Doxa was delighted to have been selected, along with eight other Australian NFPs, to be part of the CEO Study Tour 2018 to Stanford Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society (Stanford PACS) in Palo Alto, California. The purpose of the Study Tour was to visit the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Nonprofit Management Institute, examining topics such as social innovation, strategy, NFP management and leading social change in turbulent times. There were also workshops and briefings from Stanford’s senior researchers at the Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society.
Our CEO, Steve Clifford, gives us a run down of his top 3 key takeaways from the CEO Study Tour 2018…
VLOG#1: Thinking about NFP Strategy
Learning about Not-For-Profit management and social innovation with NFP leaders from around the world at Stanford University was an incredibly value experience for us here at Doxa. In Steve’s first vlog, he relays some important messages regarding organisational strategy for NFPs to consider in 2018.
VLOG #2: Discussing the importance of feedback
Discussing the importance of feedback in the evaluation process was another key focus in the NFP CEO Study Tour at Stanford PACS this year. Steve explains why feedback is so important and how to approach this in the NFP sector.
VLOG #3: The importance of data and strategic planning
In our final vlog from Stanford University, Steve reports back from the CEO Study Tour 2018 in a reflective piece on his final key takeaways around the importance of gathering quality data and also the rise and rise of strategic planning.
Many thanks to Perpetual for funding our CEO Steve Clifford to attend the 2018 NFP CEO Study Tour, and also to the other attendees who so generously shared with him their knowledge, ideas and experiences during the tour. Special thanks to the Australian NFP CEOs who attended: Youngcare, Children’s Hospital Foundation (QLD), Teach For Australia, Garvan Research Foundation, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (VIC), Life Education Australia, SYC Limited, and WWF Australia. Thanks also to Stanford PACS and to the incredibly supportive team from Perpetual: Meghan Weekes, Catriona Fay and Mark Smith.