure, foundation assets grew from $16 million to $548 million.
Here at the Forbes Funds, we're always building, testing, tweaking. Our newest creation is the Wishart Nonprofit Executive Fellowship, which will send three outstanding nonprofit leaders to a unique learning opportunity outside the traditional nonprofit educational circuit. Funded by the Alfred W. Wishart, Jr. Fund for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, Fellows will attend the prestigious Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI) at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper Business School. Valued at $4,100, this program is offered at no cost to participating Fellows. Application deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Apply today!
Why send nonprofit leaders to a business school?
At CBI, Fellows will learn about Leading Innovation: Creating a Dynamic Organization. Designed for executives, this three-day course cultivates a deeper understanding of the processes, methods and tools of lean innovative thinking. It's a wonderful opportunity for successful nonprofit leaders hungry to learn more about new, cross-sector approaches.
What people are saying about Carnegie Bosch Institute
"I loved the diversity in the room as far as industry background and experience. I would recommend in the future to encourage NPOs from diverse industries to participate; e.g., art museums, multi-media, etc."
"Class size was perfect and I loved spending time with everyone in the class. Smart, open, generous, fun and welcoming. I loved the opportunity to spend a week with people from the commercial for profit environment."
"I hope other non-profit executives get this opportunity in the future. I found it invaluable and extremely transferable to my work in the non-profit community."
A word about Wishart
In the past, the Alfred W. Wishart Jr. Fund supported an Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Launched in 2004 through the generosity of Alfred "Burr" Wishart, the long-term CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, it recognized one agency every year as an exemplar of nonprofit management excellence. In remaking this award into an investment in leaders, Wishart's esteemed legacy is transferred to contemporary community need.