A Message from the Executive Director

For thirty-four years, The Fieldstone Foundation has been committed to supporting our communities. From the beginning, when we were a traditional grantmaker, we looked for organizations doing impactful work and being guided by a visionary and values-based leader. Our grantmaking practice created opportunities for honest and respectful partnerships that, in turn, helped to inform our knowledge of the sector and the pressing needs of those leading our nonprofit agencies. This experience led us to develop The Fieldstone Leadership Network as a vehicle to invest in an organization’s leadership and expand the types of support we were able to offer the nonprofit sector. Because we have seen how strategically investing in people transforms a leader, the organization and ultimately, the community he or she serves, this is now the focus of our work.

We believe that nonprofits do serious work that supports those in most need, while enhancing the community for all. Thus, The Fieldstone Foundation is dedicated to providing leadership development and learning opportunities for nonprofit executives and emerging leaders that build, deepen and sustain personal and professional relationships among nonprofit leaders so they are better able to collaborate, problem solve, and support each other as they work. Built on a continuum that allows a person to develop his or her own leadership capacity within various program formats, cross-sector and reciprocal learning opportunities, and a vibrant collection of their peers, the Fieldstone Leadership Network is now in its twenty-fourth year of programming.

It has been said that “dramatic and systemic change always begins with critical connections.” At Fieldstone, we aim to provide those places and pathways for critical connections to occur naturally so that nonprofit organizations can continue to lift up and improve our world with efficiency, effectiveness, and a generosity of spirit.

Janine Mason

News and Highlights

New Cohort of Coaches Complete Training

Last week, 14 leaders from the Fieldstone Leadership Network met in San Clemente to complete a two-day training on peer mentoring. Selected for their experience and natural disposition to a coaching leadership style, these leaders will complete their preparation in time to be active coaches in our N…

Leading Creative Encounters In Our Communities

During the past two weeks, we have taken Creative Encounters on the road as we have been privileged to facilitate the team building and leadership development experience for both the Identity Theft Resource Center and Leadership Tomorrow.

Working in the beautiful setting of Mission Trails Park…

Reading Through The Lens of Leadership

Reading, as a way to develop a deeper understanding of leadership, has proven to be a popular and successful strategy for members of the Fieldstone Leadership Network to continue their own personal leadership development. This month the Network, hosted three separate book clubs which gather togethe…

Coaching Program Accepting Applications for 2018

Using an executive coach to help focus and improve a leader’s capacity to move people and themselves toward the accomplishment of a goal or organizational mission has long been recognized as a powerful tool. For 21 years, Fieldstone has offered coaching to nonprofit executives eager to have an expe…

Learning Group Applications Now Being Accepted for 2018

The cornerstone of the Fieldstone Leadership Network, Learning Groups are a facilitated six-month program to learn nonprofit management models while working through specific leadership challenges of each member. Learning groups provide a unique and confidential environment which allows leaders to e…

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