Leadership Foundations

RELATIONSHIPS THAT CHANGE OUR CITIES CHANGE OUR WORLD.​

Tacoma, WA   |  www.leadershipfoundations.org

Mission

To develop, strengthen and sustain local leadership foundations for the social and spiritual renewal of their cities.

Leadership Foundations develops leaders who drive the wheel of permanent change in their cities. We do this by equipping our members through a variety of key services.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Larry LLoyd D.Min.

Main address

902 Market Street

Tacoma, WA 98402 USA

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Formerly known as

Leadership Foundations of America

EIN

25-1741353

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Urban, Community (S31)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our cities are hurting. They’re broken. They’re divided. They’re in dire need of change. And no matter how many plans are presented to fix them, one thing is abundantly clear: those plans will never work without the right relationships. Deep, human, catalytic connections that fuel transformation. The kind of bonds between Leaders that enable tough conversations and unorthodox approaches.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Associates

Each of our member is coached by a Senior Associate. Senior Associates are veteran leaders who have run successful organizations, have a demonstrated track record of mentoring colleagues and embody Leadership Foundations' vision, mission and values.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Member, Independent Sector 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meetings held with decision makers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Engaging multiple leaders within a given city in cross-sector meetings.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Joint Initiatives within the cities where local Leadership Foundations are present, moving isolated efforts to collective action and collaboration to tackle the most significant challenges of that cit

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Leadership Foundations harnesses the power of relationships in cities throughout the world. Because when the right stakeholders come together, their efforts are amplified, creating a force to be reckoned with. A multiplier of change. That Together Power is what turns adversity into opportunity. It’s what turns battlegrounds into playgrounds. It’s what turns despair into hope.

Leadership Foundations accelerates growth, multiplies impact, leverages proven strategies, and provides a spiritual community to amplify positive change in cities.

- Accelerated Growth: We train, coach, and provide resources to leaders giving them the best possible chance to succeed, while utilizing their limited resources in the most efficient manner

- Multiplied Impact: Mobilizing 40 cities, LF’s coordinated network takes on the biggest challenges facing our cities

- Proven Strategies: Tapping into 40 years of experience, LF distributes proven processes, all while freeing local leaders up to solve the unique problems in their city

- Spiritual Community: Leading by faith we serve with love and compassion building catalytic bonds that fuel real transformation

GLOBAL SCALE
LF is a growing network of 40 plus Local Leadership Foundations from around the world with another 30 interested in membership.We not only generate and test new ideas for transforming the way cities serve people in need, but to see those ideas applied to meet real-time, systemic community needs on a global scale. LF has access to ideas from on-the-ground experts from around the world and can efficiently learn and scale what works, and then distribute models and training to serve hundreds of thousands of people in need.

BRIDGE TO FAITH COMMUNITIES
Faith communities are increasingly understood as a critical broker for social capital and community engagement, and therefore their role as community impact partners is in higher demand. Because LF is a faith-based organization that has worked with both faith-based and community-based partners for over 40 years, the LF begins with the credibility to demonstrate and distribute best practices on faith-based community engagement to any and all potential partners. Similarly, LF is in a position to credibly translate ideas from the private, public, and social sectors into meaningful efforts within faith communities.

In 2018:

The Leadership Foundations:

- Engaged in 193 Joint Initiatives-- locally contextualized responses to address the most significant social challenges facing cities

- Accelerated 599 other organizations through capacity building, technical assistance and partnerships

- Mobilized 16,454 Volunteers

- Convened 19,960 Cross-sector meetings

- Directly served 354,562 lives

- Touched the lives of 86.7 million through Leadership Foundations cities

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Leadership Foundations exists to serve marginalized, vulnerable, excluded and historically underserved individuals and communities within the cities in which we have presence.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Related to our mentoring work through "Mentoring Youth For Leadership" we began utilizing feedback from baseline/follow-up surveys to inform future program direction and strategic areas of focus.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Leadership Foundations

Board of directors
as of 06/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Randal Drew

Chairman & CEO, PARC Entertainment, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/23/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/23/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.