Rasmuson sabbatical program aids nonprofits
Nonprofit and tribal leaders are eligible for sabbatical awards from Rasmuson Foundation, according to a press release from the foundation.
The awards are offered because an extended leave can lead to new perspectives for the leader, the board and staff, and often energizes organizational innovation.
Executives from tribes and all nonprofit sectors are eligible to apply for the 2013 Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical Program that is designed to provide time away from the office for rest, personal renewal and professional growth.
The two primary criteria for selection are the benefit of the sabbatical to the individual and the organization, and the demonstrated ability of the organization to sustain itself in the executive’s absence. Personal interviews with finalists play a major role in the decision process.
This year, Rasmuson Foundation has increased sabbatical awards up to total of $40,000 to cover salary and expenses incurred during a two- to six-month sabbatical.
The application requires a written plan for how the organization will be managed in the leader’s absence and a letter from the organization’s board endorsing their executive’s decision to apply for the sabbatical.
Those who hold the positions of CEO, president, executive director or tribal administrator can apply by downloading application materials from the Rasmuson Foundation Website.
Leaders can also be nominated online, and an application package will be mailed to the nominee.
Information, guidelines and applications is online at tinyurl.com/7mbhtgo. The postmark deadline for applications is Oct. 1.